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    Q&A

    Willie Goode, founder of multiple DC-area waste companies, reflects on 30 years in business

    After starting out on the back of a truck, the CEO of Maryland-based Goode Cos. has since grown a multi-company portfolio. He reflects on what it took to get there, a tough contract experience in Florida and what's next.

    By May 23, 2022
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    WasteExpo 2022

    How top waste companies are competing around M&A, recycling, inflation and labor

    Hear what executives from Casella Waste Systems, Coastal Waste & Recycling, LRS, Republic Services, USA Hauling & Recycling, Waste Connections and others had to say about key trends at WasteExpo.

    By May 18, 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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    WasteExpo 2022

    What does environmental justice mean for waste? Data, community partners can provide greater clarity

    Though the U.S. EPA has touted environmental justice as a major priority, many waste and recycling facility operators are unclear where they fit in and how the concept translates to day-to-day actions, panelists at WasteExpo said.

    By May 18, 2022
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    Opinion

    The methane emissions crisis demands a faster transformation in how we handle organic waste

    The waste sector presents some of the best opportunities to reduce methane emissions and global warming through organic waste prevention, source separation and composting, writes John Ribeiro-Broomhead.

    By John Ribeiro-Broomhead • May 11, 2022
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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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    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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    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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    Environmental justice, including at waste sites, takes center stage at Houston event

    As current and former EPA officials called for greater action on environmental justice, the author of seminal research on inequity issues around Houston landfills and incinerators shared how the concept got its start.

    By April 27, 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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    Hawaii's EPR for packaging bill fails to pass before end of legislative session

    Supporters had expected the unique model focused on reuse and reduction to move quickly through final committees, but legislators did not reconcile bill differences before the clock ran out. 

    By Updated May 11, 2022
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    Biden's waste and recycling priorities

    Senate committee again ties on Waterhouse nomination for EPA waste office

    The vote is likely to move to the Senate floor despite the tie. The nominee spoke about environmental justice and climate change initiatives at last week's Society of Environmental Journalists conference. 

    By April 7, 2022
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    With state landfill capacity dwindling, MassRecycle conference explores recycling remedies

    A renewed focus on multifamily housing, legislative "champions" for EPR and more MRF processing capacity could help make a dent in long-term waste capacity issues, virtual conference participants said.

    By April 4, 2022
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    Q&A

    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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    Deep Dive

    Is jet fuel from waste finally ready for takeoff?

    Multiple projects to create sustainable aviation fuel from waste are underway, including a Fulcrum BioEnergy plant a decade in the making. Questions remain about whether it will be a scalable, viable success for the circular economy.

    By Danielle Beurteaux • March 23, 2022
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    Inslee to sign Washington landfill emissions reduction bill

    The law requires air monitoring and gas capture systems for certain MSW landfills. Supporters say it will help meet state climate goals. Opponents, including some county landfills, worry about infrastructure costs.

    By Updated March 25, 2022
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    Florida poised to solidify its status as the nation's waste-to-energy capital with supportive new legislation

    If signed into law, the bill could soon establish a unique program to subsidize power purchase agreements and expansion expenses for municipally-owned combustion facilities.

    By March 15, 2022
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    Washington governor signs bill calling for 75% reduction of organic waste disposal by 2030

    The law is seen as a natural evolution from the state's recent work on recycling and climate change. Organics recyclers are especially focused on new compost procurement rules and first-in-the-nation compostable product guidelines.

    By Updated March 25, 2022
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    Waste Dive Live: What's next for waste and recycling in 2022?

    Watch the videos from our Feb. 10 virtual event to hear perspectives from the Waste Dive team, The Recycling Partnership and Reloop.

    By The Waste Dive Team • March 9, 2022
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    Q&A

    CEO says longevity sets Ameresco apart in the landfill gas-to-energy space

    A 20-plus-year reputation and broad range of clients — including municipalities, military bases and private companies — will keep the company going as competition ramps up in the waste sector, executives said.

    By March 2, 2022
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    3 takeaways from GWMS on the future of environmental justice, greenhouse gas emissions and leachate at landfills

    Landfill operators, consultants and researchers shared the latest trends they're following at last week's biennial event. Microplastics were called out as an emerging contaminant of concern, akin to how PFAS science has evolved.

    By Feb. 23, 2022