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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Considers Privatizing Waste and Recycling Collection

December 4, 2017

Via: Waste360

Last week, the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., put out a request for proposals (RFPs) for private trash haulers that are interested in providing waste and recycling collection services to local residents. Haulers that are interested have until December 18 to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Oregon Struggles to Meet Recycling Goals

December 1, 2017

Via: Waste360

A recent report from the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) shows that Oregon fell short of its 2016 goals to reduce the amount of waste generated by Oregonians. Last year, Oregon recovered 42.6 percent of all waste generated, which […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Alliance for Downtown New York Celebrates Recycling Milestone

December 1, 2017

Via: Waste360

The Alliance for Downtown New York, which has a mission to provide service, advocacy, research and information to advance Lower Manhattan as a global model of a 21st century Central Business District for businesses, residents and visitors, recently celebrated a […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Rocky Mountain Recycling Reveals New Sorting Equipment

November 30, 2017

Via: Waste360

In response to Salt Lake City’s new recycling ordinance that goes into effect on January 4, 2018, and requires all businesses and multifamily units to implement onsite recycling programs utilizing specialized bins provided by local solid waste haulers, Rocky Mountain […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Single Stream Recycling System Helps Two Florida Counties Boost Recycling Rates

November 30, 2017

Via: Waste360

Since making the switch to single stream recycling, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties in Florida have seen an increase in their recycling rates. Indian River County’s recycling rate increased from 33 percent in 2014 to 53 percent in 2017, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

What ‘Resilience’ Means in a Clean Energy Future

November 29, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

“Resilience” may be the hottest trending topic in the electricity sector today. The Department of Energy’s recent report on the impact of coal and nuclear power plant retirements, and subsequent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that seeks to subsidize those […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How Some California Municipalities are Using Technology to Tackle Waste Reduction

November 29, 2017

Via: Waste360

In response to the state of California’s mandate to divert organic waste from landfills, the South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA), also known as RethinkWaste, was looking to find solutions for its 12 public agencies that could deliver results in […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

New audit shows utilities knew of schedule problems at V.C. Summer nuclear expansion

November 28, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Since their decision to abandon the V.C. Summer nuclear project in July, the project’s owners, SCANA’s South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) and state-owned Santee Cooper, have had a stream of problems. It was beginning to become clear in September […]


Health & Insurance, Public Utilities, Social Services, Waste Management

SWANA Publishes Tips for Safety at Waste-To-Energy Facilities

November 28, 2017

Via: Waste360

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) released the latest installment in its “Five to Stay Alive” series, featuring safety tips for waste-to-energy (WTE) employees. Although SWANA pointed out that WTE employers have low injury rates, there are safety […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

California lawmakers want to block utilities from passing on wildfire costs

November 27, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

All three of California’s major utilities want SDG&E to recover costs from several 2007 wildfires, possibly helping lay the groundwork for similar claims. The CPUC is scheduled to consider that case this week, though the San Diego Union-Tribune notes it […]