• Boston-based Converted Organics says the processing capacity of its Woodbridge, N.J., composting plant will increase by 75 percent by the end of March. The plant processes food waste into organic fertilizer. The plant currently processes about 100 tons of food waste per week. By the end of March, the facility will process about 175 tons per week, according to the company.

  • The Union County (N.J.) Utilities Authority was awarded a Silver MERCURY Award in the Public Awareness Video category for its educational video, "It's Not Waste if It's Energy," explaining the benefits of waste-to-energy technology. Established in 1987, the MERCURY Awards recognize excellence, imagination and innovation in public relations. The video can be viewed on the UCUA Web site at www.ucua.org.