Waste & Recycling

Waste Diversion

  • Contracting Out

    August 1, 2011 by Beth Goodger

    The issue of private versus public collection of municipal waste has been in the news recently. This year, the City of Windsor, Ontario privatized waste collection services and Toronto City Council approved privatizing waste collection for…

  • Mixed Plastics

    August 1, 2011 by Sherry Arcaro

    In 1983, Ontario started what has grown to be the Blue Box Program – a convenient recycling program that has spread across the country and endured for nearly three decades. Today more than 95 per cent of Ontarians participate in Blue Box…

  • Reaching the Kids

    June 1, 2011 by John Watson

    Outreach is among the preferred tools municipalities use in the development of their waste management communication plans, yet many struggle with how to make them effective for youth and school-aged children.

  • Feature Waste Diversion

    Deep Collection

    June 1, 2011 by Brian Page & Lisa Thompson

    Municipalities and property owners will be interested in an alternative to the traditional stand-alone dumpster, the unsightly wooden enclosure or the (more recent) fully enclosed and roofed structure. So-called “deep-collection” for waste…

  • Biomass Utilization

    June 1, 2011 by John Nicholson

    [From the CleanTech Canada supplement]

  • New Stewardship Initiatives across Canada

    June 1, 2011 by Rosalind Cooper

    EPR program in British Columbia The Government of British Columbia has approved amendments to the Recycling Regulation that will enhance the extended producer responsibility system by incorporating packaging and printed papers derived from…

  • Plastic-to-Wax

    April 1, 2011 by John Nicholson

    The concept of converting plastics to products isn’t necessarily new. The conversion of plastic waste into petroleum feedstock is technically viable but also costly. Contributing to the high costs is the fact that there are over seven types of…

  • Missed Opportunities

    April 1, 2011 by James Sbrolla

    Blue box curbside recycling programs are about 30 years old now. Widely embraced by the public, the blue box was a game changer that increased people’s awareness of environmental issues and gave them a convenient way to do something positive….

  • On the Farm

    April 1, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    It used to be that waste generated on farms across Canada was simply burned or accumulated in landfill sites.

  • Waste Initiatives across Canada (April 01, 2011)

    April 1, 2011 by Rosalind Cooper

    B.C. small appliance program