These projects will restore habitats, rehabilitate landfills, clean and store stormwater, lower the urban heat island effect, create outdoor educational opportunities at schools and reconnect neighborhoods to parks and public transportation.
According to the agency, many facilities have already begun implementing recommendations to improve safety of their impoundments.
Ruling forces the California county to limit landfill use by municipalities outside of the county.
One would treat it as non-hazardous, the other as a "special waste" -- a definition selected to encourage continued reuse.
Glass Packaging Institute says it is trying to increase awareness to meet its goal of using 50 percent recycled content in glass containers by 2013.
Khabarovsk, Russia looked to sister-city, Portland, Ore., for better waste collection and disposal methods and plans to incorporate pre-load compactors into its waste transfer system.
Throwing sharps containers, red bags, and spill cleanup materials into the trash sends up a red flag to commercial or municipal trash collectors because they are not allowed to take this waste.
- By Burton J. Kunik
- Apr 13, 2010
Wind Simplicity is a finalist in the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' Design for Recycling Award.
Respiration indices can be used as a measure of the biodegradable organic matter content and stability of organic materials and have defined the most suitable form of expression for those indices.
Honeywell International Inc. also will pay for all of the United States’ response costs relating to the tar plant area, including oversight costs.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering a rulemaking for the disposal of tritium exit signs, which contain a radioactive form of hydrogen.
EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response wants to know what you think about its role in land reuse.
The companies signed a power purchase agreement for the sale of renewable energy from a 3 MW landfill gas-powered project near Reno, Nev.
EPA seeks comment on the company's request to dispose of leachate in a Michigan underground injection well.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investing $650,000 in the project, which pairs agency expertise on contaminated sites with NREL's renewable energy know-how.
Going fluorescent is a no-brainer, much like using lamp crushers to recycle and safely dispose of the small amount of mercury in each bulb.
- By Aaron Griffith
- Feb 17, 2010
Trash disposal isn't the answer to keeping drugs out of the water supply after all.
EPA says many of the electric utilities the agency has assessed are already implementing recommended measures to make their impoundments safer.