Solid Waste & Recycling


  • 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…

  • Beverage Container Stewardship

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

    Most jurisdictions in Canada support beverage container recycling and deposit-refund systems with legislation. Amendments to such legislation continue to be made in order to make the systems more effe…

  • Letters (January 01, 1999)

    January 1, 1999 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    The “plastic can”Guy Crittenden (see the October/ November issue’s editorial) and Professor Marvin Tung are correct–anyone involved with design or recycling of packaging would be unwise to ignore the…

  • Waste Stock Watch (January 01, 1999)

    January 1, 1999 by James Sbrolla

    The months of October and November have been dynamic for capital markets. As was predicted in the last issue, the U.S. Federal Reserve decreased interest rates by another quarter of a per cent and the…

  • Saskatchewan's Beverage Container Management

    January 1, 1999 by Clarissa Morawski

    Saskatchewan’s unique deposit-return program boasts one of the highest recovery rates in North America. It’s 94 per cent, and is almost entirely operated by disabled individuals.SARCAN Recycling–a su…

  • Marvelous MRF

    January 1, 1999 by Daniel Lantz, B.Sc., M.Sc.

    There’s lots of interest nowadays in increased waste diversion via wet/dry systems such as the one operated by the City of Guelph, Ontario. The diversion rate (more than 50 per cent) is attractive, bu…

  • Hauler's Page (January 01, 1999)

    January 1, 1999 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Remarkable refuse at “ReVamp” On November 7, the Recycling Council of Ontario held its fifth annual ReVamp fashion show at BCE Place in Toronto. The event is organized by the council and corporate spo…

  • In Digestion (January 01, 1999)

    January 1, 1999 by Dale Fehr

    Traditional methods for treating biodegradable wastes cannot effectively process such wastes when they contain high contaminant levels. However, a Canadian company has devised a system that successful…

  • Lightweight Boxing Match

    January 1, 1999 by Guy Crittenden

    On October 1, 1998, B.C.’s Beverage Container Stewardship Program came into effect. The regulation expands the province’s deposit-refund system to include all ready-to-drink beverages except milk, mil…