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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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Turning Plastic into Lumber

Turning Plastic into Lumber

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For most of my adult working life, I’ve faced deadlines. I’ve had to make them as a reporter, as a writer, and as an editor. They’ve become such an integral part of my existence and I’ve been able to meet them time and again so that I don’t feel any  … 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

Of Rats and Men

Of Rats and Men

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According to Vox.com, rats cause an estimated $19 billion of damage in the US every year. On top of that, they can carry a scary number of seriously dangerous diseases. The article asserts that, “Improper trash disposal, not maintaining our infrastructure, and not taking preventive measures are just a few  … Read More

A Detailed Summary

A Detailed Summary

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Would you consider the phrase “mechanical biological treatment” as somewhat of an oxymoron? Does it rank up there in the big leagues with the likes of “jumbo shrimp” and “deafening silence” and “Hell’s Angels” and “found missing?”

Mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facilities, as you know, combine mechanical waste sorting with a  … Read More

Collection Containers for Organic Waste

Collection Containers for Organic Waste

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At least five states have imposed bans prohibiting the disposal of organics in landfills. Some states and cities imposed mandatory organic waste recycling laws that target generators of anywhere from 1 ton of food waste per week to 104 tons of food waste or more per year.  … Read More

“Do It. For the Love of the Game”

“Do It. For the Love of the Game”

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I’ve never been the kind of person who got into baseball statistics. Jackie Robinson’s slugging percentage was .474. Dwight Gooden’s earned run average was 1.53. A baseball weighs 5 ounces. I had to look that all up. I suppose I’ve always simply enjoyed either watching or playing the game. And  … Read More

This is Close to Home

This is Close to Home

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It will take months and, in some cases, years for things to get back to “normal” in the cities of Santa Barbara and Montecito following a devastating wildfire and catastrophic mudslides. The main thoroughfare up the coast, Highway 101, has just been repaired, cleared, and reopened to traffic. The remaining  … Read More

A Safe Reminder

A Safe Reminder

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There’s a phrase that was extremely repetitive during the past holiday season. It wasn’t the exact same phrase every time. There were subtle (and some not so subtle) variations of “Be safe!” The Santiago family visited a number of places during the Christmas and New Year season, and whenever we  … Read More

Also Known as Explosive Cyclogenesis

Also Known as Explosive Cyclogenesis

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The term “polar vortex” was new to me a few years ago. In 2014, the North Polar Vortex shifted south, bringing record low temperatures to Canada and the US. This year, I learned about the “bomb cyclone,” also known as “bombogenesis.” Bombing happens when a low-pressure system’s central pressure falls  … Read More

The Joy of Returning Gifts

The Joy of Returning Gifts

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On Christmas Eve, I drove with my wife, three kids, and one granddaughter a few hours to Los Angeles for a 2-day Christmas with my parents and siblings. We drove a few hours back home to welcome my sister-in-law for a 4-day visit. That was followed by hosting a holiday  … Read More



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