Super events mean Olympic-size plans

Johnson, Jim
June 2004
Waste News;6/7/2004, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p15
Trade Publication
Handling waste generated at special events raises a company's profile and provides additional income. But there are plenty of potential pitfalls in tackling such big jobs. Waste Management Inc. company, the nation's largest solid waste management firm, was in charge of trash at the Super Bowl and related activities this year in Houston. Annual events such as the Super Bowl can result in a pretty reliable waste stream. But associated activities such as large street parties during Super Bowl week are far harder to plan for because of the unpredictable numbers of people who attend. An ability to separate organics out of the waste stream at special events and divert them to composting operations can have an important impact on the environment.


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