Rock cuttings from land-based oil and natural gas drilling are generally transported to landfills, but an Ohio company this year received a state permit to use a process called bioremediation to clean and recycle the cuttings. "For the oil and gas industry I think we really provide a great alternative that gives them a green solution, they can tout that they're doing the green thing with their waste instead of just putting it into a landfill," said Chris Elliott, president of Ohio Soil Recycling.

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