Solid Waste & Recycling

Waste Diversion

  • Regulatory Update across Canada

    August 1, 2012 by Rosalind Cooper, L.L.B.

    Ontario HazWaste program changes

  • Compressed Natural Gas

    August 1, 2012 by Barbara McConnell

    Ten years ago, heavy equipment fleets boasted no more than a few token natural gas vehicles. But technology improvements leading to better engine performance and an abundant and predicable supply of natural gas have brought the environmental…

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    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…

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    Dim Bulbs

    August 1, 2012 by David Nesseth

    July 1, 2012 had appeared to be “E-Day” for many small British Columbia businesses caught up in logistical combat over environmental regulations. Residential rules expanded overnight to include business sectors, and suddenly light…

  • 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…

  • EPR Report Card

    August 1, 2012 by Barbara McConnell

    EPR Canada released the first of its kind report card in July benchmarking the progress Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments are making to require producers (manufacturers and brand owners) to be 100 per cent…

  • Driving Change

    June 1, 2012 by Wes Muir

    Waste Management Inc. has quietly evolved in recent years from being a traditional waste recycling and disposal company into an increasingly high-tech firm. An industry leader, the company has been making strategic investments in both Canada…

  • Zap!

    June 1, 2012 by Clarissa Morawski

    As extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs for various byproducts proliferate across Canada, government, industry and the public should be asking stewards: How well are you doing, and can you do better?