Sixteen people received prison terms last year for major waste offenses, roughly three times more than in 2008. Fines and asset forfeitures also rose.
San Joaquin Valley landfill to spend $3.8 million to resolve Clean Air Act violations
Research from North Carolina State University shows that so-called biodegradable products are likely doing more harm than good in landfills, because they are releasing a powerful greenhouse gas as they break down.
The state agency says that burning trash and landfilling or burning recyclable materials are prohibited by state law.
The funds will go toward improving water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure as well as watershed, landfill, and recycling projects.
The Santa Barbara County toxic dump site and facility collected more than 5 billion pounds of waste during its 16-year service life.
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.
Silicon Valley Power has signed a long-term power purchase agreement to purchase the renewable energy captured from Republic Services’ Vasco Road Landfill in Livermore, Calif.
The landfill is a 190-acre facility located in Monterey Park, Calif., about 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
The project, slated to commence operation in early summer 2011, will have the initial capacity to generate 42,000 megawatt hours of electricity per year, enough to power 2,800 homes.
International Paper and Mississippi River Pulp turn Starbucks Coffee cups into fiber suitable for use in new cups.
Amid concerns of dangerously elevated lead levels in the reusable grocery bags many earth-conscious consumers have been using for several years, the Earthwise Bag Company Inc. and the Green Bag Company Inc. announced that regular, independent testing has confirmed their reusable grocery bags have consistently met federal standards.
The Institution Recycling Network has teamed with the Deconstruction & Reuse Network to expand its capabilities to facilitate reuse of surplus property in California.
Alion will conduct research on human pollutant exposures while Tetra Tech will support the federal agency's landfill methane outreach program.
Applicants have until Jan. 8, 2011 to submit their proposals.
The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reports that 19 solid waste collection workers died on the job in 2009, down from 31 fatalities in 2008.
Working with local thrift stores and businesses, the company recovers millions of pounds of textiles for reuse in developing countries and as industrial rags.
EPA estimates that most post-consumer textile waste is recyclable.
The owners of Middlesex County and Edgeboro landfills in New Jersey agreed to enhance environmental controls and conduct regular monitoring in a settlement this week.
The agreement has set a 1-million home goal for increasing curbside recycling levels.