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Changes coming to Blue Box program in Durham

Date September 13, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News | Member News | News

Changes are coming to the Blue Box recycling program, but Durham officials are hoping residents don’t notice. The new program is expected to start in 2019 and Craig Bartlett, the manager of waste management services, told Regional Council’s committee of the whole the transition “has to be seamless. Residents shouldn’t know there’s a difference.” The provincial government is making changes to the program, transitioning to an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) system....

Amended blue box program will save taxpayer dollars

Date September 12, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News | Member News | News

Residents shouldn't see a change in curbside recycling collection if a new plan to transfer all the costs to producers is implemented. "You should not notice anything, at least initially," said Jon Arsenault, director of the region's waste management division. The blue box program may even get better down the road with more materials collected at the curb. And it will save taxpayers money. The region pays an estimated $2 million to $4 million annually on recovering packaging, from...

Canada Fibers acquires HGC Management

Date September 4, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News | Member News | News

Toronto-headquartered Canada Fibers Ltd. (CFL), a leading provider of material recovery and recycling services, has announced its plan to acquire the issued and outstanding common shares of HGC Management Inc. (HGC), Brantford, Ontario. CFL says HGC’s goal of helping municipal and commercial customers efficiently and sustainably divert valuable materials from landfill aligns with its own. The company says it expects to complete the transaction within 60 days. HGC operates seven material...

Old landfill to recycle materials, serve as pollinator habitat

Date July 31, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News | Member News | News

Those old shingles workers are tearing off your roof and old wooden pallets left over from shipping materials could soon find a new use, thanks to the big brains at Walker Environmental. The company already takes all the kitchen scraps and yard waste that Niagara residents put to the curb for the region’s waste contractor and turns it into useful compost at its facility on the Niagara Falls-Thorold border. As well, it runs other renewable energy businesses. But Walker now has approval...

Niagara landfill transforms into farm for bees

Date July 18, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News | Member News | News

In the shadow of blue and yellow trucks moving garbage to a landfill and compost factory nearby, two women walk up and down a dusty path at the edge of a closed landfill in Niagara Falls, sweeping the air for bees and flies with big white nets. Their pockets are filled with test tubes where they stow away honey bees, beetles and other unidentified pollinator bugs they catch. Kiera Newman and Julianne Oliveira sweep the site every other Wednesday for four hours, in one-hour increments, and...


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