Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Hamilton, Ontario, collection workers back on the job

    March 25, 2020 by SWR Staff

    HAMILTON, Ontario – Solid waste collection workers on Hamilton, Ontario refused work on Monday, citing concerns over their safety during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a report by the Hamilton Spectator, the unionized workers were concerned about being exposed to

  • Ontario says waste services are essential

    March 24, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO  – The Ontario government’s shutdown of non-essential services to curb COVID19 spread does NOT includes waste management. The Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) highlights the following business areas related to waste management that are deemed essential: Utilities, and Businesses

  • Portuguese company buys Strongco

    March 20, 2020 by SWR Staff

    PORTO, Portugal – Nors, S.A. has completed the acquisition of Strongco Corporation. Strongco sells, rents and services equipment used in diverse sectors such as construction, infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, utilities, municipalities, waste management and forestry. It has approximately 500

  • Charah Solutions wins fly ash contract at three power plants

    March 19, 2020 by SWR Staff

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky  – Charah Solutions, Inc. was awarded a large-scale, multi-year ash marketing and landfill operations contract for utility companies owned by Entergy Corporation at three plants in Arkansas and Louisiana. Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company engaged primarily in

  • Ontario puts alcohol container returns on hold

    March 18, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Ontario’s Beer Store is pausing recycling until March 31. The Beer Store will not accept empty containers at any of its retail stores across the province, effective March 19, through to March 31. Deposits will be fully honoured

  • Liberty Tire Recycling buys Lakin Tire

    March 17, 2020 by SWR Staff

    PITTSBURGH – Liberty Tire Recycling has acquired Lakin Tire, with support from its majority equity sponsor The Carlyle Group. Lakin, headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California, and with operations focused throughout the Western United States and the Northeast, is one

  • Sanexen wins funding for fine residues recycling

    March 16, 2020 by SWR Staff

    MONTREAL – Sanexen Environmental Services Inc.has received financial support from Recyc-Quebec for a project to recycle and reclaim gypsum residues and fine residues from the CRD (construction, renovation and demolition) sector. As the Quebec Residual Materials Management Policy calls for

  • COVID-19 hits waste shows

    March 13, 2020 by SWR Staff

    In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic SWANApalooza has been cancelled and WasteExpo rescheduled from May to August 2020. The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) says it has been closely monitoring and evaluating the spread of coronavirus and

  • Indiana’s biggest RNG plant now open

    March 12, 2020 by SWR Staff

    INDIANAPOLIS – The largest renewable natural gas (RNG) plant in Indiana opens today. The Indy High BTU plant at the Indianapolis South Side Landfill will convert methane gas into approximately eight million gallons of pipeline-quality  each year. “This is an

  • Brightmark partners with three dairy farms

    March 12, 2020 by Emily Atkins

    SAN FRANCISCO – Brightmark, a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, has partnered with three Western Michigan farms on the latest in a series of biogas projects the company has launched over the past two years. The Michigan farmers