Solid Waste & Recycling


  • 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

  • News Recycling

    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,

  • News Recycling

    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

  • 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

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    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.

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    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