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.
American Public Works Association and Solid Waste Association of North America cooperate by holding conferences in same city.
A former landfill near South Lake Tahoe, Calif., is releasing volatile organic compounds into Saxon Creek and the county and the Forest Service will be monitoring area groundwater and considering possible solutions.
MEGTEC and HAASE Energietechnik AG provide VOCSIDIZER technology to help the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority meet low odor control limits.
The proposed rules, which also cover confidential business information, would require underground coal mines, industrial wastewater treatment systems, industrial waste landfills and magnesium production facilities to report their GHG emissions by the end of March 2012.
Broward County and Hillsborough County changed two Superfund sites into a wide-ranging outdoor activities park and a multipurpose waste collection center and model airplane park, respectively.
New uses answer consumer demand and prevents buildup of plastic waste in landfills, the company says.
Fredericton Region Solid Waste Commission has registered VER+ offset credits, which allows the organization to sell verified greenhouse gas emission credits.
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.