According to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the US scrap recycling industry rebounded sharply in 2010, generating $77 billion in revenues, rising 40 percent from $54 billion in 2009 when it was impacted by collapsing prices amid the global recession. ISRI’s latest report says that the industry added 10,000 jobs in 2010 and [...]

Seal Beach, Calif. (August 25, 2011) — In a move to participate in the growing natural gas vehicle market sector in the United States, three investment companies have agreed to invest $150 million in Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE), North America’s leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation. “This investment by Temasek, Seatown [...]

Republic Services Inc. and Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. have announced major stock buy-back plans aimed at gobbling up their own shares at prices they consider to be at a discount. The Phoenix-based company typically authorizes itself to buy back stock over a one-year period. But this time around, the company opened up a two-year window [...]

Proud of its progressive, green-thinking culture, Seattle ranks among the best U.S. cities for the size of its carbon footprint. Forbes magazine calls Seattle one of the country’s cleanest, most environmentally commit­ted cities. Based in Seattle, CleanScapes is a municipal solid waste con-tractor that demonstrates its commitment to environmental protection in a big way. Since [...]

New York, — Moody’s Investors Service maintains a positive outlook following the company’s announcement that it entered an agreement to acquire Peak Energy Services Ltd. (“Peak”). Moody’s stated that in addition to the Peak acquisition, Clear Harbors is finalizing its acquisition of Badger Daylighting Ltd (“Badger”). The two transactions will contribute to the company’s increasingly [...]

Pilot Test Successfully Demonstrates Ultimate End-of-Life Option for Recycled Plastic Dow Chemical PRESS RELEASE: May 23, 2011 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time MIDLAND, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today that it has successfully demonstrated the use of recycled plastic to generate energy. The successful pilot test measured how plastic that has been reused [...]

After acquiring Canadian Badger Daylighting in January and Canada’s Peak Energy Services in April, Clean Harbors, Inc. (Norwell, MA) CEO Alan McKim told Reuters recently that his company would likely raise its 2011 revenue outlook following recent acquisitions and that the company will look at deals in the waste disposal business.  Last month’s acquisition of [...]

With the new SPIF Laws coming into effect this July, we thought it would be a good idea to get some straight forward information out to our users. To help understand it better we contacted Steve Bates, National Accounts Manager of Mack Canada, and very familiar face in the waste industry, to write a short [...]

Management Commentary Reported revenues increased $158.8 million or 60.1% from $264.0 million in the first quarter of 2010 to $422.9 million in the first quarter of 2011 due in large part to our acquisition of Waste Services, Inc. (“WSI”). Organic gross revenue, which includes intercompany revenues, grew 3.9% on a consolidated basis and is comprised [...]

An advanced technology at a plant under construction in Sault Ste. Marie will extract oil from used tires, along with other valuable by-products, when it becomes operational early next year.Read More