Waste360 http://waste360.com/rss.xml en Top Chefs Push Congress to Address America’s $200B Food Waste Issue http://waste360.com/food-waste/top-chefs-push-congress-address-america-s-200b-food-waste-issue <div class="node-body article-body">In an effort to educate lawmakers on the severity of the food waste problem in the U.S., well-known chefs from across the nation are teaming up to advocate for food waste reduction in the U.S. </div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/food-waste/top-chefs-push-congress-address-america-s-200b-food-waste-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/food-waste/top-chefs-push-congress-address-america-s-200b-food-waste-issue#comments Need to Know Food Waste Fri, 27 May 2016 12:55:00 +0000 238701 at http://waste360.com Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Image New York Not Panicking After Waste-by-Rail Deal Scrapped http://waste360.com/need-know/new-york-not-panicking-after-waste-rail-deal-scrapped <div class="node-body article-body">The City of New York is quickly moving to pick another vendor.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/need-know/new-york-not-panicking-after-waste-rail-deal-scrapped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/need-know/new-york-not-panicking-after-waste-rail-deal-scrapped#comments Need to Know Public Agencies Fri, 27 May 2016 12:52:00 +0000 238691 at http://waste360.com A Look at Austin’s Recycling http://waste360.com/source-separation/look-austin-s-recycling <div class="node-body article-body">To figure out what happens to recycled items in Austin, Austin Monitor follows a Coke can as it travels from the blue bin to the recycling center. </div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/source-separation/look-austin-s-recycling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/source-separation/look-austin-s-recycling#comments Need to Know Source Separation Fri, 27 May 2016 12:50:00 +0000 238681 at http://waste360.com Illinois EPA Cites GMI Recycling Services After Tire Fire http://waste360.com/need-know/illinois-epa-cites-gmi-recycling-services-after-tire-fire <div class="node-body article-body">The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has cited a facility where a tire fire occurred earlier this week.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/need-know/illinois-epa-cites-gmi-recycling-services-after-tire-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/need-know/illinois-epa-cites-gmi-recycling-services-after-tire-fire#comments Need to Know Fri, 27 May 2016 12:48:00 +0000 238671 at http://waste360.com Developer Backs Plan to Put Class III Landfill Near Memphis School http://waste360.com/design-and-construction/developer-backs-plan-put-class-iii-landfill-near-memphis-school <div class="node-body article-body">Memphis Wrecking Co. is proposing to build a Class III landfill.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/design-and-construction/developer-backs-plan-put-class-iii-landfill-near-memphis-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/design-and-construction/developer-backs-plan-put-class-iii-landfill-near-memphis-school#comments Need to Know Design and Construction Fri, 27 May 2016 12:46:00 +0000 238661 at http://waste360.com Shareholders Approve Waste Connections, Progressive Merger http://waste360.com/mergers-and-acquisitions/shareholders-approve-waste-connections-progressive-merger <div class="node-body article-body">The $2.7 billion merger should close within days.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/mergers-and-acquisitions/shareholders-approve-waste-connections-progressive-merger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/mergers-and-acquisitions/shareholders-approve-waste-connections-progressive-merger#comments Collection and Transfer Haulers Mergers and Acquisitions The Business Fri, 27 May 2016 12:33:00 +0000 238651 at http://waste360.com EPA Partners with The Recycling Partnership to Conduct Curbside Recycling Research Project http://waste360.com/business/epa-partners-recycling-partnership-conduct-curbside-recycling-research-project <div class="node-body article-body">The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has partnered with national nonprofit The Recycling Partnership to conduct a research project on curbside recycling in the U.S. While the research will specifically focus on EPA regions 3, 4 and 5, it will also provide a national overview. </div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/business/epa-partners-recycling-partnership-conduct-curbside-recycling-research-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/business/epa-partners-recycling-partnership-conduct-curbside-recycling-research-project#comments Collection and Transfer Commercial Residential Recycling Business Thu, 26 May 2016 08:19:00 +0000 238301 at http://waste360.com How San Jose is Affected by the Milpitas Garbage War http://waste360.com/need-know/how-san-jose-affected-milpitas-garbage-war <div class="node-body article-body">A bidding war between garbage companies will determine where the waste from Milpitas, Calif., ends up.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/need-know/how-san-jose-affected-milpitas-garbage-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/need-know/how-san-jose-affected-milpitas-garbage-war#comments Contracts Need to Know Nuisances Thu, 26 May 2016 07:58:00 +0000 238291 at http://waste360.com SWANA Hosts Safety Training in West Palm Beach http://waste360.com/need-know/swana-hosts-safety-training-west-palm-beach <div class="node-body article-body">The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) held a Safety and Compliance Workshop in West Palm Beach, Fla.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/need-know/swana-hosts-safety-training-west-palm-beach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/need-know/swana-hosts-safety-training-west-palm-beach#comments Need to Know Thu, 26 May 2016 07:52:00 +0000 238271 at http://waste360.com The Mob is Illegally Disposing of Contaminated Waste in N.J. http://waste360.com/need-know/mob-illegally-disposing-contaminated-waste-nj <div class="node-body article-body">Members of an organized crime group are reportedly making money by illegally disposing of contaminated waste in New Jersey.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/need-know/mob-illegally-disposing-contaminated-waste-nj" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/need-know/mob-illegally-disposing-contaminated-waste-nj#comments Need to Know Thu, 26 May 2016 07:50:00 +0000 238261 at http://waste360.com Machinex Upgrades Cascades MRF in Ottawa http://waste360.com/mrfs/machinex-upgrades-cascades-mrf-ottawa <div class="node-body article-body">Machinex installed and started up a container sorting line at Cascades Recovery in Ottawa.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/mrfs/machinex-upgrades-cascades-mrf-ottawa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/mrfs/machinex-upgrades-cascades-mrf-ottawa#comments Need to Know MRFs Thu, 26 May 2016 07:49:00 +0000 238251 at http://waste360.com How Much the CEOs at 15 Public Solid Waste & Recycling Companies Made in 2015 http://waste360.com/financials/how-much-ceos-15-public-solid-waste-recycling-companies-made-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">A breakdown of the compensation of the CEOs at the industry's public solid waste and recycling companies.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/financials/how-much-ceos-15-public-solid-waste-recycling-companies-made-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/financials/how-much-ceos-15-public-solid-waste-recycling-companies-made-2015#comments Haulers Financials The Business Thu, 26 May 2016 07:25:00 +0000 237941 at http://waste360.com Duke Energy Announces Another Swine WTE Project in North Carolina http://waste360.com/waste-energy/duke-energy-announces-another-swine-wte-project-north-carolina <div class="node-body article-body">Duke Energy announced its second swine waste-to-power project in North Carolina.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/waste-energy/duke-energy-announces-another-swine-wte-project-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/waste-energy/duke-energy-announces-another-swine-wte-project-north-carolina#comments Need to Know Waste-to-Energy Thu, 26 May 2016 06:55:00 +0000 238281 at http://waste360.com Big Data’s Role in the Waste and Recycling Industry http://waste360.com/route-optimization/big-data-s-role-waste-and-recycling-industry <div class="node-body article-body">Big Data, the act of gathering and storing large amounts of information for analysis, has been present in industries like education, banking, government, retail and healthcare since the early 2000s. And now it’s making its way into the waste and recycling industry. </div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/route-optimization/big-data-s-role-waste-and-recycling-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/route-optimization/big-data-s-role-waste-and-recycling-industry#comments Collection and Transfer Fleets & Technology Route Optimization Wed, 25 May 2016 20:55:00 +0000 238311 at http://waste360.com L.A. Rams, USC Announce Plans to Reduce Trash at L.A. Coliseum http://waste360.com/need-know/la-rams-usc-announce-plans-reduce-trash-la-coliseum <div class="node-body article-body">The newly-relocated Los Angeles Rams are teaming with the University of Southern California to reduce trash at their shared venue, the L.A. Coliseum.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/need-know/la-rams-usc-announce-plans-reduce-trash-la-coliseum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/need-know/la-rams-usc-announce-plans-reduce-trash-la-coliseum#comments Need to Know Wed, 25 May 2016 13:26:00 +0000 238161 at http://waste360.com Photo by Harry How/Getty Images Lincoln, Neb., Looks to Double Recycling Rate by 2020 http://waste360.com/need-know/lincoln-neb-looks-double-recycling-rate-2020 <div class="node-body article-body">Lincoln, Neb., Mayor Chris Beutler and a group of community leaders want to double the town's recycling rate by 2020.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/need-know/lincoln-neb-looks-double-recycling-rate-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/need-know/lincoln-neb-looks-double-recycling-rate-2020#comments Need to Know Wed, 25 May 2016 13:25:00 +0000 238151 at http://waste360.com Utah’s Salt Lake County Expands Curbside Glass Recycling Services http://waste360.com/glass/utah-s-salt-lake-county-expands-curbside-glass-recycling-services <div class="node-body article-body">Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling has partnered with Momentum Recycling to expand its curbside glass pickup.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/glass/utah-s-salt-lake-county-expands-curbside-glass-recycling-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/glass/utah-s-salt-lake-county-expands-curbside-glass-recycling-services#comments Need to Know Glass Wed, 25 May 2016 13:23:00 +0000 238141 at http://waste360.com Waste Management to Acquire Benz Sanitation Inc. http://waste360.com/mergers-and-acquisitions/waste-management-acquire-benz-sanitation-inc <div class="node-body article-body">Houston-based Waste Management Inc. is acquiring Tehachapi, Calif.-based Benz Sanitation Inc. </div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/mergers-and-acquisitions/waste-management-acquire-benz-sanitation-inc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/mergers-and-acquisitions/waste-management-acquire-benz-sanitation-inc#comments Need to Know Mergers and Acquisitions Wed, 25 May 2016 13:21:00 +0000 238131 at http://waste360.com Delaware has a Hold on its Waste Management http://waste360.com/public-agencies/delaware-has-hold-its-waste-management <div class="node-body article-body">The state of Delaware generates approximately one million tons of trash per year, which it manages very well. </div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/public-agencies/delaware-has-hold-its-waste-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/public-agencies/delaware-has-hold-its-waste-management#comments Need to Know Public Agencies Wed, 25 May 2016 13:19:00 +0000 238121 at http://waste360.com Examining the Latest Developments in Converting Organic Waste into Renewable Energy http://waste360.com/anaerobic-digestion/examining-latest-developments-converting-organic-waste-renewable-energy <div class="node-body article-body">With municipalities increasingly collecting organic waste, finding ways to convert that waste into clean energy is a hot topic in the solid waste industry.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/anaerobic-digestion/examining-latest-developments-converting-organic-waste-renewable-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/anaerobic-digestion/examining-latest-developments-converting-organic-waste-renewable-energy#comments Energy Anaerobic Digestion Gas-to-Energy Organics Food Waste Wed, 25 May 2016 04:12:00 +0000 237951 at http://waste360.com Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images A Look at International Waste and Recycling Trends and Challenges http://waste360.com/recycling/look-international-waste-and-recycling-trends-and-challenges <div class="node-body article-body">While waste management and recycling are worldwide efforts, some areas in the world are setting the tone for the future of the waste and recycling industry. </div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/recycling/look-international-waste-and-recycling-trends-and-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/recycling/look-international-waste-and-recycling-trends-and-challenges#comments Anaerobic Digestion Recycling Organics Food Waste Plastics Tue, 24 May 2016 18:14:00 +0000 237971 at http://waste360.com Taiwan Has Become a World Leader in Recycling http://waste360.com/need-know/taiwan-has-become-world-leader-recycling <div class="node-body article-body">With a 55 percent recycling rate, Taiwan is one of the better nations at recycling.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/need-know/taiwan-has-become-world-leader-recycling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/need-know/taiwan-has-become-world-leader-recycling#comments Need to Know Tue, 24 May 2016 09:13:00 +0000 237751 at http://waste360.com A Map of Five Trillion Pieces of Plastic in the Ocean http://waste360.com/need-know/map-five-trillion-pieces-plastic-ocean <div class="node-body article-body">A map from New Zealand–based data visualization firm Dumpark posted at Vox shows how much plastic is floating in the ocean and where the five trillion pieces of it are clustered.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/need-know/map-five-trillion-pieces-plastic-ocean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/need-know/map-five-trillion-pieces-plastic-ocean#comments Need to Know Tue, 24 May 2016 09:05:00 +0000 237741 at http://waste360.com Rotterdam Architects to Build House Made Entirely from Waste http://waste360.com/need-know/rotterdam-architects-build-house-made-entirely-waste <div class="node-body article-body">Rotterdam architects Nina Aalbers and Ferry in ‘t Veld are building their first house together, which will be made entirely out of waste.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/need-know/rotterdam-architects-build-house-made-entirely-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/need-know/rotterdam-architects-build-house-made-entirely-waste#comments Need to Know Tue, 24 May 2016 09:04:00 +0000 237731 at http://waste360.com Photograph: architectuurMAKEN Garbage Entrepreneurs Turn Food Waste into Businesses http://waste360.com/food-waste/garbage-entrepreneurs-turn-food-waste-businesses <div class="node-body article-body">Garbage entrepreneurs are seeing big opportunities in food waste. </div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/food-waste/garbage-entrepreneurs-turn-food-waste-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/food-waste/garbage-entrepreneurs-turn-food-waste-businesses#comments Need to Know Food Waste Tue, 24 May 2016 07:58:00 +0000 237701 at http://waste360.com How Landfill Operators are Preparing for the New Source Performance Standards http://waste360.com/landfill/how-landfill-operators-are-preparing-new-source-performance-standards <div class="node-body article-body">Pending changes to the EPA's New Source Performance Standards will pose some challenges to landfill operators.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/landfill/how-landfill-operators-are-preparing-new-source-performance-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/landfill/how-landfill-operators-are-preparing-new-source-performance-standards#comments Gas-to-Energy Emissions Landfill Tue, 24 May 2016 07:52:00 +0000 237691 at http://waste360.com Man Makes Island from 150,000 Recycled Bottles http://waste360.com/need-know/man-makes-island-150000-recycled-bottles <div class="node-body article-body">Richart Sowa, a carpenter, artist and singer songwriter, has spent the last seven years constructing Joyxee Island - an 8,000-sq.-ft. island near Cancun, Mexico made from plastic bottles.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/need-know/man-makes-island-150000-recycled-bottles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/need-know/man-makes-island-150000-recycled-bottles#comments Need to Know Mon, 23 May 2016 21:02:00 +0000 237721 at http://waste360.com The 2016 Waste360 40 Under 40 Winners http://waste360.com/waste360-40-under-40/2016-waste360-40-under-40-winners <div class="node-body gallery-body">Meet the inaugural Waste360 40 Under 40.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/waste360-40-under-40/2016-waste360-40-under-40-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/waste360-40-under-40/2016-waste360-40-under-40-winners#comments Waste360 40 Under 40 Mon, 23 May 2016 18:02:00 +0000 233621 at http://waste360.com Alabama Landfill Company Sues Residents for Expressing Environmental Racism http://waste360.com/need-know/alabama-landfill-company-sues-residents-expressing-environmental-racism <div class="node-body article-body">Some residents of Uniontown, Ala., are being sued for $30 million by Green Group Holdings LLC, the owner of Arrowhead Landfill.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/need-know/alabama-landfill-company-sues-residents-expressing-environmental-racism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/need-know/alabama-landfill-company-sues-residents-expressing-environmental-racism#comments Need to Know Mon, 23 May 2016 14:18:00 +0000 237621 at http://waste360.com Scottish Councils Sign £700M Deal to Recycle Landfill Waste http://waste360.com/need-know/scottish-councils-sign-700m-deal-recycle-landfill-waste <div class="node-body article-body">Five Scottish councils have signed a £700m, 25-year deal to recycle landfill waste at a Viridor-owned plant.</div> <p><a href="http://waste360.com/need-know/scottish-councils-sign-700m-deal-recycle-landfill-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://waste360.com/need-know/scottish-councils-sign-700m-deal-recycle-landfill-waste#comments Need to Know Mon, 23 May 2016 14:17:00 +0000 237601 at http://waste360.com