Recycling

Connecticut’s recycling rate to more than double in 10 years

May 7th, 2014 | By

The state House of Representatives late Tuesday unanimously approved legislation that will more than double Connecticut’s recycling rate over a 10 year period and remake the quasi-public agency that oversees solid waste disposal in the state. For more on this story, visit: News, Breaking News and More: The New Haven Register.



Recycling bill goes to governor’s desk

May 7th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hailed the House for final passage of legislation he introduced that will result in a modernization of the state’s recycling and waste management system that will not only help the environment, but save taxpayer money and create economic benefits in the state.



Recycling bill looks to turn trash into cash, jobs

Apr 30th, 2014 | By

The state’s recycling rate — about 25 percent of its trash, year after year — will increase, if lawmakers have their way. Legislation before the General Assembly would more than double that figure, raising the rate of recycling in the state to 60 percent by 2024. For more on this story, visit: Recycling bill looks

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Petition to Modernize Recycling in Connecticut is active

Apr 27th, 2014 | By

Support Senate Bill 27, Governor Malloy’s Bill to double recycling in the next decade, retire the incinerator in Hartford, and create a new recycling education foundation. There are currently 218 signatures. NEW goal – ConnPIRG is seeking 300 signatures! For more on this story, visit: MoveOn Petitions – Modernize Recycling in Connecticut.



Gov. Dannel Malloy pushes lawmakers for expansion of state recycling efforts

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy prodded state lawmakers to act before the end of the current General Assembly session to approve a legislative package that would more than double Connecticut’s recycling rate over a 10-year period and remake the quasi-public agency that oversees solid waste disposal in the state. For more on this story, visit: Gov.

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DEEP announces new and expanded recycling web pages

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By

DEEP has published updated web pages that may be useful for your business or government agency in improving management of solid waste and increasing reuse and recycling at your work site or throughout your town or city. These improved web pages are consistent with DEEP’s focus on transforming the way our state manages solid waste

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MAP: How Much of Your Town’s Trash Gets Recycled?

Apr 7th, 2014 | By

In the run up to Earth Day on April 22, Patch is looking at the numbers behind Connecticut’s environmental impact, including how much garbage we produce and how much of that waste is wasted. The interactive map above shows information on municipal solid waste and compost for each town in the state in 2011, color-coded

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Conn. adopts point-of-sale fee for mattress recycling

Apr 7th, 2014 | By

A new statewide mattress recycling program here, supported by the International Sleep Products Assn., will be funded by a fee collected by retailers at the point of sale. Retailers will then pass those collected fees on to the Mattress Recycling Council, the group responsible for supervising the recycling program. State officials recently announced changes to

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Improving recycling in Conn. — ConnPIRG’s Abe Scarr on WTNH

Mar 10th, 2014 | By

Governor’s S.B. No. 27 addresses several goals including a new solid waste management plan, setting a timeline to “repurpose” the Hartford incinerator, and create what will be known as the Connecticut Recycling Foundation. Gov. Malloy wants to double the amount of recyling in the next decade. On Good Morning Connecticut Friday, News 8?s AJ Walker

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Covanta Announces First Organics Recycling Agreement in Connecticut With Lake Compounce Theme Park

Mar 5th, 2014 | By
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As part of the three-year agreement, organic waste from Lake Compounce will be processed at a new organics recycling facility to be built by Turning Earth in Central Connecticut. Covanta will provide education and training for Lake Compounce employees in the proper methods for source-separating organics.



CT Resources Recovery Authority issues RFQ

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority is requesting qualifications from firms that want to apply for work with the state agency in the next three years. The organization, which manages recycling and municipal solid waste for the state, is also tasked with creating environmentally friendly solutions and best practices for solid-waste disposal and recycling for Connecticut.

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Mattress Recycling Council requests streamlined mattress recycling fee collection process in Connecticut

Feb 27th, 2014 | By

Last week the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) submitted a request to Connecticut regulators to simplify the fee collection process required by Public Act 13-42. Enacted in 2013, the law authorizes mattress retailers to collect a fee that will fund the recycling of used mattresses discarded in the state. For more on this story, visit: Mattress

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Rippowam Middle School Named CT “Recycle-Bowl” Winner

Feb 11th, 2014 | By

Keep America Beautiful, a nonprofit organization that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, announced Rippowam Middle School as the Connecticut winner of “Recycle-Bowl”. This is the second year in a row a Stamford school has won the competition. Last year, Westhill High School earned the title. For more on this story, visit:

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Nine Stories from Around the Waste Industry includes Connecticut CRRA story

Feb 10th, 2014 | By

Bill Urges Overhaul Of CRRA To Focus On Recycling Rather Than Burning Trash For Energy. “Legislation proposed Friday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would overhaul the troubled Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority into a leaner agency concerned more with recycling the state’s trash than with burning it for energy. As the budget for the quasi-public agency

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Covanta and Turning Earth to provide organics recycling

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By
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Covanta and Turning Earth have entered into a partnership to provide organics recycling to Connecticut municipalities and businesses. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from American Recycler News Inc.



Different recycling center possible

Jan 2nd, 2014 | By

Bristol might become the home for a new regional facility to recycle food waste and other organic materials. “We’re looking at Bristol as one of the locations” for a possible site for the planned organics recycling facility, said Steve Diaz, vice president and regional business manager for Covanta Energy Corp. For more on this story,

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CT looking at battery, carpet recycling programs

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

Batteries, carpet, packaging, pesticides, and fertilizers might soon join paint, mattresses, and consumer electronics as products Connecticut requires manufacturers and customers to cover the cost of recycling. For more on this story, visit: CT looking at battery, carpet recycling programs | HartfordBusiness.com.



PSI Awarded $180,000 to Help Reduce Environmental and Financial Impacts of Consumer Products in Connecticut

Dec 10th, 2013 | By
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Connecticut residents will likely have more options in the future for safely and responsibly disposing of certain consumer products, thanks to a series of efforts led by the Product Stewardship Institute through a contract awarded by the CT DEEP.



CT’s second food recycling power plant to open

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By

Connecticut’s second food waste recycling power plant will open in Bridgeport, thanks to a deal announced with the city Tuesday. Ontario-based Anaergia announced a 20-year agreement with the City of Bridgeport Water Pollution Control Authority to buy the renewable power generated by the anaerobic digestion technology at the plant. For more on this story, visit:

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Celebrate Connecticut Recycles Day Nov. 15 (a must-watch video psa)

Nov 13th, 2013 | By
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Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the best way to celebrate Connecticut Recycles Day – part of the national America Recycles Day – on Nov. 15 is to take advantage of free programs that allow you to conveniently recycle obsolete or unusable electronic devices and unwanted paint. Click on this Environmental Headline to read more of this story from the DEEP and to watch a great PSA about recycling in Connecticut.