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In the Spotlight
Liberty Waste & Recycling: An Upward Trajectory
Well on their way to being a full-service garbage company, Liberty Waste & Recycling’s rapid growth and endurance has been attributed to perseverance through unforeseen challenges, providing exceptional
customer service and constant communication with employees, and the communities they serve.

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Automation
AI, Robotics, and Data Capture: Now and Next
As the industry responds to the commitments made by consumer-packaged goods companies to use more post-consumer recycled content, the demand for robotics to modernize existing recycling facilities continues to thrive.

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Leasing/Financing
Why Today Is the Best Time to Finance Equipment
Financing equipment is a great way to build commercial credit, increase cash flow, and ensure that you get the equipment needed to run your business today. When a business owner secures a commercial loan, three critical effects result from that deal, helping to strengthen financial security.

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Buildings and Shelters
Considering a Hybrid Building for Waste and Recycling Facilities
Whether businesses and municipalities are looking for an expansive facility with lower long-term costs, or just want to improve the quality and efficiency of their operation, hybrid buildings present a feasible alternative that can be cheaper and safer to work in than other traditional structures.

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Recycling Equipment
Recycling Equipment in Material Recovery Facilities
Tonnages are increasing in today’s MRFs, and safety and efficiency are key to the operational success. As technology is developed, we are going to see more automation being implemented in the MRFs of the future.

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Planning and Analysis
Desktop Waste Characterization Studies: An Alternative to Traditional Trash Dives
Waste characterization studies are often done as preliminary investigations to gauge whether implementation of a new program for waste diversion is warranted. The efficacy of a desktop-based study hinges on the assumption that the composition of a waste stream is determined by human behavior and resources.

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Compliance Issues
Simplify Hazard Communication Compliance with Digital Safety Data Sheets
If you do not have your Safety Data Sheets updated and an accident happens or an inspection occurs, your organization and employees could face serious physical and financial repercussions. Digital SDS management gives you peace of mind while saving time and money.

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Risk Management/Security Issues
Safeguarding Confidential Fleet Data Against Growing Cybersecurity Threats
Fleet managers who make the move to implement a third-party managed cybersecurity service into their systems and workflow will arm themselves and their fleets with the latest technology and expertise to safeguard themselves against any potential risks—now and in the future.

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Industry Resource
The California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy: Providing a Discussion for Change
Established in 1979 by California Governor Pat Brown among others, this organization has connected labor, business, local government, and environmental leaders with elected officials and policymakers to facilitate solutions-oriented and nonpartisan dialogue on California’s fundamental challenges. Wyatt Lundy, Senior Director of Research and Operations, discusses its origin, mission, and how they are bringing people in the industry together.

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Guest Commentary
The Role of New Technology in Refuse Safety and Risk Mitigation Strategies
Refuse and waste fleet managers want their haulers and crews to be as safe as possible and serve their community effectively. Garbage truck manufacturers play an important role in meeting that goal.

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Odor Control Case Study
Supporting Odor Mitigation with Environmental Intelligence
When a regional agency wanted to take proactive steps to engage, educate, and inform the local community about emissions, sources, and their mitigation plans, they turned to Envirosuite for their real-time solution.

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Safety
Eye Opening Safety Tips
According to OSHA, each day about 2,000 workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. Many of these injuries could be prevented with the proper selection and use of eye and face protection.

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Maintenance
Preventing Equipment Downtime

Regular maintenance protects your investment in your horizontal grinding equipment, whether it is the grinder itself or supporting machinery.

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Business Strategies
How Marketing Can Evolve Your Waste Management Business Model
Evolving your business model so your company can thrive despite inflation and rising costs—from fuel to the cost of materials—and the upcoming closure of landfills.

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NAHMMA Corner
Transitioning from Mobile Only to a Permanent Collection Facility
The ability to enhance the HHW collection infrastructure with a permanent HHW collection facility depends on available resources, existing or new. There are some experiences and analyses that can help conceptualize future operations with a permanent HHW collection facility.

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