Tag: waste management

At its most fundamental level, waste management provides for public health and safety through the effective and efficient collection, processing, and disposition of discarded materials.

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

A landfill can be like a baby: It is helpless to care for itself; while it’s growing, it eats all day; at night when resting, it must be protected from the elements; and it belches constantly. If you’re lucky, it won’t stir up much fuss. If you’re not lucky, the neighbors

Using Drones for Landfill Mapping

Using Drones for Landfill Mapping

65% of landfills develop an annual topographic map, and most of those topo maps are created using traditional aerial photogrammetry. This is a process that two years ago we would have called “state of the art.” Today, we call it “old-fashioned,” because we can now produce those same maps using

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Drones and Waste Industry

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Drones and Waste Industry

National surveys show that more than 65% of landfills develop an annual topographic map, and most of those topo maps are created using traditional aerial photogrammetry. This is a process that two years ago we would have called “state of the art.” Today, we call it “old-fashioned,” because we can

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,

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

A landfill can be like a baby: It is helpless to care for itself; while it’s growing, it eats all day; at night when resting, it must be protected from the elements; and it belches constantly. If you’re lucky, it won’t stir up much fuss. If you’re not lucky, the neighbors

Technology in a Can

Technology in a Can

Challenges and opportunities are coming your way—every system has them. But as a manager, the measure of your success, maybe even your job, can come down to how well you deal with them.

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” or so said the late Peter Drucker. If asked to elaborate,

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

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

In stormwater management for both temporary and post-construction measures, inlet and storm drain protection is one of the first lines of defense. It’s also a measure that often works in combination with other best management practices (BMPs) as part of an overall erosion control or stormwater management program.

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