This Week in Waste: Top Stories June 3 – June 6, 2024

This Week in Waste features the top stories from the waste industry. Readers flocked to stories about recycling contamination and huge acquisition news this week.

June 7, 2024

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#5 - Vocational Trucks and Equipment (VTE) Announce Acquisition of Enviro-Clean Equipment

Vocational Trucks and Equipment (VTE) today announced the acquisition of Enviro-Clean Equipment, one of the Northwest’s most recognized dealers of environmental equipment.

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#4 - Paper and Pulp Waste Takes on Role in Carbon Conversion to Make New Products

Researchers at McGill University in Quebec, Canada are using pulp and paper manufacturing waste to facilitate carbon conversion to be able to make green products. Feeding pulp and paper into their process substantially lessens the energy that would otherwise be required, they say.

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#3 - Miami-Dade County Introduces Fees for Unresolved Contamination in Resident’s Recycling Bins

Residents in Miami-Dade County will be under stricter rules for recycling as the Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management looks to combat contamination.

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#2 - How Greensboro, NC Cut Recycling Contamination Nearly 40 Percent in a Few Years

Greensboro, North Carolina’s waste reduction supervisor Tori Carle Emerson was in for a shock when she saw the telling results of a recent recycling characterization study.

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#1 - WM to Acquire Medical Waste Services Provider Stericycle for $7.2 Billion

Houston-based WM (formerly Waste Management) has announced the purchase of Illinois medical waste services provider Stericycle. The move allows WM to offer its customers more comprehensive solutions, leveraging its focus on logistics and technology-enabled cost optimization.

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