December 2022

In the Spotlight: Liberty Waste & Recycling: An Upward Trajectory • Automation  AI, Robotics, and Data Capture: Now and Next  • Leasing/Financing: Why Today Is the Best Time to Finance Equipment • Buildings and Shelters: Considering a Hybrid Building for Waste and Recycling Facilities • Recycling Equipment: Recycling Equipment in Material Recovery • Facilities Planning and Analysis: Desktop Waste Characterization Studies: An Alternative to Traditional Trash Dives • Compliance Issues: Simplify Hazard Communication Compliance with Digital Safety Data Sheets • Risk Management/Security Issues : Safeguarding Confidential Fleet Data Against Growing Cybersecurity Threats • Industry Resource: The California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy: Providing a Discussion for Change  • Guest Commentary : The Role of New Technology in Refuse Safety and Risk Mitigation Strategies • Odor Control Case Study  Supporting Odor Mitigation with Environmental Intelligence • Safety: Eye Opening Safety Tips • Maintenance: Preventing Equipment Downtime • Business Strategies: How Marketing Can Evolve Your Waste Management Business Model • NAHMMA Corner: Transitioning from Mobile Only to a Permanent Collection Facility


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November 2022

In the Spotlight: The City of San Diego, CA’s Environmental Services Department: Building an Infrastructure • Tipping Floors: Creating a Leachate Resistant Concrete Floor • Industry Trends: SB 1383: Big Challenges Continue for California Jurisdictions and Green Waste Recyclers • Personnel: Unique Recruiting Techniques to Conquer Labor Shortages • Trailers: Looking at the Big Picture of Trailer Total Cost of Ownership • E-Waste Management: Worker Safety and Health in U.S. Scrap Waste – Electronics Recycling • Transfer Stations: No Longer Just MSW: Planning Transfer Stations to Increase Diversion • Food Waste: 4 Reasons to Prioritize Food Waste Collection • Sustainability Case Study: Landfill No More? • Event Preview: A WASTECON® for Today’s Leaders—and the Next Generation • Guest Commentary: Emerging Technologies: Capturing Landfill Methane to Power Bitcoin Mining • Safety: Keeping Contractors Safe and Compliant at Transfer Stations • Business Strategies: Waste and Secondary Raw Materials: How to Create Your position in the Market with an Effective Strategy • NAHMMA Corner: Measuring Success

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October 2022

In the Spotlight: The City of Norman, OK’s Sanitation Division: Into the Future • Personnel: Why You Should Conduct Quarterly Compensation Analysis for CDL Drivers: 6 Best Practices • Driver Coaching
Roads are Getting More Dangerous • Here’s How to Mitigate Emerging Risks • EPR: Transforming the Way We Recycle: Getting the Most Out of New Policies • PFAS: What Waste Companies Should Consider for PFAS Treatment Planning • Food Waste Management Opportunities for Recycling and Waste Management Businesses to Help Combat Food Waste • Fleet Management: Creating a Culture of Safety on the Road: How Waste and Recycling Fleet Managers Can Use Dash Cameras for Driver Coaching• Compliance Issues: Lower Compliance Costs by Digging Deeper into Safety Observations • Landfill Gas Management: Gas Fingerprinting to Determine Sources of Offsite Gases • Training: Investing in Training Opportunities to Improve Drivers’ Job Skills • Event Preview: Environmental Research & Education Foundation’s 2022 Fall Classic & Networking Event: Creating Educational Pathways to Enable Innovation in Sustainable Waste Management Practices • Safety Brief: The Importance of Jobsite Safety • Maintenance: How Rising CPI Can Significantly Impact your Fleet’s Operating and Maintenance and Repair Costs • Business Strategies: How to Boost Waste Segregation with Targeted Marketing • NAHMMA Corner: Mobile Events: Planning and Execution

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September 2022

In the Spotlight: The West Tennessee Regional Recycling Hub: A Critical Piece of Recycling Infrastructure • Waste Handling Equipment: The Right Tools for the Job: 3 Equipment Features That Can Substantially Ease Large-Scale Waste Transport • Oils/Lubricants: Driving Fuel Economy: The Evolution of Lubricants • Industry Trends: A Conversation with Tim Flanagan, SWANA President • Software: Growing Your Company in Changing Times Simply and Affordably • Waste Conversion: The Advantages of External Digester Heating • Waste Contamination: Encouraging Sustainability: How to Best Optimize Waste Fleet Management Solutions • Containers: A “Tattoo” for Plastic • E-Waste Management: Right to Repair: A Solution for the Fastest Growing Waste Stream • Guest Commentary: Top 5 Trends in the Waste & Recycling Industry to Watch • Third of a Three-Part Series: Facility Inspections Checklists to Keep Sites Safe: Reviewing Tarping  Stations, Lockout/Tagout, Machine Guards, and Electrical Equipment • Business Strategies: The Waste Management Business:  The Importance of Collecting Clean  Commodity Streams • NAHMMA Corner: The North American Hazardous Materials Management Association: 37th Annual Conference Recap

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August 2022

In the Spotlight: Chittenden Solid Waste District: Opportunities for Waste Diversion • Alternative Fuels: Fueling Your Refuse Fleet Now and Into the Future • Current Trends: A Chat with Bryan Staley, President and CEO of the Environmental Research & Education Foundation • Waste Diversion/Reuse: Empowering Communities to Turn Construction and Demolition Waste into Local Resources • E-Waste Management: Recycling Electronics in a Work from Home World • Fuel Management: A Sustainable Fuel Solution • Waste Diversion: How a Medical Device Manufacturing Company is  Changing the Way the Industry Recycles • Guest Commentary: Turning Waste into Fuel: Using Landfill Gas to Power Refuse Fleets with Renewable Natural Gas • Software Case Study: Effective Routing for a New Era • Safety Brief  Second of a Three-Part Series: Facility Inspections Checklists to Keep Sites Safe: Reviewing PPE, Fire Protection Systems, Portable Tools, and Hazardous Materials Storage Areas • Maintenance • Fleet Maintenance Best Practices: Tips to Keep Your Truck Running Efficiently • Business Strategies How Marketing Can Help Waste  Management Companies Thrive • NAHMMA Corner: The North American Hazardous Materials Management Association: Member Spotlight on Lee County, FL

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July 2022

In the Spotlight: Stilo Disposal: Empowering the Waste and Recycling Industry • Facilities Planning and Design: Tipping Point • Separators: Advanced Separation Equipment Increases Ferrous and Nonferrous Recovery Rates for MSW/MRF Facilities • Landfill Planning: How to Prepare from Permitting to Closure and Beyond • Risk Management: Climate Change and Waste Management: Preparing for Natural Disasters • Organics : Understanding Potential Food Waste Generation for Facility Planning • Guest Commentary: How Our 4 Core Values Shape Our Company Culture • Perspectives: Hillsborough, FL County Addresses Covid-19 Collection Issues • Equipment Case Study: PacLease Helps Liberty Tire Recycling Collect 190 Million Scrap Tires • Safety Brief: First of a Three-Part Series: Facility Inspections Checklists to Keep Sites Safe: Reviewing Walkways, Exits, Ladders, Lighting, and General Housekeeping • Maintenance: Preventive Maintenance Procedures for Refuse Trailers • NAHMMA Corner: The North American Hazardous Materials Management Association: Committed to the Safe Disposal of Hazardous Waste

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June 2022

In the Spotlight: The City of Loveland, CO’s Solid Waste Division: Creating a Stronger Circular Economy at Home • Organics Recycling Why Positive ASP Composting Is the Future of Organics: For the Environment and for the Economy • Software: Three Ways Technology Can Improve the Waste Industry • Fuel Management: Fuel Tank Selection • Waste Conversion: Upgrading Anaerobic Digestion Plants to Improve Performance • Fire Mitigation: How the Internet of Things and Thermal Imaging Improves Early-Warning Fire Detection in Waste Facilities • Sustainability: Four Keys to Capitalizing on Consumers’ Growing Preference for Sustainable Products • Leachate Case Study : Evaporation Solution for Treating Challenging Leachate Reverse Osmosis Concentrate • Circular Economy: A Transition to a Circular Economy • Truck Equipment: The Sights and Sounds of Safety • Material Handler Case Study: Amerigo Metal Recycling Puts Specially Equipped Hyundai Excavators and Loader to Work • Maintenance: Managing Cash Flow: 5 Tips for Keeping Your Shop in the Black • HHW Corner: The Last Three HHW Corner Things

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May 2022

In the Spotlight: Allegiant Stadium: Building a Robust Sustainability Program• Facilities Planning and Design: Managing MRF Design, Construction, and Operations Amid Inflation and Labor Shortages • Security Risk Issues: Cyber Liability: The Threat is Just one Click Away • Current Trends: A Chat with David Biderman, Executive Director and CEO of SWANA • Financing: Getting Your Financial House in Order • Personnel: 5 Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining a MRF Workforce: 2022 Edition • Fire Mitigation: Leading the Change from ‘Water, Water, Water’ to Early Detection And Active Response • Software: Making the Case for a Smart Fleet Management System • Compliance and Regulations: Streamline Your Safety and Compliance Program by Going Digital • Trucks: Predicting the Long Game for Class 8 Trucks: Vocational Truck Manufacturers Answer the Call for Alternative Fuels • Composting… 5 Reasons to Add a Compact Articulated Loader to Your Composting Facility’s Operation • Insurance Issues: Risk Financing 101 • PFAS Management: Second of Two Parts: Evaluating PFAS Solutions • Lubricants: High Oil and Gas Prices? Tips to Save Money, Time and Increase the Life of Your Equipment • Software: What does Environmental, Social, Government and Urban Growth Mean for Waste Operators? • Industry Game Changers: Waste & Recycling Workers Week • Inventory Management: Empowering Your Supplies • Safety Brief: Onboarding with Safety • Maintenance: The Importance of Horizontal Grinder Preventative Maintenance • HHW Corner: Local Benefits of Extended Producer Responsibility

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April 2022

In the Spotlight: Brannon Industrial Group: BIG Impact • Industry Trends: The Solid Waste Industry’s Approach to the CDL Operator Shortage • Automation/Robotics: Sustainably Improving and Scaling the Recovery of Recyclables with AI and Data • PFAS: First of Two Parts PFAS Management: What to Know Before You Do It • Waste Diversion/Reuse: Mattress Recycling Research Exploring New Uses for Old Mattress Materials • Planning and Analysis: Does a Transfer Station Make Sense for Your Community? • Front Loaders/Side Loaders/Rear Loaders: Why the Time is Right to Go Battery-Electric • Software: The Route Way to Fuel Efficiency: Best Practices for Designing Solid Waste Routes • PFAS: Enhanced Natural Attenuation: A Sustainable Solution to Manage PFAS in Groundwater at Landfills • Software: Why You Should Consider Deploying Artificial Intelligence in Your Recycling and Waste Operations • Landfill Liners and Daily Covers Alternative Daily Covers: Best Practices for Landfill Odor Management • Investing in Fully Automated Robot Waste Sorting Plants • Event Wrap-Up: SWANA’s New Spring Technical Conference was a Huge Success • Safety Brief: Special Edition A Focus on Fuel • Maintenance: That Rainy Day Fund: Why Your Shop Needs One and 7 Ways to Contribute • HHW Corner: Modern Extended Producer Responsibility in the U.S.

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March 2022

In the Spotlight: DTG Recycle: Expanding its Roots • Industry Trends: 2022 Battery Recycling Trends: Powering a Sustainable Battery Recycling Ecosystem • Containers: Dewatering Containers: An Investment In the Environment • Industry Trends: The Supply Chain: A New Look for a New Era • Compliance : Three Challenges of Compliance Technology that Organizations Face • E-Waste Management : How Asset Recovery Software Can Help IT and Telecoms Asset Recovery Companies • Containers/Carts: Four Ways Today’s Trash Cans Are Not Created Equally • Business Strategies: Best Practice of Websites • Software Case Study: Capturing New Opportunities • Event Preview: SOAR 2022: Sustainability, Operations, Action and Resources • Separators Case Study: Electrical and Electronic Equipment Plastic Waste and SRF Recovery • Safety: Where the Rubber Meets the Road • Maintenance: The Truck, the Tech and the Triage: A Quick Guide • HHW Corner: Second of Two Parts Interview with Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director of the National Stewardship Action Council
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February 2022

In the Spotlight: Atlas Organics: Composting Titans • Industry Trends: 2021 Year in Review: Pushing Forward • Shredders/Grinders: Finding Your Perfect Fit—Simplify Your Operation with the Right Grinding and Supporting Equipment • Telematics/Personnel: The Driver Debrief: How to Master this Key Process with Data Driven Insights from Telematics and Driver Feedback • Business Strategies: Accounts Receivable: Managing Your Money • Telematics/Safety: Safety Innovations Guiding the Waste Industry through Tumultuous Times • Transfer Station Equipment: Best Practices for Transfer Station Machine Selection and Operator Efficiencies • Telematics/Sustainability:The Key to Sustainability and Cost-Savings: Using Telematics for Fuel Efficiency • Landfills: SEM at Penetrations: The 10-Day Compliance Race • Guest Commentary: What’s Ahead in 2022 for the Custom Fleet Vehicle Industry • Collection Case Study:
Leaf Burrito®: A Viable New Option to Successfully Implement Yard Waste Collection in Charlotte, NC • Safety Brief: Fire Prevention and Pre-Planning • HHW Corner: First of Two Parts Luminary Interview: Heidi Sanborn
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January 2022

Business and Communication Tools: What Does Business Intelligence Mean for the Waste and Recycling Industry? • Composting: Optimizing the Screen on Your Horizontal Grinder • Business Strategies: Understanding Price Increases: A Customer’s Need for Service • Landfills Study: Reactive Well and Slurry Plug Arrays for Groundwater Remediation • Personnel: Refocusing on Driver Recruitment and Retention • Business and Communication Tools: Online Strategies to Grow Your Hauling Business • Odor Control: Rebuilding Trust within a Community • Guest Commentary: The Year in Waste: What’s Next? • Structures Case Study: Recycling Facilities Evolve with Advancements in Scale House Offerings • From the Experts: Developing Maintaining Lasting Relationships • Safety Brief: Safety in Snow and Ice • Maintenance: A Better Way to Reduce DPF Clogging • HHW Corner: Third of Three Parts Equity in HHW: Systematic Equity Programming
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