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Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season!
12/24/2019

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

In this month's issue of Waste360 Product News, we highlight seven products, which include #technology solutions, compac...
12/23/2019
December 2019: Products that Power the Waste and Recycling Industry

In this month's issue of Waste360 Product News, we highlight seven products, which include #technology solutions, compactors, wellhead covers, packaging material shredders and more. https://bit.ly/2SnFCvx

In this month's Waste360 Product News newsletter, we highlight seven products, which include technology solutions, compactors, wellhead covers, packaging material shredders and more.

Congress has passed a funding bill that includes renewal of compressed natural gas tax credits that expired at the end o...
12/23/2019
CNG Tax Credit Renewed: What’s the Impact for Solid Waste?

Congress has passed a funding bill that includes renewal of compressed natural gas tax credits that expired at the end of 2017. A new report from Stifel, “CNG Tax Credit Renewed Retroactively—What is the Impact and When,” highlights what this will mean for the #waste industry. https://bit.ly/36WKprQ

A look at the key points from Stifel’s “CNG Tax Credit Renewed Retroactively—What is the Impact and When” report.

#40Under40 Kate Wolff, president of Illinois-based CJD E-Cycling, discusses how her background in mechanical engineering...
12/23/2019
CJD’s Wolff Brings Engineering Experience to Electronics Recycling

#40Under40 Kate Wolff, president of Illinois-based CJD E-Cycling, discusses how her background in mechanical engineering has helped her in her current role. She also opens up about how she works to achieve the highest quality of #ewaste disposal services every day. https://bit.ly/2ZgN3Gp

The 2019 Waste360 40 Under 40 award recipient discusses how she works to achieve the highest quality of e-waste disposal services every day.

In a new social media series called Waste360 Rewind, we highlight the top five stories featured on Waste360 for the week...
12/20/2019

In a new social media series called Waste360 Rewind, we highlight the top five stories featured on Waste360 for the week. View the top stories from the week of December 16, 2019.

In a new social media series called Waste360 Rewind, we highlight the top five stories featured on Waste360 for the week. View the top stories from the week of December 16, 2019.

For 2020, Chaz Miller, a longtime veteran of the #waste and #recycling industry, sees continuing market challenges and p...
12/20/2019
My 2020 Vision

For 2020, Chaz Miller, a longtime veteran of the #waste and #recycling industry, sees continuing market challenges and political opportunities. http://bit.ly/34G2Lfj

For 2020, I see continuing market challenges and political opportunities.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued Interim Recommendations for Addressing Groundwater Contaminated with...
12/20/2019
EPA Releases PFAS Groundwater Guidance for Federal Cleanup Programs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued Interim Recommendations for Addressing Groundwater Contaminated with Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate under federal cleanup programs, a priority action under EPA’s PFAS Action Plan. http://bit.ly/36QCJHu

The interim recommendations will provide clear and consistent guidance for federal cleanup programs and will help protect drinking water resources.

In 2019, we kicked off a monthly series called Women Leaders in Waste. In addition to highlighting the work these women ...
12/20/2019
Women Leaders in Waste: What They’re Reading

In 2019, we kicked off a monthly series called Women Leaders in Waste. In addition to highlighting the work these women have done to shape the future of the industry, we asked each leader what she likes to read in her free time. This gallery highlights what our 2019 #WomenLeadersInWaste are reading. http://bit.ly/2S7Wnea

Here's a look at what our 2019 Women Leaders in Waste are reading.

Covanta released its latest Sustainability Report, which provides a detailed look at the company’s substantial progress ...
12/19/2019
Covanta Releases Sustainability Report

Covanta released its latest Sustainability Report, which provides a detailed look at the company’s substantial progress in #sustainability and outlines a set of new initiatives and goals. http://bit.ly/2S6FUGX

The report highlights the company’s substantial progress in sustainability and outlines a set of new initiatives and goals.

The U.S. biochar market has been slow-growing, but several types of businesses are tapping into the market, including a ...
12/19/2019
Biochar as a Commodity, Not Waste?

The U.S. biochar market has been slow-growing, but several types of businesses are tapping into the market, including a few #WTE project developers. http://bit.ly/34Iksel

The U.S. biochar market has been slow-growing, but several types of businesses are tapping into the market, including a few waste-to-energy project developers.

Donald J. Trump's impeachment could have an impact on a number of industries, and on America as a whole, but it’s not ex...
12/19/2019
Trump Impeachment Not Expected to Impact Waste Industry

Donald J. Trump's impeachment could have an impact on a number of industries, and on America as a whole, but it’s not expected to impact the #waste and #recycling industry at this time. http://bit.ly/35HrEbC

President Donald Trump was impeached after the House passed two articles of impeachment. An upcoming Senate trial will determine if he’s removed from office.

Despite negative mainstream articles, Waste360 columnists, who represent a wide range of industry expertise, remained le...
12/19/2019
Waste360’s Top Columns of 2019

Despite negative mainstream articles, Waste360 columnists, who represent a wide range of industry expertise, remained level-headed and set the record straight: that without #recycling, there is no future. Here, the editors at Waste360 have compiled a gallery to highlight the most-read columns for 2019. http://bit.ly/2Sb3nXE

This gallery highlights our top 10 columns for 2019.

2019 was a year of the voice—think Alexa, Google Home and the rise of the podcast! In this gallery, we highlight 10 of o...
12/18/2019
NothingWasted!’s Top 10 Episodes from 2019

2019 was a year of the voice—think Alexa, Google Home and the rise of the podcast! In this gallery, we highlight 10 of our most popular #NothingWastedPodcast episodes of the year along with a sneak peek from each. https://bit.ly/2Q3f4Ng

We highlight 10 of our most popular podcast episodes of the year along with a sneak peek from each.

Tight labor markets, the rapid influx of mobile #IoT and state-level, climate change-driven policies are dictating immed...
12/18/2019
Stifel: Top 10 Trends in 10 Years in Solid Waste

Tight labor markets, the rapid influx of mobile #IoT and state-level, climate change-driven policies are dictating immediate action in solid #waste, according to a new report released by Michael E. Hoffman, managing director and group head of diversified industrials at Stifel. The report details the top 10 trends in solid waste over the next 10 years. https://bit.ly/38T7HAQ

A look at Stifel’s roundup of top 10 trends in solid waste over the next 10 years.

The U.S. Department of Labor's U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics just released its 2018 National Census of Fatal Occupatio...
12/18/2019
Waste and Recycling Industry Sees Jump in Fatalities

The U.S. Department of Labor's U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics just released its 2018 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. And the numbers for the #waste and #recycling industry are sobering. https://bit.ly/2PTi2nC

BLS has released its 2018 industry fatality summary, which shows a large increase in waste collection fatalities.

#40Under40 John F. Howard III, special collections/grappler unit supervisor for the DeKalb County, Georgia Public Works ...
12/17/2019
Special Collections Supervisor Overcomes Industry Challenges

#40Under40 John F. Howard III, special collections/grappler unit supervisor for the DeKalb County, Georgia Public Works Department Sanitation Division, faced a long list of challenges throughout his career in #waste and #recycling. The 2019 40 Under 40 award recipient discusses how he has been able to overcome those challenges. https://bit.ly/2rZhnca

Waste360 2019 40 Under 40 award recipient John F. Howard III discusses his career and overcoming the challenges he’s faced in the waste and recycling industry.

From notable mergers and acquisitions, to labor shortages and #recycling obstacles, to more legislation and regulation, ...
12/16/2019
Waste360's Top 10 Stories of 2019

From notable mergers and acquisitions, to labor shortages and #recycling obstacles, to more legislation and regulation, the #waste and recycling industry certainly has faced a number of challenges and opportunities throughout 2019. As we prepare to enter the New Year, we present to you this gallery of our top stories for 2019: https://bit.ly/36R38oX

Looking back at the most popular stories posted to Waste360 in 2019.

The latest episode of our #NothingWastedPodcast brings you a dynamic People’s Choice Session from Waste360's WasteExpo 2...
12/16/2019
The Latest Trends on Hard-to-recycle Items

The latest episode of our #NothingWastedPodcast brings you a dynamic People’s Choice Session from Waste360's WasteExpo 2019: “The Latest Trends on Hard to Recycle Items.” https://bit.ly/2EpuYfw

Episode 38: This podcast episode brings listeners a People’s Choice Session from WasteExpo 2019.

When all other methods fail, it’s the job of courts to determine wrongdoing according to well-established rules, and som...
12/16/2019
When a Trash Can Becomes a Roadway Hazard

When all other methods fail, it’s the job of courts to determine wrongdoing according to well-established rules, and sometimes judges can decide these cases without a full-blown trial. Here, we look at how a lawsuit alleging a residential trash can "negligently created a roadway hazard" played out. https://bit.ly/34r2zQX

An injured motorcyclist and his wife filed a lawsuit in Louisiana alleging a residential trash can "negligently created a roadway hazard."

Check out the top five stories featured on Waste360 for the week of December 9, 2019.
12/13/2019

Check out the top five stories featured on Waste360 for the week of December 9, 2019.

Check out the top five stories featured on Waste360 for the week of December 9, 2019.

#WomenLeadersInWaste Getting into the #waste industry is not something Michele Nestor planned. Nestor, who eventually st...
12/13/2019
Women Leaders in Waste: Michele Nestor of Nestor Resources

#WomenLeadersInWaste Getting into the #waste industry is not something Michele Nestor planned. Nestor, who eventually started Nestor Resources, Inc., a waste management and recycling consulting firm, has a degree in library science and a background in research. And though library science seems like a far cry from waste management on the surface, Nestor’s ability to dig deep and her analytical approach helped propel her success in waste and #recycling. https://bit.ly/2LSQRIf

Nestor discusses her start in the industry at a time when women weren’t in leadership roles, as well as how she became an “embedded resource” for her clients.

A transportation specialist for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration broke down what a newly granted federal ...
12/13/2019
FMCSA Specialist Breaks Down NWRA’s HOS Exemption

A transportation specialist for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration broke down what a newly granted federal hours of service exemption means for National Waste & Recycling Association member companies. https://bit.ly/2smg6fe

NWRA hosted a webinar on December 11 highlighting what haulers need to know about the HOS exemption recently granted to NWRA member companies.

Pete Keller, vice president of #recycling and #sustainability at Republic Services, sheds light on how Republic is worki...
12/12/2019
Republic’s Evolving Sustainability Story and Future Targets

Pete Keller, vice president of #recycling and #sustainability at Republic Services, sheds light on how Republic is working to reach its ambitious sustainability goals. https://bit.ly/35gHzh4

Pete Keller, vice president of recycling and sustainability at Republic Services, sheds light on how the company is working to reach its sustainability targets.

#40Under40 Kelly Millman, #waste reduction and #recycling specialist at ReCollect, has dedicated her life to waste reduc...
12/12/2019
ReCollect’s Millman is Dedicated to Waste Reduction, Sustainability

#40Under40 Kelly Millman, #waste reduction and #recycling specialist at ReCollect, has dedicated her life to waste reduction and environmental sustainability. We recently spoke with Millman about how education and outreach can improve recycling and how communities can implement organics recycling. https://bit.ly/2E9KkVr

The 2019 Waste360 40 Under 40 award recipient explains how education and outreach can improve recycling and how communities can implement organics recycling.

The National Waste & Recycling Association just released its Waste, Construction, Demolition, and Recycling Material Rec...
12/11/2019
NWRA Releases Best Practices Guide for Temporary MRF Workers

The National Waste & Recycling Association just released its Waste, Construction, Demolition, and Recycling Material Recovery Facility Temporary Worker Recommended Practices guide. #MRF #safety https://bit.ly/359hWi2

The guide comes on the heels of the BLS data showing an increase in nonfatal injuries and illnesses in the waste and recycling industry.

The Trump administration and House Democrats have reached a deal to move forward with the administration’s replacement p...
12/11/2019
USMCA Trade Agreement Moves Forward

The Trump administration and House Democrats have reached a deal to move forward with the administration’s replacement plan for the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. lauded the announced decision to move forward on the new #USMCA Agreement. https://bit.ly/34hARGo

ISRI applauds the progress made on USMCA, saying it supports more than 160,000 U.S. recycling industry jobs dependent on trade.

The final part of a two-part series this week highlights scientists’ findings confirming that coal ash contaminants are ...
12/11/2019
Why States are Clamping Down on Coal Ash Disposal (Part Two)

The final part of a two-part series this week highlights scientists’ findings confirming that coal ash contaminants are leaking into groundwater and surface water. https://bit.ly/2YAGyhk

The final part of a two-part series highlights scientists’ findings confirming that coal ash contaminants are leaking into groundwater and surface water.

One of Waste360's WasteExpo special guest speakers, Adam Minter, author of Junkyard Planet, recently appeared on NPR to ...
12/10/2019
'The Best Thing You Can Do Is Not Buy More Stuff,' Says 'Secondhand' Expert

One of Waste360's WasteExpo special guest speakers, Adam Minter, author of Junkyard Planet, recently appeared on NPR to talk about his new book, Secondhand. We are thrilled to have him speak at #WasteExpo in 2020.

"Your average thrift store in the United States only sells about one-third of the stuff that ends up on its shelves," Adam Minter says. His book explores what happens to the things that don't sell.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is adding hazardous #waste aerosol cans to the universal waste program under th...
12/10/2019
EPA Adds Aerosol Cans to Universal Waste Regs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is adding hazardous #waste aerosol cans to the universal waste program under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regulations. The final rule is effective on February 7, 2020, and will affect those who generate, transport, treat, #recycle or dispose of hazardous waste aerosol cans. https://bit.ly/2P8GnH2

The final rule is effective on February 7, 2020, and will affect those who generate, transport, treat, recycle or dispose of hazardous waste aerosol cans.

GFL Environmental USA Inc.announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire County Waste of Virginia, LLC ...
12/10/2019
GFL to Acquire County Waste of Virginia

GFL Environmental USA Inc.announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire County Waste of Virginia, LLC and its subsidiaries. The transaction is expected to close in January 2020. https://bit.ly/359ZAO3

County Waste utilizes a fleet of more than 410 trucks servicing more than 410,000 residential customers and 19,000 commercial customers.

Nearly five years after the federal Coal Combustion Residuals Rule began regulating coal ash #disposal and as the U.S. E...
12/10/2019
Why States are Clamping Down on Coal Ash Disposal (Part One)

Nearly five years after the federal Coal Combustion Residuals Rule began regulating coal ash #disposal and as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continues to roll back provisions of that rule, several states have passed their own legislation to safely manage coal ash. https://bit.ly/38oAay7

Part one of a two-part series looks at how some states are making their own rules to manage coal ash as the federal government rolls back Obama-era protections.

An impending #organics #waste ban and a desire for more renewable natural gas in Vermont has sparked the development of ...
12/09/2019
Partnership Brings Anaerobic Digester, RNG to Vermont

An impending #organics #waste ban and a desire for more renewable natural gas in Vermont has sparked the development of a partnership among Middlebury College, Vanguard Renewables, Vermont Gas Systems and Goodrich Farm. https://bit.ly/2s70HiW

An impending organics waste ban and a desire for cleaner fuel in Vermont have sparked the development of a farm-powered anaerobic digester.

In the latest episode of our #NothingWastedPodcast, we’ve compiled a mashup that brings you a wealth of advice from some...
12/09/2019
Advice Mashup: Top Tips from 2019

In the latest episode of our #NothingWastedPodcast, we’ve compiled a mashup that brings you a wealth of advice from some of our top guests over the past months. You’ll hear sage words and lessons learned from these brilliant minds and savvy leaders, as well as what they think is next on the horizon. https://bit.ly/2sdB3Jq

Episode 36: A mashup of advice from some of our top guests over the past few months.

#40Under40 Although some #waste management companies may lag in the digital marketing space, at GFL Environmental USA In...
12/09/2019
Mitchener Helps Grow GFL Via Innovative Digital Marketing Practices

#40Under40 Although some #waste management companies may lag in the digital marketing space, at GFL Environmental USA Inc., James Mitchener is pushing the company forward. In this Q&A, the 2019 Waste360 40 Under 40 award winner discusses his career in the industry as well as some of his digital marketing best practices. https://bit.ly/2Yu0Vg7

The 2019 Waste360 40 Under 40 award winner discusses his career in the waste industry as well as some of his digital marketing best practices.

The Detroit Zoo has become a main attraction, not just for its exotic animals but for what it’s doing with the animals’ ...
12/09/2019
How Detroit Zoo is Converting Manure, Food Scraps to Energy

The Detroit Zoo has become a main attraction, not just for its exotic animals but for what it’s doing with the animals’ manure. Staff there divert more than 500 tons a year of this material, which goes into an onsite #anaerobicdigester. https://bit.ly/2E1qsUq

Detroit Zoo’s anaerobic digester helps the zoo accomplish three sustainability goals: diversion, compost and generation of renewable energy.

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