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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

Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect

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A ripple effect has already begun since waste officials in China announced to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in July that they would no longer be accepting various solid waste and recycling materials at the end of the year. Those ripples can be seen from Hong Kong to mainland China  … Read More

“Down a Path of Wasteful and Counterproductive Action”

“Down a Path of Wasteful and Counterproductive Action”

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As we look back on 2017, we’ve certainly had an interesting year.  Before we close the books on 2017, let’s revisit MSW Management’s top posts for the year.

This blog post received more comments than any other MSW Management post published in 2017.


Everyone Having Anything to do with Waste and Recycling Should Read  … Read More

The Landfill Poses “Imminent and Substantial Endangerment”

The Landfill Poses “Imminent and Substantial Endangerment”

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In my days as a news reporter, there were countless stories I covered in which I had a front-row view to some type of devastating tragedy. I’ve been a witness to house fires, car crashes, accidental drownings, and gas leak explosions. In so many of those cases, I was overcome  … 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

Adapting MRFs to Technology

Adapting MRFs to Technology

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As technology and automation such as optical sorters, robotics, and controls play a greater role in modern MRFs, it calls for a different skill set in those who manage them and work with them.  … Read More

Did They Find a Better Way?

Did They Find a Better Way?

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There is a landfill in DuPage County, IL, that is planting more than 7,500 poplar trees as part of a system that will help dispose of leachate. It’s supposed to save the county a lot of money and at the same time have very little environmental impact.

Planting trees in order  … Read More

A Lump of Coal for Christmas

A Lump of Coal for Christmas

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As we near the end of the year, we continue to keep our eyes on the latest developments regarding the China waste ban. By staying on top of any changes, our reactions and decisions will be informed.

Of course, the Solid Waste Association of North America is meticulously monitoring the situation,  … Read More

Fundamentally Safe and Sound

Fundamentally Safe and Sound

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A good coach will continue to preach the importance of good fundamentals. Even if all the practice and drilling starts to wear thin or get repetitive, that coach will stick to his guns and keep pushing those fundamentals. When it comes to safety, the Solid Waste Association of North America  … 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

Thank You for Your Service

Thank You for Your Service

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Navy vessel USS Ranger (CV-61) was commissioned in 1957. She was the first carrier vessel built from inception as an angled-deck ship. During her 37 years of service, she earned 13 battle stars serving in the Vietnam War, the Indian Ocean, and the Persian Gulf. On November 1, 1983, a  … Read More



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