The Municipal Waste Association, formerly known as the Association of Municipal Recycling Coordinators, is an incorporated not-for-profit organization formed in 1987 by Ontario municipal waste management professionals to facilitate the sharing of municipal waste reduction and recycling information and experience. The MWA:
- keeps municipal waste management program operators informed
- works with industry
- undertakes research
- organizes workshops
- provides various specialized services
Most MWA activities are organized by five committees: the Markets, Operations & Contracts Committee; the Organics Committee; the Household Hazardous Waste Committee, the Promotion & Education and the Multi-Res Committee.
The committees hold meetings about three or four times per year. Project or workshop subcommittees generally work via teleconferences. All committee work is supported by the MWA office, which has been based in Guelph since 1991. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held in May, as part of the Spring Workshop. Other workshops are held during the year.
The MWA and its many municipal members have been involved in policy-making in Ontario since the late 1980s. We were part of the development team for Waste Diversion Ontario, and we continue to be a partner in the ongoing discussions. As an MWA member, you will receive the MWA newsletter approximately every three months and email bulletins when urgent news breaks or when something comes up that demands action and about upcoming event notices.
We are located in Guelph and are happy to answer your questions. You can contact us at (519) 823-1990 or email@example.com.
Municipal membership fees range from $110 to $1245 per year, based on population. Corporate membership fees are $425 per year (+HST applies to all memberships).
The MWA’s team of experienced and well-informed professionals has undertaken research and data collection, developed promotional campaigns, facilitated meetings and provided advice for numerous governmental and corporate clients. We also do newsletters, reports, advertisements and brochures. Let us know what you need.
The MWA Board consists of five at-large members and one delegate from each of the five MWA committees. At-large terms are for two years.
Chair: Karyn Hogan (Organics Committee) City of Guelph
Vice-Chair: Melissa Kovacs Reid (member-at-large) Dufferin County
Treasurer: Cameron Neale (member-at-large) City of Ottawa
Secretary: Adam McCue (member-at-large) County of Northumberland
Director: Grace McKenzie (and chair of MHSW Committee) Region of Peel
Director: Renee Dello (and chair of Multi-Res Committee) City of Toronto
Director: Phil Zigby (and chair of MOC Committee) City of Guelph
Director: Lily Hammill (co-chair for the P&E Committee) County of Peterborough
Director: Nicole Meek, (member-at-large) Region of Halton
Director: Kate Dykman, (member-at-large) City of Vaughan