Weekly News Bulletin: Jan. 16-22, 2007


Flow Control: Does United Haulers v. Oneida-Herkimer Violate Constitutional Law?

Oral arguments are being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of United Haulers Ass'n, Inc. v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Auth. Their ultimate decision will potentially reshape the industry and have repercussions throughout the economy. At issue is the Court's interpretation of the 'Dormant' Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution...Read More »



Cleantech Venture Investments Reach a Record $2.9 Billion in 2006

An industry research group reports that North American venture capital investment in clean technologies has reached a record $2.9 billion in 2006. This says the Cleantech Venture Network® is a 76% increase over 2005 where investments in the category reached $1.6 billion. Energy-related investments accounted for $2.1 billion, or 74%, of the 2006 levels. "While energy was certainly the top area of interest, some other categories posted good gains as well," said Nicholas Parker, chairman and co-founder of the firm. "Recycling & Waste deals totaled $192 million."...Read More »



TransLoad America Buys Railcars From National Steel Car

TransLoad America which aims to be a leader in rail-based transfer and disposal of waste recently inked a deal to purchase up to 1,200 gondola railcars. The company also recently purchased landfills in Ohio and Utah and owns rail-accessible transfer stations in the Northeast and Midwest to feed them. TransLoad said that it had collaborated with National Steel Car on the design of the 6,400 cubic foot railcars to maximize the efficiency of shipping construction and demolition debris, baled municipal solid waste and other products...Read More »



Waste Connections to Announce 4th Quarter Results on Feb. 12

Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE: WCN) plans to report fourth quarter financial results at the close of markets on February 12, 2007. At that time, the company will host a conference call to discuss those results and provide guidance for the year ahead...Read More »



Veolia Plans to Capture Clean-Burning Natural Gas From Its Greentree Landfill

Veolia Environmental Services Greentree Landfill is breaking ground on one of Pennsylvania's newest green energy projects. This energy project, a partnership between Veolia Environmental Services and Beacon Landfill Gas Holdings LLC, will convert landfill gas into pipeline quality natural gas. This gas will ultimately be used to produce environmentally clean electric power while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions...Read More »



RJM Waste Equipment Opens New Plant in Easley SC

RJM Waste Equipment Company (home of the "Mighty Mac™") has opened a new manufacturing facility in Easley SC. The plant, which compliments other company operations in Arizona and Connecticut, will specialize in the manufacture of small containers. Ron McCracken, President and CEO, said that they "remain interested in growing geographically and we will continue to look for opportunities to expand, both organically and through acquisitions in other regions of the country."...Read More »



Allied Waste Hires James Zeumer to Head Expanded Communications Efforts

Allied Waste Industries, Inc. (NYSE: AW) recently hired James P. Zeumer, as Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Communications & Investor Relations to help expand the company's profile among its various stakeholders. He relieves Mike Burnett of these duties to focus more on treasury and risk management functions...Read More »


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