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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Buffalo, N.Y., to Expand Food Waste Pilot Program

May 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

Buffalo, N.Y., is looking to expand a pilot program that would include various drop-off sites for food waste collections. According to a Gusto report, under the pilot, Natural Upcycling will make 160 pickups this spring and summer and again during […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Orlando, Fla., Seeks to Generate Energy from Food Waste

May 14, 2019

Via: Waste360

The city of Orlando, Fla., is looking to covert food waste, such as banana peels and egg shells, into energy for businesses and residents. According to a WFTV report, the city already collects food waste from more than 30 companies, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Jersey Governor Signs Bill Package to Fight Food Waste and Hunger

May 13, 2019

Via: Waste360

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on May 9 signed a legislative package into law to fight hunger in New Jersey. “In the richest nation in the world, it is a moral failure that so many of our fellow New Jerseyans […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA to Conduct Additional Testing of West Lake Landfill

May 10, 2019

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will conduct additional testing at the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Mo., before a much-anticipated remedy is applied to the site. The EPA said its design phase for planning how to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Mercedes-Benz Econic Waste Collection Vehicles for Biffa

May 10, 2019

Via: Waste Management World

Integrated waste and recycling firm, Biffa, has added 43 more Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks – including its first skiploaders and hookloaders based on the low-entry chassis – to the 51 it acquired in 2017-18. The vehicles were all supplied by South […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Malaysia Cracks Down on Illegal Plastic Recycling Facilities

May 3, 2019

Via: Waste360

Malaysia is continuing its efforts to raid and shut down unlicensed plastic recycling facilities to slow an increase of imported scrap materials. According to a Recycling Today report, an April 23 notice posted to Malaysia’s Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Keep New Hanover Beautiful, TerraCycle Hit Cigarette Recycling Milestone

May 3, 2019

Via: Waste360

TerraCycle originally joined forces with North Carolina-based Keep New Hanover Beautiful (KNHB), a Keep America Beautiful affiliate, in 2017 to collect and recycle cigarette butts outside of county buildings, local bars, restaurants, Wilmington International Airport and along Wrightsville Beach. Through […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Casella Waste Systems Has a “Challenging but Strong” Q1 2019

May 2, 2019

Via: Waste360

Rutland, Vt.-based Casella Waste Systems Inc. reported its Q1 2019 earnings, providing information on landfill operation challenges, acquisitions, areas of growth, areas of focus for 2019 and beyond and more. “We are pleased with the strong start to the year, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

TerraCycle Joins Suppliers Partnership for the Environment

May 1, 2019

Via: Waste360

TerraCycle, a New Jersey-based international recycling company that specializes in recycling the unrecyclable, announced its admittance into the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP). TerraCycle joined the organization at the Supplier Partnership’s second quarter meeting of 2019. The Suppliers Partnership […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Management of Hawaii, City of Honolulu to Pay in EPA Settlement

April 30, 2019

Via: Waste360

Nearly 10 years ago, storms in Hawaii overwhelmed temporary pipes at the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill and sent water contaminated with trash into the ocean. Now, the city of Honolulu and Waste Management of Hawaii will have to pay $425,000 as […]