Webinar – EPR Transition: Making It Work for your Community

Lessons Learned from Working with PROs

Thursday, June 27, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM MT

Are you curious about what it is like to negotiate servicing contracts with Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs)? Join us for a webinar hosted by the Recycling Council of Alberta in collaboration with Dillon Consulting Ltd., titled “EPR Transition: Making It Work for Your Community.” Participants will gain insights into lessons learned from other communities who have successfully navigated the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) transition with the PROs in their respective jurisdictions. Engage with those who have gone before us as they share their unique approaches and experiences. A Q&A panel discussion will serve to deepen your understanding of the process and broaden your knowledge of potential opportunities. Don’t miss out on this valuable discussion—secure your spot today!

This webinar has been developed for the RCA by Dillon Consulting Ltd. and its Waste Advisory Services team, drawing on their recent experience supporting several municipalities in their planning and preparation for EPR transition in other Canadian provinces, as well as their extensive knowledge of EPR programs and municipal integrated solid waste management systems. Meet the team representing Dillon in this webinar below:

Beth Goodger, Waste Management Consultant: Beth is a Waste Management Consultant working from Dillon’s Hamilton, Ontario office. She has over 36 years of municipal solid waste experience and transitioned from municipal government in 2019. During her career she has held various technical and senior leadership roles and has expertise in planning, development, implementation, and operation of all aspects of an integrated waste management system – for small and large municipalities. She has been assisting  municipalities in Change Management planning for transition of recycling program responsibilities to producers and is a certified Change Management practitioner.

Sydney Baker, Waste Management Planner: Sydney is a Waste Management Planner working out of Dillon’s Toronto office. She has a strong understanding of extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulations having worked in regulatory compliance for Ontario’s EPR programs, including her prior role as the Blue Box Coordinator for the Ontario transition to producer responsibility for printed paper and packaging. She is also experienced in  supporting municipalities in reviewing and updating waste management practices.

Panelist Presentations:

  • Melissa Murray, Township of Algonquin Highlands, ON – Learn about EPR transition for a municipality with a depot collection system continuing to provide recycling services through an agreement with Circular Materials (CM).
  • Isabelle Godin, Kent Regional Service Commission, NB – Hear about the transition experience as a service provider to CM, managing curbside waste for 7 municipalities in eastern NB.
  • Deanna Dakin, Region of Waterloo, ON – Ontario’s Blue box program started in the Region in 1983 in the City of Kitchener. Hear about this upper-tier municipality’s recent experience in transitioning blue box responsibilities to CM and how it affected the waste management services that the Region provides for its seven lower tier municipalities (3 cities and 4 townships).

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