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10 Things You Need to Know for the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (September 16, 2014)

10 Things You Need to Know for the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (September 16, 2014)

  1. 18 lawmakers oppose composting plant “Eighteen state lawmakers have jointly called for denial of a permit renewal needed by an industrial-scale composting plant near the Port of Wilmington, citing chronic, foul odors that have victimized residents over a wide area. The appeal to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control arrived on the final day of public comment for continuation of a state approval issued for Peninsula Compost LLC's Wilmington Organics Recycling Center, off Christiana Avenue near Terminal Avenue and the port.” (Delaware Online)
  2. Multi-Municipal composting facility expected to open Nov. 1 “The Multi-Municipal Compost Processing Board met Sept. 8 at the Middle Smithfield Township building to discuss the progress on the planned Oak Grove Compost Facility. The meeting was attended by representatives of Lehman, Smithfield and Middle Smithfield townships along with Pat Calpin, director of Engineering for Boucher & James Inc. Consulting Engineers of Stroudsburg and state Department of Environmental Protection's Mike Gable of the Environmental Resources Department.” (Pocono Record)
  3. Bangor-area landfill plans are sign that towns are preparing for changed trash landscape “Mainers have a well-earned reputation for being prepared and planning ahead. Maine towns act the same way, and that is exactly what the Municipal Review Committee is doing as we plan a new integrated solid waste management system for our region.” (Bangor Daily News)
  4. Tompkins County's Composting Program Expands “If you wish you could do more to reduce your waste, but you don’t have the space or time for composting your own food scraps, Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division can help. Over the past two years, the Solid Waste Division has been rolling out programs—including curbside pickup and community drop spots—that can help make composting accessible to everyone.” (
  5. Ashland waste disposal plant to get upgrades “Terrebonne Parish will replace the scale and administration building at the Ashland solid waste facility. Updating and flood-proofing the complex allows the waste disposal during normal operations as well as during disaster cleanup to flow more smoothly and effectively, officials said. The scales currently in use at the facility are old and cause constant problems.” (
  6. Fans receive free Royals tickets for recycling old cellphones “Fans received free Royals tickets for recycling their old cellphones Friday. Royals players helped event organizers hand out the tickets at the Sprint store in Kansas City, Kan. Jeremy Gutherie and Slugger showed up to sign autographs and meet fans. It’s part of a campaign to give fans an easy option for recycling.” (
  7. Man must repay $4,430 to recycling company for theft “A man from Fithian who admitted stealing copper from a recycling business has been ordered to repay the business $4,430. Sean Schnepper, 25, who also listed an address in the 2800 block of Concord in Urbana, pleaded guilty earlier this week before Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis to theft. He admitted that on or before March 2, 2013, he stole copper tubing and wire from Marco Steel in Champaign, a recycling company where he was employed.” (The News-Gazette)
  8. Slow Progress Seen in City Recycling Program “It appears little has changed since the Oglebay Institute's Schrader Environmental Center issued a less-than-flattering report on Wheeling's municipal recycling program more than six years ago.” (The Intelligencer Wheeling News-Register)
  9. Vermonters Embrace New Paintcare Recycling Program “Since starting in May 2014, the Vermont Paint Stewardship program has collected and recycled more than 38,000 gallons of leftover commercial and household paint. Vermont is the fourth state to enact the growing PaintCare program. ‘Vermonters have always led the way in environmental programs. It’s great to see Vermont’s citizens and local businesses truly embracing the PaintCare program. In our first few months, we have already collected 36% of our goal for the entire first year.’ Says PaintCare’s Vermont Program Manager, John Hurd.” (
  10. GA Telesis joins recycling association “MRO and component supplier GA Telesis has become the 68th member of the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association.GA Telesis joins ranks with firms from across the aircraft supply chain including Alcoa, Boeing, Bombardier, Honeywell and KLM UK Engineering.” (MRO Network)
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