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Award Winner – Agriculture Research Project

On Tuesday, November 9, 2010, the City of Niagara Falls had a volunteer recognition evening at Club Italia.  At that event Niagara Waste System Limited received an Environment Award for the East Landfill Agricultural Study. In response to the Region of Niagara’s concern over the loss of agricultural lands, Niagara Waste Systems Limited partnered with…

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ISO 14064 – An IGRS Achievement!

Integrated Gas Recovery Services Inc. (IGRS) is a partnership company between Walker Industries (WI) and Comcor Environmental Ltd. IGRS develops landfill gas utilization, control and emission reduction projects across Canada and has recently expanded into the market of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Reduction Credit trading. Harnessing the methane gas produced by landfill practices, IGRS has the ability…

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IGRS – “Greenest” Business Award Winner!

The Niagara Region Environmental Awards, established in 1989, is one of the longest-running programs of its kind.  The awards recognize individuals, businesses, community groups, nonprofit groups, youth and families who have made outstanding efforts and contributions to protect Niagara’s environment.  Niagara residents have the opportunity to nominate individuals or groups who have shown significant efforts…

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New Tree Recovery Service

The Walker Industries culture, focused on environmentally responsible practices, has enabled the company’s IMS Wood Grinding Division to recognize a new opportunity in the agricultural sector. More specifically, the IMS Wood Grinding Division has taken advantage of recycling and re-use of undesired and non-bearing tree crops. The Orchard and Vineyard Transition Program, offered by the…

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Walker Industries Open House

On June 12th Walker Industries opened the doors of its Niagara Falls/Thorold waste and aggregate Campus.  The event was attended by those who were curious about how the quarry, landfill and composting facilities work; how landfill gas is harnessed and used as renewable energy and how Walker treats Niagara’s wastewater treatment biosolids. Visitors to the open house learned: How…

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GORE® Preferred Supplier

Since the official opening of the IMS/GORE® Compost Facility in 2009, Walker Industries entered into a Preferred Supplier Agreement with GORE® Cover Systems. The GORE® Covers System Technology is a proven German composting system. GORE® composting covers are designed to control odours and micro-organisms, creating a consistent process monitored by parameters relayed and stored in…

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Touch a Truck October 2nd, 2010

On October 2nd, 2010 the fourth Touch a Truck Event will be hosted at Niagara College, Glendale Campus. The Touch a Truck event helps to raise money for children’s literacy in Niagara while providing an opportunity for families to spend the day together for a worthy cause. More than 10,000 children, parents, grandparents and other…

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A Community Care Christmas

The scene was Christmas card perfect. Dozens of would-be elves, Santa Claus, a sprinkling of snow and four-year-old Alexis Stevenson. All were gathered at Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold Tuesday afternoon. The jubilant carol-singing “elves” — more than 100 employees from Walker Industries — had spent their morning buying enough food, clothing, gifts…

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Walker Family Donates $5 Million

NIAGARA, ON: The Niagara Health System (NHS) is the beneficiary of the largest private donation ever made in the Niagara region. The Walker family and Walker Industries are donating $5 million towards the construction of the Niagara Regional Cancer Centre, to be built at the site of a new community hospital in St. Catharines, at…

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GORE® Compost Facility Opens

Walker Industries officially opened its innovative new GORE® compost facility in Thorold today. Environment Minister John Gerretsen was on hand to celebrate the official opening of the state-of-the-art facility, specially built to accommodate the re-launch and expansion of the Region of Niagara’s organic diversion program. “Providing new jobs and creating value out of what was…

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