Municipal Waste Management Association

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Event Listings

April 01, 2018 - Spring 2018 Workshop Registration LAST CHANCE!

The three-day event May 29 - May 31, 2018 begins with a networking day on Tuesday, with golf or tree-top trekking or horseback trail ride or an RPRA Panel Workshop followed by the opening of the trade show, a reception, bbq and the 2nd Annual Trivia Night in the Maple Pub.

On Wednesday morning there will be local tours (Limited Numbers) to the Brendar Environmental Permanent HHW Depot in Bracebridge, or a tour of Muskoka Brewery(Tour Is Now Full); or a tour of the new engineered Rosewarne Landfill in Bracebridge. Please sign up on the form for the one tour you would like to attend.

The sessions begin the late morning with an in-depth look at the latest developments from the amended Blue Box Plan, the new Authority and a state of the industry report on designated materials wind-up programs.

We will have updates from the Markets; the City of Toronto cart contamination reduction program; update on the amended Blue Box Program Plan; RPRA revamped DataCall Program/Registry & Program Wind-up info; the MWA Annual General Meeting and the Promotion & Education awards along with 3 exciting Partner Innovation presentations will be held Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday night is our formal dinner and we again will have the electronic table voting for fun multiple choice questions as the ice-breaker. We finish off the night with entertainment in the Maple Pub exclusively reserved for the MWA attendees.

Our Thursday sessions this year look at the growth of a multi-residential organics collection program; a Master's Thesis on waste diversion expansion within the Ontario Places to Grow Act; an update on a progressive multi-residential P&E program; partnerships with First Nation communities; Food Waste reduction academic research and a report on co-digestion of SSO and Biosolids; a report on behavioural insights into the barriers to recycling.

To download and print the Workshop Program and Registration Form to be filled out, faxed or scanned or mailed to the office please click here: Printed Registration Form

To register on-line:MWA Spring Workshop On-line Registration and Payment Page

May 13, 2018 - End-of-Life Management of Mercury-Containing Lamps ECCC Webinar

In partnership with the Municipal Waste Association (MWA) Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) we will be hosting a free informational webinar on the end-of-life management of mercury-containing lamps. We would like to share the opportunity for you to:

Share Your Views and Ideas:

End-of-Life Management of Mercury-Containing Lamps

June 7, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST

The target audience includes regional and local municipalities dealing with the end-of-life management of mercury-containing lamps. The webinar is intended to provide an open forum for municipal stakeholders to learn more about ECCC activities on mercury-containing lamps, and to engage in the development of a National Strategy for their safe and environmentally sound disposal.

For more information please see the following webpage: ECCC June 7 Webinar

To register for the webinar, please see the following link ECCC Webinar

June 11, 2018 - Community Based Social Marketing 2 Day Workshop June 11-12 2018

The City of Guelph is pleased to announce that Dr Doug McKenzie Mohr will be leading a 2-day workshop on Community Based Social Marketing (CBSM). Attendees will be introduced to community-based social marketing and how it is applied to foster sustainable behaviour. From this enthusiastic and engaged instructor, you will learn the five steps of community-based social marketing:

1) Selecting behaviours

2) Identifying barriers

3) Developing strategies

4) Conducting pilots

5) Implementation

For more information and registration information please see the following link:CBSM

June 21, 2018 - Resource Recovery Partnership 2 Day Conference 2018 at University of Waterloo

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE), invites you to join them for the fifth annual Resource Recovery Partnership Conference on Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22, 2018 at the University of Waterloo.

This (reasonably priced at $95) conference is intended to bring together international experts, policymakers, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs to explore how the advancements in resource recovery technologies and the pursuit of a sustainable economy are changing the way we interact with our world.

The goal of the two-day interactive conference is to raise awareness about the challenges and opportunities of getting to high levels of diversion, waste conversion technologies, and the need to have players at the table from feedstock through processors to end-markets.

For more information on the Agenda, Speakers and Registration click on the following link:Resource Recovery Partnership

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