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SWRC 2022 Fall Workshops

Tuesday, October 4 -- Coronet Hotel, Prince Albert
Thursday, October 6 -- Heritage Inn, Moose Jaw


Gather to connect with colleagues and get the latest on waste reduction, recycling and composting:


  • A Smashing Success: Recycling Glass with SARCAN
        -- Kevin Acton, SARCAN Recycling (Prince Albert Workshop)
    Workshop SpeakerKevin is the Director of Operations at SARCAN Recycling, and has been with the company for over 30 years. He is extremely knowledgeable about recycling and is constantly seeking new and innovative ways to keep SARCAN's beverage container recycling program running efficiently. SARCAN's beverage container recycling program is the envy of North American recyclers as SARCAN continues to be one of the most efficient recycling systems in North America.

    Under Kevin’s leadership, SARCAN introduced paint and electronics recycling programs in 2006 and 2007 respectively. In 2021 SARCAN introduced battery collection into the depot network. He has traveled extensively throughout North America to research the recycling landscape, and how it is growing and changing.

    Employment for people of all abilities, protecting Saskatchewan’s natural beauty, and economic development are Kevin’s passions, and also the keys to the success of SARCAN Recycling.

    In his spare time, Kevin enjoys keeping tropical fish and aquatic horticulture.

       -- Sean Homenick, SARCAN Recycling (Moose Jaw Workshop)
    Workshop SpeakerSean Homenick (he/ him) has worked in the non-profit world for fifteen years and currently works with SARC and SARCAN Recycling as the Manager of Communications and Culture. He received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan with a specialization in Marketing and Management. Sean is proud to live car-free in downtown Saskatoon.

  • Sean Homenick is 6’9” in height. He did indeed play basketball and volleyball. Sean orders his shoes and pants online.  He truthfully does not get tired of hearing these questions.

  • Product Care's push for permanent Household Hazardous Waste depots -- Colleen Dixon, Product Care

  • Agriculture in Saskatchewan makes our world go round: demand for recycling agricultural plastics and packaging locally and across Canada
    -- Tammy Shields, Cleanfarms (Moose Jaw Workshop)
    Workshop SpeakerTammy is the Saskatchewan Program Advisor with Cleanfarms. Based out of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Tammy has been involved with recycling agricultural plastics since she led the first grain bag pilot in Saskatchewan, in 2010. 

    Cleanfarms works with the entire supply chain, from farmers through to the recycling facilities to ensure agricultural plastics and packaging can be responsibly managed and kept out of the environment.

  • Saskatchewan Markets for Compost End Use -- Trevor Bouchard, HumaTerra

  • The Single Use Plastics Ban: Who, What, Where, When & Why
    -- Joanne Fedyk, SWRC
    Workshop SpeakerJoanne Fedyk has been the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council since 1991. Her educational background is in Home and Family Economics, but that was a long time ago. She lives in Saskatoon with her husband and cat.

  • Update from the Ministry of Environment
    -- Speaker TBA

  • Creating a Culture of Repair
      -- Meg Dorwart, SWRC

  • Prince Albert's Waste Diversion Programs
       -- Todd Olexson, City of P.A. (Prince Albert Workshop)

  • Highway 55 Waste Region
      -- Ken Larson, Highway 55 (Prince Albert Workshop)