Solid Waste & Recycling


  • News Plastics

    Walmart taps private label suppliers to reduce plastics

    February 27, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart is planning to reduce plastic waste by tapping its private label suppliers. The initiative, announced at Walmart’s annual supplier forum, is expected to affect over 30,000 SKUs. Walmart announced that it will work with its U.S.

  • Wastequip buys Amrep

    February 26, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Wastequip is acquiring Amrep, a refuse body and hoist manufacturer. A family-owned business based in Ontario, Calif. with additional facilities in Salisbury, N.C.; Phoenix, Arizona; Pacific, Washington and Sacramento, California, Amrep was founded in 1976 and has

  • News Plastics

    TOMRA talks plastics at International Recycling Congress

    February 25, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SALZBURG, Austria – TOMRA Sorting Recycling presented at the International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC 2019), sharing the company’s specialized knowledge of materials recovery from electrical and electronic waste (WEEE). With legislation prohibiting the re-use of plastics containing brominated flame retardants

  • News biogas Truck

    CNG increasingly popular for waste collection vehicles

    February 22, 2019 by SWR Staff

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – The City of Fresno, California, signed a two-year agreement with Clean Energy for renewable liquified natural gas (RLNG) to power approximately 140 refuse trucks with its Redeem brand RNG for an anticipated annual total of 1.6

  • 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