Waste Management's Green Waste Recycling Program
Waste Management may be one of the most recognized names in… well… waste management. Now, the company that has made curbside pickup of trash and recyclables easy for customers for years is adding a new service to its portfolio. Waste Management is launching its Green Waste Recycling pilot program in Nevada to collect organic yard waste like leaves, pine needles, branches, and garden waste.
The company’s new Green Waste Recycling program is being piloted in Incline Village and Crystal Bay Nevada. The program began July 11 in cooperation with IVGID Waste Not—Incline Village’s public works program “to empower sustainable living by providing conservation programs for recycling, household hazardous waste, water conservation, watershed management, and education.”
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"Waste Management is committed to providing environmental solutions that reduce our impact on the environment, and reduce the amount of material being sent to local landfills by extracting value from those materials," says Justin Caporusso, Waste Management spokesperson. "Providing a solution for green waste allows our customers to participate in our sustainability efforts."
The way the program works is simple. Residents purchase approved recyclable green bags from various suppliers throughout their community. The green bags are filled with vegetative yard waste, such as pine needles, leaves, lawn clippings, etcetera. The bags are placed curbside for pickup on the same day as their biweekly blue bag recycling pickup. Residents are limited to 12 green bags per week. There is no additional fee for the green bag pickup.
Waste Management will transport the green recycling bags to a regional biomass energy production plant, or chip the plant matter for local erosion control projects. Should the program prove successful, Waste Management’s Green Waste Recycling program could make its way to your neighborhood!
Swire Energy buys ALL NRG, Vestas wins Australia wind order
The company currently operates across wind markets in Europe and Asia. ALL NRG was established in 2014 by Nordic private equity firm, Via Equity, by the acquisition of four prominent energy-related companies: APRO Wind, VB Enterprise A/S, Q-Star Energy A/S and WTG Partners A/S.
Manfred Vonlanthen, CEO of Swire Energy Services, said: “This acquisition, alongside the investment of BladeInsight in June of this year, positions Swire Energy Services firmly within the wind industry. ALL NRG has an impressive track record and is a trusted service provider, with access to over 600 highly qualified technicians.
“With this competence, in combination with our global reach and our long-term experience operating safely in the offshore environment, we will be able to service OEMs, operators, and owners with a full spectrum of specialist services for wind projects globally. We welcome Michael Thatt and his team and look forward to developing our service offering together in line with our strategic vision for wind services within SES.”
Via Equity is happy to see the ALL NRG services continuing under new ownership and we are certain SES will have great opportunities to excel in the very promising market for wind and solar, added Peter Thorlund Haahr, partner at Via Equity.
This is the second wind focused acquisition for Swire Energy Services this year, and forms part of the company’s long-term strategic objective to grow its renewable energy sector offering to support customers through the energy transition.
ALL NRG will be rebranded Swire Energy Services, which will roll out across the organisation from August 3.
Vestas wins 58 MW wind project order in Australia
In partnership with Global Power Generation, a subsidiary of the multinational power company Naturgy Group, Vestas has secured a 58MW deal for Crookwell 3 Wind Farm in New South Wales, Australia. The project will feature 16 V126-3.45 MW wind turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode which Vestas will supply and install.
Upon completion, Vestas will also deliver a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. This agreement will optimise energy production while also providing long-term business case certainty.
“As the largest installer and maintainer of wind turbines, both globally and nationally, we are pleased that customers like Global Power Generation (Naturgy Group) continue to choose our leading technology, market experience and broad service solutions”, said Purvin Patel, President of Vestas Asia Pacific.
“Global Power Generation (Naturgy Group) is a globally valued customer to Vestas”, said Peter Cowling, Head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand. “We look forward to championing their ambitious vision of sustainability in Australia through the successful delivery of Crookwell 3 Wind Farm, and our remaining projects which are currently in progress.
Once again, Global Power Generation is very pleased to partner with Vestas as OEM and long-term maintenance provider for Crookwell 3 Wind Farm, added Pedro Serrano, Chief Business Development Officer, Global Power Generation (Naturgy Group). Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2022, with commissioning to commence in Q4 2022.
Last month leading CEOs from the global wind industry united to call on G20 members to show leadership in the climate crisis by raising national ambitions and urgently laying out concrete plans for increased wind energy production to replace fossil fuels (click here).