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Illinois Chapter

of the National Waste & Recycling Association

Chapter News

  • Waste Haulers Laud Recycling and Safety Legislation Headed to Governor’s Desk

    Legislation Promotes Recycling Efforts for Businesses & Enforces Driving Safety

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    June 13, 2012
    Contact: Cally Eckles, 312-588-4102 or cally@macstrategiesgroup.com

    CHICAGO – The National Solid Wastes Management Association – Illinois Chapter (NSWMA-IL) was a strong advocate for two pieces of legislation this session now headed to the Governor's desk for signature that promote recycling and safety – two measures that have long been top matters of importance to the industry.

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  • Local Solid Waste Haulers Help Consumers Recycle Unwanted Electronic Waste

    NSWMA-IL Chapter Helps Municipalities Engage Resident Participation in Electronic Products Recycling & Reuse Act

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    July 11, 2012
    Contact: Cally Eckles, 312-588-4102 or cally@macstrategiesgroup.com

    CHICAGO – The National Solid Wastes Management Association – Illinois Chapter (NSWMA-IL), the trade association representing premiere waste haulers in Illinois, is working with area municipalities throughout the Chicagoland area spearheading an effort to help consumers responsibly dispose of unwanted electronics in accordance with the IL Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act that went into effect in January of this year.

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  • Waste Haulers Laud Governor Quinn for Signing Bill Strengthening Waste Management Practices and Recycling Standards

    New Task Force to Establish Recommendations for Recycling and Solid Waste Management in IL

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    August 1, 2012
    Contact: Cally Eckles, 312-588-4102 or cally@macstrategiesgroup.com

    CHICAGO – The National Solid Wastes Management Association – Illinois Chapter (NSWMA-IL) applauds Governor Quinn for signing legislation strengthening environmental protections and establishing stronger oversight of the recycling and waste management practices in Illinois. House Bill 4986 establishes the Task Force on the Advancement of Materials Recycling in an effort to ensure current practices are efficient and to identify new ways in which waste materials may be used.

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  • Solid Waste Industry Implements Safety Measures to ‘Beat the Heat’ This Summer

    Operations and Safety Measures in Full Force as NSWMA-IL Chapter Members Tackle Record High Temps

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    August 22, 2012
    Contact: Cally Eckles, 312-588-4102 or cally@macstrategiesgroup.com

    CHICAGO – Record breaking temperatures in the Midwest this summer has led The National Solid Wastes Management Association – Illinois Chapter (NSWMA-IL) members to implement safety measurements ensuring the heat does not negatively impact its employees.

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  • National Solid Wastes Management Association Illinois Chapter Launches Recycling Toolkit

    New Resource Offers Innovative Recycling Tips for Commercial, Business & Multi-Family Households

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    September 18, 2012
    Contact: Cally Eckles, 312-588-4102 or cally@macstrategiesgroup.com

    CHICAGO – As a leader in the recycling industry, the National Solid Wastes Management Association Illinois Chapter (NSWMA-IL) has launched an innovative recycling toolkit to provide communities with the latest information, tools and tips to help meet their recycling needs.

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Industry Highlights

  • The town took the first steps Monday toward two measures that will see it licensing waste haulers once more, and joining an alliance with possibly 13 other towns in order to streamline waste management.

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  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that Exide Technologies, headquartered in Milton, Georgia, has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the United States on behalf of the U.S. EPA and by the state of Indiana alleging Clean Air Act violations at the company’s lead smelter in Muncie, Indiana.

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