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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Memphis, Tenn., Sends Tons of Recyclables to Landfill

March 20, 2019

Via: Waste360

Each year, Memphis, Tenn., residents put tons of materials in their recycling bins hoping that those materials will be given a new life. However, due to the current state of recycling markets, many of those materials end up in landfills. […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

U.S. Cities Continue to Struggle Under Volatile Recycling Conditions

March 18, 2019

Via: Waste360

As recycling costs continue to rise, many cities across the country are ending their residential recycling programs and turning to burning and landfilling more waste. China’s ban on certain recycled imports, which took effect in January 2018, has prompted volatility […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA Finalizes Standards for Managing Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

March 15, 2019

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its standards for managing hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. The updated standards, “Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the Hazardous Waste Listing for Nicotine,” aim to reduce the cost and compliance […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Refuse Vehicles Go Full Circle with Redeem RNG

March 14, 2019

Via: Waste360

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced an increased demand for renewable natural gas (RNG) from the refuse sector, particularly in California, where refuse trucks are fueled by the very solid waste they haul. The city of Fresno signed a two-year agreement […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Florida County Awarded Grant for Recycling Improvement Program

March 14, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Orange County, Fla., Board of County Commissioners approved a grant agreement with The Recycling Partnership to enhance Orange County’s recycling quality improvement program through education, outreach, access and training opportunities. The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit organization that provides […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

2019 Sees Increase in State Bottle Bill Proposals

March 13, 2019

Via: Waste360

So far in 2019, at least six states have proposed bottle bills to ramp up efforts to recycle beverage containers. Bills currently have been proposed in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Tennessee and West Virginia. According to a Recycling Today […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Washington State Considers Legislation for Plastic Packaging Waste

March 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

Washington state is considering two legislative measures to better manage plastic packaging waste. The first legislation, HB 1204, addresses plastic packaging pollution and recycling, and the second legislation, HB 1795, would eliminate the state’s 50 percent recycling goal and ban […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Republic Services Buys Bend Garbage Company

March 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

Oregon-based Bend Garbage Company announced it has entered into an agreement to sell Bend Garbage & Recycling, High Country Disposal and Deschutes Recycling to Republic Services, Inc. Bend Garbage & Recycling and High Country Disposal provide waste management, recycling and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Connecticut Municipalities Call for New Recycling Infrastructure

March 8, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) recently released a report that calls for the development of in-state recycling facilities, new technologies and development of new markets due to the collapse of the statewide market for recyclables. CCM has called for […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Florida Lawmakers Consider Ban on Plastic Straw Bans

March 7, 2019

Via: Waste360

Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would place a five-year suspension on municipalities’ banning the use of plastic straws. In addition to stopping local authorities from banning plastic straws, the proposed bill was amended to create a $25,000 fine […]