MWA News

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.

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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 (The Product Care ISP for pesticides and fertilizers was recenty withdrawn by the proponent.)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.

AMO comments on cancelling of MHSW Phase Two Program

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.

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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.

Link here to the full AMO update.

The new environment minister and the critics

July 08, 2014

Murray named as new environment minister, Thompson, Hatfield as critics.

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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..

Fall Workshop confirmed

July 03, 2014

The MWA will hold its Fall Workshop at the Best Western Plus/Mariposa Inn, Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

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Deerhurst to host next MWA Spring Workshop

July 03, 2014

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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!


anti-spam legislation takes effect

June 09, 2014

Important information for all MWA members on preparing for the new "anti-SPAM" legislation

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All members of the Municipal Waste Association regularly receive e-mail bulletins and direct emails on various topics.  
Canada's new anti-spam legislation comes into effect on July 1, 2014 and requires us to obtain consent to the continued sending  of these messages.
We have certain responsibilities under the forthcoming anti-spam legislation and existing privacy legislation.  Please rest assured that we only use  personal information, including  email address, for the sharing of 3Rs experience and expertise, as set out in our privacy policy. (Found at the foot of the What We Do page on the MWA website - under the Who We Are tab.)
There will be full story on this in the MWA newsletter, For R Information, which goes out the first week of July.

In the meantime, please click here to be linked to a consent form that will ensure your name stays on the email lists.
If you have any questions please contact our Membership Coordinator Melissa Campbell at 519 823-1990 or email

Ben Bennett,
Executive Director
Municipal Waste Association

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