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Tamara Oliver Washington, a former Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) employee, plead guilty to conspiracy and to solicitation of bribes in connection with a 14 year scheme in which DPW employees accepted cash payments from commercial haulers in return for allowing the commercial haulers to dump trash at the Quarantine Road Landfill without paying the disposal fees.

California local governments have received the news they have been waiting for since 2012 – that an industry legal challenge against Alameda County to make producers share in responsibility for safe medicine disposal will not be taken up by the Supreme Court, allowing Alameda, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties to implement their ordinances and other counties to proceed in adopting similar ordinances.

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) honored 23 of its industry’s finest professionals at its annual awards ceremony at WasteExpo.

Advanced Disposal partnered with Sarasota County for a landfill open house and ribbon cutting event for the County’s new gas-to-energy plant.

Duke Energy plans to submit permits to construct fully lined on-site landfills at the Dan River Steam Station in Eden, North Carolina and the Sutton Plant in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Republic Services, Inc. said that an industry icon and Republic forefather, Bruce Ranck, has been inducted into the National Waste & Recycling Association’s Hall of Fame.