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Utah DEQ reaches partial settlement with Western Metals Recycling

Ferrous, Nonferrous, Legislation & Regulations, Auto Shredding, Metallics 1/26/2015

Scrap metal recycler rejects inspector’s allegations.

Maryland county bans polystyrene food containers, packing peanuts

Legislation & Regulations, Plastics 1/23/2015

Sales of EPS food service products in the county to be prohibited in 2016.

Maryland governor issues waste reduction goals

Municipal Recycling, Legislation & Regulations 1/20/2015

State plan includes achieving 80 percent recycling target by 2040.

Judge fines Chicago's Tri State Metal

Legislation & Regulations, Personnel, Metallics 1/20/2015

Company must pay $2.1 million fine for federal tax and currency transaction charges.

Michigan House passes renewable energy bill

Legislation & Regulations 1/16/2015

Bill “removes unnecessary burdens” for use of solid waste in energy processes.

Plastics recycler pleads guilty to mishandling chemicals

Legislation & Regulations, Plastics 1/15/2015

Department of Justice sets fine at more than $118,000.

Liberty Tire Recycling settles with Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

Legislation & Regulations, Tires 1/15/2015

Company must pay $40,000 fine and reduce the number of tires stored at its site in the state after fire.

New York City bans single-use polystyrene products

Municipal Recycling, Legislation & Regulations, Plastics 1/14/2015

American Chemistry Council says city has missed the opportunity to boost recycling of foam packaging.

Seattle food waste ordinance takes effect

Municipal Recycling, Legislation & Regulations, Additional Commodities 1/8/2015

Residents are no longer allowed to place food or compostable items in the trash.

Connecticut DEEP approves mattress stewardship plan

Legislation & Regulations, Additional Commodities 1/7/2015

Mattress Recycling Council developed recycling plan.

OSHA hits Ohio scrap yard with torch cutting-related fine

Legislation & Regulations, Metallics 1/6/2015

Agency says CS Metals exposed employees to dangerous levels of lead, copper and arsenic fumes.

APBA seeks to halt California single-use plastic bag ban

Legislation & Regulations, Plastics, Paper 1/5/2015

Opponents of the law say they have more than enough signatures to introduce a referendum on the 2016 ballot.

West Virginia DEP announces recycling grant recipients

Municipal Recycling, Legislation & Regulations 12/29/2014

West Virginia awards a total of $1.8 million in grant money.

Happy Holidays

Municipal Recycling, Ferrous, Nonferrous, Electronics, Equipment & Products 12/24/2014

The staff of Recycling Today would like to wish everyone the warmest of holiday greetings.

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