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Saskatoon's Colby Kuzma and Alyssa Scheffler have started collecting thousands of plastic shopping bags that they plan to make into sleeping mats for homeless people. more

Jan 19, 2017 12:00 AM News

Multi-Material BC, the province's recycling pickup organization, has hired ex-military personnel to get collection back up to speed. more

Jan 17, 2017 12:00 AM News

Special yellow recycling bins are being handed out to Windsor residents who meet the gold standard when it comes to recycling. The Essex Windsor Solid Waste Authority launched a gold-star recycling pilot project this year, rewarding perfect recyclers more

Jan 6, 2017 12:00 AM News

A total of 29 jobs are being eliminated because fewer people are using the dump, the city says, resulting in a significant drop in collected materials and the corresponding revenue from tipping fees. more

Nov 28, 2016 12:00 AM News

Some residents of Peel Region who found their garbage bins still sitting full at the end of their driveways Thursday afternoon wondered why there wasn't a contingency plan in place in case of a private collectors' strike. more

Nov 18, 2016 12:00 AM News

The City of Whitehorse is looking to permanently close its reuse store at the landfill. The "store" occupies a garage at the landfill site. City residents drop off useable items there that might otherwise be thrown out. more

Nov 12, 2016 12:00 AM News

Residents in St. John's are recycling a lot less than they should be, according to one city councillor. more

Nov 3, 2016 12:00 AM News

City officials in Thunder Bay, Ont. are advising residents that a number of city services will be on-hold if municipal employees take to the picket lines on November 1. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

Sudbury city council will discuss a newly proposed waste collection contract next Tuesday, but at least one councillor warns the new agreement could result in higher taxes. more

Oct 23, 2016 12:00 AM News

The agency that advises the government on reducing waste wants Quebec to at least double deposit fees on beverage containers. Deposits on bottles and cans haven't gone up since the system was introduced 30 years ago. more

Oct 20, 2016 12:00 AM News

The United Nations has declared food waste to be a global challenge, and some BC produce distributors have their own solution — serving up ugly fruits and veggies. more

Oct 20, 2016 12:00 AM News

Windsor Disposal Service crews headed to more than 2,000 homes in Windsor and Tecumseh picking up debris from last week's flooding. A garbage pickup began Friday and will likely continue Saturday and Tuesday for residents with flood-damaged debris. more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM News

Fredericton is looking at implementing a curbside collection for household compost as part of a review of the city's waste and recycling programs. more

Oct 10, 2016 4:42 PM News

The City of Calgary says people can now recycle paper coffee cups and paper drink cups in their blue carts at home, as well as at community recycling depots. more

Oct 10, 2016 4:41 PM News

A barge carrying 40 tonnes of plastics, garbage and other marine debris is slowly making its way down the west coast of Vancouver Island on its way to a recycling station in Richmond. more

Sep 25, 2016 3:30 PM News

When transport trucks hauling garbage along Ontario's highways are inspected, nearly one in three is pulled off the road. more

Sep 20, 2016 1:00 PM News

The City of Vancouver is trying out new bins that feature garbage, recycling and, in some cases, composting in an effort to help people dispose of their waste in an environmentally friendly way. more

Aug 29, 2016 6:49 AM Features

Two men who appealed an $844,778 penalty assessed against them in a beverage container recycling scam have learned they will have to dig a little deeper — and pay $27,500 more. more

Aug 24, 2016 1:36 PM Features

New bins installed in Gay Village, Old Montreal already redirecting 10,000 butts a week from streets, sewers. more

Jul 21, 2016 8:23 PM Features


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We all have them laying around our homes – old televisions, computers, monitors, stereo systems – taking up space and collecting dust. more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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