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Within the construction and demolition industry, carpet recycling remains top of mind for industry players. As such, states such as California, and organizations such as the Carpet American Recovery Effort (CARE), are leading the charge in establishing carpet recycling programs that will lessen the affect carpeting discards have on the environment.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its 2016 Workplace Injury and Illness Data, showing major improvements in safety within the solid waste collection industry. In addition to the decrease in total recordable cases, the report also shows declines in injuries and illnesses that resulted in lost workdays and job transfers or job restrictions.

The Ohio Senate unanimously approved SB 127, legislation that would protect workers in the waste and recycling industry on the state’s roadways. This vital legislation, commonly referred to as Slow Down to Get Around (SDTGA), is designed to protect waste and recycling workers.

 

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that the state has finalized revisions to the state’s Solid Waste Management Regulations, commonly referred to as Part 360.

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The recent hurricanes that devastated dozens of U.S. communities have left a path of destruction for hundreds of miles.

Ernst & Young Inc., in its capacity as court-appointed receiver and manager (receiver) of Petrowest Corporation and its affiliates (collectively, “Petrowest”), is seeking parties interested in acquiring the Peejay Landfill (Peejay) and the Doig Gravel Pit license.