Tag: waste and recycling services

A number of different systems have been implemented to collect recyclates from the general waste stream. These systems lie along the spectrum of trade-off between public convenience and government ease and expense. The three main categories of collection are “drop-off centers,” “buy-back centers” and “curbside collection.”

NWRA and SWANA Issue Shared Positions on Recycling Market Issues

NWRA and SWANA Issue Shared Positions on Recycling Market Issues

WASHINGTON, DC and SILVER SPRING, MD. – July 26, 2016 — The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) today announced two addenda to their Joint Advisory on Designing Contracts for Processing of Municipal Recyclables originally issued in April 2015.

The members of

SWANA and NWRA Develop Comprehensive New Recycling Guidelines

SILVER SPRING, MD, and WASHINGTON DC – April 20, 2015 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) announced today comprehensive new guidelines designed to improve protocols and standards for contracting practices for municipal recycling programs. The guidelines address challenges facing

Energy From Waste

Energy From Waste

While waste to energy is the third-most-preferred municipal solid waste approach behind source reduction/reuse and recycling/composting, some 29 million tons of MSW—12% of total generated—were combusted for energy recovery in 2011, according to “Municipal Solid Waste in the US: Facts and Figures.” The Energy Recovery Council—a national trade organization representing

2015 Landfill Symposium

Is your landfill facing financial or operational challenges? Not to worry, there’s a session for that. The 2015 Landfill Management Symposium will get you thinking about creative ways to run today’s modern landfill in a cost effective way. Landfill owners, managers, engineers and consultants: Join us in New Orleans, Louisiana,March

Waste Collection Index, Cost of Collection Rose in August

WASHINGTON  – The cost of waste collection increased 0.8 percent in August 2014 on a seasonally adjusted basis-the third consecutive monthly increase, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics . The index reflects contract prices of waste collectors to any buyer-residential customers, commercial and government. The full BLS report is

Reader Profile: Vance Kemler

Reader Profile: Vance Kemler

When Vance Kemler, general manager for solid waste and recycling services in Denton, TX, joined the department in May 2001, it consisted of rear-load manual collection with three people on a truck and a few dropoff centers for a small amount of recycling. Today, thanks to input from community groups,

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