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MWIN conference focuses on 60 per cent diversion

The Municipal Waste Integration Network (mwin) conference "Winning the Waste Game Strategies & Tactics"...

The Municipal Waste Integration Network (mwin) conference "Winning the Waste Game Strategies & Tactics" will take place June 9 11, 2004 at the Radisson Hotel in Markham.

This year’s event focuses on achieving 60 per cent diversion the new goal set by the province’s environment the Hon. Leona Dombrowsky, who will also speak at the conference.

Session highlights include blue box funding, environmental assessment reform, new composting standards and more. There will also be pre-conference workshops and networking events, including a fun pig roast.

See below for all pre-conference workshops and networking event information.

Register at or call 519-620-9654


Wednesday, June 9, 2003

Pre-Conference Morning Workshops & Networking Opportunities

8:30 am
1. How to Write a Good Contract
Moderator: Peter Klaassen, Klaassen & Associates

2. Making Presentations to Council & the Public
Moderator: Arthur Potts, Municipal Affairs Consulting

3. Managing Your Workforce: Workers Compensation
Moderator: Wayne Arndt, Omega Organics Inc.

4. Good Choices… Managed Competition & Inter-Municipal Cooperation
Moderator: David Walmsley, Jacques Whitford

11:00 am mwin Annual Hack ‘n Chat Golf Tournament

5:00 pm Reception & Golf Awards Dinner

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Keynote Address: Hon. Leona Dombrowsky, MPP, Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox-Addington, Minister of the Environment.
Update on plans to reach 60 per cent waste diversion by 2008.

Environmental Assessment Panel Discussion

Panel members will discuss perspectives on the new EA reform program and how it affects waste management planning and both municipal and private projects.
Moderator: Paul Murray, Gartner Lee Limited

Panelists: Janet Laird, Commissioner of Environment & Transportation, City of Guelph; Laura Baily, City of Guelph Councillor (former member of the Eastview Area Ratepayers Association) and a private sector panelist.

Reducing the Waste Stream Getting to 60 Per cent

Facilitated groups will discuss new cost-effective strategies to boost waste diversion using the blue box, organics programs, new technologies, policy innovation, special approaches for populations under 100,000 and other concepts.

Facilitator: Arna Banack, Arbacus

Evening: Networking Reception and Pig Roast. International BBQ Champions, Swine Fellows, will prepare dinner entre.

Friday, June 11, 2004

Delegate Breakfast with Speaker:

Darrell Bricker, President & COO Ipsos-Reid Public Affairs

Compost Standards The Review Process

Session will provide an update on the BNQ process, private sector perspective on composting, and the actual experience of an operating facility.

Moderator: Michael Cant, Manager, Solid Waste, Totten Sims Hubicki

Panelists: Joe Hall, Site Supervisor, Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre; Susan Antler, Executive Director, Composting Council of Canada; Rob Cook, Executive Director, Ontario Waste Management Association

The Blue Box Panel – How the Rules Really Work!
Panelists from the packaging, paper and other industries will debate Stewardship Ontario reps over blue box funding and what it means to you.

Moderator: Guy Crittenden, Editor, Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine

Panelists: John Mullinder, Paper & Paperboard Packaging (PPEC); Colin Isaacs, Principal, Contemporary Information Analysis; Geoff Love, Technical Services, Stewardship Ontario; Larry Dworkin, Director, Government Regulations, Packaging Association of Canada

Conference Ends at 12:00 with prize draws and special announcements

Conference Exhibitors:

CH2M Hill, Golder Associates, Hawkeye Bird Control, Joe Johnson Equipment Inc., Molok North America, Omega Organics Inc., R.J. Burnside & Associates, Regional Municipality of York, Solid Waste & Recycling magazine, Tetra Pak Canada Inc., Town of Markham

Register at or call 519-620-9654

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