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Category: Waste Management


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Berkeley, Calif., to Consider Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance

April 18, 2018

Via: Waste360

The Berkeley, Calif., City Council will consider the Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance, which is aimed at reducing single-use disposable foodware, at a hearing on April 24. “Single-use disposable foodware is a local and global problem, one with enormous […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

U.S. Compactor Monitoring Company Provides 200 Systems to Canadian Waste Partner

April 18, 2018

Via: Waste360

A U.S. compactor monitoring company has partnered with a waste and recycling management services provider to deliver more than 200 systems in Canada. The SmartTrash LLC compactor monitoring system, based in Emeryville, Calif., was created by an actual waste management […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Could Standardized Recycling Labels Be the Solution to Overcoming the Industry’s China Ban Woes?

April 16, 2018

Via: Waste360

China’s recently enacted waste import ban and contamination standard have caused many companies and individuals within the waste and recycling industry to scramble to find new homes for materials and new solutions for reducing contamination of recyclables. But Recycle Across […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

WestRock Acquires QRS Recycling

April 16, 2018

Via: Waste360

WestRock has expanded its recycling capabilities in Louisville, Ky., with the acquisition of QRS Recycling. QRS provides domestic solutions for pre-picked containers, paper and cardboard, metals, single stream and commercial dry waste. WestRock plans to consolidate its existing Louisville recycling […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Governments are Clamping Down on Organic Waste

April 12, 2018

Via: Waste360

Governments at all levels are setting aggressive goals to keep rotting organics out of the trash, and they are equally aggressive in how they reach for these fast-approaching targets. New York, for example, is pushing to implement residential composting citywide […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Meridian Waste Solutions Acquires Environmental Trash Company

April 10, 2018

Via: Waste360

Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., an innovative technology and integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company based in Atlanta, has acquired St. Ann, Mo.-based Environmental Trash Company (ETC). Meridian Waste will now provide waste and recycling services to approximately 2,000 commercial and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA to Phase Out Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Puerto Rico

April 6, 2018

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with local municipalities, the government of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been hard at work for the past few months cleaning up debris […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Are Liquid Composters the Next Frontier for Small and Midsized Organic Waste Generators?

April 5, 2018

Via: Waste360

Ace Natural, a New York City-based distributor of organic produce and other foods, doesn’t pay to have food scraps hauled anymore. Rather, it uses a liquid composter installed on its property, negating the need to collect, wrap and load waste […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Salt Lake Brewing Company Finds Success in Glass Recycling

April 3, 2018

Via: Waste360

Salt Lake Brewing Company, a Salt Lake City–based brewery, has always placed an emphasis on sustainability. Thanks to a partnership with local startup Momentum Recycling, the brewery has been able to not only participate in a glass recycling pilot program […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

Denver Nonprofit We Don’t Waste Recovered Nearly 4,000 Tons of Food in 2017

April 2, 2018

Via: Waste360

We Don’t Waste, a Denver-based nonprofit organization started by Executive Director Arlan Preblud in 2010, collected and delivered almost 4,000 tons of food in 2017. The group collects food that would otherwise go to waste from places like Mile High […]