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December Waste Industry Update

December Waste Industry Update

*We’ve put together the best waste industry news from December!*

Welcome back to Haul Good, your source for waste and recycling industry news and education with a focus on smart tech that moves the needle.

It may be “the most wonderful time of the year,” but waste and recycling never sleeps! 

At the holidays — a time when household waste sees a marked uptick — cities and haulers are busy educating residents about collection schedule changes, encouraging diversion (Oh, the cardboard!), and making plans for operational and technical initiatives in 2023 and beyond.

What will 2023 hold for your organization? We’d love to hear from you!

Industry Updates

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Columbus, Ohio, Garbage Trucks Collect City Data

Waste collection is an often-underutilized source of municipal data, and in Columbus, integration with GIS helps trash pickup clean city streets and enhance customer service. Read more.

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Unpacking Lessons of National Sword

A paper from UC Berkeley says we can fix plastics recycling with infrastructure, elimination of certain plastics, and by repairing and rebuilding to support a circular economy. Read more.

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Industry Illness and Injury Rates Hit Record Low

According to federal data, the waste and recycling industry injury rate fell in 2021, bringing it to the lowest point since 2006. Read more.

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World’s First Regenerative Sneaker Debuts

Partnering with Natural Fiber Welding, or NFW, the UNLESS Collective has announced the debut of the world’s first regenerative sneaker. Read more.

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The Holiday Waste Wrap-Up - 2023/24

The Holiday Waste Wrap-Up – 2023/24

The Holiday Waste season is over, but its effects remain. Not only is waste a year-round issue, but the 25% increase of household waste is just coming back again next year.

Take the next step. Speak to one of our specialists to learn more about how you can:

Improve and advance your waste management operations

Take the next step. Speak to one of our specialists to learn more about how you can:

Control costs and optimize fleets

Meet operational and safety demands

Meet and exceed customer expectations

Comply with government regulations