Megan Greenwalt | Waste 360

With technology advancing at a quicker pace, many devices and equipment are becoming outdated sooner than expected. Because of this, the amount of e-waste being generated also is climbing faster. more

Oct 21, 2017 12:00 AM News

Once a cart or bin reaches the transfer station, the municipal solid waste (MSW) is put through the Waste Robotics robot that detects these specific bags and extracts them. more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM News

Solid waste firms are continuing to find applications for unmanned drones within the industry. One of the most common uses of drones in the solid waste and recycling industry has been to take aerial photos or videos of facilities. more

Mar 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Several companies have developed onsite technology, including digesters, that can allow generators to deal with food waste on site. more

Oct 8, 2016 2:33 PM News

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