Tag: municipal solid waste

Municipal solid waste (MSW), commonly known as trash or garbage in the U.S. and as refuse or rubbish in the UK, is a waste type consisting of everyday items that are discarded by the public. “Garbage” can also refer specifically to food waste, as in a garbage disposal; the two are sometimes collected separately.

Eyes in the Back of Your Head

Eyes in the Back of Your Head

The number of fatal accidents involving employees, as well as the thousands of reported injuries and illnesses and waste collection vehicle accidents each year makes solid waste collection the fifth most dangerous job in the US.

What’s That Smell?

What’s That Smell?

In many ways, material recovery facilities (MRFs) are harsher work environments than landfill working faces. During both operations, the protection of human health and the environment are primary concerns. While not exposed to the elements, the management of waste in a confined building has its own hazards. Enclosed facilities that

POWERING UP WASTE DISPOSAL

POWERING UP WASTE DISPOSAL

With the help of Volvo excavators, a waste-to-energy facility in Pennsylvania is undertaking significant site improvement efforts to lay the foundation for enhanced site safety and efficiency as well as establishing the infrastructure needed to manage increased waste capacity in the future.

On average, the United States generates 230 million tonnes

Residential Organics Recycling: Discard, Storage, and Set-Out

Residential Organics Recycling: Discard, Storage, and Set-Out

Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), municipalities are liable for hazardous waste contained in the municipal solid waste generated in their jurisdictions. Broadly, municipalities are “arrangers” under the law and “potentially responsible parties” for Superfund cleanup. (The most-cited case is B. F. Goodrich Company v. Murtha,

A Measure of Relief from the EPA…for Now

A Measure of Relief from the EPA…for Now

It’s been announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted a 90-day administrative stay for the August 2016 New Source Performance Standards and Emissions Guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills.

Last August, EPA issued updated guidelines for existing landfills, as well as standards for newly built, modified, or reconstructed

EPA Stays Landfill Methane Rules

EPA Stays Landfill Methane Rules

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 90-day administrative stay for the August 2016 New Source Performance Standards and Emissions Guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills. In a May 5th letter, EPA notified industry petitioners that the agency was granting their reconsideration request. This stay will

EPA Stays Landfill Methane Rules

EPA Stays Landfill Methane Rules

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 90-day administrative stay for the August 2016 New Source Performance Standards and Emissions Guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills. In a May 5th letter, EPA notified industry petitioners that the agency was granting their reconsideration request. This stay will

Odor-No-More, Inc. signs National Purchasing Agreement with Waste Connections

Odor-No-More, Inc. signs National Purchasing Agreement with Waste Connections

WESTMINSTER, CA – (April 21, 2017) Odor-No-More, Inc., a subsidiary of BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB : BLGO), announced it has signed a “National Purchasing Agreement” (“NPA”) with Waste Connections, Inc., a leading integrated solid waste and recycling service company headquartered in The Woodlands, TX.

The NPA provides a discounted pricing schedule for

Meridian Waste Solutions Acquires Mobile Science Technologies, Inc.

Meridian Waste Solutions Acquires Mobile Science Technologies, Inc.

ATLANTA, GA (Accesswire) – April 28, 2017:  Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRDN) (“Meridian Waste” or the “Company”), a vertically integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, today acquired Mobile Science Technologies, Inc., a technology service provider and builder of innovative apps.  Mobile Science Technologies, Inc. will operate as wholly-owned subsidiary

Managing Daily Cover and Drainage at MSW Landfill Sites

Managing Daily Cover and Drainage at MSW Landfill Sites

Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations.

Landfill designers and operators face two main challenges to the integrity of

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