Solid Waste & Recycling


  • McMaster researchers make tire recycling breakthrough

    January 15, 2020 by Michelle Donovan

    HAMILTON, Ontario – A team of chemists at McMaster University has discovered an innovative way to break down and dissolve the rubber used in automobile tires, a process which could lead to new recycling methods that have so far proven

  • News Baler

    BaleForce will distribute for American Baler Company in Canada

    January 14, 2020 by SWR Staff

    BELLEVUE, Ohio – American Baler Company has announced that BaleForce Recycling Equipment of Milton, Ontario, will sell and support American Baler Company products. BaleForce will supply baler sales, parts, service and repair. BaleForce Recycling Equipment was founded in 2004 and

  • GFL buys American Waste

    January 13, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO and KALKASKA, Michigan – GFL Environmental Inc. and American Waste have entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition by GFL of American Waste’s solid and liquid waste businesses in Michigan and Pennsylvania. The closing of the transaction is

  • Wastequip makes CEO Marty Bryant board chair

    January 10, 2020 by SWR Staff

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. –Wastequip has appointed Marty Bryant as chairman of its board of directors. Bryant has served as Wastequip’s CEO since 2012 and has been a member of its board of directors since that time. His career spans all facets

  • App allows ‘citizen scientists’ to track plastic waste

    January 9, 2020 by SWR Staff

    NEW YORK – Morgan Stanley, National Geographic Society and the University of Georgia College of Engineering have partnered to support the Marine Debris Tracker (Debris Tracker). The Debris Tracker is a mobile app that allows individuals to log plastic pollution,

  • Paul Kirsch appointed CEO of e-recycler

    January 8, 2020 by SWR Staff

    NEW YORK – Paul Kirsch has joined e-recycler and data disposal company 4THBIN as CEO. Kirsch was most recently president of Chemours’s US$2.7 billion-per-year fluorochemical operation. He also previously held positions as vice-president at XM Satellite Radio, vice president at

  • Mississauga company ships recovered battery metals

    January 7, 2020 by SWR Staff

    MISSISSAUGA –In December 2019 Li-Cycle Corp., a Mississauga, Ontario-based lithium-ion battery resource recovery company, completed its first shipment of commercially recycled battery material, containing energy metals concentrate. The shipped product was processed at Li-Cycle’s facility and contained key metals –

  • News Plastics

    Consolidated Container rebrands Canadian companies

    January 6, 2020 by SWR Staff

    ATLANTA – On January 1, 2020, Altium Packaging Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Container Company (CCC), rebranded all of its Canadian subsidiaries – Plastique Micron (PMI), IMBC Blowmolding 2014 and Action Plastic Products – under the name Altium

  • Audi EV battery recycling trials succeed

    January 2, 2020 by SWR Staff

    German car manufacturer Audi and its partner materials expert Umicore have been able to recover more than 90 percent of the cobalt and nickel in the high-voltage batteries of Audi’s e-tron vehicle. The partners will next cooperate on developing a

  • Schwarzkopf packaging to join TerraCycle program in U.S.

    January 1, 2020 by SWR Staff

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Henkel has partnered with TerraCycle to launch free Schwarzkopf Recycling Program in the United States. The program, which is slated to begin January 1, 2020, will allow U.S. consumers to recycle all Schwarzkopf retail hair care, colour