A new survey suggests that although most Americans encounter garbage trucks on the road each week, only a third of people slow down near them while nearly 40 percent are actually tempted to speed around them.
In an effort to improve waste recycling in some Illinois communities, a test program is underway at the Flood Brothers Disposal & Recycling Services, headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois’ plant to recycle food waste in an innovative way.
Waste Pro has opened a new state-of-the-art material recycling recovery facility in Ocala, Florida.
The New York City Council’s Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management held a hearing in February on Intro 495, a bill that proposes to reduce waste transfer station capacity in select neighborhoods in the city.
New Jersey State Park Police have charged another eight people in the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) continuing crack down on illegal dumping in state parks and recreational lands.
The DEP’s “Don’t Waste Our Open Space” campaign was launched in late March of last year. Investigations of illegal dump sites on state properties by State Park Police, Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Conservation Officers and DEP’s Compliance & Enforcement personnel has resulted so far in 36 arrests or charges.
The program is a coordinated effort and all activities are posted on www.stopdumping.nj.gov, a website that serves as a hub for the entire program.
Recent enforcement actions for the illegal dumping initiative, all conducted by State Park Police, include:
Strategically deployed motion-sensor cameras have been set up in select state parks and wildlife management areas to help nab violators. Information on arrests and charges filed in connection with illegal dumping will be posted on www.stopdumping.nj.gov.
Waste Management, Inc. disclosed financial results for the fourth quarter and for the year ended December 31, 2014.