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PHGE Large Frame Gassiciation Plant

Waste-to-Energy Plant to Cut Carbon Footprint, Create New Revenue Stream

A waste-to-energy plant built by PHG Energy will reduce a Sevier Solid Waste facility’s carbon footprint by more than 450 tons of CO2 emissions annually, according to EPA calculators. Sevier Solid Waste in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee engaged PHG Energy to build the biomass gasification plant capable of cleanly converting more … Read more »

Cox Recycles 1,000 Tons at HQ Campus

Cox Enterprises’ Atlanta headquarters recycling program has led to more than 1,000 tons of materials being reused or diverted from landfills since 2006. Additionally, the company has composted more than 20 tons of food waste and materials from a campus cafeteria since 2014, resulting in nearly a 75 percent diversion … Read more »

Recycling Facility to Co-Digest Organics, Biosolids

Biosolids company NuTerra has broken ground on an organics recycling facility in Haines, City, Florida, that will turn the waste into compost for lawns, athletic fields, golf courses and agriculture. Waste Management World reports phase one of the project began in 2012 with a Class AA/EQ product by upgrading wastewater … Read more »

Agri-Food Recycler Helps Supermarket Chain Divert Organic Waste

Supermarket chain Hy-Vee has partnered with agri-food recycler Sanimax to help all 25 of Nebraska stores divert organic waste from landfills. Nebraska Hy-Vee stores will divert excess fruits and vegetables, bakery products, solid dairy products and floral clippings and the Sanimax system will then turn the food waste into compost, … Read more »

Legacy fabric buildings

Fabric Buildings Double Composting Facility’s Capacity

Legacy Building Solutions has installed three of its tension fabric buildings at a composting facility in Florida as part of an expansion project that will double the operation’s production capacity for recycling biosolids and yard waste. The fabric buildings at the Lee County Composting Facility (LCCF) in Felda, Florida are … Read more »

Otto 25-gallon Edge

Otto Adds 25-Gallon Food Waste Cart to Edge Product Line

Otto Environmental Systems North America has launched a 25-gallon, two-wheel residential food waste cart to meet the growth of the organics market. The company says this container is one of the smallest carts that can be lifted and emptied by an automated side lifter (ASL). With an adaptor, the 25-gallon … Read more »

Packington Landfill, Leader in High-Tech Waste Management, Closes

The UK’s Packington Landfill, once Europe’s busiest, closed on Tuesday, Waste Management World reports. The 50-year-old landfill in Birmingham, managed by SITA UK, a part of Suez Environment, took in about 35 million metric tons of waste before closing. Geraint Rees, general manager (landfill) for SITA UK, told the publication that … Read more »

GM Landfill-Free Sites hits 122

GM Landfill-Free Sites hits 122

Eleven more General Motors’ facilities have achieved landfill-free status. The company’s running total is 122 manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations spanning Asia, Europe and South and North America that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations. GM’s new landfill-free facilities include: CAMI Assembly (Canada) Colmotores Assembly (Colombia) … Read more »

GM World Headquarters

GM Renaissance Center Composts Food Scraps

General Motors’ global headquarters, a multi-office tower complex that sends no waste to landfills, now composts food preparation scraps from its various Renaissance Center restaurant kitchens for use in urban farming initiatives throughout the city. Composting startup Detroit Dirt collects coffee grounds and fruit and vegetable pieces and mixes them … Read more »

Apartment Compost Pilot Diverts Food Waste

Athens Services, a Los Angeles-based recycling and waste management company, and environmental nonprofit Global Green USA have partnered to introduce food scrap recovery to more multi-family buildings, starting in LA’s Lincoln Heights. The 16-unit residence pilot represents the largest residential building to implement food scrap collection in the city to … Read more »

recycling bins

Mandate Recycling, Composting, Report Says

Businesses in Boulder should be required to recycle — and food-related businesses to compost — to help the city meet its zero-waste goals, according to a report. The Daily Camera says a report from Kessler Consulting and LBA Associates also advises the city to require all homeowners to subscribe to … Read more »

Consumers Open to Composting, Don’t Want to Pay Extra

US consumers are open to composting in their homes — but don’t want to pay additional fees to support such services, according to a survey. While 72 percent of Americans do not compost their food waste, 67 percent of these non-composters would be willing to if it were more convenient to … Read more »