May 13, 2015

Registration Opens

Swana Certification Exams and Alberta Landfill Operator Exam

Composting Workshop - Composting Operational Tips and Tricks

Assiniboine B

Scott Gamble of CH2M will provide an overview of common tools and tricks for monitoring and tracking operational details at your site. Aimed at compost site supervisors and managers, this workshop will include an overview of windrow/pile sampling methods and provide examples of data tracking tools.

Guided Tour of the Human Rights Museum

Golf Tournament

(transportation provided, meet at registration desk)


(on your own)

Young Professionals luncheon and Networking event

Tache Room

Tour 1: Grass and Gas

Sponsored by IGRS:
Meet at 12:45 pm at the registration desk to
board buses. Buses depart at 1:00 pm sharp!

Tour the Brady Road Resource Management Facility's landfill gas capture system, leaf and yard waste composting facility and biosolids composting facility.

Tour 2: Recovered & Covered

Tour Emterra Environmental’s Material Recovery Facility, and BFI’s Prairie Green landfill.

Tradeshow Setup

Grand Ballroom

(setup also available Thursday morning from
7:00 am – 8:30 am)

Welcome Reception

Provencher Ballroom

Get settled into the hotel and join us in the Provencher Ballroom, located in the historical Fort Garry Hotel, for an evening of cocktails and locally inspired hors d'oeuvres.

After Party

Prairie 360 Revolving Restaurant
(attached to the Fort Garry Hotel)

May 14, 2015


Grand Ballroom

Conference Opening

Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by Lystek International and Modulo Beton

Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Speaker David Lee, TrashTrack

Trade Show Opening & Coffee Break in Trade Show

Grand Ballroom

Opening Plenary Session

Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by Geoware Inc.

• Waste and Recycling Programs in Manitoba and National Performance Reporting - Jim Ferguson, Green Manitoba
• National Solid Waste Benchmarking Initiative - Data Collection, Management and Assessing Performance – Tara Wilcox and Jennifer White,AECOM
• Improving Canada’s Record on Reducing and Recycling Waste – Jane Stewart, CCME

Lunch in Tradeshow

Grand Ballroom

SWANA AGM at 12:40

METRICS - Session 1A

Assiniboine A
Sponsored by MMSM

• Municipal Solid Waste Characteristics – Juliane Ruck, City of Lethbridge
• Recycling Trends – Carlson Yepes, City of Calgary
• MRF Efficiency - Are Tonnes the Most Accurate
and Effective Measurement Method for Determining Overall Program Effectiveness and Costs? – Paulina Leung, Emterra Group

ORGANIC Stores - Session 1B

Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by Emterra Group

• Measuring Organics Success across Canada – Scott Gamble, CH2M
• Manitoba Composts-Providing Incentives
to Improve Organic Waste Diversion – Jolene Rutter, Green Manitoba
• Evolution of the City of Winnipeg Composting Program – Randy Park, City of Winnipeg


Assiniboine B
Sponsored by KGS Group

• Construction, Renovation & Demolition Waste Diversion in Manitoba – Lisa Quinn, Green Manitoba
• City of Winnipeg Corporate Waste Reduction Strategy – Avery Gottfried, Tetra Tech and Lindsay Mierau, City of Winnipeg
• Solid Waste Management in Remote Fly-in First Nations – Ahmed Oyegunle and Shirley Thompson, University of Manitoba

Coffee Break in Trade Show

Grand Ballroom

METRICS (Continued) - Session 2A

Assiniboine A
Sponsored by Tire Stewardship Manitoba

• Understanding “the Latest and the Greatest”: Use Benchmarking to Compare Solid Waste Management Systems and to Determine When Your Community is Ready for New Options – Wilbert Yang, Tetratech
• Metrics Matter – Why Reliable Data is Critical to Measuring Success – Chris Ronson, Emerge Knowledge
• Landfill Gas - Measuring Success in the 1st Year of Operation and Setting a Roadmap for the future – Nathan Ziegler, Saskatoon Light & Power


Grand Ballroom

• From Landfill “Waste” to Beneficial Use – How Innovative, Canadian Technology is Helping North Battleford Lead the Way in Biosolids Management – Mike Beswick, Lystek International Inc and Stewart Schafer, City of North Battleford
• Estimating Organic Waste Generation Rates and Quality at Large Institutions – Dr. Daryl McCartney, Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence
• Foodscrap collection the cheapest, fastest and yes, easiest means of achieving sustainability – Rod Muir, Sure-Close Inc.


Assiniboine B

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
• Exercising Your Emergency Plan- Hands on tabletop exercise – Becky Raddatz and Brittany Phillips, City of Winnipeg

3:50 pm – 4:30 pm
Moving Underground Mountains: A Winnipeg Landfill and Shooting Range Removal Success Story – Carmen Anseeuw and Don Davies, Stantec Consulting Ltd

Trade Show Reception

Grand Ballroom
(Wine and cheese networking event)

Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Millennium Centre, 389 Main Street
6:00 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Awards and Entertainment

Join us at the Millennium Centre – a beautifully restored historic bank in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. Entertainment provided by the prairie-raised improv group,Outside Joke.
(buses departing every 15 minutes between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm to take you to the Millennium Centre and returning between 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm)

After Party

Kings Head Pub, 120 King Street

May 15, 2015

Breakfast (plated service)

Grand Ballroom

Keynote Speaker - Feed the Soil Compost

Grand Ballroom

Susan Antler, Executive Director,
The Compost Council of Canada


Assiniboine A
Sponsored by Revelstoke iron Grizzly

• Manitoba Waste Disposal Ground Regulatory Update – Ashley Keep, Conservation and Water Stewardship
• The Benefits of Alternative Daily Cover - Tony Sperling, Revelstoke Iron Grizzly
• Litter in the Windy City – Dave Schaff and Scott Stubbings, City of Lethbridge


Grand Ballroom

• The Master Composter Program, a Solution for Organic Waste Diversion – Sylvie Hébert, Green ActionCentre
• Measuring Success - The Green Bin Outreach Project – Jesse Edsall, Regional Municipality of Durham
• Waste Diversion Partnering Outside the Box is Worth its Weight in Diversion – Carol Slaughter, Region of Durham


Assiniboine B

• Automated Curbside Collection – Yikes, There’s Lots to Know When Implementing a Program – StaceySchaub-Szabo, S-CubedEnvironmental
• The Communal Collection Trend - the End of Curbside Residential Waste/Recycling Collection? – Dave Hallman, Earthbin Products
• Lessons from Europe: The Role of Recycling Depots in the Circular Economy – Paul van der Werf, 2cg

Coffee Break in Trade Show

Grand Ballroom

Closing Plenary Panel: How do we measure up in an emergency?

Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by Evraz Recycling – Winnipeg

• Personal Environmental Liability – Beware of What You (Don’t) Bargain For - Sven Hombach, Fillmore LLP
• The Iqaluit Landfill Fire, Lessons Learned from a Major Environmental Emergency – Tony Sperling, Sperling Hanson Associates Inc.
• Biomedical Waste Management - HealthSciences Center

Farewell Lunch & Closing Remarks

Grand Ballroom