Late Sunday night, September 30, U.S. and Canadian trade negotiators reached a deal on a new "U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement" (USMCA) to replace the existing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Although some details still require additional negotiations, and the final agreement needs to go through a number of legally-required procedures in the United States (in addition to parliamentary ratification in all three countries), all three governments are hailing the deal as a break-through modernization of the 24 year old NAFTA.
The Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA) has issued an update for state and provincial environmental agencies on China's waste import restrictions and their impact on recycling programs in North America.
GFL Environmental announces $5.125 Billion recapitalization with new investors led by BC Partners and Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
GFL Environmental Inc. has announced it has entered into an agreement to recapitalize GFL Environmental Holdings Inc. with investors led by BC Partners, including Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, and others. The transaction implies a total GFL enterprise value of approximately $5.125 billion, making GFL one of the largest environmental services companies in North America.
Fresh off major victories included in the tax reform law and through the resumption of U.S. Mint's Mutilated Coin Program and in advance of its 2018 Convention and Exposition, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has released its 2018 Advocacy Agenda. The Agenda highlights the recycling industry's priorities at the local, state, federal, and international levels related to Taxes & the Economy, International Trade, Energy and the Environment, Transportation & Infrastructure Development, Workplace Safety Initiatives, and Regulatory Policy.
Waste Connections, Inc. has announced financial results for 2017, and predictions for 2018.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After a rigorous review and evaluation process, Wastequip was recently awarded the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) four-year contract for the procurement of "Solid Waste and Recycling Collection and Transport Equipment with Related Equipment, Supplies and Accessories." The new contract will offer streamlined purchasing and volume pricing for NJPA member organizations and extend Wastequip's status as an awarded, preferred vendor by four years.