Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Dow employees and friends cleaning up plastic waste

    December 24, 2018 by SWR Staff

    MIDLAND, Michigan – Employees, families, friends and customers of The Dow Chemical Company are collaborating with local organizations across the world and Ocean Conservancy to take part in beach and waterway cleanups at more than 50 locations across the globe

  • Pinchin LeBlanc Environmental Ltd. merging with Pinchin Ltd.

    December 21, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Pinchin Ltd. is merging with its Atlantic platform, Pinchin LeBlanc Environmental Ltd., effective January 1, 2019.  The merged company will operate as Pinchin Ltd. Pinchin LeBlanc has been a part of the Pinchin Group of Companies since

  • B.C. releases asbestos handling recommendations

    December 20, 2018 by SWR Staff

    VICTORIA – The B.C. government has released a report that includes a wide range of draft recommendations on ways to reduce exposure to asbestos, to protect workers, homeowners, the public and the environment from the dangers of asbestos. Asbestos poses

  • McKenna signs environment chapter of trade agreement

    December 19, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    OTTAWA – Canada’s minister of environment and climate change, Catherine McKenna, signed the new Agreement on Environmental Cooperation among the governments of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. This environmental cooperation agreement complements the environment chapter of the recently signed

  • Lystek to manage biosolids for City of Guelph

    December 18, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Cambridge, Ont. – Cambridge, Ontario-based Lystek International has signed a long-term contract with the city of Guelph, Ontario to manage its biosolids. The contract extends an already long relationship between Guelph and Lystek, which demonstrated and commercialized a low temperature

  • Waste Connections buys American Disposal Services

    December 17, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    TORONTO – Waste Connections, Inc. has acquired American Disposal Services, Inc. and certain affiliates (together, American), one of the largest privately owned solid waste collection and recycling businesses in the Mid-Atlantic. American has total annualized revenues of approximately US$175 million

  • News Recycling

    PEI selects Call2Recycle for battery collection

    December 14, 2018 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    TORONTO – Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. has been approved by the Prince Edward Island Department of Communities, Land and Environment as a regulated battery stewardship program to collect and recycle consumer batteries. Its five-year, all-battery consumer collection and recycling plan will be

  • Anaergia begins construction on bioenergy plant in California

    December 13, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    CARLSBAD, California – Burlington, Ontario-based Anaergia, Inc. has begun construction on the Rialto Bioenergy Facility (RBF). The RBF will help address two pressing waste management issues in Southern California: food waste diversion from landfills and biosolids management. The RBF will

  • 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