Recycling

ConnPIRG Moving Us Closer To Zero Waste

May 25th, 2013 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy created the Governor’s Working Group on Modernizing Recycling last year to investigate ways to reduce waste and increase recycling in Connecticut. At the same time, ConnPIRG was launched our Campaign for Zero Waste, to mobilize the public behind commonsense solutions to improve recycling in Connecticut. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from ConnPIRG.



Statewide Paint Recycling Program Approved for Connecticut

May 6th, 2013 | By

Legislation for the plan was signed into law by Gov. Dannel Malloy in 2011. The program is set to begin July 1, 2013 and mandates that paint manufacturers create and fund an easy-to-use, cost-effective and environmentally responsible program to manage post-consumer paint (unused or leftover) in Connecticut. The program is funded by a minimal “recovery fee” added to the purchase price of paint at retailers throughout the state. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.



Conn. bill creates mattress recycling program

May 3rd, 2013 | By

A bill that would create a recycling program for old mattresses is moving through the Connecticut General Assembly.



Keep America Beautiful Announces Connecticut School Recycling Champion

Apr 8th, 2013 | By

Stamford-based Keep America Beautiful, has announced the Connecticut winner of “Recycle-Bowl,” a nationwide recycling competition for elementary-, middle- and high-school students. Recycle-Bowl, sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America, reached more than 900,000 students across America with schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia competing.



Governor Malloy cites success of Meriden recycling business

Mar 5th, 2013 | By

As a way to celebrate small businesses that have taken advantage of Small Business Express, a state program, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy visited four of the operations around the state Monday afternoon, including Automotive Core Recycling. Automotive Core Recycling was founded at 27 Cooper St. in 2009. For more on this story, visit: Governor Malloy

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Berlin Interact recycling club efforts pay big around the world

Feb 28th, 2013 | By

Thanks to the bottle collection efforts of the Berlin High School Interact Club and a matching grant from the Berlin Lions Club, close to $3,000 was raised for charity.



Connecticut seeks to promote recycling industry, jobs

Feb 28th, 2013 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and two of his commissioners are trying to drum up recycling business in Connecticut as a way to boost the industry in the state and create jobs. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut seeks to promote recycling industry, jobs – Norwich, CT – The Bulletin.



Single-stream recycling passing muster in North Branford

Feb 12th, 2013 | By

… A survey this week done while trucks were on their routes showed about 99 percent participation, including people “who were adamant not to use the system. For more on this story, visit: Single-stream recycling passing muster in North Branford- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.



Bristol Pay As You Throw begins March 4

Feb 7th, 2013 | By

The Pay As You Throw program at the Bristol Transfer Station begins March 4. Transfer Station users will need to fund their Transfer Station accounts before visiting the Transfer Station on or after March 4. For more on this story, visit: READER SUBMITTED: Pay As You Throw – News & Information – Courant.com.



Mattress Recycling Means Savings For Cities & Towns

Jan 22nd, 2013 | By

Connecticut lawmakers will try again this year to require mattress recycling by creating a mattress stewardship program. The Environment Committee raised the concept of mattress recycling Friday and supporters are optimistic in its chances for passage. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story from CT News Junkie and Environmental Headlines.



Deconstruct, don’t destroy is benefit to business and Hamden

Dec 27th, 2012 | By

Joe DeRisi, owner of Urban Miners, said the first thing he wants to buy once he gets a little extra money is a portable, propane torpedo heater.Deconstruction is part of the multimillion-dollar Newhall remediation project, an effort to revitalize the neighborhood, which was built on contaminated landfill. Read more from the New Haven Register.



Connecticut, 4 other states funding surplus exchange website

Nov 27th, 2012 | By

Connecticut is one of five Northeastern states funding a new website designed to allow businesses, communities, institutions and organizations to facilitate swaps of usable or surplus materials and prevent them from being thrown away. Click on this environmental headline for more from the New Haven Register’s Luther Turmelle.



CERC: Recycling Worth $746 Million, 4,800 Jobs to Connecticut Economy

Nov 27th, 2012 | By

Three-quarters of a billion dollars and 4,800 jobs. That’s the impact that recycling is making on Connecticut’s economy in 2012, according to a study by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. And since 2006, recycling has been worth nearly $5.17 billion to the state’s economy as measured in total sales, said the study, commissioned by the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. Click here for more from CERC.



Connecticut takes action against Milford-based Recycling Inc.

Nov 19th, 2012 | By

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection ruled late Friday they have withdrawn Recycling Inc.’s temporary approval for an expanded permit at the 990 Naugatuck Avenue facility. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut takes action against Milford-based Recycling Inc.- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.



CRRA Retires $210 Million in Bonds, Moves 50 Towns to New Trash and Recycling System

Nov 16th, 2012 | By

Trash-to-Energy Plant Paid in Full, Becomes Hub of New Connecticut Solid Waste System.



Single stream boosts Watertown’s recycling rate

Sep 5th, 2012 | By

Watertown increased its recycling rate more than any of the 61 towns in the mid-Connecticut system served by the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. For more on this story, visit: Single stream boosts Watertown’s recycling rate Republican American.



Connecticut recycling rates increasing among 64 towns

Aug 27th, 2012 | By

Officials with the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority said Monday that the agency’s Mid-Connecticut Project has just recorded the sixth consecutive year its recycling rate increased amongst its 64 member cities and towns. The recycling rate for the Mid-Connecticut Project in fiscal 2012 was 11.46 percent. That represents a .37 percent increase in recycling for the

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Bridgeport recycling facility hungry for more mattresses

Aug 20th, 2012 | By

The facility is called Park City Green, and Morales is surrounded by hundreds of mattresses that are brought in by trucks each year. He can deconstruct about 50 a day using little more than a utility blade knife. For more on this story, visit: Bridgeport recycling facility hungry for more mattresses | The Connecticut Mirror.



Trumbull residents can take advantage of single stream recycling

Jul 13th, 2012 | By

The Town of Trumbull is seeking everyone’s participation with the single stream recycling program. Single stream recycling has been in effect in Trumbull since last October. A recent recycling survey revealed that many residents have not heard about the single stream recycling program. What does single stream mean? Single stream means that you can now

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Fire Heavily Damages Berlin Recycling Plant

Jul 10th, 2012 | By

Fire personnel were called to the Connecticut Waste Processing Materials LLC, a waste removal and recycling plant on Christian Lane, at 9:45 a.m. when a fire started under a machine used in the everyday operation of the facility, according to Berlin Fire Marshal Steven Waznia. via Fire Heavily Damages Berlin Recycling Plant – Rocky Hill,

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