MWA News

Spring Workshop details available

January 28, 2015

We now have our draft program and registration information for the MWA Spring Workshop at Deerhurst Resort this May 12-14.

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We have managed to secure a very good accommodation rate for our delegates and exhibitors
(less than $180 a night inclusive, but not including breakfast).
We have reserved a block of rooms for Monday night, May 11 (5 rooms), Tuesday, May 12 (65 rooms) and Wednesaday, May 13 (100 rooms.).
Based on buzz we are hearing from our members we are expecting a good crowd.

SO, PLEASE book your rooms early to avoid disappointment.

Call Deerhurst Resort directly: Tel: (705) 789-6411
Please specify “Municipal Waste Association”  when booking. )

Link to program outline and registration form here.

Link to online registration link here.

Tuesday, May 12 -  golf and tree-top trekking, trade show, sampling of wares from local suppliers (like last year)
Wed May 13 - tours in morning, sessions after lunch, trade show, reception and banquet -  plus entertainment later..
Thursday May 14 - full morning of sessions, closing lunch.
Join our growing sponsors' list
Glad, Busch Systems, Triple M Metal, RMC, Try Recycling, Liberty Tire, Penplast,  Loop Paint already confirmed as sponsors!

Link to sponsor's package

Link to online sponsor form

MWA 2014 Promotion and Education Awards "Call for Entries"

December 08, 2014

The P&E Awards are for municipal promotional and educational materials used from July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014.

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Deadline to enter: Friday Feb.20, 2015


The awards will be presented at the MWA Spring Workshop, May 12-14, 2015 at Deerhurst in Huntsville.


Details here 

Arbitrator's decision

December 01, 2014

We now have the full text of the Arbitrator's decision on blue box funding.

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Blue box arbitration decision

November 27, 2014

The Blue Box Arbitration decision is in - and it favours the municipal argument

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Arbitrator Robert Armstrong has released his arbitration decision related to the amount of the 2014 Blue Box payment to municipalities from the steward producers.  


The Arbitrator concluded that the 2014 Steward Obligation is $115,172,322. The current value of the interim 2014 payments is $99.5 million.

All the parties will be reviewing the 122-page decision more fully and will be providing additional information to their respective membership shortly.


Link here to the AMO website.  


Link here to the Stewardship Ontario website 


We'll have more details once they become available.

RSS Feed added to website

October 16, 2014

We have added an RSS feed to the MWA website.

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An RSS feed allows you to keep up to date with the latest headlines without browsing to the website. It provides headlines, a brief description of the news items and a link to click on should you wish to view the rest of the article.

There are a number of RSS readers available for free for most platforms including Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iOS, and Android. If you are using Firefox, there is a built in RSS reader within your browser. RSS is delivered in XML format. Because of it's small size, it is more friendly to those with mobile devices, limited bandwidth or slower internet connections.

Also if you happen to monitor multiple blogs, it provides a convenient method of keeping tabs on the latest news without needing browse to each site individually.

If you add the RSS feed to your book marks toolbar you can check the headlines without calling up the page.

Waste expo and conference

September 24, 2014

The Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo will be held November 19-20, 2014, at the International Centre, Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON. The Waste to Resource Conference runs from November 18-20 at the same location.

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There will be facility tours and a reception on Day One and sessions on Days Two and Three.  More than 250 CWRE  exhibitors will offer the latest technologies, equipment, services, and solutions. CWRE also includes a host of networking events.

For more details, visit the Expo and conference websites at and


MWA Fall Workshop

August 19, 2014

This year's MWA Fall Workshop will be held at the Orillia Bestwestern Inn, Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

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The opening speaker for the fall workshop will be Meena Hassanali from the Provision Coaltion, looking at food waste reduction.

There will be an update on what is happening at Queen's Park on the waste file, a look at managing debris after major weather events, a look at the markets and a review of what is happenoing on the MHSW front now that Phase 2 funding is ending this fall.

Link here to the draft program outline and registration.

Link here for online registration.

Link here for advertising opportunities




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rmc letter

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MHSW ISPs on hold

July 24, 2014

The two ISPs currently under consideration at Waste Diversion Ontario have been put on hold.

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Following a letter from the MInister of the Environment and Climate Change, the WDO Board has deferred a decision on both the Call2Recycle battery industry stewardship plan and the Product Care MHSW ISP. (The Product Care ISP for pesticides and fertilizers was recenty withdrawn by the proponent.)

Link here to a notice from WDO.

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