Latest Recycling News

South Carolina governor considering plastic recycling bill

Jan. 23, 2022 09:55 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is considering whether to sign into law a bill that would make it easier for businesses that recycle plastic by melting it to open in the state. The bill passed both chambers of the General Assembly on Thursday after a group...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jan. 19, 2022 18:09 PM EST

Bowling Green Daily News. January 16, 2022. Editorial: Stand up for school councils Ever since the 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act, local control has been a centerpiece of school governance across Kentucky. The Kentucky Supreme Court had ruled in...

Garbage and recyclables pile up as omicron takes its toll

Jan. 14, 2022 18:48 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The omicron variant is sickening so many sanitation workers around the U.S. that some cities have had to delay or suspend garbage or recycling pickup, angering residents shocked that governments can’t perform this most basic of functions. The slowdowns...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 14, 2022 17:16 PM EST

Boston Globe. January 12, 2022. Editorial: Qualified progress on qualified immunity State commission recommends some worthy reforms, but punts on larger question of whether to change controversial rule that shields police officers from legal liability for abuse. ...

Macon mayor pulls support from plastics recycling plant

Jan. 10, 2022 16:17 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia mayor is urging an industrial development board to refuse to help a plastics recycling plant borrow money, saying he's worried about the safety of the proposed plant. WMAZ-TV reports Macon-Bibb County Mayor Lester Miller is urging the Macon-Bibb County...

$43M battery recycling plant set for Georgia, hiring 150

Jan. 05, 2022 14:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A company that aims to recycle lithium ion batteries from vehicles and other uses will build its first large plant in suburban Atlanta, investing $43 million and hiring 150 people. Battery Resourcers, based in Worcester, Massachusetts, made the announcement...

Louisiana COVID deaths top 15K; Orleans trash pickup slow

Jan. 03, 2022 18:23 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s COVID-19 deaths topped 15,000 on Monday, as a worker shortage blamed on the coronavirus disrupted trash pickups in New Orleans and delayed the city's resumption of curbside recycling. Fifteen deaths since noon Thursday have brought the total to at...

Christmas trees to enhance fish habitat in Kentucky

Jan. 03, 2022 04:17 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky residents can donate their natural Christmas trees for use as fish habitat. The Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is accepting Christmas trees through Jan. 15 at 30 drop-off sites across the state during regular business hours. Decorations and...

Macon hopes new garbage contractor can end pickup woes

Jan. 01, 2022 10:06 AM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — More than 49,000 residents in middle Georgia's largest county will have a new company picking up their garbage starting Monday, after a previous contractor was terminated over complaints about service. Ryland Environmental will pick up residential trash and...

Bringing home the bacon tops new California laws in 2022

Dec. 29, 2021 11:22 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It's not often that bacon leads a roundup of new laws taking effect with the New Year in California. But even in progressive California, that's the headline-grabber. It's among a host of other legislation designed to safeguard employees,...