How Banning Food Waste from Landfills Affects the Industry


As a way to reduce the amount of waste sent to its landfills, Maine legislators have begun looking for ways to require composting for food and other organic wastes. Originally included in LD 1578, sponsored by Sen. Tom Saviello, (R-Wilton), a mandate required those producing more than one ton of food waste to divert it from … More How Banning Food Waste from Landfills Affects the Industry

Five Commandments for Down Recycling Commodity Markets


The accumulated wisdom of scrap recycling veterans leads to five important rules to help cope with difficult market conditions. By Brian Taylor, Editor – Recycling Today       Illustration: Matt Collins   Scrap recycling company owners and managers live in a workday world in which changes can occur suddenly or, conversely, in which a … More Five Commandments for Down Recycling Commodity Markets

List of Top Waste Management Twitter Users


A&WMA @AirandWaste The Air & Waste Management Association is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of environmental professionals in 65 countries. Amy Marpman @AmyMarpman Director of Sustainability @RTSBulk. Continually exploring ways to take recycling beyond the blue bin. Barry Caldwell @barryhcaldwell At Waste Management. Love talkin trash, politics, policy and community. Love my family too. Views my … More List of Top Waste Management Twitter Users

What the Tax Credit Extension Means for the Waste Industry’s Conversion to CNG


The waste and recycling industry may move more aggressively into compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks, now that federal tax credits for initiatives including alternative fuels have been officially extended by Congress and President Obama. Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (PATH) Dec. 18. The PATH Act includes a broad range of tax … More What the Tax Credit Extension Means for the Waste Industry’s Conversion to CNG