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Impact of Chinese Waste Ban on State & Local Recycling Programs

10/11/2017

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.

7/21/2017

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

3/16/2017

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.

Ohio General Assembly Considers New Law for Processing Facilities for Construction and Demolition Debris

10/21/2016

The Ohio General Assembly is considering legislation in Senate Bill 333 that will have an impact on construction and demolition debris.

Ohio Compost Early Stakeholder Comments are Due October 19th

10/13/2016

Ohio’s Composting Rules are coming up on their five-year rule review in 2017.  Ohio EPA is seeking early stakeholder comments on the composting rules in OAC 3745-560; 3745-500, 3745-501, and 3745-503. 

Michael Greenberg Elected Secretary of SWANA International Board of Directors

Michael Greenberg Elected Secretary of SWANA International Board of Directors

8/30/2016

The members of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) elected Michael Greenberg of GT Environmental as Secretary of their International Board of Directors. The announcement of Greenberg’s election was made at WASTECON last week in Indianapolis, IN.

Recycling Trends in Ohio: 2005 through 2014

4/15/2016

What are the trends in Ohio's historical recycling data? Find out as we take a closer look at the statistics from the past decade.

Solid Waste Disposal Trends in Ohio: 2005 through 2014

Solid Waste Disposal Trends in Ohio: 2005 through 2014

2/9/2016

What are the trends in Ohio's historical solid waste disposal data? Find out as we take a closer look at the statistics from the past decade.

Solid Waste Fee Applications and Exemptions

1/14/2016

Laws and regulations change and may impact your District or facility.  Learn more about current solid waste fee exemptions and applications.