When the National Waste & Recycling Association’s (NW&RA) predecessor was formed in 1962, the primary reason was so haulers could get together to lobby state and local governments on waste issues. Fifty-two years later, these activities remain a core part of the NW&RA’s mission and are among the leading reasons why waste and recycling companies throughout the United States join our group....More
New York’s new sanitation chief unveiling an ambitious composting plan; a fire at an Orlando reactor setting back the city’s waste-to-energy plans; thought leadership from England on containing landfill fires; an 11-year old recycling mogul in California; and a lawsuit stemming from the 2010 death of a worker at a North Carolina landfill are among today’s 10 things you need to know from around the waste and recycling industry....More
A fire wrecking a Birmingham recycling facility; the TVA planning to spend $1 billion on an industrial landfill; an argument for an alternative to plastic bag bans and a hefty fine to an Arkansas landfill owner are among today’s 10 things you need to know from around the waste and recycling industry.
There seem to be some parallels between the mining industry and the waste and recycling industry, with a large number of companies in the latter industry falling within the small-to-medium size range. Knowing these similarities, what can the waste and recycling industry learn from the mining industry in order to reduce its fatality and injury rates?...More
NPR taking a deep dive into the world of aerobic digestion; the Massachusetts DEP mandating the capping of a contaminated landfill; businesses and residents banding together against proposed recycling regulations in British Columbia; and Charleston County teaming with 30 schools to grow its food composting efforts are among today’s 10 things you need to know from around the waste and recycling industry....More