Solid Waste & Recycling


  • News Recycling

    Recycling comes to Medicine Hat

    May 10, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Recycling is finally coming to the Alberta City of Medicine Hat, as the city, in partnership with Can Pak Environmental, begins the process of rolling out some 23,000 blue recycling carts to residents over the next seven weeks. The net

  • Blog Recycling

    Reduce contaminated recycling with tips from Republic

    April 18, 2018 by Republic Services

      In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Republic Services Inc. encourages their employees and the communities they serve to commit to taking their recycling habits to the next level with #1MORE act of environmental responsibility to reduce contamination

  • Blog Recycling

    Five Earth Day tips from TerraCycle

    April 18, 2018 by TerraCycle

    With Earth Day right around the corner, thoughts turn to how to save the planet and reduce our collective negative impact on the environment. While that sounds like a monumental task, TerraCycle, the company that specializes in recycling-the-unrecyclable, has five

  • News Recycling

    First Nations areas receiving computers through ERA

    April 16, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The non-profit Electronic Recycling Association and longtime donor Shell Canada are giving away more than 200 recent model computers, laptops and monitors to nine indigenous organizations across Alberta and Saskatchewan. To date, more than 600 computers, laptops and monitors have

  • News Recycling

    Hasbro begins toy recycling after packaging pledge

    April 16, 2018 by SWR Staff

        Toy and games giant, Hasbro Inc., is rolling out a U.S. recycling pilot program with TerraCycle that will recycle the children’s items into materials that can be used in the construction of elements like play spaces, flower pots and park benches.

  • News Recycling

    Nespresso joins BC in recycling coffee pods

    March 27, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Nespresso, in partnership with Recycle BC, has launched its Green Bag pilot project in Vancouver to make it easier for people to recycle the popular coffee pods.   As of March 2018, City of Vancouver residents can put their used

  • News Recycling

    Sask. approves grain bag recycling program

    March 27, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Following a successful six-year pilot program in Saskatchewan, environmental non-profit Cleanfarms will establish 20 grain bag collection sites in 2018, with more sites planned for 2019. Regulated by The Agricultural Packaging Product Waste Stewardship Regulations, and funded in part by the Ministry of

  • News Recycling

    Guelph lays off 18 at MRF

    March 19, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The City of Guelph has laid off 18 employees from its materials recovery facility (MRF), stating that the facility is trying to process too many recyclables while struggling financially. A Guelph report showed the facility’s annual operating budget was $4.3 million, but

  • Morbark Welcomes Kevin Cotter to Management Team

    March 18, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Morbark, a leading manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets, is pleased to welcome Kevin Cotter to its staff as Governmental Sales Manager. Cotter brings a wealth of municipal and business expertise to

  • Ontario’s child car seats get drop-off expansion for recycling

    March 12, 2018 by SWR Staff

        The groups estimate that every year an estimated quarter of a million child car seats end up in landfills in Ontario. One less seat, one world to keep, is the new tagline for a partnership between Green Propeller Recycling and