Tag: solid waste

Municipal solid waste (MSW), commonly known as trash or garbage in the U.S. and as refuse or rubbish in the UK, is a waste type consisting of everyday items that are discarded by the public. “Garbage” can also refer specifically to food waste, as in a garbage disposal; the two are sometimes collected separately.

Tiny Solutions to Brobdingnagian Problems

Tiny Solutions to Brobdingnagian Problems

Let’s talk about nanomaterials. They are materials that are composed of units that are thousands of times smaller than the thickness of a human hair. You may have heard of them being developed for computers or medical applications. Now scientists are trying to use them to target some planet-sized issues.

BHS Systems Win Gold, Silver Excellence Awards

BHS Systems Win Gold, Silver Excellence Awards

GreenWaste Recovery and the ECUA honored by SWANA

Eugene, OR, August 22, 2017—The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced the winners of the 2017 Excellence Awards for the best recycling systems built in North America. Taking home the top honors are two systems designed, manufactured and installed by

American Water Announces 2017  Environmental Grant Award Recipients

American Water Announces 2017 Environmental Grant Award Recipients

Company Awards Nearly $168,000 to 40 Community Improvement Projects

American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today the recipients of the company’s 2017 Environmental Grant Program awards. Forty projects throughout American Water’s service areas in 10 states will be supported by grants totaling

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

In stormwater management for both temporary and post-construction measures, inlet and storm drain protection is one of the first lines of defense. It’s also a measure that often works in combination with other best management practices (BMPs) as part of an overall erosion control or stormwater management program.

Reader Profile: Angelique Giraud

Reader Profile: Angelique Giraud

In 1986, the Solid Waste Authority (SWA) officials of Palm Beach County, FL discovered federally-endangered snail kites on property earmarked for a landfill. The SWA took steps to preserve the active rookery, resulting in the development of the SWA Greenway System, offering visitors a natural respite amidst the SWA’s waste

And the SWANA 2017 Excellence Award Winners Are…

And the SWANA 2017 Excellence Award Winners Are…

I love movies. And I’ve always been a fan of the Academy Awards including all the hype and buildup that precedes Oscar night. I’m avid because I consider the significance of the awards to be a measurement to aspire to for the motion picture industry, and the cultural impact it

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Guest Editorial: A Global WasteCon

Guest Editorial: A Global WasteCon

For much of the past year, SWANA’s hard working staff and leadership have been promoting the very unique WASTECON taking place in Baltimore on September 25–27. What makes it unique? We are co-hosting our big annual conference with the ISWA World Congress, for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Project Profile: Small-scale Biogas Technology for Alternative Vehicle Fuel

Project Profile: Small-scale Biogas Technology for Alternative Vehicle Fuel

New technology is being developed in response to a growing interest in lower-cost vehicle fuel alternatives. One example is the patent-pending BioCNG biogas conditioning system invented by Cornerstone, which economically converts methane produced from the decomposition of organic waste materials—or “biogas”—into a renewable natural gas (RNG) suitable for use in

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

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