Recycling legislation is expanding. What does your organization need to do to remain compliant?

Executive Summary

Compliance and regulation are growing concerns for all businesses, as new legislation constantly comes into force at local, national and international levels. Waste is no exception to this rule, with many states and counties passing recycling legislation that requires businesses to change their operations, and to influence how employees and customers interact with materials on site. As your waste partner, NWA makes it our priority to ensure that your business is fully compliant with each and every new requirement.

The potential ramifications for non-compliance with recycling legislation can be significant. In a recent example, New York’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY) issued hundreds of violations to businesses for not complying with their new commercial recycling rules, following the conclusion of their consultation period in August 2016.…

4 Waste Management Trends Defining the Waste Industry!

waste-collection-and-septic1. Cities Across the U.S. Continuing Implementation of Programs and Legislation for Zero Waste Goals.

The term Zero Waste refers to diverting any waste to landfills and incinerators. Implementation of new recycling programs, banning the use of specific products and a push for increased waste to energy has widened across the United States. Cities as well as businesses have taken efforts to reach Zero Waste in order to make a lasting positive effect on our environment. Most recently Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum toke drastic efforts to obtain Zero Waste status as the new 2015 sports season kicked off in September. Fans will now either recycle or compost any waste, while vendors will now use compostable service materials.…

Ready to Comply to New EPS Foam Regulations?

EPS-productsAs many states across the United States look to aim for a zero waste status, new regulations and bans are being reviewed to make efforts in reaching this goal. Banning or regulating how foam products are used is becoming a popular topic among many states. New York City became the largest city to ban foam when it came into effect July 1st, 2015. Similar bans proceeded after it in more than 100 other U.S. jurisdictions, including Washington, DC, Portland, Maine and San Francisco, California. Local governments in these areas believe that foam is too contaminated and lacks a market to be recycled, so it must be controlled.…

Sustainable Practices Makes Good Business Sense!

Recycling may not always be on the top “to do” list of most companies. However, maintaining sustainable over the years should be a top priority for all businesses which have the goal of reducing operating costs. It is critical to make sustainable development a business’s long term goal. At the core of every sustainable development plan is the reduction, recycling and reuse of materials. The concept of sustainable development requires organizations to develop a culture that emphasizes employee participation, continuous learning and improvement. The key to the success of sustainable practices is the implementation of an effective waste disposal program.

Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which we can exist.

How Waste Industry Consolidations Impact Your Business

NWA advocates for their clients for better waste management during consolidations.

Trends such as mergers, acquisitions and consolidation in the waste industry continue to rise, which creates concerns for businesses. Reducing competition limits choices, leads to price increases, and creates confusion in the marketplace. Customers of waste management companies going through transitions can also experience unsubstantiated cost increases, service interruptions and invoice discrepancies. Additional resources are recommended for businesses to navigate these changes and limit adverse impact on operations.

Growing monopolies in the waste management industry

Industry consolidation is being driven by the mega waste companies. With a desire for broad market control, these companies are looking for additional assets and resources by consolidating with smaller companies that in many cases are experiencing financial constraints brought on by larger competitors.…