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Public Utilities, Waste Management

AXA XL and Green Standards Divert 123 Tons of Office Waste from New York Landfills

April 4, 2024

Via: Waste360

When AXA XL, the specialty risk division of global insurer AXA, relocated offices in New York City’s Financial District, it made the move without sending office waste to any landfill. Thanks to a partnership with Green Standards, AXA XL diverted […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Study Shows 40 Percent of Massachusetts Waste is Disposed of in Inefficient Ways

September 13, 2022

Via: Waste360

In the state of Massachusetts, there are only 6 active landfills, all of which are expected to be at capacity by the year 2030. Investigating solutions to this problem, an organization called Zero Waste Massachusetts has found that 40% of […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Dozens of Minnesota Landfills Leaking PFAS

March 19, 2021

Via: Waste360

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced findings on Thursday that show 59 closed landfills are contaminating groundwater in the state. Fifteen of those landfills had PFAS readings of more than 10 times the state acceptable level. The Gofer Landfill […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

A New Approach to Glass Recycling

December 11, 2020

Via: Waste360

With many towns suspending part or all of their recycling due to budget and staff restraints related to the pandemic, recyclers are encouraging towns to cut costs by trying new ways to reuse glass. Many towns have been sending their […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Flexible Plastic Packaging Isn’t Being Recycled

October 22, 2020

Via: Waste360

Flexible plastic packaging, otherwise known as FPP, is the fastest growing form of packaging in the U.S. It is created in hundreds of forms, but most commonly used by consumers in plastic bags, sealable granola pouches and big pet food […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Is Farmed Seafood Destined for Landfills?

September 18, 2020

Via: Waste360

A new report by Planet Tracker says that an oversupply of seafood means a large quantity could end up in landfills. The seafood industry has a broken supply chain and bottlenecks can be found at both processors and distributors. If […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Three National Parks Focused on Reducing Waste

September 14, 2020

Via: Waste360

Subaru of America, Inc., the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and National Park Foundation (NPF) have created an innovative partnership to reduce the amount of waste that the Denali, Grand Teton and Yosemite national parks send to landfills. With an […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Company Aims to Reduce E-Waste, Improve Survey Results

August 19, 2020

Via: Waste360

In 2019, global e-waste hit its highest total ever — 53.6 million metric tons of discarded electronics — and only 17.4% of that material was recycled, according to a new report. Decluttr, a global “recommerce” leader that buys and sells […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Hartford, CT’s Trash-to-Energy Facility Needs an Influx of Cash

July 24, 2020

Via: Waste360

Hartford, CT’s trash-to-energy facility is showing its age and without an influx of $330 million to refurbish the plant the state may need to send its garbage to landfills. The state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) doesn’t agree […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California’s Organics Bill: How Yolo County is Bracing for SB 1383

July 13, 2020

Via: Waste360

California’s Senate Bill 1383 could mean big changes for landfills, which will have to find a home for organics that they will no longer be able to bury. The bill will have a particular impact on landfills that have been […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Senate Breathes New Life into Federal Recycling Conversation

June 18, 2020

Via: Waste360

With COVID-19 taking its toll on recycling, the Senate made an effort to breathe new life into the federal discussion. On June 17, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held an oversight hearing on “Responding to the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Plastic Food Packaging Causing Problems for Landfills in Wisconsin

April 28, 2020

Via: Waste360

As part of its Earth Day reporting, Dane County, Wisconsin ABC affiliate WKOW looked into how plastic food packaging is exacerbating the “already troublesome plastic waste problem landfills are facing” all over the state. John Welch, the director of the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Emerging Design Concepts to Facilitate Flow of Liquids on Landfills

April 8, 2020

Via: Waste360

About a decade ago, some waste companies and environmental engineers began noticing a concerning occurrence: liquids were not draining vertically through waste into the floor of the leachate collection system as efficiently. This happened as facilities began receiving more waste […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Two Bills Target Recycling, Disposal of Wind Turbine Blades

February 27, 2020

Via: Waste360

The Wyoming House of Representatives recently passed two bills targeting the recycling and disposal of wind turbine blades. House Bill 217 would ban the disposal of wind turbine blades in state landfills, while House Bill 129 would allow only the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Mitigating Heat Buildup in Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

February 26, 2020

Via: Waste360

Michael Caldwell, director of groundwater and technical programs at Waste Management, and his team have been examining two potential reasons to pump liquid from a landfill. One is core pressure reduction and slope stability. Another is heat removal. During a […]


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Remaining Coal Ash Basins to Close in North Carolina

January 3, 2020

Via: Waste360

In what is being touted as a major achievement that puts the coal ash debate to rest in North Carolina, state regulators, community groups and Duke Energy have agreed to a plan to permanently close the company’s remaining nine coal […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

San Francisco Struggles to Reach Zero Waste Goal

December 4, 2019

Via: Waste360

San Francisco has been on a mission to reduce to zero the amount of waste it sends to landfills. And the city has been fighting an ongoing—maybe impossible—battle to make that goal a reality. Politico points out that San Francisco […]


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Landfills Ask Arkansas Supreme Court to Settle Fee Dispute

November 20, 2019

Via: Waste360

Arkansas’ Benton County Solid Waste District is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to settle its years-long dispute with the Boston Mountain Solid Waste District, which covers Arkansas’ Washington and Madison Counties. According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, the two districts […]


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Leading Food Rescue Organizations Join Forces

September 18, 2019

Via: Waste360

Two major players in food rescue are joining forces to scale operations and respond to the disconnect between the fact that we waste 40 percent of our food while one in seven are hungry. Since 2016, Food Rescue Hero, a […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Management Refutes Recycling Claims in Jackson, Miss.

September 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

After the public works director in Jackson, Miss., claimed he was concerned recycling in the city was being sent to landfills or “accumulating until someone got it,” the city’s hauler, Waste Management, released a statement refuting those “false statements.” WLBT […]