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10 Things You Need to Know For the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (June 5, 2014)

10 Things You Need to Know For the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (June 5, 2014)


  1. Landfill allows Hurricane to take MCHM samples “The landfill that accepted 228 tons of Freedom Industries wastewater mixed with sawdust has dropped its opposition to the city of Hurricane’s investigation, according to a lawyer for the city. Mike Callaghan, the attorney representing Hurricane in the lawsuit in Putnam Circuit Court, said the Disposal Service landfill has allowed the city to sample its property for the chemically contaminated material, which was generated from the Freedom Industries site cleanup and dumped at the landfill from Feb. 25 until March 13.” (
  2. Computer E-Waste Could Reach 1bn PCs by 2020 “Computer recycling capacity will need to be able to cope with more than a billion PCs by 2020, according to research published in the International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management. As access to technology increases in the developing world, the problem of recycling and disposal of desktop and notebook computers rises, too.” (Environmental Leader)
  3. Groups wants ODNR to cancel permits for 23 disposal facilities “The FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP), a grassroots non-profit water protection organization, today demanded that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) cancel the temporary authorizations issued for at least 23 toxic and radioactive fracking waste facilities in Ohio. The facilities granted Chief’s Orders to operate include open pit frack waste storage, water separation and recycling systems, radioactive “downblending” facilities, and unregulated and unmonitored dumps.” (
  4. Vancouver’s experimental cigarette-recycling program backfires “Vancouver’s experimental cigarette-recycling program has backfired. In November of last year, the city installed 110 cigarette-butt receptacles in several downtown locations. But the move produced unintended consequences, prompting Vancouver Coastal Health officials to bring them to the city’s attention.” (
  5. Spokane Valley won’t join regional waste system “After years of discussions and negotiations over regional garbage disposal, Spokane Valley is going its own way and a handful of other cities appear poised to follow. Valley leaders decided unanimously this week to contract with Sunshine Disposal & Recycling to handle transfer and disposal of the estimated 45,000 tons of garbage collected throughout the city each year instead of joining the regional system envisioned by Spokane County.” (The Spokesman-Review)
  6. Judge's ruling allows county to move forward with solid waste contract “A trash service contract for unincorporated Valencia County got the green light from a district court judge last week when the county's award of a contract to Waste Management was affirmed. On May 27, 13th Judicial District Court Judge Violet Otero's order was filed, bringing a 1 1/2 year of waiting to a close.” (
  7. Owners of Tippecanoe Waste Removal file for bankruptcy “Former customers and other creditors of Tippecanoe Waste Removal Inc. received notice this week that the company owners, Kurt and Melissa Kanable, have filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy. The couple, and the company also are defendants in a civil suit filed Jan. 30 by the attorney general’s office that alleges they violated Indiana’s deceptive consumer sales act.” (
  8. Recycling the only solution to South Africa's landfill shortage “South Africa’s landfills are rapidly running out of space and the only solution is recycling. With 108 million tonnes of waste generated by South Africans each year, the only way to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills is to re-use or recycle the waste generated. The National Waste Management Strategy developed by the Department of Environmental Affairs is aiming to ensure all metropolitan municipalities, secondary cities and large towns have initiated separation-at-source programmes by 2016.” (
  9. Board to speak out on landfill permit delay “The wait for a state permit to build a new trash-collecting cell at the Lyon County sanitary landfill has been a long one. If it goes on much longer, it could jeopardize construction or leave the region looking for another place to send its waste, Lyon County commissioners learned on Tuesday. The news spurred commissioners to put off awarding bids for part of the construction and instead call for a meeting with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency officials.” (Marshall Independent)
  10. DEP orders Wayne Co. couple to stop burning solid waste “The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has ordered a Wayne County couple to stop dumping and burning massive amounts of solid waste at their summer camp property in Preston Township, Wayne County. Daniel and Anne Gould own Independent Lake Camp at 70 Clark Road, in Thompson, where a pile of trash is smoldering.” (Pocono Record)
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