Latest Recycling News

Maine eyes shifting some recycling costs to producers

Jun. 17, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine might become the first state in the country to adopt a program that shifts the cost of recycling and disposal of packaging from the public to manufacturers. The Maine House of Representatives voted late Wednesday to advance a proposal that...

Battery recycling firm to expand operations in Nevada

Jun. 15, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A battery recycling company founded by a former executive at Tesla Inc. broke ground on 100 acres (40 hectares) of land at an industrial park near Reno as part of its expansion plan. Redwood Materials, which was founded in Nevada in 2017, is expecting...

Tennessee group refurbishes two-wheelers for people in need

Jun. 13, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A couple of years ago, Blake Pierce noticed a 10- or 11-year-old boy in his Red Bank neighborhood with worn-out sneakers. “Why? Because he didn’t have brakes on his bike,” explained Pierce, who noticed the boy dragging his feet to slow...

Curbside glass recycler fined $1M for air quality violations

Jun. 09, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined the state’s largest glass container recycler over $1 million for repeated air quality violations. The agency said last week it had issued a $1.03 million fine to Owens-Brockway, a...

Crews focus on lingering hotspots in Phoenix recycling fire

Jun. 07, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix fire crews made significant progress overnight putting out a huge blaze that swept through multiple recycling yards, destroying businesses and injuring one firefighter. Fire Capt. Todd Keller said more than 30 firefighters were still at the scene...

Multiple businesses lost in huge Phoenix fire; 1 hurt

Jun. 06, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — Fire crews remained on the scene Sunday of a huge fire in Phoenix that roared through multiple recycling yards, destroyed several businesses and injured a firefighter. More than 200 firefighters battled the blaze Saturday that marked the single...

Dozens of fire units battle blaze at Phoenix recycling yards

Jun. 05, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of fire crews from metro Phoenix battled a large fire that involved multiple recycling yards and commercial buildings and sent black smoke over much of the city on Saturday. Fire Capt. Todd Keller, a Phoenix Fire Department spokesman, said the fire...

Ohio-based electronics recycler opens in West Virginia

Jun. 03, 2021 06:54 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An electronics recycler has opened in West Virginia and plans to hire up to 20 employees, the Charleston Area Alliance said. Infinite Electronics Recycling is based in Wintersville, Ohio. The company opened its facility in downtown Charleston...

New law cracks down on abandoned tire piles in S Carolina

May. 29, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A new law passed by the South Carolina General Assembly allows for steep fines and even jail time for tire recyclers who fail to follow state regulations. The proposal signed into law this month by Gov. Henry McMaster allows a fine of up to...

Copper recycling company to open new $100M Kentucky plant

May. 28, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A copper recycling company is building a new $100 million facility in Shelby County and plans to hire 75 workers. Wieland North America will begin building the facility in October. The plant will melt copper and copper alloy, according to a news...