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.

Tiny Solutions to Brobdingnagian Problems

Tiny Solutions to Brobdingnagian Problems

Let’s talk about nanomaterials. They are materials that are composed of units that are thousands of times smaller than the thickness of a human hair. You may have heard of them being developed for computers or medical applications. Now scientists are trying to use them to target some planet-sized issues.

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.

Visit ClearSpan™ Fabric Structures at the 2017 WasteCon

Visit ClearSpan™ Fabric Structures at the 2017 WasteCon

ClearSpan™ Fabric Structures announced they will be attending the 2017 WasteCon from September 25th to 27th in Baltimore, Maryland. ClearSpan will be located at Booth 305.

At the booth, Truss Arch Specialists will be available to help customers get started with their ideal waste management solution. Specialists will be able to

Visit ClearSpan™ Fabric Structures at the 2017 WasteCon

Visit ClearSpan™ Fabric Structures at the 2017 WasteCon

ClearSpan™ Fabric Structures announced they will be attending the 2017 WasteCon from September 25th to 27th in Baltimore, Maryland. ClearSpan will be located at Booth 305.

At the booth, Truss Arch Specialists will be available to help customers get started with their ideal waste management solution. Specialists will be able to

Reader Profile: Angelique Giraud

Reader Profile: Angelique Giraud

In 1986, the Solid Waste Authority (SWA) officials of Palm Beach County, FL discovered federally-endangered snail kites on property earmarked for a landfill. The SWA took steps to preserve the active rookery, resulting in the development of the SWA Greenway System, offering visitors a natural respite amidst the SWA’s waste

And the SWANA 2017 Excellence Award Winners Are…

And the SWANA 2017 Excellence Award Winners Are…

I love movies. And I’ve always been a fan of the Academy Awards including all the hype and buildup that precedes Oscar night. I’m avid because I consider the significance of the awards to be a measurement to aspire to for the motion picture industry, and the cultural impact it

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

Safety: Safety in Numbers

Safety: Safety in Numbers

Any discussion of vehicle safety begins with a conundrum: new cars and trucks have never been safer, and yet the number of people who lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents went up for the first time in nearly a decade. Preliminary data from the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates

Employment in a Tech Savvy Waste Industry

Employment in a Tech Savvy Waste Industry

Not unlike other industries, the solid waste industry has, in recent years, embarked on a quest to include “smart technologies” in everyday processes and programs. The objective for most municipalities and private haulers is fulfill the mantra: providing services cheaper, quicker, and better to their customers.

Editor’s Comments: Around the World in Baltimore

Editor’s Comments: Around the World in Baltimore

Technology has given our industry incredible efficiency and productivity. It has spread through collection practices, waste management processes, facility design, equipment maintenance, safety, and data collection. It’s also given us the ability to connect with the rest of the world to provide a view of how waste professionals around the

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