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Taking out the trash, Houston style

The City of Houston, America’s fourth largest city, not known as a “green” city, is slowly adding traditional, curbside recycling to some neighborhoods. I see green recycling bins and black waste bins on the curb as I drive about. 264 more words

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Is Recycling a Political Statement?

From the City of Kirkland, Washington’s Environmental Services Blog. John MacGillivray is the Solid Waste Programs Lead in the Public Works Department. He is not a known relation of the venerated Jacobite… 671 more words

Politics

Evapotranspiration Cover Systems as an Alternative Final Cover for MSW Landfills

Landfills that have reached the end of their useful lives must be capped and taken out of service. The final cover must adhere to the specifications provided in… 505 more words

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High Leachate Pollution at Indian Landfill Sites

by Hilary Haskell

India currently lacks an institutionalized municipal solid waste system and open landfill dumping proceeds without regulation, although an existing legal framework could be used to address this societal and environmental issue. 853 more words

Wastewater

Preparing for the Certification Exam

Over the years that I’ve been at DCA, one constant remains with the majority of operators facing certification exams…FEAR. I will attempt to curb some of the uneasiness and lack of preparation for those who are gearing up to take these tests. 243 more words

Wastewater

Recycling Bin Redesign

It’s a creative challenge. Take 12 design students, add representatives from ten municipalities and you have the ingredients for the first rethink of recycling bins in Metro Vancouver. 694 more words

New License Issuances – July 2014

Congratulations to all of our newly certified drinking water, wastewater and solid waste operators! During the month of July, the Division of Compliance Assistance’s Certification and Licensing Branch staff issued 7 drinking water licenses, 24 wastewater licenses and 3 solid waste licenses. 39 more words

Wastewater