Solid Waste & Recycling

Collection: Bags, Carts & Containers

  • Organics pickup starts in Red Deer

    April 10, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The City of Red Deer in Alberta is kicking off a curbside organics collection program this April, following a successful green cart pilot program that found 39% less waste binned by participating residents. City Council approved raising Red Deer utility bills by

  • Feature Waste Diversion

    In the Bag

    December 1, 2012 by Rosalind Cooper, L.L.B.

    Several months ago, the City of Toronto announced its decision to ban plastic shopping bags, commencing January 1, 2013. The decision by city council was a reaction to Mayor Rob Ford’s opposition to the five cent mandatory plastic…

  • Waste Box Indicators

    December 1, 2012 by Mike Birett

    Ontario’s Continuous Improvement Fund has funded over 450 projects ranging from million dollar MRF retrofits through to province-wide optimization studies. While many of these projects have long-term benefits, sometimes the brightest…

  • Bag to Earth

    August 1, 2012 by Maria Kelleher

    As Green Bin programs began being implemented across North America a number of years ago, communities were faced with making decisions about program design; they made certain decisions without significant information that impacted program…

  • Environment and Waste Technology in the Netherlands

    December 1, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    In the second week of October, 2011, I had the privilege of joining a dozen or so other Canadian environment and waste industry professionals on a trade mission hosted by the Kingdom of the Netherlands. On the trip -— which lasted a week…

  • Ground Hog Day

    August 1, 2011 by Darlene Hartung

    Collecting waste materials below ground has technical advantages to above-ground systems. As urban centres densify, the large-capacity and small-surface footprint of underground collection units make them a logical choice. The large capacity of…

  • Feature Waste Diversion

    Deep Collection

    June 1, 2011 by Brian Page & Lisa Thompson

    Municipalities and property owners will be interested in an alternative to the traditional stand-alone dumpster, the unsightly wooden enclosure or the (more recent) fully enclosed and roofed structure. So-called “deep-collection” for waste…

  • 2010 Ontario Waste Minimization Awards

    April 26, 2010 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Registration is now open for the 2010 Ontario Waste Minimization Awards, which will be celebrated at the annua…

  • Germany to host waste management conference

    March 15, 2010 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Professionals from the European waste management industry will have the chance to discuss important industrial…

  • Free bin program to promote recycling

    February 27, 2010 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Alcoa will provide 50,000 recycling bins to organizations and communities throughout the United States as part…