You May Be At Risk

| Like most boys growing up, one of the chores my brother and I were tasked with was the weekly ritual of “taking out the garbage.” Back then, it would entail toting out black Hefty bags from the garage to the curb. More often than not, my brother and I would forget about garbage day until ... READ MORE

Meet Leachate and Wastewater Experts at WASTECON® 2018

| August 15, 2018 Managing landfill leachate is increasingly challenging and costly. SCS Engineers has arranged to provide you with the opportunity to meet with leachate and wastewater experts at the SCS Engineers booth 604 during WASTECON’s exhibit hours. The leachate treatment experts will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the issues and challenges at your landfill’s ... READ MORE

Six Great Reasons to Come to Nashville

| By next weekend, most of the SWANA staff, your board representatives and chapter officers, and up to 2,000 other solid waste professionals will be gathering in Nashville for WASTECON and co-sited events. Will you be among them? If you have already made your travel arrangements and registered for WASTECON—thank you! We look forward to seeing ... READ MORE

New Report Analyzes Residential Yard Waste Collection Processes

| Silver Spring, MD – A new report issued by the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) documents the collection of yard waste, analyzing schedules, processes, and costs, while looking for opportunities to improve efficiency and mitigate risks. The report, “Service Options for the Curbside Collection of Residential Yard Waste,” used ... READ MORE

Call for Media to Register for Environmental Conference

| WASTECON in Nashville to Attract Hundreds of Waste & Recycling Leaders The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), invites environmental media to participate in WASTECON, SWANA’s largest conference helping solid waste leaders plan a sustainable future for their communities, taking place in Nashville, Tennessee from August 20-23, 2018. Members of the press receive exclusive ... READ MORE

Remove Landfill Air Space With Wheels and Teeth

| Location is Everything In Montezuma County, located in the southwest corner of Colorado, the local county landfill is well positioned for business in this area that is suitably named, “Four Corners.” Along with the Colorado trash, customers bring in solid waste from three adjacent states of Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona, making the daily average of incoming waste about 100 tons. ... READ MORE

Finally Some Progress

| Sometimes, something that happens in your own backyard can bode well for others who are far beyond state lines. Here in Santa Barbara County, CA, a conservancy group has been in opposition to the Tajiguas Landfill, where around 200,000 tons of waste are deposited every year. The Gaviota Coast Conservancy has also been against plans ... READ MORE