Category Archives: Recycling

A Look at 5 Big Trends in Waste Collection

A Look at 5 Big Trends in Waste Collection

Changing times call for changing vehicles. That could be the new motto for today’s waste and recycling industry. Just as waste and recycling practices evolve in response to new innovations and technologies, so to do the tools needed to carry out those practices. This includes the vehicles responsible for the collection and transportation of municipal… Read More…

What Is the Best Way to Deal with Landfill Odors?

What Is the Best Way to Deal with Landfill Odors?

Odor management is one of the biggest challenges facing landfill operators today. Read on to learn more about this unsavory issue and find out what methods and strategies landfills are employing to deal with odors. What causes landfill odors? Landfill odors can come from a number of different sources. The most obvious one is fresh… Read More…

Spotlight on 3 Innovative Solid Waste Research Projects

Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) is dedicated to advancing sustainable waste management practices. One of the ways it accomplishes this goal is by supporting scientific research and educational initiatives. Its broad goals include increasing knowledge within the waste management industry and improving the public’s understanding of waste management.… Read More…

Watch Out for These 6 Common Recycling Mistakes

Watch Out for These 6 Common Recycling Mistakes

For the recycling industry, there’s good news and bad news when it comes to consumers’ household recycling habits. The good news is that more households than ever have access to – and participate in – curbside and drop-off recycling programs. According to a 2016 report from the Recycling Partnership, curbside programs currently serve more than… Read More…

These 9 Inspiring Companies Are Committed to Zero Waste

These 9 Inspiring Companies Are Committed to Zero Waste

In today’s sustainability-focused society, companies are more committed than ever to diminishing the amount of waste they generate. They do so through initiatives such as office recycling or food waste collection programs. In recent years, however, a growing number of companies have taken their waste reduction efforts to the next level. Through a variety of… Read More…

A Look at the Energy Potential of Landfill Gas – Part 2

A Look at the Energy Potential of Landfill Gas – Part 2

Part two of our exploration into the energy potential of landfill gas (LFG) moves from the “how” of converting LFG to energy to the “why.” Read on to learn more about the benefits that LFG energy projects can bring to landfills, local communities, and the environment. You can also find out about how waste management… Read More…

A Look at the Energy Potential of Landfill Gas – Part 1

A Look at the Energy Potential of Landfill Gas – Part 1

A natural byproduct that is generated when organic material decomposes in a landfill, landfill gas (LFG) has attracted significant attention in recent years due to its potential as an alternative energy source. In part one of this exploration, you will learn more about what LFG is and the various ways it can be converted into… Read More…

Some of the Best Milestones from 4 Decades of Curbside Recycling

Some of the Best Milestones from 4 Decades of Curbside Recycling

Did you know that curbside recycling programs have been around for more than 40 years? Check out this timeline of some of the key dates and most important milestones in the history of modern recycling. 1973—It’s not altogether a surprise that the progressive city of Berkeley, California, was where curbside recycling in the US first… Read More…

Myths and Misconceptions about Waste-to-Energy

Myths and Misconceptions about Waste-to-Energy

Despite the fact that waste-to-energy technology is becoming an increasingly important part of sustainable waste management programs all around the world, many misconceptions still surround this important waste treatment method. Read on to learn the facts behind some of the most persistent myths associated with the waste-to-energy industry.   MYTH: Waste-to-energy facilities pollute the environment… Read More…