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Midwest recycling operator expands with commercial plant

by Colin Staub

Quincy Recycle has opened its eighth recycling facility to handle material from back-of-house commercial and industrial settings, underscoring opportunity in these areas despite a pandemic-driven decline in commercial material generation.

Quincy Recycle's Green Bay facility

Post-consumer fiber bales increase in value

by Staff

Several curbside recyclables grades have enjoyed notable price increases this month, including OCC, mixed paper, UBCs, HDPE and PP.

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WM details sorting facility upgrades and plastics capacity

by Colin Staub

A recent report from the nation’s largest waste and recycling hauler outlines MRF infrastructure and reviews the current state of reclamation capacity for key recovered plastics.


Q&A: Half a century of viability

by Dan Leif

A Boston-area recycling nonprofit organization was established on the first Earth Day. A leader at the group offers perspective on decades of market fluctuations and more.

Earthworm uses box trucks for collection, picking up four separate streams of material from small-business clients.

Data Corner: The influence of hauling giants in the MRF market

by RRS

RRS analyzed MRF ownership in North America and found that over 50% of facilities are operated by one of four large waste companies: Waste Management, Republic Services, Waste Connections or GFL Environmental.

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An EPR evolution

by Pierre Benabidès and Sara-Emmanuelle Dubois

In Quebec, producers have helped fund recycling of printed paper and packaging since 1989, but overseas market shifts have recently spurred changes in the province’s policy. Stakeholders pondering producer responsibility elsewhere would be wise to understand the details.


Market realities

by Lynn Rubinstein

To help counter growing skepticism about the value of recycling, two groups in the Northeast have compiled a list of the wide variety of regional end users consuming curbside materials.


A county popular with tourists expands diversion stream

by Colin Staub

Each year, as many as 3 million visitors come through Teton County, Wyo., drawn in large part by the area’s scenic destinations. With so many out-of-towners coming through, local recycling coordinators have to stay on their toes when it comes to outreach and education.

Caption | Carson Meyer Photography

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