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    Rubicon pledges ‘progress to profitability’ and shares plans to grow company’s earnings potential

    In Rubicon’s first earnings call since going public and seeing its founder step down, CEO Phil Rodoni named “profitability as the core tenet of our strategy and corporate culture going forward” and announced a new company president.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    Injury and illness rates for waste workers hit ‘historic’ low in 2021

    SWANA says the decreased rates for workers on collection routes, as well as in MRFs and at landfill sites, are at their lowest since 2006.

    By Updated Nov. 11, 2022
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    Holiday shopping season won’t save weak prices for OCC, mixed paper

    Analysts and recyclers expect low prices for recovered fiber could persist through year’s end as e-commerce gains fade, exports fall and Amazon’s efforts to reduce packaging continue.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    Elections 2022: Denver greenlights recycling expansion, a close decision on San Diego trash fees and more

    Voters in California, Colorado, Michigan, New York and Vermont weighed in on a range of state and local initiatives with implications for waste and recycling as part of Tuesday’s election.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    Waste execs pull back the curtain on inflation-driven pricing strategies

    Leaders from LRS, Casella Waste Systems, Waste Pro, Denali Water Solutions and more shared their strategies during last week’s Corporate Growth Conference in Chicago. 

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    Upstream CEO talks about the role of EPR in expanding reuse-refill, ‘golden opportunity’ for recycling industry

    The reuse-refill sector has become increasingly mainstream, as shown by the nonprofit’s Reusies award event. Matt Prindiville shares his latest outlook on where it’s going next and how the traditional waste industry can be involved.

    By Nov. 7, 2022
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    Facing falling recycled commodity prices, waste companies pivot in Q3

    After enjoying increasing recycled commodity values for the first half of 2022, industry operators are dealing with major commodity price declines.

    By Nov. 4, 2022
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    Top waste companies spent $1.1B on Q3 acquisitions, with more to come

    Here’s what executives at the industry’s largest companies had to say about the M&A environment this year — and how much each has spent.

    By Nov. 4, 2022
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    GFL 2022 earnings

    GFL Q3 revenue jumps, ESG targets to come this month

    GFL Environmental’s revenue bump came amid economic headwinds and notable costs related to fuel, trucks and MRF fires, as discussed on its earnings call Thursday.

    By Nov. 3, 2022
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    WCN 2022 earnings

    Waste Connections says pricing strategy helped achieve solid Q3

    Higher activity in waste treatment services related to oil and gas, up 52% from last quarter, was a strong point amid inflation and “precipitous” declines in recycled commodity prices, especially for OCC, CEO Worthing Jackman said.

    By Nov. 3, 2022
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    Plastic markets fall, EPA urged to update policies and other top recycling stories from October

    The month’s notable recycling headlines include recent plastic market trends, questions about the United States' long-held waste hierarchy and calls to standardize recycling bin labels.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    Is EPR an answer to compostable packaging’s contamination and labeling hurdles?

    Extended producer responsibility laws can and should encompass compostable packaging, industry players at a recent Product Stewardship Institute webinar said. 

    By Updated Nov. 15, 2022
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    Where voters will consider waste and recycling initiatives

    San Diego and Denver are among the localities with ballot measures, which range from affecting waste fees to recycling facility funding to more access to composting.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    Mattress, textile, organics disposal bans begin in Massachusetts

    The state’s Department of Environmental Protection is now requiring local governments and businesses to keep certain materials out of the waste stream.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    Waste Connections reports a decline in GHG emissions despite acquisitions, sets new ESG targets

    The company plans investments in RNG facilities, MRFs and electric collection vehicles as well as new goals to cut Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 15%, building on a recent decline of 7%, it said in its 2022 sustainability report.

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    Q3 earnings results for major waste and recycling companies

    Follow the latest round of financial results from WM, Republic Services, Casella Waste Systems, Waste Connections, GFL Environmental and more.

    Updated Dec. 1, 2022
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    Casella reports 13 acquisitions in 2022, sees M&A opportunity in potential recession

    The Vermont-based company said its pricing and fee strategy have worked well in a tight economic environment. Executives also previewed upcoming plans for acquisition and landfill expansion spending.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    Environmental justice voices in the waste and recycling industry

    Catch up on these Q&A conversations with experts from the U.S. EPA, Ya Fav Trashman, Detroit Dirt and others on how the waste and recycling industry can play a role in environmental justice efforts.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    RSG 2022 earnings

    Republic Services pricing at record highs as it fights recycled commodity price declines and cost inflation

    The company is still integrating US Ecology while returning M&A focus to solid waste and recycling. Leaders also noted in an earnings call the opportunity to work with BP, which is buying renewable natural gas projects partner Archaea.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    Plastic recycling rates are low. Could better data collection help?

    Better collaboration between stakeholders and more formalized laws around recycling data collection would give the U.S. a better road map for improving recycling, speakers at a webinar from The Recycling Partnership said.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    Casella narrows ESG focus to 5 key targets for 2030

    The Vermont-based company previously set 10 ESG targets in its 2020 report but has narrowed the focus to five key metrics related to emissions reduction, recycling volumes, fleet efficiency and more.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    WM 2022 earnings

    WM spent nearly $200M on acquisitions in Q3, outlines future potential of big ESG investments

    Recycling revenues are taking a hit, but executives said their updated contract models will provide insulation. CEO Jim Fish also shared a goal to eventually expand margins via price increases, not just recover costs.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    WM sets new ESG targets for GHG emissions, recycling volumes, diversity and more

    The company’s first full-year report since acquiring Advanced Disposal Services shows an emissions uptick, but WM says upcoming investments will reverse that.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    Cyclyx’s $100M plastic project described as a boon for Houston. Environmental groups are skeptical.

    Houston could get a new plastics processing facility as early as 2024 if a deal among ExxonMobil, LyondellBasell and Cyclyx goes through.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    Rubicon’s stock has struggled since going public. Is the SPAC trend to blame?

    The tech company — which brokers waste and recycling services — rang the opening bell on Wall Street this week after its stock price declined and its founder stepped down as CEO. Analysts say a turnaround is still possible.

    By Oct. 21, 2022