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How One Midsize Hauler Has Positioned Itself for Continued GrowthOpen in a New Window


Santek Waste Services has used funds raised in a December 2015 recapitalization to fuel its growth strategy.

 

ESG Acquires 3rd Eye Cam Producer Alliance Wireless Technologies.Open in a New Window


The acquisition of AWTI gives ESG the industrys first fully integrated digital safety-body-chassis-route solution.

 

ATRI: Low Fuel Prices Cut Trucking Costs in 2015Open in a New Window


Average marginal cost per mile dropped 6% to $1.59 in 2015, based on data gathered directly from motor carriers, group says.

 

Casella Waste Systems Considers Potential Debt RefinancingOpen in a New Window


Casella is considering entering into a new term loan B facility in an amount of about $350 million and a revolving line of credit facility in an amount of approximately $150 million.

 

California Assemblywoman Susan Eggman Creates New E-Waste Recycling BillOpen in a New Window


The bill, AB1419, will allow CRT glass from old TVs and computer monitors to be recycled more easily.

 

Italian Artist Creates Installation to Raise Awareness Around Marine PollutionOpen in a New Window


The art installation features five million brightly colored plastic bottles that spell out the word HELP.

 

Indianapolis Could Pay up to $6M to Fix Up Julietta LandfillOpen in a New Window


The cost to fix up the erosion issues on Julietta Landfill and to add a new cap could cost the city up to $6 million.

 

Republic Services Issues Statement About Flint, Mich., Contract TerminationOpen in a New Window


According to Republic, Flint's decision is not permissible because the contract requires a court order from Judge Farah for it to be properly terminated.

 

Decoding Republic Services’ 2015 Sustainability ReportOpen in a New Window


The report shows the companys latest achievements for its Blue Planet sustainability initiative and continued progress toward its four sustainability goals.

 

Advanced Disposal Commences $375M IPOOpen in a New Window


The IPO pegs the overall value at the company at about $1.8 billion.

 

More Takeaways from the 2016 Waste360 Recycling SummitOpen in a New Window


There were fundamental themes that came up again and again throughout the 2016 Waste360 Recycling Summit.

 

Massachusetts Launches First Statewide Medication Disposal Program with WalgreensOpen in a New Window


The new disposal program aims to help reduce prescription drug misuse.

 

Rice University Sets New Recycling GoalOpen in a New Window


The university's new goal aims to divert 40 percent of waste from landfill by 2020.

 

A Periodic Table of NYC TrashOpen in a New Window


The periodic table shows the reality of trash that floods the streets of New York City.

 

Waste Crime Costs England More Than $1.3B Per YearOpen in a New Window

Last year alone, the county discovered more than 1,000 illegal waste sites.

 

Seattle’s Fremont Brewery Turns Spent Yeast and Grains into Energy, FertilizerOpen in a New Window


The brewery is using Impact Bioenergys high solids organic waste recycling system to turn its food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer.

 

Sustainable Packaging Coalition Teams with The Recycling Partnership to Create ASTRX InitiativeOpen in a New Window


The initiative aims to identify tactics to advance the industry and deliver more high-quality recyclables to the supply chain.

 

Lafayette County, Miss., to Spend $1 Million on Garbage Trucks and BinsOpen in a New Window


The county will purchase about 10,500 new bins at a price tag of approximately $500,000.

 

Retailers and Restaurants Join Forces to Reduce WasteOpen in a New Window


Thirty additional businesses have signed on to the voluntary Courtauld Commitment 2025.

 

HP Joins CGI Commitment to Action to Improve Conditions at Haiti LandfillOpen in a New Window


As part of its commitment, HP will purchase recycled plastic made from raw materials collected at the landfill.

 

Closed Loop Foundation Provides Grants to Companies for Film Plastic Recycling ProjectsOpen in a New Window


The foundation is awarding Zzyzx Polymers LLC and Drought Diet Products with approximately $300,000 in grant money.

 

Lockheed Martin Opens WTE Facility in New YorkOpen in a New Window


The facility features Concord Blues advanced technology, which converts waste into clean, renewable energy by using a process called advanced gasification.

 

Ann Arbor, Mich., Seeks New Recycling Contractor Amidst Lawsuit with Ousted ReCommunityOpen in a New Window


Ann Arbor, Mich., City Spokesperson Robert Keller shares what the municipality is doing to divert waste in the meantime.

 

EREF Unveils Data & Policy Report at the 2016 Waste360 Recycling SummitOpen in a New Window


The report, entitled Municipal Solid Waste Management in the U.S.: 2010 & 2013, is a bottom-up accounting of the mixed solid waste picture in the U.S.

 

Key Takeaways from Day One of the 2016 Waste360 Recycling SummitOpen in a New Window


Some of the topics tackled in panels included sustainable materials management, the state of mixed-waste processing, municipal contract best practices and other topics.

 

NWRA Announces Annual Recycling Award WinnersOpen in a New Window


Four awards and three honorable mentions were given to companies that have made contributions to American recycling.

 

Scale Management Technology Makes Big Strides Over the Past Five YearsOpen in a New Window


Scale management solutions allow personnel in the waste and recycling industry to manage and record scale ticket transactions.

 

Whole Foods Reaches $3.5M Settlement with the EPAOpen in a New Window


Whole Foods improperly identified or mishandled hazardous waste in the states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

 

Colorado Landfill Temporarily Closes after Garbage Truck Slides Off RoadOpen in a New Window


A Mountain Waste and Recycling Inc. garbage truck slid off South Canyon Road on Monday and rolled approximately 70 feet.

 

Former Director of Knox County Solid Waste District Accused of Embezzling More Than $100KOpen in a New Window


Tracy A. Clinkenbeard allegedly embezzled more than $100,000 between 2010 and 2015.

 

NRDC Sues the EPA Over Anacostia River Waste Cleanup PlanOpen in a New Window


The plan calls for a certain amount of trash to be removed from the river, or prevented from entering the river, each year.

 

Waste Management’s Jim Fish Breaks Down the Future of the Waste and Recycling IndustryOpen in a New Window


Fish shares how the waste landscape is changing, how Waste Management is changing and his opinion on the future of the waste and recycling industry.

 

Second Waste360 Recycling Summit Kicks OffOpen in a New Window


The three-day event brings together industry thought leaders, practitioners, customers and manufacturers to discuss the industrys challenges and opportunities.

 

Municipal Solid Waste Study will Determine Recycling Conditions and Job Opportunities for TexasOpen in a New Window


The study includes data from processors and end users of recyclables.

 

Covanta Sues Hennepin County, Minn., Over Multimillion-Dollar Contract SabotageOpen in a New Window


This federal lawsuit was filed after the county accepted a proposal agreement from Great River Energy last month.

 

Waste Management Acquires Pioneer Industries of WisconsinOpen in a New Window


With this acquisition, Waste Management will be able to expand its Wisconsin operations and enhance its recycling services businesses.

 

SEIA Launches National Solar Photovoltaic Recycling ProgramOpen in a New Window


SEIA has teamed with solar manufacturers and installer-developers to create a network of cost-effective recyclers.

 

UConn Dining Services to Serve Meal Made from LeftoversOpen in a New Window


The Tasty Waste Lunch will include cucumbers for possible essence water, soups and breads.

 

Landfills Posture for New Business as Coal Ash Ponds Face ClosureOpen in a New Window


The sweeping demise of these impoundments will drive a radical shift in how billions of tons of coal ash are managed.

 

NYC Trash Exhibition Opens at Queens MuseumOpen in a New Window


The work of artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles focuses on topics such as women in society, environmental sustainability and civic responsibility.

 

Driver Attacks L.A. Garbage Truck Driver with CrowbarOpen in a New Window


The driver was transported to the hospital after the trucks shattered windshield hit her face.

 

Virginia Man Dresses as Darth Vader to Tackle Waste ProblemOpen in a New Window


Henry Wakley enjoys the reaction he gets from motorists, and his ultimate goal is to keep the galaxy clean.

 

Large Sinkhole in Florida causes Drinking Water in Polk County to Become Contaminated with WastewaterOpen in a New Window


A 45-foot-wide sinkhole at the Mosaic phosphate fertilizer plant has drained 15 million gallons of wastewater into the aquifer in Pol County, Fla.,

 

One-Third of Garbage Trucks in Ontario, Canada, Pulled Off the Road in 2015Open in a New Window


. These trucks were deemed unsafe due to problems like faulty brakes and damaged wheel assemblies.

 

How One Oregon County Program is Helping Residents Reduce the Cost of Sharps DisposalOpen in a New Window


Thanks to a new Columbia County, Ore. program, residents have access to an affordable sharps disposal option.

 

CalRecycle Considering EPR Rules for Packaging WasteOpen in a New Window


The 12-page memo was a response to the Manufacturers Challenge workshop, which brought together packaging stakeholders and CalRecycle officials in January.

 

N.Y. Legislators Look to Close Fracking Waste LoopholeOpen in a New Window


A loophole in the states rules exempts waste from oil and gas operations from being classified as "hazardous."

 

How Waste Management Offers Recycling Education in Communities Across the CountryOpen in a New Window


Waste Management employs a variety of approaches including, in some cases, door-to-door outreach, in its attempts to improve recycling rates in cities nationwide.

 

Google Sets Zero Waste Goal for Data CentersOpen in a New Window


Currently, six of Googles data centers have already achieved this goal.

 

Big Top Creates Fabric Structure for ECUA’s New $10.6M IMRF in FloridaOpen in a New Window


The structure helps reduce energy costs, and it helps ECUA save $45.06 per ton of material.

 

Auto-Trash: A Smart Trash Can that Automatically Sorts Waste by TypeOpen in a New Window


Equipped with a Raspberry Pi module and a camera, Auto-Trash uses image recognition to distinguish and sort items.

 

Recycling Meets Glam at a Fashion Show in Taos Plaza, N.M.Open in a New Window


This year, the Glam Trash Fashion Show will feature approximately 30 contestants outfitted in attire made from recyclable materials.

 

Marisa Adler Helped Implement Groundbreaking Initiatives for the DSNYOpen in a New Window


Waste360 recently spoke with Adler about her career at the DSNY and what she sees for the future of waste and recycling.

 

Dealing with the Ups and Downs of OCC RecyclingOpen in a New Window


OCC recycling remains popular nationwide.

 

Republic Services' Garbage Truck Rear-Ends Amish Buggy in MichiganOpen in a New Window


The two adult occupants of the buggy suffered minor incidents, while the minor and the garbage truck driver were uninjured.

 

SEC Files Charges Against Donald Watkins for WTE Projects FraudOpen in a New Window


Watkins supposedly lied to investors by telling them that their funds would be used to help develop waste-to-energy projects.

 

Quincy, Mass., Mayor Thomas Koch Proposes New Automated Trash Collection ProgramOpen in a New Window


The mayors plan includes providing all 28,000 city households with covered bins.

 

Waste Management CEO David Steiner Talks RecyclingOpen in a New Window


In the October issue of Forbes, Waste Management CEO David Steiner talks about recycling and the industrys current trends.

 

Advanced Disposal Buys West Mobile SanitationOpen in a New Window


With this transaction, Advanced Disposal has acquired West Mobiles residential garbage customers.

 

Northwest Missouri Regional Solid Waste Management District Seeks Recycling Grant ApplicantsOpen in a New Window


Recycling grant funds up to $54,000 are currently available through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

 

The Renewal Workshop Helps Divert Textile and Clothing Waste from LandfillOpen in a New Window


At The Renewal Workshops waterless factory, each collected garment is custom repaired and sold back to the fashion brand or direct-to-customers.

 

Easthampton, Mass., Orders County Waste & Recycling to Improve Operations or Risk Losing its PermitOpen in a New Window


The hauler has has received 17 recent complaints and has until December 5 to clean up its act or risk losing its operational permit.

 

Two Young Adults have Bioengineered a Bacteria to Breakdown Plastic WasteOpen in a New Window


This concept could help keep millions of tons of plastic waste out of the world's landfills and bodies of water.

 

Todd Rumpke of Rumpke Waste & Recycling has DiedOpen in a New Window


The vice president at Colerain Township, Ohio-based Rumpke Waste & Recycling died from cancer on September 7, 2016.

 

BHS Develops PET Purification System for Unifi’s New Plastics Recycling FacilityOpen in a New Window


BHS' front-end polyethylene terephthalate purification system features screen, air and optical separation technologies.

 

Route Optimization Providers Deliver Cost-Saving Solutions to HaulersOpen in a New Window


To stand out from competitors, haulers must offer customers innovation services that help reduce costs and make their fleets more efficient.

 

Candy Castellanos Turned her Passion for the Environment into a CareerOpen in a New Window


Castellanos recently spoke with Waste360 about how she turned her passion for the environment into a career and the challenges shes currently seeing in the industry.

 

Eight Major MillerCoors Breweries Earn Landfill-Free VerificationOpen in a New Window


MillerCoors is the first beverage company to have all of its major breweries verified as landfill-free by NSF International.

 

Gov. Mapp Proposes Bill to Appropriate $2.5M to the V.I. Waste Management AuthorityOpen in a New Window


The funds would assist V.I. Waste Management Authority with paying outstanding obligations to its vendors.

 

Florida WTE Facility Turns 10 Million Tons of Trash into EnergyOpen in a New Window


Lee County, Fla., along with Hendry County, diverts 90 percent of their waste from landfill.

 

Goodwill Partners with Ray Products to Create goBinsOpen in a New Window


goBins are indoor donation containers designed to fit inside apartment building lobbies, urban commercial centers, hotels and office complexes.

 

Scottish Researchers Use Acid to Extract Gold from E-WasteOpen in a New Window


The process consists of a specially engineered compound that separates gold from its surrounding materials.

 

New Hampshire’s Largest City to Pilot Automated Solid Waste CollectionOpen in a New Window


The pilot program will include one automated truck collecting along a specific route in specific wards in New Hampshires largest city.

 

Moorhead, Minn., is Considering Single Stream RecyclingOpen in a New Window


The Moorhead, Minn., City Council will vote tonight on whether the city will make the switch to single stream curbside recycling.

 

The Huffington Post Launches Second Stage of its Reclaim CampaignOpen in a New Window


The publication is now shifting its gears from food waste to fashion.

 

Rotterdam, Netherlands, Launches Garbage-Eating Drone to Clean Up PortOpen in a New Window


The drone can eat approximately 1,120 pounds of waterborne waste before it needs to be deposited for processing.

 

Now Is the Time for Environmental EconomicsOpen in a New Window


Our economic systems need to catch up with the times, as they have in the past.

 

ClosedLoops’ Develops “Giant Vacuum Cleaner” System Idea for N.Y.’s High LineOpen in a New Window


Trash, recyclables and organic materials from the High Line would be removed via a tube that runs along the bottom of the iconic elevated park,

 

E-Waste Disposal Comes with Hefty Costs, DifficultyOpen in a New Window


Many towns and counties are paying high costs to safety dispose of items like PCs, TVs, cell phones and other electronic items.

 

Landfills Close the Loop–Repurposing Landfill Gas for the Trash BusinessOpen in a New Window


Landfill owners are joining the growing alternative fuel movement by using compressed natural gas to run their heavy-duty trucks.

 

Nate Morris of Rubicon Global Uses Technology to Transform the Waste and Recycling IndustryOpen in a New Window


Waste360 spoke with Morris about how he built up Rubicon to become the company it is today, the companys goals for this year and what the future has in store for Rubicon.

 

Neighbors Oppose Shotwell Landfill’s Request to Quadruple its Daily Waste Disposal LimitOpen in a New Window


This request has caused an uproar with neighbors, who have concerns about smell, truck traffic and clean water.

 

Food Waste Recycling-To-Energy Program Launches in Portland, MaineOpen in a New Window


With this program, ecomaine hopes to reduce the amount of food waste that is thrown out by Maine residents and businesses.

 

Prairie Village, Kan., Signs 10-Year Contract with Republic ServicesOpen in a New Window


Republic will replace the citys current waste and recycling provider, Deffenbaugh, on January 1, 2017.

 

Used DSNY Uniforms Made an Appearance during New York Fashion WeekOpen in a New Window


Fashion designer Heron Preston turned used DSNY uniforms into fashionable outfits for New York Fashion Week.

 

Bear Cub Versus SheriffOpen in a New Window


A California deputy had a close encounter with a bear cub at the Placer County Sheriffs Office.

 

L.A. County and SCS Engineers use Outreach and Awards to Reach Commercial Waste GeneratorsOpen in a New Window


L.A. County has a mission is to save landfill space, meet county waste diversion goals and comply with state recycling and organics management mandates.

 

El Paso, Texas, to Open its Largest Recycling StationOpen in a New Window


The new $1 million recycling center is expected to ease congestion and reduce waste times at the citys four other recycling centers.

 

Rubicon Global Partners with The Credit Junction for New Flexible Financing ProgramOpen in a New Window


The new program provides haulers with access to term loans or lines of credit from $500,000 to $5 million through The Credit Junction.

 

Pennsylvania Township to Transition to Single Stream Recycling in OctoberOpen in a New Window


The transition will go into effect on October 24, 2016.

 

Ann Arbor, Mich., City Council Approves $589K Extended Agreement with Waste ManagementOpen in a New Window


This decision was made so that the city can continue to provide residents and businesses with uninterrupted solid waste and recycling services.

 

Gigafactory Considers the Use of Fungus for Recycling BatteriesOpen in a New Window


Currently, the researchers are working with three stains of fungus that have already been proven to be good at extracting some metals from waste.

 

How Much Can We Recycle?Open in a New Window


Changes in the waste stream have a major impact on our ability to meet recycling goals.

 

University of Tennessee Aims to Score Zero Waste this Football SeasonOpen in a New Window


The UT Recycling team will help educate attendees on what can and cannot be recycled and sort the trash that is left behind.

 

Waste Pro’s Angel Veloz Discusses the Dangers of Being a Trash CollectorOpen in a New Window


Waste Pro employee Angel Veloz spoke with The Atlantic about the dangers of being a trash collector.

 

London Artist Turns Discarded Furniture into Colorful, Upcycled ChairsOpen in a New Window


Each chair has its own narrative that draws inspiration from the traditional parables from his Nigerian roots and African textiles.

 

Action Environmental Group Partners with Hopes and Heroes for National Childhood Cancer Awareness MonthOpen in a New Window


The donations will help fund the life-saving work on childhood cancer and blood disorders at Columbia University Medical Center.

 

Ashley Davis Drives Sales at CP GroupOpen in a New Window


Waste360 recently spoke with the Waste360 40 Under 40 recipient about the family business and what the future has in store for CP Group.

 

Online Calculator Helps Haulers Increase Container EfficiencyOpen in a New Window


The interactive calculator illustrates the benefits of real-time container monitoring software.

 

Demand for Recycled Polypropylene Resin Climbs to Nearly 300M Pounds/YearOpen in a New Window


The study was an effort to identify market demand for PP PCR in the current market climate.

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