Solid Waste & Recycling

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E-Waste


  • RPRA seeks feedback on fees

    June 30, 2020 by SWR Staff

    The Ontario Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) is consulting on its proposed 2020 Registry fees for tires, batteries and electronics. These are fees that registrants pay to the authority to cover its costs related to building and operating the

  • Paul Kirsch appointed CEO of e-recycler

    January 8, 2020 by SWR Staff

    NEW YORK – Paul Kirsch has joined e-recycler and data disposal company 4THBIN as CEO. Kirsch was most recently president of Chemours’s US$2.7 billion-per-year fluorochemical operation. He also previously held positions as vice-president at XM Satellite Radio, vice president at

  • Electronics Recycling Association donates in Calgary

    December 31, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CALGARY – The Electronic Recycling (Reusing) Association has teamed up with Calgary’s professional box lacrosse team, the Roughnecks, to bring the gift of technology to four schools and one non-profit. The four schools receiving this donation are Thomas B. Riley

  • Sims to handle e-waste for Dutch research consortium

    December 30, 2019 by SWR Staff

    AMSTERDAM – SURFsara has selected Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS), a specialist in IT asset disposition and cloud recycling, as its e-waste recycling vendor. SRS will ensure that all SURFsara’s electronics are responsibly redeployed, remarketed or recycled. SRS and SURFsara have

  • KC Recycling to take all Canada’s CRT glass

    November 28, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TRAIL, British Columbia – KC Recycling, a Pacific Northwest recycler of cathode-ray tube (CRT) glass from old televisions, lead-acid batteries, and electronic scrap, is adding capacity to manage all of Canada’s scrap CRT glass. In order to expand capacity, the company

  • Gone in 60 seconds

    November 12, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    New robot dismantles hard drives in record time

  • Quebec residents urged to recycle their electronics

    October 18, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MONTRÉAL – Almost two thirds (62 percent) of Quebecers have end-of-life electronics in their homes. Since significant quantities of raw materials such as palladium, gold, silver, and copper that could be used to make new products are left unused in

  • Students urged to recycle cell phones

    March 7, 2019 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – Canadian students and their families are being encouraged to celebrate Earth Day 2019 by recycling old and unwanted cell phones for the Earth Month Challenge. With families purchasing new cell phones every year, old phones are being stored

  • Canadians recycle batteries in record numbers

    March 4, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Canadians recycled more than 2.7-million kilograms of household batteries in 2018, an increase of three per cent over 2017 and a record for Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., the organization responsible for battery collection. “Thanks to provincial regulations and partnerships with

  • Canadians recycle batteries in record numbers

    February 12, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Canadians recycled more than 2.7 million kilograms of household batteries in 2018, an increase of three per cent over 2017 and a record for the organization. “Thanks to provincial regulations and partnerships with our collection network, including retailers