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OWMA waste diversion workshop

There has been much discussion and debate about new approaches and proposals for waste diversion emanating fro...

There has been much discussion and debate about new approaches and proposals for waste diversion emanating from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.

New approaches to the Waste Diversion Act may be forthcoming in the future however, the existing Waste Diversion Programs approved under the Waste Diversion Act and implemented through an Industry Funding Organization (IFO) and/or Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) are reshaping the way many waste and recyclable materials are managed, collected, processed and marketed.

The existing Waste Diversion Act (WDA) Programs are impacting your municipality or business and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future.

The existing programs affect both residential and Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (IC&I) waste material management to varying degrees and provide a glimpse into the future relative to the expansion of provincial waste policy and diversion programs into the IC&I sector.

Join the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) on April 21, 2010 in Toronto for a workshop about how the WDA Programs are affecting the province, particularly on municipalities and waste service providers.

The event – “Waste Diversion Act Program Updates – A Focus on Service Providers” will have representatives from Waste Diversion Ontario; Stewardship Ontario; Electronic Stewardship Ontario; Ontario Tire Stewardship and the Recycling Council of Ontario.

Learn about the successes and challenges of the individual WDA Programs directly from the program leadership and understand the evolving nature of the programs and the impact on your private or public waste management interests.

OWMA is pleased to confirm the following high profile speakers for the workshop program:

-Glenda Gies, Executive Director, Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO)

-Lyle Clarke, Vice President Policy & Program, Stewardship Ontario (SO)

-Carol Hochu, Executive Director, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES)

-Andrew Horseman, Executive Director, Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS)

-Jo-Anne St. Godard , Executive Director, Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO)

This workshop will be of special interest to:

• Municipalities
• Municipal servicing organizations
• Private sector collectors and haulers
• Private sector processors
• Material marketers
• Secondary users of recycled materials
• Landfill and EFW companies
• Consultants
• Waste generators

The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Toronto Airport on April 21, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Register for the event by no later than April 19, 2010 at noon. Details can be found at, or 905-791-9500.

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