Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Air Canada sponsors shoreline cleanup

    October 1, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MONTREAL – More than 345 volunteers including Air Canada employees took part in the first Air Canada-sponsored public cleanup in Canada on Sept. 22 at British Columbia’s Garry Point Park. In the span of a few hours, volunteers removed from the

  • Alliance formed to promote waste industry health and safety

    September 30, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA), and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have signed an alliance agreement to provide SWANA members, NWRA

  • Barry re-elected as NRC chair

    September 27, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Des Moines, Iowa – The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) recently announced their 2019-2020 board of directors. Mick Barry, Mid America Recycling President, was re-elected NRC Chair during the first board meeting. Barry has been actively involved in the recycling industry

  • Canada scores eighth worst in OECD waste index

    September 26, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BERLIN, Germany – In a weighted score across a number of waste management indicators, Canada has ranked eighth worst out of the 36 countries within the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The Global Waste Index ranks countries according

  • Trash can takes itself to the curb

    September 25, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MINNEAPOLIS – Smart home company Rezzi has been selected as the latest Cool Idea Award winner for innovation in automated consumer electronics technology. The award is presented by digital manufacturing specialist Protolabs. Each year, the program awards an aggregate of

  • E-waste veteran takes over total Reclaim

    September 24, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SEATTLE – Total Reclaim has appointed Bobby Farris as CEO. Total Reclaim was founded in 1991 to provide recycling solutions for regulated waste materials, such as refrigerants, light bulbs, computers and batteries. Farris most recently served as a general manager

  • UK study shows microplastics in drinking water

    September 23, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SURREY, UK – Plastics in our waste streams are breaking down into tiny particles, causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic systems, according to new research from the University of Surrey and Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials.

  • American Zinc Recycling to restart facility in early 2020

    September 20, 2019 by SWR Staff

    PITTSBURGH – American Zinc Recycling LLC (AZR) has updated the repair and restart status of its Rutherford County, North Carolina zinc refining facility owned by its subsidiary American Zinc Recycling Corp. (AZR Corp.). The rebuilding project is proceeding according to

  • Waste Management rolls out natural gas trucks in London 

    September 18, 2019 by James Menzies

    LONDON, Ont. – Waste Management is deploying natural gas-fueled refuse trucks on its London, Ont., routes.  The company invited local dignitaries and members of the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its London facility on Sept. 13, where it highlighted

  • GFL buys Windsor Disposal Services

    September 17, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – GFL Environmental Inc. has acquired the Windsor Disposal Services group of companies (WDS). Founded in 1986, WDS is a provider of solid waste management solutions in the City of Windsor, Ontario, and surrounding communities, serving residential, commercial, industrial