Each year, Massachusetts residents throw away 230,000 tons of textiles, while 95 percent of this waste can be recycled or reused in some manner.
Two Connecticut companies, a scrap metal recycling facility and a waste oil transporter, agreed to pay fines to settle claims by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that they violated federal laws regarding toxic substances in their handling of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shared that five hazardous waste sites are being added to the National Priorities List (NPL).
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the University of Arizona with an award for outstanding efforts in food recovery.
The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) launched its second safety stand down with an emphasis on keeping collection workers safe during hot weather.
The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) and CalRecycle disclosed an updated assessment fee of $.20 per sq.yd. on all carpet sold or shipped in California, effective April 1, 2016.