solid waste landfill News

  • EPA Seeks Input on New Clean Air Standards for Solid Waste Landfills

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel. This panel will focus on the agency’s review of its New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for municipal solid waste landfills. The Clean Air Act requires EPA to ...

  • EPA Proposes to Cut Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

    As part of the President’s Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two proposals to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. Under ...

  • Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfill in McKean County, Pennsylvania

    Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, announced that it acquired a MSW landfill in McKean County, PA out of bankruptcy proceedings on February 24 for $0.5 million in cash and the assumption of certain contractual obligations. The roughly 230 acre landfill is permitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental ...


    By Marketwire

  • Government Focus on Waste Diversion from Landfills Sustains Solid Waste Management Market in Australia

    Government emphasis on waste diversion from landfills will strengthen the prospects of the solid waste management (SWM) market in Australia. With increasing waste volume and the government’s long-term plan to achieve zero or near-zero waste, market participants are already seeing the lucrative benefits of SWM. However, growth will be tempered by the lukewarm demand for recovered materials ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • China: solid and hazardous waste management

    Solid waste management, including hazardous waste and electronics waste treatment, has become a key environmental priority in China. The lack of adequate waste treatment facilities and decades of poor management practices, particularly with respect to hazardous wastes, have combined to create a serious threat not only to the environment but also to public health. China’s solid waste can be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • China: Solid Waste Treatment in Liaoning

    Liaoning province, China's important industrial and raw material base, lies in the south of the country's northeast region. With 14 municipalities and a population of 42 million, the province covers an area of over 150,000 sq. km. The pillar industries in Liaoning include petrochemical, metallurgy, electronics/information technology, and manufacturing. The outputs of these industries are also ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Toa Baja agrees to close landfill; EPA applauds Puerto Rico solid waste plan

    Major progress has been made over the past few years in improving the way solid waste is managed in Puerto Rico, according to US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator, Alan J. Steinberg. Regional Administrator Steinberg spoke about several solid waste achievements today at a ceremony at the Yolanda Guerrero Cultural Center. The Agency praised the Puerto Rico Solid Waste ...

  • Cornerstone Announces Installation of BioCNG(TM) Vehicle Fuel System at St Landry Parish, LA Solid Waste Disposal Landfill

    Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC announced that BioCNG, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Cornerstone) commissioned a turnkey BioCNG? vehicle fuel system at the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal Landfill, in Washington, LA. The system is ...

  • No more electronic waste in Ottawa`s landfills

    E-waste cannot anymore be thrown out with the rest of a household’s trash in Ottawa, Canada as it has been included in the municipality's solid waste law. The City of Ottawa's Solid Waste Management Bylaw has been changed to exclude e-waste like discarded computers, keyboards, monitors, printers, fax machines and televisions. The bylaw states that 'given the concern for the environment ...


  • Reduce food waste and feed people, not landfills

    Imagine 37 million tons of food. Think of how many people that amount could feed, the money it cost to buy, and the resources needed to produce it. Then imagine almost every pound of that sitting in a landfill or incinerator instead of on someone’s dinner table. But it’s not an imaginary scenario: In 2013 alone, Americans threw out over 37 million tons—or 74 billion ...

  • Landfill and Waste Facility Insurance Programs Offered by Legends

    Companies involved with handling and disposing of commercial waste provide a critical service to keep our communities safe and industry moving forward.  Despite the important role these companies play in society, many find that acquiring appropriate insurance to meet their needs can be challenging.   To address this situation, Legends Environmental Insurance Services is pleased to offer ...

  • Walmart cuts 80 percent of waste destined for landfills

    Walmart reported today that it has eliminated more than 80 percent of the waste that would go to landfills from its operations in California. The company's comprehensive waste reduction program that produced these results is now being implemented across Walmart's 4,400 stores, Sam's Club locations and distribution centers in the U.S., moving it closer to its global goal of creating zero waste. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EUR 5m for municipal solid waste management in Serbia

    The EBRD is lending €5 million to the Duboko Waste Management Company to build a regional solid waste landfill that will serve more than 300,000 people in nine municipalities across central and western Serbia. Inadequate solid waste treatment is one of the biggest ecological problems in the country and solid waste management has been defined as one of the priorities of Serbia’s environmental ...

  • China Solid Waste Disposal Industry Report, 2012

    With the fast growing economic progression, the solid waste disposal market of China has expanded quickly. In 2011, 131 million tons of urban waste was processed with harmless means (mainly landfill, composting and incineration), with a year-on-year growth rate of 6.27%; the harmless disposal rate of household garbage hit 79.7%. In the same year, the comprehensive utilization volume of industrial ...

  • China Solid Waste Disposal Industry Report, 2012

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: China Solid Waste Disposal Industry Report, 2012 ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Global municipal solid waste continues to grow

    Growing prosperity and urbanization could double the volume of municipal solid waste annually by 2025, challenging environmental and public health management in the world’s cities, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. Although some of this waste is eventually recycled, the doubling of waste that current ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Converting municipal solid waste to biomass feedstock

    CleanTech Biofuels, Inc., an early stage provider of cellulosic biomass feedstock derived from municipal solid waste (MSW) for renewable energy and bio-based chemical production, has received a US patent for its process and apparatus for converting MSW into cellulosic biomass feedstock, known collectively as the Biomass Recovery Process. The Biomass Recovery Process is carried out by the angled ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Global Municipal Solid Waste Continues to Grow

    Growing prosperity and urbanization could double the volume of municipal solid waste annually by 2025, challenging environmental and public health management in the world's cities, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. Although some of this waste is eventually recycled, the doubling ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 3rd China Solid Waste Summit 2011 is scheduled

    The 3rd Annual China Solid Waste Summit 2011 will be convened on 13-14 December in Shanghai, China. As China's premier gathering focusing on solid waste management industry, the event has been successfully held twice, attracting more than 300 attendees across the world. In the meantime, the high-level event has gained great support from international associations and organizations, namely ...

  • US Solid Waste Management Market 2011-2015

    TechNavio's analysts forecast the Solid Waste Management market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 3.4 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need to eliminate solid waste from landfills. The Solid Waste Management market in the US has also been witnessing an increase in mergers and acquisitions. However, the increasing cost of solid waste ...

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