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    WasteExpo 2022

    Dispatches from WasteExpo Day 1: Latinx business leaders, mobile collection apps and PFAS in biosolids

    The industry's largest event kicked off with sessions focused on the link between diversity and sustainability, young rising leaders, fleet technology rollouts, a notable new PFAS law in Maine and more.

    By , , May 10, 2022
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    Republic Services plugs US Ecology-driven expansion, Archaea RNG deal

    After finalizing the $2.2 billion US Ecology acquisition, Republic said it has another $400 million worth of solid waste and recycling deals "in the advanced stages of closing" and is eyeing tuck-ins in environmental solutions.

    By May 6, 2022
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    The Waste Dive Outlook on 2022

    Get up to speed on what may be coming next around M&A, labor solutions, ESG investment trends, federal regulation, state policy, environmental justice, local programs and more.

    By Waste Dive staff
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    GFL Environmental's momentum continues with 21 deals, further potential to recover fuel costs

    Following the Sprint purchase, executives anticipate further M&A opportunities. They were also optimistic in an earnings call about further potential from recovering Canadian volumes, price increases and lower labor turnover.

    By May 5, 2022
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    Waste Connections touts $175M in Q1 acquisitions, 'robust pipeline' for 2022

    The company discussed a strong start to the year due in part to solid waste pricing and revenues from its resource recovery sector, but inflation and labor challenges remain.

    By May 4, 2022
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    Clean Harbors Q1 boosted by HydroChem PSC deal, growing environmental services demand

    Executives touted plans for an upcoming Nebraska incinerator and are optimistic about gaining further ground in a market that has become more consolidated following Republic's purchase of US Ecology.

    By May 4, 2022
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    Q1 earnings results for major waste and recycling companies

    Catch up on the latest round of financial results from WM, Republic Services, Waste Connections, GFL Environmental, Casella Waste Systems, Clean Harbors and Stericycle.

    By The Waste Dive Team • Updated May 6, 2022
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    Minneapolis shares its years of organics collection expertise as other major cities consider new efforts

    The Minnesota city has over 50% program participation after going citywide around 2015. Meanwhile, Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C., are among the cities eyeing expansions to collection options.

    By May 3, 2022
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    C&D recycling and rail transfer facility coming to capacity-strained Greater Boston market

    The project is not owned by a major waste industry player, making it an outlier for the region. With construction beginning later this year, it will enter a market with increasingly high recycling expectations.

    By May 2, 2022
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    Casella forecasts $1B in annual revenue, growing M&A pipeline

    The Northeastern company reported a positive quarter despite facility construction setbacks, inflation issues and lower landfill volumes. It also previewed upward of $500 million in potential acquisition opportunities.

    By April 29, 2022
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    Stericycle reports challenging Q1, detailing recovery from labor and inflation headwinds

    As it saw a decline in pandemic-related waste, Stericycle experienced its most acute period of driver illnesses yet. The company also previewed a new medical waste facility and closed out a $90 million corruption settlement.

    By April 28, 2022
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    WM describes 'conservative' approach on M&A, sees strong Q1 price and volume trends

    Executives at the industry's top company kicked off earnings season with updates on efforts to offset inflation, reduce head count through automation and focus more on ESG investments than on big acquisitions.

    By April 26, 2022
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    OSHA wants to make injury data public, but employers fear a PR nightmare

    Employers also could face increased union activity, one employment law attorney said. The proposed regulations are similar to an Obama-era rule that the Trump administration ultimately rescinded.

    By Carla Bell and Kate Tornone • April 25, 2022
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    Stericycle shareholders pass civil rights proposal; similar proposals pass at WM, fail at Republic

    The Teamsters and investment firm Parnassus previously said independent audits could clarify progress on corporate ESG and DEI goals. The companies have said they already provide needed data on the issues.

    By Updated June 2, 2022
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    Boston curbside composting pilot to begin service in August

    Garbage to Garden and Save That Stuff will jointly provide collection service. Food waste will be sent to local composting and codigestion facilities.

    By Updated May 27, 2022
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    As reusable takeout container systems expand, logistics questions abound

    The pandemic threw startups for a loop, but many are still seeing strong demand. Now, companies and restaurants may have to balance brand identity with a factor that could be most helpful for reusables to succeed — uniformity.

    By April 20, 2022
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    Here comes the sun: OSHA launches new program for heat safety

    The agency will inspect the jobsites of over 70 high-risk industries in indoor and outdoor settings when the National Weather Service issues a heat warning or advisory for a local area.

    By Zachary Phillips • April 14, 2022
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    Republic Services closes acquisition of large Massachusetts hauler and recycler JRM

    JRM was one of the last large independent companies left in the Greater Boston market. The deal fits in with Republic's existing transfer infrastructure in the region and will give it a MRF north of the city.

    By Updated May 20, 2022
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    EPR legislation not included in final New York state budget despite governor's support

    Gov. Kathy Hochul spearheaded the effort to implement producer responsibility for packaging, but it didn't survive budget negotiations. Attention now turns to other pending legislation that would enact various forms of packaging EPR.

    By April 11, 2022
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    Denver City Council greenlights pay-as-you-throw system for 2023

    Officials voted Monday to implement volume-based pricing for trash, expand recycling pickups and provide weekly compost collection at no added cost.

    By Updated June 28, 2022
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    After years of growing awareness, ReFED director sees a 'rubber-meets-the-road moment' for food waste

    The U.S. government's 2030 food loss and waste reduction goal is fast approaching, and food prices are on the rise. Dana Gunders discusses what this all means for ongoing efforts to reduce, recover and recycle wasted food.

    By April 6, 2022
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    White House credits apprenticeships, outreach for trucker employment gains

    Domino's, Frito-Lay, PepsiCo, Albertsons and UPS are among more than 100 employers that have launched programs to improve driver retention since December.

    By Colin Campbell • April 4, 2022
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    Dramatic expansion potential for waste projects seen by RNG Coalition CEO as climate efforts intensify

    RNG projects at North American landfills, anaerobic digesters and other sites are set to grow exponentially in the coming years. Johannes Escudero breaks down what's ahead.

    By April 1, 2022
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    Solid waste worker deaths down 46% in 2021, SWANA reports

    SWANA reported 28 industry fatalities in North America during 2021, with most of the deaths among collection workers. Vehicle-related deaths remain prevalent among workers and members of the public alike.

    By March 22, 2022
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    Fuel price bump prompts surcharges, renewed interest in waste and recycling fleet transitions

    Many private-sector and city fleet operators have systems in place to pass along heightened costs. Meanwhile, industry leaders are also monitoring how the war in Ukraine could further strain supply chains for trucks and parts.

    By Updated March 17, 2022
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    City Haul: Inside top issues facing municipal waste leaders

    How are waste agencies dealing with labor constraints? What do leaders tell residents who doubt the recycling system? Who are some of the new faces steering local U.S. operations? Catch up on past editions of City Haul.

    By Updated May 24, 2022