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Nov. 13, 2013

Garbage haulers in Lincoln, Nebraska may be required to offer collection and recycling services to all of the city's homes and businesses. While Lincolnites will not be required to sign up for the services, which are expected to cost between $3 and $10 a month, the city would like private haulers to broaden their reach and increase recycling in the area.

Canadian battery recycling program, Call2Recycle Canada, has already collected more batteries this year than it did during all of 2012. Thus far, 3.8 million pounds of batteries have been collected for recycling, with British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec nearly doubling their collection year-over-year.

The Canadian province of Alberta is reportedly on track to collect more than 2 billion beverage containers in 2013. Last year, Albertans came close to that mark, turning in an estimated 1.9 billion containers through the province deposit system, which was reworked in 2008 to simplify and encourage collection.

Aluminum recycler Novelis has released its second quarter (Q2) earnings report, highlighting a rolling expansion in South America and "a stable business performance" in North America as key points of interest. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization was down year-over-year, going from $277 million during the Q2 of FY 2013 to $228 million during Q2 FY 2014, while net income attributable to its common shareholder was a reported $23 million.

Coming soon to the San Jose, California area: an anaerobic digestion facility capable of processing 90,000 tons of dry food and yard debris annually. The firm behind the project, Zero Waste Energy Development Company, says the facility is the largest of its kind in the world. It's expected to begin operation later this month.

 

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