Tag: waste management services

Waste management is all those activities and action required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal. This includes amongst other things, collection, transport, treatment and disposal of waste together with monitoring and regulation. It also encompasses the legal and regulatory framework the relates to waste management encompassing guidance on recycling etc.

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

Food Waste Diversion: Defining Terms

Food Waste Diversion: Defining Terms

You may remember using defined terms such as “yard waste” or “green waste” in early source separation programs; then more broadly, “organic waste” as we developed different types of composting and processing facilities, and now adding “food waste” as we move on to food waste diversion programs. What is the

Making Solar the Right Shade of Green

Making Solar the Right Shade of Green

The week before last, I was at the Solid Waste Association of North America’s Senior Executive Symposium in Phoenix, AZ, in connection with another of our publications, Municipal Solid Waste Management magazine. In the course of discussions, I asked if attendees were beginning to see solar panels or related PV

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

Canada Breaking Ground on Waste to Energy Facilities (Part 2)

Canada Breaking Ground on Waste to Energy Facilities (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this article, we examined  Harvest Power’s new facility in Richmond, BC, Canada, near Vancouver.  In this continued article, we explore the issues around Harvest Power’s east coast facilities.

Brandon Moffatt, senior VP of energy for Harvest Power, says his company’s AD technology not only deals with organic wastestreams

SCS Engineers Opens Office in Orlando, Florida

SCS Engineers Opens Office in Orlando, Florida

ORLANDO, FL. – SCS Engineers is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Orlando, FL. SCS provides environmental consulting and engineering, solid waste disposal facilities, recycling and repurposing facilities, landfill gas to energy services / biogas services to municipal and private sector clients. This particular office enables

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

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