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Tackling food and commercial waste key to Ontario’s waste-free future

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

Toronto, October 4, 2017 - Ontario has a waste problem. Every year, Ontario produces nearly one tonne of waste per person, and three-quarters of this waste ends up in landfills. The new Waste-Free Ontario Act sets an ambitious goal of a circular economy that sends zero waste to landfill. A special report from Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, examines the new law and strategy and what the province needs to do next.Released today, Beyond the Blue Box: Ontario’s Fresh Start...

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...


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