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BIOMASS Waste First Then Fuel

BIOMASS Waste First Then Fuel Dear MSW Professional, Biomass covers a wide range of organic plant-like matter and, depending on the viewpoint, is either waste material or a desirable fuel, but can also be both. When we speak of waste, we usually refer to man-made waste—unwanted or discarded matter. Then there is also natural waste: ... READ MORE

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Seeds of Innovation

Free report details how to execute your big projects in less time and bring more profit to your bottom line. Dear Erosion Control professional, Innovation drives industries and hydroseeding is no different. With every great challenge, there’s an opportunity for industry leaders to develop solutions using innovative practices or equipment. These advances happen everywhere and every ... READ MORE

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S is for Safety: Are You Ready for the New Safety Technology Mandates?

As of May 2018, all new vehicles with a GVWR of less than 10,000 pounds—including buses and on-road trucks—must be equipped with rear visibility technology to comply with the FMVSS 111 mandate. This final rule by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of an ongoing effort to reduce an average of 210 fatalities and 15,000 injuries caused by reversing vehicles each year. Along with other safety ... READ MORE

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Special Report: Lowest Cost Fastest Method of Eliminating Wood and Vegetative Waste

When it comes to clearing a site, wood and vegetative waste often represent significant volumes of materials. Disposing of wood and vegetative waste by landfilling simply does not make economic sense for most site clearing operations. Our friends at Air Burners, Inc. have provided this special report to discuss the challenges and opportunities for dealing with wood and vegetative waste for site clearing operations. Air Curtain Burners, also ... READ MORE

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Case Study: Transportation Challenges in the Waste Organics Industry

The waste organics industry is changing the way landfill supervisors and transportation managers are operating. With initiatives like the US EPA’s Sustainable Management of Food, the repurpose, reuse, and redistribution of organic material will pose a significant challenge to our industry. How to manage this change from a transportation perspective will be as critical of a component to the whole process as any other. ... READ MORE

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Fire Sprinkler Systems Aren’t Enough to Stop a Fire

Fires are a problem in the waste industry. Between June of 2017 and May of 2018, there were 368 reported fire incidents in waste and recycling facilities in the United States and Canada. That's more than one a day! With reasonable assumptions, we believe there are six times that amount of fire incidents occurring in waste facilities annually. According to Jim Olson, SVP of Safety at Republic Services, ... READ MORE

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The Costs and Benefits of Simulation-Based Training: Key Considerations

The construction industry has seen steady growth over the past decade, fueled by significant building and infrastructure projects. Finding skilled crane and heavy equipment operators is increasingly difficult. A 2017 poll indicated that over 75% of construction firms were having trouble finding skilled equipment operators. Operators need to be trained; however, training can be risky. Vehicle/equipment accidents are the leading cause of workplace deaths on construction worksites. Placing inexperienced ... READ MORE

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Vapor-Phase Odor Control for Landfills, MRFs, and other Solid Waste Participants

While modern landfills are well-engineered facilities designed, operated and monitored to ensure compliance with federal regulations, fugitive malodors often persist. Incoming waste haulers and naturally produced landfill gas as well as organic decomposition exposed on the working face combine to release many different gases such as methane, CO2, ammonia, sulfides and various other unpleasant odors into the near, and often downwind, airspace. This report addresses how advances in odor ... READ MORE

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2018 Special Supplement: Landfill Gas to Energy

Methane is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted by human activities in the United States. Nearly 20% of those emissions come from landfills. Landfill gas to energy represents an opportunity not just for improving air quality by capturing methane, but also an additional revenue stream that can be in place long after landfill operations cease. MSW Management compiled this special supplement to highlight key areas in capping landfills, ... READ MORE

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