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  • Carpet recycling increases much needed landfill space

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    Within the construction and demolition industry, carpet recycling remains top of mind for industry players. As such, states such as California, and organizations such as the Carpet American Recovery Effort (CARE), are leading the charge in establishing carpet recycling programs that will lessen the affect carpeting discards have on the environment.

  • Workplace injury rate drops for collection workers

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its 2016 Workplace Injury and Illness Data, showing major improvements in safety within the solid waste collection industry. In addition to the decrease in total recordable cases, the report also shows declines in injuries and illnesses that resulted in lost workdays and job transfers or job restrictions.

  • Ohio Senate approves Slow Down to Get Around legislation

    The Ohio Senate unanimously approved SB 127, legislation that would protect workers in the waste and recycling industry on the state’s roadways. This vital legislation, commonly referred to as Slow Down to Get Around (SDTGA), is designed to protect waste and recycling workers.

     

  • NY DEC strengthens state’s solid waste regulations

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that the state has finalized revisions to the state’s Solid Waste Management Regulations, commonly referred to as Part 360.

  • Enerkem’s WTE facility now approved to sell ethanol

    Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton, AB, Canada facility under the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).

  • Waste Oil Recyclers acquired

    Mahoney Environmental, a recycler of used cooking oil for 65 years, has purchased Waste Oil Recyclers, Inc., (WOR) a used oil recycling company based in Modena, Pennsylvania a suburb of Philadelphia.

  • The Healthcare Waste Institute names new chairs

    The Health Waste Institute (HWI) disclosed that Selin Hoboy, vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs at Stericycle, Inc. has been elected as the new chair while Rudy Vingris, the healthcare business development manager for Waste Management will remain as vice chair. Hobo will begin her one-year term on January 1, 2018.

    Hoboy is responsible for managing legislative and regulatory affairs. She has worked in the environmental health and safety industry for over 20 years, and at Stericycle for over 17 years. Selin has supported the waste industry as an active member of the Healthcare Waste Institute.

    Vingris has been involved extensively in hazardous waste management for over 25 years. At Waste Management, Vingris manages the Pharmaceutical & Hazardous Waste Management Program that provides services to healthcare customers that manages and disposes of all pharmaceutical and chemical wastes.

    The Healthcare Institute is an industry group within the National Waste & Recycling Association. Their mission is to facilitate responsible healthcare waste management.

    Published in the December 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Waste Connections increases cash dividend

    Waste Connections, Inc.’s board of directors has declared a 16.7 percent increase in the regular quarterly cash dividend on the company’s common shares. The regular quarterly cash dividend, which increases from $0.12 U.S. per common share of the company to $0.14 U.S. per common share of the company, were paid on November 22, 2017, to shareholders of record on the close of business on November 8, 2017. The board intends to review the quarterly dividend each October, with a long-term objective of increasing the amount of the dividend.

    Shareholders of Waste Connections whose common shares are held by a bank or broker that participates in U.S. depositary DTC will receive payment of their dividends in U.S. dollars. Shareholders of Waste Connections whose common shares are held by a bank or broker that participates in Canadian depositary CDS will receive payment of their dividends in Canadian dollars.

    Shareholders of Waste Connections who hold their shares in direct registration with Computershare, the company’s transfer agent, will receive payment of their dividends in Canadian dollars if they are residents of Canada, as reflected in Waste Connections’ shareholders register, and will receive their dividend payments in U.S. dollars if they are not residents of Canada, including if they are residents of the U.S.

    Published in the December 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Hurricane debris removal: A full scale waste issue

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    The recent hurricanes that devastated dozens of U.S. communities have left a path of destruction for hundreds of miles.

  • DEC celebrates 25 years of NY recycling laws

    State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos shared that September 1, 2017, marked the 25th anniversary of New York’s statewide adoption of local recycling laws. Since 1992, local source separation programs have captured and diverted more than 320 million tons of recyclable materials from disposal resulting in an estimated net emission reduction of 1 billion metric tons of CO2, the equivalent of taking 211 million cars off the road for one year.

  • NWRA issues position on China’s proposed recyclables ban

    The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) announced its position on China’s proposed ban on recyclables.

  • Republic Services earns award for excellence in composting systems

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has named Republic’s Pacific Region Compost Facility (PRC) the winner of the Silver Excellence Award in the composting systems category. The award was presented at SWANA’s annual conference, WASTECON, in Baltimore.

  • ArcelorMittal Weirton resolves hazardous waste violations at West Virginia facility

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disclosed a settlement with ArcelorMittal Weirton LLC, under which the company has corrected alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations at its manufacturing facility along the Ohio River in Weirton, West Virginia, and has certified the facility’s compliance with federal hazardous waste laws.

  • Sale of Peejay Landfill imminent

    Ernst & Young Inc., in its capacity as court-appointed receiver and manager (receiver) of Petrowest Corporation and its affiliates (collectively, “Petrowest”), is seeking parties interested in acquiring the Peejay Landfill (Peejay) and the Doig Gravel Pit license.

  • SWANA provides update to states on Chinese recycling issue

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has issued an update to state officials concerning the July 18, 2017 notification to the World Trade Organization from China on their intent to ban certain waste imports.

  • Los Angeles receives two all-electric garbage trucks

    Coming off a recent announcement on California’s first all-electric refuse vehicle (ERV) heading to Sacramento, Motiv Power Systems’ is deploying two zero emission refuse trucks to the City of Los Angeles. As a continuation of a demonstration project funded by the California Energy Commission, these Class-8 ERVs use the Motiv All-Electric Powertrain to drive a Crane Carrier chassis, with an automated side-loader body built by Amrep, Inc..

  • Lakeshore Recycling utilizes digester

    Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), an independent recycling and waste diversion services provider, disclosed it is the first privately held company in the U.S. to introduce the use of an aerobic digester to process collected organic waste into a fertilizer byproduct.

  • EPA awards $23 million to California to manage waste

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $22.94 million to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control to support their hazardous waste management and reduction activities.

  • New York strengthens state’s solid waste regulations with revisions

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that the state has finalized revisions to the state’s Solid Waste Management Regulations, commonly referred to as Part 360.

  • Solid waste plan approved in Fort Worth

    Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) disclosed that the Fort Worth City Council unanimously approved a 20 year comprehensive solid waste management plan developed with the assistance of a GBB Project Team that included three Fort Worth, Texas based firms: Risa Weinberger & Associates, Inc., Arredondo, Zepeda & Brunz, LLC (AZ&B) and OCG+.