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When the presents are unwrapped, the toys are beeping away, and the leftovers stacked in the refrigerator, it's time to make sure all your holiday debris ends up in the correct spot. more

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Vancouver's first zero-waste food grocery store officially opens Saturday. more

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A plastic bag ban could be coming to the City of Victoria and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association says it's a huge mistake. more

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Starting this week until the end of March 2018 garbage will be picked up bi-weekly, instead of once a week. more

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If you see someone rifling through your compost bin, it may be a city employee. The City of Calgary is sending staff to people's homes to check that they're composting according to the rules. more

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There might be a new sight along the scenic drive up to Mount Seymour — but it might not be pretty. Vancouver company Anaconda Systems Ltd. wants to open up a composting plant along Mt. Seymour Road. more

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Quebec is sounding the alarm over a recycling crisis now that China, one of the province's biggest waste importers, no longer wants its recyclable material. more

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Edmonton city councillors are demanding to know why a key composting facility in Edmonton had such structural damage that it had to close suddenly, forcing food waste to be sent to the landfill for the winter. more

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People in Waterloo region have embraced using their green bins, with usage more than doubling – up 124 per cent – in the past six months, regional staff say. more

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People in Waterloo region have embraced using their green bins, with usage more than doubling – up 124 per cent – in the past six months, regional staff say. more

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Regina city council will vote on Monday night whether or not the city will switch from weekly garbage pick up to every other week. more

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A local coffee chain will start selling its new compostable coffee pods on Friday, but its customers won't be allowed to dispose of them in their green bins. more

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Some Sudbury city councillors want to see changes to encourage more recycling and composting. Currently between 40 and 50 per cent of households in the city use a green cart. more

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The city is calling it the "most ambitious environmental rehabilitation project ever undertaken" not just in Montreal, but in an urban area in North America. more

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The City of Markham is cracking down on clothing donation 'ghost bins' that funnel used clothes to for-profit companies under the guise of giving to charity. more

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Calgary is tackling the scourge of cigarette butts with a new awareness campaign, as some areas turn to recycling the persistent litter in order to reduce the impact. more

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A new product that stops garbage from smelling is being tested at the Waterloo landfill. more

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Windsor garbage crews are going full tilt picking up waterlogged items left at the curb following last week's flooding, but have barely made a dent as officials investigate using trucks from Detroit. more

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Residents who want to hear more about plans for a landfill site across from the Costco in Waterloo can attend a meeting Tuesday evening. more

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The City of Montreal is facing lawsuits totalling more than $12.5 million in connection with old quarries and dumps that property owners worry are contaminating their land and devaluing their investments. more

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