The Washington, D.C.-based National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) has revamped its Web site (www.nswma.org) to help those in private solid waste management stay better informed about their industry. The new site includes a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions; a compendium of safety information for garbage and recycling operations; and a collection of NSWMA research bulletins, press releases and the “Profiles in Garbage” data sheets that appear in Waste Age. Links to government agencies and online solid waste magazines also are available.

No Orange Vest, No Service

Dress codes aren't normally associated with landfills, but as of July, some visitors to the Colonie (N.Y.) Town Landfill must wear orange safety vests. According to the Times Union, people who bring “recyclables and household trash” to the site do not have to wear the vests, but contractors and haulers “with truckloads of brush or construction and demolition waste” do. The landfill has some vests to loan, but eventually will require that visitors bring their own. The code was issued in response to the 2002 death of a man at a landfill in western New York state, the paper says.

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