Solid Waste & Recycling


  • CFIB warns of red tape over Nova Scotia's stewardship proposal

    October 2, 2014 by SWR Staff

    CFIB notes problems experienced in British Columbia, as that province expands its own stewardship programs

  • Confusion emerges from Regina's glass recycling program

    October 2, 2014 by SWR Staff

    Emterra, the city’s private recycler, says it’s working on finding a solution to recycling Regina’s broken glass

  • Biogas Facilities

    October 1, 2013 by John Nicholson

    Biogas facilities have been around in Canada for decades, mainly to treat sludge at wastewater treatment plants. There’s now a trend in this country to use anaerobic digestion (“AD” — the method used to produce biogas)…

  • Judicial Changes Across Canada

    October 1, 2013 by Rosalind Cooper, L.L.B.

    New Alberta recycling reg

  • The Refinishing Touch

    October 1, 2013 by Diane Blackburn

    For frequent business travelers who find themselves in an endless series of hotel rooms, the furnishing and décor of the space has probably never left any lasting impression (unless, of course, it was highly unsatisfactory). A bed,…

  • Going Dutch

    October 1, 2013 by Paul van der Werf

    Recently I had the opportunity to help organize a waste management themed trade mission to the Netherlands as presented by the Netherlands Consulate (Toronto).

  • Driver Training

    October 1, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Guideline C-12, “Training Requirements for Drivers of Waste Transportation Vehicles” was presented in the Fall of 2013 by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. This guideline amends Ontario Regulation 347 to include driver…

  • Soft and Firm Markets

    October 1, 2013 by David Nesseth

    Simon Zysman and Richard White are somewhat incredulous businessmen.

  • The Finnish Line

    October 1, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    There’s perhaps no better example of how the waste and recycling industry is becoming high tech, and not simply the collection and disposal business of yesteryear, that mechanization or, more specifically, the advent of robots.

  • Under Cover

    October 1, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Collecting waste and recyclables below-ground in single or multiple streams has gradually gained acceptance over the past decade in North America. With the introduction of the new EarthBin™ ( by Progressive Waste…