Megan Greenwalt | Waste 360

Using RFID, geolocation and mobile tracking technologies, hauling companies and MSW departments can manage their carts with more efficiency, accuracy and quality results. more »

Aug 26, 2016 12:59 PM Features

There is a reluctance to adopt RFID due to the equipment cost and the cost to create and maintain the cart database. more »

Aug 19, 2016 8:45 AM News

Officials in Boise, Idaho, are taking to the air to inspect their landfill. But it’s not with traditional aerial photography. more »

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Features

A joint venture between a town in Ontario, a college and the local landfill has area artists seeking waste materials to create their next masterpiece while exploring the impact of landfills on the environment. more »

Jul 25, 2016 12:00 AM Features

For the past 14 years, officials at a landfill in New York have opened the site to the public annually as a way to build relationships and remain transparent, in addition to having a little fun. more »

Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Republic Services Inc. recently unveiled a new ash metal recovery facility at its landfill in Roosevelt, Wash. The facility is set to process all newly delivered ash to the Roosevelt Regional Landfill as well as process all of the existing ash. more »

Jun 29, 2016 2:56 PM News

A recently released study out of Italy suggests that living near a landfill can be hazardous to your health; however, a U.S. waste and recycling industry official disputes the findings. more »

Jun 25, 2016 4:16 PM Features

The largest solid waste firm in the business has been tackling more than waste issues at hundreds of landfill sites across the U.S. It also has been making an impact on the local environment in those areas. more »

Jun 21, 2016 7:56 PM Features

A North Dakota environmental scientist has a state certified nose for identifying odor issues at area landfills. more »

Jun 21, 2016 7:19 PM News

San Jose, Calif., recently delayed presenting the findings of a study of odors from the Newby Island Landfill as part of a review of a plan to expand the facility by 100 feet. more »

Jun 3, 2016 12:00 AM News

With municipalities increasingly collecting organic waste, finding ways to convert that waste into clean energy is a hot topic in the solid waste industry. more »

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Last August, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published new proposed landfill gas rules. Final versions of these rules are set to be published in July 2016 and may impact the way air emissions from landfills are being managed. more »

May 26, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill operators are required to cover the landfill waste with at least six inches of daily cover. For years, clay and soil were used but recently operators have looked to alternative materials for daily landfill covers. more »

May 17, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Challenges in getting permits, increasing regulations and managing contaminants and environmental controls are some of the biggest challenges landfill operators face every day. more »

May 11, 2016 11:00 AM Features

While some of the more innovative methods of leachate treatment still combine biological and physical-chemical methods to meet effluent requirements, high-tech biological systems that use specialized bacteria are promising candidates. more »

Apr 15, 2016 10:00 AM Features


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Treating and disposing of leachate has been an ongoing challenge for landfill operators across the U.S. In recent years, effective leachate management has taken on greater importance due to more stringent regulations and changing waste composition. more »

Apr 8, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Smiths Creek Landfill in St. Clair County, Mich., has been utilizing a unique approach to managing municipal solid waste by using human fecal waste from residential septic tanks to eliminate waste and create energy. more »

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 PM Features

Concerns are growing in the solid waste industry as researchers attempt to pinpoint the cause of elevated temperatures at some landfills. more »

Mar 23, 2016 1:00 PM Features

As a way to reduce the amount of waste sent to its landfills, Maine legislators have begun looking for ways to require composting for food and other organic wastes. more »

Mar 17, 2016 7:00 AM News

Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC, a Middletown, Conn.-based solar energy company, is in the process of installaing five photovoltaic solar projects at five different Connecticut landfills. more »

Mar 14, 2016 10:00 AM News

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