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SWANA Applied Research Foundation Releases New Research Reports



Publish Date: 3/19/2010

News Updates

The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) recently released three new research reports from FY 2009.

  • The Solid Waste Manager’s Guide to the Bioreactor Landfill – FY 2009 Update
  • Revenue Sharing Strategies for Local Government Recycling Programs
  • Waste-to-Energy as a Green Solid Waste Management Option for Non-Recycled Waste

The Solid Waste Manager’s Guide to the Bioreactor Landfill is an update of a report which was originally published in 2002. The report has been prepared to provide solid waste managers with up-to-date information and guidance on the bioreactor landfill. The 2009 update addresses a number of important developments that have occurred since the original publication.

The purpose of the research memorandum Revenue-Sharing Strategies for Local Government Recycling Programs is to provide solid waste recycling managers with up-to-date technical and programmatic information regarding beneficial revenue-sharing strategies for local government recycling programs.

Waste-to-Energy as a Green Solid Waste Management Option for Non-Recycled Waste summarizes the findings of recent research as well as current available date and published information regarding the evaluation of WTE as a green solid waste management option when compared to the practice of landfill disposal of non-recycled waste.

The Waste-to-Energy and Bioreactor reports are currently available for purchase at www.SWANAstore.com. The research memorandum on Revenue Sharing Strategies for Local Government Recycling Programs is available free of charge to SWANA members on MySWANA (www.swana.org/MySWANA).

The goal of the Applied Research Foundation is to support SWANA's mission of advancing the practice of the management of municipal solid waste by conducting collectively-funded research on pressing solid waste issues that are identified and selected by the Foundation's subscribers. Solid waste organizations have the opportunity to support and participate in the Foundation's research activities by becoming foundation subscribers and contributing a "penny a ton" for the waste they manage on an annual basis. Subscribers are directly involved in identifying and defining research topics and reviewing interim results and final work products. ARF subscribers also receive research products from all research groups free of charge.

  • The Applied Research Foundations research priorities for FY2010 include:
  • Benchmarking the Costs and Performance of Solid Waste Collection Services – FY2010 Update
  • Sustainable Funding Strategies for Local Government Recycling Programs
  • Waste-to-Energy as a Clean, Renewable Energy Source
  • The Long Term Management and Care of Subtitle D Landfills

For questions about the Applied Research Foundation or any of these reports, contact Jeremy O’Brien, P.E., Director of Applied Research via e-mail at jobrien@SWANA.org.

About ARF:

The goal of the Applied Research Foundation is to support SWANA's mission of 'advancing the practice' by conducting collectively-funded research on pressing solid waste issues that are identified and selected by the Foundation's subscribers. Solid waste organizations have the opportunity to support and participate in the Foundation's research activities by becoming foundation subscribers and contributing a "penny a ton" for the waste they manage on an annual basis. Subscribers are directly involved in identifying and defining research topics and reviewing interim results and final work products. ARF subscribers also receive research products from all research groups free of charge. Questions about ARF can be directed to Jeremy O’Brien, P.E., Director of Applied Research, via e-mail at jobrien@SWANA.org.