Solid Waste & Recycling

Waste Diversion

  • Toronto Cintas centre earns green honour through zero waste goals

    April 2, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The Cintas Toronto Distribution Centre (DC) has earned Canada’s second TRUE certification status from Green Business Certification Inc. Canada (GBCI Canada). The 60,000 sq.ft. Mississauga facility was awarded the honour in October 2017 for achieving its zero waste goals through innovative vendor

  • “Opinion” Paper Recycling and Organics Collection Represent Almost 70% of Canada’s Waste Diversion Efforts

    June 11, 2017 by John Mulllinder

    Paper recycling continues to dominate Canada’s waste diversion efforts, representing almost 40% of total material diversion in 2014, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. Organics followed at 30 per cent. The next largest categories, on a weight basis, were

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    Webinar: Optimizing Waste Diversion

    February 4, 2015 by Marci Housley

    We all want to reduce our waste, but how much can we really accomplish? And for large organizations (municipalities, universities, military bases, etc.) with high and visible diversion goals, how much can we accomplish WITHOUT breaking the bank? Join Alan

  • 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…

  • An Outcomes-Based Approach to EPR

    December 1, 2012 by Usman Valiante

    On October 1, 2012, Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment brought into force a seemingly innocuous regulation entitled, “Collection of Pharmaceuticals and Sharps — Responsibilities of Producers.”

  • Reality Cheque

    December 1, 2012 by Clarissa Morawski & Dan Lantz

    Single-stream recycling, now entering its second decade in Canada, seems to be gaining momentum. More and more municipalities are looking to single-stream recycling for its promise as a low cost, high-diversion solution to their waste diversion…

  • Dream MRF

    October 1, 2012 by Barbara McConnell

    The “Dream” Recycling Plant

  • Feature Waste Diversion

    Kootenay Boundary's Line in the Sand

    October 1, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    To my mind, there’s no more interesting story in the waste management business these days than developments related to British Columbia’s requirement to make industry responsible for the recycling of its printed-paper and…

  • Feature Waste Diversion

    Electronic Container Transfer

    August 1, 2012 by Belinda Junkin

    For retailers and manufacturers across the country, the bottom line often hinges on their products getting to market at the right time, and at the right cost. The actual delivering of these products, however (most often by way of trucks that…

  • 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…