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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Smarter Waste for the Smart City

September 14, 2017

Via: Waste360

When we hear “Smart City”, we probably picture a sustainable, liveable, and economically healthy environment scoring high on the quality of life scale. We picture efficiency, clean streets, and exceptional city services. We like the idea of smart cities. But […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Lexington, Ky., Considers Five-Year Waste Management Plan

August 28, 2017

Via: Waste360

The plan includes details on future waste and recycling goals, plans for larger recycling containers and smaller garbage receptacles and a potential pay-as-you-throw program. Lexington, Ky., leaders are considering adopting a five-year plan for waste management, which includes details on […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Virginia Landfill Reaches Settlement with State

July 7, 2017

Via: Waste360

CFS Group, the operator of a landfill in Petersburg, Va., will undertake community projects as part of an effort to bring its landfill inline with state environmental regulations. The company has agreed to a consent order with the Virginia Department […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How to Get People to Recycle Right

April 3, 2017

Via: Waste360

People want to recycle, but a diversion program’s success depends on residents’ and workers’ understanding of how to recycle correctly. As a result, the industry is ever wrestling with how to design strategic communication initiatives, with both the solid waste […]


Waste Management

Montgomery, Ala., Looks into New Recycling Options

March 17, 2017

Via: Waste360

The City of Montgomery, Ala.’s recycling facility has been closed for 17 months, and now, the city is struggling to develop a new recycling program because it’s currently not producing enough trash to make a new program sustainable. The city’s […]


Waste Management

How the Trump Administration will Affect the Waste and Recycling Industry

March 16, 2017

Via: Waste360

President Donald J. Trump has only been in office for a short time, but he has been quick to make decisions on a wide range of issues that he spoke about on the campaign trail, including building a wall along […]


Waste Management

Are Robotics a Key to the Next Phase of Recycling?

March 10, 2017

Via: Waste360

About 10 years ago, computer scientist Matanya Horowitz became intrigued at how far robotics had come within some industries and he started thinking about its potential in recycling, particularly for recognizing and sorting materials. Horowitz postulated that intelligent systems could […]


Waste Management

How Smart Cities are Managing Solid Waste

March 8, 2017

Via: Waste360

With increasing populations, changing policy requirements, new sustainability and recycling goals and improved technology departments, municipalities across the globe are joining the “smart cities” movement to become more efficient in managing solid waste. The idea of smart cities was first developed […]


Waste Management

Permit for 50,000 TPA Anaerobic Digestion and Composting Plant in Connecticut

March 7, 2017

Via: Waste Management World

Organic waste recycling firm, Turning Earth, has received a permit to build and operate a composting and anaerobic digestion plant for source separated organic materials in central Connecticut. To develop the plant Turning Earth has partnered with Danish technology firm Aikan […]


Waste Management

Ulster County, N.Y., Solid Waste Panel to Discuss the Future of Waste Disposal

February 16, 2017

Via: Waste360

The Ulster County, N.Y., Solid Waste Management Improvement Commission is months away from making recommendations on the future of waste disposal, but the panel is preparing to provide county lawmakers with suggestions for implementing effective solutions. Ulster County, N.Y., Solid […]