Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Bioaerosol control strategies

    August 1, 1999 by Paul van der Werf, M.Sc.

    Based on the Composting Council of Canada’s 1998 survey, there are 344 composting facilities in the country. Many of these are small leaf and yard waste operations, but the level of composting sophist…

  • Advances in automated debagging

    August 1, 1999 by Connie Vitello

    As municipal waste management strategies evolve to incorporate more kitchen and yard organic materials, automated processing equipment is becoming more specialized. With wide acceptance of plastic bag…

  • Integrated Waste Management

    August 1, 1999 by Connie Vitello

    On March 30, 1999, Edmonton Mayor Bill Smith and Greg Muldoon, CEO of Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI), opened the new $12-million Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Edmonton, Alberta. The MRF, one …

  • The New CEPA

    August 1, 1999 by Rosalind H. Cooper, LL.B.

    The new Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) received third reading in the House of Commons on June 1, 1999. It has now proceeded to the Senate for consideration and is expected to be in…

  • Industry News (August 01, 1999)

    August 1, 1999 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    New recycling boxesFrom June 17 to the beginning of November, nine public recycling InfoBoxes are being made available to the millions of tourists who visit the Old Port of Montreal, Quebec each year….

  • Waste Stock Watch (August 01, 1999)

    August 1, 1999 by Colin Cieszynski

    North American stock markets consolidated in June and July. The Dow firmed in advance of quarterly earnings announcements and declined against news and concerns about a further U.S. interest rate incr…

  • Industry News (June 01, 1999)

    June 1, 1999 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    RCO awardsOn April 22, the Recycling Council of Ontario held the 1998 Ontario Waste Minimization Awards at the Boulevard Club in Toronto. Outstanding achievements of businesses, municipalities and ind…

  • Letters (June 01, 1999)

    June 1, 1999 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    A penny for your CottsI am struck once again by the misleading way in which beverage container deposit systems are costed. In this case, the system in Nova Scotia, as presented in the February/March i…

  • Waste Stock Watch (June 01, 1999)

    June 1, 1999 by Colin Cieszynski

    The stock market rally that began in February and March continued through April as the Dow rallied over the 11,000-point level. The market reacted somewhat in May as the U.S. Federal Reserve Board sig…

  • Reduced Legal Exposure for Landfill Operators

    June 1, 1999 by Robert G. Power, LL.B.

    Many landfills cause a variety of emissions that generate undesirable effects for surrounding property owners, such as odour, dust and noise. In Canada, it has historically been too expensive for indi…