Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Shipping container explosion linked to recycling facility

    November 7, 2018 by SWR Staff

    LOS ANGELES – On October 30, 2018 an export bound shipping container exploded inside a marine terminal storage area at the Port of Los Angeles. The Port has issued a statement saying that preliminary analysis by the Los Angeles Port

  • ‘Single-use’ named word of the year

    November 7, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    GLASGOW – ‘Single-use’, a term that describes items whose unchecked proliferation are blamed for damaging the environment and affecting the food chain, has been named Collins Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2018. Single-use refers to products – often plastic –

  • Container ports work to highlight recycling

    November 1, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    DUBAI – Five of the world’s largest container port operators took part in a week-long initiative to promote sustainable resource usage in their respective port and facility networks. During the fifth annual Go Green Initiative, 8,332 employees of DP World,

  • Recyclers see little change in USMCA

    October 15, 2018 by SWR Staff

    WASHINGTON, DC – Although some details of the new “U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement” (USMCA) still require additional negotiations, and the final agreement needs to go through a number of legally-required procedures in the United States (in addition to parliamentary ratification

  • Fortistar hosting landfill open house

    October 12, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Fortistar, the owner and operator of the Prince William Energy landfill gas (LFG) plant in Manassas, Virginia, will be sponsoring Prince William Recycles Day 2018. Fortistar will be hosting free tours of the landfill facility during

  • Electronics Recycling Association donating in Calgary

    October 8, 2018 by SWR Staff

    CALGARY – The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) will be donating up to 50 refurbished laptops to various successful applicants, all of which are Alberta-based organizations that deliver programs and services to children and youth. The donation will be held in

  • Toronto launches TOwaste app

    September 25, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    TORONTO – Toronto residents can now access collection schedules, the Waste Wizard search tool and information about where to find Drop-off Depots and donation centres from their smartphone or tablet with a new City of Toronto app called TOwaste. “The

  • Canadian students to get ocean plastic education

    September 19, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    OTTAWA – The federal government has joined Ocean School, Ocean Wise, Sea Smart, Students on Ice, and WE to launch a new Ocean Plastics Education Kit for Canadian students. The Ocean Plastics Education Kit will engage students and teachers from

  • Value Village phasing out plastic bags

    September 17, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    TORONTO – Value Village, also known as Village des Valeurs in Québec, has announced its decision to phase out plastic bags from stores across Canada and the United States by the end of 2018. In place of the plastic bags,

  • 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