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September 2021
In the Spotlight
Larson Waste: A Family Legacy
Focusing on their current rate of organic growth as well as making acquisitions, Larson Waste has made a continuous effort to show the challenges and the rewards for being in the waste and recycling industry by openly communicating with customers what goes on behind the scenes daily.

Overcoming Data Challenges in the Face of Increasing Demand
Integrating data sources—software, services, databases—boost productivity across teams who already struggle to collaborate in an increasingly complex environment. Whether it is approaching data problems with a mind for providing better access to teams, integrating key data sources, or focusing on improving the software that teams are comfortable with already, companies are finding success through solutions that bring their data closer to the teams and entities that need access to it every day.
Misty Cain, Robby Boney and Bill Erickson

MRF Design: The Right and Wrong Place for Ballistic Separators
The placement of new equipment is extremely important. You cannot simply drop a new piece of equipment wherever you think is most convenient and expect it to work seamlessly. If the placement choice is the wrong one, it will greatly affect the entire plant throughput, the quality of your fiber, the fibercapture rate, and the quality of the 3D containers passing to the container sort.

Buildings and Shelters
Retrofits Versus New Construction
Retrofitting an existing building or new construction for your solid waste facility, a decision makers guide.
Evan Williams

Computer Systems
The Internet of Things (IoT): Making Waste Collection Part of a Smarter Future
IoT drives digital transformation for smart cities featuring smarter waste collection.
Don Diego Padilla II

Zero Waste Management
6 Steps to Build a Feedback System for Zero Waste Campaign Tracking
Bringing all of an organization’s departments together can induce a collective thought process to move the supply chain towards reducing waste from being generated in the first place.
Nik Balachandran

Why You Should Consider Including Encapsulated Mechanically Stabilized Earthen (eMSE) Berms in Landfill Expansions
The implementation of best practices in any landfill expansion solution demands a constant tether to mitigate risk in the areas of safety, environmental impact, and economics. The implementation of an eMSE berm helps obtain these goals by improving the solution.
John P. Swenson and Jeffrey Crate, P.G.

Event Preview
Join Us as We Welcome Back WASTECON®!
This anticipated event will take place from November 1-4 in Orlando, FL.

Second of Two Parts: Innovation in Batch-Type Waste Tire Pyrolysis Technology
Characteristics and advantages of a batch reactor regarding the thermochemical reactions and their effects on the end products.
Claus Lamer

Automation Case Study
Integrating Advanced Waste Handling Processes
When Randy’s Environmental Services needed to find a solution to extract plastic bags from the MSW stream, they turned to Waste Robotics’ automated solution.

HHW Corner:
Second of Two Parts
Developing Sustainable Household Hazardous Waste Programs
Incorporating sustainable practices into HHW collection operations and supporting vendors takes thoughtful consideration of many factors. By leveraging waste management hierarchy policies, evaluating net impacts and benefits of operating options, and examining everyday practices and vendor contracts for opportunities, any HHW program can become more sustainable.
Larry Sweetser and David Nightingale, CHMM, S.C.