Articles

March 9, 2021

Research and Education Sustain Recycling in Kirkwood, Missouri, APWA Reporter, March 2021

Over 100 local governments have ceased collecting recyclables due to dramatically increasing costs and the pandemic. Bill Bensing, Director of Public Services in Kirkwood, Missouri, discusses how he controls contamination, increases awareness of the curbside recycling program, and diverts non-waste from the landfill with his team. This article appears ...

March 9, 2021

Importance of long-term care for landfills, WM&R, Mar. 2021

In their recent Waste Management & Research Editorial Importance of long-term care for landfills, co-authors H. James Law and David E. Ross discuss applying best practices and lessons learned over the past 60 years to care for and fund closed landfills beyond arbitrary deadlines. The co-authors have devoted their ...

March 9, 2021

Renewed Focus On Landfill Calculations As Waste Industry Faces Pressure To Reduce Emissions, Waste Dive, March 2021

Pat Sullivan discusses why SWICS is a better calculation process for measuring greenhouse gas emissions. SWICS follows a protocol to calculate collection efficiency and arrives at how much gas trash produces and emits. It also lets landfill operators credit methane capture technologies for being better at their job than ...

March 4, 2021

How to Turn an Inspection into a Welcome Visit, EM, March 2021

Unannounced air regulatory inspections are an inevitable part of the life of a landfill. David Greene makes several suggestions to effectively prepare and engage with your inspector. This article appears in the March 2021 issue of EM Magazine, a copyrighted publication of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA; ...

March 4, 2021

Epic Fail: Lipstick on a Pig, RETA, March 2021

When a regulator walks in the front door, we want our system to look shiny and new so that the regulator might cut us some slack. Bill Lape takes us through what IIAR 6 requires and that you can address that is far more effective than lipstick on a ...