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
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
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
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
Plastic roads are said to be 60% stronger than traditional roads, and lab tests project these roads may last up to three times longer. … More Can Plastic Roads Curb Part of the Waste Epidemic?
The news doesn’t appear to be good for the recycling industry. The front page of the Business & Finance section of the May 14, 2018, issue of the Wall Street Journal carried the headline, “Recycling Firms Hit by Crushing Economics,” and wrote in a sub-headline, “plunging prices for scrap paper, plastics prompt cities to send some … More Recycling is Big Business, but is it Profitable?
M&A Valuations for Solid Waste & Recycling Businesses … More M&A Valuations for Solid Waste & Recycling Businesses