Following the Slimy Wet Road

Dear Waste Professional,

The waste organics industry is changing the way landfill supervisors and transportation managers are operating. With initiatives like the US EPA’s Sustainable Management of Food, the repurpose, reuse, and redistribution of organic material will pose a significant challenge to our industry. How to manage this change from a transportation perspective will be as critical of a component to the whole process as any other.

Our friends at Hallco Industries Inc. provided this case study to review the various ways landfill managers and transportation managers can reduce organic wastes, as well as the special challenges of transporting organics to their final destination. When haulers leak leachate on the road, communities get mad. This case study will help you understand all the factors that contribute to the problem of liquid leaking from organic waste hauls and how to mitigate them.

When you read this case study, you will:

  • Discover how the weight of a full wet load can produce 6 to 18 inches of liquid in the bottom of a trailer when left overnight
  • Learn how one community has come together to conduct household sorts of organics from their wastestreams
  • Find out how the triple factors of high moisture, high volume, and high bulk density affect waste haulers and their equipment

If these questions intrigue you…if there’s anything in transporting organic waste you think you still have to learn…download this FREE case study now, before your attention turns to other matters. 

This case study is FREE. Read it now, and learn how communities are dealing with the issues around generating and transporting organic waste.


Forester Media,

Publishers of MSW Management

P.S. This case study is exclusive to MSW Management readers.