Perspectives Blog

Garbage in, less garbage out

Paul DiGiacomo, Senior Analyst | May 9, 2013

…lated municipalities invested in alternative disposal. For example, Waste Management owns 22 waste-to-energy plants along the U.S. coasts, with most built during the “landfill scare.”   In the 1990s, recycling of fiber, metals, plastics and glass gained momentum. Initially, cities and towns awarded contracts contingent on the collection of these materials and haulers treated the business as a loss-leader. But, with better processing technol…