Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Environmental 360 Solutions Inc launches with acquisition

    November 21, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    TORONTO – Newly launched environmental waste management company, Environmental 360 Solutions Inc. (E360S), has acquired Can Pak Environmental Inc. Can Pak Environmental is a central Alberta-based family-operated business serving residential, commercial and industrial properties, The company was purchased from Mark

  • David Heurtel joins Fasken in Montreal

    November 20, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    MONTRÉAL –  David Heurtel will be joining the Environmental Law, Energy and Climate Change Practice Group in Fasken’s Montréal office. Heurtel served as Quebec minister of sustainable development, environment, and fight against climate change and more recently as minister of

  • Vancouver renewable fuel target to include refuse vehicles

    November 19, 2018 by SWR Staff

    VANCOUVER – The City of Vancouver has taken a step towards achieving its goal of using 100 per cent renewable energy sources by entering into a new fuel contract with Suncor. With this new contract, all of the city’s diesel

  • Sims Metal Management reveals sustainability plans

    November 16, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    NEW YORK – Metal and electronics recycler Sims Metal Management has published its latest Sustainability Report, “One Sims Many Faces.” It details the company’s environmental, social and corporate governance achievements throughout fiscal year 2018 (FY18) and the progress toward its

  • GFL completes merger with Waste Industries

    November 15, 2018 by SWR Staff

    VAUGHAN, Ont. –  GFL Environmental Inc. has completed the previously announced merger with Waste Industries, which had an enterprise value of US$2.825 billion. As a result of the merger, GFL now has a workforce of more than 9,000 employees and

  • Feds fund sawmill that will utilize biomass

    November 14, 2018 by SWR Staff

    CHAPAIS, QC – The federal government is investing $15-million to help Granule 777 Inc. build the first fully integrated industrial wood pellet and sawmill complex in Canada. The government is also making a repayable contribution of $5 million to enable

  • Dumpster monitoring technology chosen to reduce organics contamination

    November 13, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. – The Alameda County Waste Management Authority ( has been awarded a $263,000 grant by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to work with Livermore Sanitation, Inc. (LSI) and use Compology’s automated, camera-based dumpster monitoring technology

  • Italian companies combine to expand recycling opportunities

    November 9, 2018 by SWR Staff

    GENOA, ITALY – Logistics costs and low added-value of waste have created a scattered market in Italy, with more than 600 private companies, which rarely exceed a collection scope of 60 km. The small companies struggle to achieve appreciable scale

  • News Recycling

    Lithium-ion recycling gets cash boost

    November 8, 2018 by SWR Staff

    MONTREAL – The Lithion Recycling project consortium, of which Seneca is part of, has received a $3.8 million funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). Lithion Recycling Inc. will enable the recycling of all types of lithium-ion batteries (LiBs), essential

  • Shipping container explosion linked to recycling facility

    November 7, 2018 by SWR Staff

    LOS ANGELES – On October 30, 2018 an export bound shipping container exploded inside a marine terminal storage area at the Port of Los Angeles. The Port has issued a statement saying that preliminary analysis by the Los Angeles Port