October 22, 2019 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Auk's Lodge, Fleming College - Frost Campus, Lindsay, Ontario

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.

We’ve got some great programming as well as an exciting partnership with Fleming College. The Draft Itinerary is available below and please note that it is still being finalized, so things may change.

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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: City of Kawartha Lakes representative

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 Program Coordinator Invited

1:15 PM – Curbside Single-use Battery Collections and Q&A Panel: Sarah Lacharity, RMC & municipal staff from The Town of Blue Mountains, Dufferin County, 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) Sabine Weber, Fashion Takes Action

2:30 PM – Closing Remarks: Melissa Kovacs-Reid, Chair, Municipal Waste Association