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Waste Management News

 

In our increasingly populated world, waste management has become a key issue.  This 2011 article from TheRecord.com (“Ontario landfills are filling up fast”) gives a good explanation of the situation in Ontario.

 

See also:  Recycling in Canada

 

Some of the more well-known landfill operations/proposals are:

 

Operation

Size

Features

Comment

Opposition

Carmeuse Lime (Beachville) Quarry proposal

Walker Environmental Group

200 acres

AO Info: Carmeuse

 

 

 

North Russell, Ontario proposal

500 acres north of Russell Village

 

 

Citizens' Environmental Stewardship Association

 

@dumpthedumpnow / www.dumpthedumpnow.ca

 

Simcoe County Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) (proposed)

 

Proposal consists of an Organics Processing Facility (OPF), and a Materials Management Facility (MMF)

Propoesd Location - 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Springwater

Project Page

Taggart-Miller CRRRC landfill proposal, east Ottawa

400 acres in Carlsbad Springs

 

 

Dumpthisdump2.ca

 

West Carleton Environmental Centre (WCEC) aka “Carp Landfill” proposal

100 acres

AO Info:  Carp Road

 

 

www.COLAottawa.ca

 

www.stittsvilleva.com

 

 

Other landfill sites: 

 

Large  http://www.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/map-large-landfill-sites

 

Small:  http://www.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/small-landfill-sites-list

 

 

 

General News – Waste Management

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2019-01-09

GrandHavenTribune.com

Biosolids a potential source of PFAS

Alexander Sinn

2018-05-25

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

McDonald’s Shareholders Vote to Keep Distributing Plastic Straws

Lorraine Chow

2018-03-31

CBC News

Eastern Ontario recycling heading to the landfill

 

2018-03-31

Ottawa Citizen

Dawson: No green bins? Little recycling? What the heck, Ottawa

Tyler Dawson

2018-03-26

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

U.S. Asks China to 'Immediately Halt' Ban on Foreign Waste

Lorraine Chow

AO News - China

2018-02-22

CBC Montreal

Quebec City to dump 46 million litres of sewage waste into St. Lawrence River

Julia Page

- Montreal, St. Lawrence River

2017-09-22

Denver Post (USA)

Colorado landfills are illegally burying low-level radioactive waste from oil and gas industry, Denver Post learns

Bruce Finley

AO News – Oil & Gas

2017-06-08

TVO.org

Everybody poops, but how do we deal with it?

Tim Alamenciak

2016-12-08

Independent.co.uk

Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has run out of rubbish

Hazel Sheffield

Sweden <1% of rubbish sent to landfill;

UK 44% of rubbish recycled;

Cda  In 2004, 27% of rubbish was recycled.

2016-09-14

CBC News (BC)

Decades of dumping raw sewage is killing Victoria’s ocean floor, diver claims

Roshini Nair

http://www.victoriasewagealliance.org/

2016-06-30

Youtube / Stories

How San Francisco is becoming a Zero Waste City (4 mins)

 

2016-02-03

CBC Montreal

Flushgate a success but lacked 'social acceptability:' Denis Coderre

Denis Coderre

- Montreal, St. Lawrence River

2015-11-08

960.atg.soy

SVA ‘disappointed’ by site plan approval of Carp Road landfill expansion

Devyn Barrie

- Carp Road, Stittsville (near Ottawa)

2015-11-10

Toronto Star

The stink about Montreal’s decision to dump raw sewage

Allan Woods

- Montreal, St. Lawrence River

2015-11-09

Globe and Mail

Environment Minister approves Montreal’s sewage dump plan

Les Perreaux

- Montreal, St. Lawrence River

2015-10-29

DurhamRegion.com

Durham on the hunt for new Port Perry water source

AO News - Water

2015-10-06

CBC Montreal

St. Lawrence not only Canadian waterway sullied by raw sewage

- Montreal, St. Lawrence River

2015-08-11

Canadians for Clean Prosperity

From Garbage to Gold: how Ontario can fix its broken waste system

 

2015-07-15

1millionwomen.com.au

Blog: Netherlands Planning To Become the First Country to Pave Its Roads with Recycled Plastic

 

2015-06-08

Ottawa Sun

No welcome mat for Toronto trash

Susan Sherring

2015-06-04

Ottawa Sun

York Region trash heading to Ottawa?

Susan Sherring

2015-04-14

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

Stunning Photos Capture Devastating Worldwide E-Waste Problem

Lorraine Chow

2015-04-03

CBC Hamilton

How the Port Fuels waterfront garbage plant got ‘fast-tracked’

Kelly Bennett

2015-03-23

theGuardian.com

Gold in faeces ‘is worth millions and could save the environment’

Hannah Devlin

- harvesting human sludge

2015-02-16

Ring of Fire Radio

US Dumping 750,000 Pounds of Trash a Year in to Oceans

Amy Eddings

2015-01-29

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Is 3D Printing the Answer to Plastic Waste?

Anastasia Pantsios

2015-01-05

Minds.com

UK’s first “Bio Bus” is powered by human poop

- biomethane gas

2015-01-03

The Economist

Strange Brew

- cleaning waste water with algae

2014-12-20

Gulf News

Abu Dhabi recycles millions of tonnes of solid waste

Binsal Abdul Kader

2014-12-16

CBC News

Toxic Love Canal waste no longer to be disposed of in Ontario

 

2014-12-12

CBC News – The National

Newsclip: Love Canal toxic waste sent to Canada (2.5 mins)

Sarnia, CleanHarbours incinerator

2014-11-05

Sarnia Observer

Hazardous material from infamous U.S. environmental disaster to be shipped to Ontario

Paul Morden

Link to Wallaceburg Courier Press

 

Link to Sierra Club Cda

2014-11-14

Vice

Youtube:  You Don’t Know Shit:  VICE Reports (Part 1/3)

New York’s state of the art waste mgmt

Part 1     Part 2     Part 3    

Full Length

2014-09-17

TruthTheory.com

Sweden Is Now Recycling 99  Percent Of Its Trash. Here’s How They Do It

- includes link to 4 min video

2014-09-03

Inhabitat.com

Sweden Now Recycles a Staggering 99 Percent of its Garbage

Beverley Mitchell

- imports garbage for its waste to energy program

2014-08-26

TheGuardian.com

Abandoned landfills polluting UK rivers, research finds

Alex Peel

2013-09-19

CBC News Nova Scotia

“Something smells,” with proposed Otter Lake landfill changes

- cost saving measures would be  broken promises

2013-09-11

Dr. David Suzuki

Incinerating Trash is a Waste of Resources

Dr. David Suzuki

2013-07-29

Ottawa Life

Emerging Waste Management Technologies: The Search for an Alternative

Imberly Lochhead

2013-05-20

Environtmental Leader

Conn. Passes First-in-Nation Mattress Recycling Law

 

2013-05-17

Hometown Focus USA

Interesting information about recycling in St. Louis County

Every ton of paper (approximately 12 cubic yards) made from recycled materials saves approximately 7,000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil and 4,000 kilowatts of energy.

 

2013-04-07

Shetland News

Recycling Forces Isles to Import More Waste

Pete Bevington

Waste Management

 

2013-01-05

Navneet Gupta (personal blog)

Help Expose Canadian Mining & Waste ‘Management’ Practices (Both At Home & Abroad) Please Share

Navneet Gupta

2012-12-17

NDC News / World News

“A way out of the landfill”: Paraguay kids play Mozart with violins made from trash

Youtube video

2011-10-19

TheRecord.com

Ontario landfills are filling up fast

 

2011-04-18

ABC

Where the roads are paved with plastic

Mridu Khullar Relph

2010-06-08

Michael Yon Online Magazine

Gobar Gas

Michael Yon

biogas

2009-11-13

NY Times

Plastic Roads Offer Greener Way to Travel in India

Mridu Khullar

 

 

Other Information:

 

Link to article World’s most toxic places

 

Link to AWARE-Ontario’s Large Scale Fill news

 

 

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Disclaimer: This information has been compiled through private amateur research for the purpose of allowing the reader to make an informed and educated decision.  However, while the information is believed to be reliable, accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

 


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