Waste Compliance & Regulations News

  • Congress examines farm regulations and impacts to private wells

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment examined draft legislation that would modify the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to shield agricultural operators from potential citizen lawsuits over contaminated water. Even though contaminated groundwater resources are regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act, under current law, lawsuits may be brought by ...

  • Last Exhibition in 2017

    We are off to Macau - 9,086.03 km as the crow flies, to Asia! At the Electronics and Cars Recycling WRF 2017 the focus is of course on the recycling of cars and electronic waste. A good chance for us to hold interesting discussions and to meet potential and international business partners. A special highlight will be a tour of the new Eco-Park for recycling and environmental ...

  • Court Tosses RCRA Verified Recycler Exclusion but Retains Balance of Definition of Solid Waste Rule

    On July 7, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit found “unreasonable,” and thus threw out, the “verified recycler” exclusion promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its 2015 revisions to the definition of solid waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).  The court reinstated the “transfer-based” ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule Becomes Effective

    On May 30, 2017, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule became effective. 81 Fed. Reg. 85732 (Nov. 28, 2016). The rule will not become effective in RCRA-authorized states, however, until the states adopt the provisions and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approves those state programs that adopt the rule. Please see our  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • OSHA’s New Fall Regulations To Affect 112 Million Workers

    As an employer, one of your most important responsibilities is to provide a safe, injury-free environment for your workers. Your job is not done simply after rolling out a safety program and spearheading training sessions. Each year, OSHA releases new rules and modifies its safety standards. As a result, it is crucial for businesses and construction companies to stay up-to-date with these ...


    By IMEC Technologies

  • NEW Shredder for WEEE material

    Delivered and installed to the Emirates a new shredder for the electronic waste shredding on Security Data Destruction application.  The machine equipped with 44 kW is a small and compact SA2-1000XS which answered completely the request of the client getting a final result as requested.  The machine is going to be added to another SA Eng machine model SA1 ...

  • Riverside celebrates 20-year milestone

    The past twenty years have been quite a whirlwind for the waste and recycling industry, with recessions, regulations, landfill tax hikes and technological innovations just some of the notable talking points. But the last two decades have also seen the growth of baler specialist Riverside Waste Machinery. The company – originally founded by Chris ...


    By Riverside Waste Machinery

  • Engineering - Identify New Project Finance Opportunities

    The engineering and technology needs of new waste to energy projects in the UK and overseas will be presented in detail at next month’s World Waste to Energy & Resources Summit in London. This is the waste-to-energy conference where waste management CEOs and project developers come to present new project opportunities and find the right ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • Two events for the processing of electronic waste and for recycling...

    The Eurasian WEEE Solutions congress and the Mir (Moscow International Recycling Expo) have ended and sadly we still can´t speak any Russian. Our journey to Russia, however, was by no means wasted – we were able to establish new contacts and gain valuable experience. We experienced both events, where we shared a stand with THM, as very informative and exciting. New and ...

  • That`s it about IARC in Berlin! Thank you very much for visiting

    Our first participation at the IARC, the International Automobile Recycling Congress, in Berlin was a very successful event for us, full of interesting talks, discussions and new contacts. Even if the audience consisted mainly of representatives of politics, taking part in this congress has definitely been worthwhile for us. The congress offered responses and discussions around ...

  • Lack of end-of-life vehicles: Experts present possible solutions at IARC 2017

    The biggest problem facing end-of-life vehicle recycling for years continues unchanged, as recognised end-of-life vehicle dismantling companies are still suffering from illegal and uncontrolled management of hazardous components within OECD, illegal and uncontrolled dismantling of spare parts for reuse (including safety relevant components) and the illegal export of used vehicles. However, there ...

  • BS 8001 - Climacteric in the development of circular economy standards

    The release of BS 8001 Framework for, implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations for public consultation signifies a turning point in national standards development. It represents the world’s first circular economy business-oriented standard, providing guidance to organisations on the steps they can take to transition from a linear, to a more sustainable and ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Waste industry to appeal EU recycling definition

    Trade body the ESA – whose members include many of the major waste management firms in the UK – and its European counterpart FEAD, have expressed concerns over the point at which material is considered ‘recycled’ under current revisions of the EU’s Circular Economy package. The European Parliament’s Environment Committee made further revisions to the wording of ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Invitation to the 16th IERC in Salzburg

    In early January we again made our annual visit to the international congress for electronic recycling in Salzburg. Three days full of interesting talks, discussions and new contacts came to a close. We were once again represented by Peter Liss from our sales department. He provided the visitors with detailed information about Erdwich and all manner of information relating to the ...

  • Morbark welcomes Kevin Cotter to Management Team

    Morbark, a leading manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets, is pleased to welcome Kevin Cotter to its staff as Governmental Sales Manager. Cotter brings a wealth of municipal and business expertise to the role. “We’re excited to bring Kevin Cotter to our team,” said John Foote, Morbark Senior Vice President. ...


  • KEMI Consulting on Draft Nano Register Regulation

    The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) is in the process of consulting with stakeholders on a draft regulation that would require companies to provide information on nanomaterials in chemical products to the Swedish products register by February 28, 2019.  According to KEMI, the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Understanding internet of things (IoT) buzz and how it affects waste collection

    IoT revolves around increased machine-to-machine communication. Built on cloud computing and networks of data-gathering sensors, it delivers a mobile, virtual and immediate connection. And it has the power to make everything “smart”. According to Cisco, 500 billion devices are expected to be connected to the Internet by 2030. Each device includes sensors that collect data, interact ...


    By FleetMind Solutions, Inc

  • New FleetMind White Paper Examines Internet of Things (IoT) for Smarter Waste Collection Services

    FleetMind Solutions today published an industry white paper entitled: “THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT): Making Waste Collection Part of a Smarter Future”. This white paper looks at how waste management organizations are increasingly deploying IoT systems to monitor waste, vehicles, drivers and customers for smarter and more sustainable operations. “IoT is all about connecting and ...


    By FleetMind Solutions, Inc

  • Aco Recycling Introduces new solutions for Smart Waste Management by IoT Tech: Aco Smart Wastee

    Aco Smart Wastee is a low cost wireless sensor device conceived to be installed in waste containers and monitor their fill level and status. It enables an optimization in the route planning for waste collection and an improved container management thus providing an important cost reduction of the exploitation. Aco Smart Wastee has an optimized design presenting a HDP (high density polyethylene) ...


    By Aco Recycling

  • Defra minister hints at UK’s Circular Economy approach

    Defra under-secretary Lord Gardiner of Kimble has offered an insight into the government’s position on the EU’s Circular Economy Package, indicating that the government may be open to adopting some measures set out by Brussels. Lord Gardiner’s comments came in response to a written question in the House of Lords at the end of November, in which the Labour Peer Baroness Jones of ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

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