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News and Opinion

Coverage of landfills since January 2, 2022.

Vehicle fire

"...Vehicle fire near Vernon landfill ..."

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Grain Bag Recycling Program Hits Four-Year Milestone

"...Saskatchewan's Grain Bag Collection Program collects used agricultural grain bags in the province and ensures the plastic is recycled rather than ending up in landfill sites..."

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Work to Grow: A Vision to Reduce and Repurpose Waste in Newfoundland Nature Canada

"...About 400,000 tonnes of food waste is thrown out every year in Newfoundland and Labrador, and 3F Waste Recovery, a startup of 11 people in St. Anthony, Newfoundland, wants to decrease that number. The three F’s in the company’s name stand for farm, fish and forestry — the main areas in which they’re trying to reduce waste..."

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PACE looking for partner for mattress recycling grant

"...A PACE worker separates the different parts of a matress for recycling at the landfill. This is just one of the contracts PACE has for empolying people in the community who face barriers to employment. (Submitted)..."

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Kootenay-side regional recycling services resume

"...The regional district has confirmed that regular collection of curbside recycling in Trail has resumed. As well, the McKelvey Creek Landfill is again accepting recyclable materials including flexible plastics, Styrofoam and more..."

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Recycling depots change hands in Tofino and Ucluelet

"...On Jan. 15, 2021 Ozzard Environmental will officially own the recycling depots..."

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Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) Blog: Taking Care of Business: Ontario Proposes Flawed Project List Regulation

"...For example, the draft regulation provides that an EA will continue to be required for certain electricity projects and waste management projects. However, the regulation also proposes a new change that would enable landfill proponents to follow a “streamlined” process for large site expansions..."

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Recycling contamination in Chilliwack being tackled with education, research

"...“Contamination” of the recycling stream occurs when non-recyclable items such as plastic bags, or styrofoam containers get tossed into the blue box..."

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Town's Drop ‘N' Swap program motivates Lakers to reuse and recycle

"...“The Town of Sylvan Lake has many environmental or green initiatives and the recycling program is one of the larger components. We believe in being good stewards of the land and doing what we can to reduce what ends up in the landfill,” said Jared Waldo, town communications officer. “Residents can recycle flattened cardboard, paper, specific plastics and household metals..."

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Adjustments proposed for water and sewage prices

"...The price increase is a result of rising material and product costs due to inflation and the requirement to repair and replace aging infrastructure. The new prices would also cover year-over-year increases in Sylvan Lake Regional Wastewater Commission (SLRWWC) rates for the transmission of the town’s sewage to the Red Deer wastewater treatment facility, and the increase in sewage treatment rate at Red Deer Wastewater Treatment Facility, the town shared..."

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Solar-roofed Mercedes Vision EQXX hypermiles toward Tesla overthrow

"..."The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX is how we imagine the future of electric cars," Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, said in introducing the forward-looking concept on Monday. "Just one and a half years ago, we started this project leading to the most efficient Mercedes-Benz ever built, with an outstanding energy consumption of less than 10 kWh per 100 kilometers. It has a range of more than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) on a single charge using a battery that would fit even into a compact vehicle..."

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Saanich police warn of icy roads leading to trecherous incidents

"...Garbage collection trucks sliding downhill from the Hartland Road CRD landfill Victoria News StaffJan. 3, 2022 8:30 a. m..."

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Jobs in landfills

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Industrial Electrician

"...We are committed to preventing these end-of-life products from being disposed of in our landfills or littered on our natural landscapes..."

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Landfill Attendant/Operator - The Township of Perth East - Perth East, ON

"...Work regularly involves direct contact with the public, elected officials, other levels of government, residents or staff to provide or obtain information and service that is important to the operations..."

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Manager Administration Landfill - Vancouver Police Department (Vancouver, BC)

"...Cover letters should express interest and highlight additional information relevant to the position and resumes should include a tailored summary of skills and experience related to the position..."

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Solid Waste Supervisor - City of Kelowna (Kelowna, BC)

"...A proven leader with a post-secondary education in a related field and five or more years of experience in solid waste operations and management including ensuring compliance with all the related regulatory requirements.   You have completed the SWANA Certification /Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) Certification..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention landfills.

The Outrageous Waste of Food: Deborah Manning, Kiwi Harvest

Duration: 38:36

"...Every year New Zealand food industry sends 103,000 tonnes of food waste to landfill..."

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Today's Show: solitary confinement in Canadian prisons, Alberta landfills, tech hearings, Oilfield Services Activity Forec

Duration: 1:55:16

"...Guests: Professor Anthony Doob, University of Toronto criminologist, Dr..."

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Could Alberta see landfill approval changes?

Duration: 16:33

"...Guest Dr..."

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2/21/20 - Landfill Waste Up; Fishing Shanties

Duration: 02:25

"...Solid waste in Michigan landfills increased in 2019..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about landfills.

Redesigning the fashion industry: By creatives for creatives

"...The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a UK charity that develops and promotes the idea of a circular economy, which - driven by design, eliminates waste and pollution, circulates products and materials, and regenerates nature. ..."

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Impactful Health R&D – Founder Series

"...Wasted produce ends up in landfills that create methane which contributes to greenhouse gas emissions..."

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Why don’t we just burn our trash?

"...Waste to energy plants are seen as green innovations for countries where landfills dominate, as they reduce methane and generate renewable energy..."

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How Can Canada Achieve a Circular Economy? | The Agenda

"...Its initiative to ban six single-use plastic items has been criticized but is a first-step in moving towards a circular economy..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about landfills relevant to the latest news.

Getting to the bottom of food waste: identifying obstacles to effective circular economy practices in a Thai semi-urban context

"...Although the share of reused or recycled municipal solid waste (MSW) in Thailand has been increasing over the past years, 65% of MSW still ends up in landfills or is burnt or dumped outside the municipal waste management system according to data from 2018..."

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Waste-to-Energy Technologies Towards Circular Economy: a Systematic Literature Review and Bibliometric Analysis

"...When analysing the author?s keywords, the most cited were ?municipal solid waste?, ?incineration?, ?waste management?, ?gasification?, ?anaerobic digestion?, ?combustion?, ?waste-to-energy?, ?landfill gas?, and ?sustainability?, noting that the studies were directed at economic and sustainable development, as well as circular economy, aiming to mitigate adverse environmental impacts..."

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A Comprehensive Study on Electrical and Electronic Waste Management

"...Parallelly, in formal recycling, the materials of a different nature are sorted properly and treated with appropriate methods, as it does not affect our surroundings..."

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Use of Biochar for Sustainable Environmental Remediation

"...Biochar is shown to be effective for nutrient removal from wastewater, mixed contaminant removal from stormwater, contaminated soil remediation, and fugitive landfill gas mitigation..."

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Modern Landfilling Approaches for Waste Disposal and Management

"...Municipal solid waste management involves recycling, burning, conversion of waste to electricity, composting, or waste disposal..."

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Comparative Assessment of Kurukshetra City Waste Dumping Sites Using RIAM Analysis: A Case Study

"...Environmental impact assessment or EIA is needed for establishing such waste management facilities for the city waste..."

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Test Operation of the MBR Pilot Plant for Leachate Treatment at the Sarajevo Sanitary Landfill

"...Regional sanitary landfills and waste disposal centers are the strategic commitment in regard to municipal waste management in Bosnia and Herzegovina..."

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Solidification and stabilization of hazardous wastes using geopolymers as sustainable binders

"...The binder materials can potentially be used as an alternative to cement, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in cement production and reduce the energy requirement in the cement industry (minimization of carbon footprints)..."

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Sustainable Techniques for Building Waste Disposal

"...Sustainable management of waste produced from construction is becoming increasingly compulsory to protect public health, minimize environmental burden and preserve existing natural resources..."

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Smart Waste Management System

"...To this date, recycling is one of the solutions to manage the waste as it collects and processes recyclable materials into new products instead of throwing the trash to the landfill..."

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