Tag: MSW

Municipal solid waste (MSW), commonly known as trash or garbage in the U.S. and as refuse or rubbish in the UK, is a waste type consisting of everyday items that are discarded by the public. “Garbage” can also refer specifically to food waste, as in a garbage disposal; the two are sometimes collected separately.

Sponge Cities

Sponge Cities

You may have read recently about China’s “sponge cities.” They’re an approach to what we commonly call green infrastructure—an attempt to reduce flooding and infiltrate stormwater runoff in some of the areas most affected by rapid urbanization. China has spent $12 billion so far—with federal and local governments and private

MSW—Reader Favorites

MSW—Reader Favorites

Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Grading & Excavation Contractor magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

The Trotti Files: Overcoming Stranded Political Investment

The Trotti Files: Overcoming Stranded Political Investment

Quality, quantity, timeliness, and public involvement are the basic ingredients necessary to operate a fully-functioning, effective materials management system, starting with its strategic basis, tactical alignment, practical implementation, and carrying all the way through to the broad acceptance by the various constituencies involved. So, where do we stand?

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

Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement

Waste collection does not stay constant. Like any other industry, it changes and grows with each new innovation in machinery or technique. Other industries consciously adopt the formal process of “continuous improvement” to advance their capabilities and improve the quality of their products and services. Waste collection is no different.

Adapting to the Technology

Adapting to the 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.

Winter Operations at the Frey Farm Landfill

Winter Operations at the Frey Farm Landfill

While many factors affect operations at a landfill, one of the most impactful and unpredictable is weather. With the winter season here, if you live and work in a region that experiences severe winter weather, you know that snow, ice, and freezing temperatures present some unique challenges in the solid

Contains Artificial Intelligence

Contains Artificial Intelligence

When I first started working for MSW Management, the extent of my waste management knowledge was that I took our full bins down to the curb Tuesday mornings and then brought them back empty behind the garage in the afternoon. Of course, I learned on day one that there’s an

The First Domino Falls

The First Domino Falls

Here’s something you never think about that I’m going to make you think about. Falling dominoes. I’m talking about those gigantic kinetic displays that show thousands of dominoes standing side by side in a row, in a spiral, in a circle, in a pattern, and even in multi-level structures. You

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