PHOENIX (AP) — Crews battled a four-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling plant for several Sunday before it was brought under control.
Phoenix Fire Department officials said they were called to the scene around 5:45 a.m.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man who apparently sought shelter in a cardboard recycling bin in Montana's capitol city was killed after the container was picked up by a garbage truck, the Helena Police Department said.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A bronze statue depicting one of Oklahoma's most famous Native American ballerinas was cut from its base outside a Tulsa museum and sold for scrap to a recycling company, authorities said Monday.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A student-led grassroots effort to make Marshall University more sustainable in 2009 has grown into an entire Sustainability Department with bicycle sharing, a thrift store, and the first commercial compost facility in West Virginia.
Michigan has reached a 19.3% recycling rate, an increase of 35.4% from prior to 2019, according to an analysis the state of Michigan released Monday ahead of Earth Day on Friday.
Before 2019, the state estimated Michigan's recycling rate, the rate at which recyclable materials are recycled from waste, was 14.25%.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Thursday ended what his office called a “burdensome” restriction on single-use plastics at state agencies, colleges and universities.
MONTCLAIR, Calif. (AP) — A fire and a series of explosions at a Southern California metal recycling yard Thursday injured four people and spewed shrapnel from compressed gas canisters into the surrounding neighborhood, authorities and witnesses said.
Many Americans have woven green practices into their everyday lives — from recycling to going paperless and even cutting back on meat consumption.
Switching to clean energy or purchasing an electric vehicle are additional ways to go green, but large-scale upgrades also often come with major price tags.
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A county in the Portland area is facing a federal lawsuit from a recycling company that wants to operate in unincorporated rural areas.
Ridwell filed the lawsuit against Washington County Friday, saying the county is going against state law by prohibiting the company to operate, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is considering whether to sign into law a bill that would make it easier for businesses that recycle plastic by melting it to open in the state.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The omicron variant is sickening so many sanitation workers around the U.S. that some cities have had to delay or suspend garbage or recycling pickup, angering residents shocked that governments can’t perform this most basic of functions.
MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia mayor is urging an industrial development board to refuse to help a plastics recycling plant borrow money, saying he's worried about the safety of the proposed plant.
ATLANTA (AP) — A company that aims to recycle lithium ion batteries from vehicles and other uses will build its first large plant in suburban Atlanta, investing $43 million and hiring 150 people.
Battery Resourcers, based in Worcester, Massachusetts, made the announcement Wednesday, saying it would take over an existing building in Covington and ramp up to full operation by August.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky residents can donate their natural Christmas trees for use as fish habitat.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is accepting Christmas trees through Jan.
MACON, Ga. (AP) — More than 49,000 residents in middle Georgia's largest county will have a new company picking up their garbage starting Monday, after a previous contractor was terminated over complaints about service.
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Residents in a south Georgia city and county looking to dispose of their old Christmas trees can do so at a recycling event that runs Sunday through Jan. 7.
The “Bring One for the Chipper” event is sponsored by the City of Valdosta and Lowndes County.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A bronze goose statue stolen from a St. Paul park has reappeared — at a recycling center.
The statue was reported stolen from its pedestal in a fountain in Cochran Park on Sunday, according to the St.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent advocacy group has labeled San Francisco “the poster child” of California’s troubled bottle and can recycling program, saying not a single grocery store in the city is required to refund nickel-or-dime deposits.
SEATTLE (AP) — The city of Seattle is suing the county government in a dispute over $3 million worth of trash fees that stem from the recycling system.
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Banana peels, chicken bones and leftover veggies won't have a place in California trashcans under the nation's largest mandatory residential food waste recycling program that's set to take effect in January.
EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — A fire at a metal recycling facility in a Boston suburb sent a plume of dark gray smoke that could be seen for miles over the city on Wednesday morning and prompted a hazardous materials team to respond.
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The city of Dover says it reached a settlement with the metal recycler that was fined for polluting a key city aquifer, in which the company will pay more than $13 million to build and operate a new water treatment facility.
America needs to rethink and reduce the way it generates plastics because so much of the material is littering the oceans and other waters, the National Academy of Sciences says in a new report.
The United States, the world’s top plastics waste producer, generates more than 46 million tons (42 million metric tons) a year, and about 2.2 billion pounds (1 million metric tons) ends up in the world’s oceans, according to the academy's report.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An environmental group that makes oyster reefs from shells collected at New Orleans area restaurants now has a new partner so anyone can contribute.
DENVER (AP) — Around the U.S., cities are increasingly warming to an idea that once induced gags: Sterilize wastewater from toilets, sinks and factories, and eventually pipe it back into homes and businesses as tap water.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An environmental group is using fines from the 2010 BP oil spill to plan Mississippi’s first oyster shell recycling program.
“It’s very straight forward — take the actual oyster shell and reuse it to help restore the very resource it’s providing.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Environmental services company Waste Management has announced a three-year commitment of $300,000 for environmental sustainability research at Tennessee State University and scholarships and internships for the school's students.
PepsiCo Beverages North America partners with Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in Oklahoma on Closed-Loop Recycling Program
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A glass recycling plant in northeast Portland has consented to either shut down or install pollution control technology, according to an agreement announced between the plant’s operators and the state of Oregon.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A worker has died at a paper recycling facility in Minneapolis after suffering injuries involving heavy machinery, authorities said.
Simon Barrera Merino, 42, of Richfield, was injured about 1:40 a.m.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians will have a better idea of what's headed for landfills instead of recycling centers under one of several related bills that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Tuesday.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Residents across Jacksonville found overflowing bins at recycling drop-off sites after the city suspended its curbside recycling program due to a shortage of workers.
The city opened 14 drop-off sites for recycling in an effort to allow waste haulers to focus on picking up regulary trash and yard wast, Mayor Lenny Curry announced last week.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The winners of an art contest intended to promote recycling in Maine include a design about reducing, reusing and recycling in outer space.
That design, by Opportunity Alliance's MaineStay Program, was one of five winners of ecomaine's “Recycling is a Work of Art” contest.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California recycling company will pay $34 million for a long-running fraud scheme in which the firm illegally submitted bogus weight tickets and processed out-of-state bottles and cans to get inflated refunds for used beverage containers, authorities said Monday.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The largest city in coastal Georgia is in talks about a new way to recycle glass that it's currently burying in a landfill, even though it still accepts glass in recycling bins.
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — The man in charge of a southwest Louisiana nonprofit for developmentally disabled people is retiring after decades.
The Beauregard Arc is looking for a new director to replace Jackie Hickman, who is retiring at the end of the year, The American Press reports.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is investing $50 million in an upstart electric vehicle battery recycling company as the automaker moves to shore up its U.S. battery supply chain.
The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker will invest in Redwood Materials, a Nevada-based company founded by former Tesla executive JB Straubel.
VANCE, Ala. (AP) — A Canadian company that recycles lithium-ion batteries is building a plant in west Alabama near the factory where Mercedes will build electric vehicles, officials said.
Li-Cycle announced the move recently, WBRC-TV reported.
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Firefighters spent several hours Monday containing an intense fire that billowed smoke at a regional trash recycling facility in North Las Vegas.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the Monday morning fire was not immediately known.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have approved what advocacy groups say are the nation's strongest protections against falsely labeling items as recyclable when they in fact are destined for landfills.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Some waste haulers are opposing proposed changes to consolidate garbage collection in Vermont's largest city.
Burlington has been considering ways to streamline waste collection so that multiple trucks are not driving down the same streets each week, WCAX-TV reported.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Curbside recycling pickup for some in the Richmond area has been delayed by labor shortages exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic and the hot weather.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A company that wants to build a medical waste recycling plant in West Warwick has appealed a state agency's decision to deny it a necessary permit, though a state law may prevent the company from moving forward regardless of the appeal's outcome.
ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A second round of military ordnance was found Friday at a Mississippi recycling center where a worker died when another one exploded earlier in the week, authorities said.
An Army Explosive Ordinance Disposal team from Fort Polk, Louisiana, was called to Jarrell Recycling in Ellisville after an explosive was discovered “to investigate the munition, render it safe and search for any other ordinance at the site,” the Jones County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.
ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — An employee at a recycling facility in Mississippi was killed and another escaped injury Wednesday after an explosion, authorities said.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A fire that apparently started with a lightning strike and grew so large it showed up on weather radar engulfed a pile of thousands of railroad ties at a recycling plant in rural west Alabama.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Florida-based plastic recycling company has announced plans to build a $440 million plant in Augusta.
The project is among the largest investments ever in the city, Augusta Economic Development Authority President Cal Wray told the Augusta Chronicle.