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.”

SWANA News

SWANA News

Excellence in 2017
Honorees recognized at WASTECON®
The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that demonstrate the highest practices through their commitment to using effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, advancing worker and community health and safety, and

Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement

Waste collection does not stay constant. Like any other industry, it changes and grows with each new innovation in machinery or technique. Other industries consciously adopt the formal process of “continuous improvement” to advance their capabilities and improve the quality of their products and services. Waste collection is no different.

SWANA News

SWANA News

SWANA Announces Winners of the 2017 Safety Awards
SWANA is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 SWANA Safety Awards selected by SWANA’s Technical Divisions and the SWANA Safety Committee for their excellence in solid waste safety.

This year, SWANA expanded its Safety Awards program and selected winners based on SWANA’s 7

Slow Down to Get Around Legislation Approved in Missouri

Slow Down to Get Around Legislation Approved in Missouri

Arlington, VA– May 22, 2017 – On May 19, the Missouri General Assembly approved legislation that will protect workers in the waste and recycling industry on the state’s roadways. Missouri is now the sixteenth state to pass this vital legislation, commonly referred to as Slow Down to Get Around (SDTGA),

SLOW DOWN TO GET AROUND LEGISLATION APPROVED IN MISSOURI

SLOW DOWN TO GET AROUND LEGISLATION APPROVED IN MISSOURI

Motorists Will Be Required to Slow Down and Proceed With Caution When Approaching Waste and Recycling Vehicles or Face Penalties
Arlington, VA– May 22, 2017 – On May 19, the Missouri General Assembly approved legislation that will protect workers in the waste and recycling industry on the state’s roadways. Missouri is

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

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