Solid Waste & Recycling

Waste Disposal, Treatment

  • Cage Match: NSWMA vs. SWANA

    April 1, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    A fight based on strongly-worded news releases erupted in March between the US-based National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), organizations that represent, respectively, the…

  • OWMA 2011 Annual General Meeting

    April 1, 2011 by Rob Cook

    On March 2, 2011 over 150 Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) members and guests attended the OWMA annual conference and meeting in Toronto. The annual conference program contained information sessions, keynote speakers, networking…

  • On the Farm

    April 1, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    It used to be that waste generated on farms across Canada was simply burned or accumulated in landfill sites.

  • Waste Initiatives across Canada (April 01, 2011)

    April 1, 2011 by Rosalind Cooper

    B.C. small appliance program

  • ST-100 shredder

    February 1, 2011 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Shred-Tech, providers of heavy-duty shredders to the waste and recycling industry, introduce what the company describes as a revolutionary design in its redesigned ST-100.This model offers cutting chamber sizes of 60.5 x 32 inches and 45 x 32…

  • Ontario Waste Management Association Update

    February 1, 2011 by Rob Cook

    The Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) represents leading companies and public organizations in the waste management sector. OWMA is “the voice of the waste sector” and strives to enhance the professionalism and stature of the waste…

  • Waste Industry Outlook

    February 1, 2011 by John Nicholson

    According the recent information released by Statistics Canada, waste management in Canada is a $5.6 billion industry. Waste Management Survey: Business and Government Sectors – 2008 (StatsCan, 2010) paints a rosy picture for the waste industry…

  • Canadian Waste Sector Symposium

    December 1, 2010 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    November 1-3, 2010 the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) presented the First Annual Canadian Waste Sector Symposium (CWSS). The event drew support from OWMA members, and the Ministry of Environment (federal and Ontario). In attendance…

  • Sharps

    December 1, 2010 by Dr. Burton Kunik

    The treatment and disposal of used healthcare materials and medical waste is a major environmental concern. If sent to landfills, such waste could worsen leaching problems and further strain capacity. Yet the generation of medical waste creates…

  • Yolo County

    December 1, 2010 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Nearly two years into a state-funded grant project, Yolo County shows promising results from its pilot project to collect “sharps” from Yolo residents. The county was awarded $213,000 from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery…