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    Pennsylvania awards grant funding for 32 battery-electric refuse trucks

    The funding, which will go to two private haulers and three local governments, comes as more diesel-powered heavy-duty vehicle fleets are transitioning to cleaner fuel types. 

    By Jan. 12, 2024
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    Filco Carting expands into New Jersey after a century serving NYC

    The longstanding New York City hauler is growing with two new contracts this month. This could lead to a five-year contract worth up to $25 million if Filco can overcome a court challenge by the city of Paterson’s former hauler.

    By Jan. 5, 2024
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    Trendline

    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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    2023: A year of waste and recycling leadership changes

    NWRA, SWANA, Waste Connections, WIN Waste Innovations, LRS, DTG Recycle and others all announced notable changes for key leadership roles.

    By Waste Dive Staff • Dec. 28, 2023
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    By the numbers: Key 2023 waste and recycling trends

    Look back on the year through data points on issues such as labor, M&A, federal funding, state policy and commodity pricing.

    By , , Dec. 22, 2023
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    Los Angeles commercial waste system at a crossroads amid contract renegotiation

    The recycLA program has seen positive results, but haulers are lagging on diversion targets and organics service. The city, while trying to amend the program, could issue a new RFP or even take over service itself.

    By Dec. 21, 2023
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    Republic Services returns to Austin, Texas, market in deal with Integrated Waste Solutions Group

    Eight years after the permit for its Sunset Hills Landfill expired, Republic now owns the recently opened 130 Environmental Park Landfill and one of the last independent haulers in the Austin market, Central Texas Refuse.

    By Dec. 21, 2023
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    Waste worker fatality rate decreased in 2022, but waste remains seventh deadliest job: BLS

    It’s the third year in a row that fatality rates for the sector decreased, though MRF fatalities increased in 2022.

    By Dec. 20, 2023
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    Circular Services acquires Midwest Fiber, including 5 recycling facilities

    Balcones Recycling, part of Closed Loop Partners’ Circular Services platform, will manage the operation. Midwest, a family-owned company, had scaled to include collection and processing operations in multiple states.

    By Dec. 17, 2023
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    Recology SF corruption investigation

    Second former Recology employee sentenced in San Francisco corruption case

    Paul Giusti, who started on a Sunset Scavenger truck over 40 years ago, previously pleaded guilty to facilitating bribes for a former public works director. Judge William Orrick noted this was part of a broader company culture issue.

    By Dec. 15, 2023
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    Republic Services pays $100K settlement for truck violations

    The hauler has set ambitious fleet modernization targets but allegedly failed to ensure compliance with California’s truck emissions rules from 2018 to 2020, the U.S. EPA announced.

    By Updated Dec. 13, 2023
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    Heritage-Crystal Clean to pay $1.16M in penalties for violating hazardous waste regulations

    The waste services provider must implement numerous compliance measures after the U.S. EPA and DOJ announced it violated RCRA regulations related to managing, transporting and storing certain solvents.

    By Dec. 8, 2023
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    What’s next for Hainesport Transportation Group, including Michigan rail project

    CEO Darryl Caplan and investment partner Dickson Suit lay out their strategy for how the New Jersey-based company is ramping up its position to transfer more C&D volumes out of the disposal-constrained Northeast.

    By Dec. 7, 2023
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    Republic Services acquires Indiana hauler, transfer station operator

    Wallace Bros. Disposal & Recycling had been a family-run operation since 1996. The transaction is one of multiple to occur in the region in recent years.

    By Dec. 5, 2023
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    Haulers call for New York rate cap increase due to rising disposal and containerization costs

    Comments from Waste Connections, the National Waste & Recycling Association and others requested an increase of at least 9% to account for rising expenses such as tip fees and a pending congestion pricing toll.

    By Dec. 4, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    Has the waste and recycling industry’s multiyear M&A boom peaked?

    Experts from Stifel, Houlihan Lokey, Comerica Bank, Raymond James, Waste Connections and others weigh in on the latest trends involving valuations, private equity, environmental services, antitrust and more.

    By Nov. 27, 2023
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    Waste Connections’ Mittelstaedt talks industry changes, improvements during time away from CEO job

    Ron Mittelstaedt discussed how trends in sustainability, technology and investor interest are “rapidly changing” the waste industry during a session at the Corporate Growth Conference.

    By Nov. 21, 2023
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    Teamsters continue labor fight in Republic Services’ backyard

    The union is facing an uphill battle as it attempts to negotiate its first contract for 286 employees across three unionized Republic yards in the Phoenix area.

    By Nov. 20, 2023
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    Mack Trucks workers vote to ratify 5-year UAW labor agreement

    The agreement comes after more than a month of striking at five Mack plants, including one that assembles its refuse collection vehicles.

    By Nov. 17, 2023
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    AmWaste aims to scale with 3i investment after ‘quietly’ becoming sizable Southeast player

    An infusion of growth capital by 3i North American Infrastructure helped AmWaste purchase disposal assets in Georgia, with more acquisitions to come. CEO Chip Russell outlines the company’s vision for expansion.

    By Nov. 13, 2023
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    Hainesport Transportation Group recapitalizes to expand its rail-served Northeast assets

    The New Jersey-based company — which has assets such as a roll-off business, transfer station and Ohio landfill — has new backing from Tecum Capital and Environmental Services Investors.

    By Nov. 13, 2023
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    Austin, Texas, releases zero waste plan as population booms

    The city’s goal of achieving a 90% diversion rate by 2040 remains ambitious, but Austin Resource Recovery is planning new infrastructure and expanded collections to help bridge the gap.

    By Nov. 10, 2023
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    Q&A

    WM’s chief sustainability officer on the future of recycling

    Tara Hemmer sees WM’s recycling investments as key to its overall sustainability strategy. Technology will allow WM to respond to customers’ changing sustainability needs in coming years, she said.

    By Nov. 10, 2023
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    Rubicon marks progress 1 year after profitability plan, including contract with Austin, Texas

    The waste broker and technology company said it has reduced expenses by $55 million on an annualized basis, among other trends that executives described as promising. Earnings are still on track to turn positive in Q4.

    By Nov. 9, 2023
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    Injury rates for waste industry workers rose in 2022

    Injury rates rose just a year after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the lowest rates since 2006. Solid waste collection workers reported slightly fewer illnesses in 2022.

    By Nov. 9, 2023
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    Leading waste and recycling companies spent $986M on M&A in Q3

    WM, Republic Services, Waste Connections, GFL Environmental and Casella Waste Systems recently reported spending totals and shared their outlooks on the deal environment heading into 2024.

    By Nov. 7, 2023