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At the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, members of the facilities staff joined colleagues to learn what can be composted from the facility's waste stream.


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At the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, members of the facilities staff joined colleagues to learn what can be composted from the facility's waste stream.

Waste Management

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Waste Management articles below.


Convention Center Composting Initiative Educates Employees

At the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, members of the facilities staff joined colleagues to learn what can be composted from the facility's waste stream.

November 15 Is America Recycles Day

This week, nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, in concert with the U.S. EPA, has conducted a series of initiatives to showcase what's possible through recycling.

Commercial Ceilings Recycling Program Marks 20 Years

Since 1999, more than 200 million square feet of used ceiling panels have been recycled through the Armstrong Ceilings Recycling Program.

Davies Office Founder Recognized For Remanufacturing Efforts

Bill Davies received the 2019 Remanufacturing ACE Award from the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC) during its World Remanufacturing Conference earlier this month.

Improve Sustainability At 2019 Facility Executive Live!

Attend Facility Executive Live! this September in Arlington, VA, and gain insight on building up the sustainability culture in your department — and across the organization.

Downtown LA Auto Group Recognized For Recycling

Multi-site car dealership improved its waste management by participating in recycLA, a public-private partnership offering recycling services to Los Angeles businesses.

Impact Occupant Behavior To Increase Recycling Rates

Facilities teams are a key to encouraging and easing this waste management effort.

BRUTE Containers 50 Years Strong

Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) is celebrating 50 years of business — and of its iconic BRUTE container. To mark this milestone, the company located one of the originals.

Look For The Certificate Of Recycling

When creating recycling hazardous waste plans, discuss with service providers the availability of a certificate of recycling.

Automated Composting Makes Quick Work Of Food Waste

In California, Fujitsu disposes of its food waste with a system that meets compliance while easing the task for its facility management team.

Question Of The Week: Is China Ban On Waste Management Impacting Your Facilities?

The move is part of an initiative by China to focus on its own domestically produced waste, and it's a wake-up call to the global recycling industry.

EPA Recognizes Efficient Federal Facilities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently highlighted facilities with reduced environmental impact during FY17 through the Federal Green Challenge.

Five Tips For A Greener Campus

This Earth Day, consider how your facilities team can help guide your school's journey to reducing the campus carbon footprint.

Question Of The Week: Zeroing In On Waste Reduction

Achieving a zero waste operation does not come without challenges, but the benefits are many: cost savings, energy savings, reduced air and water pollution, and more.

2018 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards

In this annual survey of Facility Executive readers, votes were cast for product and service suppliers preferred during 2017.

Facility Executive | February 2018 Issue

The February 2018 issue features our 2018 Facility Executive of the Year, an in-depth look at the building envelope, access control, document management, and more. Plus, our annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Rush2Recycle Program Launching At Super Bowl LII Stadium

A partnership between the U.S. Bank Stadium management team and others aims to recover at least 90% of the waste generated at the facility during the Super Bowl on February 4.

Grants For Recycling Bins In Park Settings Available

The sixth annual Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Infrastructure Grant Program is accepting applications until February 16, 2018.

8 Ways To Step Up Sustainability In 2018

Energy audits and low-flow fixtures are among the cost-saving, sustainability measures to introduce — or expand upon — within your facilities for the new year.

Enevo Accelerating Expansion Into Waste Services

With $12M in funding secured, the sensor technology company is expanding into waste services for restaurant, retail, and commercial property customers.
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Zero Waste Rating System Rebranded As TRUE

This certification is administered by Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), which acquired the system from the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council in 2016.
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Covanta Marks Milestone Serving Marion County, Oregon

For 30 years, this provider of sustainable waste and energy solutions has operated an Energy-from-Waste facility for this county in the northwest U.S.
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Federal Facilities Conclude 5th Annual Green Challenge

Under the U.S. EPA Sustainable Materials Management Program, federal facilities managers track data in two of six categories for one year.

Green Globes Certifies 45M SF For MGM Resorts

Eight Las Vegas properties in the MGM Resorts International portfolio have earned the highest level of this certification from the Green Building Initiative.

Rubbermaid Commercial Products Launches Resist Line

Designed to withstand extreme outdoor conditions, this waste and recycling product line offers a variety of options for facility exteriors.
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Waste Management Analytics From Busch Systems

This manufacturer of recycling, compost, and waste containers has developed a free recycling and waste collection analytics software application that provides facility management useful insight into waste management activities.
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At Target Field, Operations Team Continues Compost Effort

At the Minnesota Twins stadium, cups and other concession related products will be kept out of landfill with the help of a partnership with Eco-Products, Inc.
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New Report From USGBC, LEED In Motion: Venues

This document highlights the results that a number of facility management teams at convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, and other public assembly spaces have achieved through the use of LEED green building rating system.

Setting Waste Management Goals

A new tool within ENERGY STAR Portfolio enables facility executives to quantify waste.

Facility Executive | February 2017 Issue

The February 2017 issue features the 2017 Facility Executive Of The Year. Plus, a look at in-building cellular, waste management, the building envelope, emergency preparedness, flooring, and our annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
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Microsoft HQ Earns Zero Waste Facility Certification

The first technology company to achieve Zero Waste Facility Certification, Microsoft diverts 90 percent waste from its global headquarters.

EPA 2016 Food Recovery Challenge Winners

Participants in the most recent Challenge included grocers, restaurants, educational institutions, sports and entertainment venues and more.
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Question Of The Week: Are You Recycling Organic Waste?

Recycling programs and requirements have been in place for decades. An emerging area impacting facility management is the handling of organic waste.

EHD Bin Dumper by SP Industries

The EHD Bin Dumper can empty material directly from a container into production, recycling, or waste handling equipment.

Facility Retrofit: Zero Waste Manufacturing

In September 2014, Diamond announced that it had achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill status, becoming the first American-owned folding carton manufacturer to do so.

Services & Maintenance: Waste Management Strategies

Recycling the volume and variety of materials used in facilities requires planning and communication.

Friday Funny: Repurposing With A Purpose

Your trash may be treasure for some other organization...or vice versa!

Earth Day 2014 Facts And Features

April 22, 2014, marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day ― a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment.

Services & Maintenance: Composting Programs

Processing organic waste for a second purpose can significantly reduce what goes to landfill.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Recycling Hauling Fees

One facility manager is looking for ways to eliminate hauling fees for recycling.

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