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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.

A Measure of Relief from the EPA…for Now

A Measure of Relief from the EPA…for Now

It’s been announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted a 90-day administrative stay for the August 2016 New Source Performance Standards and Emissions Guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills.

Last August, EPA issued updated guidelines for existing landfills, as well as standards for newly built, modified, or reconstructed

SCWMF Call for Speakers

SCWMF Call for Speakers

Southern California Waste Management Forum
2017 Annual Conference and Exhibits
November 8, 2017
Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center, Pomona, CA
The Southern California Waste Management Forum (Forum) is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization dedicated to advancing knowledge of the interrelationship between waste management practices and the environment.  The Forum’s Annual Conference

SWANA News

SWANA News

Two Safety-Oriented Companies Join SWANA’s Affinity Program
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce two additions to its growing affinity program, Blue Ridge Services, Inc. and Eureco Health Solutions.

Both local governments and private sector companies will benefit from taking advantage of SWANA’s affinity relationship with these

Wear and Tear

Wear and Tear

Given the rough conditions inherent on landfill landscapes, “anywhere the machine comes in contact with the waste can be a point of origination for wear and tear,” points out Tom Griffith, senior system and waste application specialist for Caterpillar.

Money Talks

Money Talks

In the November/December 2016 edition, we summarized a few leading issues in solid waste financial planning. Due to the length of the article, we were unable to cover a few topics that have bubbled up to the surface during the course of some recent financial studies. Here are a few

The Collection Revolution

The Collection Revolution

“We are at the epicenter of the Big Data revolution,” notes Kelly Frey, vice president of product marketing at Telogis. “We are excited about using these insights to help our end users transform the way they are doing business and even develop new business models.”

Editor’s Comments: Making Progress

Editor’s Comments: Making Progress

According to the ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, there is “a lack of funding for research and for seed capital to help make recyclable materials more marketable and new ­innovative ways to manage MSW [municipal solid waste] for a useful purpose of benefit (i.e., waste to energy) or new technologies,

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