Tag: MSW management

The municipal solid waste industry has four components: recycling, composting, disposal, and waste-to-energy via incineration. There is no single approach that can be applied to the management of all waste streams, therefore the Environmental Protection Agency, federal agency of the United States of America, developed a hierarchy ranking strategies for municipal solid waste. The Waste Management Hierarchy is made up of four levels ordered from most preferred to least preferred methods based on their environmental soundness: Source reduction and reuse; recycling or composting; energy recovery; treatment and disposal.

You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play

You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play

Did you know there is a competition for extreme ironing? People climb up the side of a cliff, and halfway up unfold an ironing board, pull out an iron, and proceed to iron a shirt. Extreme ironing can also take place on ice, and even underwater.

Foot wrestling is another strange

Want to Get a Fix on the Emerging Regulatory Environment?

Want to Get a Fix on the Emerging Regulatory Environment?

That’s the task our mighty Forester University has placed on its webinar platter for next week, calling upon well-known and respected MSW attorney, Constance Hornig, to plumb the murky depths of such agenda-laden organizations as OMB, EPA, and Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works (EPW).

Are you interested in what

And the Winner Is…

And the Winner Is…

I’m at SWANApalooza this week. The number of experts in the fields of zero waste, landfill gas and biogas, landfills, and the Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is astounding. It would take way too long for me to go through all that I’ve seen and learned, but I believe I

Proceed With Caution

Proceed With Caution

At the end of the month, the solid waste industry will be gathering in Reno, NV, for SWANApalooza 2017. As there has been in the past, the conference will include the Road to Zero Waste Conference, the Landfill Gas & Biogas Symposium, the Landfill Symposium, and the Landfill Methane Outreach

Less Than Six Degrees of Separation

Less Than Six Degrees of Separation

Recently I covered CONEXPO-CON/AGG for our sister publication, Grading & Excavation Contractor magazine. Much of what was talked about was infrastructure. Infrastructure relates to all of Forester Media’s publications, including MSW Management. It’s hard to write an MSW Management blog without turning to the subject of the nation’s infrastructure, especially with Infrastructure

What Is in Store for EPA?

What Is in Store for EPA?

We’ve been having discussions in the editorial offices of Forester Media in regards to strategies on how to cover the new White House Administration. One recent event was the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Of course, any changes that take place at EPA

“There Is a Problem With the Story: It’s Not True”

“There Is a Problem With the Story: It’s Not True”

As we look back on 2016, we’ve certainly had an interesting year.  Before we close the books on 2016, let’s revisit Grading & Excavation Contractor’s  top posts for the year.

This blog post was our most read in 2016.
One of the Best Environmental Comeback Stories Ever, Isn’t True
A couple of years ago I wrote

Getting Ready for the Next Full Moon

Getting Ready for the Next Full Moon

To be honest I haven’t the faintest idea whether more bad things take place when Luna is at her most radiant than when she’s gone into hiding, but whatever the truth, tying her phase to disasters makes for a useful metaphor in reminding us that stuff happens, and furthermore that

Management of Solid Waste From Tourism

Management of Solid Waste From Tourism

Small island developing states (SIDS), especially those that are tourist destinations, face numerous issues associated with the relatively limited land that may be spread over a number of islands. From a solid waste perspective management, siting facilities such as landfills can be problematic. One SIDS country, the Republic of Maldives

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