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Covid crisis makes waste collector stronger

May 8, 2020 by James Menzies, Truck News

For refuse collector Waste Connections, business may never return to how it was before the Covid-19 pandemic

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Celebrate Earth Day responsibly

April 22, 2020 by SWANA

SWANA encourages responsible 50th Earth Day celebrations

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Ontario blue box windup plan deadline extended

April 16, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

TORONTO –The Ontario government has extended the deadline for winding up the blue box program. The Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has extended the deadline for Stewardship Ontario (SO) to submit its proposed Blue Box Program Wind-up Plan…

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SWANA reports “significant” uptick in fatalities

April 15, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

Silver Spring, MD – Over the past month, there has been a significant increase in the number of fatal incidents involving solid waste collection vehicles and employees. Since March 14, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is aware…

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Garbage shortage driving rats indoors

April 13, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

TORONTO – The rats are coming. With Covid-19 causing restaurants, hotels and other industries to close or slow operations down, there is less garbage on the streets waiting for pickup. For rats, this means their daily smorgasbord or leftover delights…

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XCMG delivers dust suppression equipment to Middle East

April 10, 2020 by Waste & Recycling 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…

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Troy University researching uses for recycled medical plastic

April 8, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

TROY, Alabama – Troy University’s Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences is undertaking new research aimed to bolster production of personal protective equipment (PPEs) for healthcare workers and create new avenues for recycling medical plastic waste. The ongoing coronavirus crisis…

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Force Majeure: Are you ready?

April 8, 2020 by Continuous Improvement Fund

The continuous Improvement Fund offers tips on what force majeure is and how it may affect your business during the pandemic

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Englobe re-hires 300 workers

April 6, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

QUEBEC CITY – Englobe has recalled 300 employees who were temporarily laid off at the beginning of the pandemic. The company cited the announcement of government assistance as the enabling factor in the recall. The company will also maintain the…

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A shout out to waste collectors

April 5, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

CBC's Michael Enright recognizes the value of front line garbage collectors