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Public Utilities, Waste Management

AI Revolution Shaping the Waste Industry in 2024 and Beyond: Part One

January 24, 2024

Via: Waste360

It’s no surprise that artificial intelligence (AI) has become so commonplace for many of us in our day-to-day lives and most professional settings, being such a transformative force and constantly pushing the boundaries of possibility. As we creep into 2024, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Digital Tools Are Transforming the Waste Industry for the Better

October 3, 2023

Via: Waste360

In an era where environmental concerns are at the forefront, waste management has become a pressing issue for industries worldwide. Companies like Byers Scientific and Envirosuite are leading the charge in revolutionizing waste management using digital tools and transforming the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Experts Weigh in on Clean Technologies, Employee Programs on Food Waste in New Study

August 22, 2023

Via: Waste360

Food waste is a continuing problem all over the world and is a hot topic among the waste industry and policy makers. Different areas are attempting to mandate methods to prevent food waste while independent companies and businesses are working […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Industry Drops Ranking in List of Nation’s Deadliest Industries

December 20, 2022

Via: Waste360

Refuse and recyclable materials collection has dropped to the 7th most deadliest job in the United States, according to the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The agency released its 2021 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Industry Works to Drive Down Injury and Illness Rates: Part Two

December 13, 2022

Via: Waste360

Collaboration is key when it comes to progressing safety initiatives throughout the waste and recycling industry. Three leading associations came together at WASTECON 2022 in San Diego to share cross-functional, proactive best practices and to provide insight into the state […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

US lawmakers urge EPA to implement standardised bin symbols

October 17, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

How to increase recycling rates? This is one of the questions that concerns the waste industry and legislators alike. Now a group of 17 members of the US Congress wrote a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging its […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Career Hauling: How Waste Leaders Navigate Industry Challenges – Larry Henk

April 28, 2022

Via: Waste360

In the 1992 hit song, “Get a Haircut,” George Thorogood crows over classic rock chords to “get a real job.” That song could very well have been written about Larry Henk. At the age of 24, the current VP of […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How the Waste and Recycling Industry Celebrated Earth Day 2022

April 25, 2022

Via: Waste360

Earth Day 2022 brought beautiful weather across the country, yet saving the Earth from the effects of climate change and environmental impacts remained at the forefront of discussions. Here is how companies across the country highlighted their efforts. Republic Services […]


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Episode 136: Setting the Stage for Sustainability in the Waste Industry

January 10, 2022

Via: Waste360

In our latest episode of NothingWasted!, we bring you a dynamic session from Sustainability Talks 2021 featuring speaker Susan Robinson, senior director of sustainability and policy at Waste Management. As Robinson notes, “What Waste Management does is very visible. We […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Labor Shortage Drives Automation for Waste Management in Q3

October 26, 2021

Via: Waste360

The waste industry continues to gain momentum as 2021 enters its fourth quarter. Waste Management presented its Q3 earnings, showing that despite inflationary costs and labor shortages, robust volumes and a demand for recycled content is driving company growth. “Our […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Trouble with Plastic and What We Can Do to Manage Our Waste

August 11, 2021

Via: Waste360

When I travel, I like to take pictures of innovative signage and recycling bins – I have a whole album devoted to it. No, seriously. Being involved in the waste industry consumes most of my waking life. I work for […]


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Waste Industry Discusses State and National Legislative Trends

June 29, 2021

Via: Waste360

Legislatives issues abound on state and federal levels are impacting operations at waste facilities across the United States. Scott Hutchings, director of government affairs, Waste Management, navigated the WasteExpo session, “ Legislative Updates by Region,” which covered a number of […]


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Acting OSHA Administrator Jim Frederick Addresses Waste Industry

February 26, 2021

Via: Waste360

Frontline workers and companies have had to endure a series of challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to be at the forefront of industry safety efforts. Waste leaders discussed the lessons they learned while working to keep workers safe […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How the Waste Industry Can Accelerate Recycling to Meet the EPA’s National Recycling Goal

January 28, 2021

Via: Waste360

The second day of virtual WASTECON closed with a keynote session about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) strategy to increase the nation’s recycling rate. Tim Flanagan, SWANA board vice president and Monterey Regional Waste Management District general manager, led a […]


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What Will the 2020 Elections Mean for Waste?

September 21, 2020

Via: Waste360

WasteExpo Online Together attendees heard from Democratic and Republican representatives about what the upcoming national election could mean for the waste industry. Speakers included Robert Boland, Deputy Executive Director, National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and Jessica Knight Henry, National Political […]


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Waste Pro Names New CEO, COO

July 24, 2020

Via: Waste360

LONGWOOD, FL – July 23, 2020 – Waste Pro has announced President Sean Jennings, son of founder John Jennings, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Longwood, Florida-based company. In addition, Senior Vice President Keith Banasiak has been named […]


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How Can Waste Companies Successfully Navigate through the COVID-19 Crisis?

May 21, 2020

Via: Waste360

The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on the waste industry, including on the health and safety of front-line workers, as well as on cashflows, margins, waste volumes, recycling contamination levels and waste generation sources. Deemed an essential service, […]


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Trump Impeachment Not Expected to Impact Waste Industry

December 19, 2019

Via: Waste360

President Donald Trump on December 18 became the third president in history to be impeached. This move is the result of the House passing both articles of impeachment: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The House voted 230-197 to […]


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Waste Container Systems Brings Durable, Modular Dumpsters to Market

September 24, 2019

Via: Waste360

The waste industry experts behind GarbageMan and TrashBolt Software are working to revolutionize the commercial dumpster market by developing a new dumpster that solves many of the problems inherent in existing models, such as weight, repairs, shipping and storage. Waste […]


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SWANA Calls for Renewed Focus on Safety

January 23, 2019

Via: Waste360

To date, at least 17 fatal incidents have occurred relating to the solid waste industry in both the United States and Canada in 2019. And in response to this unprecedented uptick in fatalities, the Solid Waste Association of North America […]