The Heap

Up, Up and Away: The Rising Prices of Raw Materials

Filling up the gas tank for the Memorial Day weekend getaway serves as a powerful (and painful) reminder of how much commodity prices have soared in recent months. The Waste Equipment Equipment Technology Association (WASTEC) has produced a three-page "issue bulletin" that summarizes the trends and looks at the effects on both manufacturers and haulers. To download a copy of the bulletin, visit and click on the "WASTEC Issues Bulletin on Materials Cost Increases" link on the right-hand side of the page.

And from all of us here at Waste Age, have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.