Rather than having recyclables trucked off, the City Council voted to negotiate an agreement with Recycle Ann Arbor to rebuild and operate the shuttered MRF.
The MRF was idled in 2015 after the Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency began a contract that shipped recyclables 65 miles away.
Opposing groups, however, insist the city should fix and reopen its existing MRF rather than haul recyclables more than 60 miles away.
The Waste360 40 Under 40 award winner discusses how she’s helped Recology negotiate and close acquisitions and what goals Recology is working to achieve.
Balcones Resources and Sedona Recycles received certifications for taking the extra steps to collect and clean up glass.
The researchers are using $2.5 million in funding to develop robotics technology that could help make recycling facilities safer, cleaner and more efficient.
The waste and recycling industry saw an increased rate of 5.5 from 5.0 and a similar increase in solid waste collections from 5.0 to 5.5.
Awards in five categories were given to companies that have made substantial contributions to American recycling.
October 2019 saw the lowest number of reported fires since October 2016.
The AI-powered robotic sorters increase recovery of recycled materials.