CLEARFIELD, Pa. — Members of the Clearfield County Solid Waste Authority approached the Clearfield County commissioners on Tuesday about financial problems the organization is facing. The organization told commissioners that its illegal dumping and recycling programs are running out of funding.Recycling, illegal dumping programs may be in jeopardy
Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), in fiscal year 2011-2012 more than 23 million pounds of litter were collected along 428,441 miles of county, state route and interstate roadsides. TDOT awarded a total of $1 million in “special litter grants,” using funds provided by the state’s soft drink and malt beverage industries. Scenic Tennessee was one of 15 award-winners who proposed unique ways not only to address litter “beyond routine maintenance” but to promote recycling as well. -
#EcoDato Una colilla de cigarro con filtro puede demorar de dos a tres años en desaparecer del planeta, ya que el filtro está hecho de acetato de celulosas lo cual hace casi imposible que las bacterias del suelo lo puedan deshacer. Por otra parte si se moja, la desintegración puede ser más rápida, pero debido a su composición resulta ser más dañina, ya que puede contaminar hasta 8 litros de agua.
Photo by Christopher Collins/Reporter-News 10,000 tons of shingles sit in a lot at 4210 Grape Street owned by Jerry and Shannon Colyer that was rented to Robbie King, who owns Alamo Recycling, a shingle recycling business. A state environmental task force has been formed to investigate whether the piles of shingles constitute illegal dumping.
E-waste recycling law is no excuse for illegal dumping (commentary) | SILive.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - The best way to encourage recycling is to make it easy and convenient. It's exactly what the state's e-waste recycling law doesn't do. The final phase of the 2010 law went into effect on Jan. 1, calling for mandatory recycling of so-called e-waste, including everything from televisions and computers to DVD players, old fax machines and game consoles.
Contaminated creek- Any progress the City of Burlington had made containing a fuel spill in a creek running through Paletta Park was flushed into Lake Ontario Wednesday after heavy rainfall caused the absorbent booms minimizing the effects to break free.
JUNCTION CITY, Ore. - The person who dumped paint, used oil, pesticides and diesel fuel on public lands created a costly mess for taxpayers and potentially caustic mix for the environment. Everything cleaned up at a cost of $5,500 to U.S. taxpayers could have been recycled free of charge at the Lane County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center The local BLM district spent $15,000 last year cleaning up illegal dumps. The agency spent $100,000 in Oregon and Washington alone.