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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Colorado Springs, Colo., to Participate in Pilot Recycling Program

December 11, 2017

Via: Waste360

The state of Colorado currently has a 19 percent diversion rate, and in an effort to increase that number, the state is participating in studies to identify materials and end markets for remanufacturing and looking for new opportunities to get […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Sonoma County, Calif., Landfill Launches New System to Better Manage Wildfire Debris

December 11, 2017

Via: Waste360

For the past two months, the state of California has been battling raging wildfires, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) and others have worked […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Meridian Launches Commercialization Plans for Biomass Processing Facility in Minnesota

December 6, 2017

Via: Waste360

Solid waste services company Meridian Waste Solutions Inc. continued a flurry of recent activity with the announcement that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Attis Innovations (formerly Meridian Innovations), has initiated commercialization plans for it first biomass processing facility in Minnesota. Attis will […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Custer Outfits Kent County, Mich., Recycling and Education Center with an Innovative Technology Solution

December 5, 2017

Via: Waste360

The education programs and tours at the Kent County, Mich., Recycling and Education Center, a regional single stream recycling facility that accepts and processes recyclables from various counties, are more than a learning tool; they’re an experience. This is partially […]


Social Security, Social Services

Personal info of 31 million people leaked by popular virtual keyboard Ai.type

December 5, 2017

Via: TNW

Data belonging to 31 million users of the popular smartphone virtual keyboard, Ai.type, has leaked online after the developer failed to properly secure the app’s database. Ai.type is a freemium virtual keyboard that runs on iOS and Android, with the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utility of the Year: Southern California Edison

December 4, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

California, the Golden State, is also the golden child of the renewable energy and climate change revolution. The state carved out ambitious renewables and climate goals in the past decade, and set in motion proceedings aimed at accommodating the growing […]


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

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 […]