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Landfill slide in Kentucky under investigation - Waste & Recycling News

A landfill slide involved an estimated 800,000 tons of trash and soil at a Kentucky disposal site last week, according to a local news report.

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Municipal Solid Waste | Wastes | US EPA

Municipal Solid Waste | Wastes | US EPA | Solid Waste Sector | Scoop.it
U.S. yards are getting greener – over 57% of yard trimmings (leaves, grass & branches) are being composted! http://t.co/FgayK1MMxH #MSWinfo
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MillerCoors Goes Landfill Free

MillerCoors Goes Landfill Free | Solid Waste Sector | Scoop.it
The largest brewery in the nation, MillerCoors, announced it has succeeded in becoming the first brewery to be landfill-free.
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Actions like this are becoming more common in industry, solid waste companies will need to shift focus from disposal to materials management.  

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Moss Point to hire solid waste officer with grant funds | Moss Point | The Sun Herald

Moss Point to hire solid waste officer with grant funds | Moss Point | The Sun Herald | Solid Waste Sector | Scoop.it
MOSS POINT -- The city of Moss Point will hire an enforcement officer to help curb illegal disposal of waste with the help of a $25,000 solid waste assistance grant by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
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The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality continues to provide assistance to local governments trying to eliminate illegal dumping issues.  This funding is available to counties and municipalities in Mississippi.

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Montgomery County to Save $15 Million with Solid Waste Disposal Agreement

New agreement will save millions and allow for up to 85,000 tons of Montgomery County solid waste to be disposed of annually.
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Collective negotiations can save money when bidding services.  This is a good example of solid waste planning.

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Landfill operators brace for onslaught of tornado debris

Landfill operators on Tuesday prepared for an onslaught of debris from Monday's tornado scattered throughout Moore.
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Good disaster planning takes debris cleanup volumes into consideration.  There are many better alternatives than to simply landfill everything.  Some of those are mentioned in this article.

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Bridgeton residents prepare for even smellier landfill | ksdk.com

Bridgeton residents prepare for even smellier landfill  | ksdk.com | Solid Waste Sector | Scoop.it
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At times, solid waste management companies need to go the extra mile to be good neighbors - this is a good example.

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St. Louis Landfill Fire | Politics News | Rolling Stone

St. Louis Landfill Fire | Politics News | Rolling Stone | Solid Waste Sector | Scoop.it
An underground landfill fire near tons of nuclear waste raises serious health and safety concerns so why isn't the government doing more to help?
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Landfill fires are difficult to get under control and can be dangerous, even without the added difficulty of potential nuclear waste involved.

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Sonoma County, private operator near $547 million deal to run troubled landfill

Sonoma County, private operator near $547 million deal to run troubled landfill | Solid Waste Sector | Scoop.it
Sonoma County, private operator near $547 million deal to run troubled landfill
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
The landfill reopened in late 2010, but only to about half the county's waste stream. The rest goes to a Solano County landfill.
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Officials seek alternatives to burning off landfill’s methane output - The Spokesman-Review

Officials seek alternatives to burning off landfill’s methane output - The Spokesman-Review | Solid Waste Sector | Scoop.it
As the innards of Spokane’s Southside Landfill continue to break down, it is producing less methane. That’s a positive and expected development.
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Interesting idea for handling the last gasps of an old landfill.

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Vt. orders Moretown landfill to close

Vt. orders Moretown landfill to close | Solid Waste Sector | Scoop.it
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Agency of Natural Resources has ordered the Moretown landfill to close, citing odor problems and groundwater pollution.
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A State Agency takes a rare step to close an MSW facility due to odor compliance issues. 

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Perry seeks funding to address landfill leachate issues

Perry seeks funding to address landfill leachate issues | Solid Waste Sector | Scoop.it
PERRY — The town is seeking funding to help address leachate issues at the old Formso landfill on 7619 Water St.
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Yet another pre-subtitle D landfill causing problems.

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How GM Makes $1 Billion A Year By Recycling Waste - Forbes

How GM Makes $1 Billion A Year By Recycling Waste - Forbes | Solid Waste Sector | Scoop.it
Automaker discovers there's money to be made in selling bits of junk that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
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It's not difficult to imagine that one company's industrial byproduct is another company's raw feedstock.  This should be a focus of every manufacturing facility.  Good work GM.

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Methane from Hay Road landfill now fuels power plant

Methane from Hay Road landfill now fuels power plant | Solid Waste Sector | Scoop.it
Gas produced from decomposing trash at a local landfill is being put to good use.Recology Hay Road Landfill on Friday unveiled a landfill gas conversion facility that is providing 1.
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Another California landfill turning methane into electricity, 1.6 Megawatts worth!

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Landfill Decomposition Rates For Common Items

Landfill Decomposition Rates For Common Items | Solid Waste Sector | Scoop.it
If you don't reuse or recycle that item, it probably will end up in a landfill. Here are landfill decomposition rates for common items.
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Ever wonder how long it takes a styrofoam cup to degrade?  Here is your answer.

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Expert says Bridgeton Landfill fire is contained away from radioactive waste

Expert says Bridgeton Landfill fire is contained away from radioactive waste | Solid Waste Sector | Scoop.it
No assurances that the system will continue to hold, he says.
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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE: Cost to clean up old Scott landfill: $20 million and counting | Metro-east news | News Democrat

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE: Cost to clean up old Scott landfill: $20 million and counting | Metro-east news | News Democrat | Solid Waste Sector | Scoop.it
After 30 years as a dumping ground for household and industrial wastes, the 36-acre landfill on Scott Air Force Base's southeast corner shut down in 1977.
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This site is really no different that most other landfills that closed prior to Subtitle D.  Federal funds will help this site but what funds will help the hundreds, or thousands, of sites just like it owned by small local governments?

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Desoto Times Tribune > News > Rezoning of rubbish pit rejected

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One of the State's largest rubbish disposal sites is denied a zoning change to allow for expansion.

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"DeSoto County Supervisors Wednesday rejected by a vote of 3-2 rezoning from agricultural/residential or AR to Agricultural to allow a future planned expansion of the Star Landing Rubbish Pit operated by Unified Waste Systems. The rezoning had been denied by a board vote in January but board attorney Tony Nowak said it was within the supervisors discretion to bring the matter back up. A public hearing on the matter was set for Wednesday."

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City budget includes new solid-waste fee | The Herald-Sun

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The still lagging tax revenue coupled with higher costs forces fee increases to cover solid waste services.  These type actions are becoming common across the nation.

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Lees Lane Landfill Soil Testing Shows Contamination, But Source and Scope Still Unknown

Lees Lane Landfill Soil Testing Shows Contamination, But Source and Scope Still Unknown | Solid Waste Sector | Scoop.it
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Yet another pre-subtitle D landfill causing contamination problems.

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Pratt breaks ground on 'eco campus' and solid waste transfer station

Pratt breaks ground on 'eco campus' and solid waste transfer station | Solid Waste Sector | Scoop.it
IN BRIEF: Pratt Industries, the paper recycler and box manufacturer, celebrated the ground breaking for its new solid waste transfer station - the first phase of a $13 million "eco campus" that will bring 40 to 50 new jobs to the area.
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EPA Finalizes Interpretation That Would Allow Recycling of Plastics From ... - Bloomberg BNA

EPA Finalizes Interpretation That Would Allow Recycling of Plastics From ...
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Clinton Landfill siting under question - Bloomington Pantagraph

Clinton Landfill siting under question - Bloomington Pantagraph | Solid Waste Sector | Scoop.it
Clinton Landfill siting under question
Bloomington Pantagraph
“We have a host agreement and if it is violated, breached or terminated, we wouldn't be required to pay a host fee and that is significant to us,” he said.
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Landfill costs pile up, report says

Landfill costs pile up, report says | Solid Waste Sector | Scoop.it
Most of us get no closer to a landfill than our front curb.

That’s the thing about garbage — it’s the ultimate example of the old adage: out of sight, out of mind.
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Costs of services are going up, including solid waste service.

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Landfill agrees to take ash from the new biomass plant - Vail Daily News

Landfill agrees to take ash from the new biomass plant
Vail Daily News
The Eagle County Landfill has also agreed to donate its wood waste to the plant, which is anticipated to save the landfill $15,000 to $20,000 per year in mulching costs.
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