Under China’s New Rules, U.S. Recycling Suffers


Some cities are closing recycling plants. Others are ending curbside pickup. For recycling to be sustainable, consumers must learn to sort their trash better. Ever since cities began offering curbside recycling programs, skeptics have joked about how it all ends up going to the same place as the garbage. In Franklin, N.H., that’s actually true. … More Under China’s New Rules, U.S. Recycling Suffers

Spotlight: Summary of Recent Solid Waste and Recycling Industry Reports


Over the past several months, a number of solid waste and recycling industry reports have been released from varied sources. In this post, WIH Resource Group combines highlights from all of them. Recent Forecast by the World Bank In late September, the World Bank Group released a report entitled “What a Waste 2.0: A Global … More Spotlight: Summary of Recent Solid Waste and Recycling Industry Reports

Why Some Landfills are Becoming Privatized, While Others Remain Public


Nearly half of landfills today are privately owned, with industry controlling 85 to 90 percent of permitted capacity. Increasingly, more municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are becoming privatized, now controlling the bulk of waste in the U.S. Today, about half of them are privately owned, with industry controlling 85 to 90 percent of permitted capacity, … More Why Some Landfills are Becoming Privatized, While Others Remain Public

The No. 1 Lifelong Habit Of Warren Buffett: The 5-Hour Rule


I remember the first time I heard that Warren Buffett spends 80 percent of his time reading and thinking, and has done so for his entire career. I was even more surprised by how Buffett’s long-term business partner describes his weekly schedule: You look at his schedule sometimes and there’s a haircut. Tuesday, haircut day. That’s what … More The No. 1 Lifelong Habit Of Warren Buffett: The 5-Hour Rule

Natural Gas Is Still the King of Alternative Fuels


The alternative power choice that has made the deepest inroads into trucking and will remain a key player for years to come is natural gas. Whether in its more popular compressed (CNG) or liquefied (LNG) form, natural gas is proving to have staying power, even in the face of reasonably low and fairly steady diesel … More Natural Gas Is Still the King of Alternative Fuels

Solid Waste Ratemaking: The Whys and How


Cost of service studies are an essential tool in managing a solid waste agency in these uncertain times. They provide opportunities for introduction of smart technologies, cost optimization, improved customer service and long-term financial planning. Doing more with less has become a mantra within public-sector agencies. As a result, managers and other decision makers face … More Solid Waste Ratemaking: The Whys and How