Landfill


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    EPA opens civil rights investigation into Baltimore waste plan

    The EPA will investigate whether Baltimore City and its Department of Public Works violated communities’ civil rights with its waste plan, which preserves the city’s status quo with a WIN Waste combustion facility.

    By July 17, 2024
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    Retrieved from Winters Bros. Waste Systems on July 15, 2024
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    WM acquires Winters Bros. Waste, a major New York company

    Long Island’s largest independent hauler and recycler, which employs more than 500 people, has numerous assets in an area that faces strains from an upcoming reduction in regional disposal capacity.

    By Updated July 16, 2024
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    The image by Richard Apple is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
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    Canada releases draft of first federal landfill methane requirements

    Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a detailed regulatory proposal that would, for the first time, set national minimum landfill gas standards for the country.

    By July 15, 2024
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    NWRA and others challenge EPA’s PFAS hazardous substance designation in federal court

    The National Waste & Recycling Association wants the court to consider multiple aspects of the EPA’s decision to classify certain PFAS as hazardous under Superfund regulations. Environmental groups are pushing back.

    By July 15, 2024
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    Waga Energy secures new loan to expand RNG facilities, including at US landfills

    France-based Waga is looking to build on its momentum in North America after bringing its first U.S. facility online earlier this year. The landfill-gas-to-RNG company has partnered with Casella, OCI Global and others.

    By July 10, 2024
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    LRS receives credit rating downgrades, hires chief revenue officer

    Moody’s and S&P both downgraded the Midwest recycler in June due in part to high debt leverage, but they maintained stable outlooks. LRS is searching for a CFO after Luke Chenery returned to Macquarie.

    By July 9, 2024
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    Courtesy of MethaneSAT
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    Deep Dive

    Satellite and flyover tech advances for landfill methane as industry seeks more clarity

    WM is testing a range of emissions detection options as it works to solidify a measurement system by next year. This comes as more groups are launching satellites and asking the U.S. EPA to update its regulations.

    By Leslie Nemo • July 9, 2024
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    Retrieved from Apex Waste Solutions on May 20, 2024
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    Apex Waste grows in Colorado with 2 new deals, including WM sites

    The Kinderhook-backed company is now vertically integrated after purchasing landfills and a MRF from Twin Enviro Services. Following these deals, Apex now services an estimated 100,000 customers.

    By Updated July 9, 2024
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    Superfund enforcement of PFAS started Monday. Where does waste and recycling go from here?

    The regulation exposes certain parties to liability for cleanup of contamination from certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. While the EPA has said some disposal facilities won’t be targeted, concerns about cost remain.

    By July 8, 2024
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    Archaea, Republic discuss RNG partnership; EverGen, ESI, Aemetis chart construction progress

    Executives from Republic and BP announced the completion of the first plant in their Lightning Renewables joint venture partnership. Other renewable natural gas developers also reached milestones in June.

    By July 3, 2024
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    Landfill expansion projects and debates advance, including Capital Waste site in Georgia

    WM, Republic Services, Capital and others are pursuing expansion projects in Florida, Georgia, Maine, Oregon and Tennessee.

    By , July 3, 2024
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    Virginia RDF facility operated by WIN Waste closes

    The facility’s closure means more waste will be landfilled in southeastern Virginia. The refuse-derived fuel plant was affected by a fire and a new steam plant built by the U.S. Navy.

    By July 2, 2024
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    New Hampshire battery disposal ban bill heads to governor

    The bill expands the state’s battery disposal ban to include all electronics and lithium-ion batteries, a move meant to decrease the number of fires at waste and recycling facilities.

    By June 18, 2024
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    EPA says Waste Connections landfill in California violated Clean Air Act

    The agency found that operators of the Chiquita Canyon site failed to properly inspect gas wells. The landfill has been under increased scrutiny from regulators due to ongoing odor issues. 

    By June 14, 2024
  • A man in a suit stands at a podium with a sign that reads "The 2024 ReFED Food Waste Solutions Summit." His image is projected on a screen behind him.
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    USDA’s Vilsack touts updated, ‘accountability-focused’ national food waste strategy

    Vilsack said the strategy has taken on renewed importance as global efforts to curb methane pollution ramp up. He also said he is looking to the farm bill to ensure the priorities will be funded.

    By June 14, 2024
  • A Republic Services truck sits at a work site behind a chain link fence in Somerville, Mass.
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    Environmental services segment still has plenty of M&A runway

    Republic Services, Clean Harbors, Crystal Clean, Reworld and other companies have been very active with M&A in recent years. Here’s why analysts and executives expect that to continue.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Water treatment company Ovivo expands PFAS treatment, destruction offerings

    Ovivo’s licensing deal with Evocra allows the company to offer a foam fractionation technology on top of existing destruction services. EPA regulations have spurred mitigation companies to broaden their PFAS offerings.

    By June 12, 2024
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    9 senators call for EPA funding to address landfill methane

    They want more than $11 million in additional appropriations to the EPA for fiscal year 2025, which would be used for more advanced monitoring technology and upgrades to municipally owned landfills.

    By June 10, 2024
  • Sign reading "Yakima County Public Services Solid Waste Division - Terrace Heights Disposal Area" in front of a heavy-duty truck at an outdoor area.
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    [Photograph]. Retrieved from Yakima County, Washington.
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    Washington finalizes landfill rule, Divert and EnviTec announce plants and other RNG news

    Washington finalized its landfill methane rule while digester companies around the country made RNG-related announcements in May. Two U.S. senators also introduced a federal RNG incentive bill.

    By June 7, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Hazardous waste incinerators see PFAS disposal opportunity, emissions questions remain

    The U.S. EPA’s latest destruction and disposal guidance provides updated data on incineration's effectiveness, while noting the need for more research about the products of incomplete combustion.

    By April Reese • June 5, 2024
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    Executives used Noble Environmental as ‘piggy bank’ to benefit Archaea, lawsuit alleges

    To rocket Archaea to success before selling it to BP, the executives used trade secrets and personnel from their first venture, Pennsylvania waste company Noble Environmental, the lawsuit alleges.

    By June 3, 2024
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    WM focuses on Dallas region as landfill gas hub with opening of latest RNG plant

    Chief Sustainability Officer Tara Hemmer said the Lewisville, Texas, project is part of a larger strategy in a state where permitting and local relationships make it easier for projects to be completed.

    By May 23, 2024
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    Megan Quinn/Waste Dive
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    Long-awaited PFAS regulations renew strategy discussions at WasteExpo

    Recent EPA announcements and rapidly evolving mitigation technologies led to many conversations about how the waste industry should invest in, manage and research these forever chemicals. 

    By May 20, 2024
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    Retrieved from DTG Recycle on May 16, 2024
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    DTG Recycle names new CEO

    Jordan Reber recently took the helm at the Washington-based company, which is backed by Macquarie. He brings experience with heavy equipment and leadership from multiple prior roles.

    By May 17, 2024
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    Courtesy of Casella Waste Systems
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    Q&A

    Casella president outlines growth plans for mid-Atlantic and other priorities

    Ned Coletta, roughly six months into his role as president, is working on multiple aspects of the company’s strategy. He recently shared updates on disposal capacity, PFAS treatment, RNG projects, training and more.

    By May 16, 2024