Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Construction Waste Recycling – Start today for a Sound Environment Tomorrow

    January 23, 2015 by Eric Lessard

    California is witnessing a rapid reduction in the available landfill space due to the significant increase in the debris generated by the construction industry. As building materials account for about 50 % of the solid waste generated worldwide, governments worldwide

  • Halifax raising height of Otter Lake Landfill

    December 9, 2014 by SWR Staff

    Also on the table is a city proposal to allow the export of commercial and institutional waste to facilities outside Halifax

  • Tax Attack!

    August 1, 2012 by Rob Cook

    The economics of waste disposal in Ontario are shifting through significant increases in municipal taxes for private companies and payments in lieu of taxes for upper tier municipalities. The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is…

  • Waste Elimination Opportunities

    August 1, 2012 by John Nicholson

    I am frequently asked about what will be the next big thing in the waste industry. My common response is… everything! More municipal and industrial recycling, more companies finding new ways of making things from residuals, more…

  • Environment and Energy Complex

    October 1, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    With construction underway at its landfill-gas-to-energy facility near Drummondville, Quebec, Waste Management (is embarked on building a state-of-the-art complex dedicated to extracting value from waste.

  • Feature Waste Diversion

    Oh Michigan!

    August 1, 2011 by Chaz Miller

    It’s back! Just when you thought sanity was again reigning in Washington, America is worried about Canadian trash. (OK, I’m kidding about sanity and Washington, D.C., as anyone following the debate on our debt limit and budget knows.) In spite…

  • Feature Energy

    Landfill Gas Checklist

    June 1, 2011 by Jeffrey Karp & Stephen Batiste

    The potential benefits of developing landfill gas-to-energy (LFGE) projects are substantial, and should be A-list priorities for cash-strapped municipalities seeking new and creative sources of revenue. These projects turn greenhouse gas into…

  • Waste Land

    December 1, 2010 by Guy Crittenden

    I recommend the documentary Waste Land to anyone interested in waste management or environment and poverty issues in the Third World.The film — co-directed by Karen Harley and Joao Jardim, and photographed by Dudu Miranda — revolves around…

  • The Bioreactor Strategy

    December 1, 2010 by Shelley Wilkinson

    Most jurisdictions in Ontario currently manage their solid waste with the goal of diverting as much from landfill as possible. In some cases this approach is driven by targets such as a certain percentage by a set date. For instance, Ontario…

  • Ontario Conservative MPP questions new WDO legislation

    June 7, 2010 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    A pledge to introduce new Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) legislation and make up for an embarrassing failure to…