August 19, 2014
This year's MWA Fall Workshop will be held at the Orillia Bestwestern Inn, Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
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.
July 24, 2014
The two ISPs currently under consideration at Waste Diversion Ontario have been put on hold.
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 (The Product Care ISP for pesticides and fertilizers was recenty withdrawn by the proponent.)
July 15, 2014
AMO is surprised and disappointed in the cancellation of this small and important waste diversion program, especially with no consultation or warning mid-year for municipal operations and budgets.
In an policy update on the July 14 Ontario budget, AMO notes the Ontario government has cancelled the MHSW Phase 2 program. Effective October 1, 2014, municipalities will no longer be reimbursed for the management of MHSW Phase 2 materials.
July 08, 2014
Murray named as new environment minister, Thompson, Hatfield as critics.
Glen Murray was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2010 as the MPP for Toronto Centre. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2014. Murray currently serves as Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.Link to fiull biography.
PC critic for Environment and Climate Cange.
Lisa Thompson was elected to represent Huron-Bruce in the Ontario Legislature on October 6th, 2011. Link to full biography
NDP critic for Infrastructure; and Environment and Climate Change.
Percy Hatfield, Windsor-Tecumseh was elected in a by-electin August 2013. He ia past Chair of AMO's Large Urban Caucus (2011). Link to full biography..
July 03, 2014
The MWA will hold its Fall Workshop at the Best Western Plus/Mariposa Inn, Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
July 03, 2014
The MWA Spring Workshop is moving to Deerhurst Resort near Huntsville, next spring, May 12-14.
It would mean another hour or two travelling for many of our delegates and exhibitors, but less driving time for some of our northern and eastern Ontario colleagues.
It will be more or less the same format as before, with the golf and other networking opportunities (like tree-top hiking!) on the Tuesday, along with the opening of the trade show.
There will be tours of local waste facilities followed by sessions and the trade show on Wednesday, and sessions only on the Thursday.
Deerhurst has a lovely tiered space that we will be using for the presentations and sessions, with the trade show on the second level a few steps up and the refreshments beyond that (in the Peninsula Room).
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 are in the planning stages - more to come!
June 09, 2014
Important information for all MWA members on preparing for the new "anti-SPAM" legislation
Municipal Waste Association
May 27, 2014
The MWA P&E Awards are moving from the fall workshop to spring 2015
Confirming the announcement at the recent MWA Spring Workshop, the annual MWA Promotion & Education Awards are being moved to next spring, so there will be no call for entries this summer.
More details later.