July 16, 2001 Issue

The Waste Age Wire is an e-mail newsletter from the Waste Age magazine staff, designed to provide you with a quick view of news, events and upcoming magazine topics. For in-depth news coverage, visit WasteAge.Com.


Opinion Poll


- Waste Management Named a Top Stock Pick

- Support Builds to Change EPA Status

- EPA Approves Engelhard Technology for Diesel Program

- Seattle Launches Clean Diesel Partnership

- Environmental Group Warns Congress on Superfund Expenses

NewsBriefs: Acquisition, Awards, Certification, etc.


Highlights from Waste Age's July issue

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Illegal dumping is a problem within my community:

a) yes; b) no; c) other

E-mail your comments to bwolpin@primediabusiness.com.

Comments are subject to publication. Please include your name, city, state and company.


Waste brokers, the "middle-men" between generators and haulers, represent:

You said: 25 percent, a good opportunity for haulers to increase their business; 25 percent, a threat to haulers' businesses; 50 percent, other

"Waste Brokers represent both an opportunity as well as a threat for local and regional hauling companies. Brokers have a reputation for demanding free months, dictating terms and conditions, paying late or never paying at all … On the other hand a well-run broker that pays [his] bills on time is a tremendous opportunity for haulers. Through such brokers, haulers have access to a set of customers that make buying decisions outside of a particular haulers’ service area."

— Robert Neeser


Waste Management Named a Top Stock Pick

New York — Waste Management Inc., Houston, was named one of Salomon Smith Barney's "Ten+ Exceptional Names" list of top stock picks for the year.

Support Builds to Change EPA Status

Washington, D.C. — President George W. Bush is supporting legislation that would make U.S. EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman, a Cabinet secretary. The legislation, proposed by Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-N.Y., also would rename the EPA the Department of Environmental Protection. Bush says he will support the legislation if it is passed in Congress.

EPA Approves Engelhard Technology for Diesel Program

Iselin, N.J. — The EPA has approved Engelhard Corp.'s emission-control technology for its voluntary diesel retrofit program. The company's catalytic particulate filter will be used in all heavy duty diesel engines in conjunction with ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel.

Seattle Launches Clean Diesel Partnership

Seattle — Seattle has created a citywide partnership that aims to use clean diesel technology to cut emissions from heavy duty vehicles. The voluntary anti-pollution effort, headed by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, the city of Seattle, King County and the EPA also includes refuse haulers and companies such as Cummins Inc. and Detroit Diesel Corp.

Environmental Group Warns Congress on Superfund Expenses

Washington, D.C. — Resources for the Future, a Washington, D.C.-based environmental think tank, has released a report to Congress warning that government costs for cleaning up Superfund sites are expected to exceed the money available in the fund. The report estimated that the government will spend $14 billion to $16.4 billion between 2000 and 2009 on Superfund programs, with annual costs between $1.3 billion and $1.7 billion. The Superfund program currently has approximately $650 million, but this money could run out by 2002, the report says.

NEWSBRIEFS: Acquisition, Awards, Certification, etc.


- Resource Conversion Systems Inc., Houston, has acquired Granville Composite Products, Dorval, Quebec, which reclaims plastic materials used to manufacture finished goods.


–Montenay Power, Miami, has received an Outstanding Performance Award from the Council of Sustainable Florida.

- The Palm Beach Fla. County Solid Waste Authority, City of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority have received the Outstanding Urban County and City award from the Recycle Florida Today Annual Conference, St. Petersburg Beach, Fla.


- Hendrickson International’s Auxiliary Axle Systems division has received the QS-9000 certification.


- Severn Trent Services Inc., Ft. Washington, Pa., was awarded a $9 million filtration project in Jefferson County, Ala.


August 20-22, 2001

Environmental Challenges at Federal Facilities: Past, Present and Future Tampa, Fla. Sponsored by the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO). Contact: Dania Rodriguez, ASTSWMO, by Friday, July 20. Phone: (202) 624-5973. E-mail: daniar@sso.org. Website: www.astswmo.org.

September 3-6, 2001

ISWA 2001 International Waste Congress

Stavanger, Norway. Register by July 15, 2001. Contact: International Solid Waste Association. E-mail: iswa@stavanger-forum.no. Website: www.stavanger-forum.no/iswa2001.

September 12-13, 2001

North Dakota Solid Waste &Recycling Symposium

Grand Forks, N.D. Contact: Angela Schneider. Phone: (701) 298-6944. E-mail: jschneider@ci.fargo.nd.us.

September 14, 2001

National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) Maryland/Delaware Chapter Golf Tournament.

White Hall, Md. Contact: Cathy Maimon, meetings department. Phone toll-free: (800) 424-2869.

September 25-26, 2001

ASTM Training Course, Phase II Environmental Site Assessments

Baltimore, Md. Contact: Eileen Finn, ASTM, West Conshohocken, Pa. Phone: (610) 832-9686. Fax: (610) 832-9668. Website: www.astm.org.

September 25-27, 2001

International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition

Louisville, Ky. Contact: Paula Miller. Phone: (312) 321-1470. Website: www.icuee.com.

September 26-28, 2001

National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) Heartland Chapter Annual Meeting

Contact: Cathy Maimon, meetings department. Phone toll-free: (800) 424-2869.

September 30-October 3, 2001

20th Annual National Recycling Congress (NRC) and Exposition

Seattle. Register online at NRC’s website: www.nrc-recycle.org.

October 1-5, 2001

Waste Management and Landfill Symposium

Sardinia, Italy. Contact: EuroWaste Srl, Via Altinate 96, 35121, Padova, Italy. Phone: 39-049-663860. Fax: 39-049-663960. E-mail: eurowaste@tin.it.



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Business Briefs:

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- Proposed Highway Safety Rule Gets Tough on Commercial Drivers

- Balefill's Future Remains Uncertain

- Newsbriefs: Acquisitions, Awards, Fiscal, etc.


- Circular File: Less Mowing, Less Waste, by Chaz Miller

- Legal: Self-Haul Ban Upheld, by Barry Shanoff

- Profiles in Garbage: High-Density Polyethylene, by Chaz Miller

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