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    Federal Reserve hikes main rate by quarter-point, notes ‘resilient’ banking system

    The central bank tightened borrowing costs despite banking instability as inflation persists well above its 2% target.

    By Jim Tyson • March 23, 2023
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    GreenWaste CEO envisions ‘stronger presence’ for company in California following private equity investment

    Over a year after selling to a Macquarie fund, CEO Tracy Adams reports a “great partnership.” He discusses the company’s targeted acquisition strategy, the state’s SB 1383 organics recycling law and more.

    By March 16, 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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    LRS’ new $50M Chicago MRF is heavy on automation, with room for expansion

    The MRF can handle nearly twice the material as the one LRS opened in a Chicago suburb just six years ago. The company “invested on the front end to reduce labor” amid a tight employment market the last few years.

    By March 15, 2023
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    SWANA to hire new CEO, citing ‘changing vision,’ as Biderman departs

    David Biderman joined the group in 2015 and helped grow its focus on safety, among other issues. SWANA has begun its search for a replacement.

    By Updated March 15, 2023
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    Daylight saving time: What HR should keep in mind

    Changing the clocks is more than just a frustration or a boon; it can cause problems with payroll and workplace safety.

    By Caroline Colvin • March 10, 2023
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    Powell says Fed may hike rates more than forecast

    Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told a Senate committee on Tuesday that reducing inflation to the central bank’s 2% target may not lead to widespread layoffs.

    By Jim Tyson • March 8, 2023
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    RoadRunner Recycling lays off 10% of its workforce

    The Pittsburgh-based waste and recycling technology company, which raised $90 million and acquired Compology last year, is scaling down to weather a more challenging business environment, it said.

    By March 7, 2023
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    Biden to appoint Julie Su as Labor secretary

    Su is known for cracking down on wage theft and has long settled disputes between employers and unions.

    By Caroline Colvin • Feb. 28, 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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    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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    Report: Walsh to resign as Labor secretary, lead NHL players’ union

    President Joe Biden said he nominated Walsh, previously the mayor of Boston, in part due to Walsh’s background as a labor union president.

    By Ryan Golden • Feb. 8, 2023
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    City Haul: How fast-growing cities have rerouted their collection systems

    Early planning and understanding future development and data needs are key strategies for smooth schedule changes, according to waste leaders who have recently gone through the process in Phoenix, Sacramento and Fort Worth.

    By Feb. 6, 2023
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    WestRock notes global paper market headwinds but touts sustainability investments as growing opportunity

    WestRock reported lower Q1 income and withdrew full-year guidance due to market uncertainty. CEO David Sewell said increased packaging revenue and a focus on plastic packaging replacement projects are positive signs, however.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Waste Pro sees workforce gains through safety awards, creative scheduling and emphasis on women

    Vice President of HR Shannon Early discusses how safety awards fit into a broader range of creative recruitment and retention efforts. Plus, she highlights four-day workweeks and high percentages of women drivers in select markets.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    The Waste Dive Outlook on 2023

    What you need to know on industry trends to watch, the hiring landscape, fleet maintenance and more to come as the new year gets underway.

    By The Waste Dive Team • Updated Feb. 15, 2023
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    Lag times, labor shortfalls and leasing: What’s affecting waste fleet management in 2023

    Some supply chain issues that have made it harder to procure trucks and parts could ease, but skilled maintenance workers are still in high demand. Leasing is looking more attractive to some customers.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    As some labor strains ease, the waste and recycling industry has further opportunity to grow its ranks

    Pandemic-era labor challenges for the waste industry are persisting three years later. Read what experts from Stifel, SWANA, the Teamsters and the Women in Trucking Association think could help.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    6 waste and recycling trends to watch in 2023

    The effects of ongoing M&A, the biogas boom, and regulatory and financial debates around plastics are among the most complex topics on Waste Dive’s radar in the new year.

    By , , Jan. 12, 2023
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    Traffic fatalities dipped in 2022 while pedestrian and cyclist deaths rose: NHTSA

    An estimated 31,785 people died in traffic crashes from January to September. Despite improvements in some areas, safety advocates noted concerning trends faced by pedestrians and cyclists. 

    By Dan Zukowski • Jan. 11, 2023
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    Number of waste workers grew faster than broader US jobs category over 2022

    The number of people employed in the U.S. waste management and remediation services sector totaled 480,500 at the end of 2022, up roughly 3.85% since December 2021.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    By the numbers: 2022 waste and recycling trends with implications for 2023

    Key data points on some of the top issues — M&A, ESG, inflation and policy — that illustrate another eventful year for the industry.

    By , , Jan. 4, 2023
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    Top interviews with waste and recycling leaders in 2022

    Read some of the year’s most popular conversations with CEOs from Republic Services, WIN Waste Innovations, LRS and Vanguard Renewables, as well as leaders from WM, the U.S. EPA and other organizations.

    Dec. 22, 2022
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    With safety improvements, waste and recycling collection fell to the 7th deadliest job in 2021: BLS

    The rate of fatal injuries decreased in solid waste collection in 2021. Its ranking compared with other dangerous jobs comes after a span as the fifth or sixth deadliest occupation.

    By Updated Dec. 19, 2022
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    Waste and recycling M&A is as active as ever. What’s driving sellers to exit the industry?

    Experts from Comerica Bank and Houlihan Lokey, along with speakers at the Corporate Growth Conference, share insights on how the deal environment has evolved in 2022.

    By Updated Dec. 8, 2022
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    The US waste and recycling industry in 2022 — what you need to know

    Stories on M&A, recycling policy and organics recycling expansion — and how the economy and environmental justice considerations are shaping the industry’s path forward — have driven the news this year.

    Dec. 5, 2022