Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Hilton lathers up: Soap recycling to expand

    October 15, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MCLEAN, Va. –The Hilton hotel chain is expanding its 10-year soap recycling program to include 5,300 properties in more than 70 countries and territories around the globe.The company made the announcement in time for Global Handwashing Day on October 15.

  • Environmental 360 Solutions buys Dufour Waste Disposal

    October 14, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Environmental 360 Solutions, Inc. (E360S) has acquired Dufour Waste Disposal Inc., which operates out of Kapuskasing and Sudbury, Ontario.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Dufour, which was established in 1964, boasts more than 70 pieces

  • News Biogas Energy

    From cow to car: Using dairy waste to power EVs

    October 11, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SAN JOSE, Calif. and VISALIA, Calif. – Bloom Energy and California Bioenergy LLC (CalBio), are collaborating to convert dairy waste into renewable electricity without combustion. CalBio’s dairy digester technology with Bloom Energy’s solid oxide fuel cell technology delivers an end-to-end

  • CNG fueling station opens in Kelowna

    October 10, 2019 by SWR Staff

    KELOWNA, BC – Natural gas-powered transportation has a new hub in British Columbia with the opening of  the first public access compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling station in Kelowna. This station expands the province’s CNG network and will help enable

  • Waste Management tops category in sustainability index

    October 9, 2019 by SWR Staff

    HOUSTON – For the second year in a row, Waste Management has been named the Sector Leader for Commercial Services, at the top of the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for North America and the World. Amid a record

  • Canada to get first biomass/gas-to-liquids facility

    October 8, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CALGARY – Expander Energy Inc. (Expander) and Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. (Vanderwell), an Alberta-based, family-owned company, will build Canada’s first commercial demonstration Biomass/Gas to Liquids facility (BGTL) in the Slave Lake area of Alberta. The plant will produce clean burning

  • SWANA calls for proposals for 2020 conference

    October 7, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) invites individuals with novel ideas, approaches and solutions for addressing the solid waste industry’s pressing issues to submit a proposal for SWANApalooza 2020, scheduled for March 23-26 in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Meal kit producer opts for plastics offsets

    October 4, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    BOULDER, Colorado – Meal kit producer Green Chef has a new plastic offset program with Vancouver-based Plastic Bank, which works towards reducing ocean plastics and providing work opportunities for people living in impoverished areas. In an effort to reduce the

  • New report focuses on fire safety

    October 3, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SILVER SPRING, Maryland – Fires in waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities are becoming a growing problem, particularly because of the increasing numbers of lithium-ion batteries in the waste stream. A new report by the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied

  • News Truck

    Garbage truck demand increasing

    October 2, 2019 by SWR Staff

    The global sales of garbage collection trucks reached 62,155 (units) in 2018, reveals a report on the garbage collection trucks market. According to the analysis by Persistence Market Research, the garbage collection trucks market is projected to grow at 4