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    Waste Connections seeing labor retention improvements as it eyes ‘record’ M&A year

    The company reported better-than-expected revenue for a quarter which included a sizable acquisition in Indiana. CEO Ron Mittelstaedt also shared updated thoughts on how PFAS regulations will affect the sector.

    By April 25, 2024
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    Tracking PFAS developments in 2024

    The EPA designated certain PFAS hazardous, set drinking water standards for some of the chemicals and updated destruction and disposal guidance. Follow Waste Dive’s ongoing coverage of what it will mean for the industry.

    Updated June 12, 2024
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    Waste industry groups still seeking legislative exemption to PFAS hazardous substance designation

    NWRA, SWANA, USCC and others say the EPA didn’t go far enough to protect the waste and composting industries from Superfund liability. They see federal legislation as their next step in cementing liability protections.

    By April 23, 2024
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    EPA’s latest PFAS guidance offers more data but it raises new questions about destruction and disposal

    The agency’s first update since 2020 discusses the many considerations involved with handling the chemicals via different categories of landfills, incinerators, injection wells and other technologies.

    By April 22, 2024
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    US EPA designates PFOS, PFOA as hazardous substances

    The waste industry has long worried that the hazardous substance designation would create costly liability issues. The U.S. EPA says it won’t focus on enforcement at municipal landfills, water utilities or farms that apply biosolids.

    By April 19, 2024
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    Stericycle executive talks sustainability, long-term efficiency plans

    Cory White, Stericycle’s chief commercial officer, says data insights and customer demand are driving the company’s long-term sustainability strategy, including through fleet optimization, recycling and other efficiencies.

    By April 16, 2024
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    State officials list batteries, tires, PFAS-containing materials as most challenging to manage

    The survey found a need for more resources and infrastructure to address the challenging materials.

    By April 15, 2024
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    Waste industry reacts to PFAS drinking water standards

    The EPA’s new drinking water standards for PFAS may affect waste facility relationships with water treatment plants and add costs, waste industry groups say. WM, Republic Services, Casella, SWANA, NWRA and others weigh in.

    By Updated April 23, 2024
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    Landfill methane, overall waste sector emissions continued to decline in 2022

    The U.S. EPA’s latest inventory of greenhouse gas emissions also tallied emissions from municipal solid waste combustion and anaerobic digestion.

    By April 12, 2024
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    EPA sets drinking water standards for PFAS, kicking off questions for waste operators

    The agency’s final rule, which includes more detailed limits than were in its initial proposal, will be phased in over multiple years. It also comes with $1 billion in funding for public water systems and updated disposal guidance.

    By April 10, 2024
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    PFAS destruction solutions advance as EPA drinking water standard looms

    The recent Northeast Conference on the Science of PFAS convened regulators from the EPA and state agencies, as well as technology providers, for an in-depth update about what’s next for the forever chemicals.

    By April 8, 2024
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    What you need to know if you are a passive receiver of PFAS

    PFAS management is now a top of mind priority as the onus is on landfills to address these chemicals.

    By Julie Mullen • April 8, 2024
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    Multiple landfills approved for expansion in past month, including WM site in Arkansas

    Private and publicly owned landfills in Arkansas, California, New York and South Carolina all received expansion approval, while Waste Connections backed off plans for another county-owned site.

    By , , April 5, 2024
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    GFL acquires sizable Florida C&D company Angelo’s Recycled Materials

    The family-run operation includes a C&D landfill and multiple locations. GFL Environmental CEO Patrick Dovigi previously said the deal would constitute about half of the company’s spending on M&A for the year.

    By Updated April 4, 2024
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    (2022). "How Riverview’s Modern Landfill Works" [Video]. Retrieved from Riverview, Michigan.
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    Study analyzes Minnesota RNG potential; Republic Services, Archaea and Waga launch projects

    March saw several firsts in the RNG industry, including Waga Energy’s first U.S. project coming online in New York and South Florida’s first landfill RNG project breaking ground. 

    By April 3, 2024
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    Leachate evaporation for PFAS separation and sequestration

    Recent testing has shown on-site evaporation to be an effective method of reducing the volume of landfill leachate and containing PFAS for retention in a landfill.

    By Mike Ditton Product Marketing Manager Heartland Water Technology and Travis Smith, PE Senior Process Engineer Heartland Water Technology • April 1, 2024
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    Landfill methane survey finds significant ‘misalignment’ between models and real-world conditions

    The study, released by Carbon Mapper on Thursday, found that 52% of landfills surveyed had point source methane emissions and cast doubt on existing estimates.

    By March 29, 2024
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    Frontier Waste Solutions’ first landfill purchase rides fast-growing market

    The company recently acquired a newly built C&D landfill, adding to its growing footprint in North Texas and throughout the state. CEO John Gustafson discussed Frontier’s continued plans for expansion.

    By March 28, 2024
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    Viridi, Casella say expanded AD facility can help address Maine’s biosolids issues

    The companies tout their partnership at an anaerobic digester in Brunswick, Maine, as a way to reduce volumes of biosolids that contain PFAS. The facility will also produce power and RNG for the community.

    By March 27, 2024
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    UBQ Materials eyes Northeast for its first waste-to-thermoplastic US facility

    The Israel-based startup, which makes thermoplastics from mixed waste, is looking to bring its first facility to North America. This follows the recent launch of a facility in the Netherlands and a $70 million funding round.

    By March 26, 2024
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    New book tackles waste crisis at the personal and policy levels

    Author Edward Humes’ new book, “Total Garbage,” aims to serve as a how-to guide for reducing waste in everyday life while advocating for changes in U.S. waste policy through EPR and other means.

    By March 25, 2024
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    How 3 large states want to address waste with federal climate funding

    The U.S. EPA received 45 state priority climate action plans, the first step in accessing Climate Pollution Reduction Grant funding.

    By March 21, 2024
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    (2024). [Video]. Retrieved from Senate Environment and Public Works committee.
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    Waste industry implores Senate for PFAS exemptions under Superfund

    At a Senate hearing, the waste industry said time is running out for federal intervention to prevent costly lawsuits, which they say could come once the U.S. EPA finalizes a new PFAS hazardous substance designation.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Does the EPA’s Waste Reduction Model favor landfills or incineration?

    After the EPA released a new version of WARM and held a public comment period, stakeholders across the spectrum of materials management believe there’s room for improvement.

    By Updated March 21, 2024
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    SWANA CEO envisions collaborative environment to build safety, culture

    Amy Lestition Burke, SWANA’s new CEO, says building partnerships can make the industry and the organization stronger and better resourced to take on climate change and an evolving workforce.

    By March 19, 2024