MSW Municipal Solid Waste Management
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ISSN (Print) 1053-7899
Published by Forester Media Inc. [1 journal]
- Deadliest Catch Caught
Earlier this summer I was among the thousands to attend Waste Expo in Las Vegas. Some of the more exciting moments come when a few of the exhibitors have a celebrity at their booth with which to shake hands and exchange a few pleasantries. One of my favorite shows is Deadliest Catch on the Discovery The post Deadliest Catch Caught appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 22:07:12 +000
- Authors: Arturo Santiago
- Maximizing Efficiency and Safety at MRFs
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) points out on its website that while recycling is good for the environment, it can be dangerous for workers. Certain materials in the wastestream directly pose hazards to workers. Additional hazards include vehicle traffic, moving machine parts, unexpected machine startup, lifting injuries, slips, trips, and falls. There have been The post Maximizing Efficiency and Safety at MRFs appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:19:26 +000
- Authors: Carol Brzozowski
- DSNY: Large and In Charge
The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is the largest sanitation department in the world. It employs nearly 10,000 workers, has a fleet of close to 3,000 vehicles, and if collecting more than 10,500 tons of residential and institutional garbage—along with 1,760 tons of recyclables—every day isn’t enough, the DSNY also has to clear The post DSNY: Large and In Charge appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:43:37 +000
- Authors: Arturo Santiago
- 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 post MSW—Reader Favorites appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 20:21:41 +000
- Authors: Forester Media
- Effective Dewatering – Part 1
Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the November/December 2012 edition of MSW Management. At a staff meeting some decades ago, we began talking about a potential expansion to one of our active landfills. There was a small tract of open ground adjacent to the landfill—actually it was within the buffer zone—that would work very well for The post Effective Dewatering – Part 1 appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 23:59:39 +000
- Authors: Neal Bolton
- CTs: Why, Where, What, and When (Number 2)
Following the 2016 Southern California Conversion Technology Conference (SCCTC), put on by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LACDPW) two weeks ago, I asked Jim Stewart, head of the BioEnergy Producers Association, to provide some background on the situation CTs face in helping fulfill the state’s aggressive organic waste diversion mandates. At issue The post CTs: Why, Where, What, and When (Number 2) appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:22:57 +000
- Authors: John Trotti
- Facts on Glass Recycling
Marc J. Rogoff; Robert B. Gardner
Recyclers typically do not want glass for several reasons. First, the market for recycled glass is poor to non-existent in most parts of the country. Second, glass breakage and cross contamination at material recovery facilities leads to increased processing costs and increased contamination of other recyclable materials, thus lowering the value of these commodities. While many communities are continuing to instruct their residents to place glass bottles and jars in single-stream carts, some communities have opted to discontinue glass collection in their recycling programs. Currently, it costs from $10 to $40 a ton across the country to send collected glass materials to cullet processors. Given that glass accounts for almost 5% of the municipal solid wastestream and that state and local agencies have set ambitious zero waste goals, many agencies are not yet ready to give up on glass recycling and have developed other models. The post Facts on Glass Recycling appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:18:18 +000
- Authors: Marc J. Rogoff; Robert B. Gardner
- CTs: Why, Where, What, and When (Number 1)
Last week’s 2016 Southern California Conversion Technology Conference (SCCTC) put on by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LACDPW) focused on the need for the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to rescind its exclusion from full diversion credit of thermochemical CTs for treating MSW feedstocks. The agenda proceeded through a The post CTs: Why, Where, What, and When (Number 1) appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:46:22 +000
- Authors: John Trotti
- Magnets, Electromagnets, and Eddy Current Separators
Daniel P. Duffy
Recycling is not an easy thing to do, and its difficulties increase with scale. For large communities and cities, industrial scale recycling operations are required. This further requires the adoption of industrial methods utilizing specialized machinery that can extract specific materials from the wastestream with sufficient capacity to manage incoming waste loads. Technically, the process of recycling MSW presents a series of challenges and problems. The first is the nature of the ... The post Magnets, Electromagnets, and Eddy Current Separators appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 03:10:00 +000
- Authors: Daniel P. Duffy
- Latest Industry News for MSW Mangement
Read the latest industry news in the field of municipal solid waste. The post Latest Industry News for MSW Mangement appeared first on Forester Network.
PubDate: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:24:57 +000
- Authors: johnr