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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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The Last Straw?

The Last Straw?

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For the longest time, I didn’t eat chocolate ice cream, the reason being that when I was a kid, my younger brother and sister both loved double scoop chocolate ice cream cones. They would attack them so voraciously that a wet and dripping circle of brown would form around their  … 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

Finally Some Progress

Finally Some Progress

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Sometimes, something that happens in your own backyard can bode well for others who are far beyond state lines. Here in Santa Barbara County, CA, a conservancy group has been in opposition to the Tajiguas Landfill, where around 200,000 tons of waste are deposited every year. The Gaviota Coast Conservancy  … Read More

The Latest Technology in Compactors and Balers

The Latest Technology in Compactors and Balers

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Whether it’s going to a landfill or a recycling facility, waste must be compacted and packaged for easier handling and efficient transportation to its destination. The compressed material takes up less space, thus reducing the number of trips needed, resulting in cost savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions from transport  … Read More

It Seems Like Everybody’s Talking About It Now

It Seems Like Everybody’s Talking About It Now

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It’s been nearly a year since China announced to the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it would be imposing new standards on the waste being imported to its shores. In those initial moments, we began to guess at the impact this would have on the waste and recycling industries. We  … Read More

A Letter from China

A Letter from China

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China’s Ministry of Commerce has, through its World Trade Organization (WTO) Notification and Enquiry Center, responded to comments from several WTO members including the US regarding the impact of National Sword. The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) posted the letter from China on its website.

The letter begins: “We appreciate  … Read More

You Make the Call

You Make the Call

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Growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, I used to listen to Detroit Tiger baseball games on the radio while cleaning the garage, or sitting by the lake, or working a summer job. The voice doing the play-by-play was Ernie Harwell. He used what we now call “Harwell-isms” in describing  … Read More

Batteries Ablaze

Batteries Ablaze

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You may remember the news a couple of years ago when Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were overheating and, in some cases, exploding. This PR disaster was the result of problems with the lithium-ion batteries used in the manufacturing of the phone. Over 96% of the phones have been returned,  … Read More

What are the Options? Part 2

What are the Options? Part 2

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Last week, I showed you the first part of an interview that I did with John Meese, the Senior Director of Heavy Equipment for Waste Management Inc. We talked about how his company has been getting along since China imposed its 0.5% contamination standard for imported recyclables, how they’re handling  … Read More

What are the Options?

What are the Options?

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At a recent press event in Newport, RI, I ran into John Meese, the Senior Director of Heavy Equipment for Waste Management Inc. His company has been testing various electric prototypes in various applications. I was able to interview him for this blog last July in Novato, CA, as they  … Read More

Speeding Up Weigh Ins

Speeding Up Weigh Ins

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Moving solid waste in and out of facilities quickly is highly valued within an industry that frowns upon any excess amount of downtime involved in the necessary weighing process. Even more detrimental than lengthy weighing is inaccurate weighing.  … Read More



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