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With recycling centers dwindling in SF, one operator plans to bring the people to his business
by Joshua Sabatini As San Francisco evicts recycling centers and blocks new ones from opening, the owner of a Bayview facility is about to take his redemption show on the road. "If we cannot go closer to the people, we have to bring the people closer to us," Ors Csaszar said of his plan to launch a recycling shuttle service. Csaszar owns the 20,000-square-foot facility Our Planet Recycling. In ...

Solar3D's SUNworks Commercial Division and Recycling Industries to Hold Solar Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Solar3D, Inc. , a leading solar power company and the developer of a proprietary high efficiency solar cell, announced today that its SUNworks Commercial Division, along with Recycling Industries, Inc. ...

Pitkin County looks to share costs at Aspen recycling center
When Pitkin County began a contract earlier this year with Waste Management to privatize collection at the county’s three recycling centers, it cut nearly half the collection costs it previously had paid. A study conducted in July showed that 57 percent of the recycling coming into the Rio Grande Recycling Center in Aspen was a combination of residential and commercial use generated within Aspen ...

Recycling center moves closer to opening on Westlake, Bay Village border
City Council voted Thursday night to allow recycling centers in areas zoned for industrial uses. That puts the Kimble Companies one step closer to opening a recycling facility near Westlake's border with Bay Village.

Plastics 101: A guide to local recycling programs
By Rusty Marks Because plastic takes up a lot of space but doesn't weigh much, many recycling centers only accept the one or two types of plastic that bring in more money, and don't want to fool with the rest. West Virginia Recycling Services owner George Hunyadi said he was able to make the decision to start accepting all major types of plastic at Slack Street because he was able to find a ...

City of Ypsilanti to transition to new trash contractor Sept. 22
YPSILANTI — The city of Ypsilanti has announced that Republic Services, Inc. will begin solid waste collection for residential and various commercial properties beginning Monday, Sept. 22

Local Eco-Group Takes on St. Pete's Wasteful Ways
RazDelni Sbor Klimova is hopeful that community participation will continue to increase. ST. PETERSBURG — Blue, red, yellow, green and gray. These are the colors of recycling bins throughout Europe that help the average person throw their used recyclables into the correct pile.

Expanded IT Asset Disposition Services Offered by Sims Recycling Solutions
Five Year Strategic Plan Outlines Comprehensive Reuse and Recycling Services

Sims Recycling Solutions Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of On-Site Hard Drive Shredding Vehicle
Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling is proud to acknowledge the one-year anniversary of its on-site hard drive shredding vehicle, which began servicing customers ...

North Texas Recycling Complex Earns Top Industry Award for Recycling Excellence
GRAPEVINE, Texas, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services' North Texas Recycling Complex was named winner today of the Solid Waste Association of North America's Gold Award for Recycling Excellence. The Award recognizes a North American facility with the most outstanding environmental and economically sound solid waste management practices, and that demonstrates innovation in recycling ...

"We say no to junk" committee wants referendum on Nov. ballot
Fort Myers Resident Willie Green has one question: who wants to buy property with a junkyard next door? He and his “We Say No To Junk” committee want voters to help put a referendum on the ballot next November to limit new junkyards. They have 1,600 signatures and need 3,300 more.

Derry gets grant for new scrap metal recycling trailer
Thanks to a grant from a non-profit trust, the town will be receiving some financial help for its scrap metal recycling program.

Senate Majority Leader, Other Members Of Congress Help Clean The World In Bipartisan Hygiene Kit Build In US Capitol
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17. 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a bipartisan group of members of Congress, led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) worked together to assemble hygiene kits as part of Clean the World's ONE Project. The kit building session, which was conducted just a few feet from the Senate Floor, produced over 300 kits that will be distributed ...

Orlando Dumpster Rental Company Currently Providing Dumpsters and Hauling Services to South Lake Plaza
Sunshine Recycling, a dumpster rental company in Orlando, is currently providing dumpster and hauling services to businesses in South Lake Plaza. (PRWeb September 16, 2014) Read the full story at

IT Asset Disposition in the New Millennium
Sean Magann, Vice President of Sims Recycling Solutions, to Present on Modern IT Asset Disposition

Prince George
Prince George’s County government has announced that all offices, with the exception of public safety agencies, will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.

Fresno’s Recyclers Come Out of the Shadows
FRESNO, Calif. – For over 30 years, Mike Rhyne has been waking up at 2 a.m. to begin his workday. He makes between $500-600 a week. Like many people who choose to be self-employed, Rhyne enjoys the autonomy.“The freedom that...

City checks on City Farmers’ recycling practices.
“When you’re running a small business and you get this stuff in the mail, you go, like, ‘Oh, crap.’”

Community Calendar for Aug. 29, 2014
The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

Will Macerich Stay on Growth Path with Portfolio Tuning Plan?
The Macerich Company (MAC) has been focusing on an aggressive capital-recycling program to fuel up its growth engine.

Community Calendar for Aug. 31, 2014
The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

Oswego County Offices Will Be Closed Sept. 1 for Labor Day
All Oswego County government offices, including the solid waste transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers, will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, for Labor Day. Continue reading →

Johnston County’s potential solid waste fee on standby
At a public hearing earlier this month, many Johnston residents said they were OK with levying a $5 recycling fee on every county household and business. Click to Continue »

B&B Programs Broadens Resource Conservation Solution
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  B&B Programs , a Division of Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, today announced new partnerships with AIX Group and TRISTAR Insurance Services to help meet the insurance ...

Y tennis director picks up trash on walks
By Lydia Nuzum CHARLESTON, W.Va. - What started back in January as a walk for his health has taken Ron Williams down a quite a few Charleston roads, where he has collected many "tokens" from travelers and residents alike, all bound for one destination: the Slack Street recycling facility. Williams, the adult tennis director for the YMCA of the Kanawha Valley, began seeing an influx of garbage ...

City of Corpus Christi's Holiday Schedule
Most City of Corpus Christi offices, including City Hall, libraries and Municipal Court will be closed Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014.Garbage Collection Recycling Collection: WILL BE COLLECTED on Labor Day.Heavy Brush: WILL NOT BE COLLECTED on Labor Day.Landfill: The J.C. Elliot Citizens Collection Center WILL BE OPEN on Labor Day, 8:00 a.m. until5:00 p.m.Recycling Drop-Off Sites: WILL BE ...

Republic Services Names Charles F. Serianni Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
PHOENIX, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (RSG) today announced that Charles F. "Chuck" Serianni, 52, has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. Mr. Serianni has been with Republic for 17 years and has held senior field and corporate finance positions of increasing responsibility, including senior vice president and chief ...

Unincorporated Clearwater residents weigh annexation
The City of Clearwater intends to terminate household recycling services to 335 customers who live in unincorporated areas of the city. A letter to the impacted residents gives them until October 6th to sign agreements to annexation, or surrender their large blue recycling containers.

Few residents near Exide plant undergo testing for lead levels
Los Angeles County's attempt to test lead levels in the blood of people living near a Vernon battery recycling plant has not drawn enough participants to be of use in measuring the effects of its air pollution, county officials and health experts say.

Labor Day holiday closings and schedules -- Gazette.Net
• County liquor stores — open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Recreation — outdoor aquatic facilities will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Olney Indoor Swim Center will be open normal hours. All other indoor aquatic facilities will be closed. Administrative offices, senior centers and community centers are closed.