Waste Management

bin cleaning

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Duo builds ‘unique’ prototype for bin cleaning

Two Winnipeg men have designed and built a prototype of a mobile pressure washing truck that sustainably sterilizes and deodorizes all garbage bins.
Waste-Free Ontario Act

REMI Network

Province passes Waste-Free Ontario Act

A new law to divert more waste from landfills will soon be rolled out in Ontario.
Waste-Free Ontario Act

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Designing for better waste management

A building's design influences the operational efficiency waste collection programs, the cost of servicing the programs and diversion rates.
Saskatchewan

REMI Network

Saskatchewan infra projects get funding boost

26 infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan will receive more than $43 million in financing under the New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund.
recycling_program

Building Strategies & Sustainability

National Waste Benchmarking Study released

The Recycling Council of Ontario’s first commercial, industrial and institutional waste performance benchmarking study has been released, revealing an immediate need for industry-wide improvement, with
waste diversion

Construction Business

Waste management system breaks ground in B.C.

Ground has been broken on North America’s first closed-loop waste management system in Surrey, B.C., with construction to begin this spring. The project is located
Recycling

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Calgary approves multi-family recycling bylaw

As of Feb. 1, 2016, Calgary multi-family building residents will have access to more robust on-site recycling services under the region’s new council-approved Waste & Recycling Bylaw. Apartments, condominiums, townhouses and other multi-family complexes will be required to accept paper and cardboard, food cans, glass jars, plastic containers and bags. The City of Calgary will not collect multi-family recycling, but builder owners and managers will be tasked with determining which private company best serves the needs of their building.
Gavin Bajin

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Improve waste diversion in the workplace

How can centralized recycling stations help improve waste diversion and streamline its collection? Gavin Bajin of ServiceMaster Canada explains.
Lynn

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Wastewater heating and cooling technology

Building owners can implement wastewater heating and cooling strategies to save money. Lynn Mueller of International Wastewater Systems explains how.
Recycling

Canadian Property Management

Waste diversion in the workplace

Promoting waste diversion within a building is one of the most complex and important factors when trying to foster a green workplace.
recycling_program

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Don’t let a recycling program go to waste

The Recycling Council of Ontario's Meirav Even-Har and Jessica Wilkinson explain how property managers can work with building occupants and staff to ensure best recycling practices, and why management should care whether their recycling program is a success.
Paul Coninx & Danny Mauti

CondoBusiness

Taking out the trash

This video report looks at smart technology for waste management. Commentators: Paul Coninx, asset project manager, compactor upgrade program, Toronto Community Housing, and Danny Mauti, president and CEO, PragmaTech Ltd.
organic_composting

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Organic composting

Approximately 50 per cent of landfill waste could be composted but, instead, the buried organic waste, which cannot rot properly in a landfill site, turns to ...