Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Death of a Garbage Man

    June 1, 2000 by Guy Crittenden

    On April 13 John Drury, the former CEO and Chairman of Chicago-based Waste Management Inc., died after a 17-month battle with cancer. He was 56.Mr. Drury underwent brain surgery in November 1998 to re…

  • Energy to Waste?

    April 1, 2000 by Usman Valiante

    Over the past eighteen months readers of this magazine have been presented with a province by province review of Canadian beverage-container recovery programs. The recent understanding of provincial d…

  • Fresh Kills

    April 1, 2000 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    A recent decision of a United States District Court may impact the ability of Canadian waste generators and haulers to export waste to U.S. landfills. The decision says that laws designed to restrict …

  • WASTE STOCK WATCH (April 01, 2000)

    April 1, 2000 by Colin Cieszynski

    February and March were volatile and mixed months for stock markets. The Dow, which is more sensitive to traditional economic sectors, declined through most of the period in reaction to interest rate …

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (February 01, 2000)

    February 1, 2000 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Scrap Tire FiascoI’m writing to thank Guy Crittenden for his editorial in the December/January edition. I don’t know where or how Mr. Crittenden gathered his background information but the editorial h…

  • Impacts of the Latest Regs & Amalgamations

    February 1, 2000 by Robert Cook

    This year the waste and recycling industry faces both new challenges and new opportunities. The private sector is evolving structurally as a result of industry consolidation. Initiatives to recycle or…

  • Newfoundland's Beverage Container Program

    January 1, 2000 by Clarissa Morawski

    In early 1997, the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Labour launched the “Beverage Recycling Program” under the Waste Management Control Act. The province-wide program covers all…

  • Enforcement in Canada

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

    In recent months legislative changes and other initiatives have impacted waste management activities.Prince Edward Island’s plan to privatize waste management throughout the province has been revised….

  • NaPP Data: A Closer Look

    October 1, 1999 by Clarissa Morawski

    General Consumption (1996) Per capita consumption of new packaging decreased to 163 kg/person (from 209 kg/person in 1988). A quarter of all packaging used was comprised of wood pallets, box pallets…

  • Ontario Increases Enforcement Powers

    August 1, 1999 by Adam Chamberlain, LL.B.

    In late 1998 the Ontario government introduced Bill 82 which contains amendments to the provincial Environmental Protection Act, the Ontario Water Resources Act and the Pesticides Act. The amendments …