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Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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Good Question: What Happens To All The Trash At The Mall Of America? 18.4.2014 WCCO: Local News
(photo credit: Thinkstock)Every year, 42 million people visit the more than 500 stores and restaurants at the Mall of America. Ultimately, that translates into an annual average about 10,000 tons of trash -- or about 28 tons per day.
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Study: Minorities much more exposed to pollution tied to asthma, heart woes 18.4.2014 Twincities.com: Nation

Studies dating from the 1970s have consistently shown that neighborhoods near environmental hazards -- toxic waste sites, landfills, congested highways -- are overwhelmingly poor communities of color.

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Wisconsin officials promote drug take-back day 17.4.2014 Twincities.com: Local

The Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Department of Natural Resources are teaming up to promote National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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Atari 'E.T.' game hunters announce date for New Mexico landfill dig 11.4.2014 Twincities.com: Nation

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. -- Organizers of a search in a New Mexico landfill for a rumored stash of what some call the worst video game ever made by Atari announced Thursday that the dig will begin this month.

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San Jose, Redwood City RAFT stores open to public Saturday, celebrate 20 years as a teaching resource 11.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: News
In years of “upcycling,” the Resource Area For Teaching has diverted millions of cubic feet from landfills, provided thousands of lesson plans and steadfastly championed hands-on learning — a philosophy that the rest of the country now has officially embraced. RAFT also has served as a teacher workroom, drafting space, supplier and idea engine, and a hub for community involvement in education.
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Minnesota needs a recycling jump-start 11.4.2014 Star Tribune: Editorials
A House bill wisely links new money to higher goals.
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Painting may have been tossed in trash just after selling for millions 10.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Snowy Mountain painting sold for $3.7m 'thrown out by cleaners' 9.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
The artwork was reported missing this week by auctioneers in Hong Kong and the finger was pointed at cleaning staff

A painting auctioned for HK$28.8M ($3.7 million) two days ago has gone missing, with media reports suggesting cleaners may have inadvertently thrown out the artwork.

The 2012 painting Snowy Mountain, by Chinese artist Cui Ruzhuo, was reported missing by auctioneers Poly Auction on Tuesday afternoon after the auction on Monday, police said.

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Red Arrow cleanup awaits Texas ruling (Cached) 9.4.2014 Durango Herald
Cleanup of the mercury-contaminated Red Arrow Mill site on Grand Avenue just outside Mancos will move forward when a bankruptcy court in Texas gives the OK, according to an Environmental Protection Agency official.x201cIx2019m hopeful we can start late this spring at least on the mill building,x201d said Craig Myers, the EPA...
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A symbiosis in peril? (Cached) 8.4.2014 Durango Herald
For centuries, breweries have donated or sold their spent grain, a high-protein oatmeal-looking byproduct of the brewing process, for use as livestock feed.In Durango, many breweries donate their spent grain to local ranchers. This makes sense Breweries get free waste removal, and ranchers get free minus transport, nutritious feed for...
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St. Paul's single-sort recycling begins 7.4.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Starting Monday, St. Paul residents will be able to put all their recyclables together in one bin for curbside pickup. City officials say they hope it boosts recycling, which has stagnated in recent years.
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Steamboat briefs: YPN is hosting Pints for Partners on Sunday at Slopeside 6.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Young Professionals Network is hosting a Pints for Partners in Routt County fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Slopeside Grill. Music will be provided by Worried Men, and proceeds from beer sales will go toward making a positive difference in the lives of Routt County youths by facilitating partnerships between adult volunteers and youths. To learn more about Partners in Routt County, go to www.partnersrouttcounty.org . YoungLife ‘Tonight Show’ fundraiser is today at Chief YoungLife of Steamboat Springs is hosting its annual fundraising event, “The Tonight Show with Steamboat YoungLife,” a variety show featuring local teens and special guests. The event is at 6:30 p.m. today at the Chief Theater, and food will be provided. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.chieftheater.org . Blood drive is Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center A Steamboat Community Blood Drive will be held from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Walk-ins are welcome from 3 to 5:30 p.m. as ...
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Longmont brewers: FDA rule would force spent grain to dump 5.4.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will revise a proposed federal rule that critics say would pose financial hurdles for small breweries that long have provided leftover grains from the beer-making process for local farmers' use as animal feed.
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Extracting a sane energy policy around methane 5.4.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
WILL THE United States’ energy revolution hurt the planet or help it? Will fracking for natural gas make fighting climate change harder or easier? Can the United States meet its goal of cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent of 2005 levels by 2020? The answer to all of these crucial questions could depend on a colorless, odorless gas that shows up all over the ...
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Maine supreme court upholds Holtrachem cleanup 3.4.2014 Boston Globe: Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's supreme court has upheld an order requiring a St. Louis-based pharmaceutical company to complete the cleanup of the former HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. plant in ...
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Lowe's ordered to pay $18 million in hazardous waste lawsuit 3.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
An Alameda County Superior Court has ordered home improvement retailer Lowe's to pay a $18.1 million fine for the illegal dumping of hazardous waste, including old batteries, paint, fluorescent light bulbs and aerosol sprays.
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Zorn: Paper or plastic? Neither, thanks 2.4.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Tax bags, don't ban them I'd rather see Chicago scrap the idea of a ban and simply impose fees on all disposable ...
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L.A. backs overhaul of trash collection for businesses and apartments 2.4.2014 LA Times: Environment
The city will be divided into 11 zones, with haulers bidding for exclusive rights to serve each one. Landlords now choose from among scores of firms.

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to overhaul the way garbage is collected from tens of thousands of businesses and apartment complexes in what city officials, labor leaders and environmental activists described as a groundbreaking plan to put L.A. at the forefront of landfill waste reduction.
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Steve Warnke takes the reins of Routt County Planning Commission 2.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Routt County Planning Commission is scheduled Thursday to consider a permit application to add a new recycling building to the Twin Enviro Services landfill site on Routt County Road 205 west of Milner. The new building, which may not be built for several years, would permit storage of a baler for recyclable materials at the landfill. That same night, the commission is scheduled to consider renewing a permit for the existing Funk Gravel Pit on the south side of U.S. Highway 40 about 2.5 miles east of Hayden. The gravel pit has been in existence since the late 1950s. If you go What: Routt County Planning Commission meeting When: 6 p.m. Thursday Where: Routt County Courthouse, 522, Lincoln Ave. Jay Gallagher, of Steamboat Springs, has stepped down from the Routt County Planning Commission after 12 years, and North Routt representative Steve Warnke has replaced him as chairman of the commission. Warnke is a North Routt resident and a retired top executive of a large Midwestern concrete and aggregate ...
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L.A. poised to OK sweeping overhaul of trash collection 1.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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