Announcing 2019 RCA Workshop Series

The RCA is pleased to announce its workshop series for 2019.

The series starts with a workshop March 26 in Wetaskiwin on Single-Use Items Reduction Strategies that we are delivering in partnership with Waste Free Edmonton.

Increasingly, communities, governments of all levels and the public at large are targeting single-use items as a source of concern for environmental impacts such as litter and recycling challenges. This workshop will feature organizations that have made efforts to address the impacts of single-use items in their communities, including Blue Bayfield, an organization from Bayfield, Ontario, of concerned citizens with a mission to reduce the use of disposable items and prevent plastic and pollutants from entering their Great Lake and waterways.

The workshop will be hosted in Wetaskiwin, a city who is currently introducing a plastic checkout bag bylaw. They will be sharing their experiences, as will other municipalities who have, or are planning, bylaws addressing single use items.

Workshop details are posted at We hope you will join us to learn more about the opportunities to address single-use items.

The second workshop in the series will be in June on Illegal Dumping. This workshop is being presented in partnership with SWANA Northern Lights Chapter, and will be in Edmonton mid-June, with a potential second workshop in Calgary, depending on demand. This workshop will explore the realities and challenges of illegal dumping, including causes and mitigation strategies. This topic has been our strongest workshop request so we anticipate hot demand. Updates will be forthcoming at

And we already have a third workshop planned on November 21 in Lloydminster in partnership with the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council. This workshop will cater to our northeast members and associates – stay tuned for further details.

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