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 SWRC’s Waste Solutions Summit events will bring people together to explore ways to expand waste reduction services to communities across the province

  • Wednesday, October 16 -- Saskatoon [Ramada - 806 Idylwyld Dr N]
  • Tuesday, October 22 -- Regina [Turvey Centre - 100 Armour Rd Highway 6 N]
  • Thursday, October 24 -- Prince Albert [My Place - 2345 10th Ave West]



9:00 a.m. Registration & Networking

9:30 a.m. SARCAN's Community Refund Centres - While not every community is large enough to have a SARCAN depot, smaller communities can enhance their environmental sustainability by opening a Community Refund Centre. Come prepared to share your feedback and brainstorm with your peers to generate ideas to help smaller communities partner with SARCAN. Presenters will discuss case studies from successful Community Refund Centres.

10:00 a.m. Progress on Packaging and Paper Recycling Program - As Multi-Material Stewardship Western continues to implement their three-phase plan to take responsibility for and transition Saskatchewan’s packaging and paper blue box recycling program to full extended producer responsibility, they'll provide an update on Phase 1 progress targeting larger municipalities and phase 2 plans for regions, towns and villages, while welcoming feedback.

10:30 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Municipal  Waste Diversion Resources Workshop - an interactive discussion on the waste diversion information resources available to communities, followed by a brainstorming session to design a diversion program that participants could implement in their home community.

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Building the Future from the Past: deconstructing mass timber buildings -- Timberwood Innovations will discuss the business case for deconstructing, rather than demolishing, mass timber buildings like elevators, curling rinks warehouses and other structures. They also can provide options for clean wood.

2:00 p.m. Reducing cart contamination [Note - Saskatoon & Regina only]  -- It's an ongoing issue -- how do we get people to put the right stuff in the right place?    
2:30 p.m. Optional tours  [Prince Albert only: Tour starts 2:00 p.m.]
                  Saskatoon: Material Recovery Centre & Household Hazardous Waste Collection - The MRC is an ever-evolving waste diversion area that allows the public and businesses to drop off tires, concrete, used oil, electronics, appliances and more. The tour will include the City's weekly Household Hazard Waste Collection event.
                  Regina: Crown Shred & Recycling Material Recovery Facility - The shiniest recyclng facility in the province with all the latest sorting toys.
                  Prince Albert: Huma Terra -- Situated in the Birch Hills area, Huma Terra is one of the biggest users of finished compost in the province and committed to improving soil health. They inoculate Class A compost and create H-start, a pelletized product proven to benefit Saskatchewan soils.

4:30 p.m. Tour buses return [Prince Albert tour -- return 4:45p.m.]

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