Waste & Recycling


  • Sanitation Workers Support Fund expands

    November 3, 2020 by Emily Atkins

    Silver Spring, MD – Glad and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have expanded the Sanitation Workers Support Fund. The fund provides financial assistance to solid waste and recycling workers in the United States and Canada adversely affected

  • Lowe’s plastic bag charge results in 58 percent decline in use

    June 4, 2020 by SWR Staff

    BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec – Plastic bag use by customers in Lowe’s, RONA, and Reno-Depot corporate stores dropped 58 percent in 2018, representing about 10 million bags. Lowe’s Canada reports that the introduction of a charge on plastic bags at its corporate

  • XCMG delivers dust suppression equipment to Middle East

    April 10, 2020 by SWR Staff

    XUZHOU, China – XCMG has delivered an order of multi-functional dust suppression vehicles to the Middle East on March 30, the company’s first bulk export of the product. The deal was completed on XCMG’s Machmall.com platform and is also the first

  • Electronic Recycling Association donating laptops

    April 1, 2020 by SWR Staff

    The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) announced a new program that will help equip families and organizations with computers throughout COVID-19. Within the last two weeks, the ERA has seen a massive increase in online donation requests, primarily coming from families

  • Electronics Recycling Association donates in Calgary

    December 31, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CALGARY – The Electronic Recycling (Reusing) Association has teamed up with Calgary’s professional box lacrosse team, the Roughnecks, to bring the gift of technology to four schools and one non-profit. The four schools receiving this donation are Thomas B. Riley

  • News Charity

    GFL founder funds sports medicine clinic

    June 26, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VAUGHAN, Ont. – GFL Environmental Inc. founder and CEO Patrick Dovigi has donated $5 million to help create an integrated, one-stop shop that will revolutionize sports medicine research and care in Canada. The Dovigi Family Sports Medicine Clinic will serve

  • News Charity

    Electronics Recycling Association donating computers in Vancouver

    August 31, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    VANCOUVER – The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) will be donating up to 20 devices to organizations in Vancouver. Wings of Courage, Vancouver Native Health Society and the YMCA of Great Vancouver will each receive a donation. The first organization to