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For decades, solid waste haulers and recycling workers have been ranked in the top six on the list of most dangerous jobs in Canada, alongside occupations such as loggers, fisheries workers, roofers, electrical power line workers, and farmers. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Disposal bans as the name implies, discourage the disposal of specific materials at landfills and EFW/WTE facilities. There are a number of reasons why disposal bans are implemented. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

In an effort to ensure no gypsum ever made its way to a landfill, Tony and Gwen McCamley established New West Gypsum Recycling, Ltd. (NWGR) in 1985. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The principle that establishes and prioritizes the most efficient method for managing resources – is well established in the minds of Canadians. The trouble is, we don’t always practise what we preach. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

RecycleSmart is a Vancouver-based company that uses bin sensor technology to monitor and adjust collection needs and cycles for businesses looking to maximize their efficiency and save on costs. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Landfill gas collection systems show a reduction in the gas capture on lots of landfills. Landfill owners experience a reduction in LFG capture, even if there is still enough organic substance in the waste and no gas emissions detected at the surface more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Researchers at Ohio State University are recycling food waste to partially replace the carbon black that has been used in manufacturing tyres for more than a century. more

Mar 25, 2017 12:00 AM Features

While the world may be running short on certain key resources, including fresh water and rare metals like iridium, one resource is as abundant as ever: trash. The World Bank projects the global municipal waste stream to hit 2.2 billion tons per year. more

Mar 24, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Researchers now believe the best way to recycle electronic waste is to simply crush it into nanodust. more

Mar 23, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Solid waste firms are continuing to find applications for unmanned drones within the industry. One of the most common uses of drones in the solid waste and recycling industry has been to take aerial photos or videos of facilities. more

Mar 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Packaging – much of it single-use food wrapping – has created a rubbish problem that now pollutes every corner of the world. Manufacturers got us into this mess, but it’s up to us to dig ourselves out – and here’s how more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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