Entries by John Nicholson

Ontario: Fines issued to anaerobic digester companies related to odour complaints

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks (MOECP) continues to actively prosecute anaerobic digester companies for odour issues. The Environment Ministry recently issued news releases detailing the latest convictions. Kirchmeier Renergy Inc. In one of the latest environmental convictions related to odour issues, Kirchmeier Renergy Inc., located in St. Isidore, was found guilty […]

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Regional District of Nanaimo new waste diversion initiatives include mattress recycling

As reported in the Parksville Qualicum News, the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is working to implement new waste management initiatives, including mattress recycling, that will help the municipality reach its goal of 90 percent waste diversion from landfill. The new waste diversion initiatives focus on the strategies of reduce, reuse and recycle. They include […]


Montreal’s Zero Waste Master Plan

The City of Montreal has started public consultations on its master plan for waste disposal over the next five years. The City has a goal of being a zero waste municipality by 2030. If successful, waste diversion from landfill will be 75% by 2025 and 85% by 2030. Zero waste is based on the idea […]


New Recycling Facility Opens in Lachine

The City of Lachine, a borough within the city of Montreal on the Island of Montreal, has a new state-of-the art recycling facility. The centre, built at a cost of $50M, will process 100,000 tonnes of material per year. Some 80 trucks a day will arrive at the centre every day. The centre will be […]


New Guideline related to Construction, Renovation, and Demolition Waste Management

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) has posted a Guide for Identifying, Evaluating and Selecting Policies for Influencing Construction, Renovation and Demolition Waste Management. Construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) wastes make up one of the largest solid waste streams in Canada. This waste comes at a significant cost: it is expensive to […]

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City of Kamloops to ban cardboard in Landfills

The City of Kamloops, British Columbia is the latest municipality looking to ban a recyclable material from landfill. In the case of this south-central BC community of 90,000, IC&I cardboard is the target. In an interview with Kamloops This Week, Glen Farrow, the city’s environmental services manager, stated: “We’re still seeing some businesses, some loads […]

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Earth Alive Clean Technologies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange

Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc. (EAC.WT)) (“Earth Alive” or the “Corporation”), a Montreal-based soil health company that develops and manufactures state-of-the-art microbial technology-based products for sustainable agriculture and dust control solutions, recently announced the closing of its Short Form Prospectus offering of 40,000,000 units of the Corporation at a price of $0.10 each, for gross proceeds […]


GFL Announces Acquisition of AGI Group

GFL Environmental Inc. (“GFL”) recently announced that it has acquired the AGI group of companies, including Ground Force Environmental, Robert Cooke Trucking and WasteAway Recycling Environmental (collectively, “AGI”). AGI is a provider of environmental remediation and waste management services, primarily within the Kitchener-Waterloo area, located approximately 100-km northwest of Toronto, Ontario. WasteAway is an waste […]

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Ontario: Changes to Biogas Rules for Farms to Increase Economic Opportunity in Renewable Natural Gas Sector

The Government of Ontario recently launched consultations to identify potential changes that would allow farmers to expand the emerging renewable natural gas market in Ontario and make the province a North American leader in the biogas sector. The consultations will focus on changes designed to reduce red tape and grow untapped economic opportunities for on-farm […]