Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Remembering activist Maureen Reilly

    December 17, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    It was with shock and sadness last week that I learned of the death of environmental activist Maureen Reilly who died suddenly in Toronto on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at age 58. As the news release I put together states,

  • News releases that make my eyes roll

    August 20, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Once in a while a news release comes across my desk that really makes my eyes roll. In this case, the news item relates to Nestlé Waters Canada receiving Atlantic Packaging’s Certificate of Environmental Sustainability Award. There are layers of

  • Not so green bins

    March 9, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers might enjoy these two recent articles from the Toronto Star that suggest there’s a big shortage of composting and organics processing capacity in Ontario, at the same time as organics collection is increasing. The overall theme is

  • The passing of Chester Waxman

    December 15, 2008 by Guy Crittenden

    Chester Waxman has died at the age of 82, after fighting asbestos-related lung cancer for just under three years. I wouldn’t wish mesothelioma on anyone, yet it’s somehow not surprising that someone who worked in the scrap recycling industry might

  • Register for OWMA truck driving championship

    April 29, 2005 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    The Ontario Waste Management Association is pleased to announce that the 15th Annual WASTE INDUSTRY (ONTARIO) TRUCK…

  • Canadian truckers undertake new energy efficiency initiatives

    August 14, 2003 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), announced the signing of an agreement on August 12, 20…

  • U.S. Congress studying flow control

    July 18, 2003 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    The U.S. House of Representatives will evaluate three separate bills next week concerning the transport of waste ac…

  • Canadian Association of Recycling Industries convention

    July 7, 2003 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    The Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) 62nd annual convention, general meeting and exhibition were…

  • Messe Franfurt and Contact Exposition to co-produce Canadian events

    February 18, 2003 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    In mid February 2003, Atlanta, Georgia-based Messe Frankfurt, Inc. and Contact Exposition Management, Inc. announce…

  • High Soil-to-Waste Ratios

    October 1, 1998 by Douglas Robinson and Don Hildebrandt

    Solutions from automated alternative daily cover systemsRealizing that past landfill practices have wasted a lot of space, a number of Canadian municipalities have recently embarked on landfill reclam…