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Waste Management and Pollution Control

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  • Recycling report cards fuel competition in county

    County officials credit a neighborhood recycling report card program with helping improve recycling rates by about 40 percent in the past two decades. The annual report card is mailed to county residents. Matt Diehl, a spokesman the Department of Public...
  • Bowie Gardens: Composting scraps is food for thought

    Think about your last three meals. Did you eat everything on your plate? Did you eat everything used to prepare those meals? What about the stem segment from a head of lettuce, those carrot peels or used coffee grounds? The average household generates...
  • Anne Arundel County government employee salaries

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  • Trash Plants In Bridgeport, Lisbon Change Hands In Private-Equity Deal

    Two of Connecticut's trash-to-energy plants are being sold to a private-equity firm that specializes in energy investments. Waste Management Inc. announced Tuesday it would sell its Wheelabrator business for $1.94 billion to Energy Capital Partners....
  • Olin Neill Emmons, investment banker and conservationist, 1917-2014

     Olin Neill Emmons, investment banker and conservationist, 1917-2014
    Olin Neill Emmons, an investment banker who was active in conservation causes, helped take Waste Management public in 1971 and sat on the company's board for 20 years. Mr. Emmons, 97, died Saturday, May 3, at the Brighton Gardens extended care...
  • Fund created to help launch green energy businesses in Illinois

    Fund created to help launch green energy businesses in Illinois
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and the Clean Energy Trust on Wednesday announced the creation of a revolving equity fund that will make $4.6 million available to grow early-stage clean energy businesses in the state.  “Illinois is a national leader in...
  • Pay to electricity consultant expected to soar

    Pay to electricity consultant expected to soar
    A consulting firm that brokered a deal to supply electricity to a number of northwest suburban communities will be paid about 10 times more than the last firm that conducted the negotiations. The increase coincides with a steep rise in electric rates...
  • Glen Ellyn OKs 50% electric rate hike

     Glen Ellyn OKs 50% electric rate hike
    Glen Ellyn residents will see a 50 percent increase in energy rates later this year as the village's deal with a supplier expires and a new contract takes its place. The village's Board of Trustees on Monday voted 4-3 on a three-year contract with...
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  • L.A. opens bidding for firms to serve new trash collection zones

    L.A. opens bidding for firms to serve new trash collection zones
    The city of Los Angeles began implementing an overhaul of its trash collection system Wednesday, aimed at reducing landfill waste and pollution.  In April, the City Council approved sweeping changes to the trash pickup system for the city's large...
  • Delray considers settlement in Waste Management lawsuit

    Delray Beach officials will consider settling their legal battle with Waste Management on Tuesday night and get moving on sending the trash collection contract out to bid, which is what a judge said the city legally has the right to do. If commissioners...
  • Oak Park changes energy source from green to brown

    Oak Park changes energy source from green to brown
    After two years as a model of success for green energy, Oak Park is going brown. The Oak Park Village Board chose an energy provider for the village's electric aggregation program that uses fossil fuels — or "brown" energy sources — over a...