Tag: recycling collection

A number of different systems have been implemented to collect recyclates from the general waste stream. These systems lie along the spectrum of trade-off between public convenience and government ease and expense. The three main categories of collection are “drop-off centers,” “buy-back centers” and “curbside collection.”

A Finger on the Pulse of Collection Operations

A Finger on the Pulse of Collection Operations

There’s an old saying in the solid waste industry that a waste management company does not make money by picking waste up, so much as it does by putting it back down again. That is to say, the labor-intensive act of collecting waste is not as profitable as capital-intensive disposal

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Updates Industry Fatality Data

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Updates Industry Fatality Data

WASHINGTON, DC, December 16, 2016 – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today released 2015 final figures for industry and occupational fatality data. In its 2015 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, BLS detailed that refuse and recyclable material collectors, as an occupation, ranked fifth among American workers, with

Reader Profile: Victoria O. Johnson

Reader Profile: Victoria O. Johnson

Victoria O. Johnson, director of Solid Waste Services (SWS) for the City of Charlotte, NC, is called “focused,” “caring,” and “an exemplary leader” by those who have worked with her. She’s a whiz at budgeting, managing, forecasting trends, and motivating and empowering employees. She’s also known to go above and

SWANA NEWS

SWANA NEWS

Keep Momentum Going, Membership Growing.
New Membership Director, Darryl Walter
Darryl Walter comes to SWANA after successfully leading membership development efforts for associations such as The Wildlife Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Actuaries. Darryl thoroughly enjoys working for associations and interacting with members.

Study Finds 73% of U.S. Consumers Have Access to Curbside Recycling Programs

Study Finds 73% of U.S. Consumers Have Access to Curbside Recycling Programs

July 26, 2016, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), announced the release of results from an industry collaborative study on the national availability of recycling programs. The study, organized and commissioned by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), differs from previous studies in that:

• Single- and

NWRA and SWANA Issue Shared Positions on Recycling Market Issues

NWRA and SWANA Issue Shared Positions on Recycling Market Issues

WASHINGTON, DC and SILVER SPRING, MD. – July 26, 2016 — The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) today announced two addenda to their Joint Advisory on Designing Contracts for Processing of Municipal Recyclables originally issued in April 2015.

The members of

What You Probably Didn’t Know About the Benefits of Landfills

What You Probably Didn’t Know About the Benefits of Landfills

What are landfills?

The “garbage dump” is no more. Today’s modern MSW landfills are also called “Subtitle D” landfills because they are regulated based on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle D requirements, are well-engineered facilities operating under strict federal and state regulations to ensure protection of human health

Enter Your Log In Credentials
×