Solid Waste & Recycling

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    Single-Stream Recycling's A Hit In Baltimore

  • Government Loses Control of Waste Operations

    A federal judge in Guam has taken solid waste operations away from local government in favor of a court-appointed federal receiver from Virginia.

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    When Good Haulers Go Bad...

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    Yonkers rolls out refuse art

  • The mercury's rising

    Thanks to heightened concerns over global warming, everyone's gonzo for going green. As part of the push to be environmentally friendly, tree-huggers, power utilities, and even big-box retailers are pushing the use of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), which last longer and use less...

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    Bye-bye, blue bags

    Windy City denizens were surprised when Mayor Richard Daley announced that, after more than a decade, the city would be abandoning the blue-bag recycling program.

  • Awarding solid waste superstars

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) will recognize the winners of its 2006 Excellence Awards at WasteCon 2006, Sept. 21, Charlotte, N.C. The awards honor management facilities, operations, and programs.

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    Landfill construction triggers debate

    Despite protest from residents and town employees, Holly Springs, N.C., will be home to a new landfill, the first in the state since 2004.

  • Recycling rates escalate

    The 2006 "State of Garbage In America Report" found that Americans recycle 110.4 million tons of trash each year.

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    Soap ingredient mucks up agriculture

    According to a recent study, an ingredient in antibacterial hand soap remains in municipal sludge after waste-water treatment and accumulates in crop fertilizer.

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    L.A. Brownfield Project Garners Award

    Chesterfield Square, a brownfield project in Los Angeles, has received a Phoenix Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and International City/County Management Association.

  • Landfill-gas-to-energy project wins recognition

    A landfill-gas-to-energy project in Florida has been designated Project of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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    Landfill leachate program garners award

    A North Carolina county's biological treatment of landfill leachate has received a National Association of Counties 2005 Achievement Award.

  • Plant provides ‘green’ energy

    DeKalb County, Ga., is developing a new landfill gas generation plant and has approved a 10-year contract to sell energy from the landfill to Georgia Power.


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