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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, waste material collection – specifically of refuse and recycling materials – is the fifth most dangerous job in the country, and incidents involving the transportation of waste are the cause of 40 percent of the injuries and fatalities.

The board of directors of Waste Management Inc. has elected Bradbury H. Anderson, who previously served as a member of the board of directors, to the position of board chairman.

Waste Connections, Inc. announced its results for the fourth quarter of 2016. Revenue in the fourth quarter, which included $497.9 million from the Progressive Waste acquisition completed on June 1, 2016, totaled $1.049 billion, up from $531.9 million in the year ago period.

Waste Pro has opened a new 14,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art material recovery facility at its Regional Operations Center in Sarasota, Florida.

Waste Management, Inc. reported financial results for its year ending 2016. The company reported revenues of $13.6 billion, compared with $13.0 billion for 2015.

The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is one of the largest sources of solid waste research funding in the U.S., allocating approximately $1 million annually in research grants and graduate level scholarships.