FREE WEBINAR FOR SWANA MEMBERS. How we measure and compare the effectiveness of our solid waste systems and services is important. Join us Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 1:45 PM ET for a webinar addressing these issues and more.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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FREE WEBINAR FOR SWANA MEMBERS
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 1:45 PM ET
Performance Measurement & Benchmarking of MSW Facilities & Services
Jeremy O'Brien, PE, Director of Applied Research, SWANA
How we measure and compare the effectiveness of our solid waste systems and services is important.
- an activity that is widely used to improve performance and reduce
costs - seeks to answer two questions: "How well are we doing?" and "How
can we do better?"
The first question can be answered by
comparing the costs and performance levels of a solid waste service to
similar services provided by other organizations. The catch is that the
comparison is only useful if it's done on an "apples-to-apples" basis.
its inception 12 years ago, the Foundation has conducted a number of
benchmarking projects and exercises for collection services, recycling
systems, waste-to-energy facilities and landfills. In this webinar, Mr.
O'Brien will present key findings and highlights from these projects.
The seminar will conclude with a discussion of benchmarking parameters
that are not being tracked now but could be used in the future to
improve the performance of our systems and services.
Applied Research Foundation plays three important roles in the
benchmarking of solid waste systems and services. First, it provide
clear and concise definitions of performance parameters that are of
importance and should be tracked. Second, it serves as a repository of
industry performance and cost data that can be used to conduct
benchmarking studies. Finally, it produces timely benchmarking reports
on specific systems and services.
To learn more about SWANA's Applied Research Foundation and view available reports, please check out ARF's webpage here.