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Chuck Rivette, Director of Planning and Project Development at Waste Management, presented this webinar on the History of Municipal Solid Waste Management in the U.S. on Thursday, September 8th. Recycling and Disposal have an interconnected relationship weaved by the threads of economics and regulations. Rivette gives a brief timeline of waste management in the U.S. dating back to 1895, when the NYC Cleaning Commission first organized municipal collection started, to the first landfills, to the forming of EPA, to Congress’ eventual involvement, to modern day landfills, recycling and regulations, to what the future of landfills and waste management holds.

Download the full presentation here or listen and follow along below!