Waste and recycling companies prepare for national safety stand down

2016 NWRA Safety Stand Down launches Jan. 25, 2016, with a weeklong training and awareness initiative focused around reducing accidents, fatalities and injuries related to truck backing incidents.   The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), Washington, has announced that dozens of leading companies and independent waste and recycling organizations nationwide will participate in a…

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Novelis reports progress in aluminum recycling

Company achieves 49 percent recycled aluminum inputs and has doubled its recycling capacity since 2010.   Atlanta-based aluminum rolling and recycling company Novelis has published its 2015 sustainability report, detailing what it says is significant progress toward increasing recycled aluminum use and using natural resources more efficiently. At the end of fiscal 2015, the company…

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Policy group recommends in-sink kitchen disposal units

New York City organization predicts logistical problems and red ink for citywide organics collection program.   The New York-based Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) has released a report with its analysis of the potential cost to New York City taxpayers of diverting food scraps and other organic material from landfills. The report, titled “Can We Have…

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Waste Management completes acquisition of Southern Waste Systems/Sun Recycling

Acquisition includes 12 collection and recycling facilities in Florida.   Waste Management Inc. of Florida has announced that it has completed its acquisition of certain business assets of Southern Waste Systems (SWS)/Sun Recycling in the Florida counties of Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie. With this transaction, Waste Management Inc. of Florida has…

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Waste and recycling companies prepare for national safety stand down

2016 NWRA Safety Stand Down launches Jan. 25, 2016, with a weeklong training and awareness initiative focused around national safety, reducing accidents, fatalities and injuries related to truck backing incidents.   The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), Washington, has announced that dozens of leading companies and independent waste and recycling organizations nationwide will participate…

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Aluminum vs Steel Recycling for Automobiles: From 0-60 in 2016

Starting with the Ford 2015 F-150, aluminum has recently become an increasingly popular material of choice for auto manufacturers in the US and abroad. Traditionally, most car bodies have been built from steel. Steel is goliath in strength, easy to handle, has a low overhead and is an accessible resource without an end in sight. So…

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North Carolina joins effort to recycle more plastic wraps, bags, film

The ACC’s Flexible Film Recycling Group also adds LyondellBasell to its ranks.   The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has announced that LyondellBasell, with U.S. headquarters in Houston, has joined the Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG), a collaboration working to double the recycling of postuse polyethylene film by 2020. The FFRG represents materials suppliers, brand owners,…

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Green Fence Recycling Corp. to open in South Carolina

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Company invests $2.5 million in operations in Marion County.   Green Fence Recycling Corp., a startup recycling firm, is establishing operations in Marion County, according to a news release issued by the South Carolina Department of Commerce. The company is investing $2.5 million in the facility and creating 40 new jobs in Mullins, South Carolina,…

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Commercial Metals sees declines in 1Q of Fiscal 2016

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Ferrous volumes declined 21 percent, while average ferrous metal margins declined by 19 percent relative to the corresponding period in fiscal 2015. Irving, Texas-based Commercial Metals Co. (CMC) has announced financial results for its first quarter of fiscal 2016, ended Nov. 30, 2015. Net earnings attributable to CMC for period were $25.1 million (21 cents…

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