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Reader Profile: Wayne Hamada

Reader Profile: Wayne Hamada

Living on an island with its limited footprint calls for creative solutions for handling solid waste. The efforts of Honolulu’s solid waste division—guided by Energy Recovery Administrator Wayne Hamada—earned SWANA’s 2016 Waste-to-Energy Gold Award. Over the years, one of two landfills closed, leaving the other and an incinerator operating, until

Collection of Organic Wastes From High-Rise Buildings and Apartment Complexes

Collection of Organic Wastes From High-Rise Buildings and Apartment Complexes

This article provides highlights from a research memorandum recently published by the SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) on the collection of organic wastes from high-rise buildings and apartment complexes. This research need was identified by North Vancouver, British Columbia, and selected for investigation during FY2012 (July 2011 through June 2012).

Energy Storage at the Forefront of Ceaseless Change

Energy Storage at the Forefront of Ceaseless Change

One of the things I really like about energy storage is the imaginative approaches that we see emerging at an accelerating pace. Last week we talked about Tesla’s Solar Roof paired with the Powerwall 2, heady stuff that few saw coming. Several weeks before we reported on exciting advancements on

Mixed Waste Materials Recovery Facilities

Mixed Waste Materials Recovery Facilities

While sustainable technologies such as anaerobic digesters are capturing the limelight in the solid waste industry lately, another sustainable facility, called a mixed material recovery facility (MRF), is playing a workhorse role largely behind the scenes. At the heart of the mixed MRF is a sophisticated, semi-automated system that typically receives

Reader Profile: Steve Sargent

Reader Profile: Steve Sargent

Rumpke Consolidated Companies, one of the nation’s largest recyclers, points out on its website that the company was recycling before recycling was considered “cool.” In 1941, the company established one of southwestern Ohio’s first recycling operations by recycling metal during World War II. Trucks dumped waste into a pit, which

Advances in Energy…From Waste

Advances in Energy…From Waste

Increasingly, as communities focus on sending less waste to landfills, waste reduction and recycling initiatives are implemented in conjunction with energy-from-waste (EfW) technologies to manage what remains post-recycling. The most prominent technologies for production of EfW are mass-burn combustion with energy recovery, gasification, pyrolysis, and anaerobic digestion. This article provides

Comments On The Draft Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Reduction Strategy

Comments On The Draft Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Reduction Strategy

The Los Angeles County Solid Waste Management Committee/Integrated Waste Management Task Force (Task Force) would like to express our appreciation to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for providing the opportunity to comment on the Draft Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy (Draft Strategy). The Task Force acknowledges that the comment

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