Tag: solid waste collection

Waste collection is a part of the process of waste management. It is the transfer of solid waste from the point of use and disposal to the point of treatment or landfill. Waste collection also includes the curbside collection of recyclable materials that technically are not waste, as part of a municipal landfill diversion program.

Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up

What you can’t see can indeed hurt your operation if no attention is paid to the undercarriage of solid waste collection vehicles. The operator has a significant daily impact on the condition of the undercarriage. The core of any good maintenance program is the inspection, points out Clinton S. Maryonovich,

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

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

SWANA News

SWANA News

Savings to Make You Smile: SWANA’s Program of Preferred Providers
SWANA announced the debut of a new affinity program at WASTECON® 2016 in August, and since then, the program has grown rapidly with three vendors added in the last three months. This program offers a preferred provider lineup where members can take

The Economics of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

The Economics of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

Has recycling in the United States stalled? How dire is the situation? Industry executives have argued force­fully that prices for recycling commodities have largely fallen to the point over the past several years that it is not economical for them to process recyclables and market them to largely Asian markets,

Facts on Glass Recycling

Facts on Glass Recycling

Recyclers typically do not want glass for several reasons. First, the market for recycled glass is poor to non-existent in most parts of the country. Second, glass breakage and cross contamination at material recovery facilities leads to increased processing costs and increased contamination of other recyclable materials, thus lowering the

Does Glass Recycling Still Make Sense?

Does Glass Recycling Still Make Sense?

Recyclers typically do not want glass for several reasons. First, the market for recycled glass is poor to non-existent in most parts of the country. Second, glass breakage and cross contamination at material recovery facilities leads to increased processing costs and increased contamination of other recyclable materials, thus lowering the

SWANA Launches Municipal Incident Data Collection Effort

SWANA Launches Municipal Incident Data Collection Effort

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is launching a first-of-its kind data collection effort for municipalities to report accidents and injuries at its worksites. To increase safety in the waste industry, it’s important that we are aware of where we can improve.

Recognizing a need

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