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The collection, transportation, and disposal of garbage, sewage, and other waste products. Waste management encompasses management of all processes and resources for proper handling of waste materials, from maintenance of waste transport trucks and dumping facilities to compliance with health codes and environmental regulations.

The Economics of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

The Economics of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

Has recycling in the United States stalled? How dire is the situation? Industry executives have argued force­fully that prices for recycling commodities have largely fallen to the point over the past several years that it is not economical for them to process recyclables and market them to largely Asian markets,

Renewable Energy from Waste Conference

Renewable Energy from Waste Conference

Now in its fourth year, the Renewable Energy from Waste (REW) Conference will take place November 14-16, 2016 in Long Beach, CA. Established to provide the latest information for the rapidly developing and dynamic waste conversion industry, REW Conference is designed to broaden attendees’ understanding of waste conversion technologies and

SWANA Announces 2016 Excellence Award Winners

SWANA Announces 2016 Excellence Award Winners

The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that demonstrate the highest practices through their commitment to using effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, advancing worker and community health and safety, and implementing successful public education and

Tailoring Your MRF to the Task at Hand

Tailoring Your MRF to the Task at Hand

According to Brian Schellati, Van Dyk Recycling Solution’s director of business development, “Not only does equipment have its own required routine maintenance, but how the equipment is laid out will determine material handling logistics. How easily materials flow through a plant from tip floor to processing, to product storage, to

Reader Profile: John Power

Reader Profile: John Power

Throughout his career, John Power has continually sought ways to extract the optimal utilization from solid waste. As solid waste director for the Pasco County, FL, Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWM), two programs exemplify that: a waste-to-energy (WTE) facility and the reuse of ash as construction material aggregate.

Tailoring Your MRF to the Task at Hand

Tailoring Your MRF to the Task at Hand

According to Brian Schellati, Van Dyk Recycling Solution’s director of business development, “Not only does equipment have its own required routine maintenance, but how the equipment is laid out will determine material handling logistics. How easily materials flow through a plant from tip floor to processing, to product storage, to

Discover Three Essential Factors for Success in WTE

Discover Three Essential Factors for Success in WTE

Over the last several years, European countries have been phasing out landfilling. Similar inititavies are going on in Asia, too. Nickolas J. Themelis, Director of the Earth Engineering Center and chair of the Global Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council (WTERT) Council notes, “China offers a $30 credit per megawatt-hour of

Comments On The Draft Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Reduction Strategy

Comments On The Draft Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Reduction Strategy

The Los Angeles County Solid Waste Management Committee/Integrated Waste Management Task Force (Task Force) would like to express our appreciation to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for providing the opportunity to comment on the Draft Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy (Draft Strategy). The Task Force acknowledges that the comment

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