Landfill Operations and Heavy Equipment

America has A LOT of garbage. It’s estimated that the average American produces 4.4 pounds of trash per day. While this might not be the best news for the future of the planet, it is certainly good news for people who work at the landfills where all of that refuse is taken.

It’s not very likely that people spend too much time thinking about landfills on a daily basis, much less about the people who work in them every day. That is, of course, unless you’re one of the people who work in one. That’s a shame because for some, like heavy equipment operators, landfills and the jobs they provide present an opportunity for those in the field. In the content that follows, we’ll discuss some basic information about landfills, machines that are used and why working at a landfill can be a good choice for a heavy equipment operator. (more…)

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Heavy Equipment Operators Crucial to Natural Disaster Recovery

A natural disaster can strike at any time. From hurricanes to mudslides and even tornadoes, devastating disasters can happen all across the country. Even if we prepare, it is still very likely that some degree of damage will be done. Most of the time, when there is damage, there is debris that needs to be moved. For much of the large-scale debris, heavy equipment machines are needed to help restore cities and towns to what they were prior to the chaos. Salvaging buildings and valuable items buried in the rubble requires timely action from cleanup crews.

Heavy machines such as bulldozers, backhoes and wheel loaders are often needed to clean up and begin restoration. Dump trucks are also commonly used to transport debris to landfills. Because heavy machines are so crucial to relief efforts, skilled heavy equipment operators are equally important to the process. These dedicated men and women are well versed in using their ironclad machines to get the job done. (more…)

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