July 2018 Issue

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In the Spotlight

Tennessee Recycling Coalition: Setting the Standard



Safety: A Systematic Approach to Reducing Trash and Waste Collection-Related Injuries 

While it can be tempting for a purchasing department to save a few dollars by buying off-the-shelf products, smart health and safety professionals will insert themselves into this purchasing decision and look for vendors that offer purpose-built, customizable and integrated waste management solutions to meet their specific needs and challenges.

Ray Lake



Driver Management

Opportunity Ahead: Tapping Drivers to Improve Fleet Safety and Efficiency

By changing driver behavior and instilling a sense of responsibility to make the good decisions, our roads—and your fleet—will become inherently safer.

Jason Palmer



Planning and Analysis: Solid Waste Ratemaking: The Whys and How

Cost of service studies are an essential tool in managing a solid waste agency in these uncertain times. They provide opportunities for introduction of smart technologies, cost optimization, improved customer service and long-term financial planning.

Marc Rogoff, Bill Gaffigan and Jeremy Morris



Compliance and Regulations

Best Practices on How to Sustain Regulatory Compliance for Chemical Labeling

Evolving regulatory requirements in the chemical space has put a burden on the labeling process and the risk is just too great to rely on traditional methods of labeling. Strike a balance with your key stakeholders and achieve regulatory compliance with greater ease while ensuring safety for managing chemicals in the waste and recycling industry.

Josh Roffman



Management: 9 Post-M&A Integration Pitfalls Waste Management Executives Should Avoid 

Most mergers and acquisitions fail because of poor post-deal integration practices. Here are nine of the biggest potential mistakes that waste management executives should avoid to increase the chance of a successful integration.

Kison Patel



Odor Control: Clearing the Air: 3 Best Practices for Odor Control at MSW and Composting Facilities

Odor control is essential—but not always easy. Learn how to get the upper hand on this challenge, while weighing all your product options.

Joe Provenzano



Show Preview: WASTECON ® 2018 is Jam-Packed with Sound Ideas

Innovation, technology and policy will take the stage at WASTECON 2018, the Solid Waste Association of North America’s  largest event, from August 20-23 in Nashville, TN.



Organics: Organics, Waste and Recycled Material Handling

Sustainability begins with humans and keeping everyone safe at the point of initial collection and discard—the receptacle. Certified compostable bags keep organics, recyclables or waste collection in good intentions.

Kiran RajBhandary



Tires: Waste Fleets: Demand More from Your Tire Casings

Incorporating retreads in your tire program is not only a smart business decision, it is an environmentally responsible one.

Eric Higgs



Software: Best Practices for Choosing a Field Service Software System

Because there are so many options out there, it is useful to take the time to plan your strategy and research the best software while weighing the pros and cons of each.

Abby Hackman



Containers: Choosing the Right Dumpster Size for your Project
Stuffing 15 yards of debris in a 10 yd container does not work. It will end up costing more because it is likely a pick-up and re-drop will be required before the project is completed.
Bill Weber


Trailers: Procedures for Coupling and Uncoupling Your Refuse Trailer

Before proceeding with coupling and uncoupling procedures, it is important to thoroughly read and understand the instructions that apply to your refuse trailer configuration.

Charlie Benton



Safety Brief


From the Experts




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