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Guidelines ID Best Practices to Improve Recycling Programs

The Solid Waste Association of North America and the National Waste & Recycling Association have published new guidelines designed to improve protocols and standards for contracting practices for municipal recycling programs. The guidelines address challenges facing public agencies and private industry as they seek to improve the effectiveness of local … Read more »

National Waste & Recycling Association

Tax Incentives Benefit Waste Industry

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) welcomed the decision by Congress and President Barack Obama to extend a number of expiring tax incentives for the 2014 calendar year. President Obama signed H.R. 7551, also known as the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, into law on Friday. This legislation … Read more »

EPA, KAB, Others Team Up for Recycling Initiative

EPA, KAB, Others Team Up for Recycling Initiative

Keep America Beautiful, the National Waste & Recycling Association, the Solid Waste Association of North America and the EPA have joined together on an initiative to help make US recycling requirements easier to follow. The initial effort in the program is the “Top 10 in the Bin” list of the … Read more »

Ebola Waste Permits Granted to Five Companies

Veolia and Advanced Environmental Options are among five companies that have received “non-site-specific” special permits for handling Ebola waste, according to Reuters. The other special permits have been issued to Stericycle, Triumvirate Environmental and Smith Systems Transportation, according to a spokeswoman for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Under … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Cambrian Innovation, Biotech Partners, ISSP

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Cambrian Innovation: The water and bioenergy technology provider has named Randy Ziffer chief operating officer. Ziffer was most recently senior vice president of operations at Columbia Tech. International Society of Sustainability Professionals: The world’s leading association for sustainability … Read more »

Study: Public Needs Recycling Education

The public could benefit from additional education on what can be recycled, according to a recent national survey commissioned ahead of Earth Day by the National Waste & Recycling Association. Curbside recycling is available to more than half of American adults and two-thirds are clear on what belongs in recycling bins, but … 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 »