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California – Healthy Soils Program

In 2017, the California Healthy Soils Program (HSP) was launched with the goal of sequestering carbon, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and improving soil health in the state. The program includes incentives to adopt soil health practices, on-farm soil health demonstration projects, and a block grant program.… Read More

Momentum Building, Dual Stream Recycling Communities

Recent momentum has seen a reversion to dual stream recycling in assorted communities across the United States.  This update provides detailed information on three towns in Long Island that have recently reverted to dual stream recycling. Additional updates on dual stream efforts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida are also included.  … Read More

Ohio – Waste Disposal Surcharges

Ohio has a few surcharge fees on waste disposal that fund state level regulatory programs. The original surcharges were established in 1988 by Ohio House Bill 592 (now coded in Section 3734.57, Paragraph A of the Ohio Code). The fees have been amended several times since 1988. Now, Ohio has four state surcharge fees on the disposal and transfer of municipal solid waste.… Read More

Iowa – Waste Disposal Surcharge

Iowa collects a base tonnage fee of $4.25 per ton on waste disposed of at municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills, which went into effect in 1987 via the Groundwater Protection Act of 1987 (presently Iowa State Code section 455B.310). Tonnage fee reports for Jan-Dec 2020 indicate $8 million in revenue.… Read More

North Carolina – Waste Disposal Surcharge

The state of North Carolina implemented a Solid Waste Disposal Tax of $2 per ton on July 1, 2008, which generated $23 million in FY 2020-21. Revenue from the Disposal Tax currently supports city and county solid waste management programs and hazardous site cleanup, and previously supported a Solid Waste Management Trust Fund.… Read More

Single Stream/Dual Stream: Contending Approaches to Recycling in the US

Date: 13 Jan 2022 | posted in: waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

After two decades of a headlong rush to single stream recycling collection programs across the US, are they still the best positioned to take us into the new recycling future we’re in the process of designing? Or do other approaches such as dual stream collection offer some important advantages?… Read More

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