Closed Landfill to Host 5 MW Solar & Fuel Cell Power Plant in Bridgeport, CT

Nov 26, 2014

The Connecticut Siting Council has approved the City of Bridgeport’s Green Energy Park consisting of 9000 solar panels and a 2.8 MW fuel cell installation at a an old and unused landfill. 

AT&T Given $23.8m Fine for Hazardous Waste Disposal Violations in California

Nov 24, 2014

U.S. telecoms giant, AT&T is to pay $23.8 million for unlawfully disposing of hazardous waste and material over a nine-year period, following a settlement with the State of California Department of Justice’s Office of the Attorney General. 

Irish Minister Outlines Waste to Energy, Recycling & Landfill Diversion Policy at Summit

Nov 24, 2014

Ireland needs to recover more energy from waste domestically, rather than relying on exports of residual waste, asserted the minister for communications, energy and natural resources, Alex White, T.D. at a recent summit. 

Eaton Controls for Advetec’s Extremophile Based Organic Waste Digesters

Nov 19, 2014

Power management firm Eaton has been selected to supply all key automation components used by Advetec's bio-thermic digester systems which make use of extremophile bacteria harvested from deep ocean volcanos.  

Recycling Rates in England Continue to Stagnate – Up Just 0.1% in 2013

Nov 18, 2014

For the 2013 calendar year, the ‘waste from households’ recycling rate in England was 44.2% an increase of just 0.1% over the previous year, and of 0.9% from 2011, according to the latest statistics published by Defra.

Waste Management Opens $19m Landfill Gas Grid Injection Facility in Illinois

Nov 14, 2014

Waste Management has opened a Renewable Natural Gas Facility creating pipeline-ready natural gas from the landfill gas produced at its Milam Landfill in Fairmont City, Illinois.  

GBB to Assist with Waste to Energy PPP in Prince George's County, Maryland

Nov 10, 2014

Solid waste management consultancy, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, has been tasked by Prince George's County, Maryland, to assist with a procurement activity for waste processing and waste to energy public private partnership infrastructure.

ISWA General Assembly 2014

Oct 30, 2014

On 7 September, the ISWA General Assembly was held at the Sheraton World Trade Centre in São Paulo, Brazil. The National Member Representatives present approved two new National Members and elected some new Board Members.

Big Cat on the Prowl in Paris

Oct 29, 2014

Caterpillar has launched its 56 tonne 836K landfill compactor, the latest update to the 836 series which has been a staple for landfill operators for almost 20 years.  

A New Way for Organics Collection

Oct 29, 2014

Increased automation in refuse collection vehicles in the U.S has caused a decline in the market for rear loaders over recent years.