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Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. At the simplest level, the process of composting simply requires making a heap of wetted organic matter known as green waste (leaves, food waste) and waiting for the materials to break down into humus after a period of weeks or months.

COMPOST2018

The compost industry’s largest trade show, educational conference and Equipment Demonstration Day, bringing together more than 1,000 thought leaders, state, federal and local sustainability/recycling staff, business owners, suppliers and compostable product manufacturers to move forward public policy and regulations; train and educate; and discover the latest in products and services.

SWANA News

SWANA News

The ISWA World Congress & WASTECON 2017
On September 25–27, 2017, professionals and officials from over 60 countries headed to “Charm City” for the largest solid waste industry event in the world—The ISWA World Congress & WASTECON® 2017.

5K Fun Run/Walkfinishers braved theheat to competefor a great cause.

The conference

Organically Contained

Organically Contained

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.

Mixing It Up

Mixing It Up

The goal is an important one: A growing number of communities want to send less of their municipal waste to landfills and more to recycling centers, while others would prefer composting a greater amount of this waste. This makes sense: the nation’s landfills are getting crowded, and few municipalities are

“Down a Path of Wasteful and Counterproductive Action”

“Down a Path of Wasteful and Counterproductive Action”

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

Adapting MRFs to Technology

Adapting MRFs to Technology

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.

Project Profile: Reconstructing Canal Walls for Stormwater Control

Project Profile: Reconstructing Canal Walls for Stormwater Control

WHEN A CANAL AND STORMWATER Structure presented unacceptable risks to people and wildlife, the City of Palm Coast, FL, and the St. Johns River Water Management ­District evaluated the options to reconstruct the steep banks of the canal and the embedded culvert structure. The original construction material, rock riprap, had

Seeding for Progress and Restoration

Seeding for Progress and Restoration

The Palouse region of eastern Washington is known as one of the most fertile expanses of land in the world, with rich topsoil plunging to a depth of 100 feet or more. As Kurt Merg, vegetation ecologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, explains, it is one of

Erosion Control Devices

Erosion Control Devices

No one knows when it happened: some would say perhaps it made no sound, or maybe no one was listening, but something changed in the watershed upstream of several properties in a Noblesville, IN, subdivision. Suddenly, the slope of a streambank in a neighborhood backyard began wasting away.

Erosion Control for Construction Projects

Erosion Control for Construction Projects

Every type of construction project—building, road, bridge—involves erosion control. As soon as removal of an existing structure starts or a shovel turns over grass to expose the soil beneath, the need for erosion control begins.

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