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Waste Management and Pollution Control

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  • 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...
  • Living near the dump [Editorial]

    Living near the dump  [Editorial]
    Living near Baltimore County's Eastern Sanitary Landfill is no doubt unpleasant. The facility is huge — 375 acres — and handles about a quarter of Baltimore County's solid waste, or almost 75,000 tons of trash a year. Residents of the...
  • Clean Gloucester Day is on Saturday

    If you don't enjoy seeing all the trash on the side of Gloucester roads as you're driving around, now is your opportunity to do something about it. The 4th annual Clean Gloucester Day will be held Saturday and is open to individuals, groups,...
  • Residents offered special waste collection, paper shredding

    Laguna Beach and Waste Management will host the city's first event offering electronic waste and paint collection, as well as document shredding, March 22. The new service will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Act V lot, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road. It...
  • Firm seeks to harness Wyoming's wind energy for California

    Firm seeks to harness Wyoming's wind energy for California
    RAWLINS, Wyo. — A relentless wind howls day after day across this high desert, pouring through a low gap on the Continental Divide. "This is one of the windiest places in the nation," screams Bill Miller above the din of gusting air. Miller, a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Waste facility allowed to expand, despite community's health concerns

    Waste facility allowed to expand, despite community's health concerns
    California regulators on Wednesday approved expansion of a controversial hazardous waste facility that residents of an impoverished Central California farming community believe is the cause of birth defects and deaths among children. The California...
  • Deerfield OKs commercial waste hauling agreement

    Deerfield OKs commercial waste hauling agreement
      The Deerfield Village Board has approved an exclusive contract for hauling waste from village businesses that takes effect next year. The five-year deal with Morton Grove-based Lakeshore Recycling Systems is intended to encourage recycling and...
  • Oak Park questions auction held during discussion on energy plan

    Oak Park questions auction held during discussion on energy plan
    The Village of Oak Park is reviewing its contract with an energy consultant after a glitch in an online auction occurred during the process in which the Village Board made an unpopular decision to purchase fossil fuel-based energy over green energy....