Back to Top

Tag Archives: local programs

Cart tags: A growing force in fight against contamination

Published: August 24, 2021
Updated:

by
Recycling contamination checks in Olympia, Wash.

Olympia, Wash. is one of many communities implementing recycling contamination checks at the curb. | Courtesy of city of Olympia

Facing ever-increasing pressure to deliver a cleaner stream to processors, cities across North America are turning to curbside inspection of residential carts. Many are seeing positive results from the efforts.

Continue Reading

Posted in News, Top stories | Tagged , |

Recycling industry confronts tough labor markets

Published: August 17, 2021
Updated:

by
Eureka-Recycling

Nonprofit MRF operator Eureka Recycling is one industry stakeholder implementing creative strategies to find and keep employees.

At the end of the day, after all of the equipment and policies and market investments, recycling still relies on people doing the work. But those employees have been harder to come by lately.

Continue Reading

Posted in News, Top stories | Tagged , |

Toolkit gives cities a lift on multi-family recycling

Published: August 10, 2021
Updated:

by

Local officials and property managers can use The Recycling Partnership’s tools to better communicate acceptable materials and proper diversion practices to multi-family residents. | jamesteohart / Shutterstock

The Recycling Partnership has launched a digital resource offering a variety of free customizable outreach materials to help recycling coordinators boost materials recovery at apartment and condo complexes.

Continue Reading

Two cities pick up Program of the Year awards

Published: August 5, 2021
Updated:

by
Recycling collection truck for the city of Olympia, Wash.

In Olympia, Wash. program officials have worked to bring the local recycling contamination rate below 8%. | Courtesy of city of Olympia, Wash.

Grand Rapids, Mich. and Olympia, Wash. were honored for their recent work significantly limiting contamination and boosting their residential recycling programs in other ways.

Continue Reading

Posted in News | Tagged |

Industry’s $9.5 million effort brings carts to Baltimore

Published: June 29, 2021
Updated:

by
Aerial view of Baltimore and inner harbor.

A collaboration will provide over $9 million to boost recycling in Baltimore. | iofoto / Shutterstock

Over 200,000 Baltimore households will receive free recycling carts after corporate, nonprofit and government partners collaborated to provide cash grants and more.

Continue Reading

How Northeast facilities have adjusted to COVID-19

Published: May 18, 2021
Updated:

by

Industry leaders detailed how recycling operations have adapted a year into the pandemic.

During a recent virtual panel, the Northeast Resource Recovery Association reported that many recycling facilities are operating at 100% again, after pandemic disruptions. Additionally, a disease expert offered current guidance on preventing spread in facilities.

Continue Reading