Alberta EPR Municipal Workshop – Free Webinar this Wednesday, January 5th

EPR Municipal Workshop – Jan. 5, 2022
January 5, 2022, 10:30 a.m. to noon (Mountain Time)

Do you still have questions about EPR and what it means for your municipality? The RCA, Alberta Municipalities, and Rural Municipalities of Alberta are teaming up to present an EPR workshop for municipalities.

Join us this Wednesday to learn what residential recycling looks like under an EPR program and what the impacts will be on HHW programs. This is a great opportunity for municipalities to ask questions, hear from experts on their experiences and debrief about the ministry’s EPR engagement sessions.

Our guest speakers will discuss their experiences implementing EPR in their jurisdiction, and share lessons learned. Hear from Dave Gordon and Andrew Doi who will provide insight into the impacts municipalities can expect to experience under EPR:

Dave Gordon is Senior Advisor – Waste Diversion for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. Dave has been active in the waste management industry for over 25 years having held positions in both the public and private sector. Over the last five years, he has helped lead the successful shift of Ontario’s Blue Box to full producer responsibility and worked closely with the province on other key regulatory policies related to producer responsibility, organic waste reduction and diversion, and environmental oversight and enforcement. The collaborative municipal approach on waste policy established under his leadership has led to some of the most significant changes in waste policy in the last two decades.

Andrew Doi is an Environmental Planner at Metro Vancouver, who specializes in Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs and policy. Andrew holds a Master’s degree in Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University and is a Registered Professional Planner. Andrew began working at Metro Vancouver in 2001, and he has been focusing on EPR programs for over a decade.

The session will be introduced by City of Calgary Councillor Peter Demong, who has been leading municipal advocacy for EPR in Alberta. The workshop will be moderated by Jason London from The City of Calgary, who has been a long-term member of the RCA’s EPR Project Team.

For more information, and to register for this free session, click HERE.