Weekly News Bulletin: Nov. 17-23, 2004


Dell, NYC Work To Recycle Outdated School Computers

The New York City Department of Education is working with Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) to recycle more than 50,000 outdated pieces of computer equipment in the largest single recycling project since Dell first launched the service in July 2003. Dell will be removing computer equipment from nearly 900 schools and administrative locations for recycling or reuse. The company will then refurbish 1,000 of these systems so New York City schools can use them as part of its Dell TechKnow program. New York DoE is the nation's largest school district, serving 1.1 million students...Read More »



Oakleaf Invests In WasteLess Environmental Services

Oakleaf Waste Management has made an investment in WasteLess Environmental Services, the largest full-service waste brokerage and waste reduction company in Canada. Founded in 1992, WasteLess Environmental Services conducts waste audits and provides waste management consulting services, and also brokers waste hauling services and leasing equipment to 300 commercial customers across Canada. WasteLess has offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver...Read More »



ENSR Wins Corps Of Engineers Contract For New England

ENSR International has won a $4 million US Army Corps of Engineers New England District contract for environmental monitoring services across New England Coastal Waters. The three-year contract supports the USACE Dredged Material Management Program, part of the USACE mission's to maintain the nation's harbors and waterways. ENSR has in the past assisted USACE with comprehensive environmental studies to evaluate the suitability of potential sites for dredged material disposal...Read More »



Tetra Tech Wins Waste Management Contract From DOE

Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) has announced that it will perform Environmental Remediation/Waste Management services under a 5-year contract awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The infinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has an $800 million ceiling to be shared by three other large businesses and six small businesses. Under the contract, Tetra Tech will provide soil and groundwater characterization and waste management at current or former DOE sites...Read More »



Bill To Close Illinois Hospital Incinerators Progresses

An amendment mandating the closure of all hospital incinerators in Illinois has passed the first stages of the state's legislative process, one month after Evanston Hospital became the first facility in the state to comply with Gov. Rod Blagojevich's call for voluntary decommissioning of such units. Illinois State Sen. Jeff Schoenberg (D-Evanston) sponsored the amendment, whose details are still being worked out with the Illinois EPA and hospital industry officials...Read More »



Honolulu Landfill Selection Process Draws Criticism

The city of Honolulu, Hawaii has selected a site for its new landfill, but has received significant criticism for the method of selection and the narrow timeframe for decision-making. The city council is trying to meet a Dec. 1 deadline to choose a new site. The 23-acre plot adjacent to the city's H-Power incinerator was chosen without notification of local businesses, critics charge, and was not on a list of 5 preferred sites that underwent a year of scrutiny...Read More »


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