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In the Spotlight
The City of Norman, OK’s Sanitation Division: Into the Future
In challenging times, the City of Norman’s Sanitation Division has continued to provide vital services to their community and that means thinking ahead—including driver training, community engagement, CNG transition and modernizing their waste management practices.
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Personnel
Why You Should Conduct Quarterly Compensation Analysis for CDL Drivers: 6 Best Practices 
A couple of macro conditions are colliding—inflation and local talent competition—especially around CDL drivers that has created an extremely competitive market, leading to a lot of turnover and driver retention issues. The best way to retain current talent and attract new talent is to be proactive rather than reactive when looking at wage analysis.
Mark Mutton

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Driver Coaching
Roads are Getting More Dangerous. Here’s How to Mitigate Emerging Risks.
Coaching and tech are simple measures that lead to big culture improvements. It is important to take care of employees first, supporting them and providing the right training to keep themselves safe. When we do that, we increase workplace satisfaction and employee retention, and the results naturally trickle down to contented customers.
Jeff Martin

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EPR
Transforming the Way We Recycle: Getting the Most Out of New Policies
EPR, which shifts recycling responsibility from taxpayers to the hands of producers, has the potential to create a more efficient, effective, and cohesive recycling system, all while creating the best solutions with the nuances of plastic production in mind.
Jen Ronk

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PFAS
What Waste Companies Should Consider for PFAS Treatment Planning
Waste organizations must monitor local and state wastewater activity and conduct sampling and analysis of waste streams for PFAS and co-contaminants. Segregating sources of PFAS before treatment and defining PFAS treatment objectives and potential future requirements will enable you to select the right technologies with a thorough understanding of their pros and cons.
John Peichel

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Food Waste Management
Opportunities for Recycling and Waste Management Businesses to Help Combat Food Waste
Public policy and regulations have a major role to play in preventing food waste and ensuring that all food waste is treated in the most efficient environmental manner. Technology will also play a role in encouraging less waste and ensuring advance food waste treatment solutions.
Conor Dowd

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Fleet Management
Creating a Culture of Safety on the Road: How Waste and Recycling Fleet Managers Can Use Dash Cameras for Driver Coaching
Smart cameras will play a leading role in shaping a more efficient and safer road environment as safety becomes an increasingly important determinant of successful fleet management.
Belinda Rueffer

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Compliance Issues
Lower Compliance Costs by Digging Deeper into Safety Observations
If your Safety Observations are not saving you money, you are not conducting them as efficiently as you should be.
Caroline Sharpless and Christien Ducker

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Landfill Gas Management
Gas Fingerprinting to Determine Sources of Offsite Gases
The findings of gas fingerprinting studies can continue to serve a purpose in the future as they help narrow investigations and focus on similar scenarios that may occur later. It is all about being proactive in making informed decisions.
Patrick Sullivan, BCES, CPP, REPA

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Training
Investing in Training Opportunities to Improve Drivers’ Job Skills
As waste and recycling companies become more competitive in hiring and retaining quality drivers, a well-constructed professional development program for drivers is a powerful and necessary weapon in your arsenal.
Mark Murrell

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Event Preview
Environmental Research & Education Foundation’s 2022 Fall Classic & Networking Event: Creating Educational Pathways to Enable Innovation in Sustainable Waste Management Practices
This highly anticipated event brings professionals together with a golf tournament, silent auction, and many networking opportunities.

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Safety Brief
The Importance of Jobsite Safety
Mitigating safety risks in waste and recycling environments.
Steve Madey and Michael Bottlang

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Maintenance
How Rising CPI Can Significantly Impact your Fleet’s Operating and Maintenance and Repair Costs
To re-evaluate longer-term truck acquisition strategies, begin planning for the right time to convert to a more flexible, bottom line-friendly unbundled lease structure.
Brian Antonellis

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Business Strategies
How to Boost Waste Segregation with Targeted Marketing
Discover the power in your hands that can change recycling collection results in your area.
Samuele Barilli

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NAHMMA Corner
Mobile Events: Planning and Execution
Hosting a successful event not only involves planning and execution leading up to and on the day of the event, but the results, including participants served, volume collected, impact of proper disposal on the environment, etc., should also be communicated with the community.
Kenneth Miller

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