Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Chemistry and plastics industries come together for circular economy

    November 18, 2019 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA and TORONTO – The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) are joining forces to create a new plastics division to be housed within the CIAC. Pending CIAC and CPIA Board and member

  • Alliance formed to promote waste industry health and safety

    September 30, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA), and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have signed an alliance agreement to provide SWANA members, NWRA

  • Coast Waste Management Association Networking & AGM

    June 10, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    Friday, June 14, 2019 | 10:30 am | Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, 3515 Telegraph Road, Cobble Hill, BC

  • ISRI adopts transportation policy

    April 8, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Washington, DC – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors recently passed a transportation policy to recognize and address the challenges of transporting scrap materials to the scrapyards and to the customer in a timely, and cost

  • Municipal association partners with

    May 31, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    FREDERICTON, New Brunswick – The Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with – an online platform to connect municipalities and the businesses that serve them – that will benefit its members nationwide. The

  • BC bottle group fights to classify milk as beverage

    March 27, 2018 by The BC Bottle & Recycling Depot Association

    The BC Bottle & Recycling Depot Association has launched a campaign to classify milk as a beverage in British Columbia to boost recycling and promote a healthy environment. In an effort to have milk classified as a beverage, the BC Bottle & Recycling Depot Association (BCBRDA)

  • SWANA ARF Reports Now Free to Members One Year After Publication

    November 1, 2017 by SWR Staff

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is now offering Applied Research Foundation (ARF) reports free of charge to SWANA members one year after publication. ARF reports over one year old, previously offered for sale on SWANA’s website, will

  • Canadian Plastics Industry Association Announces 2017 Plastics Industry Leadership Award Winners

    October 4, 2017 by SWR Staff

    On Sept.19, 2017 the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA)recognized outstanding individuals and businesses for their commitment and dedication to the growth and sustainability of the Canadian plastics industry at its annual Plastics Industry Leadership Awards Dinner. “This year, we are

  • SWANA Launches Online Certification Testing

    October 2, 2017 by SWR Staff

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announces the launch of its new online testing platform which allows solid waste industry professionals to take certification exams remotely. The online testing function is available for all ten of SWANA’s industry

  • SWANA & CRRA Launch Joint Zero Waste Certification Course

    August 9, 2017 by SWR Staff

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) announce the launch of their new Zero Waste Principles & Practices certification course, developed by the two organizations along with Kessler Consulting (KCI) over the past two