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Ontario Waste Management Association

The Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) – the voice of the waste and resource management industry.

The OWMA works on behalf of all our Members to support and promote the waste and resource management industry.  We seek to work with government, regulators, our members, and other interested parties to bring about a sustainable system of waste and resource management for the Ontario.

Our sector provides essential services to everyday living.  The organizations that make up the sector collect the 12.5 million tonnes of waste produced annually by households and businesses across the province and seek to treat it in an environmentally and economical responsible manner.

The waste management sector is in the process of a monumental change.  Previously materials the sector managed were regarded only suitable for disposal.  This is no longer the case. Waste collected is valued as a source of raw materials and energy that can be rerouted into Ontario’s economy after proper processing. Organizations in the sector are already spending millions to pursue these goals but innovation and technological advancement can only achieve so much.

The OWMA is at the forefront of debates about driving greater waste diversion and treating waste as a resource.  We are playing an important vital role in driving higher standards within the sector.

November conference to explore the importance of competitive markets for Extended Producer Responsibility in Canada. more

Sep 23, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

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Waste management sector supports Harris' private member's bill to enact slow down, move over provisions for collection vehicles. more

Mar 8, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Today, the Ontario government proclaimed the Waste Diversion Transition Act (WDTA) and the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act (RRCEA) to advance its efforts to increase the province’s recycling rate, which has been stalled at about 25%. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

The 7th Annual Canadian Waste to Resource Conference (CWRC) was, again, an incredible success. Waste management professionals from across Canada gathered at the International Centre in Mississauga on Nov. 9 and 10. more

Nov 14, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The OWMA is pleased to announce that the final program for the 7th Annual Canadian Waste to Resource Conference has been completed and is now available online. The program covers virtually everything you need to know about the waste management sector more

Nov 3, 2016 12:00 AM News

As Canada’s largest waste management association, they understand the greatest assets that any organization has are the people who lead and manage its operations. more

Oct 27, 2016 12:00 AM News

A recent study by York University Researcher Dr. Calvin Lakhan has found that the inclusion of “non-core materials” in the Blue Box system has resulted “in significant cost increases” while contributing “negligibly to overall diversion rates.” more

Oct 7, 2016 12:00 AM News

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the resignation of Rob Cook, Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Waste Management Association effective as of July 12th, 2016. more

Jun 25, 2016 3:32 PM News

OWMA is pleased to announce that Shane Buckingham has joined our team as Director of Communications. more

Jun 23, 2016 10:02 PM News

Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) shares a number of news updates including approvals hazardous waste import / export permit info, member feedback, and more. more

May 17, 2016 12:00 AM News

Yesterday the Ontario Waste Management Assocation participates in a media event to support a Private Members Bill (Bill 171) that would provide curbside collection workers protection by requiring motorists to "Slow Down - Move Over" more

Apr 29, 2016 3:00 PM Features

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Waste management sector supports Harris' private member's bill to enact slow down, move over provisions for collection vehicles. more

Mar 8, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The Minister of the Environment & Climate Change introduced new waste diversion legislation (Waste Free Ontario Act) and a draft waste diversion strategy on November 26th, 2015, which are the culmination of many years of consultation. more

Feb 29, 2016 12:00 AM News

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