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    2021 earnings coverage: GFL Environmental

    In its second year as a public company GFL continued an aggressive expansion pace throughout North America, including multiple large acquisitions such as Terrapure and PDC.

    By Waste Dive Team • Updated Nov. 4, 2021
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    Tracking the industry: US waste and recycling info hub

    Follow some of the most essential developments around M&A, ESG pledges, federal and state policy, PFAS regulations, quarterly earnings results and more with Waste Dive's unique trackers and ongoing in-depth coverage.

    By Waste Dive Team • Updated Nov. 23, 2021
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    2021 earnings coverage for US waste and recycling companies

    Catch up on Waste Dive's quarterly analysis of results from Waste Management, Republic Services, Waste Connections, GFL Environmental and others during 2021.

    By Waste Dive Team • Nov. 1, 2021
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    2021 earnings coverage: Waste Connections

    For the industry's third-largest company, 2021 has continued a trend of heightened M&A activity, new ESG investments and ongoing pandemic recovery in multiple markets.

    By Waste Dive Team • Nov. 1, 2021
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    2021 earnings coverage: Republic Services

    Amid a leadership transition in 2021, the industry's second-largest player has ramped up spending related to ESG efforts and M&A, including the acquisition of Santek Waste Services and ACV Enviro.

    By Waste Dive Team • Nov. 1, 2021
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    2021 earnings coverage: Waste Management

    The North American industry's largest company has been focused on integrating Advanced Disposal Services, ramping up recycling investments and maneuvering through pandemic effects throughout the year.

    By Waste Dive Team • Nov. 1, 2021
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    Q3 earnings: A complex economic recovery continues, with M&A spending on the rise

    Inflation and labor were also cited as notable challenges during recent reports. Catch up on our takeaways from key public companies.

    By Waste Dive Team • Updated Nov. 4, 2021
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    RSG 2021 earnings

    Republic Services M&A spending on track to top $1B in 2021, highest in over a decade

    The company is also making investments in landfill gas projects and expanding its environmental solutions business as it caps off a quarter that saw some volumes exceed pre-pandemic levels.

    By Oct. 29, 2021
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    WCN 2021 earnings

    Waste Connections acquisitions worth $240M in revenue through Q3, at least $100M more anticipated

    The company upped its outlook thanks to economic recovery trends and M&A but reported inflationary pressures. CEO Worthing Jackman also described potential vaccine mandates as a notable labor headwind.

    By Oct. 28, 2021
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    WM 2021 earnings

    Waste Management sees path to offset 'acute' inflation, labor turbulence through pricing and automation

    The company raised revenue guidance again but faced a challenging quarter. During one recent week an estimated 900 employees were out due to COVID-19 at the same time as volumes increased due to the economic rebound.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    M&A hit 'historic highs' amid the talent crunch. How are HR teams coping?

    Acquiring employers are being asked a key question from their workers, one executive told HR Dive: "Is my company showing up for me?"

    By Ryan Golden • Oct. 21, 2021
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    City Haul: A new class of municipal waste leaders emerges

    Over half of the 10 largest U.S. cities have new public works, sanitation or solid waste directors since the start of 2020. Positions have evolved during the pandemic and amid shifting trends in technology and public engagement.

    By Oct. 20, 2021
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    Republic Services aims to bolster diesel technician pipeline, with eye toward EV training

    Addressing worker shortages and offering opportunities to veterans and underserved populations, Republic's Technical Institute trains employees and potential hires to service its current and future vehicle fleet.

    By Oct. 14, 2021
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    Q&A

    Waste Pro execs, on their way to $900M in revenue, outline multiyear Southeast growth strategy

    While other family-led operations are selling this year, this Florida-based company says it's here to stay. CEO Sean Jennings and COO Keith Banasiak share their outlook on M&A, labor, municipal relations and more.

    By Oct. 11, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Searching for operational insight, MRFs comb data from AI

    As recycling technology gets more sophisticated, MRF operators and equipment manufacturers say material characterization data from AI-powered systems may be even more valuable than the labor robots provide.

    By Oct. 6, 2021
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    COVID-19 vaccinations

    Waste and recycling employers watch for next steps on COVID-19 requirements

    Waste Pro and Rumpke are among the large employers who have encouraged vaccinations and will be affected by an OSHA rule. The industry is considering how to assist and accommodate existing and prospective workers.

    By Oct. 4, 2021
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    Deep Dive // Recology SF corruption investigation

    What's next for Recology in San Francisco after $36M DOJ penalty, bribery charge

    The West Coast company is looking to move forward after three subsidiaries admitted to one charge of bribery in a deferred prosecution agreement, but it still faces legal action and a push to change local collection systems.

    By Sept. 29, 2021
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    Extreme heat drives OSHA to develop new federal workplace standard

    The advanced notice set to be released next month is the first step in the development of a federal standard to prevent heat-related illness and death.

    By Jennifer Goodman • Sept. 21, 2021
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    Covanta, Casella, Vanguard Renewables and others continue the conversation at virtual WasteExpo

    The event included insight on industry discussions such as EPR, environmental justice, waste-to-energy, climate change, recycling and technology.

    By , , Sept. 17, 2021
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    COVID-19 vaccinations

    Biden directs OSHA to create new coronavirus vaccine requirements for large employers

    A temporary emergency standard could mandate businesses with more than 100 employees ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or require unvaccinated workers to have a weekly negative test result.

    By Ryan Golden • Sept. 10, 2021
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    FDA approval of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine provides cover for employer mandates

    "I've received a number of calls from clients who were on the fence, and now, this is something that helps to solidify their confidence," one attorney said.

    By Ryan Golden • Sept. 1, 2021
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    COVID-19 vaccinations

    Vaccine mandates set for waste and recycling workers in multiple cities

    While major private-sector employers haven't announced any vaccine mandates to date, government employees in New York, Philadelphia, Denver and elsewhere face new requirements.

    By Updated Aug. 25, 2021
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    OSHA recommends masks for many vaccinated workers

    Among others, employees in areas of substantial transmission should wear masks to protect unvaccinated co-workers, the agency said.

    By Kate Tornone • Aug. 19, 2021
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    NYC commercial waste reform

    New York adopts commercial waste safety rules as local industry prepares for bigger shift

    After years of scrutiny, local haulers now must follow new labor and vehicle safety requirements within the city. It's the latest in a series of reforms leading up to commercial waste franchise zones.

    By Aug. 18, 2021
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    COVID-19 vaccinations

    Waste industry monitors service disruptions amid spread of delta variant

    Local news reports reveal coronavirus-driven worker absences and pickup delays reminiscent of earlier in the pandemic. Industry leaders are still encouraging vaccinations and some cities require them for their own employees.

    By Aug. 16, 2021