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  • Low cost loans available for recycling infrastructure

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    A new investment fund is making $100 million in zero interest and below market loans for recycling infrastructure.

  • Wilmington compost facility ordered closed

    Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources’ (DNREC) secretary David Small has issued an order to Peninsula Compost Company LLC of Wilmington requiring closure of its recycling facility.

  • More charged in DEP crackdown on illegal dumping

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) initiative to crack down on illegal dumping in state parks and recreational lands has yielded eight more enforcement actions, all for disposing of debris and other materials in state-owned natural areas.

  • EPA highlights benefits of food diversion

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regional administrator Susan Hedman highlighted the environmental benefits of diverting food waste from landfills at the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District’s (WLSSD) composting facility.

  • Global Green helps divert food scraps

    Global Green has joined forces with the City of Albany, California and members of its Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) to launch in-depth pilots in select buildings to collect data, test products and support the broader rollout of food scrap recovery across the region.

  • Veolia and IBM enter partnership to transform management services for cities

    IBM and Veolia have entered into a partnership to provide new solutions that integrate digital technologies into urban services to improve the efficiency of municipal systems around the world – a partnership which opens up new possibilities for smart cities.

    Veolia turned to IBM to transform the way they deliver digital services and solutions for urban resources for cities. Veolia will both use the new set of digital services to improve performance with current clients, and also offer new turnkey ready-to-use digital solutions to other cities.

    IBM and Veolia will first deliver new solutions for Smarter Water, incorporating the IBM Intelligent Water software which allows for better utilization of data, and provides a management system for the integration, optimization and analysis of all data related to water management.

    The new solutions for water are currently under development in Lyon, France, and Tidworth, England, where Veolia is providing water and waste water management services to citizens using automated water management technology. By integrating data across municipal water management systems and applying analytics to spot trends, patterns, make predictions and provide a systems-level view of operations, Veolia will contribute to more efficient water management, improved reduction of waste, better cost controls for its clients as well as improved accountability to city leaders.

    Designed to help cities operate more efficiently, provide better service to citizens and ensure effective management of resources, these solutions enable them to address some of their most pressing needs and make cities better places to live for their residents.

    “Cities generate enormous amounts of data that must be constantly managed,” said Antoine Frerot, chairman and chief executive officer of Veolia. “Veolia supplies millions of people with water, energy and waste management services every day. By combining our deep expertise with IBM’s data-driven insight, Veolia is creating a paradigm shift in urban management which in turn will help cities improve efficiency and deliver better services to citizens.”

    Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • BioHitech helps hospitals digest

    BioHitech America, a food waste removal company, is adding two more hospital systems to their list of nearly two-dozen healthcare clients.

  • American Textile Recycling Service closes the loop

    ATRS collected approximately 10,000 pounds of clothing, shoes and household textiles through its Pledge2Recycle America Recycles Day campaign.

  • EU study shows end-of-waste is a force for good

    The introduction of end-of-waste (EoW) for scrap from iron and steel, aluminum and aluminum alloys has had only positive effects on the market and the environment, according to a major new study from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC).

  • Progressive Waste adds natural gas powered trucks

    Progressive Waste Solutions (PWS) opened a natural gas fueling station in Coquitlam that services the largest fleet of natural gas powered waste and recycling collection vehicles in BC and Canada.

  • Maine DEP proposes to revamp solid waste rules

    The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued several public notices detailing numerous proposed changes to Maine’s solid waste rules.

  • Republic adds 20 natural gas trucks

    Republic Services has added 20 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Springfield, Missouri area.

  • Korney named regional sales manager for Harris

    Ken Korney has joined Harris Waste Management Group, Inc., where he will serve as a regional sales manager.

    In his new position, Korney will be responsible for leading all Harris sales efforts in support of product and market development for Harris’ non-ferrous equipment and Harris distributors. Korney’s sales region includes Eastern Kentucky, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Western New York, Michigan, Indiana, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.

    Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • EPA settles with Kern Steel to ensure safe handling of waste

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fined Kern Steel Fabrication, Inc. $57,100 for improper management of hazardous waste generated at its facility in Bakersfield, California.

  • Advanced Disposal completes acquisition

    Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Weaver’s Sanitation Services, Inc. The acquisition includes residential and commercial customers in Somerset County, Pennsylvania and containers.

    Former customers will be serviced by Advanced Disposal immediately.

    Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Heritage-Crystal Clean acquires FCC Environmental

    Hazardous waste management and used-oil re-refining company Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc., Elgin, Illinois, has acquired FCC Environmental from Spain’s Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas S.A. for $90 million.

    FCC Environmental, a provider of environmental and used-oil collection services, operates 34 facilities in the U.S. and generated sales of approximately $160 million during its 2013 fiscal year.

    Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Republic Services to open complex in Las Vegas

    Republic Services broke ground on a new, highly-advanced recycling complex in November 2014.  

    The Southern Nevada Recycling complex is expected to double recycling capacity throughout North Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Henderson and Clark County.

    The 110,000 sq.ft. complex is scheduled to begin operations in the summer of 2015 and when complete, will be the largest residential recycling complex in the nation.

    Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • National waste association hits record membership

    The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) has reached a record high membership at 813 members, marking a nearly 20 percent increase in growth over the past 2

    Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Waste Pro completes recapitalization

    Waste Pro USA, Inc. a large privately owned solid waste services company, has completed a $579 million recapitalization of the Longwood, Florida based company.

    The new credit facility for the firm is all debt, which included an asset base loan revolving line of credit led by Wells Fargo Capital Finance.

    Waste Pro, valued at more than $1 billion, had 2013 revenues of $510 million in its 8 state Southeastern U.S. footprint.

    The transaction also completes and fulfills the terms of Waste Pro’s 5 year $100 million investment by Atlanta-based Roark Capital Partners.

    Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Big issues handling Ebola medical waste

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    Even though Ebola has only caused one death and several infections in the U.S., it has raised panic among the general public as well scrambling and stumbling by government agencies to respond to the crisis.