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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Long-term Care Providers Adjust to Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste Rule

March 10, 2020

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule on hazardous pharmaceutical waste management will present a steep learning curve for long-term care facilities. Until the August 2019 ruling, which among provisions prohibits flushing or pouring certain pharmaceuticals down the drain, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA Authorizes Ohio’s Revisions to Hazardous Waste Program

September 27, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting Ohio final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The agency published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on June 11 and provided […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Oregon Drug Take-back Bill Becomes Law

August 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

Oregon joined five states with a new law that requires drug manufacturers to pay for and run a statewide drug take-back program. The law, signed by Gov. Kate Brown and championed by Rep. Sheri Schouten, will ensure that every community […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

California Begins Historic Wildfire Cleanup Efforts

December 12, 2018

Via: Waste360

The Camp, Woolsey and Hill fires that devastated three counties in California a month ago are estimated to leave five to seven times more fire-related debris than the 2017 wildfires—which generated around 2.2 million tons of debris. Those were the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Target to Pay $7.4M in California Hazardous Waste Disposal Suit

December 7, 2018

Via: Waste360

The state of California alleges that between 2012 and 2016, Target “unlawfully disposed” of hazardous waste items, ranging from batteries and aerosol cans to fluorescent light bulbs. The retailer will pay out $7.4 million as part of the lawsuit settlement. […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Collier County, Fla., Celebrates New Recycling Drop-off Center

December 6, 2018

Via: Waste360

Collier County, Fla., officials just celebrated the completion of construction for a new recycling drop-off center in the northeastern part of the county. The facility, which took a year and a half to complete, will help area residents dispose of […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Connecticut’s Paint Recycling Program Sees Continued Success

November 29, 2018

Via: Waste360

Since its launch in July 2013, PaintCare’s paint stewardship program in Connecticut has continued to expand and find growing success. To date, PaintCare has collected and processed more than 1,502,572 gallons of leftover architectural paint in Connecticut. The program is […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

RecycleBalls Teams with Wilson to Recycle Tennis Balls

November 6, 2018

Via: Waste360

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. and RecycleBalls announced they are partnering to collect, recycle and repurpose tennis balls across the United States. RecycleBalls is a Vermont nonprofit founded in 2014 by Shelburne residents Derrick Senior and his son Ryan with the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Whole Foods to Pay for “Mishandling” Hazardous Waste

September 26, 2018

Via: Waste360

Whole Foods has been ordered to pay more than $1.6 million for mishandling hazardous waste throughout California. According to the district attorneys’ complaint, Whole Foods, Mrs. Gooch’s Natural Food Markets and WFM-WO Inc. mishandled hazardous wastes and materials throughout the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Post-Florence Cleanup: What to Do with Trash, Recycling, Storm Debris

September 19, 2018

Via: Waste360

Even as the remnants of Hurricane Florence pulled away from the Carolinas earlier this week, residents and businesses in both North and South Carolina are continuing to struggle through the aftermath of the storm. Florence dumped record-breaking rainfall throughout the […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Nearly Triples Daily Penalty for Improper Hazardous Waste Disposal

June 25, 2018

Via: Waste360

A California law recently raised the maximum daily penalty for improper hazardous waste disposal from $25,000 to $70,000. The civil penalty, passed last fall, can be levied “for each separate violation or, for continuing violations, for each day that violation […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How the Healthcare Industry is Addressing the Fast-growing Medical Waste Problem

May 17, 2018

Via: Waste360

About 85 percent of hospital waste is noninfectious, according to the World Health Organization, and a bulk of that is recyclable, yet most of these materials are either landfilled or burned. The waste is stockpiling because balancing patient safety, cost […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA to Phase Out Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Puerto Rico

April 6, 2018

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with local municipalities, the government of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been hard at work for the past few months cleaning up debris […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Decades-Old Trash is Archived at Tenement Museum in New York City

April 3, 2018

Via: Waste360

In the basement of the Tenement Museum in New York City, two buildings that for decades saw some 7,000 immigrant occupants, workers have collected a sizeable archive of antique garbage, from a half-eaten bagel to an old box of cigarettes […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Economist Launches Coffee Grounds Recycling Program

March 16, 2018

Via: Waste360

The Economist, the international business and world affairs publication, announced that it will launch an experiential marketing campaign in New York City during March and April to highlight the impact of food waste. The campaign, “Grounds for Change,” will involve […]


Basic Services, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Cleanup Crews Provide Update Amid California Wildfires

December 8, 2017

Via: Waste360

Nearly two months after wildfires scorched Northern California, the state is yet again experiencing raging wildfires, this time down south. These fires, which are being caused by strong winds out of Santa Ana, are being dubbed the largest wildfires in […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA to Negotiate a Plan for San Jacinto Waste Pits Cleanup

December 6, 2017

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to negotiate a plan for the $115 million project to clean up the San Jacinto Waste Pits in Texas, which could take over a year to finalize. The pits became a federal […]