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Industry Trends
The Waste and Recycling Industry Evolution: Top Three Takeaways from the COVID-19 Crisis
By understanding the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can work as an industry to establish new processes and values that will support our mission for efficiency, safety and sustainability.
Graham Rihn – ROADRUNNER RECYCLING

Leasing/Financing
Looking to Borrow During COVID-19? Watch Out for These Three Fine-Print Restrictions
Any loan contract or legal agreement will have fine print. However, be aware of three specific restrictions that are used by many that could severely restrict a company looking to borrow funds.
Chris Fletcher – CREST CAPITAL

Filtration
Clearing the Air: A Guide to Choosing a High-Performance Air Filter to Protect Machines and Employees
Clean air keeps machine engines and systems running longer; operators healthier, happier and more productive; and businesses more profitable.
SY-KLONE INTERNATIONAL

Organics
Organics Diversion Opportunity: Are We Wasting It?
Point-counterpoint discussion finds common ground on controversial organics bans.
Tom Bilgri and Debra Darby

Waste Management
How to Properly Convert Cannabis Products into Cannabis Waste: Disposal Strategies for California Businesses
As time progresses, and the industry moves towards Federal legalization, cannabis waste regulations will undoubtedly change. Until that point, operators should create and implement a waste management program that fits with their business model.
Garrett Rodewald.- GAIACA

Fleet Safety
Fleet Management Tools for Safe Driving
Safety-capable fleet management solutions influence drivers to be more accountable, support the latest initiatives as they continue to evolve and reinforce safety policies throughout an organization.
Don Diego Padilla II

Shredders
Evaluating Which Type of Shredder is Best for Your Operation
Shredders play an integral role over a wide range of applications. It is important to take the time to ensure that you have identified not only the right size of machine, but also the right style of shredder to meet your needs.
Nathan Wilt

Equipment
Avoid Tanking Risks: Innovative Water Tanks Maximize Productivity and Safety
To select the ideal water tank for their operation, it is important that waste facilities carefully consider all aspects of water tank design—including shape, baffling, water movement and ease of maintenance.
Josh Swank – PHILIPPI-HAGENBUCH

Tires
Under Pressure: Four Tips to Keep Tire Pressure at Optimum Levels
Proper tire selection is key to getting the most from your tires, but it is the maintenance practices that keeps your tractors and trailers, and your rear loaders, operating as efficiently and safe as possible.
Jason Miller

Fire Management Case Study
Keeping Cool with ecomaine
Following a lithium ion battery-fueled fire in 2017, ecomaine invested in a state-of-the-art fire suppression system from Johnson Controls. Thermal cameras, a water cannon and remote controls now keep staff and facilities safe, 24/7.
Matt Grondin

From the Experts
Recruiting in a Changing World
Recruiting and onboarding new employees during these times is very challenging, but at the end of the day, it is still just as important as any necessity in our business model for proper day-to-day function.
John Paglia III

Maintenance
Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Augmented Reality for Maintenance Training
Augmented Reality is effective because it is more interactive than solutions currently used. Technicians will develop muscle and mental memory faster than relying on printed documentation. As a result, you will see a reduction in mean time to repair. The return on investment can be significant.
Matt Johnston

HHW Corner
First of Two Parts
Luminary Interview: Dave Galvin
The inception of the HHW movement and the early efforts to manage HHW.
David Nightingale, CHMM, S.C.

Safety First at the MRF
The proximity between workers and the materials that are being processed at recycling centers, along with the many moving parts inside recycling plants, mandate strong safety programs.
Will Flower

 

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