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Regional Conservation Programs Receives $260 Million in USDA Funding

Since the creation of the 2014 Farm Bill, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) innovative Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) has awarded more than $600 million for 199 partner-led projects. And now, the USDA will be providing another $260 million for conservation partnership programs that will help improve water quality, support wildlife, protect agriculture, and more. […]

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E-waste from Dell/Goodwill “Reconnect Program” was exported, despite Dell’s no-export policy

A new report released today by the Basel Action Network (BAN) documents e-waste which was dropped off at Goodwill sites that partner with Dell for e-waste recycling, ended up being exported to Asian countries, in violation of Dell’s policy not to export e-waste to developing countries.  The report titled, “Disconnect: Goodwill and Dell Exporting the […]

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Solvents, paints and bulbs were mismanaged

Here’s a recent EPA enforcement action. Company: MI Metals, Millersburg, PA. Business: Metal fabrication. Penalty: $58,816. Reasons for penalty: MI Metals didn’t follow basic Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules for handling caustic cleaning solvents and waste paints. EPA cited the firm for not: ·         keeping hazardous waste storage containers closed ·         having an […]

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CRT outlet Closed Loop nears collapse

With financial and regulatory pressure mounting, Closed Loop Refining and Recovery is on the brink of closing and leaving more than 90 million pounds of stockpiled CRT material in its wake. Closed Loop, which has for several years pledged to build a furnace to process the immense backlog of CRT glass, is currently months behind […]

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ITAD company HiTech acquired by investment firm

Private-equity company Caretta Partners now owns a majority stake in Oklahoma City-based HiTech Assets. Leaders at HiTech, which was founded in 2002, expect the acquisition to help push growth at the ITAD-focused company (ITAD stands for IT asset disposition). “HiTech Assets currently delivers a world-class ITAD service with best-in-class data security, environmental benefits and value […]

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TCEQ Trade Fair to be Held May 3-4 in Austin

March 2016 – The TCEQ will hold its 2016 Environmental Trade Fair and Conference on May 3-4 at the Austin Convention Center. More than 100 educational sessions on topics from waste management to wastewater permitting will be offered, accommodating about 4,000 attendees. The TCEQ’s Environmental Assistance Division will offer a ten-session track at this year’s […]

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USEPA’s Implementation Study and R2

The United States Environmental Protections Agency (USEPA), through its Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, recently released its Implementation Study of the Electronics Recycling Standards: R2 and e-Stewards.  This comprehensive and well-received study was three years in the making.  The study can be found on the EPA website. The study states that “the Standards have […]

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2016 STAR Recycling Summit: Preliminary Schedule & Call for Proposals

Join us at the 2016 STAR Recycling Summit! Make sure to mark your calendars and join us for the only state conference dedicated entirely to recycling and waste diversion activities in Texas! We could not be more excited to head to San Antonio in October for the 2016 STAR Recycling Summit – and we want to […]

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Industry responds to export report

A recently released export tracking study from the Basel Action Network found that roughly one-third of low-value devices dropped off for recycling in the U.S. ended up outside the country. But industry leaders and researchers say the findings do not point to clear conclusions about the amount of e-scrap material sent overseas overall. Tracking 200 […]

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TCEQ Adopts Changes to the Industrial Solid Waste and Municipal Hazardous Waste Rules

June 2016 – On May 25, 2016, TCEQ commissioners adopted waste rules that amend or add to 30 TAC Chapter 335. These new rules will: Incorporate changes set forth in the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Establish a new exclusion from regulation as a solid waste for certain steel slag, as set forth […]

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