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  • Biogas Facilities

    October 1, 2013 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Biogas facilities have been around in Canada for decades, mainly to treat sludge at wastewater treatment plants. There’s now a trend in this country to use anaerobic digestion (“AD” — the method used to produce biogas)…

  • Judicial Changes Across Canada

    October 1, 2013 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    New Alberta recycling reg

  • The Refinishing Touch

    October 1, 2013 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    For frequent business travelers who find themselves in an endless series of hotel rooms, the furnishing and décor of the space has probably never left any lasting impression (unless, of course, it was highly unsatisfactory). A bed,…

  • Going Dutch

    October 1, 2013 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Recently I had the opportunity to help organize a waste management themed trade mission to the Netherlands as presented by the Netherlands Consulate (Toronto).

  • Driver Training

    October 1, 2013 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Guideline C-12, “Training Requirements for Drivers of Waste Transportation Vehicles” was presented in the Fall of 2013 by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. This guideline amends Ontario Regulation 347 to include driver…

  • Soft and Firm Markets

    October 1, 2013 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Simon Zysman and Richard White are somewhat incredulous businessmen.

  • The Finnish Line

    October 1, 2013 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    There’s perhaps no better example of how the waste and recycling industry is becoming high tech, and not simply the collection and disposal business of yesteryear, that mechanization or, more specifically, the advent of robots.

  • Under Cover

    October 1, 2013 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Collecting waste and recyclables below-ground in single or multiple streams has gradually gained acceptance over the past decade in North America. With the introduction of the new EarthBin™ (www.earth-bin.com) by Progressive Waste…

  • Building a Recycling Guideline

    October 1, 2013 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    This August, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) posted a Notice of Intent to work on the development of a new guideline, SPE-750 — Recycling Process, Audit and Verification Guideline for Ontario. These guidelines will be a warm…

  • Letters

    October 1, 2013 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Perspectives on the Otter Lake Landfill Dispute

  • EPR hoopla in BC and Ontario

    October 1, 2013 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    One could be forgiven for being confused by the different reports flying around concerning new legislation and programs in British Columbia and Ontario that assign responsibility for end-of-life management of packaging and products to their…

  • Where do eco-fees come from?

    August 1, 2013 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    The political fixation on “doing something about” eco-fees is akin to fretting about a lingering cough while ignoring the underlying pneumonia that is its cause. If eco-fees are the symptomatic “cough” then government…