Tag: waste and recycling

Recycling is a process to convert waste materials into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for “conventional” waste disposal and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to plastic production.

Invisible Tech

Invisible Tech

Innovations seem to come at us at all corners, and at an ever-escalating pace—cell phones, new fuel cars, new efficient heating, and appliances that seem to do everything but feed your pets a balanced diet and mow your lawn remotely. The truth is, some gadgets actually do perform those functions.

How Two Cities Deal With Oversize Waste

How Two Cities Deal With Oversize Waste

According to Mildred Lee, solid waste and recycling manager for the public works department of the City of Greenville, SC, specialty collections comprise a small percentage of its overall curbside collection program. Per city ordinance, a limited amount of oversized items can be placed at the curb for collection on

SWANA News

SWANA’s Safety Ambassador Program Named “Safety Initiative of the Year” By Waste Dive

The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Safety Ambassador program has been named the winner of the 2016 Dive Awards: Safety Initiative of the Year by Waste Dive, a leading industry news publisher.

Across the waste and recycling industry,

A Finger on the Pulse of Collection Operations

A Finger on the Pulse of Collection Operations

There’s an old saying in the solid waste industry that a waste management company does not make money by picking waste up, so much as it does by putting it back down again. That is to say, the labor-intensive act of collecting waste is not as profitable as capital-intensive disposal

On the Ground and Underground

On the Ground and Underground

A lot of good things have been said about Frank R. Bowerman Landfill in Orange County, CA. It has recently powered up a major methane-to-electrical generation station to capture and reuse landfill gasses that some waste operations would be content just to burn off as waste. According to Robert Sjoquist,

The Elements of Waste Transfer Operations

The Elements of Waste Transfer Operations

Transfer trailers exist because of transfer stations. Transfer trailer trucks financially justify the building and operating of transfer stations, since their larger capacities achieve the necessary economies of scale that minimize the overall costs of over land bulk transport. Common sense and accounting show that it is less expensive to

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