Environmental Protection

Waste Handling


Fly Larvae Used to Remove Organic Waste on an Industrial Scale

the 20 million larvae of the plant are able to ingest a ton of waste per day, showing that this technology is much more effective and faster than other conventional techniques of traditional composting and vermicomposting, which removes the residue with earthworms.

Tennessee Air Now Meets Smog Standards, but Needs to Clean Up Toxic Waste

The Chattanooga area has made significant progress in improving air quality and has reached an important clean air milestone, but the state was put on notice to lean up toxic waste from TVA coal plant.

EPA Removes Unregulated Chemicals from Demolished Wabbaseka School

The chemicals removed included flammables, oxidizers, corrosive acids, corrosive bases, toxics, and non-regulated materials.

Vt. Implements Law Requiring CFL Makers to Create Recycling Programs

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law a bill that requires manufacturers of mercury-containing lamps to establish and finance a recycling program for spent bulbs from residents and small businesses.

App Allows Beachgoers to Report Marine Debris

NOAA and the University of Georgia have teamed up to create a new, innovative cell phone reporting mechanism to combat the marine debris problem.

Autocar Debuts Hybrid Waste Disposal Truck

Autocar announced the launch of its E3 advanced series hybrid cab/chassis, the culmination of a rigorous testing and validation program that follows the successful implementation of a pre-production E3 fleet in service in the greater Miami area.

Cascade Engineering Showcases Pink Carts for Breast Cancer Awareness at Waste Expo

Cascade Engineering’s Pink Cart is a new program developed in collaboration with the American Cancer Society that will enable households and businesses nationwide to make an important and visible demonstration of their support for the fight against breast cancer.

Wastequip Introduces its Grease Vault

Grease Vault is designed for secure storage and easy emptying of food grease.



GaiaRecycle Discusses Benefits of Onsite Food Waste Recycling

Attendees at the WasteExpo show can receive an up-close view of GaiaRecycle’s patented “double helix” shredder and blade technology, and learn how the company's systems accelerate the organic decomposition process based on drying, sterilizing and grinding mixed food scraps and organic waste.

Dredging Firm to Pay $105,000 Fine for Ocean Dumping Violations

A Salem, Mass., dredging company has agreed to pay a penalty of $105,000 to settle EPA claims that it improperly disposed of dredged sediments.

Waste Management to Develop New Organics Facility in Central Florida

Waste Management Inc. is developing a new organics facility in Apopka, Fla. The facility will process yard, food and clean wood waste to create value added soil amendments.

Waste Managment Adds Largest Composting Facility in the Eastern U.S. to Network of Organics Processing Facilities

This expansion of organic recycling services and products will be beneficial to the company's residential, commercial, and industrial customers seeking to convert their organic wastes into products such as compost, mulch, and organic soil amendment.

Shipping Conglomerate Concealed Pollution in Magic Pipe Case

Four corporations will pay a $1 million penalty and will be barred from doing business in the United States during a maximum of five years

CareFusion Acquires Pharmaceutical Waste Sorting System

The company says Pyxis EcoStation can help hospitals reduce cost and improve environmental compliance.

Burning trash in the backyard is illegal in many states.

Wisconsin DNR Reminds Residents of Trash Burning Rules

The state agency says that burning trash and landfilling or burning recyclable materials are prohibited by state law.

DOE Issues Draft RFP Seeking WIPP Contractor

The successful bidder will manage and operate the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, N.M.

Waste Facility Employees Get Probation, Fines for CWA Felonies

One vice president, an operations manager, and a lab manager at Ecological Systems were sentenced recently for intentionally discharging untreated wastewater and stormwater into the Indianapolis sewer system.

Veolia ES Earns LEED Certification for Landfill Building

The new building at Veolia's Evergreen Landfill in Valdosta, Ga., will be used as a scale house for weighing all waste streams entering the landfill and as an on-site administrative office.

Solid Waste Privatization Lowers Costs, NSWMA Says

A National Solid Waste Management Association study describes how cities can privatize their garbage collection, disposal, and recycling programs while protecting the environment and often while maintaining employment.

UniSea facility in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. NOAA photo.

Seafood Processor to Pay $1.9M for Ammonia Discharges

Unisea, which operates in Alaska, allegedly discharged ammonia and other pollutants into Unalaska waters from 2005 to 2008.

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