Tag: about recycling

Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, metal, plastic, textiles and electronics. The composting or other reuse of biodegradable waste—such as food or garden waste—is also considered recycling. Materials to be recycled are either brought to a collection center or picked up from the curbside, then sorted, cleaned and reprocessed into new materials destined for manufacturing.

The Learning Curve

The Learning Curve

What does it take to get people to care about what’s going on in their watershed? Or maybe there’s a question we need to ask even before that one—how many people really understand the dynamics of the water cycle, or for that matter what a watershed is? (Previous studies have

Reader Profile: Len Christopher

Reader Profile: Len Christopher

A solid waste recycling facility isn’t typically considered a tourist stop, especially in Las Vegas, NV. But when that ­facility is Republic Service’s Southern Nevada Recycling Center that draws visitors from as far as South Korea, it’s a different matter. General Manager Len Christopher is credited for developing North America’s

Just Don’t Call It Wastewater

Just Don’t Call It Wastewater

“Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it,” Mark Twain famously said. It often seems everyone talks about recycling water, too, but too few—especially now with the widespread perception that the drought is over in many places—really practice it.

Twain (after whom a New York golf course

City of Los Angeles Multifamily Residential Recycling Challenges

City of Los Angeles Multifamily Residential Recycling Challenges

Arange of collection and outreach methods were tested in various neighborhoods throughout the City of Los Angeles (City). The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) already collects recycling, green materials, and trash in a three-bin system from 750,000 customer accounts that include multifamily complexes of four units and under. In

City of Los Angeles Multifamily Residential Recycling Challenges

City of Los Angeles Multifamily Residential Recycling Challenges

Arange of collection and outreach methods were tested in various neighborhoods throughout the City of Los Angeles (City). The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) already collects recycling, green materials, and trash in a three-bin system from 750,000 customer accounts that include multifamily complexes of four units and under. In

MWP: Do You Doggie-Paddle to It or Swim Free Style?

MWP: Do You Doggie-Paddle to It or Swim Free Style?

This is the fourth article in the series. I will now pull the high points of the three previous articles together and include a look at the current state of MWFP around the country, and provide a few points of comparison of a hypothetical community: (1) using a single-stream materials

Infrastructure on My Mind…Then and Now

Infrastructure on My Mind…Then and Now

My thoughts for this week’s MSW weekly newsletter were shaped by two items that came fluttering into my e-mail during this past week: Daily Report: Google Sets Its Sights on Improving City Life by the New York Times on Google’s new venture, Sidewalk Labs, and McKinsey & Company’s A Hidden Roadblock

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