• Aerial view of industrial facility with solar panels, mountains in background
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    Denali says $3.7M microgrid project makes organics site more resilient as California ramps up diversion

    A solar array and microgrid project with battery storage recently debuted at an Imperial Western Products location. Denali says this will reduce emissions from creating animal feed and biodiesel at the facility.

    By March 24, 2023
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    Bioenergy Devco receives $30M investment as it ramps up US anaerobic digestion efforts

    The infusion from a Maryland-based investor allows the firm to expand in a market it sees as ripe for investment.

    By March 23, 2023
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    The Waste Dive Outlook on 2023

    The waste and recycling industry is anticipating another year of policy pushes, regulatory updates and consolidation amid a shifting economy. Waste Dive will be following trends around M&A, ESG, plastics, environmental justice and much more.

    By Waste Dive staff
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    CNG, electric or hybrid? WM execs talk evolving fleet strategy

    Chief Operating Officer John Morris and Senior Director of Fleet David Tessin discuss lessons from WM’s fuel transition, upping RNG investments, the potential impact of eRINs and more.

    By March 21, 2023
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    6 types of PFAS included in EPA’s long-awaited drinking water regulations

    The EPA’s proposal covers a broader range than previously expected. The rule could become important in how waste facilities monitor or handle PFAS-containing material as well as present possible disposal opportunities.

    By March 14, 2023
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    WIN Waste partnering with Baltimore organics recycler on food waste collection pilot

    WIN Waste Innovations, through its predecessor company Wheelabrator, has long operated the WTE facility in Baltimore. The new partnership comes as non-governmental entities fill a void in addressing the city’s waste issues.

    By Updated March 10, 2023
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    Deep well disposal for PFAS attracts heightened interest as new regulations loom

    Prior U.S. EPA guidance identified deep wells as a possible alternative to landfilling or incineration for these “forever chemicals,” and multiple facilities are touting their technologies as a solution.

    By April Reese • March 6, 2023
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    EPA announces $250M for curbing climate pollution, advancing environmental justice

    Each of the 67 most-populated U.S. metropolitan areas is eligible for $1 million in planning grants, which the agency will follow with $4.6 billion to help cities and states implement their plans later this year.

    By Michael Brady • March 2, 2023
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    Clean Harbors identifies incinerator, PFAS and new service sector opportunities for 2023

    Clean Harbors anticipates new business opportunities in 2023 and beyond, possibly with companies following the reshoring trend. The company’s first major leadership change in 40 years is also in the works.

    By March 2, 2023
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    Divert teams with Enbridge for $1B plan to scale anaerobic digesters and RNG volumes

    The organics recycling company, which has private equity backing, aims to reach “every major geographic region” of the U.S. with this deal. Canada-based Enbridge will get a 10% stake as part of its investment.

    By March 1, 2023
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    Stericycle touts revenue improvements, previews 2023 capital investments

    CEO Cindy Miller said the company continues to grow revenues and bounce back from inflationary pressures, settlement costs and divestiture impacts in 2022. It’s looking ahead to a Nevada facility opening and other investments.

    By Feb. 24, 2023
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    Environmental justice is a growing operational factor. How are federal and state agencies defining it?

    The definition of an environmental justice or disadvantaged area varies among states and between states and the U.S. EPA, with each term having a different range of implications.

    By Myisha Majumder • Feb. 22, 2023
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    Q4 earnings results for major waste and recycling companies

    Follow the latest results from WM, Republic Services, Waste Connections, GFL Environmental, Casella Waste Systems, Clean Harbors, Stericycle and Rubicon as they close out 2022 reports and give guidance for 2023.

    Updated March 9, 2023
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    Waste Connections ends 2022 favorably despite headwinds; spent $2.3B on acquisitions

    Waste Connections executives expect a strong start to 2023 due to anticipated acquisitions activity, as well as minor improvements in recycled commodity and energy credit values.

    By Feb. 16, 2023
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    RSG 2022 earnings

    Republic says it’s ready for any economy; M&A remains a priority after spending $2.7B in 2022

    Executives said they anticipate growing revenue potential from the company’s environmental solutions division. The company also previewed upcoming plastic recycling center investments and acquisition plans.

    By Feb. 16, 2023
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    How the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard program changes could be a boon for landfill and AD operators

    The program’s biggest change to date would set long-term renewable natural gas targets, add credits for powering electric vehicles and much more. WM, Republic Services, Anaergia, Covanta and others weigh in on what it means.

    By Feb. 16, 2023
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    BP CEO describes Archaea acquisition as a ‘game changer’ for boosting biogas volumes

    In their first earnings call since completing the purchase of a leading landfill gas project developer, BP executives outlined plans to ramp up capital spending and pursue new offtake options for the Archaea platform.

    By Feb. 8, 2023
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    Vicinity Energy takes over first WTE facility with $120M Michigan contract

    Covanta opted out of the site after 30-plus years, creating an opening for Vicinity, a Veolia spinoff focused on district heating systems. Kent County plans to invest more than $40 million in upgrades to preserve the site.

    By Feb. 8, 2023
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    Minnesota renewable energy bill that could boost landfill gas, anaerobic digestion heads to governor’s desk

    If the bill gets enacted, power from incinerators operating in environmental justice areas would not count toward the state’s renewable energy goals, but that from landfill gas and anaerobic digestion would.

    By Feb. 7, 2023
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    Biden's waste and recycling priorities

    DOE report touts chemical recycling R&D opportunities while noting plastic’s environmental justice issues

    The report, part of a long-term Energy Department effort to boost the viability of plastics recycling and cut energy use, touts opportunities in researching bio-based plastics as well as chemical recycling technologies. 

    By Feb. 6, 2023
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    Federal lawmakers reintroduce bills calling for billions in food waste recycling and prevention grants

    Sponsors of the COMPOST Act and Zero Food Waste Act say an injection of federal funding over 10 years will help scale up local projects. These bills failed to pass last session.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    WTE facility in Long Beach, California, will remain open into 2024 following Covanta contract update

    The city’s Southeast Resource Recovery Facility has seen steep tonnage and revenue declines following the passage of a recent state law. Covanta is now assuming financial risks and revenues to avoid its imminent closure.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    WM 2022 earnings

    WM boosts planned MRF and RNG spending by $590M, sees signs of inflation easing

    Volumes may be flat, and recycling values are down, but executives hope cost control measures and long-term investments will offset headwinds. They said federal regulations are driving an attractive environment for RNG projects.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
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    Battery electric could be 63% of refuse truck sales come 2030: report

    Electrification incentives like those in the Inflation Reduction Act may accelerate fleet conversions in the waste industry, a new analysis shows. Mack Trucks and Casella are among the companies working toward that this year.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    WTE trade group reemerges with backing from Covanta, WIN Waste and local governments

    The sector’s two largest companies, plus notable public sector facility owners such as Florida’s Miami-Dade County, hope the Waste-to-Energy Association can help them reframe environmental discussions.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    Covanta CEO promises ‘vastly different’ approach for the company

    Azeez Mohammed, who joined the company as part of its 2021 sale to EQT Infrastructure, talks through a wave of strategic changes in his first extended interview on the job. 

    By Jan. 26, 2023