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.
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.
The agreement would resolve allegations in a lawsuit the United States and Indiana filed in September 2009, alleging violations of its Clean Water Act discharge permits.
Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the law would add a new category of "restricted electronic waste" that cannot be exported from the United States to developing nations, such as Ghana.
A laser-induced fluorescence tool may help map denser than water contaminants such as trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene.
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.
EPA alleges that during 2007 and 2008, the facility processed lead in quantities that exceeded the reporting thresholds for lead and failed to file the required Toxic Release Inventory reports.
American Public Works Association and Solid Waste Association of North America cooperate by holding conferences in same city.
According to EPA, many municipalities’ stormwater management plans are out of date and have not been fully implemented, and permits don’t always contain clear milestones to ensure that water quality standards would be met.
Boy Scouts are gathered in Fort A.P. Hill, Va., for their annual Jamboree, where Allied Waste has placed 450 trash and recycling bins to manage the cleanup.
The revised regulation requires CAFOs that discharge to seek coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.
Low-cost canine method could replace DNA-based technique.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds helped to speed DOE's project to remove about 2,300 cubic feet of radioactive waste from California.
After four years of public input, Kansas City has a plan that is expected to eliminate unauthorized sewage overflows.
Ruling forces the California county to limit landfill use by municipalities outside of the county.
Annual Waste Expo provides venue for the latest technologies and applications
EPA says United Parcel Service agreed to pay the civil penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste management rules at a Lenexa, Kan., freight facility.
Agency will assess environmental impacts related to a revised petition from Hawaiian Waste Systems LLC to move garbage destined for a landfill in Washington.
Agency works with mountaintop mining companies to ensure compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.