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When recycling was a newer industry it cost as much or more than trash disposal. Some opponents of recycling argued that state support for recycling may be more financially expensive in the short term than alternatives such as landfill; recycling efforts in New York City cost $57 million per year in 2002. However, in many areas there is now an economic incentive to recycle. As early as 2003 Fort Worth Texas was making $1,000,000 from their recycling program.

SLOW DOWN TO GET AROUND LEGISLATION APPROVED IN MISSOURI

SLOW DOWN TO GET AROUND LEGISLATION APPROVED IN MISSOURI

Motorists Will Be Required to Slow Down and Proceed With Caution When Approaching Waste and Recycling Vehicles or Face Penalties

Arlington, VA– May 22, 2017 – On May 19, the Missouri General Assembly approved legislation that will protect workers in the waste and recycling industry on the state’s roadways. Missouri is

SLOW DOWN TO GET AROUND LEGISLATION APPROVED IN MISSOURI

SLOW DOWN TO GET AROUND LEGISLATION APPROVED IN MISSOURI

Motorists Will Be Required to Slow Down and Proceed With Caution When Approaching Waste and Recycling Vehicles or Face Penalties
Arlington, VA– May 22, 2017 – On May 19, the Missouri General Assembly approved legislation that will protect workers in the waste and recycling industry on the state’s roadways. Missouri is

SWANA News

SWANA News

Two Safety-Oriented Companies Join SWANA’s Affinity Program
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce two additions to its growing affinity program, Blue Ridge Services, Inc. and Eureco Health Solutions.

Both local governments and private sector companies will benefit from taking advantage of SWANA’s affinity relationship with these

You’ve Got to Get ‘Em While They’re Young

You’ve Got to Get ‘Em While They’re Young

Jacob Folwell is a seventh grader from Caldwell, IN, and he just made a big splash at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI) annual Convention and Exposition being held in New Orleans, LA.

The young Mr. Folwell recently won the grand prize for ISRI’s nationwide 2017 Youth Video & Poster Contest.

MRF Tech Is Rising, Bringing Financial Challenges

MRF Tech Is Rising, Bringing Financial Challenges

When people think of cutting-edge technology and how it is changing the way municipalities serve their residents, they probably don’t think much about the materials recovery facilities (MRFs) responsible for sorting and processing waste.

BioCycle East Coast 17: Growing the Organics Recycling Industry

BioCycle East Coast 17: Growing the Organics Recycling Industry

Growing The Organics Recycling Industry — Markets, Financing, Public Policies and Best Management Practices for Composting, Anaerobic Digestion and Food Recovery And Recycling.

BIOCYCLE EAST COAST17 will cover challenges and opportunities related to how to Grow Organics Recycling in the municipal, commercial, institutional, agricultural and industrial sectors. Critical topics for the

The Economics of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

The Economics of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

Has recycling in the United States stalled? How dire is the situation? Industry executives have argued force­fully that prices for recycling commodities have largely fallen to the point over the past several years that it is not economical for them to process recyclables and market them to largely Asian markets,

Association Announces Change in Leadership

Association Announces Change in Leadership

November 7 2016 – Washington, DC– Sharon H. Kneiss, the president and CEO of the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) for the past four and a half years, has resigned effective today. During her tenure as the leader of the premier association in the waste and recycling industry, Kneiss

Waste Pro Announces the Appointment of Football Legend

Waste Pro Announces the Appointment of Football Legend

NEW ORLEANS, LA – August 9th, 2016 – Waste Pro is proud to announce that former running back for the New Orleans Saints and Ole Miss, Deuce McAllister, was named President of Waste Pro of Louisiana. Originally from Ludlow, Mississippi, Deuce has developed significant relationships in the Region, both through

Pioneering Partnerships Announced for Composite Recycling

Pioneering Partnerships Announced for Composite Recycling

(Port Angeles, WA) July 1, 2016– Senator Cantwell led the ceremonial announcement of historic agreements between a Tennessee-based national composites manufacturing institute, the world’s first facility for product development from recycled carbon, and a Washington-based college. The agreements establish the Port Angeles, WA-based Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) as a

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