Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Feature Research

    U of T students study Don River garbage

    August 8, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Trying to understand how much trash comes down the Don River and enters Lake Ontario

  • Feature Environment

    Earth Overshoot Day is August 1, 2018

    August 1, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The earliest date since ecological overshoot started in the early 1970s

  • Feature Collection Truck

    Volvo showcases an electric future

    July 24, 2018 by John Smith

    The global manufacturer announced that it will produce electric versions of European FL and FE models beginning in 2019, initially focusing on refuse and urban distribution applications

  • Feature Plastics

    We have no idea how much microplastic is in Australia’s soil (but it could be a lot)

    May 24, 2018 by Alisa Bryce, Alex McBratney, Budiman Minasny, Damien Field, & Stephen Cattle

    Norwegian research estimates that in Europe and North America, between 110,000 and 730,000 tonnes of microplastic are transferred to agricultural soils each year.

  • Feature Landfills

    Lethbridge studying landfill gas options

    May 7, 2018 by Mandi Parker

    Within the dark underbelly of consumerism, percolating in the bowels of the build environment disposal site, lies a potential resource. Mind you, it’s about perspective. What was once thought of as landfill flatulence, may now be considered the crown jewel of alternative energy.

  • Feature Fuel Tank

    Toronto may take from curb to fuel tank

    May 1, 2018 by Kris Hornburg

    The City of Toronto is developing renewable natural gas (RNG) infrastructure that has the potential to represent a fully closed-carbon loop that could fuel its fleet from modified biogas processed at its anaerobic digestion facilities. That means the same collection

  • Feature Uncategorized

    Unzipping polystyrene’s potential

    April 9, 2018 by David Nesseth

    “We are at the dawn of a new industrial revolution. We’ve turned from extracting from the ground for energy to using those products again. We’ve been zipping the products. Now we need to unzip them and return them to the chemical stage.”

  • Feature Uncategorized

    Saskatoon bans low-grade food plastics from Blue Bin

    April 5, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Saskatoon city council also discussed the fact that these low-grade food-related plastics were also responsible for significant amounts of contamination in the recycling bin.

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    Winnipeg leans toward Canada Fibers for new recycling deal

    April 2, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The city is working with Union Gas to cut a fuel deal and decide on an appropriate refuelling location

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    City of London mulls natural gas for waste fleet

    April 2, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The city is working with Union Gas to cut a fuel deal and decide on an appropriate refuelling location