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May 19, 2014

No Waste of Words

Waste and recycling words were prominent among the additions to the new dictionary....More
Apr 27, 2014

10 Things I'm Looking Forward to at WasteExpo 2014

Here are 10 things I'm looking forward to checking out at WasteExpo 2014....More
Mar 03, 2014

Check this Steve Jobs Portrait Made of e-Waste

Collage artist Jason Mecier has reproduced the iconic 2006 portrait of Steve Jobs using 20 pounds of e-waste....More
Feb 24, 2014

See What's It Like to Go Through A Recyclable Sorting Machine

Business Insider put a GoPro camera into a recyclable sorting machine at the new Sims Municipal Recycling Facility in Sunset Park, Queens. The....More
Feb 20, 2014

Manuel Sanchez: Recycling Truck Driver With a Heart of Gold

A viral video with more than 1.4 million views captures a California recycling truck driver giving a toy to a 5-year-old boy with autism....More
Jan 10, 2014

Borscht Beltway

How do you ensure traction on roads encrusted with ice and snow? Why, hose them down with beet juice and cheese brine, of course!....More
Dec 06, 2013

Garden and Gun

A group of Milwaukee pastors is partnering with recyclers to create a gun buyback program in which the weapons will be melted down and recycled into....More
Nov 01, 2013

Cast Off Your Candy Corn

Halloween is over, leaving garish orange and yellow piles of accursed candy corn in its wake. Will it decompose?....More
Sep 23, 2013

WASTECON Dispatch: The Long (Beach) Farewell

Reflections on WASTECON 2014....More
Sep 18, 2013

WASTECON Dispatch: Wednesday Session Snapshots

A sampling of the educational offerings at Wednesday's WASTECON program....More
Sep 13, 2013

The Heap: The Trash is Out There

Recently declassified reports indicate that Area 51 served primarily as an open landfill for Cold War-era military experiments and weaponry....More
Aug 22, 2013

The Heap: Return Flight (with video)

MotoArt upcycles chunks of retired jetliners into office furniture, beds, bars and just about every piece of high concept furniture you can imagine....More
Aug 16, 2013

Butterfiles on the Berm (with video)

A landfill in Maine uses wildflowers to cater to butterflies....More
Aug 02, 2013

From the Can: Digital Destiny

You’ll notice a strong undercurrent of recycling in Waste360's recent coverage....More
Jul 24, 2013

A Dream Diverted

Keep America Beautiful launches a new recycling campaign -- from the recyclables' point of view....More

Allan Gerlat

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the...

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