Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Federal government investing in magnesium recycling technology

    October 22, 2018 by SWR Staff

    DANVILLE, QC – The federal government is investing $12 million in Alliance Magnesium (AMI). The funding is being provided by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), which works with Canadian companies to bring clean technologies to market. Building on the success

  • Feds introduce further asbestos bans

    October 19, 2018 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – The federal government has announced the final step to prohibit asbestos and asbestos‑containing products in Canada. Asbestos was declared a human carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, in 1987. At the height

  • Ontario municipalities hampering asphalt recycling: study

    October 18, 2018 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    TORONTO – A new study finds that many municipalities in Ontario have policies that prohibit or severely limit the use of recycled asphalt and concrete in road construction and other public works. The result? Every year, millions of tonnes of

  • SRI welcomes Scott Wiggins as vice-president of EHS

    October 17, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Washington, DC – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has hired recent hiring Scott Wiggins as vice-president of environmental, health & safety. Wiggins’s responsibilities include leading ISRI’s EHS training and outreach programs, including the ISRI Safety & Environmental Council

  • CFIB offers small business owners cannabis compliance tools

    October 16, 2018 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Toronto – On the eve of cannabis legalization, small businesses are grappling with a new mess of inconsistent and uneven workplace regulations across the country. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has developed a series of educational and workplace

  • Recyclers see little change in USMCA

    October 15, 2018 by SWR Staff

    WASHINGTON, DC – Although some details of the new “U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement” (USMCA) still require additional negotiations, and the final agreement needs to go through a number of legally-required procedures in the United States (in addition to parliamentary ratification

  • Fortistar hosting landfill open house

    October 12, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Fortistar, the owner and operator of the Prince William Energy landfill gas (LFG) plant in Manassas, Virginia, will be sponsoring Prince William Recycles Day 2018. Fortistar will be hosting free tours of the landfill facility during

  • News Awards

    Emterra’s Leung wins CPIA award

    October 11, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    BURLINGTON, Ontario – The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has awarded Emmie Leung, founder and CEO of Emterra Group, the 2018 Leader of the Year. Presenting the award at a gala event in Woodbridge, Ontario, the 2017 winner, Terry Elliott,

  • GFL Environmental and Waste Industries to merge

    October 10, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    TORONTO and RALEIGH, NC – GFL Environmental Inc. and Waste Industries have entered into a definitive merger agreement in a transaction that values Waste Industries at a total enterprise value of US$2.825 billion (approximately C$3.65 billion). The transaction, which is expected to

  • Electronics Recycling Association donating in Calgary

    October 8, 2018 by SWR Staff

    CALGARY – The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) will be donating up to 50 refurbished laptops to various successful applicants, all of which are Alberta-based organizations that deliver programs and services to children and youth. The donation will be held in