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Despite new commercial recycling rules intended to make recycling easier and more transparent for New York City businesses, the commercial sanitation industry failed to meaningfully increase recycling in 2016. New York’s commercial recycling rate remains a low 22 percent.

Long Beach City Council members voted overwhelmingly to issue a five year notice to waste haulers, setting the clock ticking as it explores the best options for transforming the city’s current commercial waste and recycling system.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) recently announced the formation of a “Hazard Recognition in Recycling” safety training program, a series of free classes across the country.

The Christie Administration is awarding $20.2 million in annual Clean Communities grants to help municipalities and counties conduct litter cleanups to beautify New Jersey’s communities and roadsides.

Republic Services disclosed that the Oregon Recycling Association has recognized the Pacific Region Compost (PRC) facility with the Recycler of the Year Award. The award was presented at the Association’s annual conference in Gleneden Beach, Oregon.

The recycling company that operates glass recycling facilities for Ontario’s municipal blue box collection, deposit return program and the Beer Store pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker suffered a permanent injury caused by running machinery.