Waste and Recycling

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Palm Beach County Agrees to Import Trash for Money

    Ahh, Palm Beach County. Sunshine shining on a cloudless day as palm trees sway lazily in the waft of putrid refuge in the breeze. Or, at least, that'll be the picture of the town on some days after the county commissioners voted to allow the importing of garbage from outside the county to burn in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Palm Beach County Closer to Importing Trash for Money

    Palm Beach County is a dump. Or, at least, it's going to be, after county commissioners voted 4-3 vote to seek bids from waste haulers from all parts outside of Palm Beach just so they can land some big money for a new incinerator. The commissioners argue that the money would give trash revenues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Composting: It's Not About If but When and How (Part 1)

    Food scraps are being wasted and filling up our landfills when they could be going to building soil and growing our food. Plants thrive on compost, and we have the technology to make composting easy and efficient, yet we choose not to. In my next two articles, I will explore composting, the lates ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 14, 2013
  • Calendar

    April 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Southwest Ranches Detention Center Site to Lose Existing Prison as a Neighbor

    ​For years, an argument in favor of building a CCA-run prison on a plot owned by Southwest Ranches (see our massive feature on the project in last week's issue) has been that it was already sandwiched between a county dump and a women's prison.Now, due to budget constraints, the state has announce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    KBR Subsidiary Wins Contract to Build Trash Burner in Palm Beach

    Flickr user: U.S. ArmyKBR has a horrific track record in Iraq.​Despite protests by union workers, environmentalists, and competitors, the Palm Beach County Commission yesterday handed one of its largest public works contracts to a company owned by controversial war contractor KBR.Acting as the Sol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2011

    Waste Management Goes Organic

    Photo © London Permaculture/Flickr​ Yep, you heard that right. Waste Management Inc., the largest trash collector and processor in the United States, is opening up an organic recycling facility just south of Lake Okeechobee. The facility is designed to process food, yard waste, and clean wood int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    UPDATED: Audit Questions $15 million in FEMA Funds Fort Lauderdale Spent After Hurricanes

    Flickr user: Gary...Feds question Hurricane Wilma cleanup costs.​The Broward School Board is not alone in facing scrutiny for the millions of dollars in federal disaster funding it received after Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. Federal auditors have also questioned $15.1 million in Federal Emergency ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2010
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    November 12, 2009
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    April 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    This Blog Will Now Save Broward Schools a Few Million Bucks

    Today's Herald quotes Broward school officials who say that in this year's budget talks, "everything is on the table." That might mean fewer high school sporting events or no more bus rides to magnet schools. Or even cutting one class out of the students' daily schedule. Desperate measures for despe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Create Green Jobs? Can We Save 'Em First?

    Last August, when the presidential race was a toss-up and the the stock market was not yet gyrating, Barack Obama's campaign released this paper, which promised that as president he would create five million "green jobs."Not many, it seemed, would be in the recycling industry. The word "recycle" doe ... More >>

  • News

    September 25, 2008

    Cash for Trash

    In Broward County, trash haulers and politicians care about only one kind of green

  • Dining

    August 14, 2008

    Kick the Bottle

    As the containers and costs mount, in South Florida and beyond, plastic is played out

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008
  • Best of BPB

    May 17, 2001

    Best Topography

    Broward County Interim Contingency Landfill

  • Calendar

    August 27, 1998