Talkin' Trash: Quotes on safety and acting local
In case you missed it: Thoughtful, newsworthy comments from industry professionals, consumers and policymakers.
"That capacity is very, very valuable, its expenses are put in place. The regulatory cost is going up everyday. So, we are playing some catch-up in our view. We are going to stay focused on returns at the landfills and pushing price at these levels."
— Casella CFO Ned Coletta, during the company's Q2 earnings call. The company decided to close a controversial landfill in Massachusetts, but emphasized that they'd be able to focus on other landfills operating the in the northeast.
"It's a good time to be a waste company."
"We are paying less and getting more in return. I think this is an example of government working."
"My first priority here relative to safety is to gather data and start implementing programs that can be effective in reducing injuries and fatalities."
— Darrell Smith, the new president and CEO of the National Waste & Recycling Association, in an interview with Waste Dive. Smith said he likes to achieve and measure results.
"You need to be local. You need to be on the ground."
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