Canada Fibers began in 1990 as a brokerage operation for recycled paper. Since that time, we have evolved into an industry leader, providing complete solutions and sustainable products for municipal, institutional, commercial and industrial sectors.

Since 1992, Canada Fibers has partnered with municipal partners across the province of Ontario, operating merchant-capacity Material Recovery Facilities in the City of Toronto, City of Hamilton, City of Greater Sudbury and Region of Peel. Presently, Canada Fibers processes 60% of Ontario’s Blue Box program materials, as well as services IC&I (Institutional, Commercial and Industrial) sector clients.

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Canada Fibers has embraced the evolution of the recycling industry and has continuously invested into new technologies to optimize value for clients. Canada Fibers presently owns and operates the largest, and most technologically-advanced single-stream recycling facility in North America, recycling materials primarily from residential sources at a rate of 60+ tonnes per hour, or 350,000 tonnes per year.

In 2014, Canada Fibers entered into agreements to acquire three companies which expanded the portfolio of products and services available to Canada Fibers’ growing customer base. With these acquisitions completed and the formation of a fourth company in early 2015, Canada Fibers announced the Urban Resource Group of companies, comprised of Urban Polymers, Urban Waste Recycling, Urban Biofuels and Urban Garden Products.

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As the global market continues to grow, industry and lifestyles benefit from exciting advancements. But because this growth is often accompanied by adverse effects on the environment, change is the only certain and consistent factor in the waste and recycling industry today.

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At Canada Fibers, we embrace change and use it as the very model that underlies our growth strategy. As the waste and recycling industry moves ever closer to a simplified approach for managing disposable materials–one bin, one program, one single source–Canada Fibers aims to increase participation levels and achieve the highest capture and diversion rates possible. With seven plants and technologically advanced equipment capable of fully processing co-mingle streams of dry waste, Canada Fibers is at the forefront of that simplified waste handling concept.

With strong confidence in our expertise and a firm dedication to investing in our company’s growth, Canada Fibers will continue to lead our industry for a long time to come as we achieve environmentally sustainable, effective and cost effective waste management solutions for consumers, haulers, municipalities and waste generators.”