Posts by Carmine Esposito, National Waste Associates

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.

Waste Management Protocol for Your Business During Disaster Recovery

Natural Disaster Waste Management

When you think of “natural disasters” you don’t immediately think of “waste management”. But natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires can produce hundreds of tons of debris in a short period of time, disrupting the day-to-day waste removal process in affected communities. After a natural disaster hits, the first priority is restoring public health and safety as well as keeping communication open to the public. Businesses and franchise owners have a big responsibility to contribute to the economic recovery post-natural disaster — the faster they can get their businesses up and running again, the better equipped the community is to recover as quickly as possible.…