Tag: disposal of waste

Proper disposition of a discarded or discharged material in accordance with local environmental guidelines or laws.

SWANA News

SWANA News

Excellence in 2017
Honorees recognized at WASTECON®
The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that demonstrate the highest practices through their commitment to using effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, advancing worker and community health and safety, and

Management of Solid Waste From Tourism

Management of Solid Waste From Tourism

Small island developing states (SIDS), especially those that are tourist destinations, face numerous issues associated with the relatively limited land that may be spread over a number of islands. From a solid waste perspective management, siting facilities such as landfills can be problematic. One SIDS country, the Republic of Maldives

Can Your Water District Use Stored Energy to Reduce Grid Demand?

Can Your Water District Use Stored Energy to Reduce Grid Demand?

Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and the Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) announced last week that they will install the largest network of energy storage systems at a public water agency in the US. No doubt sparked by the closure of nearby San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station that placed greater demands

Shaking it up and Shutting Wells Down

Shaking it up and Shutting Wells Down

On Saturday at 7:02 am, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook an area northwest of Pawnee, Oklahoma, roughly 55 miles northwest of Tulsa. Within hours, Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency and ordered the shutdown of 37 wastewater disposal wells in a 500 square miles area near the earthquake’s

Landfill Design and Operational Changes Curtail Odor Sources

Landfill Design and Operational Changes Curtail Odor Sources

As authors Daryl R. O’Dell and Matthew Beebe describe in Part 3 of this concluding series, odor-causing compounds in high concentrations-whether insufficiently controlled through landfill design or standard operations procedures-might require modifications to existing landfill design elements; installation of gas treatment systems, as well as changes to standard operating procedures

Landfill Design and Operational Changes Curtail Odor Sources

Landfill Design and Operational Changes Curtail Odor Sources

As authors Daryl R. O’Dell and Matthew Beebe describe in Part 3 of this concluding series, odor-causing compounds in high concentrations—whether insufficiently controlled through landfill design or standard operations procedures—might require modifications to existing landfill design elements, installation of gas treatment systems, and changes to standard operating procedures in order to

And Then There Was Odor

And Then There Was Odor

Dealing with odor at solid waste facilities is a fact of life. Many regulations and standard operating procedures have been written focusing on avoiding landfill odor. Even with these precautionary measures, we still hear news reports of community outrage when landfill odor is not managed properly. Questions are raised about

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