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There’s one thing we know – it is becoming more difficult for municipalities to manage and maintain their waste facilities and fleets in a cost-effective manner.

To reduce waste and save room in the landfill, the King County Solid Waste Division (SWD), beginning January 2, began to require customers at solid waste transfer stations and drop boxes to recycle cardboard, scrap metal, yard waste and clean wood at facilities where the materials can be recycled.

Aemerge RedPak, a pioneer in technology resulting in cleaner, smarter and more renewable approaches for handling waste and producing energy, has opened a medical waste treatment facility that destroys and sterilizes medical waste, converts it to clean energy and diverts up to 95 percent of treated waste from landfills. The new $55 million facility will create 30 jobs.

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation to provide enhanced disability retirement benefits to uniformed police officers, firefighters, corrections officers and sanitation workers in New York City.

Republic Services unveiled its newest and most advanced hauling facility which is expected to serve customers throughout North Texas for generations. The new 25,000 sq.ft. facility features a contemporary workspace for employees, various employee amenities and modern infrastructure to support hauling and maintenance operations.

The National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) sent a letter to House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) thanking him for holding a hearing on the impact of federal regulations on the small trucking industry.