Calgary Composting & Material Recovery Facility Tour and Seminar on June 18, 2018
Do you want a closer look at how packaging is composted or recycled? Do you want a better understanding of today’s waste diversion challenges for businesses, packaging producers, and materials recovery management?
Join PAC, Packaging Consortium and RCA for this special event to hear insights from our panel of experts and to tour the new facilities in Calgary.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Shepard Waste Management Facility (11920 – 68 Street SE, Calgary, AB)
9:30 am – Registration
10:00 am to 12:15 pm – Seminar & panel discussion (list of speakers)
12:15 pm to 12:45 pm – Networking Lunch
12:45 pm – Compost & Material Recovery Facility Tours*
3:15 pm – Adjournment
* Due to limited capacity, attendees must pre-select their tour of the MRF or Compost Facility during registration
$139 + GST for PAC or RCA members
$169 + GST for non-members
About the tours:
The City of Calgary, in partnership with Chinook Resource Management Group, built the composting facility at the Shepard Waste Management Facility, which opened in July 2017. It accepts food and yard waste from the Green Cart Composting Program as well as dewatered biosolids, a nutrient-rich by-product from wastewater treatment. The Calgary Composting Facility is the largest of its kind in Canada. It produces Category A compost for use in gardens, parks, athletic fields, and farms.
The Material Recovery Facility (MRF) is owned and operated by Cascades Recovery Inc., which The City of Calgary contracts to sort and recover recycling items. Machines organize the materials, but employees also remove some items by hand to make sure they are sorted properly. About 70% of the sorting is completed by the machines with the remaining 30% handled manually by employees. Once items are sorted, they are sent to markets that turn them into new products.
PPE requirements during tours (participants must bring):
• Safety Hard Hat
• Safety Vest
• Safety Glasses
• Safety Footwear
• Change of clothing recommended
For more details and to register, please visit http://pac.ca/ePromos/promos/pac0943/