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SWRC's Fall Workshops are a great way to connect with colleagues and learn about what is happening in waste reduction in Saskatchewan.

October 3, 2023 - Yorkton
October 5, 2023 - North Battleford


Host Community Programs & Updates - an opportunity to learn from the experiences of other communities, what is working for them, what they tried that didn't work, and their future plans.
City of Yorkton - Lyndon Hicks, Solid Waste & Environmental Programs Manager Presentation
City of North Battleford - Jeff Blanchard, Assistant Director, Operations Presentation

Free Stores & Share Sheds -- Best Practices so far -- Sheila Molloy, Coast Waste Management Association  Presentation  Video
How can we keep still-good stuff from ending up in landfill? Sheila will discuss the learnings of remote and island communities in B.C. who have established Free Stores or Share Sheds that encourage residents to drop off, rather than throw away, good stuff.

Exploring Circular Economy - Joanne Fedyk,SWRC  Presentation
The Circular Economy involves designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems. What does this look like in practice? What can we do here to achieve a more circular system?

SWRC Countertop Composter Research: Prelminary Results -- Lisa Howse, SWRC Presentation
SWRC's Countertop Composter Research project involves trying out available countertop composters under various conditions and testing the finished product.  Lisa will give you the (preliminary) scoop and start the discussion on whether countertop composters could be a solution for multi-family homes or small businesses.

Household Hazardous Waste Program Update -- Richard Hodges, Product Care - Presentation

Ministry of Environment updates -- Presentation
Yorkton: Kyla Clincke, Waste Stewardship & Recycling and Dominique Turcotte, Environmental Protection Branch
North Battleford:  Jania Chilima, Waste Stewardship & Recycling and Ryan Leblanc, Environmental Protection Branch

Landfill fires -- Prevention & Treatment -- Sheri Praski, SWANA Northern Lights -- Presentation

 Technology and equipment now available to achieve total diversion of MSW from landfills -- Randall Johnson, TJ Disposal Carbotura website
A discussion of the potential of multiphase microwave reactors to treat municipal waste.

Tours -- 
Yorkton -- SaskAbility's New Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Recycling Centre

North Battleford -- Timberwood Innovations