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Court Dismisses Industry Challenge to NYC Waste Equity Law

October 9, 2019

A New York Supreme Court judge on October 4 ruled to dismiss a challenge from the waste industry to Local Law 152, better known as the waste equity bill, which requires more than 20 transfer stations located in Brooklyn, Queens […]


EPA Announces Funding for Gulf Trash Reduction Projects

October 3, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Division recently announced the availability of grant funding for innovative projects focused on reducing the amount of trash in waterways through trash prevention and/or removal. The total estimated funding for this […]


BCCA Unveils New Tool to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

September 25, 2019

On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, including prescription and illicit drugs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alabama’s Baldwin County Community Alliance (BCCA) has unveiled its newest tool to fight prescription drug […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Top Trends (and Tips) in Responsible E-waste Recycling

October 14, 2019

Via: Waste360

Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the fastest-growing waste streams in the world. However, according to the United Nations, only 20 percent of global e-waste is recycled each year. Following its success in 2018, the second International E-Waste Day, developed […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Vermont Seeks Further Waste Reduction Options

October 14, 2019

Via: Waste360

Vermont lawmakers are looking at ways to further reduce waste from single-use products. During a recent meeting, officials discussed options including the expansion of a bottle bill and a requirement for manufacturers to make products with post-consumer recycled content. The […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

MassDEP Awards $2.9M in Grants to Support Statewide Recycling

October 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

The state of Massachusetts has awarded more than $2.9 million in Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) grants to 262 municipalities and regional solid waste districts. The grants aim to help communities across the state maximize their organics recycling and waste […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

North Carolina Gets Final Authorization for Hazardous Waste Revisions

October 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting North Carolina final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), according to the Federal Register. The agency published a proposed rule on August 23 […]