Tag: solid waste management

Solid waste management is a subset of waste management, dealing principally with non-hazardous, non-aqueous residential, commercial, and industrial material discards.

SWANA Announces 2017 Excellence Award Winners

SWANA Announces 2017 Excellence Award Winners

SILVER SPRING, Md. — 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 implementing

Control Methods for Odor and Dust in MRFs

Control Methods for Odor and Dust in MRFs

In many ways, material recovery facilities (MRFs) are harsher work environments than landfill working faces. During both operations, the protection of human health and the environment are primary concerns. While not exposed to the elements, the management of waste in a confined building has its own hazards. Enclosed facilities that

Systems to Prevent Backing Accidents

Systems to Prevent Backing Accidents

The number of fatal accidents involving employees, as well as the thousands of reported injuries and illnesses and waste collection vehicle accidents each year makes solid waste collection the fifth most dangerous job in the US.

LCSWMA RECEIVES DEP APPROVAL TO VERTICALLY EXPAND THE FREY FARM LANDFILL

LCSWMA RECEIVES DEP APPROVAL TO VERTICALLY EXPAND THE FREY FARM LANDFILL

LANCASTER, PA— The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) announced it received final approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on its application for a major permit modification to vertically expand the Frey Farm Landfill.

While LCSWMA’s Integrated System effectively diverts 96-98% of Lancaster County’s municipal solid waste

SWANA News

SWANA News

International Solid Waste Association’s World Congress is co-locating with the Solid Waste Association of North America’s WASTECON 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA this September.

These international events will feature topics such as climate change, resource management, marine litter, energy recovery, and more, through technical sessions, facility tours, exhibits and global networking

Eyes in the Back of Your Head

Eyes in the Back of Your Head

The number of fatal accidents involving employees, as well as the thousands of reported injuries and illnesses and waste collection vehicle accidents each year makes solid waste collection the fifth most dangerous job in the US.

What’s That Smell?

What’s That Smell?

In many ways, material recovery facilities (MRFs) are harsher work environments than landfill working faces. During both operations, the protection of human health and the environment are primary concerns. While not exposed to the elements, the management of waste in a confined building has its own hazards. Enclosed facilities that

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

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,

Call for Speakers

Call for Speakers

Southern California Waste Management Forum: 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibits, November 8, 2017. Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center, Pomona, CA

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