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Heavy Duty Cycle

Heavy Duty Cycle

Industry innovations often arise from the people whose everyday work poses a frustrating obstacle. “If we could only do…” or “If there was just a machine that did…think how much better our work product could be!”

Marshalling ideas plus experience and faced with the growing dilemma of keeping equipment clean, Garrett

SWANA Announces Winners of 2018 Safety Awards

SWANA Announces Winners of 2018 Safety Awards

Awardees to be honored at WASTECON® 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 SWANA Safety Awards, selected by SWANA’s Technical Divisions and the SWANA Safety Committee for their excellence in solid waste safety.

Winners were

You Make the Call

You Make the Call

Growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, I used to listen to Detroit Tiger baseball games on the radio while cleaning the garage, or sitting by the lake, or working a summer job. The voice doing the play-by-play was Ernie Harwell. He used what we now call “Harwell-isms” in describing

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Keltech
Bradley Corp.’s Keltech Tankless Water Heaters deliver instantaneous ANSI-required tepid water to emergency safety showers and eye/face washes. Drawing energy only when needed, these tankless water heaters are highly efficient and precise in supplying tepid water at a second’s notice even in extreme work environments. Installation is easy since only

A New Team of Horses

A New Team of Horses

Often, two technologies emerge more or less simultaneously, and then reinforce each other as mutually compatible technologies. In doing so, they can create a kind of synergy together and make one another more efficient, more cost-effective, more profitable, and more useful—like a pair of horses working together to pull a

Batteries Ablaze

Batteries Ablaze

You may remember the news a couple of years ago when Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were overheating and, in some cases, exploding. This PR disaster was the result of problems with the lithium-ion batteries used in the manufacturing of the phone. Over 96% of the phones have been returned,

Reader Profile: Cathy Hall

Reader Profile: Cathy Hall

Solid waste is a business, whether you work for a private company or a municipal government, contends Cathy Hall. Hall manages the integrated solid waste system for Pitkin County, CO. “Contracting and budgets are a big part of the job,” she says. “Pitkin County Solid Waste Center (SWC) is an

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