Solid Waste & Recycling

Health and Safety

  • Solid waste worker fatalities up in 2018

    April 29, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Silver Spring, MD – At least 59 solid waste industry workers died on the job in 2018 in the United States and Canada, according to the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), an increase of 19 fatalities from the previous

  • Steel recycler fined in worker injury

    March 25, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WINDSOR, Ont. – K-Scrap Resources Ltd., a steel recycling company in Windsor, Ontario pleaded guilty and was fined $55,000 after a worker was injured. The K-Scrap facility is divided into work areas, serviced internally by vehicle pathways and a railroad

  • Solid waste collection is fifth deadliest job in U.S.

    December 27, 2018 by Solid Waste Association of North America

    Sobering reminder of the safety challenges that workers in the solid waste industry face every day

  • B.C. releases asbestos handling recommendations

    December 20, 2018 by SWR Staff

    VICTORIA – The B.C. government has released a report that includes a wide range of draft recommendations on ways to reduce exposure to asbestos, to protect workers, homeowners, the public and the environment from the dangers of asbestos. Asbestos poses

  • Romans staying indoors as waste burns

    December 11, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Roman authorities have urged residents to stay indoors after a blaze at a waste treatment plant in the Italian capital. Media reports say that TMB waste management facility in the city’s northeast has been completely engulfed by the fire. A

  • A lurking danger

    October 31, 2018 by Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

    Proper disposal of residual asbestos critical to preventing disease

  • CFIB offers small business owners cannabis compliance tools

    October 16, 2018 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Toronto – On the eve of cannabis legalization, small businesses are grappling with a new mess of inconsistent and uneven workplace regulations across the country. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has developed a series of educational and workplace

  • Mintech Marketing convicted in worker’s death

    July 24, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Mintech Marketing Inc., based in Campbellford, Ontario, collects and resells post-production plastic and other waste products. The company pleaded guilty and was fined $100,000. The court also imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge as required by the Provincial Offences Act.

  • SWANA Honors Workers Killed on the Job in North America

    April 22, 2017 by SWR Staff

    On Friday, April 28, 2017, The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) will recognize the National Day of Mourning in Canada and Workers’ Memorial Day in the United States. Both the National Day of Mourning and Workers’ Memorial Day are part of an