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Ontario Still Landfills 10 million tonnes of Waste Every Year

Date June 30, 2011 Author Jason Smith Categories Media Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ontario Still Landfills 10 million tonnes of Waste Every Year Eco Fee debate misses the Point TORONTO, June 2011 – On waste reduction and producer responsibility, Ontario has dropped from last place to first place until this year. Using policy tools like the Waste Diversion Act, the Ontario government is transitioning the financial responsibility from Ontario taxpayers to industry in order to increase and improve recycling, while reducing its costs over the long term....

'Pickering honours outstanding citizens'

Date June 1, 2011 Author Jason Smith Categories RCO in the News

Jack McGinnis posthumously receives 2010 special citation awardsIt was a standing ovation at the 2010 Civic Awards Monday for a man who sparked great environmental change across North America.The late Jack McGinnis was honoured for his lifelong work in various environmental issues in Pickering, many of which reached across the continent. Mayor Dave Ryan handed out the civic awards in the City's bicentennial year on May 30 to acknowledge people, groups and businesses that have contributed...

'Pickering honours outstanding citizens'

Date June 1, 2011 Author Jason Smith Categories RCO in the News

Jack McGinnis posthumously receives 2010 special citation awardsIt was a standing ovation at the 2010 Civic Awards Monday for a man who sparked great environmental change across North America.The late Jack McGinnis was honoured for his lifelong work in various environmental issues in Pickering, many of which reached across the continent. Mayor Dave Ryan handed out the civic awards in the City's bicentennial year on May 30 to acknowledge people, groups and businesses that have contributed...

'Clearing the way'

Date May 5, 2011 Author Jason Smith Categories RCO in the News

City reduces recycling confusion by accepting more types of plastics in blue boxes Council's decision Tuesday night to make the city's blue box more inclusive will make recycling less confusing for residents, the city's supervisor of solid waste says.The city will now accept almost all types of plastics, including those labelled with Nos. 1, 3, 6 and 7. It will also accept unnumbered plastics, such as those used in packaging items such as toothbrushes or batteries. Heather Roberts, supervisor...

'Clearing the way'

Date May 5, 2011 Author Jason Smith Categories RCO in the News

City reduces recycling confusion by accepting more types of plastics in blue boxes Council's decision Tuesday night to make the city's blue box more inclusive will make recycling less confusing for residents, the city's supervisor of solid waste says.The city will now accept almost all types of plastics, including those labelled with Nos. 1, 3, 6 and 7. It will also accept unnumbered plastics, such as those used in packaging items such as toothbrushes or batteries. Heather Roberts, supervisor...


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