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Waste collection is a part of the process of waste management. It is the transfer of solid waste from the point of use and disposal to the point of treatment or landfill.

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

A Different Kind of Operation

A Different Kind of Operation

When most people think of waste collection, they think of the weekly waste pickup at the curb outside the home. For most of us, the typical waste collection truck loaded by men picking up individual trash cans and dumping them in the back of the truck is all there is

New Directions for Food Waste

New Directions for Food Waste

City On Board With Food Waste As Separate Entity
Portland has over 1,000 businesses participating in food waste collection—something that’s been going on a while now. A lack of space for composting has been the biggest factor hampering development of Portland’s food waste program, says Arianne Sperry, coordinator of “Portland Recycles!”

Reducing Collection Costs…Systematically

Reducing Collection Costs…Systematically

For the workers performing the drudgery of picking up and loading trash into the back of a collection truck, semiautomatic loaders and carts provide a much needed freedom from an onerous task. For the owner of the waste collection company, semiautomatic loaders and carts provide a much-needed discretionary power to

Picking Up the Pieces

Picking Up the Pieces

The most recent figures released by the US Environmental Protection Agency, which has collected and reported data on the generation and disposal of waste in the United States for more than 30 years, indicate that Americans generated 243 million tons of trash in 2009. Municipal waste, which includes household, commercial,

Automated Collection Goes to Work

Efficiency, decreased costs in Worker’s Compensation and labor, increased recycling efforts, and more aesthetically pleasing neighborhoods on trash pickup day are the primary reasons why more solid waste managers are pleased with the results they’re getting from automated collection systems.

In the year that Bay City, TX, has automated its solid

Watching the Weight, Saving on Expense

Scales combined with data management have become a critical approach to ensuring accurate billing and keeping costs under control.

The ability to fully load trucks without overloading them is crucial for transfer operations. To a lesser extent, the same holds true for waste collection. “As any landfill manager will tell you,

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