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.

Changes and Improvements in Onboard Scales and Software

Changes and Improvements in Onboard Scales and Software

Anyone who has been in the solid waste industry for some time appreciates just how far scales and software have come in increasing operational efficiencies and accuracies. In the analog world, onboard scales—specifically wheel loaders—used to be static, “meaning the operator would need to stop and weigh, slowing down the

QED Environmental Systems to Exhibit at SWANApalooza 2017

QED Environmental Systems to Exhibit at SWANApalooza 2017

Dexter, MI – Q.E.D. Environmental Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative environmental products and subsidiary of Graco Inc., announces they will be attending SWANApalooza 2017 held March 27-30 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada. QED will be highlighting their pumping and analysis solutions for landfill applications at

QED Environmental Systems to Exhibit at SWANApalooza 2017

QED Environmental Systems to Exhibit at SWANApalooza 2017

Dexter, MI – Q.E.D. Environmental Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative environmental products and subsidiary of Graco Inc., announces they will be attending SWANApalooza 2017 held March 27-30 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada. QED will be highlighting their pumping and analysis solutions for landfill applications at

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

A landfill can be like a baby: It is helpless to care for itself; while it’s growing, it eats all day; at night when resting, it must be protected from the elements; and it belches constantly. If you’re lucky, it won’t stir up much fuss. If you’re not lucky, the neighbors

Proceed With Caution

Proceed With Caution

At the end of the month, the solid waste industry will be gathering in Reno, NV, for SWANApalooza 2017. As there has been in the past, the conference will include the Road to Zero Waste Conference, the Landfill Gas & Biogas Symposium, the Landfill Symposium, and the Landfill Methane Outreach

Using Drones for Landfill Mapping

Using Drones for Landfill Mapping

65% of landfills develop an annual topographic map, and most of those topo maps are created using traditional aerial photogrammetry. This is a process that two years ago we would have called “state of the art.” Today, we call it “old-fashioned,” because we can now produce those same maps using

How to Future-Proof Your Solid Waste Career

How to Future-Proof Your Solid Waste Career

Picture, if you will, the locker room before a hockey game. The players are strapping on updated versions of medieval armor. They intensely prepare for a rousting contest. This careful preparation contributes to their future success. The same is true in planning for a successful career in the solid waste

Reader Profile: Tony Miano

Reader Profile: Tony Miano

“I like to think that the only easy day was yesterday,” says Tony Miano of his job. Miano is the Public Works Deputy Director and Solid Waste Manager for the city of Tempe, AZ, and supervises more than 150 people responsible for maintaining parks, solid waste and recycling, fleet services,

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