Tag: disposal

The action or process of throwing away or getting rid of something.

Project Profile: Up to Specifications

Project Profile: Up to Specifications

History of Landfill Gas
Traditionally, North American landfills were operated as a disposal business financially driven by the tons of waste processed. As environmental regulations and technology developed, landfill operations transitioned across the United States to reduce environmental impact and increase efficiency. Gone are the typical “dump” sites, and in are

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.

Editor’s Comments: “It’s Personal”

Editor’s Comments: “It’s Personal”

T here are some realities we need to face. The 36,807-acre Tubbs fire that tore through Napa, Sonoma, and Lake Counties in Northern California this past fall has resulted in nearly 50,000 tons of post-fire debris being taken to Sonoma County’s Central Landfill. That particular mountain of ash, metal, and

What to Do With the Mud From Montecito

What to Do With the Mud From Montecito

As you might have seen or read in the past week, the community of Montecito, CA, has experienced catastrophic mudslides following the Thomas Fire. As I write this, 20 people are known to have died, several others are missing, dozens of homes have been completely destroyed, and hundreds more have

The Cannabis Conundrum

The Cannabis Conundrum

For weeks I thought I had a skunk problem. Every evening, the scent returned. But as it turns out, odiferous varmints were not to blame. My home, nestled in an agricultural region of California, has recently found itself at the epicenter of the cannabis industry. And it seems that this

Did They Find a Better Way?

Did They Find a Better Way?

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

A Lump of Coal for Christmas

A Lump of Coal for Christmas

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,

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