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The MWA Fall 2019 Workshop will be held on October 22, 2019, from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. for Registration and the Workshop runs from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Auk’s Lodge, Fleming College – Frost Campus, Lindsay, Ontario.

In this time of tight budgets and austerity, we want to highlight the opportunity for municipalities to work with students from local universities and colleges who are working on real-world analysis for their Theses. For October 22nd we’ve scheduled 4 academic specialists who have partnered with municipalities and private industry to share their research, successes and best practices, plus explaining how this reciprocal relationship could work for your municipality or business.

The Draft Itinerary is available below and please note that it is still being finalized, so things may change.

Registration is now open for the Fall Workshop. See below for the Registration and Payment Form that you can print off, fill out, scan and email or fax it to us or you can go ahead and purchase your ticket directly through our secure site.

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MWA Fall Workshop 2019 $195.00$265.00

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Workshop Registration Cancellation Policy: Notice must be given in writing by October 8, 2019 for a refund, less $25.00 administration fee. No refunds after October 14, 2019.

Book your stay:

Those who wish to travel on Monday, October 21st after you have exercised your franchise for the Federal Election, we have a block of rooms reserved at the Days Inn & Suites at $126.15 per night (excluding applicable taxes) which is about 9 minutes away from the campus. Please call 705-328-0100 and press 1 for the front desk and state that you are with the MWA.


Itinerary subject to change

8:00 AM – Registration & Coffee

9:00 AM – Welcome: Mayor Andy Latham, City of Kawartha Lakes

9:05 AM – Opening Remarks: Melissa Kovacs-Reid, Chair, Municipal Waste Association

9:10 AM – City of Kingston’s Tools To Get To 65%: Heather Roberts, Director Solid Waste Services

9:30 AM – Muni & Uni Partnerships: Community Based Research: Amanda Duncombe-Lee, Program Coordinator, U-Links

9:50 AM – Reducing Single-Use Water Bottles in Municipal Spaces: Fleming Partnership: Mallory Bishop, Environmental Coordinator, Dysart et al.

10:10 AM – Refreshment Break

10:30 AM – The Recycling Markets: Phil Zigby, City of Guelph

10:50 AM – Robots Dismantling WEEE: The Lexi Project: Tony Perrotta, Greentec and Hamid Karbasi, Conestoga College

11:10 AM – M3RC Panel and Q&A on “Transitioning The Blue Box Program”: Representatives from AMO, City of Toronto, MWA & RPWCO

11:40 AM – The Future of LCBO/TBS Deposit/Return in Ontario: Jo-anne St. Godard on behalf of the Director Sustainability, The Beer Store (TBS)

12:00 PM – Hot Lunch, Buffet Style & Networking Break

1:00 PM – Recharging Waste Reduction Week: Shannon Lavalley, RCO Project Manager

1:15 PM – Curbside Single-use Battery Collections and Q&A Panel: Moderated by Peter Hargreave, Policy Integrity Consulting. Sarah Lacharity, RMC and municipal staff from The Town of Blue Mountains, Dufferin County, Niagara Region, and Simcoe County.

1:45 PM – Municipal/Academia Research Partnerships: Dr. Shoshanah Jacobs, University of Guelph, Ideas Congress

2:15 PM – Info on “Getting the Word out on Textiles Recovery” from the Ontario Textile Diversion Collaborative (OTDC) Vivian DeGiovanni, City of Guelph on behalf of Sabine Weber and Kelly Drennan

2:30 PM – Clean Canada Together, 2020 Campaign Diane Gibson, Waste Management, City of Mississauga

2:45 PM – Closing Remarks: Melissa Kovacs-Reid, Chair, Municipal Waste Association