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Industry’s $9.5 million effort brings carts to Baltimore

Published: June 29, 2021
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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.

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How Northeast facilities have adjusted to COVID-19

Published: May 18, 2021
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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.

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MRF operator: Lithium-ion batteries are ‘ticking time bombs’

Published: April 13, 2021
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A fire at Tulsa’s MRF is the latest example of the industry trend of fires caused by improperly disposed batteries and electronics. | BlurAZ/Shutterstock

The city of Tulsa, Okla. was forced to redirect its residential recycling stream to a waste-to-energy plant after an improperly discarded battery sparked a blaze at a local MRF.

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State awards grants to boost recycling

Published: April 13, 2021
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North Carolina DEQ grants will help stimulate $1.3 million in investments in recycling equipment. | Zerbor/Shutterstock

North Carolina will help pay for projects to improve the recycling of fiber, plastics, metals, construction and demolition debris, organics and more.

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