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MSW Management Weekly

MSW Management weekly news keeps you up-to date with the latest MSW waste topics and news.  With in-depth reporting on landfill management, waste sorting, waste management technologies, waste to energy, waste collection vehicles, waste diversion and waste regulations MSW Management is the official publication of SWANA, the largest professional organization of solid waste management professionals in the world.

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Six Great Reasons to Come to Nashville

Six Great Reasons to Come to Nashville

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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  … Read More

MSW—Reader Favorites

MSW—Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Grading & Excavation Contractor magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.  … Read More

Design and Planning for Landfill Gas Collection Systems

Design and Planning for Landfill Gas Collection Systems

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Most landfill gas design engineers are accustomed to preparing design drawings to incorporate the installation of a gas system into an existing landfill that has been accepting waste for many years. The landfill may require a gas system per the New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) regulations or may be adding  … Read More

Recent History Says We Can Do This

Recent History Says We Can Do This

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Remember the Montreal Protocol? In 1987, nations around the world agreed to ban chemicals known as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). It had been discovered that CFCs were destroying the ozone layer in the earth’s stratosphere. The ozone, as we know, protects the planet below from ultraviolet radiation.

To the general public, banning  … Read More

Waste Collection Vehicle Maintenance

Waste Collection Vehicle Maintenance

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When it comes to maintenance, the basics still apply, says Curtis Dorwart, refuse product manager for Mack Trucks. “Don’t forget the basics! The life of a truck can be 10 to 15 years with proper maintenance.”  … Read More

A WASTECON Like No Other

A WASTECON Like No Other

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I’ve been making a list of the things I’d like to do in Nashville, TN, when I’m there for WASTECON 2018 this month. Of course I’d like to see the Grand Ole Opry. I like to wear black a lot so I want to visit the Johnny Cash Museum. Nelson’s  … Read More

Remove Landfill Air Space With Wheels and Teeth

Remove Landfill Air Space With Wheels and Teeth

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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,  … Read More

Imagine What We Could Do with Cardboard

Imagine What We Could Do with Cardboard

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One of my favorite comic strips is “Calvin and Hobbes.” And one of my favorite themes from the strip is Calvin using a cardboard box and turning it into a “Transmogrifier,” a machine that could turn him into an eel, a baboon, a giant bug, or a dinosaur. In an  … Read More

Adapting MRFs to Technology

Adapting MRFs to Technology

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As technology and automation such as optical sorters, robotics, and controls play a greater role in modern MRFs, it calls for a different skill set in those who manage them and work with them.  … Read More

What if I Told You There’s a Future in Unrecyclable Plastic?

What if I Told You There’s a Future in Unrecyclable Plastic?

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I have always dreamed of traveling to Amsterdam. I want to see the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Heineken Experience, among so many other things. I just found out about another thing I want to see in Amsterdam.

It’s a new factory that’s being built in the  … Read More

The Last Straw?

The Last Straw?

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For the longest time, I didn’t eat chocolate ice cream, the reason being that when I was a kid, my younger brother and sister both loved double scoop chocolate ice cream cones. They would attack them so voraciously that a wet and dripping circle of brown would form around their  … Read More

Finally Some Progress

Finally Some Progress

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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  … Read More



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