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    New Hampshire battery disposal ban bill heads to governor

    The bill expands the state’s battery disposal ban to include all electronics and lithium-ion batteries, a move meant to decrease the number of fires at waste and recycling facilities.

    By June 18, 2024
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    EPA says Waste Connections landfill in California violated Clean Air Act

    The agency found that operators of the Chiquita Canyon site failed to properly inspect gas wells. The landfill has been under increased scrutiny from regulators due to ongoing odor issues. 

    By June 14, 2024
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    USDA’s Vilsack touts updated, ‘accountability-focused’ national food waste strategy

    Vilsack said the strategy has taken on renewed importance as global efforts to curb methane pollution ramp up. He also said he is looking to the farm bill to ensure the priorities will be funded.

    By June 14, 2024
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    Environmental services segment still has plenty of M&A runway

    Republic Services, Clean Harbors, Crystal Clean, Reworld and other companies have been very active with M&A in recent years. Here’s why analysts and executives expect that to continue.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Water treatment company Ovivo expands PFAS treatment, destruction offerings

    Ovivo’s licensing deal with Evocra allows the company to offer a foam fractionation technology on top of existing destruction services. EPA regulations have spurred mitigation companies to broaden their PFAS offerings.

    By June 12, 2024
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    9 senators call for EPA funding to address landfill methane

    They want more than $11 million in additional appropriations to the EPA for fiscal year 2025, which would be used for more advanced monitoring technology and upgrades to municipally owned landfills.

    By June 10, 2024
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    [Photograph]. Retrieved from Yakima County, Washington.
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    Washington finalizes landfill rule, Divert and EnviTec announce plants and other RNG news

    Washington finalized its landfill methane rule while digester companies around the country made RNG-related announcements in May. Two U.S. senators also introduced a federal RNG incentive bill.

    By June 7, 2024
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    Hazardous waste incinerators see PFAS disposal opportunity, emissions questions remain

    The U.S. EPA’s latest destruction and disposal guidance provides updated data on incineration's effectiveness, while noting the need for more research about the products of incomplete combustion.

    By April Reese • June 5, 2024
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    Executives used Noble Environmental as ‘piggy bank’ to benefit Archaea, lawsuit alleges

    To rocket Archaea to success before selling it to BP, the executives used trade secrets and personnel from their first venture, Pennsylvania waste company Noble Environmental, the lawsuit alleges.

    By June 3, 2024
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    WM focuses on Dallas region as landfill gas hub with opening of latest RNG plant

    Chief Sustainability Officer Tara Hemmer said the Lewisville, Texas, project is part of a larger strategy in a state where permitting and local relationships make it easier for projects to be completed.

    By May 23, 2024
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    Long-awaited PFAS regulations renew strategy discussions at WasteExpo

    Recent EPA announcements and rapidly evolving mitigation technologies led to many conversations about how the waste industry should invest in, manage and research these forever chemicals. 

    By May 20, 2024
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    DTG Recycle names new CEO

    Jordan Reber recently took the helm at the Washington-based company, which is backed by Macquarie. He brings experience with heavy equipment and leadership from multiple prior roles.

    By May 17, 2024
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    Q&A

    Casella president outlines growth plans for mid-Atlantic and other priorities

    Ned Coletta, roughly six months into his role as president, is working on multiple aspects of the company’s strategy. He recently shared updates on disposal capacity, PFAS treatment, RNG projects, training and more.

    By May 16, 2024
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    Online C&D waste platform seeks to bring industry out of the ‘Stone Age’

    Bulk Exchange is bringing information about C&D waste facilities to their customers quicker. Facility owners in California are adding themselves to the list as the company plans to grow nationally.

    By Updated May 13, 2024
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    (2023). [Illustration]. Retrieved from Town of Hardwick, Massachusetts.
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    Casella, WM, others battled landfill expansion opposition in April

    Environmental justice groups continue to rally against landfill expansion plans with mixed results.

    By May 8, 2024
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    Public waste companies spent nearly $1.3B on M&A in Q1, but deals were few

    Waste Connections led the group with multiple notable transactions, including a large E&P waste purchase, but other companies had a more muted start to the year.

    By May 6, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    South Florida composters eye opportunities as region faces disposal crunch

    A growing number of subscription haulers in Miami-Dade, Broward and other counties are signing up residential and commercial customers as local officials debate landfill and incinerator expansions.

    By May 6, 2024
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    Republic announces progress on polymer centers, growth from M&A in Q1

    The company reported another quarter of revenue growth, thanks in part to rising commodity prices and recycling investments yielding results.

    By May 1, 2024
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    Archaea announces largest modular RNG plant yet at WM site; news from Terreva, Ameresco

    In a busy month for partnerships, new renewable natural gas facilities were announced in Arizona, British Columbia, California, Kansas and South Dakota, with the promise of more on the way.

    By April 30, 2024
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    RNG news updates from the waste industry

    Renewable natural gas facilities have become a growing part of waste and energy companies’ portfolios. Follow developments from WM, Republic Services, Waga Energy, Ameresco, BP’s Archaea Energy and more.

    By Updated June 7, 2024
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    Q&A

    ISWA says waste should become a ‘transformation industry’ as UN projects rising global tonnage

    A recent UN report projects global waste volumes could reach 3.8 billion metric tons by 2050, at significant cost. Carlos Silva Filho, president of ISWA and a contributor to the report, shares his thoughts on a new vision for the sector.

    By April 30, 2024
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    Veolia, looking to double US footprint, targets PFAS

    The company is looking across its network for opportunities to increase capacity as emerging pollutants like PFAS create more demand for hazardous waste treatment assets. It plans to double its size by 2030.

    By April 29, 2024
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    Q1 earnings results for major waste and recycling companies

    Follow the latest results from WM, Republic Services, Waste Connections, GFL Environmental, Casella Waste Systems, Clean Harbors, Enviri and Stericycle.

    By Waste Dive Staff • Updated May 6, 2024
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    Casella highlights pricing growth, infrastructure project progress in Q1

    The Northeastern company detailed plans for fleet optimization, M&A positioning and major mid-2024 facility projects related to rail and RNG improvements.

    By April 26, 2024
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    Stericycle reports progress on workforce and fleet optimization plan, touts new document service

    The company reported margin improvement from various cost saving measures, and shared construction updates for an upcoming incinerator project in Nevada.

    By April 26, 2024