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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 […]


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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 […]


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China Proposes New Food Waste Law

January 12, 2021

Via: Waste360

Binge-eating videos in China – and around the world – is all the rage. In China, a new law has been proposed to stop food waste. Under the new law, anyone who posts videos online that promote overeating will face […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycling Partnership Awards Largest Recycling Cart Grant to the City of Omaha

January 6, 2021

Via: Waste360

The Recycling Partnership awarded its largest recycling cart grant in its six-year history to the City of Omaha, expanding recycling capacity to nearly half of one million residents with the delivery of new 96-gallon recycling carts that replaced 18-gallon bins. […]


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Lakeshore Recycling Systems Acquires Roy Strom Company

January 5, 2021

Via: Waste360

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (“LRS”), the nation’s seventh-largest privately-held waste and recycling company, today announced its largest acquisition to-date: Maywood, Ill.-based Roy Strom Company (“Roy Strom”), among the most respected independent waste haulers in the Chicagoland market. The milestone addition of […]


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U.S. EPA, FDA and USDA Renew Commitment to Food Waste Reduction

December 30, 2020

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the renewal of the joint agency formal agreement including the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative. The agreement reaffirms the agencies’ […]


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Tri-County Landfill to Reopen in Pennsylvania

December 29, 2020

Via: Waste360

The Department of Environmental Protection for the state of Pennsylvania has given the green light for Tri-County Landfill near Grove City to open once again. Tri-County Inc., the operator, can now build a new site on the 99-acre property, which […]