April 2021
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April 2021


In the Spotlight: Clean Earth: Reimagining a Legacy
As a leading provider of full-service, sustainable disposal and recycling solutions with a national footprint, Clean Earth works with customers to find ways to make it easier to recycle, repurpose, reuse—or in some cases safely destroy—the hardest-to-treat wastes in the country..

Automation/Robotics: Embracing New Technologies but Only Scratching the Surface
An increasing number of fully automated and robotized material recovery facilities across the world are proving the undeniable benefits of AI and robotics in the waste industry. Why should more waste management facilities jump on the bandwagon right now?

Trucks: 11 Fundamentals for Purchasing Trucks
Keeping dependability, research, warranties, specifications and other key elements in mind during your pre-buying work will help you make an excellent truck purchasing decision.

Leasing/Financing: 5 Questions You Need to Ask to Unlock Capital and Growth in 2021
To unlock capital and growth, be mindful of the options you have at your fingertips including the less traditional sources of capital, such as non-bank lenders. Borrowers will set themselves up for success by remaining vigilant and working closely with the right lending partner on creative and flexible funding sources.

Planning and Analysis: Planning for Uncertainty in Solid Waste Agencies
Given all that we have seen this past year, planning for risk or uncertainty is an important function for solid waste agencies. More agencies need to ask the hard questions as part of master planning.

Robotics: 10 Tips for Adding AI Robotics to Your Sorting Operation
In order to get started down the path to incorporating AI robotics in order to reduce problems, consider these tips to increase efficiency and increase profitability in a competitive global market.

Landfill Equipment: How to Inspect Equipment Components and Avoid Costly Surprises
Proper operation, maintenance and inspections are vital to machine longevity, as well as making sure your machines are appropriately equipped for the job they are doing.

Waste Conversion: A Promising Future: Establishing a Materials Recovery and Energy Plan in North America
As a self-sustaining facility, the Material Recovery and Energy Plant in Salem County, NJ will be the first one in this country and of this size. It will prove a first-in-class Waste-to-Energy “Plus” facility that promises “zero-to-landfill” capability, environmentally responsible odor and emission-control, and economic and social development for the surrounding community.

Waste Diversion Case Study: Landfill Trips Canceled During Expedia Group’s Headquarters Move
The partnership between Expedia Group and Green Standards resulted in the management the removal and repurposing of more than 834 tons of surplus office assets like chairs, desks, tables and file storage from those offices alone.

Alternative Fuels Case Study: Expanding the CNG Fleet
When Groot Industries wanted to expand their CNG fleet, they partnered with Trillium to complete a new CNG station in Naperville, IL.

From the Experts: The Work-Life Balance
Show your team you care with actions, do not just tell them. That caring nature will continue to carry our industry through and out of the challenges of the pandemic that still linger from 2020.

Maintenance: Tired of Using Zoom? Virtual Maintenance Training Using Augmented Reality
Augmented reality-enhanced training platforms can help you rapidly train and disseminate information to your workforce as a more effective and efficient tool to
complement what you are already using, and you might just create better instructors in the process.

Safety Brief: Safety in Every Language
Diversity in the workplace is a benefit as workers from various backgrounds can bring resourcefulness, perspective, and experience to their jobs resulting in greater success and increased efficiency. It is important for employers who tap into diversity to be mindful that some employees many not use English as their primary language resulting in the need to be flexible and creative when communicating safety programs with the workforce.

HHW Corner: Second of Two Parts
Luminary Interview: Scott Cassel
Product stewardship in the U.S.—performance, successes and remaining challenges.