Solid Waste & Recycling


  • 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 …

  • Milk Jug Recycling

    August 1, 1999 by Christina Seidel

    On June 14, 1999, Gary Mar, Alberta’s environment minister and Bill McLeod, president of the Alberta Dairy Council, signed a memorandum of understanding that makes Alberta the first North American jur…

  • Halifax's Organic Cart System

    June 1, 1999 by Mark Bernard

    The 1998 June/July issue of Solid Waste & Recycling magazine reported on waste management in Nova Scotia and specifically the Halifax Regional Municipality (population 350,000) and its highly lauded w…

  • What Goes Around Comes Around

    June 1, 1999 by Doug Hickman, M.Sc.

    To date, most Canadian provinces have developed successful used-tire management programs. Increasingly, the tires handled through these programs are not merely prepared for incineration, but are actua…

  • Composting Grows Stronger

    June 1, 1999 by Susan Antler

    The Canadian composting industry continues to grow stronger. More than ever before, organic materials are treated as a resource rather than as a waste. Residential backyard composting programs continu…

  • 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…

  • Emissions Program Pressures Haulers

    January 1, 1999 by Robert G. Power, LL.B.

    Operators of large truck fleets are under increased pressure to reduce polluting tailpipe emissions, and the trend is accelerating. In the United States, where vehicle emissions programs have been in …

  • Saskatchewan Legislates Tire Management

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

    With the enactment of the Scrap Tire Management Regulations, Saskat-chewan’s tire management program (previously voluntary) has become mandatory. The regulations were enacted pursuant to Saskatchewan’…

  • 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…

  • New Ontario Waste Reg

    October 1, 1998 by Rosalind H. Cooper, LL.B.

    On June 2, 1998, Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment posted its proposed General Waste Management Regulation on the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry for comment. The process began in November 1…