RM—May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020

VOL. 58, NO. 9

“Serving The Industry For More Than Fifty Years”

Recyclers Report On COVID-19 Fallout reported by Greg Kishbaugh S tifel, a diversified global wealth management and investment bank- ing company, published a report in conjunction withWaste360 on May 3 tracking how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected solid waste service companies. The survey was conducted byWaste360 fromApril 17 toApril 24 us- ing a questionnaire Stifel prepared.There were 144 respondents to 27 questions.The time period covered was the last two weeks in March thru the first two weeks of April.

Recycling Companies Awarded Grants The Department of Environmental Qual- ity’s Recycling Program recently provided $665,630 in recycling business develop- ment grants to 20 North Carolina recy- cling companies.The grants are projected to create 61 jobs and generate more than $2 million in new, private business invest- ments while reducing the state’s depen- dence on landfill disposal. The recycling business grantees are from 16 counties, representing both large and small companies.Types of grant projects awarded include upgrades to material recovery facilities, expanding end-product manufacturing capacity for mixed paper and plastics, and increasing recycling processing for a variety of other materials. Grants were awarded to: AEIPLUS, Inc. : $40,000. AEIPLUS will purchase wash line equipment to clean contaminated agricultural plastics as part of the plastic film recycling process. American Recycling : $60,000. Ameri- can Recycling will purchase a new baler to reduce costs and increase efficiency at the material recovery facility. Bromley Plastics : $60,000. Bromley Plastics will purchase a plastic shredding

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Two-thirds of respondents are engaged in all aspects of collection and recycling, nearly 30 percent operate a landfill, and 20 percent a MRF. The customer profile of the respondents was nearly 50 percent com- mercial small container and just under 40 percent residential collection (doing 18k trash stops per week and 11k recycling stops per week), less than 10 percent were either permanent or temporary roll-off. Respondents are engaged in all aspects of solid waste collection, disposal and recycling, with nearly 50 percent of the customer count commercial small container customers. The results confirmed what has been widely discussed — residential collection volumes across nearly 50 percent of respondents are up 10 percent to 30 percent

Inside NWRA Urges Congress To Prioritize Recycling..........................................3

ISRI Celebrates Rai l Network Ruling................................................6

Ti s s ue P r odu c t i on Re a che s Record-High Levels..........................9

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