Crews mopping up after fire at Kalispell recycling yard
EVERGREEN, Mont. (AP) — Fire crews were mopping up after an overnight fire at a recycling yard just east of Kalispell.
Firefighters responded at about 3 a.m. Tuesday to find vehicles on fire...
Recycling plant head fired; police investigate $300k theft
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A manager of a Maine recycling facility has been fired and named in a search warrant in connection with the theft of more than $300,000.
Cleanup of South Carolina’s ‘Mount Trashmore’ may cost $4.5M
OKATIE, S.C. (AP) — It may cost taxpayers $4.5 million to clean up a blazing, towering pile of garbage known as Mount Trashmore in South Carolina.
Recycling in Washington County going to landfill
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Recyclable materials in a southern Utah county are instead going to a landfill.
The Spectrum newspaper reports that the contents of residential recycling bins in...
Officials ID man killed in accident at Omaha recycling plant
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man killed in a workplace accident at an Omaha recycling plant.
Television station KETV reports that police say 60-year-old Dilaver Gasa was...
Officials: Man killed in accident at Omaha recycling plant
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been killed in a workplace accident at an Omaha recycling plant.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that the industrial accident happened around 8:30...
Program that collects derelict fishing gear marks 10 years
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing and environmental officials are celebrating 10 years of a program that has removed 4 million pounds of derelict fishing gear from waters off the U.S. coast.
Trials show hope for handling manure at Washington dairies
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington's besieged dairies are testing several promising systems for recycling cow manure, turning it into fertilizer and clean water.
Correction: Recycling Plant Fire story
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — In a story Aug. 21 about a fire at a recycling plant in Massachusetts, The Associated Press misidentified the facility's operator. The plant is operated by Thomson...
Indiana steel dust recycling project dropped amid opposition
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The developers of a proposed steel dust recycling plant have dropped plans for the central Indiana project following a wave of local opposition the company blamed on a...
SC elementary reopening despite toxic ‘Trash Mountain’ fire
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina elementary is reopening for the first day of school despite a smoldering, toxic fire in a 50-foot trash pile at a nearby recycling center.
Jackson trashes recycling, citing cost and market demand
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's largest city will stop curbside recycling collections by month's end.
Jackson Public Works Director Bob Miller tells the Clarion Ledger the program is...
Indiana town opposes proposed steel dust recycling plant
YORKTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Elected officials in a central Indiana town have come out against a proposed steel dust recycling plant, saying the nearby project would hurt local property values.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian government leaders on Friday agreed to set a timetable for banning exports of waste plastic, which is now shipped to regional neighbors including Indonesia,...
NEW YORK (AP) — How bad is your disposable razor for the environment? The question is gaining attention among consumers amid a growing global campaign against plastic waste, with cities and...
EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — A man who accidentally tossed $23,000 into the recycling bin reunited with his life savings Saturday after a worker at a recycling facility in Northern California spotted a...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine city is closing its local recycling station ahead of a switch to a new waste processing facility set to serve over 100 communities.
- Daily AmericanA new recycling option in JennerstownSeptember 6, 2019
- Daily Inter LakeCardboard a conundrum for Flathead recyclersJuly 30, 2019
- Daily AmericanElectronic recyclables: Where do they go, and how are they handled?July 17, 2019
- Watertown Daily TimesRecycling will become weekly as of MondayJune 29, 2019
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A state agency is supporting infrastructure upgrades and a public awareness campaign to boost recycling in Michigan.
Rome tests recycling bottles for transit cash
ROME (AP) — Travelers in Rome have a new way to earn cash towards public transportation tickets: recycling plastic bottles.
The city of Rome unveiled three test machines Tuesday around metro...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president and his reelection campaign are mocking efforts to replace plastic straws with paper ones and turning that disdain into a fundraising gimmick.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Monday launched a $2 million educational campaign aimed at boosting the state's low recycling rate and cutting the amount of materials improperly left in curbside...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky city has hired a consultant to try to find solutions for its recycling program.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Lexington stopped recycling all paper...
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Florida firefighters have contained a blaze at a tire recycling plant that was heading toward a neighboring chemical plant.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A program meant to help restore storm-battered Galveston Bay oyster beds has gained support from a statewide conservation initiative founded by former first lady Laura...
Roanoke to boost spending to keep recycling program
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city is boosting spending so that it can keep its recycling program going.
The Roanoke Times reports that the city council has approved almost doubling what...
Less trash, more recycling in Alabama
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Department of Environmental Management isn't messing around when it comes to recycling.
AL.Com reports Alabama recycled more than 25% of its generated trash...
- Business WireKohl’s Announces 2025 Sustainability Goals with Focus on Climate Action, Waste and Recycling, and Sustainable SourcingSeptember 4, 2019
- Business WireAptar Enters into Strategic Partnership with PureCycle to Accelerate Integration of Ultra-Pure Recycled Polypropylene into Dispensing SolutionsSeptember 3, 2019
- Business WireGlobal Battery Recycling Market Forecast, 2019 to 2025: Projecting a CAGR of 5.9% - ResearchAndMarkets.comAugust 12, 2019
- Business WireFresno Grizzlies Partner with ERI for E-Waste Recycling Collection EventAugust 1, 2019
- Business WireGlobal Manufacturer 3M Joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation's CE100 Circular Economy NetworkJune 19, 2019
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In Venezuela, the financial hopes of Eliset González are riding on a niche trade.
Each day, González sits at a market kiosk in Caracas and repairs broken lightbulbs...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Poland Spring announced Monday a plan to use 100% recycled plastic for all its noncarbonated water containers, a move that comes amid growing concern about plastic...
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — Sierra Vista will end curbside recycling on July 1 when it opens a new dropoff facility for use by residents of the southeastern Arizona city.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A large trash collector in Virginia will use recycling bins that are partly made from recycled trash.
The Central Virginia Waste Management Authority said this week that...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A decision by one Kentucky city to suspend paper recycling won't affect the University of Kentucky or nearby cities and counties.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois agriculture officials are encouraging farmers and agrichemical facilities to save empty chemical containers for recycling late this summer.
Kentucky city temporarily stops recycling paper
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The city of Lexington, Kentucky, is suspending paper recycling due to "changes in the global marketplace" for recycled materials.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man lost part of an arm in an accident at a Des Moines tire recycling facility.
The accident occurred Thursday morning at Liberty Tire Recycling....
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fire investigators in Tennessee have concluded that a backfiring forklift caused a recycling center fire that resulted in evacuations and took two days to...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old Florida man beat a 3-year-old girl with a brick inside a community recycling bin, leaving her critically injured.
Homes evacuated near Tenn. recycling center fire
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Public and private businesses, local governments and nonprofits in Indiana are eligible to submit proposals for recycling grants ranging from $1,000 up to $250,000.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Firefighters in Tennessee have evacuated about 70 homes near a fire at a recycling center.
News outlets said thick black smoke was spewing from the Fort Loudon Waste...
Florida bill would put a halt on plastic straw bans
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's local governments wouldn't be able to ban plastic straws for the next five years under a bill going to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police say the death of a 61-year-old man whose body was found at a Johnston recycling center appears to be "an unfortunate tragedy."
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say a man has been struck and killed by a semi at a Minneapolis recycling facility.
Authorities say the man was conducting business at Re-Alliance Iron and Metal...
‘Adoption’ campaign aims to unclog littered storm drains
NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The idea germinated when Bonnie Combs passed a storm drain clogged with garbage.
Now after several years of beach and riverway cleanups, recycling events and...
MONROE, Conn. (AP) — Ellie Maynard was excited about flowers.
The 4-year-old, a student at The Goddard School in Monroe, was helping to organize seeds Tuesday morning, along with classmate...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln's year-old cardboard ban has led to a 76% drop in the amount sent to the city landfill but the diversion comes with raised costs for the city.
Jason Momoa shaves signature beard to promote recycling
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Aquaman" is clean-shaven.
Actor Jason Momoa on Wednesday released a video in which he shaved off his signature beard and mustache in order to promote recycling. He...
Waste Management pays $3 billion for Advanced Disposal
NEW YORK (AP) — Waste Management is pushing into the eastern U.S. by paying $3 billion for its smaller rival, Advanced Disposal Services.