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January 2022

Business and Communication Tools What Does Business Intelligence Mean for the Waste and Recycling Industry?
The number one obstacle to a business’ growth is its ability to scale business intelligence, have visibility into its data and the ability to make informed business decisions. It may be time to look at how you are leveraging your most significant asset—your data.
Evan Schwartz

Composting: Optimizing the Screen on Your Horizontal Grinder
Hole shape and size impact grinding efficiency and quality of the end product.
Jeff Bradley

Business Strategies: Understanding Price Increases: A Customer’s Need for Service
Price increases are a needed, and sometimes unpleasant action that companies must take. When you think about the price you charge for waste disposal, consider whether the service is a want or a need. Then you can evaluate when and how much to raise your prices.
NatHan Williams

Study: Reactive Well and Slurry Plug Arrays for Groundwater Remediation
A groundwater mass transport model simulated linear arrays of non-pumping wells with pollution abatement media and adjacent slurry plugs. Results suggest that discontinuous arrays of reactive wells with interior slurry plugs may be an effective strategy for containing and removing contaminant plumes in some settings.
Paul F. Hudak

Personnel: Refocusing on Driver Recruitment and Retention
Recycling and waste management firms with transportation fleets need to focus on lifecycle cost management strategies to recruit and retain drivers.
Katerina Jones

Business and Communication Tools: Online Strategies to Grow Your Hauling Business
Why haulers must offer online self-service sales to their customers, now more than ever.
K. Ryan Hasse

Odor Control: Rebuilding Trust within a Community
How waste management operators are dealing with new challenges to operate in residential areas as land conflicts arise.
Alex Zamudio

Guest Commentary: The Year in Waste: What’s Next?
As the waste industry readies itself for a new year, we reflect on the sector’s key learnings from 2021, and explore some of the trends that we believe will shape game-changing progress over the next 12 months.
Gary Moore

Structures Case Study: Recycling Facilities Evolve with Advancements in Scale House Offerings
Examining the increased operational efficiency achieved using scale houses and equipment control cabins in the recycling industry and the experience of Hennepin County Environmental Services in Minneapolis, MN, as well as several other recycling facilities throughout the country.
Sharon Beckett

From the Experts: Developing Maintaining Lasting Relationships
We all serve a purpose in life. Find time to show appreciation to those you care about. The reward and memory you will create is better than any successful profit metric you could meet and achieve.
John Paglia III

Safety Brief: Safety in Snow and Ice
In many parts of North America, winter brings weather conditions that require drivers, equipment operators, and helpers to take extra precautions to avoid accidents and injuries.
Will Flower

Maintenance: A Better Way to Reduce DPF Clogging
The lubrication industry as a whole has made tremendous progress in ash reduction over the past decade. Ultra-low ash technology is a game-changing breakthrough, achieved without compromising any of the protective benefits you expect from a CK-4 oil.
Shawn Whitacre

HHW Corner
Third of Three Parts: Equity in HHW: Systematic Equity Programming
This month, we examine systematic approaches to provide equity including the HHW program in San Francisco, CA.
David Nightingale, CHMM, S.C.