Ole Miss utilizing solar-powered trashcans
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss is taking its waste management into the 21st century.
Earlier this year, solar-powered trashcans were placed throughout campus in an effort to be more efficient...
AULT, Colo. (AP) — Police say that more than 100 sheep were killed after two trucks collided in northern Colorado.
The Coloradoan reports that the driver of a Waste Management semitrailer...
Utah mill eyes radioactive material from Estonia
CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado-based company is asking for permission to ship radioactive material from eastern Europe to a uranium mill in Utah.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth has permanently shut down after 47 years of generating electricity, bring to a close the era of nuclear power in...
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the shutdown of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant (all times local):
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...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Division of Waste Management is giving grants to five counties to used recycled rubber tires to repave roadways.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say an autopsy shows that a man found dead in a trash transfer station died of "probable traumatic asphyxia," and investigators say it's possible his...
AUBURN, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a body of a man has been found at a trash transfer station.
WMUR-TV reports the body was found at about 9 a.m. Monday at the Waste Management...
Kentucky declares emergency to speed creek cleanup
SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have declared an environmental emergency to help with the cleanup of a creek where concrete waste was dumped.
Vigo County buys cameras to catch illegal trash dumpers
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Western Indiana's Vigo County is enlisting cameras to catch people who illegally dump trash.
County Commissioner Brendan Kearns told the board of the Vigo County...
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:
Electronics For Imaging Inc., up $8.60 to $38
The digital printing company is being bought by private...
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.
State agents investigate after 6 trash trucks burn
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — State agents are helping investigate after six trucks burned at a trash company.
Jamison Fire Chief Kirk Davis said the Wednesday night fire didn't appear to be...
Protesters across Russia rally against taking Moscow trash
MOSCOW (AP) — Protesters have rallied in more than a dozen Russian cities and towns against waste management plans that foresee Moscow sending its trash to poorer — and often pristine — northern areas.
The protests Sunday ranged from a few dozen people up to 1,000 in regions from northwest Russia to Siberia. The biggest rallies were held in the Arkhangelsk region, north of Moscow on the White Sea, protesting plans by authorities to accept trash from Moscow.
Green pinstripes: Yankees hire environmental scientist
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are going green, hiring an environmental science adviser.
The team said Tuesday that Allen Hershkowitz will focus on energy use, waste management, water conservation and food services at Yankee Stadium.
Hershkowitz has a Ph.D. in political economics, specializing in energy resources economics, from the City University of New York Graduate School. He has been a senior scientist for 26 years at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Hearing planned on barrel ruptures at E. Idaho nuclear site
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A government board that makes recommendations on U.S. Department of Energy facilities plans to hold a public hearing concerning the rupture of four barrels containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site.
The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board will meet in May in Washington, D.C., to discuss the ruptures at the Energy Department's 890-square-mile (2,300-square-kilometer) site in eastern Idaho that includes the Idaho National Laboratory.
Canadian lawmaker calls for probe into landfill expansion
COVENTRY, Vt. (AP) — A Canadian lawmaker has called for an investigation into the impact of a planned landfill expansion.
Man killed in trash truck wreck was international student
ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — Andover police say the man killed when his vehicle hit a trash truck was an international student at Butler Community College.
Police said a car driven by 25-year-old Henry Too Cheseto crossed the center line of an Andover street Wednesday and crashed head-on into a Waste Management truck.
Cheseto was partially ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.
Michigan recycling facility faces challenges with law change
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — For the first time in the nearly 30 years Recycle Livingston has existed, it has had to pay to send away the materials it collected for recycling.
The nonprofit organization paid $946 to waste management company Green For Life for materials sent to them for the month of October, said Julie Cribley, Executive Director at Recycle Livingston. In contrast, for the month of September, Green for Life paid $850 to Recycle Livingston for its materials.
US judge halts potential strike by Reno trash collectors
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A potential strike in Reno by trash collectors has been averted — for now.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports a federal judge last week stamped out a possible strike by garbage collectors with Teamsters Local 533, citing a no-strike clause in their contract with Waste Management of Nevada.
Utah denies EnergySolutions from accepting depleted uranium
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State regulators denied a Salt Lake City-based nuclear waste processing company an exemption to bury thousands of tons of depleted uranium munitions at its site.
The Utah Waste Management and Radiation Control Board on Thursday voted unanimously to reject the military ordnance after EnergySolutions had petitioned the Department of Environmental Quality for an exemption to Utah's provisional prohibition on burying the radioactive munitions.
Vermont landfill owner receives permission to expand
COVENTRY, Vt. (AP) — The largest landfill in Vermont has received state approval to expand despite opposition from environmental groups.
Vermont Public Radio reports the Coventry landfill received a permit Friday for a 51-acre expansion. Casella Waste Management estimates the expansion will provide an additional 25 years of use.
Landfill solar array to help communities, environment
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials say a new solar array at a landfill will save communities thousands.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports officials gathered Thursday at the Windham Solid Waste Management office to celebrate the solar project. Encore Renewable Energy helped secure a permit for the project while Sky Solar will operate the 5-megawat array.
Virginians who mix trash and recyclables get ‘oops’ notice
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some Virginian households that mix prohibited items with their recycling may soon see an "Oops!" sticker on the bin that says why it wasn't collected.
2 killed Friday in crash of garbage, dump trucks at Elkhorn
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say two trash collection employees have died in the crash of two heavy trucks in the northwestern Omaha community of Elkhorn.
Television station KETV reports that the crash happened around 1 p.m. Friday when a Waste Management garbage truck and a Department of Transportation dump truck collided.
Maine DEP looks to boost composting, recycling
FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is awarding a half dozen grants to try to expand composting and recycling programs around the state.
The state wants to use the grants to prevent excess waste from being disposed when it could be reused. The six grants amount to $88,000 and are part of a first-time DEP effort to address waste management in new ways.
Garbage truck clips power lines, sparks small fire, outages
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A garbage truck clipped some overhead power lines north of Reno, sparking a small brush fire and temporarily leaving more than 1,000 customers without power.
Waste Management said one of its drivers called 911 but was able to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher in Cold Springs at about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday.
US, Canada groups oppose Vermont landfill
COVENTRY, Vt. (AP) — Groups from Vermont and Canada have come together to oppose a company's proposal to expand Vermont's only working landfill.
Vermont Public Radio reports about 150 people attended a meeting Monday to discuss a permit application to expand the Coventry landfill.
Company agrees to pay family $6 million in cyclist fatality
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of a bicyclist killed when she was struck by a garbage truck last year in Philadelphia has received a more than $6 million settlement from the waste management contractor.
Heavy rain overwhelms Waterloo sewer system
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Officials say heavy rainfall has overwhelmed Waterloo's sewer system, letting untreated sewage reach rivers and streams.
Waste Management to pay $5.5 million over immigrant labor
HOUSTON (AP) — Waste Management has agreed to pay the federal government $5.5 million to settle allegations that it made a practice of using labor in the U.S. illegally.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Houston said Wednesday that a Waste Management subsidiary employed at least three managers at a West Texas waste site who actively encouraged the hiring of workers in the country illegally between 2003 and April 2012.
Railcar cleaning company owners charged in explosion deaths
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department announced nearly two dozen criminal charges Thursday against the owners of an Omaha railcar cleaning company stemming from a 2015 explosion that killed two workers.
Fire strikes building being demolished in Juneau
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Juneau firefighters spent a half hour knocking down a fire in a building that's being demolished.
The Juneau Empire reports the fire Thursday damaged the former recycling center at Lemon Creek.
Fire Marshal Dan Jager says torches used to remove steel beams may have dropped hot material onto combustible substances.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The riverfront estate that belonged to the late H. Wayne Huizenga is on the market for $26.95 million.
The college dropout who built an empire that included Waste Management, Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation and three professional sports teams died in March at the age of 80.
Officials: Fire probably caused by unsafe recyclables
WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — Authorities in Vermont say a fire at a waste management facility may have been caused by material that shouldn't have been recycled.
Vermont landfill owner seeking permission to expand
COVENTRY, Vt. (AP) — The company that owns Vermont's only working landfill is seeking permission to expand.
Pet snake goes for ride through recycling facility
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Aluminum, cardboard, plastic and glass weren't the only recycled goods passing by on the conveyor belts at the Waste Management facility in Surprise.
12 News (KPNX-TV) reported Wednesday that a 6-foot (1.8-meter) pet python went for a ride through the site before finally being captured.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon regulators are revoking the waste management permit for one of the state's largest dairies.
The action comes a little more than a year after Lost Valley Farm near Boardman received its permit. The dairy producer that has been facing a slew of financial and regulatory problems has 60 days to shut down, move its 13,000 cows and clean all waste systems.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several Utah residents could lose their curbside recycling service as a result of changes to the Chinese scrap market.
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire state officials have approved the expansion of a landfill in Rochester that accepts trash from across New England.
Colorado Supreme Court upholds Aspen bag fee
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld a 20-cent surcharge on grocery bags in the city of Aspen.
Monday's ruling represents the second time in the last month that the court has rejected a constitutional challenge brought under the Taxpayers' Bill of Rights. TABOR requires voter approval for all taxes.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Waste management services in Juneau could soon be in one convenient location.
The Juneau Empire reports members of the Juneau government today will look over two options for housing all waste programs, including recycling, household hazardous waste and composting.
Vermont lawmakers postpone food scrap pickup
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers have voted to postpone until 2020 a mandate that the state's waste haulers pick up food scraps.
The original plan to offer curbside pickup of food scraps this year was part of a universal recycling law passed in 2012.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui County has proposed expanding the Molokai landfill because it is expected to reach capacity by 2020.
The county is considering adding two new disposal sites and relocating the existing green waste facility to a new site on the property, The Maui News reported Tuesday.
New Mexico nuke repository defends plant safety plans
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. Department of Energy official says new procedures in place would have detected a drum filled with radioactive materials that ruptured earlier this month at Idaho's Radioactive Waste Management Complex
For years, the glass has been piling up.
In the past 12 months alone, the Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency has received 2,032 tons of glass from users in the city of Santa Fe, Santa Fe County and Los Alamos County. Most of it remains at the Caja del Rio Landfill — along with glass dating as far back as 2015 — waiting to be repurposed.