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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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180 Dump Trucks

180 Dump Trucks

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According to WUNC public radio, Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan says heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal ash landfill near the North Carolina coast. The breach displaced about 2,000 cubic yards of ash. That’s enough ash to fill about 180 dump trucks.

Officials are still  … Read More

Wilson!

Wilson!

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If you don’t remember the movie Cast Away, here’s a brief synopsis. Tom Hanks is stranded on an uninhabited tropical island following a plane crash. As he struggles to survive, a Wilson brand volleyball washes ashore. The castaway paints a face on the ball and names it “Wilson.” Wilson becomes  … 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

Processing Landfill Gas for Energy Use

Processing Landfill Gas for Energy Use

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Landfill gas (LFG) is getting lots of attention these days. It’s a greenhouse gas. It’s a renewable energy source. It’s also the cause of one of the most widespread regulatory issues in the landfill industry: LFG migration.  … Read More

Lights…Camera…MRF Summit!

Lights…Camera…MRF Summit!

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One of the more anticipated keynote presentations at this year’s WASTECON in Nashville, TN, was the MRF Summit. The high-powered panel included Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) executive director and CEO, David Biderman; Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI) president, Robin Wiener; and the associate director of  … 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

Everyone Speaking the Same Language

Everyone Speaking the Same Language

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I was once at a wedding that included guests from the Philippines, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, and the US. At one point in the celebration, the music stopped and the large room filled with hundreds of voices speaking multiple languages. It was interesting to me when I would hear a word  … Read More

Smaller Fish to Fry

Smaller Fish to Fry

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At WASTECON in Nashville, TN, there’s been much discussion of China Sword and the effects it’s had on the waste and recycling industries. More Southeast Asian countries are beginning to impose stricter waste import regulations. The trade war and retaliatory tariffs have now engulfed our industries. These are big problems  … Read More

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

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



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