Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Mack unveils electric-powered waste truck

    May 15, 2019 by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mack Trucks showcased its LR battery-electric refuse truck at WasteExpo. The demonstration model will begin real-world testing next year with the New York City Department of Sanitation. Mack’s electric LR refuse truck. “The Mack LR BEV

  • Amrep and BYD partner on electric automated side-loader

    May 14, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Amrep, a Wastequip brand, recently partnered with leading commercial electric vehicle manufacturer, BYD (Build Your Dreams) to develop and deliver the waste industry’s first-ever commercially sold all-electric refuse truck in residential refuse operation. The Class 8R automated

  • News Legal

    Global plastic waste framework legalized

    May 13, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Geneva – More than 185 governments – including Canada, but not the United States – this week amended the Basel Convention to include plastic waste in a legally-binding framework which will make global trade in plastic waste more transparent and

  • Sleeman Breweries Canada’s first to achieve 3RCertified gold

    May 8, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Guelph, Ont. – Sleeman Breweries’s Guelph, Ontario, facility is Canada’s first brewery to achieve 3RCertified status. Established in 2012, 3RCertified is a voluntary program originally funded by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks that evaluates how organizations

  • News Milestones

    Wastequip celebrates 30 years at WasteExpo

    May 7, 2019 by SWR Staff

    LAS VEGAS – Wastequip is kicking off its 30th anniversary celebration at WasteExpo today at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  The company will also mark this industry milestone with a series of internal and external events throughout the year. Show

  • News Plastics

    National plastics action centre launched

    May 6, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – The Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO), with funding from Walmart Canada, has launched the Plastic Action Centre, a national resource that offers a full view of plastic waste in every corner of the country. The Plastic Action Centre

  • Lowe’s Canada recognized for battery recycling

    May 3, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec – Lowe’s Canada has been named a 2018 Leader in Sustainability by Call2Recycle Canada, Canada’s national consumer battery collection and recycling program. The annual Leader in Sustainability Awards recognize organizations for their environmental commitment and collection of the

  • News Legal

    Environmental groups ask for wipes investigation

    May 1, 2019 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – Friends of the Earth Canada, represented by Ecojustice, has filed an application seeking an investigation by the Competition Bureau into false and misleading claims made by the manufacturers of 23 so-called flushable wipes and other single-use products. The

  • Municipal solid waste market to grow three per cent

    April 30, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    LONDON, UK – The global municipal solid waste (MSW) management market is expected to post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of close to three per cent during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio.

  • Solid waste worker fatalities up in 2018

    April 29, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Silver Spring, MD – At least 59 solid waste industry workers died on the job in 2018 in the United States and Canada, according to the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), an increase of 19 fatalities from the previous