This Week in Waste: Top Stories from Dec. 4 - Dec. 7

This Week in Waste includes top stories covering route optimization, legal battles between landfills and neighbors, a new facility in Las Vegas, and more.

Gage Edwards, Content Producer

December 8, 2023

#5 - Collection Route Optimization Through Technology and Data

Running efficient collection routes saves money, time, and emissions, but it requires impeccable planning. Conor Riffle at Rubicon emphasizes the importance of efficient collection routes in saving money, time, and reducing emissions.

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#4 - Buckhorn Energy Disposal Services Heads to Court Following Landfill Traffic Complaints

Buckhorn Energy Disposal Services owns and operates a landfill situated north of the ranch. County Road 454 (CR 454) passes through the property, and landfill customers use CR 454 as one of three access routes to the landfill since its opening in 2013. The law requires an element of give-and-take between neighboring landowners and a degree of interference must be tolerated. Disputes between these parties end up in court because somebody believes that a deeply felt annoyance need not be endured.

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#3 - Republic Services Opens Polymer Center in Las Vegas

Republic Services has launched operations at its Polymer Center facility in Las Vegas. The new facility has the capacity to produce more than 100 million pounds of recycled plastic feedstock for use in sustainable packaging and other items, according to the company.

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#2 - Covanta Ends Long Beach Contract to Burn Waste for Power

Covanta is ending its contract to burn Long Beach, California’s waste to make power at Southeast Resource Recovery Facility (SERRF) three months early (effective early 2024).

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#1 - PlantSwitch Lands Millions to Advance PHA-like Polymer

PlantSwitch founders Dillon Baxter and Maxime Blandin are on a roll, having secured $19.5 million as of late November to advance their carbon-negative technology that makes biopolymers from agricultural waste.

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About the Author(s)

Gage Edwards

Content Producer, Waste360

Gage Edwards is a Content Producer at Waste360 and seasoned video editor.

Gage has spent the better part of 10 years creating content in various industries but mostly revolving around video games.

Gage loves video games, theme parks, and loathes littering.

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