Tag: solid waste landfill

Solid waste landfills are various alternatives to garbage dumps, including Waste-to-energy incineration, anaerobic digestion, composting, mechanical biological treatment, pyrolysis and plasma arc gasification, which have all begun to establish themselves in the market. Depending on local economics and incentives, these can be made more financially attractive than landfills.

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

Los Angeles County Solid Waste Management Committee/Integrated Waste Management Task Force Communication With CalRecycle Regarding Environmental Goals and Funding

Los Angeles County Solid Waste Management Committee/Integrated Waste Management Task Force Communication With CalRecycle Regarding Environmental Goals and Funding

Dear Director Smithline:
On behalf of the Los Angeles County Solid Waste Management Committee/Integrated Waste Management Task Force (Task Force), I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the opportunity to discuss, in concert with other stakeholders, CalRecycle’s projected revenue shortfall, the reasons for the shortfall, and potential solutions at

GBB Guam Receivership Likely to Continue Beyond 2015

GBB Guam Receivership Likely to Continue Beyond 2015

In 2008, the Chief Judge of the United States District Court of Guam issued a court order appointing GBB as Receiver to achieve what the Government of Guam was unsuccessful in reaching during the previous 22 years – compliance with the Clean Water Act as set forth in a Consent

Nature’s Own

“Liquid Sunshine”—that is the promise of biofuel. It’s the promise of turning solar energy into an easy-to-use liquid fuel. But direct use of solar energy presents several problems. These include: the need to convert the direct current generated by photovoltaic cells to the alternate current used by homes and appliances;

Pipe Systems and Pipe Rehabilitation

Pipe Systems and Pipe Rehabilitation

Piping systems have existed for millennia; ancient Crete made its from terra cotta, a material that’s still used today. When the Romans discovered how to refine lead, the element was employed in piping systems. (The word plumber derives from the Latin term for lead: plumbum .) Later, manufacturing discoveries added

Flagship Landfill Sets the Pace for LFG

Flagship Landfill Sets the Pace for LFG

By David Kaminski The City of Denton Landfill at ECO-W.E.R.C.S. (waste-to-energy, recycling, composting and solar) is a shining example of a modern municipal waste management facility. Over the last decade, ECO-W.E.R.C.S. has evolved from traditional solid waste landfill to a true materials management system. A single-stream MRF (operated onsite by

Can ADCs Work for Your Landfill?

Can ADCs Work for Your Landfill?

To improve operations and maintain the current strong position as a cost effective waste management option, many landfill operators across North America are investigating and implementing a variety of different measures to conserve airspace and extend landfill life. Daily cover has come under scrutiny by landfill operators as a critical

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