Mallory Szczepanski | Waste 360

Landfill operators are constantly looking for new ways to prevent leachate generation at their facilities, especially since the cost of leachate treatment at public-owned treatment works is on the rise. more

Jul 24, 2017 12:00 AM News

The scene is like what you’d see in most any materials recycling facility (MRF): A stream of recyclables comes barreling down a conveyer belt to be separated and diverted to the proper processing areas before being baled and shipped. more

Jun 13, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Hilton has partnered with Global Sustainable Solutions to launch its Mattress Recycling Initiative and ORCA, a subsidiary of Totally Green Inc., to add food waste disposal systems to a number of its hotels. more

Mar 16, 2017 12:00 AM News

Samsung and waste management companies are facing the challenge of safely disposing or recycling the massive amount of e-waste caused by the recall. more

Nov 19, 2016 12:00 AM News



Hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters can have a major impact on the waste and recycling industry. And while industry members can prepare in advance for some natural disasters, others arise unexpectedly and require on-your-feet thinking. more

Oct 14, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Not long into the new year, the industry saw big news: The solid waste industry's No. 3 and No. 4 haulers, Waste Connections and Progressive Waste Solutions, had struck a deal to merge to form a company with more than $4 billion in annual revenue. more

Sep 29, 2016 3:13 PM News

Members of the waste and recycling industry have had their ups and downs with mixed waste processing, but has it finally seen the end of its life? more

Sep 6, 2016 8:13 PM Features

Members of the waste and recycling industry have had their ups and downs with mixed waste processing, but has it finally seen the end of its life? more

Aug 22, 2016 8:21 AM Features

While there are some similarities between recycling materials domestically and internationally, there are also many differences between the two. more

Aug 17, 2016 12:00 AM Features

In New York City, there are three solid waste streams: refuse, paper recycling and metal/glass/plastic recycling, which only capture approximately 44 percent of the city’s recyclable material. more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Features

OSHA teamed up with the NWRA and Republic Services to discuss issues of heat-related illness and injuries in the waste and recycling industry. more

Jun 29, 2016 12:45 PM Features

A debate has emerged in New York City regarding the safety of commercial haulers. Both sides say they ultimately have the same goal: to improve safety in the waste and recycling industry and to remove the industry from the most dangerous jobs list. more

Jun 25, 2016 2:13 PM News

The recycling industry is in an ongoing battle with the decrease in commodities prices and improper disposal, but the growing sector of e-waste recycling is especially difficult to manage. more

Jun 8, 2016 2:21 PM Features

WasteExpo 2016 started off with a bang on Monday as attendees flocked to 25 different sessions and panels and the fourth annual Investor Summit. more

Jun 8, 2016 12:03 PM Features

Paper and plastic recyclables make up a large portion of recycling programs, and lately those in the recycling industry have been forced to come up with new ways to handle their recyclables that aren’t able to be exported. more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM News

Big Data has been present in industries like education, banking, government, retail and healthcare since the early 2000s. And now it’s making its way into the waste and recycling industry. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Aqua Metals has partnered with Dallas-based automotive battery distributor Interstate Batteries to open the world’s first AquaRefinery, which will help reinvent the process for recycling lead-acid batteries. more

May 31, 2016 12:00 AM Features

While waste management and recycling are global efforts, some areas in the world are ahead of others in setting the tone for the future of the waste and recycling industry. more

May 30, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) has teamed up with leaders in the beverage, glass processing and recycling industries to assemble a group of organizations to create the U.S. Glass Recycling Coalition. more

May 18, 2016 12:00 AM Features


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The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is a trade association that has been representing the leading food, beverage and consumer product companies in the U.S. for more than 100 years, and it notably uses storytelling to promote sustainability. more

Apr 18, 2016 7:00 AM Features