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In the Spotlight
Chittenden Solid Waste District: Opportunities for Waste Diversion
With a mission to reduce and manage the solid waste generated within Chittenden County in an environmentally sound, efficient, effective, and economical manner, CSWD’s three decades of educating the population and continually seeking opportunities for how they can make diversion of waste from the landfill has led to an average 57 percent MSW and C&D diversion rate.

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Current Trends
A Chat with Bryan Staley, President and CEO of the Environmental Research & Education Foundation
Sharing his thoughts on the industry and where it is headed as well as the big buzzwords that have continued to grow during the past year, Bryan Staley talks about EREF’s continuing mission to be an important voice in moving issues forward.

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Waste Diversion/Reuse
Empowering Communities to Turn Construction and Demolition Waste into Local Resources
Not all buildings are candidates for deconstruction or mass material recycling, but many are—first we need the will to put systems and infrastructure in place to do it.
Mike Gable

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E-Waste Management
Recycling Electronics in a Work from Home World
Combined with increased awareness and education on the importance of e-waste recycling, convenient options like mail back programs make it easier for companies to safely dispose of e-waste.
Michael Pauzano

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Fuel Management
A Sustainable Fuel Solution
How renewable diesel can combine with onsite fuel storage to reduce carbon emissions
Jeff Lowe

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Waste Diversion
How a Medical Device Manufacturing Company is Changing the Way the Industry Recycles
In May 2022, Cook Medical, a medical device manufacturing company, received the Chelsea Santucci Greenovation Award from Kimberly-Clark Professional. Cook Medical won this award for its industry-leading efforts in recycling nitrile gloves. Erin Kunkel, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Cook Medical, shared her insights on how this recycling goal changed Cook, what kinds of industry barriers medical device companies face when recycling materials, and what the future of recycling could hold for health companies.

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Guest Commentary
Turning Waste into Fuel: Using Landfill Gas to Power Refuse Fleets with Renewable Natural Gas
Refuse management companies still have a long way to go to meet the requirements set forth to counteract the challenges of lowering emissions and costs. However, the technology and goals of the refuse industry provide a steppingstone in the right direction.
Tim Thornton

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Software Case Study
Effective Routing for a New Era
How online signup helped Adams Sanitation add 6,000 new customers in 75 days, tripling their size.
K. Ryan Hasse and Randy Sorensen

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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
This is the second of a three-part series on facility inspections. Conducting regular reviews of solid waste and recycling facilities help identify potential worker safety hazards before anyone gets hurt.
Will Flower

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Maintenance
Fleet Maintenance Best Practices: Tips to Keep Your Truck Running Efficiently
If you are looking to maximize productivity, the best way to do that is to be proactive in terms of fleet maintenance. Stay one step ahead of your equipment and feel confident knowing that you are prepared for any issues that may come your way.
Adam Oppermann

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Business Strategies
How Marketing Can Help Waste Management Companies Thrive
By applying an effective marketing process, you will see your company move out of the collection loop and into the world of selling secondary raw materials. Most importantly, you will see your waste management company continue to thrive.
Samuele Barrili

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NAHMMA Corner
The North American Hazardous Materials Management Association: Member Spotlight on Lee County, FL
Annually serving an average of more than 22,000 residential customers, Lee County’s Household Chemical Waste Collection Facility is led by a passionate group who truly care about proper disposal and diversion of household chemical waste.
Kenneth Miller

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