Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Milestone Environmental Services breaks ground on oilfield waste landfill

    June 14, 2019 by SWR Staff

    HOUSTON & MIDLAND, Texas – Milestone Environmental Services (Milestone) has begun construction of a U.S. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)-exempt oilfield waste landfill in Orla, Texas. The facility, which was permitted in March, will have capacity for approximately six

  • Walmart rolls out sustainability initiatives

    June 12, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart as unveiled a number of new sustainability initiatives as part of its Project Gigaton platform in which the company is working with suppliers to avoid one billion tonnes – a gigatonne – of emissions from global

  • Terrapure buys RSR Environnement

    June 11, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BURLINGTON, ONT. – Terrapure Environmental has acquired RSR Environnement of Vercheres, Quebec. The purchase includes vehicles and equipment, as well as RSR’s employees and existing customer relationships. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. RSR has a well-established field services

  • Canada banning single-use plastics

    June 10, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MONT-SAINT-HILAIRE, QC – The federal government today announced it will ban single-use plastics such as bags, cutlery and straws by 2021. In addition, the government will initiate measures to create a producer responsibility system across the country. In a statement,

  • AMP hires Brent Hildebrand

    June 7, 2019 by SWR Staff

    DENVER – AMP Robotics Corp., a pioneer in artificial intelligence and robotics for the recycling industry, has hired industry veteran Brent Hildebrand as managing director of enterprise sales. In this role, he is responsible for sales and business development into

  • Canada to host Circular Economy Forum in 2020

    June 6, 2019 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – Canada will host the 2020 World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF2020), in partnership with Finnish Innovation Fund, Sitra. Created in 2017, the World Circular Economy Forum is the global initiative of Finland and the Finnish Innovation Fund, Sitra. The

  • Saint John metal recycler permitted to continue operations

    June 5, 2019 by SWR Staff

    FREDERICTON – American Iron & Metal in Saint John received approval to operate for six months, starting June 1, after residents near the plant complained about noise, air pollution and runoff. “We are listening to the concerns of Saint John

  • Lion Electric launches fully electric collection vehicle

    June 4, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MONTREAL –  The Lion Electric Co. (Lion) and Boivin Évolution (BEV) have unveiled the world’s first Class 8 truck with a powertrain and automated collection hopper that are 100 percent electric. For the first time, a zero-emission truck with a

  • WM rolls out green fleet in Seattle

    June 3, 2019 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    SEATTLE – The city of Seattle is rolling out its new green fleet of recycling, compost and garbage trucks. The fleet includes 101 Waste Management vehicles powered by either renewable natural gas – gas from garbage – or by electricity.

  • Toro offers plastic drip tape recycling

    May 31, 2019 by SWR Staff

    EL CAJON, Calif. – Toro has introduced a new exclusive drip tape recycling service in California. The on-farm pick-up service is now available to all Toro growers with qualifying Toro drip tape purchases. The service is offered in partnership with