Waste360 Editorial Guidelines
Waste360 Editorial Guidelines

Do you want to write for Waste360? Here are the submission guidelines.

Do you want to write for Waste360? You've come to the right place. Please read these guidelines before submitting an article to Editorial Director Stefanie Valentic at [email protected]. To request the Waste360 2023 Editorial Calendar, please email Editorial Director Stefanie Valentic.


Waste360 is an editorially-driven daily news outlet covering a wide range of topics in the waste and recycling industry, including:

  • Business operations

  • Labor relations

  • Legal

  • Financials

  • Innovations

  • Legislation and regulation

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Collection and transfer (i.e. contracts, commercial, residential, transfer stations, waste reduction)

  • Energy (i.e. gas-to-energy, waste-to-energy, solar, operations)

  • Fleets and technology (i.e. automation, safety, fuel, trucks, route optimization)

  • Landfill (i.e. operations, closure, design and construction, emissions, equipment, leachate, nuisances)

  • Organics (i.e. anaerobic digestion, composting, food waste, yard waste)

  • Recycling (i.e. source separation; commodities pricing; MRFs; various materials like plastic, paper, glass and e-waste)

  • Sustainability

Code of Ethics

Waste360 is a non-partisan news publication that strives to uphold a free exchange of information as outlined in the Code of Ethics developed and maintained by the Society of Professional Journalists. https://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp. The editors reserve the right to refuse or remove the work of any contributor who does not practice an ethical approach to journalism.

Types of Content

Waste360 publishes content in a wide array of formats. Below are some of the types of content that we publish.

Analysis (see example here)

Summaries of studies and research reports (see example here)

Infographics (see example here)

Galleries (see example here)

Case studies (see example here)

Profiles (see example here)

Q&As (see example here)

Explainers (see example here)

News features and press releases (see example here)

Article Requirements

  • Write from an objective point of view. The information must be easy-to-understand and flow consistently throughout the article/story.

  • Articles should cater to Waste360's audience.

  • Articles should be at least 500 words. For longer features (3,000+ words), please consider splitting the article into two or three parts to make the content easier to digest.

  • Articles should include at least three sources, unless it’s a Q&A or profile. 

  • Articles should be original to the author and unpublished elsewhere. It must be exclusive to Waste360.

  • Include relevant article and study links within your text; we do not link back to a company’s website. Please note Waste360 will also add linkbacks to relevant articles on Waste360’s website.

  • Follow AP Style formatting and use industry-related terms.

  • All articles must undergo a reviewing, editing and approval process prior to publishing, which can take up to two weeks depending on editorial needs. 

  • Waste360 editors will deny any article that is inaccurate and/or plagiarized and reserves the right to refuse the future work of any author caught plagarizing.

In your submission, please include:

1.  The Article - Microsoft Word or PDF format.

2.  Photos - Hi-resolution (300 dpi) images, charts and graphs, as necessary. Please provide photo credit and caption, as needed.

3.  Author Information - Bio, headshot, contact information.

4.  Sources - Please include a list of sources and reference material you used for fact-checking purposes. All sources must be cited and credited within the article.

5.  Any notes about the timeliness of the article or how it should appear on the website (formatting, in a series, etc.)

Highlight Your Products and Services

If you wish to promote a product or service, Waste360 offers a sponsored content option that includes one *clearly indicated* sponsored content placement per newsletter issue. The elements of the placement are as follows:

Headline (10 words or less)

Body (50 words or less)

Call to action (2 to 3 words)

Thumbnail image (1540 x 800 pixels)

Please contact Peter Badeau at [email protected] to learn more about sponsored content.