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New York Counties Wrestling with E-WasteOpen in a New Window

Counties in New York are being hit with the costs to dispose of these old devices and wrestling with what to do with it.


Kentucky, Advanced Disposal Reach Agreement on Radioactive Waste at Blue Ridge LandfillOpen in a New Window

Blue Ridge also agreed to a $95,000 civil penalty.


EPA to Clean Up Allied Paper Landfill Site in MichiganOpen in a New Window

The $65 million plan will concentrate the contaminated soil at the 43-acre Allied Paper Landfill site in Kalamazoo, Mich., into a 23-acre pile isolated from Portage Creek.


Ontario, Calif., 3-Alarm Fire Produces Massive Amount of SmokeOpen in a New Window

The fire burned for several hours due to the large amount of burnable materials onsite.


Former Walmart Employee Speaks Out about the Retailer’s Food WasteOpen in a New Window

According to the employee, a large number of perfectly good foods were being tossed in the trash, despite Walmarts claim that it only discards inedible foods.


Trucking Insurance: It's a New BallgameOpen in a New Window

Its suddenly much tougher and much more expensive for truckers to obtain adequate coverage.


Zika Poses a Challenge to Florida's Solid Waste DepartmentsOpen in a New Window

Hillsborough County is one of the municipalities taking steps to fight mosquitoes.


Sonoma County, Calif., Considering Options to Boost CompostingOpen in a New Window

Sonoma County waste officials are considering technologies as part of a plan to bring locally produced compost back to the county.


Milpitas, Calif., Delays Waste Contract DecisionOpen in a New Window

The Milpitas, Calif., City Council voted at a special meeting this week to delay selection of a solid waste collection contractor until after the Nov. 8 election.


Slow Down to Get Around Law to Take Effect in Oklahoma on Nov. 1Open in a New Window

Oklahoma joined 11 other states that have enacted Slow Down to Get Around legislation.


Calgary Updates Waste BylawsOpen in a New Window

Residents of Calgary, Alberta, may face fines for not properly sorting garbage, waste and compostables.


Advanced Disposal Considering Debt RestructuringOpen in a New Window

Advanced Disposal Services is holding a meeting with potential lenders to consider a debt restructuring.


Waste Management's Levine Specializes in EarthCareOpen in a New Window

Erin Levine was recently named a Waste360 40 Under 40 award recipient. She talked to Waste360 about creating closed loop solutions for the Bay Area.


Two Landfill Employees Killed in VirginiaOpen in a New Window

The cause of death hasnt been determined yet.


Casella Pushing for Landfill Expansion in Maine; Contract Extension in New YorkOpen in a New Window

The company is looking to move ahead with an expansion at a Maine landfill while also landing a contract extension in New York.


Energy Firm Testing Transfer of Coal Ash Waste to Ohio LandfillOpen in a New Window

The plan includes testing to load 70 to 80 tons of the power plant by-product onto barges will start in early November.


Hurricane Matthew Yard Waste Pickup in Florida County Could Take 45 DaysOpen in a New Window

The yard waste generated by Matthew is the equivalent of 2.7 months of yard waste during a typical non-storm period.


Ann Arbor to Reimburse ReCommunity for Baler as Recycling Fight ContinuesOpen in a New Window

The agreement comes as the two sides remain embroiled in a legal battle stemming from the citys abrupt decision to terminate its contract with ReCommunity in July.


Battling Composting Sites' Top Problem: OdorOpen in a New Window

For composters there is plenty of homework to be done to master a complex balancing act.


Following the Scots' Green HorizonsOpen in a New Window

What we can learn from the government of Scotland's embrace of zero waste advocacy.


SCS Engineers' Hostetter Focuses on Problem Solving to Prevent HeadachesOpen in a New Window

David Hostetter spoke with Waste360 about his experience working to detect and resolve issues with landfill gas systems to help to improve safety and efficiency.


SWANA Releases New WTE Research FindingsOpen in a New Window

Two new and innovative practices in managing ash from waste-to-energy are highlighted in the report.


Caterpillar CEO Oberhelman to Retire in 2017; Replacement NamedOpen in a New Window

Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman has elected to retire, effective March 31, 2017.


Leonardo DiCaprio to Create Captain Planet and the Planeteers MovieOpen in a New Window

The movie would focus on environmental issues.


Puerto Rico's Landfills are not Always InspectedOpen in a New Window

According to Weldin Ortiz Franco, president of the Environmental Quality Board, landfills aren't always inspected due to lack of landfill-dedicated inspectors.


BHS to Build Two Mixed Waste Processing Facilities in OmanOpen in a New Window

The 220 ton-per-day and 150-ton-per-day systems will treat mixed solid waste from both Al Dhahirah and Al Buraimi.


Privately-Owned Family Hauler Boosts Safety Using Video TechnologyOpen in a New Window

Mr. T Carting makes safety its top priority and continuously works towards a goal of zero accidents and zero injuries.


MagneGas Signs Letter of Intent Equipment Sale to German CompanyOpen in a New Window

MagneGas will receive $2.65 million for its proprietary gasification and sterilization systems and will supply MagnesGas2 fuel and cylinders.


McNeilus Front Loaders Return to U.K. MarketOpen in a New Window

Under the agreement terms, Boughton will mount, finish, market and support McNeilus front loaders in the U.K.


British Waste Management Firm Cuts IPO PriceOpen in a New Window

Due to the effects of Brexit, its now cutting its target price.


Gaston County, Texas, to Expand Landfill for $3.7MOpen in a New Window

The new cell will take up about 11 acres of the landfill property, spanning 313 acres total.


Young Boy in Dubai Collects More than 1,100 Lbs. of Recyclables in Two WeeksOpen in a New Window

Yug recently designed his own recycling program by preparing educational flyers based on the importance of recycling.


Cox Enterprises' Waste Management Program Gets Local RecognitionOpen in a New Window

Cox was recently honored with Georgia Recycling Coalitions Spirit of Green award and both Cox and Atlanta Journal-Constitution were presented with MACs E3 award.


Committee of Oakland, Maine, Transfer Station Sets Goal to Increase RecyclingOpen in a New Window

Oakland Transfer Station is looking for ways to boost recycling, such as integrating a dual stream recycling system.


Sioux City, Iowa, Curbside Glass Recycling to End in NovemberOpen in a New Window

Starting in December, the city will begin collecting glass recycling at designated drop-off locations.


Curbside Textile Recycling Could be the Next Big ThingOpen in a New Window

At the ReuseConex conference in Boston, presenters will be leading discussions on how they recycle textiles and create innovative products.


New Cell Begins Operation at Ontario County, N.Y., LandfillOpen in a New Window

It extends the landfills life to 2028.


N.J. Considering Food Waste-to-Energy LegislationOpen in a New Window

It is similar to legislation that has been passed in Connecticut and Massachusetts and some large cities around the country.


How One Myrtle Beach, S.C., Transfer Station Bounced Back from Hurricane MatthewOpen in a New Window

A quick response and lack of damage to the equipment inside saw the facility up and running the next day.


Waste Pro's Meehan Creates Community SolutionsOpen in a New Window

A community-minded spirit helped Tracy Meehan to be named a Waste360 40 Under 40 award recipient.


Republic Services Reveals New Customer Resource Center in ArizonaOpen in a New Window

The center is the third of three centers, all of which are designed to enhance Republics customer service for more than 14 million global customers.


Five Charts from the Latest PET Recycling ReportOpen in a New Window

The rate reflects a slight year-over-year decrease in U.S. PET bottle collection volumes, and an increase in the total volume of PET bottles available for recycling in the U.S.


Faulty Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones Present E-Waste Recycling Issue, OpportunityOpen in a New Window

Millions of discontinued, damaged and recalled phones are being placed in recycling bins, creating both an e-waste recycling issue and opportunity.


Staten Island, N.Y., Develops New Trash Can for Littering DriversOpen in a New Window

The trash can is equipped with a large mesh background to help thrown trash make it into the bin.


Former Landfill Methane Flare Burns Birds in N.J.Open in a New Window

The nearly invisible and super-hot methane flare acts like a trap for migrating birds.


San Diego Puts Off Decision on Expanded RecyclingOpen in a New Window

The city currently accepts what's called "expanded polystyrene" packaging material for recycling, but not the kinds used for food products.


SWANA Registers with AmazonSmile FoundationOpen in a New Window

Through SWANAs unique AmazonSmile link, supporters can automatically donate 0.5 percent of all qualifying purchases to SWANA.


How Packaging Labels Cause Headaches for MRF OperatorsOpen in a New Window

Every ton that enters a MRF that cannot be repurposed represents a hit on the operators bottom line.


Western Disposal Raises more than $1M for Local NonprofitOpen in a New Window

Western Disposal raised the funds over the course of its nine-year partnership with Crayons to Calculators.


Thousands of Odor Complaints Lead to a Crackdown on L.A.'s Sunshine Canyon LandfillOpen in a New Window

Councilman Mitch Englander submitted a motion to follow Los Angeles County in calling for a public health investigation of the residents odor complaints.


EREF Awards First Ice River Springs Master’s Scholarship for SustainabilityOpen in a New Window

The scholarship went to Jillian Treadwell, who is currently a student at McGill University in the department of Bioresource Engineering.


U.K. Enacts its First National Recycling GuidelinesOpen in a New Window

They are designed to help make it easier for households in the U.K. to recycle and reduce the amount of material getting tossed into incorrect bins.


Napa Recycling and Waste Services Stays Afloat during Fluctuation of Commodities PricesOpen in a New Window

Napa says its doing better than most local companies because its services remain as close as the customers doorstep.


Middletown, N.Y., Debates Two Waste Management OptionsOpen in a New Window

The options are to invest $2.1 million to streamline waste and recycling services and cut the workforce or to consider privatizing the citys sanitation services.


FMCSA Issues Final Rule to Help Military Personnel Obtain CDLsOpen in a New Window

This final rule extends the period of time for applying for a skills test waiver from 90 days to one year after leaving a military position requiring the operation of a CMV.


How the Waste and Recycling Industry Prepares for Natural DisastersOpen in a New Window

Waste360 spoke to various waste and recycling companies about their pre- and post-disaster precautions and procedures.


Some Tampa Residents Complain About Early Waste Pickup TimesOpen in a New Window

Waste Management was quick to admit the error and will ensure it doesnt happen in the future.


Entrepreneur Launches Event Waste Biz in OregonOpen in a New Window

The business is similar to one started by one of Waste360s 40 Under 40 award winners, Renee Hansen.


BioHiTech Upgrades Offering with Chat CapabilityOpen in a New Window

BioHiTech Alto will work in conjunction with the firm's Eco-Safe Digester by enabling real-time interactive communication.


Whirlpool Adopts How2Recycle LabelingOpen in a New Window

This new partnership with How2Recycle is part of Whirlpool Corporation's larger commitment to sustainability.


Georgia Waste Hauler Ordered to Pay Back Overtime PayOpen in a New Window

The department found that the company failed to pay overtime to 29 truck drivers.


Fort Worth, Texas, Altering Recyclebank Program Due to Low ParticipationOpen in a New Window

The program will stop rewarding residents based on their recycling efforts.


Colorado Researchers Partner with Avery Brewing to Turn Beer Waste into BatteriesOpen in a New Window

The researchers use Neurospora crassa, a rapidly growing filamentous fungus, to create electrodes for lithium-ion batteries.


Knoxville, Tenn., City Council to Vote on New Solid Waste ProviderOpen in a New Window

The City Council will review proposals submitted by Waste Connections, FCC, Red River Waste Solutions, Santek Waste Services and Waste Pro.


Haverhill, Mass., Looks to Limit Truck TrafficOpen in a New Window

City councilors are hoping to work with companies to lessen the impact of trucks hauling trash to the city from other communities.


How the Latest NSPS Rules Will Affect Small and Midsize Landfill OperatorsOpen in a New Window

The federal law, which is an update of the emissions standards passed in 1996, lowers the nonmethane organic compound emissions (NMOC) threshold from 50 mega grams to 34 mega grams a year.


Sometimes Fighting a Fine Can be Worse than Paying ItOpen in a New Window

A waste company likely spent many thousands of dollars to undo a relatively small fine.


Alter Trading Corp. Acquires Metal Recycling Firm Joseph Behr & SonsOpen in a New Window

Alter, founded in 1898, is a privately owned, fourth-generation company.


Report: Utah WTE Project Not Paying RentOpen in a New Window

Navitus Sustainable Energy signed a 20-year contract with Sandy, Utah, to develop a $100 million project, but the project has been beset by permitting and financing issues.


Minnesota Trash Co. Claims Natural Gas Trucks Forced its BankruptcyOpen in a New Window

Failing CNG engines caused service interruptions for a small Minnesota hauler, which, the company's owner says, ultimately forced the firm into bankruptcy.


Takeaways from the 2016 Biannual Meeting of the Global WTERT CouncilOpen in a New Window

The meeting included two days of presentations that focused on waste-to-energy trends and issues.


Casella Waste Systems Moves Forward with Debt RefinancingOpen in a New Window

Casella is entering into a new term loan B facility in an amount of $350 million and a revolving line of credit facility in an amount of $160 million.


Kandiyohi County, Minn., Considers Ordinance Revisions to Extend Landfill LifeOpen in a New Window

The revisions could extend the county landfill's life through 2050.


Republic Services Pitches Single Stream Recycling to City of Las VegasOpen in a New Window

The single stream recycling program would include once-a-week trash pickup, once-a-week recycling pickup and every-other-week bulky-item pickup.


How Waste Amnesty Days Help Cleanup Municipalities Across the CountryOpen in a New Window

Free waste disposal days are used by communities across the country to clean up neighborhoods and give residents the opportunity to properly dispose of not only tires, but bulky and hazardous wastes, as well.


Waste Management Halts Request on Proposed Leachate Injection Plan in FloridaOpen in a New Window

The company has put a hold on the application to have time to evaluate other options including alternative disposal sites.


Trucking Seeks a Seat at the Autonomous TableOpen in a New Window

The American Trucking Association is none-too-pleased about how autonomous vehicle policy is being developed with zero input from truckers.


Austin Airport Celebrates Recycling EffortsOpen in a New Window

TDS began trash and recycling operations at ABIA in October 2015.


Paris-based Waste Management Company Suez Buys Stake in TerraCycleOpen in a New Window

The deal will enable the company to recycle items like coffee pods, cigarette butts and biscuit wrappers for the first time.


Atlanta City Council Authorizes $1.25M Task Order to Monitor, Maintain LandfillsOpen in a New Window

Arcadis G&M Inc. and Brindley Pieters & Associates Inc. will monitor and maintain the landfills until their contract ends in November 2018.


Memphis, Tenn., Unveils Response Times for Waste and Recycling ServicesOpen in a New Window

The collected data shows that on average, garbage services are taking twice as long as they should.


Travon Grant of Republic Services Ramps Up Recycling Efforts in the L.A. Unified School DistrictOpen in a New Window

Waste360 spoke with Grant about how he got his start in the industry, his work with Keep California Beautiful and Republic Services goals for 2016.


Advanced Disposal Stock Begins Trading on NYSEOpen in a New Window

The offering could raise Advanced Disposal about $350 million.


High Plains Bioenergy Upgrading Biogas to RNGOpen in a New Window

The Oklahoma plant will now produce produce 440 million scf of renewable natural gas for grid injection at full capacity.


El Paso, Texas, Pursuing Food Waste Prevention ProgramOpen in a New Window

The city is now tasked with developing a food waste reduction strategy by 2018.


Seattle Bans Plastic Bags in Produce AislesOpen in a New Window

The move, in part, is aimed at helping people who are composting wrong to get it right.


Landfill Solar Project in Bellingham, Mass., UnderwayOpen in a New Window

The facility will generate 4 megawatts of electricity. It was originally approved by residents in 2013.


EREF, OWMA Expand Canadian-Based Research & Scholarship ProgramOpen in a New Window

EREF and the OWMA have completed an agreement to strengthen EREFs funding of Canadian-based research and scholarships.


Spokane, Wash., WTE Energy Plant had Strong Safety Record Prior to AccidentOpen in a New Window

City officials characterized the incident as a serious accident according to the The Spokesman-Review.


Scrap Yards Called On To Clamp Down On Metal TheftOpen in a New Window

Metal is such a hot commodity, theft of scrap has become an issue.


Findings Reveal that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is Worse Than ExpectedOpen in a New Window

Ocean Cleanup's Aerial Expedition look place last year to see what would be required to clear up the area.


San Antonio, Texas, Claims City's Recycling Fine is Actually a FeeOpen in a New Window

While residents are upset over the new recycling bin fine, the city is claiming that the fine is not a fine and that its a non-compliance fee.


Kansas Residents Sue Deffenbaugh Industries for Landfill OdorsOpen in a New Window

This action follows the landfills hundreds of complaints that have been issued over the past few years.


Construction of Fiberight's WTE Facility in Maine to Begin This FallOpen in a New Window

The Municipal Review Committee voted unanimously last week to release up to $1.62 million from the tip fee stabilization fund to get construction underway.


Waste Management Back on Dow Jones Sustainability Indices-North AmericaOpen in a New Window

The firm has made the benchmark list 13 out of the last 14 years.


Tackling Food Waste with Onsite TechnologyOpen in a New Window

Several companies have developed onsite technology, including digesters, that can allow generators to deal with food waste on site.


GFL, Santek Secure Strategic AcquisitionsOpen in a New Window

GFL's deal boosts its U.S. presence while Santek gains routes in Georgia.


Grappling With Key Recycling ChallengesOpen in a New Window

In this edition of Business Insights, we explore some of the common themes and highlights that emerged from the wealth of keynote panels and education sessions from the second annual Waste360 Recycling Summit.


Whitham Mills Designs Roll Cage Tipping System for Tesco's Food WasteOpen in a New Window

The system helps reduce the cost of compactor lifts, cleaning, maintenance and replacement.


Veolia Awarded with Approximately $269M Contract to Build and Operate WTE Plant in FranceOpen in a New Window

The waste-to-energy plant will produce sustainable and local energy for the regions inhabitants.

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