180 Dump Trucks

| According to WUNC public radio, Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan says heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal ash landfill near the North Carolina coast. The breach displaced about 2,000 cubic yards of ash. That’s enough ash to fill about 180 dump trucks. Officials are still trying to figure out ... READ MORE

Smaller Fish to Fry

| At WASTECON in Nashville, TN, there’s been much discussion of China Sword and the effects it’s had on the waste and recycling industries. More Southeast Asian countries are beginning to impose stricter waste import regulations. The trade war and retaliatory tariffs have now engulfed our industries. These are big problems that need to be dealt ... READ MORE

The Last Straw?

| For the longest time, I didn’t eat chocolate ice cream, the reason being that when I was a kid, my younger brother and sister both loved double scoop chocolate ice cream cones. They would attack them so voraciously that a wet and dripping circle of brown would form around their little mouths. I guess being ... READ MORE

SWANA Announces WASTECON® 2018 Keynote Speaker Line-Up

| Exclusive Group of Industry Leaders, Designers and Creative Thinkers Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announced the keynote speakers for WASTECON, SWANA’s largest conference helping solid waste leaders plan a sustainable future for their communities. WASTECON’s line-up of keynote speakers will offer insight on future policy, innovation trends, and technology, ... READ MORE

Top 5 Reasons to Attend #WASTECON 2018!

| Check out our “Top 5 Reasons” why you should head to Music City for a week of learning, networking, and fun at WASTECON® 2018 in Nashville, TN from August 20–23! This dynamic conference will feature “Sound Ideas” in waste management, speaking to the most pressing issues in our industry today. ... READ MORE

Columbia’s Horizon Landfill Tipper

| The Horizon Landfill Tippers are designed to be easily towed over the road to your site. Utilizing the Portable Low Profile Landfill Tipper model at your facility can save you as much as $100,000 in operating costs within your first year alone. With a 15 to 20 year average operating lifespan, that translates into millions of ... READ MORE

SWANA Focuses on Plastic Reduction and Recycling

| For Earth Day 2018, Renewed Commitment to Education Silver Spring, MD – On Earth Day 2018, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) commits to a renewed focus on reducing the generation of single-use plastics and correctly recycling these materials, urging industry and public education efforts. In support of Earth Day 2018’s dedication to ending ... READ MORE

VIDEO: SWANApalooza Highlights & Save The Date 2019

| SWANApalooza is SWANA’s second largest annual conference that features the latest in landfill, landfill gas, and zero waste research, policy, and technology. SWANApalooza 2018, held in Denver, Colorado, was a huge success, and we are looking forward to SWANApalooza 2019 in Boston next year. https://youtu.be/PtwEMKYDj1Y ... READ MORE

SWANA Reaches 10,000 Members

| We are excited to share that SWANA has reached an important milestone today — surpassing more than 10,000 members across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean! We would like to thank all of our members for their enthusiastic engagement and continued support of our growing SWANA community. Click the video below for a message ... READ MORE