Solid Waste Ratemaking: The Whys and How


Cost of service studies are an essential tool in managing a solid waste agency in these uncertain times. They provide opportunities for introduction of smart technologies, cost optimization, improved customer service and long-term financial planning. Doing more with less has become a mantra within public-sector agencies. As a result, managers and other decision makers face … More Solid Waste Ratemaking: The Whys and How

Recycling is Big Business, but is it Profitable?


The news doesn’t appear to be good for the recycling industry. The front page of the Business & Finance section of the May 14, 2018, issue of the Wall Street Journal carried the headline, “Recycling Firms Hit by Crushing Economics,” and wrote in a sub-headline, “plunging prices for scrap paper, plastics prompt cities to send some … More Recycling is Big Business, but is it Profitable?

Seattle to ink new trash-collection contracts worth $850M


Originally published April 17, 2018 at 6:00 am Updated April 17, 2018 at 8:57 am The new 10-year contracts say the Recology and Waste Management trucks must be powered by 100 percent renewable fuels. The City Council voted unanimously Monday to clear Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) to sign new long-term contracts for solid-waste collection. The … More Seattle to ink new trash-collection contracts worth $850M

Crook County Landfill Manager Job Opening Announcement


Crook County Oregon’s Landfill Manager Job is available and applications are now being accepted. Click HERE to apply now! About Crook County Crook County is located in the center of the state, approximately three hours from Portland, Salem, Corvallis and Eugene.  Bend, the largest city in central Oregon, is approximately 40 minutes away. Geographically Crook … More Crook County Landfill Manager Job Opening Announcement