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2011-09-19 06:00:00

DALLAS, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic Energy Corporation (OEC) is seeking permission from the City of Dallas to build a multimillion dollar recycling facility at the McCommas Bluff Landfill. The privately owned and operated facility would capture up to 95% of the recyclables available from the city's garbage, while bringing between $5-20 million annually to city coffers. The first facility represents a nearly $100 million investment directly into South Dallas and would create a...

2011-09-15 12:16:00

DALLAS, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- City of Dallas Sanitation Director Mary Nix has changed her story. After telling council members that the waste disposal industry would absorb the cost of the city's proposed flow control tax she recently told council members that "the hauler will naturally pass that cost along to their customers." Nix said customers most heavily impacted will be those north of the LBJ Freeway, while she claimed that customers in Southern Dallas would save money...

2011-09-14 10:07:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced today that it has taken multiple steps to expedite the cleanup of flood- and storm-related debris. The requirement for a waste hauler to display an authorized Act 90 sticker on the hauling vehicle has been temporarily waived statewide to allow facility operators to accept flood and storm debris waste from vehicles without Act 90 authorizations. Act 90 requirements...

2011-09-09 13:46:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- California Governor Jerry Brown is currently considering Senate Bill 833, legislation that would stop a proposed landfill from being built along a river, eliminate the risk of contaminating drinking water for communities, and prevent the permanent desecration of sites considered sacred by local Indian Tribes. A coalition of diverse groups including the Southern California Tribal Chairman's Association and the Natural Resources Defense...

2011-09-09 09:55:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Garb Oil & Power Corporation (USOTC: GARB). The banning of E-Waste from landfills by North Carolina is a turning point in US waste industry. Garb's technology and our ability to process industrially large volumes of E-Waste, in excess of 25,000 metric tonnes per annum (55,000,000 pounds) per plant, will help to contribute in eliminating E-Waste from landfills altogether. This decision by North Carolina will soon spread to other States,...

2011-09-02 13:29:00

DALLAS, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Businesses throughout Dallas should be prepared to fork over an additional $19 million a year if the City of Dallas flow control program is ever put into effect. The figure comes from the National Solid Wastes Management Association whose members collect and dispose of 77% of the commercial waste in the city. "Flow control will impact every city council district," said Tom Brown, Texas NSWMA president. "While flow control would certainly have a...

2011-09-02 09:59:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today issued a permit to Community Refuse Services Inc. for an increase in average and maximum daily volume at its Cumberland County Landfill in Hopewell and North Newton townships. The company's application, submitted to DEP in March 2010, proposed a 1,000-ton increase in the average daily volume from 1,500 tons to 2,500 tons per day, and an increase in the maximum daily volume of 1,950...

2011-08-31 14:01:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GDT Tek (OTC:GDTK) from Orlando, Florida, today announced that it has been granted exclusive sales and distribution rights for all of the USA and Canada of "The Cascade Reactor," the first Piezo Nuclear Reactor developed by Steriwave-Startec in Greater London, England of the United Kingdom. Please visit the Steriwave-Startec Website. http://www.steriwave-startec.com. "THE CASCADE REACTOR" can be placed on almost any landfill or contaminated...

2011-08-24 11:30:00

CARLISLE, Pa., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlisle Energy Services, Inc. (CES) announced that as of Wednesday, August 17, 2011, its Spectro PowerCap(TM) Exposed Geomembrane Solar Cover system in Madison County, New York is completed. It is expected to be interconnected and fully operational within a month. Consulting engineer of record Barton & Loguidice submitted, and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation permitted, the installation as a 20 to 30 year long-term...

2011-08-19 16:03:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Opponents of AB 1178 announced today that the coalition of public agencies and non-profit organizations lining up against the bill is expanding as momentum grows for its defeat. AB 1178 (Ma - San Francisco) would create a new statewide law to override local laws aimed at limiting waste imports into a community. The bill is opposed by California's leading environmental organizations, including the Sierra Club, Planning and Conservation...