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Category: Waste Management


Public Utilities, Waste Management

BLOG: Delivering Clean Streets with Smart Bin Technology

October 17, 2017

Via: Waste Management World

Egbert Taylor Group’s Mark Jenkins explains the growth in technology seen in the bin sector over recent years and its impact on waste and recycling for local authorities. During my two decades with Egbert Taylor Group the social value of […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

A Look at Chicago’s Yard Waste Program

October 16, 2017

Via: Waste360

Over the years, the City of Chicago has changed how it handles yard waste, drawing suspicions from customers. In a recent article, WBEZ breaks down the details of how Chicago’s yard waste program works, how little waste gets composted and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Three Things You Need to Know from the Ocean Conservancy’s Report for Eliminating Plastic Waste

October 12, 2017

Via: Waste360

The new report lays out specific land-based solutions for the flow of plastics into the ocean in five countries, including China, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand. Ocean Conservancy, through Trash Free Seas Alliance, an initiative joining industry, science and conservation […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Three U.S. Cities Add Foodservice Packaging to Curbside Recycling Programs

October 12, 2017

Via: Waste360

With this update, cities can now accept and recycle takeout packaging like paper and plastic cups, containers, pizza and sandwich boxes and paper bags. Washington, D.C., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky., have teamed up with the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Emmet County Recycling in Michigan Finds Success with Composting Program

October 10, 2017

Via: Waste360

A total of 5,592 pounds of food waste has been collected at local farmers markets to be composted. Since Emmet County Recycling in Michigan launched its composting program, a total of 5,592 pounds of food waste has been collected at […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Examining Fort Worth, Texas’ 20-Year Solid Waste Management Plan

October 9, 2017

Via: Waste360

For the first time, the city of Fort Worth, Texas, is focusing on both residential and commercial waste as it begins implementing its newly approved, 20-year comprehensive solid waste management plan. The city’s previous 20-year plan spanned 1995 to 2015. […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Washington, D.C., Expands List of Recyclable Materials

October 6, 2017

Via: Waste360

This effort goes hand-in-hand with the District’s goal to divert 80 percent of citywide waste from landfills and waste-to-energy facilities. The Department of Public Works (DPW), the Department of Energy and Environment and the Department of General Services have announced […]


Others, Public Utilities, Social Services, Waste Management

P&G’s New Fairy Ocean Plastic Bottle Uses Recycled Plastic Waste from the Oceans

October 5, 2017

Via: Waste Management World

Procter & Gamble Company has launched Fairy Ocean Plastic bottle, made entirely from post-consumer recycled plastic and plastic recovered from the ocean. Consumer goods giant, Procter & Gamble has launched Fairy Ocean Plastic bottle, made entirely from post-consumer recycled (PCR) […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

IKEA U.S. Launches National Mattress Recycling Program

October 2, 2017

Via: Waste360

The company will recycle used mattresses, including any brand of old mattresses that are picked up when new IKEA mattresses are delivered and all mattresses that are returned to IKEA stores. IKEA U.S. has announced the launch of a new […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

L.A. City Council Members Want to Pay the Homeless for Trash Cleanup

October 2, 2017

Via: Waste360

Members of the Los Angeles City Council are considering setting up a pilot program to hire homeless individuals to be part of crews that clean up trash and litter in public areas. In an effort to make the City of […]