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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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Did They Find a Better Way?

Did They Find a Better Way?

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There is a landfill in DuPage County, IL, that is planting more than 7,500 poplar trees as part of a system that will help dispose of leachate. It’s supposed to save the county a lot of money and at the same time have very little environmental impact.

Planting trees in order  … 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

A Lump of Coal for Christmas

A Lump of Coal for Christmas

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As we near the end of the year, we continue to keep our eyes on the latest developments regarding the China waste ban. By staying on top of any changes, our reactions and decisions will be informed.

Of course, the Solid Waste Association of North America is meticulously monitoring the situation,  … Read More

Fundamentally Safe and Sound

Fundamentally Safe and Sound

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A good coach will continue to preach the importance of good fundamentals. Even if all the practice and drilling starts to wear thin or get repetitive, that coach will stick to his guns and keep pushing those fundamentals. When it comes to safety, the Solid Waste Association of North America  … 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

Thank You for Your Service

Thank You for Your Service

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Navy vessel USS Ranger (CV-61) was commissioned in 1957. She was the first carrier vessel built from inception as an angled-deck ship. During her 37 years of service, she earned 13 battle stars serving in the Vietnam War, the Indian Ocean, and the Persian Gulf. On November 1, 1983, a  … Read More

Get Organized: A Look at Comprehensive Tool Tracking

Get Organized: A Look at Comprehensive Tool Tracking

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The Year in Preview

The Year in Preview

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As we near the end of the calendar year, it’s sometimes tradition for a publication to take stock of major events, issues, or news that have transpired over the past 12 months and reminisce with the “Year in Review.” I’ve been contemplating it for this space, at this time. But  … Read More

Why Isn’t This the Lead Story Everywhere?

Why Isn’t This the Lead Story Everywhere?

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The other day I was giving a friend a ride home from work and we started (actually I started) talking about the China Waste Ban which is supposed to go into effect at the end of the year. I tried to spell out for her the impact such a ban  … Read More

Wellness Checks for Waste Collection Vehicles

Wellness Checks for Waste Collection Vehicles

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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

How to Plan and Design a Landfill Gas Collection System

How to Plan and Design a Landfill Gas Collection System

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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



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