David Merriman has been awarded the prize 2006-2007 Waste Management Professional of the Year by the Municipal Waste Integration Network (MWIN).
The prize was awarded on the last day of MWIN’s annual conference, which took place June 20-22 at the Blue Mountain Resort near Collingwood, Ontario.
Merriman, who was on hand to receive the prize, is a prominent consultant who heads up the solid waste management department of MacViro Consultants in Markham, Ontario. He has worked extensively with Ontario municipalities on their many waste diversion and disposal strategies and projects. He has worked recently on the WastePlan joint initiative of the City of Hamilton and Niagara Region, and also in helping York Region and Durham Region in their collaboration to figure out what to do with waste residue left after recycling and composting.
The award was passed on from last year’s recipient, Guy Crittenden — editor of Solid Waste & Recycling magazine. Merriman gave a gracious acceptance speech in which he referred to the other people in the room as friends and members of an extended “team” of people committed to solving society’s waste problems.
Contact Dave at email@example.com or at:
MacViro Consultants — a division of Genivar Ontario Inc.
600 Cochrane Drive, 5th Floor
Markham ON L3R 5K3