Waste & Recycling


  • Merlin Plastics joins Polypropylene Recycling Coalition

    November 6, 2020 by SWR Staff

    DELTA, B.C. – Merlin Plastics has joined The Recycling Partnership’s Polypropylene Recycling Coalition. Merlin’s membership in the U.S.-based, industry organization will allow it to bring its 30 plus years of experience in the Canadian and US recycling plastics realm to

  • Terrapure Environmental buys Water Blasting & Vacuum Services

    November 5, 2020 by Truck News

    EDMUNSTON, N.B. – Terrapure Environmental has announced its acquisition of Water Blasting & Vacuum Services (WBVS), including all vehicles and equipment.Terms of the deal were not disclosed. WBVS provides services including high-pressure cleaning, hazardous waste transportation, emergency response, hydro-excavation, and

  • Label industry creates recycling consortium

    November 4, 2020 by SWR Staff

    With a shared goal of creating a sustainable self-adhesive labeling industry, more than 30 companies from around the world today have established a new consortium to promote recycling. Currently only 52 percent of matrix and liner waste is recycled globally.

  • 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

  • First Nation gets oil recycling facility

    November 2, 2020 by SWR Staff

    VICTORIA, BC – BC Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) worked with the Takla First Nation to establish a new recycling collection facility to help facilitate the responsible collection and management of used oil, antifreeze, filters and containers. The new Takla

  • Circular economy at a crossroads

    October 30, 2020 by SWR Staff

    NEW YORK, N.Y – The circular economy in North America is in the midst of a sea change. A new report, The Circular Shift: Four Key Drivers of Circularity in North America highlights trends driving circularity: putting circular economy solutions

  • Covid virus present after sewage treatment

    October 29, 2020 by SWR Staff

    BEER-SHEVA, Israel – Wastewater must be treated beyond conventional methods in order to eliminate the new coronavirus. Researchers at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev released this finding in the first study of SARS-CoV-2 survivability via RNA detection within sewage

  • Feds award contract to remove Navy ship

    October 28, 2020 by SWR Staff

    BRIDGEWATER, Nova Scotia – The federal government has awarded a contract to RJ MacIsaac Construction Ltd. of Antigonish, Nova Scotia to dismantle and remove the former HMCS Cormorant from the Port of Bridgewater. RJ MacIsaac Construction Ltd. is a marine

  • CleanFarms adds Alberta bag and twine collections sites

    October 26, 2020 by SWR Staff

    LETHBRIDGE, Alberta – As of early October, CleanFarms has added six new collection sites for empty agricultural grain bags and used twine for recycling. This increases the total number of collection locations in the ‘Alberta Ag-plastic. Recycle It!‘ pilot program

  • Tim Hortons piloting container deposit program

    October 23, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Tim Hortons is partnering with TerraCycle’s zero-waste platform, Loop, to pilot a program that will give customers the option of paying a deposit and receiving reusable and returnable cups or food containers with their order. Customers can return