Residents receive gold lids for their recycling carts to reward stellar efforts, and The Recycling Partnership helps roll out carts in a New England city.
A contamination-reduction campaign draws an angry response from some residents, and New York City approves a ban on polystyrene foam food-service items (again).
The manager of a shuttered mixed-waste processing facility in Montgomery, Ala. said depressed commodity prices and low waste volumes doomed the project. Additionally, bankruptcy filings outline millions owed to creditors.
A Canadian foam processing company receives a major injection of capital, and San Antonio hopes fines will get people in the mood to recycle.
A paper-products maker shifts from newsprint to recycled lightweight linerboard at a Quebec mill, and a hauler serving multi-family housing is caught dumping recyclable materials into the garbage.
A couple of cities consider adding curbside service, and two other municipalities wrestle with the difficulties of providing recycling service to apartment buildings.
Miniature liquor bottles are proposed for inclusion in a state’s bottle bill, and building tenants in Chicago make some noise after their landlords’ failure to provide recycling service.
One city may lower its diversion rate goals and abandon its single-stream collection plans, while another gets tough on apartment landlords.
Ironically, ending curbside glass collection increases a Tennessee city’s glass recovery volumes, and a labor showdown in New York may be leading toward a MRF strike.
Details emerge on a recycling collection contract negotiation process in Columbus, Ohio, and a study finds millennials would sacrifice social media for seven days to boost recycling.