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.

Structural Integrity That Lasts

Structural Integrity That Lasts

Capping and closing a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill can be a civil engineering challenge. The goal is to eliminate any need for further erosion control work onsite to ensure that the landfill keeps its structural integrity. True, landfill owners are required to adhere to EPA’s post-closure rules as defined

The Elements of Waste Transfer Operations

The Elements of Waste Transfer Operations

Transfer trailers exist because of transfer stations. Transfer trailer trucks financially justify the building and operating of transfer stations, since their larger capacities achieve the necessary economies of scale that minimize the overall costs of over land bulk transport. Common sense and accounting show that it is less expensive to

Landfill Closure Erosion Control

Landfill Closure Erosion Control

Capping and closing a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill can be a civil engineering challenge. The goal is to eliminate any need for further erosion control work on the site to ensure that the landfill keeps its structural integrity. True, landfill owners are required to adhere to EPA’s post-closure rules

New Horizons

New Horizons

Throughout the market, municipal solid waste (MSW) collection vehicle manufacturers are offering various cutting-edge technologies and hint at possible changes that may translate from “science fiction” to reality.

Discard, Storage, and Set-Out

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,

LSC Intermediate Cover Gains Florida State Approval

LSC Intermediate Cover Gains Florida State Approval

Apalachin, NY, November 8, 2016 – Posi-Shell® Intermediate Cover, a versatile, economical, and highly effective cover system for landfills, has been approved by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as a direct replacement for intermediate cover soils on Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and interior slopes. The spray coating of Posi-Shell®

How Two Cities Deal With Oversize Waste

How Two Cities Deal With Oversize Waste

According to Mildred Lee, solid waste and recycling manager for the public works department of the City of Greenville, SC, specialty collections comprise a small percentage of its overall curbside collection program. Per city ordinance, a limited amount of oversized items can be placed at the curb for collection on

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