New York City’s proposal to replace existing waste transfer stations with a new marine transfer station will triple the cost of waste management for the city, according to the city’s Independent Budget Office (IBO).
Nearly 100 people participated in a rally on the steps of City Hall in New York City in opposition to a bill that would cap the percentage of the city’s waste that can be handled in any one community district.
Safely recycling compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), fluorescent tubes, and other light bulbs that contain toxic mercury is about to get a lot easier at several King County solid waste transfer stations....More
The Pahoa Transfer Station is likely to reopen as a waste facility. Hawai’i County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said Friday that the goal is to reopen the transfer station beginning March 1....More
New York City’s proposal to replace existing waste transfer stations with a new marine transfer station will triple the cost of waste management for the city, according to the city’s Independent Budget Office (IBO)....More
According to the first ever federal standards on coal ash, the toxic waste from burning coal should not be dumped in landfills on unstable terrain because of the risk of groundwater contamination....More
The city of New Orleans and the operators of a New Orleans East landfill that opened after Hurricane Katrina and quickly became the region’s busiest dump have agreed to pay $8 million to settle a long-running lawsuit with a group of people who actually own the property on which the landfill sits....More
The environmental consulting firm Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc. (GBB), Fairfax, Virginia, has been selected by the city of Fayetteville, North Carolina, to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of its solid waste management services....More
The city of Columbia, South Carolina, has received a $300k grant to modernize its residential recycling program, thanks to a collaboration between The Coca-Cola Company, major packaging suppliers, packaging industry associations and a non-profit organization....More