Tag: waste transfer station

A transfer station is a building or processing site for the temporary deposition of waste. Transfer stations are often used as places where local waste collection vehicles will deposit their waste cargo prior to loading into larger vehicles. These larger vehicles will transport the waste to the end point of disposal in an incinerator, landfill, or hazardous waste facility, or for recycling

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

Reader Profile: John Power

Reader Profile: John Power

Throughout his career, John Power has continually sought ways to extract the optimal utilization from solid waste. As solid waste director for the Pasco County, FL, Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWM), two programs exemplify that: a waste-to-energy (WTE) facility and the reuse of ash as construction material aggregate.

Reader Profile: Allan Yee

Reader Profile: Allan Yee

Allan Yee considers Edmonton Waste Management Centre in Alberta, Canada, to be at the forefront of municipal waste management in North America, given its number and variety of full-sized facilities. The 550-acre site includes a 198-acre closed landfill; 80 acres of biosolids storage lagoons; a waste transfer station receiving 200,000

An Emerging Role for Solid Waste Managers

The Obama administration’s emphasis on transforming the economy through major federal funding initiatives is designed to catalyze additional public and private investments in energy, education and public health. One of the most significant examples is the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG), originally signed into law with the

Customized Collection

Municipal solid waste managers say investing in next-generation technology is taking their fleets to higher levels of safety, operation, vehicle serviceability, and reliability.

Among those necessary technologies are lights and vision/awareness systems. But equally important are new technologies for brakes, transmissions, suspensions, retarders, and tires.

Solid waste collection managers say the return

Guest Editorial: Redefining State-of-the-Art

Expectations of what a solid waste transfer station should be have changed dramatically in the last few decades. The focus on waste prevention and recycling, sustainable building, and reducing greenhouse gases has raised the bar on what constitutes a state-of-the-art facility.

Back in the 1960s, the concept of a regional transfer

Planning for a Successful Compost Operation

In order to combat the problem of odors, many facilities contacted for this article currently rely on in-vessel procedures. One who doesn’t is Robert Gillespie, owner and operator of DK Recycling Systems in Lake Bluff, IL.

Gillespie owns two sites and operates three others owned by municipalities. All of his feedstock

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