The Deposit System

| Years ago when I was in my early teens, I used to take care of all the used soda bottles and cans in our house. Back then in Michigan, we used to get 10 cents for every returnable bottle or can. In the summer, there used to be a yearly golf tournament near us and ... READ MORE

Dominoes Falling

| I’m going to admit this to only you. Every now and then I like to go on YouTube and watch videos of falling dominoes. There’s something about the lengthy precision involved in setting them up and then seeing them fall. You probably know that some of these falling dominoes displays even reveal surprising pictures as ... READ MORE

Peterson Manufacturing’s Cory Adams named Vice President of Engineering

| GRANDVIEW, MO (March 2019) — Peterson Manufacturing, a global leader in vehicle safety lighting technology and related equipment, is pleased to announce that Cory Adams has been named as Vice President of Engineering effective January 1, 2019. He was also elected as the newest member of Peterson’s Board of Directors. Adams heads Peterson’s 15-member engineering ... READ MORE

Rotochopper Announces the Appointment of New CEO, Tosh Brinkerhoff

| St. Martin, MN – March 4, 2019 – Rotochopper, Inc. announced today the appointment of Tosh Brinkerhoff as the company’s next chief executive officer, effective immediately. Brinkerhoff has more than 20 years of industry leadership experience with an impressive track record in heavy equipment manufacturing. “Tosh’s personal values, supportive family, collaborative leadership style, professional management ... READ MORE

Ontario-based Da-Lee Environmental Services invest in CDEnviro equipment

| Da-Lee, based in Stoney-Creek, Ontario offers a range of waste classification services.  The company provides treatment, disposal, transportation and handling of a wide range of hazardous and non-hazardous waste around Southern Ontario from Toronto to the US border. Prior to investing in CDEnviro equipment Da-Lee handled a range of solid-liquid wastes by adding sawdust to ... READ MORE

Covanta Response

| In my last blog, I wrote about an article from The Guardian that reported on the effects the China Waste Ban was having on the town of Chester, PA. In its report, a finger was pointed at a Covanta incinerator as the source of increasing air quality concerns. Covanta has responded to The Guardian’s article. ... READ MORE

SWANA Adds New Safety Stickers to Protect Workers

| Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is collaborating with BrandArmor to provide an important new safety decal for the back of waste and recycling collection trucks.  BrandArmor has created large, SafetyFirst™ Prismatic Reflective caution decals, which include the familiar warning to Slow Down to Get Around. The reflective decals will be visible ... READ MORE

More People are Learning What We Already Know

| It hasn’t been news to the waste and recycling industries for more than a year. I’m talking about the effects the China Waste Ban has been having on our domestic recycling processes. As we continue to meet the ongoing challenges of the restrictions, an increasing number of people in the general public are learning about ... READ MORE

Slimline Manufacturing: Profiles In Innovation

| How a Landfill managed by a not-for-profit Association exemplifies progressive fiscal, environmental and community values. “Everything that comes here, stays here.” While it may sound a like a reference to Hotel California, our story comes from a place far north of Todos Santos, the small town on Mexico’s Baja peninsula, home to the hotel made ... READ MORE

SWANA Latest

| Rest In Peace Jim Considine. I know that this isn’t news to many of you but before the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) was SWANA, it was the Governmental Refuse Collection and Disposal Association (GRCDA). The GRCDA was born in a meeting on December 12, 1961, at the Huddle Restaurant in West Covina, ... READ MORE