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  • Shop Spill Cleanup, Mitigation for Waste Applications

    Shop Spill Cleanup, Mitigation for Waste Applications

    Spills and effluent water around a shop can cause an operation time and money. Taking simple steps to understand and apply best practices and the right products can mitigate the problematic effects and make any shop safer. If you work in a ...

    Debbie Mills;George Cook

  • TFC Recycling: Going the Extra Mile

    TFC Recycling: Going the Extra Mile

    From the first company to offer single-stream recycling in the mid-Atlantic region to becoming a leader in transitioning to alternative fuels, TFC Recycling is committed to improving its technologies as well as helping other organizations implement ...

  • Anaerobic Digestion—What Are the Economics?

    Anaerobic Digestion—What Are the Economics?

    Although solid waste AD facilities are just starting to emerge, haulers and their customers may see some benefits if the development trend continues. A Pro Forma Model objective can be constructed for strategic planning of an anaerobic digestion ...

    Bruce J. Clark;Marc J. Rogoff

  • Building A Long-Term Fleet Standardization Strategy

    Building A Long-Term Fleet Standardization Strategy

    By transitioning to Bridgeport’s Ranger Automated Side Loaders, TFC Recycling has lowered their operating costs and kept it simple. As the largest recycling company in the mid-Atlantic region, TFC Recycling, located in the Hampton Roads ...

  • California Refuse Recycling Council:  Advocating for the Next Generation of  Solid Waste Legislation

    California Refuse Recycling Council: Advocating for the Next Generation of Solid Waste Legislation

    Created out of a need for waste haulers to respond to government decisions, the CRRC has grown to a pivotal organization in California that has a hand in influencing the waste industry’s legislation issues. In the 1950s when several waste ...

  • Update on Federal Air and GHG  Regulations Affecting Landfills

    Update on Federal Air and GHG Regulations Affecting Landfills

    EPA’s recent regulatory changes are expected to alter the way landfills are regulated for the foreseeable future with a potential to add additional compliance costs for the industry.  The air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) regulatory ...

    Patrick Sullivan;Amy Banister;Niki Wuestenberg;Frank Caponi

  • How Waste Fleets Can Maximize Fuel Savings While Adopting CNG

    How Waste Fleets Can Maximize Fuel Savings While Adopting CNG

    Natural gas and, specifically, compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and vehicles running on CNG were all over the industry news in 2012. Organizations such as Republic and Veolia added CNG collection vehicles to their fleet makeup in ...

    Ryan Mossman

  • The Newton, IA Landfill: A Smooth Operation

    The Newton, IA Landfill: A Smooth Operation

    The Newton, IA landfill sta rted out as an old strip mine in 1945. When it first was created, trash was dumped at the site and whenever it was needed, the garbage was set on fire and pushed into the old strip mine. As the rules have changed ...

  • Choosing the right trailer for your needs

    Choosing the right trailer for your needs

    In today’s changing market there are many options for haulers to accomplish their goals. One of these options is to use roll-off trailers instead of roll-off trucks. There are many models of roll-off trailers, from a very short 25` 11" to 48` ...

    Jim Reeves

  • Marketing and implementing emerging waste conversion technologies: the local effect

    Marketing and implementing emerging waste conversion technologies: the local effect

    Solid waste management in the U.S. has always been a uniquely local endeavor. Typically, landfilling has provided the most efficient and least expensive option for solid waste management by local governments. Recently, there has been an increasing ...

    Teno A West

  • St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District: Turning Landfill Gas Into Biofuel

    St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District: Turning Landfill Gas Into Biofuel

    One of the pioneers in biogas use, St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District has used its landfill gas to fuel vehicles in their local Sheriff’s Department. Born out of the need to deal with open dumps in the late 1970s, the St Landry ...

  • Best Practices in Maintenance For Waste Handling Fleets

    Best Practices in Maintenance For Waste Handling Fleets

    With a fully operational, deployed and comprehensive maintenance software system, companies can increase their visibility to costs and operations performance. Business profitability is measured by a variety of factors, from the amount of sales and ...

    Dave Walters

  • Associated Refuse Haulers: Setting the Standard

    Associated Refuse Haulers: Setting the Standard

    Setting a standard as a proactive company in the community, while maintaining the best workforce that they can, Associated Refuse Haulers are at the top of their game. Family Owned And Operated, Associated Refuse Haulers (Newcown, CT) has been in ...

  • Leveraging Emerging Management System Standards to Create Improved EHS and Sustainability Performance

    Leveraging Emerging Management System Standards to Create Improved EHS and Sustainability Performance

    Management systems can strengthen business advantage by providing better data accuracy and transparency, and provide increased opportunities for cost avoidance and cost savings, while also creating opportunities for improving profit margin. ...

    Susan Mazzarella;Harmony Scofield

  • Three Important Issues

    Three Important Issues

    With a reliable and custom summary of environmental regulations that addresses ONLY THOSE REGULATIONS THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO IMPACT YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS, you can address issues upfront and aggressively, resulting in more time available to run ...

    Dan Holland

  • Casella Waste Systems: Moving towards zero waste

    Casella Waste Systems: Moving towards zero waste

    Started in 1975 as a single truck operation in Rutland, VT, Casella Waste Systems now stands as one of the leading waste and recycling companies in the U.S., employing more than 1,700 people. The company owns and/or operates 31 solid waste ...

  • Alternative fuels and managing a diverse fuel portfolio

    Alternative fuels and managing a diverse fuel portfolio

    Alternative fuels are becoming more prevalent in the marketplace at large and particularly within the waste industry. For example, Waste Management recently added its lOOOth natural gas fueled truck to its fleet this past summer. The alternative ...

    Ryan Mossman

  • The use of thermal plasma technology for treating air pollution control residues

    The use of thermal plasma technology for treating air pollution control residues

    Energy from waste (EFW) is an exciting industry to be in right now in the UK. As pointed out by Euston Ling and Dr. Adam Read`s article "The Shifting Landscape for Renewable Energy in the UK" {Waste Advantage Magazine, June 2011), the EFW capacity ...

    Dr. Tim Johnson

  • Key insurance factors to consider

    Key insurance factors to consider

    Moving towards sustainability in our culture requires social and economic challenges chat influence our everyday lives. Our efforts toward ethical consumerism have helped fuel the increase of the recycling industry. The subsequent growth of the ...

    Linda Addison

  • The invisible spotlight: why managers can’t hide

    The invisible spotlight: why managers can’t hide

    No matter what management role you play in the waste industry, you can be certain of one thing: Your employees talk about you at dinner. The meal is placed on the table, and your employee`s significant other asks the fateful question, "How was work ...

    Craig Wasserman and Doug Katz