Waste & Recycling


  • Driver Training

    October 1, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Guideline C-12, “Training Requirements for Drivers of Waste Transportation Vehicles” was presented in the Fall of 2013 by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. This guideline amends Ontario Regulation 347 to include driver…

  • Soft and Firm Markets

    October 1, 2013 by David Nesseth

    Simon Zysman and Richard White are somewhat incredulous businessmen.

  • The Finnish Line

    October 1, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    There’s perhaps no better example of how the waste and recycling industry is becoming high tech, and not simply the collection and disposal business of yesteryear, that mechanization or, more specifically, the advent of robots.

  • Under Cover

    October 1, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Collecting waste and recyclables below-ground in single or multiple streams has gradually gained acceptance over the past decade in North America. With the introduction of the new EarthBin™ (www.earth-bin.com) by Progressive Waste…

  • Building a Recycling Guideline

    October 1, 2013 by Clarissa Morawski

    This August, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) posted a Notice of Intent to work on the development of a new guideline, SPE-750 — Recycling Process, Audit and Verification Guideline for Ontario. These guidelines will be a warm…

  • Letters

    October 1, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Perspectives on the Otter Lake Landfill Dispute

  • EPR hoopla in BC and Ontario

    October 1, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    One could be forgiven for being confused by the different reports flying around concerning new legislation and programs in British Columbia and Ontario that assign responsibility for end-of-life management of packaging and products to their…

  • Where do eco-fees come from?

    August 1, 2013 by Usman Valiante

    The political fixation on “doing something about” eco-fees is akin to fretting about a lingering cough while ignoring the underlying pneumonia that is its cause. If eco-fees are the symptomatic “cough” then government…

  • Bill 91

    August 1, 2013 by Rosalind Cooper, L.L.B.

    On June 6, 2013, the Ontario government introduced Bill 91 for first reading. Bill 91, also known as the Waste Reduction Act, 2013 proposes to replace the existing Waste Diversion Act, 2002 and is intended to reduce waste generation, increase…

  • ZooShare

    August 1, 2013 by John Nicholson

    Bioenergy has been touted in Canada as a great untapped resource. Proponents of bioenergy see a future where waste from agriculture and forestry is used to create renewable energy.