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No Fly Zone?

No Fly Zone?

At this year’s SWANApalooza, I sat in on a session in which Jay Hatho, the CIO and senior vice president at SCS Engineers, explained that the widespread use of drones in the waste industry is still years away.

Waste management is, however, embracing the benefits of big data, and one

Invisible Tech

Invisible Tech

Innovations seem to come at us at all corners, and at an ever-escalating pace—cell phones, new fuel cars, new efficient heating, and appliances that seem to do everything but feed your pets a balanced diet and mow your lawn remotely. The truth is, some gadgets actually do perform those functions.

Using Drones for Landfill Mapping

Using Drones for Landfill Mapping

65% of landfills develop an annual topographic map, and most of those topo maps are created using traditional aerial photogrammetry. This is a process that two years ago we would have called “state of the art.” Today, we call it “old-fashioned,” because we can now produce those same maps using

Avian Invasion

Avian Invasion

When Levi Fuller cut his teeth in the water treatment industry, manning the desalination system on a Navy ship, he didn’t expect some of his more troublesome obstacles on the mainland to be birds and their excrement.

Fuller, wastewater treatment plant operations supervisor for the Dublin San Ramon Services District in

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Drones and Waste Industry

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Drones and Waste Industry

National surveys show that more than 65% of landfills develop an annual topographic map, and most of those topo maps are created using traditional aerial photogrammetry. This is a process that two years ago we would have called “state of the art.” Today, we call it “old-fashioned,” because we can

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