Tag: solid waste management program

Waste management is all those activities and action required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal. This includes amongst other things, collection, transport, treatment and disposal of waste together with monitoring and regulation. It also encompasses the legal and regulatory framework the relates to waste management encompassing guidance on recycling etc.

Recycling Household Hazardous Waste

Recycling Household Hazardous Waste

Local efforts for recycling picked up steam when St. Charles County, MO, committed to an expansion of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection from residents. A suburb within the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, St. Charles County is Missouri’s third-largest county in population with more than 380,000 residents, and is the state’s

New Household Hazardous Waste Program

New Household Hazardous Waste Program

Local efforts for recycling picked up steam when St. Charles County, MO, committed to an expansion of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection from residents. A suburb within the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, St. Charles County is Missouri’s third-largest county in population with more than 380,000 residents, and is the state’s

On the Road to Zero Waste

On the Road to Zero Waste

I would like to report on a solid waste management program with which I am involved, the City of Oxnard, CA, Environmental Resources Division’s “On the Road to Zero Waste” community input planning exercise. This municipal waste management plan will serve as a roadmap to reduce waste going to the

Closing L.A. County’s Largest Landfill

Closing L.A. County’s Largest Landfill

Southern California’s Puente Hills Landfill, one of the largest landfills in the country, will shut down operations on October 31, 2013, with 127 million tons of waste in place and 10-plus million tons short of its permitted capacity. The site has been in operation since 1957, first as a private

Hanging in There

Unquestionably, the onslaught of the current recession, along with volatile gasoline prices and the stubborn doldrums of the recycling market, has hurt the entire recycling community. But nowhere has this triumvirate hit harder than in rural communities, particularly those in the Midwestern, Southern, and Mountain states. Without a real safety

SWANA’s 2010 International Board Officers

SWANA’s Officers for 2010 were announced at WASTECON 2009 in Long Beach, California. A new Technical Division Executive Committee Representative was also named. They are as follows: President: John S. Hadfield John is a retired former executive director of the Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA) in Chesapeake, Virginia. John

WASTECON Goes California Cruisin’

WASTECON 2002 has come and gone, but memories of this latest edition of SWANA’s premier event will remain vivid for a long time to come. For starters, the venue – Long Beach, CA, with its beach-city ambiance and superb convention center – is hard to beat, a situation SWANA’s staffers

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