Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Waste Connections CEO takes leave of absence

    February 21, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    TORONTO – Waste Connections, Inc. has announced that Ronald J. Mittelstaedt, chairman and CEO, will take a temporary leave of absence to address health matters affecting him and his family. Until Mr. Mittelstaedt’s return, Worthing F. Jackman, the company’s president,

  • News Event

    Free screening of “Closing the Loop”

    February 20, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Toronto’s Solid Waste Management Services department is hosting a free-to-attend public screening of the first ever feature length documentary on circular economy, “Closing The Loop.” The City of Toronto is joining 48 other jurisdictions participating in a global

  • Vancouver awards street cleaning grants

    February 19, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    VANCOUVER – Vancouver City Council has approved funding for seven local non-profit organizations as part of the City’s annual Street Cleaning Grant Program. For the last 20 years, the Street Cleaning Grant Program has provided funding to non-profit organizations for

  • News biogas

    Biomass research cluster lands federal funding

    February 18, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MONTREAL – The federal government will spend up to $7 million on the Biomass Cluster under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The Cluster, led by the BioFuelNet Canada Network, will include an additional $3.1 million in contributions from industry, for a

  • Reusable Packaging Association elects new board

    February 15, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TAMPA, Fla. – The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) started 2019 with changes to the executive team and new additions to the Board of Directors. After serving a two-year term as chairman of the board, Norm Kukuk, executive vice-president and general

  • News Plastics

    Competition launched to tackle plastic waste

    February 14, 2019 by SWR Staff

    LONDON and WASHINGTON – National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures have launched a global search for innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s single-use plastic problem. The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, a one-year competition, will focus on three strategic ways

  • KOBELCO USA expands dealer network in Canada

    February 13, 2019 by SWR Staff

    KATY, Tex. – KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA continues to expand representation in the North America market by adding Abi-Quip, Conaker Equipment, and Les Equipments Pinso Ltee to its growing dealer network. “We’re dedicated to providing customers with the value of

  • Canadians recycle batteries in record numbers

    February 12, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Canadians recycled more than 2.7 million kilograms of household batteries in 2018, an increase of three per cent over 2017 and a record for the organization. “Thanks to provincial regulations and partnerships with our collection network, including retailers

  • IBM to reveal new plastic recycling technology: Webinar

    February 11, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SAN FRANCISCO – IBM researchers have created a new technology called VolCat, a catalytic chemical process that can turn PET, a type of plastic commonly used in food packaging and polyester clothing, into a renewable resource. The cost-effective and sustainable

  • Two new hires for TOMRA

    February 8, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SHELTON, Conn. – Sean Hyacinth has been added as a field service engineer for TOMRA optical sorting equipment, and Kevin Javier Montalvo assumes the newly created position of customer project manager, recycling. Both team members will work directly with TOMRA