Environmental, Social and Governance


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    Leachate disposal in a PFAS-filled world

    Leachate disposal has always been challenging for waste facilities, but PFAS has significantly complicated the process. Explore  how landfill operators can manage PFAS in leachate, navigate new regulatory challenges and implement innovative treatment methods to protect drinking water and the environment.

    By Leanne Hersey • June 3, 2024
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    Republic shareholders nix Teamsters’ proposal to report labor impact of climate policies

    A strong majority of shareholders voted against the proposal, which sought to compel Republic to more explicitly detail how its investments in automation and artificial intelligence affect workers.

    By May 30, 2024
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    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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    Common wastewater challenges and how to solve them

    For many businesses, wastewater offers unique challenges that require best-in-class solutions.

    April 22, 2024
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    SEC stays climate-risk disclosure rule as it works through legal challenges

    The agency maintains that the regulation is within the agency’s authority and said it “will continue vigorously defending the Final Rules’ validity in court.”

    By Lamar Johnson • April 4, 2024
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    The image by Carl Young is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
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    How 3 large states want to address waste with federal climate funding

    The U.S. EPA received 45 state priority climate action plans, the first step in accessing Climate Pollution Reduction Grant funding.

    By March 21, 2024
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    SWANA CEO envisions collaborative environment to build safety, culture

    Amy Lestition Burke, SWANA’s new CEO, says building partnerships can make the industry and the organization stronger and better resourced to take on climate change and an evolving workforce.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    How a new wave of clean fuels bills could spur a biogas boom

    New Mexico just became the fourth state to enact a program, which has the potential to give biogas projects from landfills and on-farm digesters a boost. Could more states soon follow?

    By March 13, 2024
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    Clean Harbors’ environmental services segment continues hot streak to end 2023

    The company projects another year of growth for its environmental services segment in 2024 thanks to capital investments and acquisitions. It’s also making changes to boost its struggling Safety-Kleen business.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    GFL 2023 earnings

    GFL posts record solid waste pricing, sees expansion opportunities through EPR and M&A

    Continued strong pricing, combined with volume shedding of subpar contracts, contributed to margin expansion in solid waste. That trend combines with other tailwinds as GFL continues to improve its debt.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    SWEEP certifies first company for environmental achievement

    Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery is the first in a pilot cohort to receive certification under the standard, which recognizes achievement in sustainable materials management practices.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Sponsored by Rubicon

    How Dubuque, Iowa reduced residential waste volumes

    Dubuque wanted to educate its 20,000 residential customers on proper waste disposal practices.

    By Rubicon • Jan. 22, 2024
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    By the numbers: Key 2023 waste and recycling trends

    Look back on the year through data points on issues such as labor, M&A, federal funding, state policy and commodity pricing.

    By , , Dec. 22, 2023
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    Stericycle sets net zero GHG goal in latest sustainability report

    The company aims to achieve a net zero scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions goal by 2050 and reduce its injury rate through new driver training and other improvements.

    By Nov. 28, 2023
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    Waste Connections’ Mittelstaedt talks industry changes, improvements during time away from CEO job

    Ron Mittelstaedt discussed how trends in sustainability, technology and investor interest are “rapidly changing” the waste industry during a session at the Corporate Growth Conference.

    By Nov. 21, 2023
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    WM’s chief sustainability officer on the future of recycling

    Tara Hemmer sees WM’s recycling investments as key to its overall sustainability strategy. Technology will allow WM to respond to customers’ changing sustainability needs in coming years, she said.

    By Nov. 10, 2023
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    Final TCFD report notes growth in climate disclosures as task force disbands

    There has been “steady momentum” in the number of companies disclosing information aligned with the group’s recommendations, but the report said more progress is needed to mitigate climate risks.

    By Lamar Johnson • Oct. 30, 2023
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    Waste Connections sets more ambitious GHG reduction target, reports lower emissions in 2022

    The company says it has nearly reached a 2033 scope 1 and 2 reduction target. It’s now doubling the goal to a 30% reduction and is seeking approval from the Science Based Targets initiative.

    By Oct. 25, 2023
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    Tracker

    Tracking GHG emissions of US waste management companies

    GreenWaste and VLS recently published new data on their sustainability metrics. Compare their progress with other major waste companies, including WM, Republic Services, Stericycle, Enviri and more.

    By , , Updated May 9, 2024
  • Synagro publishes first sustainability report as it ramps up SB 1383 compliance assistance

    The company is looking to increase its diversion of biosolids from landfills while accepting greater quantities of food waste, eyeing an opportunity to improve its emissions.

    By Oct. 10, 2023
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    Recology meets cleaner fleet goal, announces new 5-year targets

    The West Coast waste hauler and processor fuels 90% of its vehicle fleet via renewable or alternative fuels. It set new goals on landfill emissions and facility power.

    By Sept. 27, 2023
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    WM’s sustainability report shows progress on GHG emissions reduction, diversity

    The company’s most recent report, which reflects newer metrics it first published in 2022, shows progress on reducing Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions aligned with SBTi requirements. WM made less progress on its materials recovery goal due to construction on recycling facility upgrades.

    By Sept. 7, 2023
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    RSG 2023 earnings

    Republic expects higher revenues amid plans for polymer centers, environmental solutions growth

    Republic Services’ leaders shared new details about its polymer centers and continued integration of US Ecology, but noted it may have found the ceiling for price increases in certain markets.

    By Aug. 1, 2023
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    WM 2023 earnings

    WM lowers 2023 guidance due to commodity prices but reports ‘solid results’ despite headwinds

    WM CEO Jim Fish said he was pleased with how the company managed inflation, commodity and volume headwinds to end the second quarter.

    By July 26, 2023
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    Republic Services updates climate transition plan, advances safety metrics

    The company reported continued progress on its landfill gas collections and materials circularity efforts. It also says it’s still on track to purchase 50% electric trucks by 2028.

    By July 25, 2023