MSW Municipal Solid Waste Management
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ISSN (Print) 1053-7899
Published by Forester Media Inc. [1 journal]
- Software and Mechanical Automation Innovations in Trash Collection
Innovations seem to come at us at all corners, and at an ever-escalating pace—cell phones, new fuel cars, new efficient heating, and appliances that seem to do everything but feed your pets a balanced diet and mow your lawn remotely. The truth is, some gadgets actually do perform those functions. But those are the attention-gettersThe post Software and Mechanical Automation Innovations in Trash Collection appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:46:12 +000
- Authors: Barbara Hesselgrave
- No Fly Zone?
At this year’s SWANApalooza, I sat in on a session in which Jay Hatho, the CIO and senior vice president at SCS Engineers, explained that the widespread use of drones in the waste industry is still years away. Waste management is, however, embracing the benefits of big data, and one of the best ways toThe post No Fly Zone? appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:35:02 +000
- Authors: Arturo Santiago
- Want to Get a Fix on the Emerging Regulatory Environment?
That’s the task our mighty Forester University has placed on its webinar platter for next week, calling upon well-known and respected MSW attorney, Constance Hornig, to plumb the murky depths of such agenda-laden organizations as OMB, EPA, and Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works (EPW).Are you interested in what changes to the environmental landscapeThe post Want to Get a Fix on the Emerging Regulatory Environment? appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:38:05 +000
- Authors: John Trotti
- Food Waste Diversion: Defining Terms
You may remember using defined terms such as "yard waste" or "green waste" in early source separation programs; then more broadly, "organic waste" as we developed different types of composting and processing facilities, and now adding "food waste" as we move on to food waste diversion programs. What is the trend for defining "food waste"? Or for "food waste diversion", or "food waste recovery"?The post Food Waste Diversion: Defining Terms appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:16:36 +000
- Authors: Constance Hornig
- How Two Cities Deal With Oversize Waste
Whitley B. Forehand; Robert A.Davidson
According to Mildred Lee, solid waste and recycling manager for the public works department of the City of Greenville, SC, specialty collections comprise a small percentage of its overall curbside collection program. Per city ordinance, a limited amount of oversized items can be placed at the curb for collection on the customer's regular collection day, as long as the customer calls the office ahead of time to schedule it.The post How Two Cities Deal With Oversize Waste appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:00:24 +000
- Authors: Whitley B. Forehand; Robert A.Davidson
- And the Winner Is…
I’m at SWANApalooza this week. The number of experts in the fields of zero waste, landfill gas and biogas, landfills, and the Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is astounding. It would take way too long for me to go through all that I’ve seen and learned, but I believe I have recruited a good numberThe post And the Winner Is… appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:51:59 +000
- Authors: Arturo Santiago
- Leachate Collection Pipe Construction
Permitting lateral and/or vertical expansions is the way for the landfill operators to remain in business, and that has resulted in permitted landfills becoming larger and taller. There are currently permitted landfills in the state of Florida or in other states with a maximum waste thickness exceeding 300 feet. Landfills with over 300-foot thicknesses may be rare, but there are many landfills with waste thicknesses over 200 feet in Florida. These landfills can apply significant compressive stresses on the leachate collection pipes placed below waste at the bottom of the landfill. Leachate collection pipes are considered the backbone for proper management of leachate in landfills. Without leachate collection pipes, leachate heads can quickly exceed the allowable maximum leachate head of 1.0 feet above the liner, and the agency would have to take action at that stage, possibly shutting down the landfill if leachate collection pipes are compromised to the point of not allowing flow through them.The post Leachate Collection Pipe Construction appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:51:27 +000
- Authors: Ali Khatami
- Changes and Improvements in Onboard Scales and Software
Anyone who has been in the solid waste industry for some time appreciates just how far scales and software have come in increasing operational efficiencies and accuracies. In the analog world, onboard scales—specifically wheel loaders—used to be static, "meaning the operator would need to stop and weigh, slowing down the operation productivity, and increasing the cost per ton of material handled," points out Nigel Kurtz, regional manager for Trimble Aggregate Division.The post Changes and Improvements in Onboard Scales and Software appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:41:29 +000
- Authors: Carol Brzozowski
- Introducing “Dirty Murph and the Kerbside Sorters”
There are only a handful of times that I remember the exact moment I became a fan of a music artist or band. For example, for my birthday in 1978 my sister got me the “Hotel California” album by the Eagles. I was an instant fan. The first time Melissa Etheridge performed on The Grammys,The post Introducing “Dirty Murph and the Kerbside Sorters” appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:33:47 +000
- Authors: Arturo Santiago
- VIDEO: 2017 Infrastructure Report Card
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report Card for America’s Infrastructure depicts the condition and performance of American infrastructure in the familiar form of a school report card—assigning letter grades based on the physical condition and needed investments for improvement.
This year’s overall grade is a D+.The post VIDEO: 2017 Infrastructure Report Card appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:14:02 +000
- Authors: Forester Media