Technical Bulletins

March 2, 2015

Recycling Potential Assessments

Recycling Potential Assessments (RPAs) provide accurate baseline data to measure the progress of your waste reduction programs and to quantify materials available for diversion and subsequent marketing to materials processors and end users. Also, they provide a check of the program effectiveness by identifying which materials are not captured ...

March 2, 2015

Strategic Environmental Management – Gaining a Competitive Advantage Through ISO 14000

Gaining a Competitive Advantage Through ISO 14000 Much has been made of the new international standards for environmental management and their possible effects on American businesses. However, conforming to the new standards should require little or no effort for many companies which have corporate environmental policies and auditing programs. ...

March 2, 2015

When is Landfill Gas a Source of Low-Level Volatiles in Groundwater?

With the advent of Subtitle D-mandated detection monitoring programs, more and more municipal solid waste landfills are encountering the presence of low-level volatiles in the monitored aquifers. Often the source of these volatiles is not clear, and further study at the site is needed. Because landfill gas (LFG) is ...

March 2, 2015

Contracting for Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Services

Contracting for Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Services The task of successfully obtaining acceptable terms and rates for the collection of solid waste and recycling materials has become much more complex as the cost of providing those services has increased. In a time of increasing costs, obtaining a contract ...

March 2, 2015

Disposal Rate Adjustments Using Annual Generation Factors

In the past many local governments entered into solid waste collection and disposal service contracts which set forth a single rate for the entire service. At that time, the cost of unloading (tipping fees) at the disposal facility were very low and seldom changed. When tipping fees did change, ...