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| 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

“You Think You’re Helping, But You’re Not”

| Snow and ice storms have recently hit the Midwest. When I scan through the pictures of snow on front lawns and roads and highways, I remember when I was growing up and became old enough to shovel snow off the driveway. I did it for a couple of years by myself until my little brother ... READ MORE

Plastic Straw Police

| The first step is sometimes the hardest. It can often feel like the ultimate goal is so far away, it’ll take an eternity to get there. But all journeys start with that first step. Banning plastic straws may sound silly and trivial to people who don’t know what we know. We know where those straws ... READ MORE

Stream of Waste

| As the waste and recycling industry continues efforts to innovate in order to deal with new realities, National Geographic is embarking on a scientific endeavor to understand the flow of plastic from its source to the world’s oceans. The two co-leaders of the National Geographic Society’s “Source to Sea” plastic initiative are Jenna Jambeck and ... READ MORE

AMCS Announces Acquisition of Recy Systems

| LIMERICK, Ireland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AMCS, the world’s leading supplier of integrated software and vehicle technology for the waste and recycling sector, has today announced the acquisition of Germany’s leading recycling and waste management software specialist, Recy Systems (Recy). Recy has offices in Germany, U.S., U.K. and Slovakia. Their customers include some of the world’s largest and most ... READ MORE

ClearSpan Announces up to 35% off in Building Blowout

| ClearSpan is celebrating the new year with an extended sale on a special selection of buildings. Customers have the potential to save thousands of dollars on their purchase with discounts of up to 35%. Customers must act fast if they want to take advantage of these incredible savings. The sale has already begun and only ... READ MORE

Do More With Less

| In our ever increasing efforts to control, maintain, and manage our solid waste, one main strategy has been to avoid making waste whenever and wherever possible. Part of that is placing a greater emphasis on sustainability. Recently, Volvo Construction Equipment has laid out six sustainable building materials that we could be using in the future ... READ MORE

I Should Be on the List

| Imagine you’ve cleaned yourself up nicely for a fancy evening event that is invitation only. You’re wearing your best “invitation only fancy evening event” duds. You may have even bought a new pair of shoes for the occasion. When you drive up, you pass the parking lot and go straight to valet parking. You tip ... READ MORE

City of Cheyenne Selects Burns & McDonnell to Complete Solid Waste Management Plan

| CHEYENNE, Wyoming — The City of Cheyenne has selected Burns & McDonnell to develop and support the implementation of an integrated solid waste management (ISWM) plan. The project will help guide future activities and support infrastructure, programs and policies needed to manage the city’s solid waste. “To provide the most effective, high-quality service to residents ... READ MORE

Seemingly Out of Nowhere

| When the China Waste Ban went into effect, the recycling industry was turned almost completely upside down. That may be overstating it a bit, but let’s be honest, it was an extremely difficult pill to swallow. I declared that we needed to discover new ways of doing things and not just new markets for recyclables. ... READ MORE


| The ever-increasing awareness on the Russian territory of considering post-consume materials as a resource has lead AMUT ECOTECH, Green Division of AMUT GROUP, to take part to the “Waste Treatment Conference” organized by INVENTRA (CREON Group) on the 22nd of October, in Moscow.   Antonio Morona, AMUT ECOTECH Sales Manager, presented the topic “Waste collection integrated ... READ MORE

MSW Management Looks Ahead to 2019

| As we look forward in 2019, change is in the air. First, in case you missed it, MSW Management and our sister publications were acquired by Endeavor  Business Media last month.  We’re excited to be a part of the Endeavor Business Media family, and our team will continue to bring you the quality content and events ... READ MORE

MSW Management’s Best of 2018

| As we close the books on 2018, let’s revisit MSW Management’s top posts and stories for the year. These blog posts received more comments and views than any others from MSW Management in 2018. This Is No Laughing Matter One of my favorite cable TV stations is Comedy Central. Among the shows that I watch is “The ... READ MORE