Solid Waste & Recycling

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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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