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The Downside of Sleeping in a Dumpster

A 44-year-old man in Fremont survived two cycles of compaction in a garbage truck after the dumpster he was sleeping in was emptied into the garbage truck. He eventually climbed out of the garbage truck, where the garbage collectors discovered him as he...

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Squiggly Wiggly Worms

One of the most promising recent developments is research into whether mealworms can survive on a diet of Styrofoam and other polystyrene compounds.

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Beware of Cheap Hazardous Waste Removal Companies

When you generate hazardous waste, you need to dispose of it properly – and that can be costly. It can be tempting to choose a lower price in order to keep your costs down. But the cheapest option isn’t always the best one, especially when you’re choosing...

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From Paper to Digital – Now What?

Many companies have made the transition from hard copy documents to digital files, while others are in the process of converting paper to pixels. There are several benefits to be realized from making the conversion. However, once the conversion is made, the issue of...

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Space Waste? There’s a Laser for That

You often think that once something is disposed of and goes to the landfill that it’s gone. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. In December 2014, 18,000 fruit cakes were discarded at a landfill in Kragujevac, Serbia after the owner of the cakes determined they were spoiled. Surveillance footage later showed the cakes being removed from the landfill and then offered to the public.

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Stolen from a Landfill and Sold to the Public

You often think that once something is disposed of and goes to the landfill that it’s gone. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. In December 2014, 18,000 fruit cakes were discarded at a landfill in Kragujevac, Serbia after the owner of the cakes determined they were spoiled. Surveillance footage later showed the cakes being removed from the landfill and then offered to the public.

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Dry Cleaning RCRA Requirements

Whether it’s the use of perchloroethylene (PERC), hydrocarbons, or any other hazardous material or byproduct, dry cleaners are on the front lines of hazardous materials management and disposal. The contaminants created by dry cleaner operations are not only capable of...

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The Dry Cleaning Industry and Environmental Laws

In addition to the RCRA, several other federal laws control the collection, treatment, and disposal of hazardous try cleaning waste. These rules were created to protect the environment and to provide a framework for equitable compensation and liability in the event of...

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