In this issue:

Developing Infrastructure: The Case for Advocacy and Outreach
Exploring the advocacy and benefits of community outreach when advancing infrastructure projects in North America.

Sign of the Times: Making the Move to Electric
A combination of factors indicates all systems are go for electric vocational vehicles.

Recycling Trends: Rebuilding Faith in Recycling
As stakeholders in its success, all of us in the recycling industry need to step outside our silos and work together to create a more cohesive user experience that will ultimately serve all our interests.

Safety First: How Telematics and Dash Cams Can Increase Safety in Waste Management
Fleet telematics devices and smart dash cams are valuable tools for fleet operators who seek to improve safety, reduce wear and tear on vehicles, and minimize liability. By combining the power of these tools, fleet
operators can reduce accidents, avoid false claims, and save critical taxpayer dollars.

Facilities Planning and Design
Pitfalls to Watch Out for When Designing a Recycling Facility/MRF
If the design phase of the MRF is not handled properly you may encounter many difficulties during permitting, construction, and operations, which can lead to years of escalated operations costs and loss of revenue. Make sure you ask the right questions.

Automation: Tackling Film Contamination with AI and Automation
The expanding identification capabilities of AI systems paired with sorting mechanisms specific to recycling operations will help address the plastic waste crisis and divert millions of tons of recoverable material from landfills annually.

5 Horizontal Grinder Wear Parts to Inspect Regularly
Maximize your grinder’s productivity by replacing wear parts at the optimum time.

Industry Game Changers: Ellen Voie: A Trailblazing Leader
As the founder of the Women in Trucking Association, Ellen Voie has trailblazed a path in the trucking industry, advocating for more diversity, creating benchmarking studies, and growing the association to include women in all aspects of profession nationwide.

Maximizing Fire Detection in Waste Facilities with Effective Sensor Selection and Placement
Infrared cameras have emerged as an effective tool for detecting early signs of fire in waste piles, enabling facility operators to take preventive measures and avoid or minimize the spread of fires.

Leachate Management
Treating PFAS in Leachate
While we may have our preferred methods of vetting solutions, it is essential to recognize that each solution has its unique advantages and drawbacks. By working strategically with this in mind, we can create a technological ecosystem that is not only efficient and effective but also sustainable and inclusive.

Waste Management
Digitalization of Waste Removal Processes
Sustainability regulations and the demand for safer and more efficient operations make it clear the digitalization of waste removal processes is vital and inevitable. Digitalization of Waste will not solve every operational problem, but it can reduce the time it takes for you to discover an issue and fix it.

Labor Issues
The Competitive Employment Market
If you manage your business well, there is no reason why you cannot have the pick of the litter on the labor market because you can afford to give better pay, better benefits, and offer a better culture to your employees and customers.

David Biderman: The Next Chapter
As a 25-year industry veteran, David Biderman has been one of the leaders and advocates at the forefront of waste and recycling issues. Recently completing a successful tenure at SWANA, he discusses his goals,

Turning Waste into Profit
Find opportunities for efficiency and additional profits in your waste stream using horizontal grinders and shredders.

PFAS Received by Landfills Now in the Regulatory Crosshairs
The EPA is increasingly concerned about threats to the environment and human health from PFAS found in landfill leachate. Here is how landfill operators can respond.

Contamination Issues
Addressing Contamination with Technology—Before Materials Make it to the MRF
From cutting-edge advancements in sortation that rely on sensors and AI, to digital tools for recycling education, truck cameras and live video, and software-enabled route optimization, technology is creating new ways for solid waste leaders to keep streams clean by influencing every aspect of the material journey from collection point to depot.

Truck Equipment Case Study
In it for the Long Haul
College HUNKS franchisee relies on easy-to-use hooklifts.

Guest Commentary
A Look at 2023: Moving Forward at American Waste Control
From creating a strong company culture to addressing environmental issues and focusing on the future development of key initiatives, American Waste Control reflects on 2022 and moving forward in 2023.

Waste Conversion Case Study
The 40 Million Ton Gold Mine
Efforts to divert food waste from landfills are expanding across the U.S. But once this waste has been collected, how can haulers and municipalities make the most of it?

How Much Money Should I be Spending on Gloves?
Work gloves are the first line of defense against the most common hand injuries facing waste industry workers.

Using Lubricants for Engine Protection
The engine is the heart of any vehicle. Engine oil is not only vital for ensuring the protection, function and efficiency of a vehicle’s engine, but selecting the right lubricant can also reduce down time and associated maintenance costs, improve fuel economy as well as contribute to your fleet’s sustainable efforts.

Business Strategies
Urban Mining: Transforming Your Waste Management Company into the Largest Seller of Precious Materials
Build a strategy you need to transform the WEEE you collect into a “gold mine” for your business.

Handling Very Small Quantity Generator’s Waste and How to Assist Larger Generators
Insights into the regulatory aspects of handling business waste at HHW facilities.