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Congratulations to NCO Solid Waste District and the City of Marysville


Congratulations to our client the North Central Ohio Solid Waste District and the City of Marysville for being awarded the National Recycling Coalition’s Outstanding Outreach Award for 2019!

Meet SWANA's (and GT's) President, Michael Greenberg!

GT's President Mentors Young Professionals


Our president Michael Greenberg discusses his experience with mentoring young professionals in the materials management field.

10-5-17 Presentations from Materials Management Advisory Council Meeting


If you missed the Ohio Materials Management Advisory Committee meeting on 10/5/17, you can still catch the presentations on the following link. The presentations given by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District and the Recycling Partnership describe their efforts to reduce contaminants in material collected through residential recycling programs. Click here to access the presentations. 

Impact of Chinese Waste Ban on State & Local Recycling Programs


The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) prepared the following letter regarding important and recent recycling market developments that have implications for the movement of recyclables worldwide, and that may impact recycling programs in Ohio:

In July 2017, China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intention to prohibit the import of certain solid wastes and scrap into their country, including mixed paper and mixed plastics, beginning on January 1, 2018. In addition, China announced a new, and exceedingly stringent, contamination standard applicable to recyclable imports (0.3 percent). This proposal is inconsistent with the global standards followed by the recycling community and its industrial consumers, and if adopted, will effectively result in a ban on the importation of virtually all waste and scrap commodities, as the standard is nearly impossible to achieve.

GT Environmental, Inc developed a Zero Waste Plan for the City of Bexley, Ohio.


GT Environmental, Inc (GT) developed a Zero Waste Plan for the City of Bexley, Ohio.  The project was made possible through a grant from the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO).  GT facilitated the planning process for a Bexley Green Team, which lays out strategies for achieving a 90 percent reduction of materials sent to landfills by 2040.

Solid Waste Disposal in Ohio: An Update


In 2016, GT published on its website an analysis of solid waste disposal and recycling in Ohio based upon ten years of data – 2005 through 2014. Data for 2015 has been available for several months, and we have reviewed this data looking for any changes in the management of solid waste in Ohio.