Weekly News Bulletin: Nov. 10-16, 2005


New Orleans Landfill Opened After Katrina Draws Controversy

The Old Gentilly Landfill in New Orleans reopened six weeks ago after a 20-year period of closure, but has already become one of the area's busiest landfills. The New Orleans Times-Picayune (www.timespicayune.com) reports that the landfill has taken in up to 100,000 cubic yards of debris on some days. The landfill still does not meet some basic state environmental requirements, but was reopened in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to speed cleanup efforts. The reopening has proven controversial, with opponents decrying the landfill's use while supporters say it is a necessary short-term fix...Read More »



Ohio Officials Propose Brief Landfill Moratorium

Two Stark County, Ohio legislators have proposed a moratorium on new and expanded landfills in 13 Ohio counties until a federal U.S. Geological Survey study of area surface and groundwater is complete. The study could take an estimated five years, and is expected to determine whether the water in Stark, Summit, Portage, and other counties has been contaminated by area landfills. However, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.state.oh.us) and the waste industry have opposed the moratorium...Read More »



Hewlett-Packard Increases Recycling Rate By 17 Percent In 2005

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has recycled approximately 140 million pounds of hardware and print cartridges in the company's fiscal year just ended. HP notes that the total marks an increase of 17 percent over 2004, and equates to the weight of 280 jumbo airliners. HP also collected more than 2.5 million units of hardware to be refurbished for resale or donated. HP has now recycled more than 750 million pounds of hardware and print cartridges globally, and appears on track to meet its goal of recycling 1 billion cumulative pounds by the end of 2007...Read More »



Greenshift Reports Third Quarter Results

GreenShift Corporation (OTC: GSHF) has announced its financial results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2005, the company's second quarter as a regulated business development company. The company's net income for the six months ended Sept. 30 was $1.329 million, or $0.05 per share. Net assets as of Sept. 30 were approximately $6.8 million, or $0.28 million, a 49 percent increase over the quarter ended June 30, 2005...Read More »



Waste Industries USA Announces Acquisitions

Waste Industries USA Inc. (Nasdaq: WWIN) has closed on a series of tuck-in acquisitions in Georgia, Virginia and Tennessee with a total annual revenue of approximately $2.0 million. In Georgia, the company acquired Southern Disposal, which services suburban Atlanta, and several routes in Gwinnett County. The company also acquired the southwest Virginia operations of Lusk Disposal, and the portion of Icon Waste Haulers which serves Nashville, Tennessee...Read More »


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