Collecting waste in urban and suburban environments can get messy, especially when sidewalk cans overflow or carts get rifled through by hungry raccoons. But in dealing with both of those messy situations, companies are using better designs and technology to help reduce waste and keep public spaces cleaner.
After a loud outcry from Oakland restaurants about the massive increases in composting rates in the city's new trash program, city officials have proposed a change to the prices that would make it less expensive for businesses to sustainably recycle their food waste....More
Waste collection franchising by cities is one of the key ways municipalities can meet California’s goal to reduce landfilling by 75 percent, according to a new study on how to manage waste and recycling in the region....More
Beginning Aug. 15, about 34,000 residents living within city limits will receive either the larger, two-wheeled cart or a 64-gallon version, depending on available outdoor space. Once the new program is launched, residents can dispose of all recyclable material at once, every other week....More
Unifi Manufacturing, Inc., Greensboro, North Carolina, has selected Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to design, manufacture and install a front-end polyethylene (PET) purification system in the company’s Reidsville, North Carolina, facility....More