Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Ontario municipalities hampering asphalt recycling: study

    October 18, 2018 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    TORONTO – A new study finds that many municipalities in Ontario have policies that prohibit or severely limit the use of recycled asphalt and concrete in road construction and other public works. The result? Every year, millions of tonnes of

  • Wood packaging and landfill avoidance

    October 11, 2018 by Scott Geoffros

    The wood packaging industry is a leader in the area of reuse, recovery, and recycling of our products

  • Suspects arrested in California recycling fraud cases

    September 14, 2018 by SWR Staff

    SACRAMENTO, California – The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has arrested  eight suspects accused of attempting to defraud the state’s Beverage Container Recycling Program by smuggling out-of-state empty beverage containers for illegal California Redemption Value (CRV) redemptions. Working

  • Recycling machinery market set to pass US$1.2 billion by 2025

    September 14, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    The market for recycling equipment and machinery is forecast to reach US$1.2 billion by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Recycling equipment and machinery processes and separates materials such end-of-life tires, electric components such

  • News Recycling

    Recycling launched for cold chain packaging

    September 4, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    Greenville, South Carolina – Softbox, a global provider of temperature-control packaging for the life science and logistics industries, has launched a new Green Recycling Service across the USA and Canada to provide its customers with a hassle-free way to dispose

  • Market for recycled metal expected to exceed US$125B by 2024

    August 28, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The Recycled Metal Market is forecast to exceed US$125 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. North America’s electrical and electronics industry is on the rise due in part to consistently changing consumer

  • Alberta counties team up for grain bag recycling

    August 22, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Lacombe County, Red Deer County, and Ponoka County recently joined together to ensure the proper recycling of plastic grain bags. “For a number of years, Council has explored options for recycling agricultural plastics,” explained Lacombe County Reeve, Paula Law. “While this program won’t be operated on

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    Study finds recycling bags better than carts at reducing contamination, costs

    June 13, 2018 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Recycling bags could be key to righting Canada’s recycling woes, reducing contamination, and capturing lost revenue, according to a new study by researchers at York University. The York study “Thinking Beyond the Box” – an examination of collection

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    Nespresso and Canada Post partner for capsule recycling

    June 11, 2018 by SWR Staff

    MONTRÉAL –  As of June 11, consumers living in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, all of the territories and all of Atlantic Canada will be able to recycle their used aluminum Nespresso capsules by simply sending them back through the mail,

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    Ottawa adds pics to struggling park recycling pilot

    May 15, 2018 by SWR Staff

    After a less than successful city park recycling pilot project in summer 2017, the City of Ottawa is modifying the same recycling pilot project to include pictorial signage for summer 2018. According to April 24 correspondence with Ottawa’s Environment and