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Counties in New York are being hit with the costs to dispose of these old devices and wrestling with what to do with it.
Blue Ridge also agreed to a $95,000 civil penalty.
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.
The fire burned for several hours due to the large amount of burnable materials onsite.
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.
Its suddenly much tougher and much more expensive for truckers to obtain adequate coverage.
Hillsborough County is one of the municipalities taking steps to fight mosquitoes.
Sonoma County waste officials are considering technologies as part of a plan to bring locally produced compost back to the county.
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.
Oklahoma joined 11 other states that have enacted Slow Down to Get Around legislation.
Residents of Calgary, Alberta, may face fines for not properly sorting garbage, waste and compostables.
Advanced Disposal Services is holding a meeting with potential lenders to consider a debt restructuring.
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.
The cause of death hasnt been determined yet.
The company is looking to move ahead with an expansion at a Maine landfill while also landing a contract extension in New York.
The plan includes testing to load 70 to 80 tons of the power plant by-product onto barges will start in early November.
The yard waste generated by Matthew is the equivalent of 2.7 months of yard waste during a typical non-storm period.
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.
For composters there is plenty of homework to be done to master a complex balancing act.
What we can learn from the government of Scotland's embrace of zero waste advocacy.
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.
Two new and innovative practices in managing ash from waste-to-energy are highlighted in the report.
Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman has elected to retire, effective March 31, 2017.
The movie would focus on environmental issues.
According to Weldin Ortiz Franco, president of the Environmental Quality Board, landfills aren't always inspected due to lack of landfill-dedicated inspectors.
The 220 ton-per-day and 150-ton-per-day systems will treat mixed solid waste from both Al Dhahirah and Al Buraimi.
Mr. T Carting makes safety its top priority and continuously works towards a goal of zero accidents and zero injuries.
MagneGas will receive $2.65 million for its proprietary gasification and sterilization systems and will supply MagnesGas2 fuel and cylinders.
Under the agreement terms, Boughton will mount, finish, market and support McNeilus front loaders in the U.K.
Due to the effects of Brexit, its now cutting its target price.
The new cell will take up about 11 acres of the landfill property, spanning 313 acres total.
Yug recently designed his own recycling program by preparing educational flyers based on the importance of recycling.
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.
Oakland Transfer Station is looking for ways to boost recycling, such as integrating a dual stream recycling system.
Starting in December, the city will begin collecting glass recycling at designated drop-off locations.
At the ReuseConex conference in Boston, presenters will be leading discussions on how they recycle textiles and create innovative products.
It extends the landfills life to 2028.
It is similar to legislation that has been passed in Connecticut and Massachusetts and some large cities around the country.
A quick response and lack of damage to the equipment inside saw the facility up and running the next day.
A community-minded spirit helped Tracy Meehan to be named a Waste360 40 Under 40 award recipient.
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.
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.
Millions of discontinued, damaged and recalled phones are being placed in recycling bins, creating both an e-waste recycling issue and opportunity.
The trash can is equipped with a large mesh background to help thrown trash make it into the bin.
The nearly invisible and super-hot methane flare acts like a trap for migrating birds.
The city currently accepts what's called "expanded polystyrene" packaging material for recycling, but not the kinds used for food products.
Through SWANAs unique AmazonSmile link, supporters can automatically donate 0.5 percent of all qualifying purchases to SWANA.
Every ton that enters a MRF that cannot be repurposed represents a hit on the operators bottom line.
Western Disposal raised the funds over the course of its nine-year partnership with Crayons to Calculators.
Councilman Mitch Englander submitted a motion to follow Los Angeles County in calling for a public health investigation of the residents odor complaints.
The scholarship went to Jillian Treadwell, who is currently a student at McGill University in the department of Bioresource Engineering.
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 says its doing better than most local companies because its services remain as close as the customers doorstep.
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.
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.
Waste360 spoke to various waste and recycling companies about their pre- and post-disaster precautions and procedures.
Waste Management was quick to admit the error and will ensure it doesnt happen in the future.
The business is similar to one started by one of Waste360s 40 Under 40 award winners, Renee Hansen.
BioHiTech Alto will work in conjunction with the firm's Eco-Safe Digester by enabling real-time interactive communication.
This new partnership with How2Recycle is part of Whirlpool Corporation's larger commitment to sustainability.
The department found that the company failed to pay overtime to 29 truck drivers.
The program will stop rewarding residents based on their recycling efforts.
The researchers use Neurospora crassa, a rapidly growing filamentous fungus, to create electrodes for lithium-ion batteries.
The City Council will review proposals submitted by Waste Connections, FCC, Red River Waste Solutions, Santek Waste Services and Waste Pro.
City councilors are hoping to work with companies to lessen the impact of trucks hauling trash to the city from other communities.
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.
A waste company likely spent many thousands of dollars to undo a relatively small fine.
Alter, founded in 1898, is a privately owned, fourth-generation company.
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.
Failing CNG engines caused service interruptions for a small Minnesota hauler, which, the company's owner says, ultimately forced the firm into bankruptcy.
The meeting included two days of presentations that focused on waste-to-energy trends and issues.
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.
The revisions could extend the county landfill's life through 2050.
The single stream recycling program would include once-a-week trash pickup, once-a-week recycling pickup and every-other-week bulky-item pickup.
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.
The company has put a hold on the application to have time to evaluate other options including alternative disposal sites.
The American Trucking Association is none-too-pleased about how autonomous vehicle policy is being developed with zero input from truckers.
TDS began trash and recycling operations at ABIA in October 2015.
The deal will enable the company to recycle items like coffee pods, cigarette butts and biscuit wrappers for the first time.
Arcadis G&M Inc. and Brindley Pieters & Associates Inc. will monitor and maintain the landfills until their contract ends in November 2018.
The collected data shows that on average, garbage services are taking twice as long as they should.
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.
The offering could raise Advanced Disposal about $350 million.
The Oklahoma plant will now produce produce 440 million scf of renewable natural gas for grid injection at full capacity.
The city is now tasked with developing a food waste reduction strategy by 2018.
The move, in part, is aimed at helping people who are composting wrong to get it right.
The facility will generate 4 megawatts of electricity. It was originally approved by residents in 2013.
EREF and the OWMA have completed an agreement to strengthen EREFs funding of Canadian-based research and scholarships.
City officials characterized the incident as a serious accident according to the The Spokesman-Review.
Metal is such a hot commodity, theft of scrap has become an issue.
Ocean Cleanup's Aerial Expedition look place last year to see what would be required to clear up the area.
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.
This action follows the landfills hundreds of complaints that have been issued over the past few years.
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.
The firm has made the benchmark list 13 out of the last 14 years.
Several companies have developed onsite technology, including digesters, that can allow generators to deal with food waste on site.
GFL's deal boosts its U.S. presence while Santek gains routes in Georgia.
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.
The system helps reduce the cost of compactor lifts, cleaning, maintenance and replacement.
The waste-to-energy plant will produce sustainable and local energy for the regions inhabitants.
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