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

  • 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…

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    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.”

  • Dream MRF

    October 1, 2012 by Barbara McConnell

    The “Dream” Recycling Plant

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    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…

  • 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…

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    Barbecue Time

    August 1, 2012 by Diane Blackburn

    When the lazy days of summer are upon us it’s time for patios, cold drinks and the requisite barbecue delicacies fresh off the grill. The social conviviality generated by an outdoor food fest has been adopted by many organizations as a…