municipal solid waste

EPA's Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge

Article: EPA's Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge

CHICAGO, Illinois, March 14, 2008 (ENS) – For Earth Day 2008, the U.S. EPA Great Lakes region invites public help to collect at least one million pounds of electronic waste and one million pills. The EPA is encouraging organizations, businesses and communities in the Great Lakes region to protect the environment by sponsoring collections of…

Jacksonville Will Clean Incinerator Ash From Superfund Sites

Article: Jacksonville Will Clean Incinerator Ash From Superfund Sites

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, March 11, 2008 (ENS) – The city of Jacksonville, Florida has agreed to clean up two Superfund sites located within the city limits at an estimated cost of $94 million, the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The settlement also requires the city to reimburse all costs incurred by the…

Missouri Landfills Hold Recyclables Worth Millions

Article: Missouri Landfills Hold Recyclables Worth Millions

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, January 4, 2008 (ENS) – Close to half of the municipal solid waste deposited in Missouri’s landfills has the potential to be recycled, according to a solid waste composition study recently completed for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. More than 1.9 million tons of recyclable materials were disposed of in Missouri…