Guide for Industrial Waste ManagementChapter 8: Operating the Waste Management System (PDF) (26 pp, 117K, About PDF)
This chapter describes best management practices associated with operating the waste management system including procedures for monitoring performance and measuring progress towards environmental goals. Characteristics of an effective waste management system are described, and maintenance and operation of waste management system components are also addressed. Through a discussion of the operational aspects of a waste management system, this chapter offers advice on achieving environmental goals and making continual improvements in waste management operations.
This chapter helps to answer the following questions:
- What is an effective waste management system?
- What maintenance and operational aspects should be developed as part of a waste management system?
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Website. ANSI is a private,
non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary
standardization and conformity assessment system. ANSI's mission is to
enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S.
quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards
and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.
American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Website. ASTM aims
to be the foremost developer and provider of voluntary consensus standards,
related technical information, and services having internationally recognized
quality and applicability that promote public health and safety, and the
overall quality of life; contribute to the reliability of materials, products,
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Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Website. SWANA's mission
is to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management
of municipal solid waste in North America. SWANA offers numerous publications
as well as solid waste management training courses and symposia.
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evaluating, and controlling noise emissions.
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of software applications used to plan for and respond to chemical emergencies,
and offer online technical support.