A Canadian city brings in nearly $10 million through sales of recyclables, and a community attempts to educate residents to cut down on its costly contamination problem.
A town in Iowa looks to remove glass from its curbside stream, and a Southern California city renews a contract with Waste Management.
Some lawmakers say it’s time to update Pennsylvania’s 30-year-old recycling law, and an Indiana elementary school wins the Recycle-Bowl competition.
Ontario lawmakers last week passed a bill mandating producers to pay the full costs of recycling printed paper and packaging. However, many specifics of the recovery system, which will target a wide range of plastic products, have yet to be determined.
The City of Ann Arbor, Mich. recently terminated a processing contract with ReCommunity, alleging safety concerns. But a ReCommunity executive says the municipality was just trying to get out of a deal that was no longer producing financial returns.
The Los Angeles Board of Public Works recommended seven haulers who should be awarded contracts in the City’s upcoming commercial franchise hauling zones.
A new materials recovery facility in Florida is ready and willing to accept glass, but a local municipality refuses to send it over fears the MRF will change its mind.
A processing contract in Iowa is expected to boost one county’s recycling tipping fee by 88 percent, and plans for a recycling facility in New Jersey have been shelved over toxic chemical concerns.
As we examine the challenges of the nation’s recycling landscape, it’s good to keep in mind two basic truths: There will always be a huge segment of the population that insists on opportunities to recycle. And recycling is here to stay.
The City of Columbus, Ohio will pay 50 percent more for recycling and yard debris collection over the next five years, under the terms of a contract approved this week.