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In the Spotlight
Stilo Disposal: Empowering the Waste and Recycling Industry
With a goal of educating women on the vast world of waste to inspire more to get involved, Julie Stilo, Owner of Stilo Disposal, believes that the industry can benefit from sharing knowledge with one another as that will all help us grow to our highest potential.

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Facilities Planning and Design: Tipping Point
A decision maker’s guide to new facility planning.
Jeff Eriks and Evan Williams

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Separators
Advanced Separation Equipment Increases Ferrous and Nonferrous Recovery Rates for MSW/MRF Facilities
By using the most up-to-date magnetic separation equipment, single-stream MRFs are recovering nearly 98 percent of the metals passing through their facilities while greatly reducing their overall landfill costs.
Chris Ramsdell

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Landfill Planning: How to Prepare from Permitting to Closure and Beyond
With any large community project, the ability to see the complete picture and build strategic relationships are the keys to success. Planners must collaborate with various government and municipal agencies, the public, and an array of contractors who will support design, engineering, construction, and operation.
Dan Michiels, P.E.

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Risk Management
Climate Change and Waste Management: Preparing for Natural Disasters
While climate change is not a controllable phenomenon, hazardous waste facilities can prepare themselves for emergencies by developing clear, effective plans.
Jonathan Sharp

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Organics
Understanding Potential Food Waste Generation for Facility Planning
Diverting organic materials from MSW by reducing, recycling, and composting is a sustainable way to protect human health and the environment. There are many factors to consider in the planning, development, and operations of organics management facilities. A database-GIS market analyzer is a good way to understand the potential FWG sector, type of feedstock, and location factors.
Debra C. Darby and Aaron Weier

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Guest Commentary
How Our 4 Core Values Shape Our Company Culture
Your core values not only shape your work environment. They also shape how you present yourselves to the world, to your customers, and to your communities.
Paul Ross

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Perspectives
Hillsborough, FL County Addresses Covid-19 Collection Issues
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted more than 180 solid waste collection programs throughout the nation. Hillsborough County worked with Waste Connections to prioritize garbage collection services to maintain public health and safety, a modified collection plan was developed, and a communications plan was developed for residents impacted by the changes.
Damien Tramel, Marc Rogoff, and Jill Gaffigan

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Equipment Case Study
PacLease Helps Liberty Tire Recycling Collect 190 Million Scrap Tires
When Liberty Tire Recycling made the decision to transition to full-service leasing, they partnered with PacLease in order to take advantage of the newest technology the trucking industry had to offer.

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Safety Brief
First of a Three-Part Series: Facility Inspections Checklists to Keep Sites Safe: Reviewing Walkways, Exits, Ladders, Lighting, and General Housekeeping
This is the first 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
Preventive Maintenance Procedures for Refuse Trailers
While these instructions are general preventive maintenance procedures for refuse trailers, be sure to follow your
specific refuse trailer manufacturer’s operation manual for specific preventive maintenance instructions.
Charlie Benton

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NAHMMA Corner
The North American Hazardous Materials Management Association: Committed to the Safe Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Operating as a volunteer-run, non-profit organization, committed to pollution prevention, product stewardship, and the safe and effective handling of hazardous materials from households and small businesses, NAHMMA supports its members with exclusive training
opportunities, relevant industry news, and access to a diverse and experienced multi-national network of people involved in the hazardous waste management industry.
Kenneth Miller

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