In the city of St. Louis, a relatively young recycling program has gone all-in on outreach and education efforts. And local residents have responded with enthusiasm for the city’s diversion initiatives.
Waste Connections has provided a high-level look at its materials recovery division, detailing total tonnages over the past two years and outlining the percentages of different materials in the mix.
We’ve got a little over a week until the 2018 Resource Recycling Conference kicks off in St. Louis. To preview the event, we’re offering a series of profiles of different recycling stakeholders who will be offering expert perspective from the stage.
Decades ago, Michael Patton was among the first activists to push for recycling in Tulsa, Okla. A self-described “green gospel person,” he preached recycling and environmentalism to various groups and civic leaders.
It’s hard to argue with data, and in one Northeast community, the numbers don’t lie: Natick, Mass. has increased diversion by 14 percentage points since implementing a system to add financial incentives to recycling.
Hurricane Florence has forced programs to suspend collection and led haulers to remind residential customers about proper storm debris management. At least one packaging giant has been significantly impacted by the hurricane. Continue Reading