Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Improving your industry news — we welcome your comments & feedback

    June 17, 2014 by David Nesseth

    Times are a-changing, but for the better. As of today, I’m taking on a more dedicated role with HAZMATMAG.COM and its sister site SOLIDWASTEMAG.COM. What does that mean for you? Well, it means better quality content and more up-to-date news, more photos, and

  • Feds go green with electronics procurement

    June 17, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers might be interested in the following news related to cost internalization in electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) procurement. Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) has made cost internalization of EPR program EHF/eco-fees for AV equipment a requirement

  • StewardEdge edges into BC multi-rez

    June 3, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    I try to never forget I’m editing a magazine on solid waste and recycling issues for the whole of Canada (and have sometimes taken flack for being too focused on Ontario, because I live there) but I have to say

  • SWANA/SWRC Reforum 2014 Conference Kicks Off

    May 8, 2014 by Paul van der Werf

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Saskatchewan Waste Recycling Council (SWRC) Reforum 2014 kicked off in Regina this morning. It has brought together 250 plus delegates and 35+ exhibitors. The delegates are largely from Saskatchewan and

  • The Metro Vancouver incineration debate heats up

    May 6, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    A recent article from the Surrey North Delta Leader is only one of many local stories published in the past week critical of Metro Vancouver’s plan to build a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant to handle up to 700,000 tonnes of residual waste

  • Mothers of Invention: Mother Parkers takes on cumulative effects, one tea serving at a time

    April 15, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    An article published April 10, 2014 by The Canadian Press addresses a matter that’s near and dear to my heart on multiple levels. The article concerns tea and coffee company Mother Parkers, which has debuted a recyclable single-use tea and

  • New extended producer responsibility study

    March 31, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought to share the article below from Recycling Today magazine, dated March 27, 2014. The article briefly describes at study from PAC NEXT and the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI). The report examines EPR programs in Canada, Europe and Australia. The report seeks to

  • The stewardship fight heats up in BC

    March 27, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    An article in the Campbell River Mirror (updated March 25) neatly sums up the showdown developing in British Columbia over complex issues related to that province’s extensive producer responsibility program for end-of-life management of packaging and printed paper. If your

  • Canada's botched EPR plans derailing US product stewardship

    March 25, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    When I first received the news release on March 24 from the National Waste & Recycling Association — a US trade organization that represents private waste services companies — I was quite shocked and somewhat appalled at the group’s strident position

  • Dim Bulbs: stewardship dispute generates more heat than light

    March 4, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    I dislike getting in between different service providers when they have a dispute, especially when I consider the parties professional colleagues and even friends. And I normally don’t consider myself qualified to say that the services of Company A are