Solid Waste & Recycling

Environmental Law

  • Feature Environment

    New Standards and Guidelines

    December 1, 2012 by Paul van der Werf

    It was not with mixed emotions that I received my copies of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment’s new composting standards and guideline.

  • A Standard Waste Audit Method

    August 1, 2012 by Jessica Wilkinson

    In February, Solid Waste & Recycling wrote about a new waste diversion certification program recently introduced by the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) called 3RCertified. As 3RCertified rolls out to the industrial, commercial and…

  • Regulatory Update across Canada

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

    Ontario HazWaste program changes

  • Efforts in Futility?

    June 1, 2012 by Peter Hargreave

    Almost two years ago, the “eco fee fiasco” broke in Ontario over fees charged for end-of-life management of household hazardous and special waste products and containers. With the fiasco dissolved any movement toward reforming the…

  • Feature Environment

    Broken Telephone

    April 1, 2012 by Rosalind Cooper

    A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has considered the issue of cleanup requirements in the context of insolvency proceedings. In the decision of Nortel Networks Corporation (Re), the court confirmed that the Ministry of…

  • Feature Environment


    February 1, 2012 by Rosalind Cooper

    The Supreme Court of Canada has heard argument and reserved its decision in a case involving an insolvent company that has been ordered by the government to clean up historic contamination at certain former properties. The decision is expected…

  • Bobby Waxman Sentenced to Jail

    December 1, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    In March 11, 2011, a jury convicted well-known scrap dealer Robert “Bobby” Waxman, 56, on four counts of fraud over $5,000 and two counts of theft over $5,000. On October 20, 2011, in a Hamilton, Ontario courtroom, Superior Court Justice J….

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    Non-tariff trade barriers

    December 1, 2011 by Aaron Atcheson

    The CleanTech sector is being built on efforts to reduce the carbon intensity of modern society. As governments around the world support this sector, many are concentrating efforts on developing a CleanTech manufacturing base. While green job…

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    TerraCycle helps schools, non-profits

    February 1, 2011 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    TerraCycle, Inc., a leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable post-consumer waste, has collected over 500,000 post-consumer wrappers from over 3,000 schools and non-profits in Canada through a partnership with Kraft Foods. The…

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    Waste Initiatives across Canada (February 01, 2011)

    February 1, 2011 by Rosalind Cooper, LL.B

    Alberta tire program expandsAlberta Environment and Alberta Recycling announced that the tire recycling program in the province will be expanded to include a disposal surcharge for industrial and off-road tires. Industrial/off-road tires are…