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Are People Just Slobs or Is Your Bin the Wrong Color?

Posted by Michael J. Daley on 9/29/2015
This scene is every public space managers nightmare: a mountain of discards overflowing the bins heavily contaminated with non-recyclables. Confronted with such a unsightly disaster, you might be tempted to think: What's the matter with people? They treated my bin like a trash can! Are they slobs?

Defining – and Designing – Trash Out of Existence at Yankee Stadium

Posted by Jessie Haas on 9/15/2015 to Press Releases
Defining – and Designing – Trash Out of Existence at Yankee Stadium
There's no more trash at Yankee Stadium unless you count the trash talk when the Boston Red Sox are in town. Even the word “Trash” has disappeared. How is this possible? Fans leave behind an estimated 16 million cubic feet of refuse at stadiums every year, enough to fill Yankee Stadium with 2 million cubic feet leftover.

Is Your Recycling Program At Odds With Your Sustainability Goals?

Posted by Michael J. Daley on 9/7/2015 to Press Releases
Very possibly, if your hauler relies on commingled collection. That is the rapidly growing and highly popular practice of allowing users to throw all recyclables into a single collection bin. A brief survey of the global discussion reveals a vigorous debate in the recycling community about the relative merits of commingling versus traditional separated or dual stream collection. Advocates of commingling claim it dramatically increases recyclables collection rates and lowers waste management costs while opponents point to downstream effects such as degraded material quality and contamination rates leading to excess landfilling.

A Recycling Law That Feeds People? How Does That Work?

Posted by Jessie Haas on 9/1/2015 to Press Releases
Actually, it shouldn't be surprising, especially if you read Act 148, the universal recycling law passed unanimously the state of Vermont in 2012. How It Works Act 148 ratchets up a requirement for generators of food "waste" to start composting, starting in 2014 with institutions that generate 104 tons a year.