Zero Waste: breaking down myths & establishing standards

October 4th, 2015 - Over the past decade zero waste evolved from a buzz word to an emerging industry standard for materials management. Inherent within the evolution are growing pains, misconceptions and an identity crisis. Read More

Portage Recycling Switch Means More Recyclables, but Also More in Landfill

September 28th, 2015 - Starting Thursday, the City of Portage will change the way it does recycling. Instead of having two bins, one for paper and cardboard and one for plastic and glass, residents can throw them all together in one big cart.   Read More

What happens when our oceans become landfills?

July 23rd, 2015 - As the nation focuses on recent shark attacks that have shaken coastal communities, an even bigger problem is lurking in the water: the overwhelmingly large amount of trash that is harming both marine life and humans.   Read More

California ripe for ‘green’ thieves of water and recyclable cans

July 20th, 2015 - LOS ANGELES — Every night, throughout commercial and residential neighborhoods in California, the clang-clang-clang of shopping carts resonates as a brigade of scavengers roam the streets and scour curbside recycling bins in search of valuables.  Read More

New Vendor, Defined Process Presenting Challenges to Summit Curbside Recycling Program

July 14th, 2015 - SUMMIT, NJ - Beginning in July, the City of Summit began working with a new vendor, F. Basso Jr. Rubbish Removal Inc., for residential recycling. Along with this new vendor, came a need for Summit residents to adhere to the parameters of the more cost-effective and environmentally friendly dual-stream curbside collection system, a system which was always in place but not fully enforced by the previous recycling vendor.  Read More