Despite packaging lightweighting, Canada boosted the amount of plastic it collected for recycling in 2014, and Houston installs 10 additional glass-collection bins.
Ratepayers are seeing an increase for garbage and recycling in the Pacific Northwest’s largest city, and an appliance recycling company sees a stark revenue drop.
California’s recycling goal is under scrutiny, and a major Canadian city is getting out of the collection business.
A man is caught defrauding Germany’s bottle redemption program, and one California city mulls zoning changes targeting bottle redemption centers.
The Windy City’s recycling rate sees another drop, and some residents are unhappy with the way Charlotte, N.C. wants OCC placed in the cart.
The U.S. officially withdraws from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and an Oklahoma community struggles with high rates of contamination in curbside carts.
A Canadian city drives its curbside contamination rates down, and a U.S. city increases recycling tonnages by 20 percent.
One city may lower its diversion rate goals and abandon its single-stream collection plans, while another gets tough on apartment landlords.
A new MRF is making some money and extending the life of a landfill, and the European Union’s elected body approves aggressive recycling targets.
A newspaper publishes photos showing glaring cases of contamination, and the head of a beverage association makes the case for removing certain containers from Maine’s deposit program.