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Public Utilities, Waste Management

China Suspends Recycling U.S. and European Trash

January 21, 2021

Via: Waste360

China is no longer accepting trash from the United States and Europe to recycle. The U.S. doesn’t have the infrastructure to recycle and there isn’t a secondary end market for recycled goods. Only a small percentage of the recycled goods […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Harrison, PA Signs New Garbage Contract with Waste Management

January 20, 2021

Via: Waste360

The township of Harrison, Pennsylvania has signed a new three-year garbage contract with Waste Management. As part of the contract, household collection of hazardous materials and e-waste are included and residents can now get rid of these materials from their […]


Public Institutions, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

University of California to Eliminate Unnecessary Plastics by 2030

January 19, 2021

Via: Waste360

The University of California will begin to phase out single-use plastics, which includes plastic bags in retail and dining locations and single-use plastic food service items and plastic bottles, with the goal of eliminating all unnecessary plastics by 2030. Worldwide, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Hawaii finalizes utility regulation considered potential template for US power system transformation

January 19, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

A Dec. 23 order by Hawaii’s utility commission may lead to the most significant change in power system regulation in U.S. history by giving Hawaiian Electric new control over its future, proceeding participants said. Hawaiian Electric will become the first […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Hawaii Will Power Its Clean Grid With 6,000 Home Batteries Installed by Swell Energy

January 18, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

Hawaii’s largest utility enlisted a new tool in its quest for a carbon-free electricity system: thousands of batteries installed in people’s homes. Hawaiian Electric won regulator approval for a $25 million plan to harness solar and batteries at 6,000 homes […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

SWANA Supports Federal Assistance for State and Local Governments

January 18, 2021

Via: Waste360

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) urges Congress to quickly consider and pass emergency aid to state, local, and territorial governments as recently proposed by President-Elect Biden. These funds are needed to ensure vital government services, including solid […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Uncertain Future of Community Composting in NYC

January 15, 2021

Via: Waste360

After roughly a decade of service in New York City, the last two community composting sites will not have their leases renewed. These sites are situated on land belonging to the city’s Parks Department: the Lower East Side Ecology Center […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

COVID-19’s Impact on Glass Recycling

January 14, 2021

Via: Waste360

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the glass-packaging market was swift and remains ongoing — with changes to both supply and demand. In order to get a first-hand look at the effects, we interviewed Randy Burns, Chief Sustainability Officer […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Washington Plant on Track to Treat Radioactive Waste in 2023

January 14, 2021

Via: Waste360

A plant in Washington State will begin processing 56 million gallons of radioactive waste in 2023. The plant will turn low-activity radioactive waste into glass and disposing of it safely, in a process called vitrification. The plant’s millions of gallons […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NH Landfill Begins Accepting 23 Communities’ Food Scraps for Compost

January 13, 2021

Via: Waste360

Twenty-three Upper Valley communities in New Hampshire can now dispose food scraps at the Lebanon landfill as part of a new composting program, which is aimed at reducing waste and extending the landfill’s life span. For $15, residents can drop […]