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About Colin Staub

Colin-StaubColin Staub has been a reporter at Resource Recycling since January 2017. Before that he worked as a reporter at the weekly newspaper in Newberg, Oregon, and has been a freelance writer at other publications in Portland. He can be contacted at [email protected]

Mixed-waste facility’s future uncertain after closure

Published: July 21, 2020
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The Coastal Resources of Maine (CRM) facility in Hampden, Maine launched last year to handle mixed waste from numerous municipalities. | Screen shot from company video

Higher-than-expected costs, recycling market turbulence and other factors led to the recent shutdown of a Maine mixed-waste processing plant. Stakeholders are hoping a new operator can restart the plant, which had run for just one year.

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Mixed-waste recovery: Another useful tool, but no silver bullet

Published: September 4, 2019
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Scott Montgomery of RePower spoke recently at the Resource Recycling Conference and Trade Show. | Resource Recycling Conference/Brian Adams Photography

The leader of mixed-waste processor RePower South recently spoke on why recovering recyclables from the trash stream is a good option in certain cases.

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GFL filing offers glimpse at firm’s recycling presence

Published: October 28, 2019
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If GFL’s initial public offering is approved by regulators, the company would become the fourth largest publicly traded waste and recycling business in North America. | Philip Lange/Shutterstock

Waste giant GFL Environmental has filed for an initial public offering, aiming to raise up to $2.4 billion. The company also released recycling-specific financial figures.

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Former manager at ECUA charged with theft

Published: December 3, 2019
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A former MRF manager is accused of stealing over $500,000 in commodity sales revenues. | Billion Photos/Shutterstock

A former MRF employee in Florida was charged with theft and fraud after selling recyclables and allegedly pocketing the money. The situation is one of at least two recent MRF fraud investigations.

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