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Waste Dive 17h
Shreveport, Louisiana, may soon be one of the largest cities in the United States to lose curbside recycling service in recent years. So far, no one can definitively say why.
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Waste Dive 21h
GFL Environmental has received DOJ approval to purchase WCA Waste, with the deal now expected to close in October.
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Waste Dive Sep 28
We've extended the submission deadline for this year's Dive Awards through the end of the month. If you know a person, group or ESG action that has exemplified our "leadership in a time of crisis" theme consider submitting them.
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Waste Dive Sep 25
UPDATE: As anticipated, Waste Management has moved the expected closure timing for its acquisition of Advanced Disposal Services (and sale of divestitures to GFL Environmental) into Q4 – pending DOJ approval.
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Waste Dive Sep 25
The bill has been described as the most comprehensive of its kind in the United States, achieving a trifecta of limitations on the increasingly popular targets of bags, polystyrene foam and straws.
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Waste Dive Sep 25
UPDATE: Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 793 into law yesterday, making California the first state to enact a recycled content requirement for plastic beverage containers.
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Waste Dive Sep 24
This week's pandemic update includes the latest from Philadelphia and Baltimore, the death of a worker in Tennessee and the return of multiple recycling programs.
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Waste Dive Sep 23
MRF operators are continuing to invest in technologies to make their operations efficient, while also adapting to the changing recycling stream, according to speakers at last week's virtual WasteExpo. Story by
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Waste Dive Sep 23
UPDATE: Gastonia, North Carolina is among the latest cities to end curbside recycling due to cost challenges. Service will stop in late October.
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Waste Dive Sep 23
The new food waste initiative is the latest project launched by PCC, a West Coast partnership between the states of California, Oregon and Washington, along with the province of British Columbia, Canada. Story by
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Waste Dive Sep 22
As e-cigarette usage surges in the United States, the devices have come under fire for their appeal to youth. But an often overlooked problem is the fire danger they pose for waste and recycling workers. Story by
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Waste Dive Sep 21
Speakers at this year's virtual WasteExpo addressed the potential for the federal election outcome to affect issues like taxes and major environmental policies, as well as areas like M&A. Story by
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Waste Dive Sep 18
UPDATE: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed an environmental justice bill with major permit implications into law after several years of back-and-forth over the legislation.
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Waste Dive Sep 18
Fast-unfolding changes around regulations for these "forever chemicals," impacting groundwater and surface water, come alongside emerging research as more becomes known about PFAS in landfill gas. Story by
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Waste Dive Sep 17
Catch up on the latest waste and recycling COVID-19 updates from major cities and states around the country.
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Waste Dive Sep 16
Long Beach held out as long as they could on dropping lower-value plastics. After international trade changes shook up plastic markets a few years ago, one public works leader said, “we were hoping that local markets would somehow appear." By
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Waste Dive Sep 16
In a WasteExpo session, four companies agreed targeted investments in back-office systems, cameras, routing software and other fleet enhancements have started to become a necessity for smaller haulers during a period of heightened industry consolidation.
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Waste Dive Sep 15
Every year, Industry Dive recognizes some of the top people, companies, groups and events that helped shape the sectors it covers. Now, we're doing so again and calling for your submissions to help start the process.
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Waste Dive Sep 15
Recycling stakeholders say the sector's "ups and downs" in recent years have been compounded by COVID-19, even as they point to advancements around issues like contamination reduction and recycled content usage as cause for optimism. Story by
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Waste Dive Sep 14
DSNY Commissioner Garcia tendered her resignation to term-limited Mayor Bill de Blasio last week, calling cuts and layoffs at the agency so far "unconscionable." Waste Dive recently spoke with the commissioner ahead of her final week on the job.
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