Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Feature Waste Diversion

    Le Bon Plan

    October 1, 2011 by Paul van der Werf

    The Province of Quebec has been staking out its environmental vision as it relates to waste management for a number of years. The Quebec Residual Materials Management Policy, 1998-2008 envisioned what they call a 4 R-D (reduce, re-use, recycle,…

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    Waste Initiatives across Canada

    October 1, 2011 by Rosalind Cooper

    BC organics recycling reg British Columbia’s environment ministry has proposed amendments to the Organic Matter Recycling Regulation made under the Environmental Management Act and the Public Health Act. The regulation was enacted in 2002 and…

  • Let's Make a Deal!

    August 1, 2011 by Paul van der Werf

    The Canadian composting industry has done very well marketing its high quality compost to the homeowner and horticultural market, but not as well with the agricultural sector, despite the kind of interconnectivity we have these days with the…

  • Feature Energy

    Anaerobic Digestion Comes of Age

    June 1, 2011 by Paul van der Werf

    When asked eleven years ago about new technologies for organic wastes I replied that “…Anaerobic digestion seems to be the flavour of the week. I’ll get more excited when I see that it works.” That comment was less about AD and more about the…

  • Samsara and the Circle of Life

    April 1, 2011 by Paul van der Werf

    “The gnaw of hunger descended and with it the knowledge that food is never to be taken for granted.”

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    An Organic Relationship

    February 1, 2011 by Amy Burke & Bill Shields

    With organic matter comprising 30 to 40 percent of residential waste, successful management of organics is vital to any municipal solid waste program. Accordingly, a large part of a municipal diversion strategy is identifying and gaining…

  • Waste Management launches organics technology

    December 1, 2010 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Waste Management of Orange County has opened its new Food and Organic Recycling Facility, featuring processing technology that is the first of its kind in Southern California. Located at Waste Management’s Transfer and Processing Center in…

  • Zero Waste Energy acquires compost technology

    December 1, 2010 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Zero Waste Energy, LLC (ZWE), a waste industry company specializing in recyclable commodity recovery combined with green energy production, has recently acquired the exclusive North American license for in-vessel composting (IVC) technologies,…

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    On-Site Composting for Commercial Properties and Businesses

    December 1, 2010 by Eric Windhorst

    Notwithstanding the benefits, lack of SSO processing capacity in some jurisdictions can be discouraging to the IC&I sector. For example, in Ontario several processing facilities within the province — both publicly and privately owned –…

  • The Green Energy Vortex

    December 1, 2010 by Paul van der Werf

    I was recently had the opportunity to speak about the evolution of organic waste processing in Ontario at the Canadian Waste Sector Symposium — “Waste to Resource” organized by the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA), in Toronto,…