Solid Waste & Recycling


  • ERI boss applauds Basel hazardous waste ban

    January 20, 2020 by SWR Staff

    NEW YORK – John Shegerian, co-founder and executive chairman of ERI, a recycler of electronic waste and  cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, has issued a statement applauding the Basel Ban Amendment’s passage into international law. The Amendment, adopted by the Parties

  • News Safety

    Permira company buys equity stake in Lytx

    January 17, 2020 by SWR Staff

    SAN DIEGO and MENLO PARK, Calif., – A company backed by the Permira funds and co-investors have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Lytx. The transaction values Lytx, a provider of machine vision and artificial

  • Lefebvre Industri-AL perfecting dross recovery

    January 16, 2020 by SWR Staff

    BAIE-COMEAU, QC – Since 2014, Lefebvre Industri-AL’s team has been developing an innovative, non-polluting process to recover 100 percent of aluminum dross, while eliminating the production of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and use of polluting salts. In concrete terms, this process

  • Smart bins market set to boom

    January 16, 2020 by SWR Staff

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Smart waste management through the installation of smart waste bins is expected to improve the efficiency of waste collection, transportation, and recycling of waste. As sensor-enabled bins communicate the level of waste in them, they can

  • 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