• Households in suburbs of Atlanta are now participating in New York-based RecycleBank's rewards-for-recycling program. Phoenix-based Republic Services joined with RecycleBank to implement the program in 15,000 homes in Alpharetta, Ga., and 3,200 homes in Peachtree City, Ga. Republic provides single-stream recycling to the households. RecycleBank rewards households with points based on the amount they recycle, which can be redeemed at local retailers.

  • Houston-based Waste Management signed a 10-year contract with Georgia Power to supply the utility with electricity generated at the firm's Savannah, Ga., landfill. The contract is subject to approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission. The landfill gas-to-energy facility at the Superior Landfill and Recycling Center in Savannah, Ga., can produce 6.4 megawatts of electricity.

  • A landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project at WCA Waste's Oak Grove Landfill in Arcadia, Kan., began operations in March. WCA Waste developed the LFGTE facility with Matthews, N.C.-based Enerdyne Power Systems. The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities purchases all of the 1.6 megawatts of electricity generated by the project. The facility produces enough electricity to power approximately 1,000 households.