Tag: yard waste

Green waste is biodegradable waste that can be composed of garden or park waste, such as grass or flower cuttings and hedge trimmings, as well as domestic and commercial food waste. The differentiation green identifies it as high in nitrogen, as opposed to brown waste, which is primarily carbonaceous.

Technology in a Can

Technology in a Can

Challenges and opportunities are coming your way—every system has them. But as a manager, the measure of your success, maybe even your job, can come down to how well you deal with them.

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” or so said the late Peter Drucker. If asked to elaborate,

How Two Cities Deal With Oversize Waste

How Two Cities Deal With Oversize Waste

According to Mildred Lee, solid waste and recycling manager for the public works department of the City of Greenville, SC, specialty collections comprise a small percentage of its overall curbside collection program. Per city ordinance, a limited amount of oversized items can be placed at the curb for collection on

Reader Profile: Steven Christman

Reader Profile: Steven Christman

As executive director of the significantly rural Northeast Indiana Solid Waste District, Steven P. Christman, QEP, is a jack-of-all trades, and the master of them all as well. The four-county special use district is one of the state’s few regional districts. Serving a primarily agricultural population of 156,000 across 1,468 square

Street Sweeping With the Best

Street Sweeping With the Best

“We run our sweepers every day of the week except the weekend, for nine to nine-and-a-half months of the year—even some days of December when the weather is mild. We don’t put water in the tank when it might freeze,” says Dale Chumley, chief of stormwater for the city of

SWANApalooza: More than Just a Conference

SWANApalooza: More than Just a Conference

At SWANA, we know it’s important to provide conference attendees with interactive experiences that take them outside of typical lecture-style sessions and place them into real world settings. That’s why at SWANApalooza, we’re offering three unique tours that allow you to see the advancements being made in the solid waste

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