The increasing levels of solid waste generated in the U.S. each year is drawing attention from lawmakers, and strategies are being implemented on every level to address the issue. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking steps (http://dtn.fm/tKM4H) to tap into the minds of state and local government entities, academic institutions, and private non-profit organizations by making available Solid Waste Management (SWM) and Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) grants to improve planning and management of solid waste sites in rural areas. In the business sector, National Waste Management Holdings (OTC: NWMH), a solid waste management company, has been steadily expanding its influence across the East Coast with an aggressive acquisition strategy that is bringing more and more facilities under its wing. The company’s comprehensive waste management approach includes an array of landfill disposal services, roll off containers for rental, and a line of recycled wood and garden mulch.
In a recent, exclusive audio interview (http://dtn.fm/7Yj2m) with NetworkNewsWire, a multifaceted financial news and publishing company, National Waste Management Holdings CEO Louis “Tiny” Paveglio and CFO Dali Kranzthor spoke toward a few of the company’s 2017 acquisition goals. A recent article cites a paper shredding facility in New York as being under consideration, and that acquisition would open NWMH to a sizable market in the region. As it stands, NWMH already services residential and commercial customers in Upstate New York, as well as in its home state of Florida.
An article (http://dtn.fm/8tRw2) from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America found, upon examining the world’s megacities, that New York exceeds the rest in solid waste production, both in absolute and per capita terms. In addition, despite Tokyo being the largest megacity by population, New York surpasses it in terms of energy consumption of both transportation fuels and heating/industrial fuels. The article also states that New York consumes the energy of approximately two megacities; the equivalent of approximately one supertanker every 1.5 days. Interestingly, statistics in the 2014 Tables and Figures (http://dtn.fm/iWhx3) published by the EPA last month show that the Northeast more than doubles the rest of the nation in terms of municipal waste-to-energy capacity, with nearly 800 tons/day throughput per million people. Resource recovery facilities can turn solid waste into vital energy. One such facility, for example, is the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility that processed 2,800 tons of municipal solid waste per day in 2012 between its two generators, producing approximately 65 megawatts of energy.
While the Northeast led in terms of waste-to-energy capacity as well as estimated MRF throughput in 2014, it had, by far, the least number of landfills in the U.S., per the EPA report, potentially signifying a largely untapped market. SaveOnEnergy.com notes (http://dtn.fm/IebN2) that New York is the largest giver of trash to Ohio, accounting for nearly 32 percent of the state’s out-of-state total, with New Jersey coming in close behind. National Waste Management Holding’s initial acquisition strategies on the East Coast are part of the company’s larger objective of national expansion.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.nationalwastemgmt.com