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CTV News Toronto: Veolia Recycling Centre Opens in Pickering

Date October 25, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News | RCO in the News

As we make the switch to LED bulbs we end up replacing the compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) - the curly ones we all bought a few years ago. CFLs are not supposed to be thrown in the garbage because they contain mercury. Today a new faclity opened in the GTA to recycle them.  Watch the clip at CTV News.  Related: Bill C-238 - National Strategy on Mercury-Containing Lamps - Becomes Law 

Veolia Opens State-of-the-Art Electronics Recycling Facility in Ontario

Date October 24, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News | Media Releases | News | RCO in the News

Pickering, Ontario: Veolia is expanding its electronics and lamp recycling capabilities in Canada with a new, 5,000 square foot, state-of-the-art recycling facility located in Pickering, Ontario (Greater Toronto Area). While the plant’s primary purpose is to provide lamp-recycling services for customers across Ontario and other Canadian provinces, other electronics and mercury-bearing wastes can also be handled for customers out of this facility as appropriate. Veolia currently provides...

Food waste and food insecurity in Canada

Date October 23, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News | News

As people recognize the magnitude of food waste and its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, interest in finding ways to reduce food waste, globally and in Canada, is escalating. A private member’s Bill (it was defeated) was introduced in February 2016 to support the development of a national strategy to reduce food waste in Canada, and the National Zero Waste Council continues to take leadership in advocating for the reduction of food waste and Canada’s carbon...

Organic waste recycling business to open next year

Date October 20, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News

Work continues on the infrastructure for a new waste diversion facility, the first of its kind in northwestern Ontario, which will initially process up to 30,000 tons of organic waste a year. Eco Depot Waste Diversion is building a Category A composting operation at a site on the Twin City Crossroads in Oliver-Paipoonge. It will accept a wide variety of material from multiple waste streams including residential, commercial, institutional and industrial:  food waste, plant matter, brewery...

Can Cities Master Their Garbage With Better Design?

Date October 19, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News

New York City is an island of imported goods. The city’s main export, though, is trash. The city’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY) heaves more than 12,000 tons of waste each day; private haulers are conscripted to lug some festering freight, too. Though some organics or recyclables are diverted, most of the debris ends up offloaded in landfills hundreds of miles away. But before garbage is carted off, it’s a quality-of-life issue on the ground. With bags heaped high, curbs and...

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