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With WCA deal, GFL to acquire additional MRFs

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GFL is the fourth-largest publicly traded residential waste and recyclables hauler in North America, when measured by total revenue. | Advantage Photography/Shutterstock

Materials recovery facilities in Missouri and Texas will change hands as part of GFL Environmental’s acquisition of WCA Waste Corporation.

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Haulers enjoyed second-quarter OCC prices

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Higher OCC prices during the second quarter helped boost recycling revenues for the largest waste and recycling haulers in North America. | Scott Beck/Resource Recycling, Inc.

For many of the largest garbage and recycling companies in the U.S., recycling proved a bright spot during an otherwise dismal second quarter.

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Recycled fiber exports drop 25% in first half of 2020

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The U.S. exported 7.35 million short tons of recovered fiber during the first half of 2020, down 25% year over year. | Halawi/Shutterstock

New trade figures show lower U.S. exports of both recovered paper and plastic from January to June, compared with the same period last year. The decline was largely driven by less material going to China and India.

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What to expect in domestic recycled paper markets

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Numerous domestic recycled paper mill investments have been announced in the past two years, suggesting a much stronger domestic market for recycled paper in the years to come. | noomcpk/Shutterstock

Recycled paper mill leaders recently weighed in on the factors behind market shifts, how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting generation and demand, and where markets are headed in the future.

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How PPP loans helped MRFs across the country

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Small Business Administration data shows over 1,100 MRF companies received Paycheck Protection Program loans. | NIKCOA/Shutterstock

MRF operators received tens of millions of dollars in Paycheck Protection Program funds, recently released data suggests. A few explained just how important the money was to preventing layoffs.

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