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Public Utilities, Waste Management

North Carolina Communities Scale Back Recycling Collections

January 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

Since China stopped importing certain recyclable materials from the U.S., the recycling market across the country has been overflowing with material and prices have dropped significantly. In December, Moore County in North Carolina increased its recycling fees from $25 per […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

2019 Power Sector Outlook: Top trends to watch

January 15, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

2019 comes on the heels of a landmark year that heightened a national conversation about resilience, brought more natural gas capacity onto the grid than renewable generation for the first time since 2013 and boosted energy storage in wholesale power […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Proposes Bottle Bill Expansion, Plastic Bag Ban

January 15, 2019

Via: Waste360

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the 2019 Executive Budget will include a plastic bag ban and a bottle bill expansion. The legislation would ban all single-use plastic bags, and the expansion of the bottle bill, which would make […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Judge Rules Waste Management’s Reno, Nev., Franchise Protected by State Law

January 14, 2019

Via: Waste360

Following a lawsuit from Green Solutions Recycling (GSR), a federal judge in Nevada has found that Waste Management’s commercial franchise agreement is protected by state law and does not constitute price fixing. According to Waste Dive, the judge’s decision found […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Assets of Texas Electronics Recycling Facility Up for Bid

January 14, 2019

Via: Waste360

By order of the court-appointed receiver, Tiger Group, in cooperation with Rosen Systems, Aaron Equipment and Perry Videx, is now accepting bids for a live online auction on January 24 of well-maintained electronics recycling, glass sorting and crush, and CRT […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

APPA releases smart city roadmap for power utilities

January 9, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The term “smart city” is difficult to decisively define, as different aspects of technology, sustainability and equity all play a part, and each city focuses on a slightly different mixture. That dynamic has made it difficult for some municipalities to […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Nat Hab Surprises Staff with eBikes to Help Reduce Carbon Emissions

January 8, 2019

Via: Waste360

The staff at Natural Habitat Adventures (Nat Hab) returned from the holidays on January 4, 2019, to a surprise: 85 Propella 7-Speed eBikes—a company-wide holiday gift—filled the cubicles of the company’s Boulder, Colo., office. The eBikes, which retail at $1,299 […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Anaergia’s 300,000 TPA Food Waste & Biosolids to Energy Plant in California

January 8, 2019

Via: Waste Management World

Ontario based organic waste technology firm, Anaergia, Inc., is to the start construction at the Rialto Bioenergy Facility (RBF) which will produce energy and fertiliser from food waste in Southern California. The company explained that the RBF will help address […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Could Blockchain Help Save the Planet from Plastic Waste?

January 7, 2019

Via: Waste360

One Norwegian startup called Empower believes it can convince consumers to take the kind of action needed to significantly reduce plastic pollution. Forbes has taken an in-depth look at how the company believes it can solve the plastic waste problem […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycling Mobile Phones May Save Gorillas

January 7, 2019

Via: Waste360

A small act can create a huge impact. In this case, holding on to old cellphones can create a massive impact on an endangered gorilla population, a new study asserts. The study, “Recycling 115,369 mobile phones for gorilla conservation over […]