Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Recycling at your fingertips

    December 4, 2002 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    On December 3, 2002, Mississauga, Ontario-based Greentec International Inc., a leader in the collection and recycli…

  • Federal environment minister launches Environment Week

    June 3, 2002 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    On June 3, 2002, Environment Minister David Anderson launched Environment Week and Clean Air Day. Environment Week,…

  • How to Reduce Your Hauling Co$t$

    February 1, 2000 by Chris Underwood, P. Eng.

    In general, a stationary compactor consists of a hydraulically activated ram that pushes waste material into an enclosed bin. The economic justification for using one is simple — reduce material haul…

  • 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…

  • Feature Recycling

    Hot-Wiring Strathroy

    January 1, 2000 by Guy Crittenden

    On September 15, Green Lane Environmental Group filed a Statement of Claim with the Ontario Superior Court against the Town of Strathroy and competitor TCR Environmental Corp. The lawsuit comes as little surprise to observers of the waste…

  • MWIN Update

    October 1, 1999 by Arthur Potts

    Who speaks for municipalities on waste management matters? If you’re unsure, you’re in good company because a cohesive municipal voice has been hard to find. But this may soon change with the formatio…

  • 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 …

  • 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…

  • In Digestion (January 01, 1999)

    January 1, 1999 by Dale Fehr

    Traditional methods for treating biodegradable wastes cannot effectively process such wastes when they contain high contaminant levels. However, a Canadian company has devised a system that successful…

  • 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 …