Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Landfill legacy

    June 1, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    On March 6 , 2013, the public works magazine American City & County published an article, “Creating a Great Landfill Legacy,” by Brian Tippetts, treasurer for the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Director…

  • Compressed Natural Gas

    April 1, 2013 by Alicia Milner

    Natural gas is moving into the waste and recycling truck market in Canada. From only five trucks two years ago, Canada will have an estimated 325 compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks by the end of 2013. Fueling these trucks are eight…

  • Shredding a Little Light

    April 1, 2013 by Tom Peters

    David Hall and Dana Emmerson, partners in Dan-X Recycling Ltd. of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, have truly seen the light.

  • CARI On!

    April 1, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    The landscape of trade associations in the waste and recycling sector in Canada can be a bit bewildering for newbies. (And surveys show the industry is comprised of a surprising number of young people who have been in the business for only a…

  • The Ideal MRF

    April 1, 2013 by John Nicholoson

    Material recovery facilities (MRFs) — known to the public simply as recycling plants — are sometimes perceived as a cure-all for waste diversion. The vision of a shiny building where a single stream of waste enters through the front…

  • Bring Back the Pack

    April 1, 2013 by Diane Blackburn

    On March 12, the Ottawa Citizen reported that Home Depot is abandoning its stewardship program for fluorescent bulbs and used paint, citing changes in the enforcement of compliance regulations that convinced senior management these types of…

  • Regulatory Developments Across Canada

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

    Ontario revises steward fees

  • Better Recycling Policies for Jobs and Economic Opportunity

    April 1, 2013 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    A garbage truck empties its load at a Peel recycling plant in 2012. A report from the Ontario Waste Management Association says new provincial policies that dictate tough rules for garbage diversion could help create business opportunities…

  • Organic Resource Management

    April 1, 2013 by Paul van der Werf

    Organic Resource Management Inc. (ORMI) is Canada’s largest national provider of vacuum truck services for the collection, processing and recycling of food-related organic residuals, serving more than 8,000 IC&I food industry customer…

  • Zero Waste Journey

    April 1, 2013 by Claudia Marsales

    Markham’s zero-waste journey began a few years ago with the simple premise that, as one of the richest and most wasteful counties in the world, we could do better than landfill or incinerate valuable resources. It was time to get serious…