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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Fossil Fuel Companies and the Plastics Pollution Crisis

October 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

As recyclers try to keep up with an influx of newly produced virgin plastics, major petrochemical companies that extract and process the fossil fuels used to make plastics have convinced consumers that they can recycle their way out of the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California Governor Calls for Customer Rebates in Wake of PG&E Blackouts

October 15, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

California officials are not happy about Pacific Gas & Electric’s handling of its massive fire-prevention power outage last week. Gov. Gavin Newsom and state regulators on Monday demanded that PG&E address the communications and technology breakdowns that marred its response […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Meridian Waste Announces Expansion into North Carolina

October 15, 2019

Via: Waste360

Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, announced it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the equity interests of Shotwell Landfill, Inc.; Shotwell Transfer Station II, Inc.; Capitol Waste Transfer, LLC; Capital Recycling, LLC; and Morrisville […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Top Trends (and Tips) in Responsible E-waste Recycling

October 14, 2019

Via: Waste360

Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the fastest-growing waste streams in the world. However, according to the United Nations, only 20 percent of global e-waste is recycled each year. Following its success in 2018, the second International E-Waste Day, developed […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Vermont Seeks Further Waste Reduction Options

October 14, 2019

Via: Waste360

Vermont lawmakers are looking at ways to further reduce waste from single-use products. During a recent meeting, officials discussed options including the expansion of a bottle bill and a requirement for manufacturers to make products with post-consumer recycled content. The […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Court Dismisses Industry Challenge to NYC Waste Equity Law

October 9, 2019

Via: Waste360

A New York Supreme Court judge on October 4 ruled to dismiss a challenge from the waste industry to Local Law 152, better known as the waste equity bill, which requires more than 20 transfer stations located in Brooklyn, Queens […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Wind Turbine Blades Destined for Landfill in Wyoming

October 9, 2019

Via: Waste360

Roughly 1,000 wind turbine blades from three wind farms in Wyoming are destined for the Casper Regional Landfill because they are made from fiberglass and have been deemed non-recyclable. Rawlins Times reports that while the burial of the blades may […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Outagamie County, Wis., Inks New Deal with Orion Waste

October 8, 2019

Via: Waste360

Outagamie County, Wis., has entered into a new contract for curbside recycling pickup. The county’s Department of Recycling and Solid Waste will partner with Orion Waste Solutions, which currently services 27 of Outagamie’s 32 municipalities. The seven-year deal is designed […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

TerraCycle, Walmart Partner to Recycle Child Car Seat Components

October 7, 2019

Via: Waste360

Last month, national retailer Walmart and global waste collection and recycling company TerraCycle partnered to launch the Walmart Car Seat Recycling Event in nearly 4,000 Walmart stores across the U.S. Originally planned to span two weeks, the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Jersey Judge Rules to Close Keegan Landfill

October 7, 2019

Via: Waste360

A Superior Court judge in New Jersey has ruled that the Keegan Landfill in the Meadowlands “represents a clear and immediate danger” to nearby residents in Kearny and will remain closed. Northjersey.com reports that Kearny Mayor Alberto Santos, who sued […]