Environmental Protection

Waste Transportation


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.

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.

Evansville, Ind., to Fix Sewage Overflows, Pay $490,000 in Fines in Clean Water Act Settlement

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.

E-waste dumping in Ghana

Reps. Green and Thompson Introduce E-Waste Export Bill

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.

Fewer Worker Deaths in Solid Waste Industry, DOL Says

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.

AMEC and Dakota Technologies Work on Groundwater Contaminant Detection

A laser-induced fluorescence tool may help map denser than water contaminants such as trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene.

Maxima Technologies & Systems Settles Alleged EPCRA Violations

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.

APWA, SWANA Co-locate Annual Conferences in Boston

American Public Works Association and Solid Waste Association of North America cooperate by holding conferences in same city.



New Stormwater Management Guide to Benefit Chesapeake Bay

According to EPA, many municipalities’ stormwater management plans are out of date and have not been fully implemented, and permits don’t always contain clear milestones to ensure that water quality standards would be met.

Allied Waste to pick up and recycle trash from Boy Scout Jamboree

Allied Prepares to Collect Estimated 900 Tons of Boy Scouts' Trash

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.

Agency Offers Guidance on Implementing CAFO Rule

The revised regulation requires CAFOs that discharge to seek coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.

WERF Study Uses Dogs to Find Fecal Contamination in Storm Drains

Low-cost canine method could replace DNA-based technique.

DOE Completes Vallecitos Nuclear Center Cleanup

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds helped to speed DOE's project to remove about 2,300 cubic feet of radioactive waste from California.

Kansas City, Mo., to Spend $2.5 B over 25 Years to Stop Overflows

After four years of public input, Kansas City has a plan that is expected to eliminate unauthorized sewage overflows.

Superior Court Judge Upholds Limits on Solano County Landfill Use

Ruling forces the California county to limit landfill use by municipalities outside of the county.

Wastequip Showcases Latest Trends in Handling, Recycling

Annual Waste Expo provides venue for the latest technologies and applications

UPS to Pay $53,931 in RCRA Settlement

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.

USDA Seeks Comment on Transport of Garbage from Hawaii

Agency will assess environmental impacts related to a revised petition from Hawaiian Waste Systems LLC to move garbage destined for a landfill in Washington.

EPA Confirms Permit for Hobet 45 Mine; Halts Work on Spruce No. 1

Agency works with mountaintop mining companies to ensure compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.

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