John Nicholson

There was much criticism in the summer of 2013 when the Region of Durham held a celebration over the opening of its energy-from-waste facility. more

Jul 4, 2017 12:00 AM Columns

All ships rise with the tide” is an old expression that is especially true in the waste management industry. On a day-to-day basis, customers care little about how and where we manage their waste and recyclables. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Columns

The new USA President’s “American First” policy, commitment to re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement and promise to reduce regulations has serious potential to turn the waste management industry in Canada upside down. more

Feb 21, 2017 2:30 PM Columns

Watching sci-fi movies for insight into the future of waste management would yield one to believe that cars run on food scraps (Back to the Future) and every household is equipped with its own incinerator (Gattaca). more

Dec 1, 2016 2:05 PM Columns

With the supposed move away from landfilling and the push toward the 3Rs, the 4R – energy recovery – has also received increased attention as a solution to managing the residual material in Canada. more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

Whether it’s aerobic composting or anaerobic digestion of source separated organics, the number one issue that faces any large-scale operation is odour. It is unavoidable. more

Aug 15, 2016 12:00 AM Columns