Posts Tagged ‘trash’

Air Force base wins award for recycling efforts

BILOXI — Keesler Air Force Base has been named an environmental hero in Mississippi for its comprehensive recycling efforts. The Sun Herald reports the Mississippi Recycling Coalition chose Keesler as the recipient of its 2012 Environmental Hero Award as the state or federal government recycler of the year. The base recycled nearly 2,700 tons of […] [...]

Landfill reaching capacity; engineers recommend expansion

COLUMBUS — Engineers have told the city of Columbus that its landfill will run out of space in three years. The Columbus Dispatch reports engineers say the city had three options: expand the landfill, close it and open a new one or get out of the trash dumping business. Neel-Schaffer Engineering project manager Steve Cockerham […] [...]

Medical sharps program surpasses one-million milestone

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) reports the Household Medical Sharps Collection Program has collected more than one million household medical sharps since the beginning of the program in 2010. The program was developed by MDEQ to reduce the number of household medical sharps being disposed of in household garbage and toilets. […] [...]

Alderman wants pre-storm cleanup by businesses, contractors

LONG BEACH — Alderman Mark Lishen says Long Beach should require businesses and construction sites to make sure their building materials, trash and trash containers won’t become battering rams in hurricanes. He tells WLOX-TV he wants an ordinance to make sure that such things are secured or removed before hurricanes arrive on shore. Lishen’s current […] [...]

Humes says Americans are the trashiest people on earth

by Published: May 13,2012

Tags: Edward Humes, In Garbology, trash, wastefulness

Reduce, reuse and recycle is the mantra we should all be preaching. If anyone has any doubt that we’re the trashiest people on earth, read – or just browse through – Edward Humes’ latest book. In Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash he lays out the statistics to document our wastefulness and trashiness. On […] [...]

Proposed landfill divides community

MADISON COUNTY — Homeowner Sylvia Thomas calls a proposed landfill in Madison County an “environmental injustice.” George French, a consultant for local businesses, calls it an economic development necessity. The Clarion-Ledger reported the two were among about 80 residents from Madison and Hinds counties attending a public hearing at Tougaloo College sponsored by the Mississippi […] [...]

Proposed landfill divides community

by Published: December 16,2011

Tags: businesses, homeowners, homes, landfill, residences, trash, waste

MADISON COUNTY — Homeowner Sylvia Thomas calls a proposed landfill in Madison County an “environmental injustice.” George French, a consultant for local businesses, calls it an economic development necessity. The Clarion-Ledger reported the two were among about 80 residents from Madison and Hinds counties attending a public hearing at Tougaloo College sponsored by the Mississippi […] [...]

Waste Pro scraps plans to build facility in Meridian

Plans to build a recycling and solid waste transfer facility at Meridian’s South Industrial Park have been scrapped. The Meridian Star reports officials of the Waste Pro company now are looking at the possibility of building the facility at Sonny Montgomery Industrial Park instead. Waste Pro, which performs residential garbage and recycling pick-up for the […] [...]

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