Unit-based pricing charges residents a set amount of money for each trash bag set out at the curb. Simply put: The more trash you throw away, the more you pay. And it’s making a big difference in communities nationwide.
Partygoers attending a “Floatopia” event spent the day drinking and bobbing in the Virginia Beach surf. And then they left behind tons of trash.
Food in landfills is far from harmless. Yet more food ends up in landfills and incinerators than any other single material in our everyday trash. Here’s how local governments are working to change that.
The United States is hurtling toward a waste crisis, and it’s forcing states, cities and counties throughout the country and in the D.C. area to rethink the way we deal with trash.
Environmental campaigners are raising the alarm after a sperm whale was found dead on an Italian beach with plastic in its stomach.
Fairfax County is investigating reports of missed trash pick-ups by a solid waste and recycling collection company in preparation to take legal action.
Since April 14, New Year’s Day on the Nepalese calendar, teams of volunteers have picked up an estimated 6,600 pounds. But more than a ton of non-biodegradable waste has been flown to the capital of Kathmandu by Nepali Army helicopters for disposal.
The idea of paying a little more for a can or bottle in Montgomery County, Maryland, and then earning that money back every time you recycle has been proposed in a county report.
The county’s proposed budget for the year starting in July includes increasing the fee by $35 to diminish the spending gap. The new fee would be $385.
In response to the overflowing trash cans seen on the National Mall during the partial government shutdown, D.C. and community groups began stepping in to help keep parks clean. But now, their help may no longer be needed.
The partial government shutdown has led to trash building up around D.C. Crews are taking in about 30 bags of garbage each day from areas that are normally maintained by the National Park Service.
Hawaii scientists found two tiny baby octopuses floating on plastic trash they were cleaning up as they monitored coral reefs.
The small town has handled trash collection for at least five decades and has eight people on staff.
New Year’s Day falls on a Monday, so government-run locations, services and transportation systems may not be open, or may be working on a different schedule.
Around the world, people throw away about 4 million tons of trash each day — or roughly 2.6 pounds of trash per person. Here are some ways to cut down on waste and clean up the planet, one piece of garbage at a time.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.