Tag: wood waste

Urban tree stakeholder groups define wood waste as material from pruning or tree removal operations that would otherwise be discarded in a landfill.

Tree Mortality: California’s Wood Waste Explosion

Tree Mortality: California’s Wood Waste Explosion

The Western slope of California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range is known worldwide—famous for the 49er Gold Rush, Yosemite National Park, the world’s largest trees (Giant Sequoias), and Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the continental United States. But it is also—perhaps less famously—home to California’s fastest-growing wastestream.

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Landfill Managers Notebook: Tree Mortality: California’s Wood Waste Explosion

Landfill Managers Notebook: Tree Mortality: California’s Wood Waste Explosion

The Western slope of California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range is known worldwide—famous for the 49er Gold Rush, Yosemite National Park, the world’s largest trees (Giant Sequoias), and Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the continental United States. But it is also—perhaps less famously—home to California’s fastest-growing wastestream.

No, we’re not talking

Landfill Odor Control

Landfill Odor Control

While perhaps the increased emphasis on separate collections of organic wastes such as food scraps and other green waste has contributed to more odors, the development of neighborhoods closer to what was once a remote MSW operation is the overriding factor, say industry observers. Marc L. Byers, owner of Byers

Managing for Drought

Managing for Drought

The mania for a green lawn, or in some cases green anything, across many regions of the US has been quelled by recent droughts (thankfully now abating). Even long before water meters were spinning at record rates for golf resorts, private homes, and corporate campuses, scientists have been devising technologies

Modern Millstones—Material Reduction

Modern Millstones—Material Reduction

Waste is inevitable in any construction or development project. Whether it’s clearing and grubbing, new construction and building, improvements to infrastructure, or demolition, waste is the deliberate or indirect result of these operations. Clearing and grubbing operations produce large quantities of a homogenous waste (a.k.a. green waste).

Odorous Assault

Odorous Assault

While perhaps the increased emphasis on separate collections of organic wastes such as food scraps and other green waste has contributed to more odors, the development of neighborhoods closer to what was once a remote MSW operation is the overriding factor, say industry observers. Marc L. Byers, owner of Byers

They’re So Unusual

They’re So Unusual

A drone flies through the air capturing data from a construction project. A directional drilling system that looks like a large version of the “Transformer” toy is helping contractors make and break joints for pipes. A compressed air canon is launching nails on a job site. A machine is doing

From Titusville to Tycoons

From Titusville to Tycoons

The evolution of the oil and gas drilling industry in the US has all the essential components of a blockbuster adventure novel—colorful characters, challenging landscapes, spectacular discoveries, deals and dollars, and a lot of each of them.

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.

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