Solid Waste & Recycling


  • GFL Environmental fined $300,000 for environmental violation

    December 12, 2018 by SWR Staff

    OSHAWA, Ont. – On December 10, 2018, GFL Environmental Inc. was sentenced after pleading guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice to violating federal environmental legislation. The company was fined $300,000, which will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund. After

  • News Landfills

    Meridian Waste buys two Tennessee landfills

    December 11, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, announced its acquisition of two landfills located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Meridian Waste enters Knoxville, one of the fastest developing mid-tiered cities in the U.S., with the acquisition of

  • Romans staying indoors as waste burns

    December 11, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Roman authorities have urged residents to stay indoors after a blaze at a waste treatment plant in the Italian capital. Media reports say that TMB waste management facility in the city’s northeast has been completely engulfed by the fire. A

  • News Recycling

    Platform developed for ship recycling data

    December 10, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    Oslo, Norway – The Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative’s (SRTI) has launched an online platform for sharing information on shipping companies’ recycling policies and practices. Shipowners will use the SRTI online platform to share information on their approaches to ship recycling

  • CHAR commissions biocarbon facility

    December 7, 2018 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – CHAR Technologies Ltd. has commissioned its biocarbon production facility in Mississauga, Ontario. CHAR creates two types of biocarbon, an activated charcoal “SulfaCHAR” and a solid biofuel (bio-coal) “CleanFyre.”  At full capacity, the facility will be capable of producing

  • Halifax to install sideguards on collection trucks

    December 6, 2018 by SWR Staff

    HALIFAX – The Halifax city council has approved the cost of buying sideguards for its garbage trucks. The Halifax Chronicle Herald reported that councillors unanimously approved the sideguards that protect pedestrians from sliding underneath waste collection trucks. They disagreed, however,

  • Nick Doyle joins TOMRA

    December 5, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    LOS ANGELES – Nick Doyle has joined the TOMRA team as sales manager, West Coast North America. In this newly created position that expands sales and customer support of TOMRA’s equipment to waste and plastics recycling operations, Doyle will consult

  • Coast Waste Management Association seeking new executive director

    December 4, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The Coast Waste Management Association (CWMA) is seeking an energetic and engaged Executive Director to lead the organization. Based on Vancouver Island, an area known for its outstanding natural beauty and recreation opportunities, the CWMA fosters environmental leadership and best

  • Nespresso adopts responsibly sourced aluminum for pods

    December 3, 2018 by SWR Staff

    MONTREAL – Nespresso will become the first company to use responsibly-sourced aluminum, supplied by Rio Tinto, to produce its coffee capsules. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together with Nespresso’s capsule manufacturers to fulfill a

  • Federal and provincial governments agree on waste reduction strategy

    November 30, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    OTTAWA – Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial environment ministers have agreed to push forward on a Canada-wide zero-plastic-waste strategy. The strategy outlines a vision to keep plastics in the economy and out of the environment through solutions to better prevent,