If Food Waste Was Snow

| I’ve been seeing pictures on social media that friends from the Midwest have posted of snow. They’re shots of snow on the patio furniture, photos of their dogs playing in the snow, and my favorite, grilling steaks out in the snow. The pictures I don’t like are the ones in which someone is holding a ... READ MORE


| New technology recovers more glass for recycling, achieving purity rates greater than 95% TOMRA Sorting Recycling introduces AUTOSORT COLOR, a new machine which works in combination with AUTOSORT LASER to separate glass from municipal solid waste (MSW) with unprecedented effectiveness. Even though it is common to collect glass waste separately, a significant amount of recoverable ... READ MORE

Peterson is Named an Approved Lighting Vendor for Vipar Heavy Duty Network

| Agreement takes effect November 1, 2018 GRANDVIEW, MO (November 2018) — Peterson Manufacturing is very pleased to report that as of November 1, 2018, the company became an approved lighting vendor for Vipar HD, the largest heavy-duty truck parts buying group in North America. With a distributor group of over 250 members across the United States, ... READ MORE

We Have a Winner!

| As it happens every year around this time, I’m beginning to schedule next year’s events that I plan on attending. Every year I go to SWANApalooza, which is in Boston, MA, from February 25–28, 2019. In adding this to my calendar, I’m pleased and honored to have been asked by SWANA to moderate one of ... READ MORE

Expansion plans for 100 people over the next three years as AMCS opens its Global Headquarters in Limerick

| Limerick, November 2018: Today, Pat Breen TD, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection officially opened AMCS’ new global technical and support headquarters in Limerick. Speaking at the event, Minister Breen said: “The growth of AMCS into a global leader of integrated software and vehicle technology for the ... READ MORE

American Baler Company Announces New Hire for Key Account Sales

| Bellevue, OH – American Baler Company is proud to announce and welcome Sean Gertsch as Key Account Sales. Gertsch will be responsible for developing National and OEM Accounts. Previously Gertsch served as a Sales Representative for Hoosier Machinery Solutions where he specialized in sales of capital equipment for recycling and material recovery facilities. American Baler ... READ MORE

Start Building the Future

| SWANApalooza is THE place to discuss, deliberate, and debate the latest challenges in the solid waste and recycling industry. During four exciting days, you can expect to catch up with your network of colleagues and make new lasting business connections to build your success. Join the Excitement Let’s keep the momentum going! Join the conversation ... READ MORE

They Call It “Distributed Modular Gasification”

| Recently I’ve been seeing more and more stories on the news and websites and social media about how the world is drowning in plastic. I’m glad this is on the radar of an increasing number of media outlets so that they can spread the word and educate people on the reality of recycling and how ... READ MORE

Jason Bailey named Director of Route Ready Sales for Big Truck Rental

| Big Truck Rental, LLC. announced that Jason Bailey will be taking on the role of Director of Route Ready Sales.  Route Ready Sales is the division of Big Truck Rental responsible for the marketing and sales of its premium off-rent refuse trucks. Jason will be responsible for the strategy and execution of the pre-owned vehicle ... READ MORE

Is Malaysia the New China?

| When I was a kid, my friends and I used to find empty lots in or around the neighborhood and turn it into a temporary baseball field. Inevitably, the lot would be developed or someone would figure out it was our playground and fence it off. When that happened—when we were “banned”—we simply looked for ... READ MORE

Soft-Pak acquires FASTPace Trash Software

| Soft-Pak Software Solutions (“Soft-Pak”), an operational software solution for the waste and recycling industry announced its expansion by acquiring FASTPace Roll Off Software (“FASTPace”) on October 31, 2018. The acquisition includes all software, clients and employees related to FASTPace Software. This strategic acquisition will provide value to the existing FASTPace users, as Soft-Pak plans to ... READ MORE