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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Oregon Drug Take-back Bill Becomes Law

August 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

Oregon joined five states with a new law that requires drug manufacturers to pay for and run a statewide drug take-back program. The law, signed by Gov. Kate Brown and championed by Rep. Sheri Schouten, will ensure that every community […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Omaha, Neb., Mulls Yard Waste Collection Plan

August 15, 2019

Via: Waste360

Residents in Omaha, Neb., and the City Council are in the process of trying to work out a citywide plan for curbside yard waste collection. A recent public hearing found that one of the more favorable options is implementing a […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Trump Promotes Gas-to-plastics Project in Pennsylvania

August 14, 2019

Via: Waste360

President Donald Trump made a trip to western Pennsylvania earlier this week to promote a project that would turn gas into plastic products. Trump visited Shell’s Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex, which critics claim will be the largest air polluter in the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA Seeks to Advance U.S. Recycling Efforts

August 14, 2019

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its framework to tackle the nation’s recycling problems. Following the 2018 America Recycles Summit, EPA worked with the 45 organizations that signed the America Recycles Pledge to form workgroups that align with […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

$87m Solid Waste Collection Contract in Volusia County, Florida for FCC

August 13, 2019

Via: Waste Management World

In Florida, members of Volusia County Council have approved unanimously the award for solid waste collection services to FCC Environmental Services, the American affiliate of FCC group. The contract term will be 7 and a half years, with a possible […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Medical Waste Firm Tradebe Healthcare Boosts Treatment Capacity by 50%

August 13, 2019

Via: Waste Management World

Healthcare waste specialist, Tradebe Healthcare, has completed a 50% expansion project at its Rochester facility to ensure its nationwide network of healthcare sites to meet the increasing clinical waste disposal demands of the NHS. “This expansion is the result of […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Michigan County Authorizes Construction of New Recycling Facility

August 12, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Marquette County, Mich., Solid Waste Authority recently authorized the construction of a new $6.3 million recycling facility, which will be funded with loans and a grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. The facility will […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

Newark Residents Promised Bottled Water Over Worries Of Dangerous Lead In Public System

August 12, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

After an EPA letter cited insufficient home filters distributed by city, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said bottled water will be provided to residents with lead service lines. Meanwhile, the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Utah Landfill Boasts Environmentally friendly Cell

August 9, 2019

Via: Waste360

The first double-lined cell at Utah’s Three Mile Canyon Landfill includes technology to prevent contaminants from reaching groundwater and a draining system to handle runoff. Last month, the double-lined cell received a truckload of trash that also contained dozens of […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How EnBW Plans to Become the Next Big US Offshore Wind Player

August 8, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

It’s neither easy nor cheap to get a piece of action in the U.S. offshore wind market these days, but EnBW has come tantalizingly close. In last December’s auction for a trio of lease areas, the winning development groups ponied […]