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.
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.
The City of Columbus, Ohio recently received an indicator of current recycling market struggles, when its yard debris and recycling hauler quoted a price nearly 50 percent higher for the city’s next municipal collection contract. Continue Reading
The City of Los Angeles has approved commercial franchise hauling zones after more than two years of planning. Proponents say the change puts the nation’s second largest city on the path to achieving a 90 percent diversion rate by 2025.
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.
The Los Angeles Board of Public Works recommended seven haulers who should be awarded contracts in the City’s upcoming commercial franchise hauling zones.
When it comes to materials processing contracts, the debate is often framed in black and white: taxpayers versus shareholders battling to collect the financial rewards of recycling and avoid the costs.
The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) are providing recommendations to materials recovery facilities and municipalities to help them accurately track changing recycling streams and fluctuating market prices.
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.