Landfills/Transfer Stations

Waste360 – Landfills Close the Loop–Repurposing Landfill Gas for the Trash Business Landfill owners are joining the growing alternative fuel movement by using compressed natural gas to run their heavy-duty trucks.   Arlene Karidis | Sep 12, 2016 Landfill owners are joining the growing alternative fuel movement by using compressed natural gas READ MORE

Sharon Kneiss on the surprising environmental benefits of landfills

In honor of Earth Day, NWRA President and CEO, Sharon Kneiss, and Joyce Engineering President, Leonard “Butch” Joyce spoke to TV and radio stations across the US on the little known environmental benefits of landfills.

Sharon Kneiss and Leonard Joyce speak on the benefits of landfills

The days of “garbage dumps” from your grandfather’s generation are long over.  Today landfills are highly engineered facilities with multiple layers of protection that isolate wastes from the environment creating green solutions from ordinary waste. These modern marvels are also READ MORE

Video: Anne Germain talks about landfill gas as an energy resource

During the 18th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum on Capitol Hill, the National Waste & Recycling Association’s Anne Germain spoke on a panel about renewable energy. Landfill gas is the waste and recycling industry’s contribution READ MORE

Ode to a trash company dog — CW

By Bill Killian Corpus Christi Disposal Corpus Christi, TX Our industry lost a 15-year veteran today with the passing of “CW” Killian when she passed peacefully at home with in the presence of the garbage-folks she blessed the most, her READ MORE

Landfills Leading the Charge, Not Trailing the Pack, on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Peter Anderson says he wants to do triage on greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, but in his rambling haste to perform surgery on landfills he offers an inaccurate diagnosis. So let’s perform an actual triage. The waste and recycling READ MORE

Coal ash and your association

On December 17, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency, established new rules regarding disposal of coal ash. In the future, coal ash will need to be disposed of in Subtitle D facilities. For landfills, coal ash management offers opportunities for management. READ MORE

When zero waste encounters reality, things get less starry eyed

2015 started with a bang as I participated in a panel on zero waste at the winter meeting of the Maryland Association of Counties. In the previous year, Maryland’s then Gov. Martin O’Malley released a draft zero waste strategy for READ MORE

Why the sudden interest in coal ash?

Six years ago, an ash dike ruptured at the Tennessee Valley Authority power plant in Kingston, TN, spilling over 5 million cubic yards of coal ash slurry into the Emory and Clinch rivers causing damage to homes, roads, and utilities. READ MORE

National Waste Association Responds to EPA Revisions to Coal Ash Disposal Regulations

Changes to regulations permit disposal of coal ash in landfills accepting non-hazardous waste  WASHINGTON — The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) is pleased with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuing of a final rule that requires subtitle D READ MORE