Toward A Circular Economy: Tackling the Plastics Recycling Problem

China's decision to not accept as many plastic recyclables has created new problems for an already flawed recycling infrastructure.

Rural Recycling Hit Hard by Shifting Scrap Market

The fallout of China's decision to tighten its recycling standards has changed the industry in this country. It's particularly tough for rural governments.

Another Locality Cuts Back on Recycling Amid Industry-Wide Disruption

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Powerful Chicago alderman indicted … Maine governor signs Medicaid executive order … and Texas county’s new district attorney fires 15 people.

Cats Are No Match for New York City’s Rats

Despite popular wisdom, rats are too big and too fierce for cats.

Combating China's Recycling Reversal

City leaders have multiple options to cope with new waste regulations in China, which previously processed a lot of this country's recycling, according to a National League of Cities report.

N.Y. State Wants to Help Its Municipalities With Recycling Strategy

Amid China’s new restrictions on recycling imports, Gov. Cuomo wants a better game plan for waste management in the Empire State.

Dangerous Gases in Dayton’s Sewers

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Arizona’s wrong-way driver detection system … what lurks in Delaware’s warming coastal waters … and fare enforcement reform in Seattle.

U.S. Cities in 'Waiting Game' as Recycling Industry Faces Major Correction

China has effectively stopped accepting raw material from U.S. recycling businesses, leaving stunned cities and towns with outdated contracts and red-ink projections.

Can Cities Master Their Garbage With Better Design?

A band of architects and city planners insist that trash shouldn’t be a permanent feature of urban topography.

Radioactive Sludge Disposal Heats Up Oil and Gas Politics in Colorado

A “glitch” in state law has caused major heartburn for regulators.

The Tech That Helps San Francisco Process Its Wastewater

PHOTOS: Treating raw sewage and stormwater involves a maze of pipes and plenty of data analytics, too.

How Some Alaska Cities Try to Outsmart Bears

In Juneau, garbage management has to take hungry animals into account.

Navigator Award Finalists: Stephanie Scafa and Team, City of Eugene, Ore.

The Love Food Not Waste program is gaining traction and serves as a good model for how to build community partnerships to help divert unnecessary food waste from landfills.

How San José Reduced Illegal Dumping With Behavioral Insights

A pilot project aimed to find ways to make a free, large-item pickup program more effective.

Kansas City’s Garbage Apology; Miami Beach Reminded of Its Precarious Position

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: LAPD outreach to families of those killed by officers; gas utility under scrutiny in Vermont; and Great Lakes mayors question water agreement.

Big Fight Over a Major Texas Landfill Project; Tourism Worries in Miami Due to Zika

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Nursing home deaths in Pennsylvania; police body camera transparency in Wyo.; and Cape Cod water concerns.

Safety of Workers in New York City Commercial Waste Operations Questioned

“We have people that are losing limbs, losing fingers, dying,” says the chairman of the New York City Council’s Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste.