Solid Waste & Recycling


  • St. Albert

    October 1, 1998 by Len Douziech

    St. Albert, an Edmonton, Alberta suburb with a population of 50,000, has been on the forefront for two years with the first full user-pay system in Western Canada.On July 1, 1996 a variable rate volum…

  • Important Features of Fork-Lift Truck Scales

    October 1, 1998 by David M. Smith

    Good quality fork-lift truck scales can benefit an operation by increasing inventory control, saving time and valuable floor space, and enhancing quality control. When choosing a forklift truck scale,…

  • The NaPP Deception

    October 1, 1998 by Colin Isaacs

    European countries and their consumer product industries have spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the past few years on programs such as Germany’s Duales System to achieve substantial reduction…

  • Low Cost for New Brunswick Beverage Container Management

    October 1, 1998 by Clarissa Morawski

    The August/September issue of Solid Waste & Recycling magazine explored the surprisingly low cost of beverage container recovery in Alberta’s deposit-refund system. Producer responsibility for beverag…

  • Six Degrees of Separation

    October 1, 1998 by Christine Smith, Kevin Towers, and Jason Tower

    Maximizing waste diversion in multi-unit buildings poses a great challenge for municipalities. Inconvenience has been a major impediment to increased participation rates. The presence of a garbage chu…

  • Hauler's Page (October 01, 1998)

    October 1, 1998 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    B.C. polycoat exemption On September 9, the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands, and Parks announced that industry has a one-year extension to implement a plan for polycoat recycling (e.g….

  • Waste Stock Watch (October 01, 1998)

    October 1, 1998 by James Sbrolla

    Shortly after the release of the August/September issue of this magazine, the Bank of Canada raised interest rates by one per cent (as was discussed in this column). It had an immediate impact on inte…

  • Incineration in Canada

    October 1, 1998 by Richard Gilbert

    About eight per cent of municipal waste in Canada is incinerated, one of the lowest proportions among developed countries. In comparison, percentages for other developed countries include: 59 per cent…

  • EXHIBITORS (AS OF JULY 31, 1998)

    September 1, 1998 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    1998 RCO CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW OCTOBER 6-8, 1998A -1 Products241 Clarence StBrampton Ontario L6W 4P2tel: 905-451-4800 fax: 905-451-9977Cathy Tedesco, Sales RepresentativeBOOTH #415Recycling contai…

  • New CPRA board chair

    September 1, 1998 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    The Canadian Polystyrene Recycling Association (CPRA) has re-elected Maurice Panchyshyn as chair of its board of directors. Panchyshyn has been involved in the packaging industry since 1959. The CPRA …