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Arlene Karidis | Waste 360

Single stream recycling systems struggle with high contamination rates. As this system makes it easier to dispose of waste, more material ends up in bins than belongs in them, with contamination rates climbing as high as 30 to 40 percent. more

Nov 12, 2016 12:00 AM News

Growing concern over environmental impact to waterways, and over substance abuse, has spurred initiatives to more safely and securely manage household pharmaceutical waste. more

Oct 30, 2016 12:00 AM News

Debate remains on whether single stream or dual stream recycling is the best method for residential curbside collection. more

Sep 22, 2016 6:00 PM News

The plastics and solid waste and recycling industries have joined forces to devise best practices. more

Sep 21, 2016 5:40 PM News

Recycling of old corrugated cardboard (OCC) remains wildly popular. Recovery rates reached a record high of 92.9 percent in 2015, up from 54.5 percent in 1993, according to the organization Paper Recycles. more

Sep 17, 2016 2:50 PM Features

Landfill owners are joining the growing alternative fuel movement by using compressed natural gas to run their heavy-duty trucks. more

Sep 15, 2016 8:30 AM News

Single stream recycling processes present unique challenges to glass recovery. But some recyclers have found a way to turn this negative into a positive. more

Sep 12, 2016 8:30 AM News

Recycling a ton of glass saves over a ton of natural resources; every 10 percent of cullet used in manufacturing translates to about 3 percent less energy cost. more

Aug 22, 2016 8:05 AM Features

Plastics continue to flood the waste stream, yet not nearly enough is returned to manufacturers for them to crank out their products at capacity. Instead, volumes of the would-be valuable commodity are stockpiling at landfills. more

Aug 12, 2016 8:36 AM Features

The commodities slump is nearly four years running, with devalued materials from weak demand and low oil costs taking their toll on recyclables markets. And this is happening while contamination continues to plague recycling streams. more

Aug 8, 2016 5:26 PM Features

Technology company Aqua Metals launched a lead-acid battery recycling plant in McCarran, Nev. today that the Alameda, Calif.-based company says will revolutionize how lead from batteries is processed. more

Aug 5, 2016 9:13 AM Features

Glass recovery is a tricky process since recovery technologies can break glass. But some recyclers have found a solution: clean it, crush it even more, and sell their final output, cullet, to manufacturers who turn it into fiberglass insulation. more

Jul 26, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Through the now three-year-old program, Tempe collects yard waste, turns it into compost and gives it away to residents, 10 surrounding cities and industry and government organizations. more

Jul 8, 2016 1:22 PM

When Houston-based Cherry Cos. started in the construction and demolition business decades ago, wasted concrete was a problem. It paid steep tipping fees to bury the massive tonnage they tore up daily. Things have changed. more

Jun 16, 2016 6:49 PM Features

No one underestimates Americans’ desire to recycle. A survey revealed that 76 percent of respondents said they make an effort to do it. What remains a challenge, however, is Americans’ ability to recycle correctly. more

May 24, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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