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Landfills

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News and Opinion

Coverage of landfills since November 19, 2021.

Greater Victoria's first express recycling station opens at Hartland Landfill

"...Greater Victoria residents will now be able to drop off refundable beverage containers at an express recycling station at Hartland Landfill. (Black Press Media file photo)..."

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Local companies come together to divert recyclables from landfill as flood cleanup continues

"...With flood cleanup continuing in the Fraser Valley, landfills in the region are seeing an influx of waste..."

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HUGS AND SLUGS: Props for the park paving

"...Also some love to landfill employees Black Press SubmittedNov. 26, 2021 1:00 p. m..."

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City of Orillia wants to know what's in your garbage bag

"...The City of Orillia is moving to a clear garbage bag program to cut the amount of recyclable and compostable material that ends up in the landfill..."

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Ford government is harming endangered species, boosting industry through environment ministry: audit The Narwhal

"...In a series of blistering reports Monday, Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk outlined a broad range of failures by Ford’s Progressive Conservatives. The environment ministry is “deliberately ignoring” public transparency rules, billing taxpayers for hazardous waste spills instead of charging companies that pollute, allowing industry to avoid recycling as landfills reach capacity and rubber-stamping permits to destroy endangered species habitat, she found..."

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How Edmonton could ban plastic bags, straws and styrofoam by 2023

"..."There are environmental, social, and economic impacts from the production, consumption and disposal of SUI, such as greenhouse gas emissions, consumption of natural resources, and water pollution. "..."

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Cache Creek reminds residents to sign up for emergency alerts

"...Council heard from Couture of the need for a new dump truck for the village, as the five-ton truck that is (as of changes made in 2021) used to transport biosolids from the wastewater treatment plant is now needed for winter road maintenance, and the village’s one-ton truck is too small and would require many more trips per week. Staff identified a used 2007 GMC Topkick dump truck for sale for $23,000 as a suitable vehicle..."

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Regina council approves city-wide composting service

"...Doney says the service will save landfill space and reduce greenhouse gas emissions..."

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Regional approach to limiting organic waste in landfills backed by EWSWA

"...In order to reduce organic waste being sent to a landfill, a regional approach involving Windsor and Essex County has been recommended by the Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority (EWSWA)..."

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E-Tips: Reducing the Use of Plastics

"...Plastic packaging accounts for 47 per cent of plastic waste discarded, and most single use plastics are used for packaging. In 2019 alone, 340,000 tons of plastic waste was thrown out in B. C..."

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Putting out the fire: How to cleanly heat a cold country that’s hooked on natural gas Corporate Knights

"...Purcell and others believe one near-term fix is for governments to mandate that gas companies increase the use of renewable natural gas (RNG), created using methane emissions from water treatment plants, landfills or agricultural waste. In B. C..."

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Styrofoam and glass recycling temporarily suspended in Port Alberni

"...This means that the Recycling Depot on Third Avenue and the Alberni Valley Landfill will no longer be collecting these items, and collection of these items from curbside and multi-family homes will be temporarily suspended..."

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Jobs in landfills

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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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Solid Waste Services Coordinator - Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (Terrace, BC)

"...Maintain Controlled and Non-Controlled Waste records database, including filing and submission of Hazardous Waste Manifests related to asbestos landfilling..."

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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.

Lebanon’s Waste Crisis EXPLAINED

"...Around 85% of Lebanon’s trash goes to landfill, but only an estimated 10% actually needs to..."

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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 we stop one billion bottles? (w/ David Katz, CEO/Founder of Plastic Bank)

"...We invited David Katz of Plastic Bank to join us for a Conversation That Matters about working to ensure plastic can be recycled, can be a part of the circular economy and can continue to play a positive role in people’s lives..."

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Academic Research

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

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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Bioethanol from autoclaved municipal solid waste: Assessment of environmental and financial viability under policy contexts

"...pombe) and process modelling indicate that MSW-derived ethanol can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions relative to gasoline (84% reduction following EU Renewable Energy Directive accounting methodology, and by 156–231% reduction following the US Energy Independence and Security Act methodology)..."

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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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Value-Add Application of Plastic Waste in Porous Asphalt Mixture

"...Plastic waste has the highest un-recycled proportion among the solid wastes in Singapore..."

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Development of a Methodological Framework for the Evaluation of the Material and Energy Recovery Potential of Municipal Solid W

"...Methodology The methodology for the development and implementation of the decision support tool concerned the registration of treatment facilities, the estimation of recyclables and residues derived from them, the calculation of maximum volume or residues for achieving the recycling targets and the circular economy objective, the assessment of quality composition of residues, and the assessment of energy recovery potential..."

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COVID-19 effects on municipality waste collection services for households: statistical modelling of perspectives from Guyana an

"...The novel COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the functioning of solid waste management globally as households experience an increase in their waste and a change in waste collection services..."

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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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Kitchen waste torrefaction with the aid of charcoal microwave absorber agent

"...The disposal of kitchen waste (KW) from households associated with the increasing population is an alarming environmental concern with the release of greenhouse gases additional to the large landfill spaces requirement..."

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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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Solid waste management planning for sub-district scale: a case study in Buleleng sub-district, Buleleng district, Bali province

"...This study aims to identify the amount of solid waste generation, composition, and characteristics of the Buleleng sub-district waste..."

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Drivers and constraints of waste-to-energy incineration for sustainable municipal solid waste management in developing countrie

"...The main drivers were the current limited treatment capability, local opposition to current strategies, introduction of legislative incentives and landfilling restrictions, the Hanoi government?s involvement, the example set by the existing WtE plant in Can Tho, increasing waste generation with increasing land scarcity, competitive tipping fees, and introduction of a public?private-partnership model..."

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