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This Week in Waste: Top Stories May 8 - May 11, 2023

Video-This Week in Waste: Top Stories May 8 - May 11, 2023

We're a week removed from WasteExpo and with a ton of great conversations happening at the event, it's no surprise that WasteExpo appears in the Top 5 video multiple times.

#5 - Understanding Scope 3 Emissions in the Waste Industry

WasteExpo featured tons of various panels that addressed ongoing issues and hurdles within the waste industry and the Track Emissions to Help Combat Climate Change panel was no different.

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#4 - NYC Proposes Mandatory Curbside Compost Collections with Food Scraps Option

New York City residents will be required to set out yard waste for collection if a proposed rule is signed into law, which would also allow for food scraps and food-soiled paper to be separated and set at curbside on a voluntary basis or be commingled with yard waste.

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#3 - The State of Waste and Recycling: Strong Pricing, Key Trends at WasteExpo 2023

WasteExpo 2023 was held in New Orleans from May 1 through May 4. The show was very well attended with more than 13,000 attendees and 500 exhibitors. In this edition of the Business Report, we highlight the insights we gleaned from informative education sessions as well as from participants on the show floor on key areas of interest to the solid waste industry.

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#2 - May Fire Report: Lithium-ion Battery Fires Are Everywhere

In this month’s column, Ryan Fogelman highlights recent fire data as well as provide highlights from my education session on fire safety at WasteExpo 2023.

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#1 - Did the City of Fort Smith, Ark. Mislead Residents By Diverting Recyclables to Landfill?

Fort Smith is the third largest city in Arkansas. For years, the city’s service provider did not charge the city to accept and process recyclables. In 2014, when its contract with the city expired, the company proposed a $35 per-ton processing fee to continue the service. The city opted not renew the contract, thus beginning a time when the city simply diverted recyclables to a landfill.

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