Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Toronto launches Love Food Hate Waste campaign

    May 23, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO  – The City of Toronto kicked off the 2019 Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) campaign with celebrity chef and eight-time Guinness World Record holder Bob Blumer, at the St. Lawrence Market on May 22. Canada’s National Zero Waste Council

  • Ovivo acquires Varec Biogas

    April 26, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MONTREAL – Ovivo Inc., which provides water and wastewater treatment equipment, technology and systems, has acquired Westech Industrial Inc., doing business as Varec Biogas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Westech Industrial Ltd. Based in Stafford, Texas, and Huntington Beach, California, Varec

  • Apple making it easier to recycle devices

    April 19, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CUPERTINO, Calif. – Apple is expanding its recycling programs and quadrupling the number of locations US customers can send their iPhone to be disassembled by Daisy, its recycling robot. Daisy will disassemble and recycle select used iPhones returned to Best Buy

  • U.S. plastics industry makes the case for recycling

    March 29, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. plastics industry made the case for greater recycling infrastructure at the 2019 Plastics Industry Fly-In on March 27, an event where industry representatives from around the country gather on Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers.

  • Auto recyclers cautious about outlook

    March 27, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VIENNA – More than a third of respondents (38 per cent) at the recent International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) 2019 expect economic conditions for the automotive recycling industry to deteriorate over the next two years. A similarly high percentage, however,

  • New CFO for SynTech Bioenergy

    March 26, 2019 by SWR Staff

    ENGLEWOOD, Col. – SynTech Bioenergy, a provider of technology that produces renewable, carbon-negative clean energy, has appointed Garrett Pettingell as chief financial officer. “Garrett brings extraordinary depth and breadth of experience to our executive team, particularly in helping businesses match their

  • Waste Connections CEO takes leave of absence

    February 21, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    TORONTO – Waste Connections, Inc. has announced that Ronald J. Mittelstaedt, chairman and CEO, will take a temporary leave of absence to address health matters affecting him and his family. Until Mr. Mittelstaedt’s return, Worthing F. Jackman, the company’s president,

  • Reusable Packaging Association elects new board

    February 15, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TAMPA, Fla. – The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) started 2019 with changes to the executive team and new additions to the Board of Directors. After serving a two-year term as chairman of the board, Norm Kukuk, executive vice-president and general

  • KOBELCO USA expands dealer network in Canada

    February 13, 2019 by SWR Staff

    KATY, Tex. – KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA continues to expand representation in the North America market by adding Abi-Quip, Conaker Equipment, and Les Equipments Pinso Ltee to its growing dealer network. “We’re dedicated to providing customers with the value of

  • Pneumatic waste collection planned for New York’s High Line park

    February 5, 2019 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    NEW YORK – The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has released a Pre-Implementation Planning Study prepared by infrastructure planning and development firm ClosedLoops for a pneumatic waste management initiative for the High Line park and surrounding