Diversion programs lead to recycling boom

IMG_0196California county processing more material with its tub grinder, finding new markets for wood chips

By Gregg Hennigan, features writer

How does recycling in Calaveras County, California, in 2016 compare with recycling in 1989 when the county’s Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility opened? A quarter century ago, recycling wasn’t on the radar of most residents in this Northern California county. Recycling at the landfill was essentially: back a truck up to the drop-off area and dump the material. Now, more than half the county’s waste is recycled. Many more types of items are accepted. More importantly, the landfill sorts the material to increase its recycling effectiveness.   [Read more…]

Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling wins the American Metal Market Scrap Company of the Year award for the second consecutive year

Untitled1Weitsman once again wins top industry award for North America

OWEGO, NY – June 15, 2016 – Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling has announced that they have once again received the top industry award in North America by leading trade media group, American Metal Market (AMM). The award for Scrap Company of the Year was announced last night at the annual AMM awards dinner at the Edison ballroom in New York City. [Read more…]