Tag: waste reduction

Waste minimization is a process of elimination that involves reducing the amount of waste produced in society and helps eliminate the generation of harmful and persistent wastes, supporting the efforts to promote a more sustainable society. Waste minimisation involves redesigning products and/or changing societal patterns, concerning consumption and production, of waste generation, to prevent the creation of waste.

The Evolution of the Transfer Station

The Evolution of the Transfer Station

Transfer stations initially became the answer to the problem of moving urban trash to rural landfill locations, efficiently and cost effectively. But changing attitudes of the public and government regulations are causing transfer stations to become so much more. During the Great Recession, municipal solid waste (MSW) generation rates actually

Reader Profile: Victoria O. Johnson

Reader Profile: Victoria O. Johnson

Victoria O. Johnson, director of Solid Waste Services (SWS) for the City of Charlotte, NC, is called “focused,” “caring,” and “an exemplary leader” by those who have worked with her. She’s a whiz at budgeting, managing, forecasting trends, and motivating and empowering employees. She’s also known to go above and

EPA Recognizes Outstanding Food Recovery Challenge Participants

EPA Recognizes Outstanding Food Recovery Challenge Participants

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the accomplishments of 13 organizations and businesses participating in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge.

In 2015, more than 800 governments, businesses and organizations participated in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge. Participants include organizations such as grocers, restaurants, educational institutions and sports and entertainment

SWANA News

SWANA News

WASTECON® 2016:  Learning and Leadership Take the Midwest
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) welcomed nearly 2,000 industry professionals to downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, for its largest annual conference of the year. If you were unable to attend, you missed an exciting event that brought two organizations into a shared

Building Controls: The Heart of Energy Efficiency

Building Controls: The Heart of Energy Efficiency

Digital technology has created a revolution in building controls, relegating old pneumatic instruments to the antique shops along with typewriters and calculating machines. Now, a control system can allow a technician to turn fans on or off, and/or modify temperatures or lighting in a structure from a tablet or laptop

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

San Diego Says Landfill Odor Complaints Don’t Pass the Smell Test

San Diego Says Landfill Odor Complaints Don’t Pass the Smell Test

University City and Clairemont residents might see something curious outside their homes as of late: city officials walking through their neighborhoods, noses in the air, sniffing for offensive odors.

Each morning last month, city workers were walking the streets in those communities to smell the air – a response to an

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