Free entrance (with registration to CWRC) to ...

September 20, 2017

Attendees to the upcoming Canadian Waste to Resource Conference (CWRC) on October 25-26 will receive free entrance (with registration) into the 2017 Waste & Rec...

OWMA Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament

September 20, 2017

The OWMA’s 34th Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament was held on Thursday, September 14 at Glen Eagle Golf Club in Bolton, ON.Over 150 golfers registered to hit ...

Slow down, move over law needed in Ontario fo...

April 25, 2017

Waste collection workers have one of the most dangerous jobs. Every day on the road they face the risk of being seriously injured or even killed by a distracted...

Source: Shane Buckingham

Ontario government advancing modernization of...

April 18, 2017

The OWMA continues to make progress on behalf of its members by working with the government to identify areas to modernize environmental compliance approvals (E...

OWMA provides key recommendations on used-tir...

April 18, 2017

OWMA staff and members met last week with the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) to present the association’s recommendations for a new used...

OWMA raises concerns with government over lan...

April 18, 2017

The OWMA is voicing the waste management sector’s growing concerns over the lack of progress on current landfill approvals.Environment and Climate Change Minist...

Canadian Waste to Resource Conference announc...

April 18, 2017

The Canadian Waste to Resource Conference is pleased to announce we have invited Robin Nagle as our keynote speaker for this year’s event, which will be held in...

Landfill-gas destruction offset protocol fall...

April 4, 2017

The Climate Action Reserve delivered the first round of proposed offset protocols to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change last month, which includ...

Source: OWMA

Sarnia-based plastics recycler unveils compan...

April 4, 2017

Tony Moucachen, founder and President of Merlin Plastics Group, and Emmie Leung, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Emterra Group, have taken another step f...

Source: OWMA

Materials sent to recycling facilities up by ...

April 4, 2017

Gains in job creation, operating revenues accompany increased waste diversion The Ontario waste management sector made gains in operating revenues and job creat...

Source: OWMA

Understanding the impact of infrastructure in...

March 21, 2017

Special to OWMA NewsBy Anthony Zambon, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance According to the annual Top100 Projects report released by the industry magazine ReNew Cana...

Source: OWMA

Feds release waste management guide for remot...

March 21, 2017

Environment and Climate Change Canada released a technical guide this month to assist remote and northern communities with developing waste management plans and...

Source: OWMA

Modern renewable fuel standard must incentivi...

March 21, 2017

The OWMA supports the provincial government’s decision to pursue a modern renewable fuel standard (RFS) for gasoline, but maintains that a future regulation mus...

Source: OWMA

Waste360 selects two Canadians for Top 40 und...

March 21, 2017

Waste360 recently announced the group of winners for its Top 40 under 40 awards, which includes two Canadian waste management professionals, who have played an ...

Source: OWMA

Final Waste-Free Ontario Strategy reflects pr...

March 7, 2017

The provincial government’s final Waste-Free Ontario Strategy, released last week, reflects the broad-based priorities of the OWMA’s membership, including the a...

Source: OWMA

Annual waste shipments from Ontario to Michig...

March 7, 2017

The Michigan government released its 2016 Landfill Report last week, which shows steady growth in the number of waste shipments from Ontario to the state’s disp...

Source: OWMA

Provincial government to receive first offset...

March 7, 2017

The Climate Action Reserve (CAR) plans to deliver the first round of proposed offset protocols to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change this month ...

Source: OWMA

Dan Pio assumes OWMA Chairman’s role; outline...

March 7, 2017

Dan Pio, President of Progressive Waste Solutions, officially took on his new role last week as Chairman of the OWMA Board after a transformative year for the s...

Source: OWMA

OWMA brings sector together for another succe...

March 7, 2017

The OWMA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting and Conference in Toronto last Wednesday brought together more than 170 waste management professionals for a day-long pro...

Source: OWMA

Call2Recycle Leads the Charge on National Bat...

February 21, 2017

Special to OWMA NewsBy Linda Gabor, VP of Marketing and Customer Service at Call2Recycle What would your life be like without batteries? Look around you and cou...

Building a circular strategy to reduce and re...

February 21, 2017

Ontario is steadily advancing toward a circular economy. The government has already taken steps to reform existing recycling programs and has laid out its Waste...

Authority gets organized ahead of new Waste-F...

February 21, 2017

The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority is getting prepared ahead of several big changes planned for Ontario’s existing recycling programs, which will ...

Source: OWMA

OWMA AGM program boasts high-profile speakers...

February 21, 2017

The OWMA has several high-profile speakers and expert panels slated for our 2017 Annual General Meeting and Conference on March 1 in Toronto to tackle some of t...

Source: OWMA

Marijuana legalization will have ‘significant...

February 21, 2017

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau responded this month to concerns raised by the OWMA about the potential for increased incidents of drug-impairment in th...

Source: OWMA

Public Services Health & Safety Association p...

February 7, 2017

Special to OWMA News The Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA), funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, supports all 444 municipalities in the p...

Source: Provided by PSHSA

City of Markham bans textiles in residential ...

February 7, 2017

Special to OWMA News   Markham City Council took a bold step last year to pass a bylaw that will ban textiles in residential garbage starting this April during ...

Source: Provided by the City of Markham

Conestoga College establishes research progra...

February 7, 2017

Special to OWMA News Conestoga College has launched a new research program focused on developing technologies that will make consumer electronics more recyclabl...

Source: OWMA

Mayor Tory’s open competition proposal latest...

February 7, 2017

Retraction: The article entitled, “Tory’s open competition proposal latest casualty of ‘post-truth’ era,” has been taken down from the OWMA’s blog. Although the...

Source: OWMA

Waste Wiki opens up access to data, research ...

January 24, 2017

Special to OWMA NewsBy Dr. Calvin Lakhan, York University Researcher The waste wiki is a university-run and operated research project that attempts to bridge th...

Source: OWMA

Organics to play significant role in Ontario ...

January 24, 2017

(This op-ed has also been published in the February/March issue of Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine.) The Ontario government has convened a new working group t...

Source: OWMA

Government steadily moving forward on winding...

January 24, 2017

Incidents at OTS create sense of urgency to wind up used-tires program The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has started high-level discussions wit...

Source: OWMA

Defining the future of Ontario’s Blue Box

January 20, 2017

Should certain Blue Box materials be managed through different systems? The Blue Box Program is one of Ontario’s most significant environmental achievements. It...

Source: OWMA

Ontario government releases renewable fuel st...

January 13, 2017

The provincial government released a discussion paper on Jan. 11 to assess the different components of developing a renewable fuel standard for gasoline by 2018...

Source: OWMA

Ontario government prepares for practice cap-...

January 10, 2017

The Ontario government sent out a notice on Monday for a practice cap-and-trade auction that it intends to hold on Jan. 17. The practice auction will give compa...

Source: OWMA

Bioethanol derived from municipal waste can n...

January 10, 2017

The Ontario government updated provincial rules this year to allow bioethanol derived from non-recyclable municipal solid waste to be blended into gasoline. Fol...

Source: OWMA

OWMA seeks to strengthen CCME’s guide on CRD ...

January 10, 2017

The OWMA has offered to assist the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) with strengthening its draft management guide on construction, renova...

Source: OWMA

Setting a new standard in the waste managemen...

January 9, 2017

CSA guideline could serve as model for new reporting system in Ontario  The waste management sector is undergoing a period of rapid change. New technology is tr...

Ontario releases final Excess Soil Management...

December 21, 2016

The Ontario government released its Excess Soil Management Policy Framework on Dec. 16 to guide provincial efforts to establish “clear enforceable rules” that i...

Environment Minister commends OWMA for contri...

December 21, 2016

Ontario’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray commended the OWMA last week for contributing to the development of the provincial government’s Po...

Ontario releases regulations to create landfi...

December 21, 2016

Tax implications still uncertain for landfill property owners The Ontario government released two regulations last week to overhaul the way landfill properties ...

Protect your organization over the holidays w...

December 21, 2016

The Christmas holidays are a time to enjoy with family and friends. But they can also pose risks for fleet managers and business owners who provide company vehi...

Ontario government provides update on excess ...

December 14, 2016

The OWMA was pleased to participate in a meeting held this week by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change’s Excess Soil Engagement Group, where the ...

Source: OWMA

OWMA joins Ontario government’s organics work...

December 14, 2016

The OWMA will participate in a working group that was formed last week by the Ontario government to assist with the development of new policies aimed at increas...

Source: OWMA

OWMA CEO Gord White assumes new role

December 14, 2016

OWMA Chief Executive Officer Gord White officially assumed his new role at the association on Dec. 12.   “We know all members will join in welcoming Gord to the...

Source: OWMA

New study provides potential path forward for...

December 14, 2016

A new discussion paper released last week provides a potential road map for the Ontario government to begin the transition of the Blue Box Program to full produ...

Source: OWMA

Waste-Free Ontario Act now in effect, Authori...

November 30, 2016

Today, the Ontario government proclaimed the Waste Diversion Transition Act (WDTA) and the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act (RRCEA) to advance its eff...

OWMA outlines strategy to modernize waste man...

November 29, 2016

The OWMA has provided the government with a comprehensive list of recommendations on how to streamline the Environmental Compliance Approvals (ECAs) process in ...

OWMA urges feds to focus on safety ahead of M...

November 29, 2016

Pot stocks are soaring as the market waits for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to deliver on his campaign commitment to legalize the recreational use of Marijuana...

Turning a lens on Hamilton's DriveCam program

November 28, 2016

Vehicle Cameras See Things Differently The City of Hamilton is making major changes in its waste collection operations to address employee safety and risk manag...

Waste-to-Energy Myth-busting

November 28, 2016

Driving down the 401 east of Toronto, it is hard to miss the Durham-York Energy Center, the area’s new energy-from-waste facility. The structures at the site ar...

Celebrating 25 Years at TRY Recycling

November 28, 2016

A Q&A with owner Jim Graham Bill Graham and Jim Graham pause for a photo at TRY’s 25th Anniversary celebration event. TRY Recycling Inc. celebrates its silver ...

Tomlinson's Waste Recovery Centre Comes Onlin...

November 28, 2016

New, state-of-the-art recycling facility opens in Ottawa   Tomlinson Waste Recovery Centre, a new stateof-the-art facility just outside Ottawa, promises to be a...

Waste-Free Ontario Act provides opportunity t...

November 25, 2016

The passage of the Waste-Free Ontario Act in June 2016 marked a turning point for our province. It ushered in a new opportunity for Ontario to lead North Americ...

How to make the right hire in the waste manag...

November 22, 2016

Ontario’s waste management industry employs more than 14,000 people and provides salaries that are typically 22% above the provincial average. Still, fewer youn...

CCME releases discussion paper on constructio...

November 16, 2016

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) released a new discussion paper on different policy options to tackle construction, renovation and d...

OWMA workshop on role of competition law in E...

November 16, 2016

The OWMA’s Economic Freedom and Circular Economy workshop on Nov. 8 in Toronto brought together a prominent group of more than 100 producers, consultants, offic...

OWMA releases new guideline for safe operatio...

November 2, 2016

The OWMA recently released a preferred management document to serve as a source of information and guidance for operators and staff at compressed natural gas re...

Source: OWMA

OWMA to participate in development of offset ...

November 2, 2016

The OWMA will participate in the provincial government’s consultation process on the development of offset protocols for Ontario’s cap-and-trade program. The Cl...

Source: OWMA

Transportation Ministry proposes changes for ...

November 2, 2016

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is proposing to bring vision, knowledge and medical requirements for Class D licence holders in line with licensing rules...

Source: OWMA

OWMA fights government’s radical overhaul of ...

November 2, 2016

The OWMA is challenging the Ontario government’s radical overhaul of how it assesses the value of landfill sites and taxes these properties throughout the provi...

Source: OWMA

OES moves to clarify its Generator Standard f...

October 19, 2016

Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) is clarifying its Generator Standard following discussions with the OWMA, Waste Diversion Ontario, the Association of Munic...

OWMA provides submission on Changing Workplac...

October 19, 2016

The Ontario Waste Management Association has provided its submission to the government on the Changing Workplaces Review, Special Advisors’ Interim Report. This...

OWMA attends Rubber Recycling Symposium, Onta...

October 19, 2016

As the government prepares to proclaim the Waste-Free Ontario Act, producers have been holding discussions on what “individual” producer responsibility will mea...

MPP Harris reintroduces Slow Down, Move Over ...

October 18, 2016

From left to right are Walker Industries Executive Vice-President Mike Watt, Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris, OWMA Acting CEO Peter Hargreave, Niagara R...

Source: OWMA

MOECC proceeding with new regulation on air, ...

October 5, 2016

Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change will proceed with the development of a new regulation to allow organizations, engaged in certain activi...

Source: OWMA

Ontario suspends large renewable energy procu...

October 5, 2016

The Ontario government last week cancelled its Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) process and the Energy-from-Waste Standard Offer program, as a way to addres...

Source: OWMA

New research shows Blue Box facing financial ...

October 5, 2016

A recent study by York University Researcher Dr. Calvin Lakhan has found that the inclusion of “non-core materials” in the Blue Box system has resulted “in sign...

Source: OWMA

CBC News article on waste haulers doesn’t tel...

September 29, 2016

A recent CBC News article that criticizes the safety performance of trucks hauling waste across the province failed to tell the whole story. The article cites s...