Tag: waste haulers

someone employed to collect and dispose of refuse or garbage

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

To Keep Your Waste Trucks Running, Focus on Preventive Maintenance

To Keep Your Waste Trucks Running, Focus on Preventive Maintenance

Curtis Dorwart, vocational products marketing manager with Mack Trucks, says that operators who make sure that their trucks are properly oiled and lubed will save their municipalities plenty of money in eliminated repair bills. “Routine maintenance is absolutely critical for the long-term durability and reliability of the vehicle,” he says.

Wastequip Partners with Compology to Offer Roll-Off Container Monitoring Solution

Wastequip Partners with Compology to Offer Roll-Off Container Monitoring Solution

Charlotte, NC—June 22, 2016—Wastequip announced that it has reached a partnership agreement with Compology, a San Francisco-based waste technology company that provides waste container tracking and monitoring solutions.

Under the agreement, Wastequip has exclusive rights to Compology sensors sold on new roll-off containers purchased through Wastequip. The agreement allows Wastequip customers

Backing Best Management Practices Toolkit Available in Spanish

Backing Best Management Practices Toolkit Available in Spanish

Silver Spring, MD – Spanish speaking workers in the waste industry will have access to the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) complete Backing Best Management Practices Toolkit, now available in Spanish.

SWANA’s Backing Best Management Practices toolkit was included as part of a collection of resources for Safety Stand

Food Waste Part 1—Ben Franklin, Swampers, Hamlet, and Chewing Gum…A Legal Smorgasbord

Question: What would the sage Ben Franklin have said about EPA’s food management hierarchy?

Speculation: He would have championed these food management priorities.

EPA Hierarchy for Food Recovery
www2.epa.gov/sustainable-management-food

Source reduction/prevention
Feeding people
Feeding animals
Industrial uses
Composting
Anaerobic digestion

“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the ­family nothing but leftovers. The original meal

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