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...
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.
5 sites proposed for new Vermont recycling plant
WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont waste district has proposed five industrial sites for a new recycling plant.
The proposed sites are part of an ongoing search by the Chittenden Solid Waste...
ASHLEY, Ind. (AP) — A recycling company plans to build a $260 million plant in northeastern Indiana that will convert plastics into fuels and waxes for industrial uses.
CHICAGO (AP) — An Indiana man who pleaded guilty in Chicago federal court to an alleged scheme that involved his recycling firms reselling hazardous electronic waste has been sentenced to three...
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A recycling center in Rock Springs might close soon if it doesn't get more funding.
Directors of the Ray Lovato Recycling Center say it may need to cease operations...
Ogden temporarily suspends recycling program
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Ogden officials say they have temporarily suspended the city's recycling program as they work to finalize a contract with the recycling provider.
Cheyenne looking at higher recycling costs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's biggest city might soon pay more for recycling.
Officials in Cheyenne are asking the City Council to double to $80 per ton the amount the city pays a...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is taking applications for grants that would support increased access to proper electronics recycling in rural...
FOSSTON, Minn. (AP) — Several counties in northwestern Minnesota are betting that recycling more and burning any remaining trash will be cheaper in the long run than burying everything that's...
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — The last recycling plant in Sullivan County, Tennessee, that handles paper and plastics for local governments is set to close, affecting recycling efforts across the...
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's redemption and recycling program is susceptible to fraud because it relies on beverage distributors and redemption centers to self-report what they import and recycle,...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials say they're stepping up financial support for recycling infrastructure projects.
The state Department of Environmental Quality says it's boosting...
Californians lose millions of dollars in recycling deposits
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California consumers lost out on at least $308 million in nickel deposits on cans and bottles in 2018, largely because it's increasingly difficult to find a place to...
Tennessee awards $1.9M in landfill reduction grants
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee environmental officials have awarded $1.9 million waste reduction grants for community projects across the state.
Correction: Lithium Ion Batteries-Recycling story
CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Feb. 15 about a Department of Energy lithium-ion battery research and development project, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount that would be spent over three years and the name of Hans Eric Melin's company. The correct amount is $15 million, not $15 billion. Melin's company is called Circular Energy Storage, having changed its name from Creation Inn.
A corrected version of the story is below:
US seeks ways to recycle lithium batteries in cars, phones
Man’s body found amid materials at Missouri recycling center
HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis-area authorities are investigating how a man's body was delivered to a recycling center.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports workers at the Republic Services Recycling Center in Hazelwood found the body Thursday morning amid the recyclable materials.
Seattle metal recycler fined $98K for polluting Duwamish
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle metal recycling company has been fined $98,000 for discharging pollutants into the Duwamish River.
The Washington Department of Ecology said Wednesday it fined Seattle Iron and Metals Corp. for violations in 2017 and 2018.
Officials say the company, which recovers metal from cars, appliances and other machinery, discharged excessive levels of zinc, copper, lead and other pollutants into the water 43 times.
Hezbollah leader appears on Israeli recycling ad
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has invaded the Israeli city of Tel Aviv — as the face of an eye-catching, satirical new recycling campaign.
A gigantic poster featuring the Lebanese militant leader overlooking Tel Aviv's Ayalon highway went up Thursday and encourages Israelis to recycle plastic bottles.
Above Nasrallah's head reads the caption: "I don't recycle bottles." Beneath him, the poster says: "Nasrallah has been stuck in a bunker for 12 years. What is your excuse?"
Recycling advocates want better system in Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Recycling advocates are urging leaders to re-evaluate Indiana's recycling system, which they say is plagued with issues including a lack of locally sourced recycling material for businesses and landfills filling with recyclable goods.
‘The milkman model’: Big brand names try reusable containers
A new shopping platform announced Thursday at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way we buy many brand-name products.
Loop, as the platform is called, would do away with disposable containers for things like shampoo and laundry detergent from some of the world's biggest manufacturers. Instead, those goods will be delivered in sleek, reusable containers that will be picked up at your door, washed and refilled.
Montana lawmakers take up bills on straws, plastic bags
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two bills sponsored by a Missoula senator wending their way through the Legislature could change life as some Montanans know it by limiting plastic straws in retail food establishments and charging for plastic bags in stores.
And there is a bill by another lawmaker that would send Styrofoam containers packing.
Oregon bottle redemption rate reaches 90 percent
BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative, which oversees the state's bottle deposit program, says about 90 percent of the containers covered by the plan were returned and redeemed in 2018.
That's a jump of around 25 percent over where the figure stood just two years ago.