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Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Waste Equipment Works in the Waste Industry

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 [...]

Moody’s Investors Services Maintains “Positive Outlook” for Clean Harbors

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 [...]

Dow Makes Energy from Recycled Plastic

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 [...]

Clean Harbors Moving Toward Waste Disposal Acquisitions

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 [...]

Safe, Productive, Infrastructure Friendly (SPIF) Vehicles

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 [...]

IESI-BFC Ltd Announces Strong Results for the First Quarter

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 [...]

Tires to Oil in Sault Ste. Marie

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

$9 Million Sort Station Sits Idle In Hawaii

After finally being completed and ready for use in July this year, Hawaii County’s Hilo recycling center has not received a single bag of trash to be sorted. Read More

US C and D Volumes Still Falling, But The Decline Has Slowed

According to Waste Business Journal (WBJ), construction and demolition debris (C&D) waste volume for 2010 is showing signs of improvement…Read More

Hydraulic Hybrids from Parker and Autocar

Parker and Autocar Deliver Fuel Efficient, Low Emissions Refuse Vehicles, Featuring Hydraulic Hybrid Drive Technology, to Florida CommunitiesRead More

Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo

On November 3 & 4, 2010, the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo (CWRE) will return to Toronto. Read More

Paper Prices Set to Rise

Sonoco will increase prices in the United States and Canada for all uncoated recycled paperboard grades by $35 per ton effective with shipments on October 11, 2010, according to Jim Bowen, senior vice president, Primary Materials Group.Read More

Hydraulic Hybrids

The New Emissions Laws help the environment, however the reduced fuel economy is tough on the wallet, but one of these may help….. Read More

Region of Durham, City of Hamilton Receive SWANA Gold

Every year Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) hands out Excellence Awards for various categories within the Waste, Recycling and Environmental sectors.Read More

Solid Waste Sector Continues to Attract Investment Dollars

Penfund, an independent provider of junior capital to middle market companies, announced a US$15 million investment in Choice Environmental Services Inc. (“Choice”). Read More

US Trash Getting More Expensive Bury

Waste Business Journal reported that the average price to bury a ton of municipal solid waste (MSW) in US landfills has reached a record high of $43.99, up over 6% since last year.Read More

China Still the Primary Destination for the Worlds Recovered Fibre

China’s appetite for recycled material hasn’t waned but actually increased, at least for recovered fibre. Annual trade data published online by RISI shows China absorbing 54% of the world’s recovered fibre in 2009, a substantial increase from 34% in 2004. Read More

Clean Harbors to Host Webcast to Discuss Future on Sep. 16

Clean Harbors, Inc. (NYSE: CLH), the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services and hazardous waste management services throughout North America, today announced that it will provide a live webcast of its Investor Day on Thursday, September 16, 2010, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EDT).Read More

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