How Our Communities Collect Waste and Recyclables

Originally delivered Sep 2, 2015
Source: AIChE
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The presentation provides an overview on collecting solid waste (SW) from the curb in front of your home to the point of processing and/or disposal. It includes a brief history of how the industry has transitioned from horse and buggy to modern collecting methods. We discuss the various methods including trucks and containers used for SW collecting in the United States and briefly describe a typical day for a SW collector.


Terry Schweitzer

Terry Schweitzer is Vice President of Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc., a national solid waste management consulting firm. Since joining GBB, he has primarily worked on assignments involving planning, implementation and administration of collection service operations, helping make client’s waste and recycling collection as efficient as possible and applying the latest in technology advancement.

Prior to joining GBB, he worked with major private sector waste collection firms for more than 19 years. He has extensive experience in waste and recyclables collection equipment...Read more

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