How The Recycling Partnership is Helping Communities Boost Diversion Rates

It took only 13 days last summer for Columbia, S.C., to deliver 40,000 recycling carts to its residents, as one of the first cities to receive grant funding from The Recycling Partnership (TRP). Without the $300,000 grant from TRP to upgrade to 95-gallon carts, the city would still be collecting its recyclables in 18-gallon bins, the same way it…

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Mattress recycling option coming to Winnipeg

curated from winnipeg.ctvnews Every year, thousands of mattresses get dumped in Manitoba landfills. Now, a Winnipeg recycling business wants to change that, but it could be years before the public is able to access its services. According to numbers provided by Mother Earth Recycling and the provincial government, 40,000 mattresses from Winnipeg alone wind up at the garbage dump. Until…

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Surge in contaminated waste as recycling rules ignored

curated from surreycomet The amount of waste being sent to landfill or burned instead of being recycled has almost doubled in the past three years, figures show. The contents of up to one in five recycling bins were turned away by some councils last year because they were “contaminated” with the wrong items, a Freedom of Information request for the…

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Focused film recycling effort yields 125 percent boost in volume

curated from plasticsnews New Orleans — Education and access works. Just ask the city of Vancouver, Wash., which has seen plastic film recycling significantly rise and contamination problems at a local recycling facility drastically decline. Results of a campaign in Vancouver dubbed “Recycle Wrap/Beyond Bags” was unveiled at the Plastics Recycling 2016 conference in New Orleans. Rich McConaghy was on…

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Metro Vancouver hunting for new dump

Metro Vancouver is searching for a new dump to take up to 200,000 tonnes of garbage annually once its contract with the Cache Creek landfill expires at the end of the year.

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Some recycling agencies raking in millions in profits

There are calls for more regulation of B.C.’s recycling stewards after several industry-run agencies reported millions in cash reserves. The agencies that run the programs are set up as non-profits and tasked with setting and collect fees, which by law we all have to pay.

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