Solid Waste & Recycling


  • SWANA and ASTSWMO to Collaborate on Recycling, Food Waste, and Education

    May 23, 2017 by SWR Staff

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that outlines their intent to conduct various collaborative efforts on topics of mutual

  • Blog Recycling

    “Opinion” Recycling in Businesses has Powerful Economic and Social Impacts

    April 23, 2017 by Erich Lawson

        As a business owner, you are already well-versed with the fact that the success of a business depends on maximizing profits and minimizing costs through optimal utilization of resources. Recycling is a simple yet effective way to use

  • SWANA & EREF Partner on Joint Needlestick Survey

    April 21, 2017 by SWR Staff

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) are conducting a joint research project to quantify and address the issue of needlestick injuries at Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in the United States

  • “Opinion” Nothing Is 100% Recyclable or 100% Compostable

    March 17, 2017 by John Mulllinder

      Claims for 100% recyclable and 100% compostable seem to be proliferating. Are they accurate? Are they legal? Or are they just another form of greenwash? It’s not surprising that North American consumers are confused. Because in common speech, the words “recyclable” and “compostable”

  • News Recycling

    Van Dyk Helps FCC Kick off Dallas MRF

    January 12, 2017 by SWR Staff

    Van Dyk is proud to announce the opening of the FCC Dallas MRF, one of FCC Environmental’s first MRFs in the United States. The facility will accept all single stream material from the city of Dallas and the city of University Park,

  • Yup, It is Your Turn to Reduce the Carbon Footprint… Now!

    November 4, 2014 by Eric Lessard

    Now, we put out a lot of carbon dioxide every year, over 26 billion tons. For each American, it’s about 20 tons. For people in poor countries, it’s less than one ton. It’s an average of about five tons for

  • Companies need to be accountable for event waste management

    July 29, 2014 by David Nesseth

    If there are waste guidelines that private companies need to follow for a special event, it’s pretty clear that they aren’t often enforced. Perhaps it’s a cost issue, but a company, especially such a large one, shouldn’t have the freedom to do as it pleases when it comes to event waste. Pretty basic stuff.

  • Improving your industry news — we welcome your comments & feedback

    June 17, 2014 by David Nesseth

    Times are a-changing, but for the better. As of today, I’m taking on a more dedicated role with HAZMATMAG.COM and its sister site SOLIDWASTEMAG.COM. What does that mean for you? Well, it means better quality content and more up-to-date news, more photos, and