Solid Waste & Recycling


  • News Recycling

    Ottawa adds pics to struggling park recycling pilot

    May 15, 2018 by SWR Staff

    After a less than successful city park recycling pilot project in summer 2017, the City of Ottawa is modifying the same recycling pilot project to include pictorial signage for summer 2018. According to April 24 correspondence with Ottawa’s Environment and

  • News Recycling

    Recycling comes to Medicine Hat

    May 10, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Recycling is finally coming to the Alberta City of Medicine Hat, as the city, in partnership with Can Pak Environmental, begins the process of rolling out some 23,000 blue recycling carts to residents over the next seven weeks. The net

  • Blog Recycling

    Reduce contaminated recycling with tips from Republic

    April 18, 2018 by Republic Services

      In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Republic Services Inc. encourages their employees and the communities they serve to commit to taking their recycling habits to the next level with #1MORE act of environmental responsibility to reduce contamination

  • Blog Recycling

    Five Earth Day tips from TerraCycle

    April 18, 2018 by TerraCycle

    With Earth Day right around the corner, thoughts turn to how to save the planet and reduce our collective negative impact on the environment. While that sounds like a monumental task, TerraCycle, the company that specializes in recycling-the-unrecyclable, has five

  • News Recycling

    Nespresso joins BC in recycling coffee pods

    March 27, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Nespresso, in partnership with Recycle BC, has launched its Green Bag pilot project in Vancouver to make it easier for people to recycle the popular coffee pods.   As of March 2018, City of Vancouver residents can put their used

  • Ontario’s child car seats get drop-off expansion for recycling

    March 12, 2018 by SWR Staff

        The groups estimate that every year an estimated quarter of a million child car seats end up in landfills in Ontario. One less seat, one world to keep, is the new tagline for a partnership between Green Propeller Recycling and

  • Terracycle Wins Award from United Nations

    October 15, 2017 by SWR Staff

    TerraCycle, the global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle waste has been named a winner of a United Nations Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity award. The recognition is for the initiative announced earlier this year with TerraCycle, Procter & Gamble and SUEZ

  • “Opinion” At the Show: Winning at Trade Shows

    July 26, 2017 by Point One Media Inc.

      This article is sponsored by: Waste & Recycling Expo Canada / Municipal Equipment Expo Canada  Ready to succeed at trade shows? Having a clear plan can amp up the return you get on the time and money you put into

  • “Opinion” Seven Suggestions for Successful Acquisitions in the Solid Waste and Recycling Industries

    July 5, 2017 by Mark Borkowski

    A company wants to speed up its growth, and gain new resources and/or assets. Going “solo” through organic growth may work but takes longer to achieve. So the company considers acquisition. It’s like constructing a new house versus buying an

  • SWANA and ASTSWMO to Collaborate on Recycling, Food Waste, and Education

    May 23, 2017 by SWR Staff

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that outlines their intent to conduct various collaborative efforts on topics of mutual