Waste & Recycling


  • U.S. EPA fines Wisconsin company for hazardous waste violation

    July 6, 2020 by SWR Staff

    FRANKLIN, Wisconsin – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a settlement with Waste Management of Wisconsin, Inc. (WMWI) that will include enhanced monitoring for hazardous waste near the Metro Landfill in Franklin, Wis., and a US$232,000 fine to

  • News Legal

    Competition Bureau investigating ‘flushable’ wipes

    August 29, 2019 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – Canada’s Competition Bureau has started an inquiry on alleged false and misleading advertising on 23 so-called “flushable” wipes. With regard to the Section 9 application filed with the Competition Bureau of Canada by six applicants supported by Friends

  • News Legal

    Global plastic waste framework legalized

    May 13, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Geneva – More than 185 governments – including Canada, but not the United States – this week amended the Basel Convention to include plastic waste in a legally-binding framework which will make global trade in plastic waste more transparent and

  • News Legal

    Environmental groups ask for wipes investigation

    May 1, 2019 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – Friends of the Earth Canada, represented by Ecojustice, has filed an application seeking an investigation by the Competition Bureau into false and misleading claims made by the manufacturers of 23 so-called flushable wipes and other single-use products. The

  • Steel recycler fined in worker injury

    March 25, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WINDSOR, Ont. – K-Scrap Resources Ltd., a steel recycling company in Windsor, Ontario pleaded guilty and was fined $55,000 after a worker was injured. The K-Scrap facility is divided into work areas, serviced internally by vehicle pathways and a railroad

  • GFL Environmental fined $300,000 for environmental violation

    December 12, 2018 by SWR Staff

    OSHAWA, Ont. – On December 10, 2018, GFL Environmental Inc. was sentenced after pleading guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice to violating federal environmental legislation. The company was fined $300,000, which will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund. After

  • News Legal

    Ontario company director jailed for PCB violations

    August 27, 2018 by SWR Staff

    BRAMPTON, Ontario – On August 21, 2018, Collingwood Prime Realty Holdings Corp. and its director, Issa El-Hinn, were sentenced in the Ontario Court of Justice for offences under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 related to contraventions of the PCB Regulations.

  • News Legal

    Canada Fibers Ltd seeks damages from City of Hamilton

    August 21, 2018 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Canada Fibers Ltd. (CFL) has filed a statement of claim with the Superior Court of Ontario asserting damages arising from breach of contract by the City of Hamilton. CFL’s decision to file the claim follows over 12 months

  • News Legal

    Company fined $240,000 for violating PCB rules

    August 10, 2018 by SWR Staff

    MONTRÉAL – On July 31, 2018, C.M. Security Holding Ltd. pleaded guilty to four counts of violating the PCB Regulations and one count of failing to comply with an environmental protection compliance order, thereby committing offences under the Canadian Environmental Protection

  • Mintech Marketing convicted in worker’s death

    July 24, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Mintech Marketing Inc., based in Campbellford, Ontario, collects and resells post-production plastic and other waste products. The company pleaded guilty and was fined $100,000. The court also imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge as required by the Provincial Offences Act.