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A coalition of Illinois government, business and community leaders came together to raise awareness around a new state law regarding safe disposal of used medical needles and syringes.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Municipality of Isabela, Puerto Rico, have reached a legal agreement that will result in upgrades at the Isabela Municipal Solid Waste Landfill, and a plan to permanently close the landfill by June 2020.

The Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business announced the winners of its 22nd Annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its 2014 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, which details that refuse and recyclable material collectors, as a category, ranked fifth among American workers, with a total of 27 fatalities, down from 33 in 2013.

As part of the Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two proposals to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills.

Republic Services, Inc. reported net income of $190.3 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, for the three months ended June 30, 2015, versus $179.0 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for 2014.