DECEMBER 7, 2009
Crain’s News Source for Environmental Management
Wis. to require C&D
RecycleBank is expanding
into Philadelphia, where its re-wards-for-recycling program
conducted its first pilot in 2005.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael
Nutter said the recycling rewards program will begin in
“Philadelphia Recycling Rewards will benefit everyone,”
said Clarena Tolson, Philadelphia’s streets commissioner. “It
means that simply by recycling,
recycling on big jobs
By Jim Johnson
By Amanda Smith-Teutsch
Wisconsin has a goal to recycle half of the construction and
demolition debris generated
from state projects, but Jenna
Kunde sees the potential to do
With C&D debris making up
nearly 30% of the municipal
See At Deadline, Page 44
In a new report, the U.S. Green
Building Council estimates that
green building will contribute
$554 billion to the U.S. economy from 2009 to 2013. Page 6
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A new study has found that while
nearly 74% of the U.S. population has
access to curbside recycling, the infrastructure exists to offer the service
to millions of Americans in under-served areas, according to the American Beverage Association.
Environmental research firm R.W.
Beck conducted a national study for
the ABA, surveying 1,206 counties and
independent cities across the country
to determine how many recycling
programs are in place for American
solid waste stream in the state,
diverting the material would
have an impact on the amount
of material that gets buried
WasteCap Resource Solutions and Green Valley Disposal recently recycled almost 80% of the waste generated in a demolition and construction
project at the University of Wisconsin’s Whitewater campus.
See Curb, Page 45
See C&D, Page 44
S.F. bullish on diverting organic waste
The Southern Company has taken
over a new 100 megawatt biomass
power plant in Texas. Page 4
Connecticut-based Oakleaf Waste
Management has named a new
chief operating officer. Page 6
620,000 tons of
By Jim Johnson
Los Angeles International Airport
is close to reaching its goal of 70%
waste diversion by 2015. Page 3
San Francisco residents and
businesses have diverted more
than 620,000 tons of organic
waste through the city’s composting program since 1996.
Recology, the solid waste management company that serves
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.
expects to exit bankruptcy court protection next spring. Page 3
Ohio grocers explore composting
programs with help from the state
Department of Natural Resources.
Despite a December 2008 spill, the
Tennessee Valley Authority
generated net income of $726 million for
2009. Page 5
the city, recently came out with
new details on the program as
the company and the city tried to
encourage folks to compost
Thanksgiving food waste.
Local officials and farmers
gathered at the Ferry Plaza
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LARRY S TRONG / RECOLOGY
Local officials and farmers recently gathered at San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market to promote the city’s composting program. From left: Mike Sangiacomo, Recology Inc.; Nigel Walker, Eat Well Farm; Bob Shaffer, Soil Culture Consulting; and Linda Hale, Madrone Vineyard Management Group.
Waste & Recycling News’ annual compilation of environmental industry data and trends. Pages 10-36