Special mwin workshop to discuss waste export to Michigan

Municipal Waste Integration Network (mwin) is hosting "Waste Export to Michigan: The Issues, Perceptions and Realities Workshop" on Thursday, November 20, 2003 (8:30 am 4:00 pm) in Kitchener, Ontario.

Join waste industry colleagues as key stakeholder representatives discuss the Michigan waste export issue and how they are impacted by the existing situation. The workshop will delve into who is affected on both sides of the border, how they are affected, what alternate long-term control methods are being examined and what contingency plans or Plan B (if any) are in place in the event border closes.

Workshop speakers include: a waste shipper (City of Toronto), a hauler (Miller Waste), and a receiver of municipal waste (Republic Services); a citizens’ interest group (Don’t Trash Michigan), GTA Working Group on Residual Waste representative; Michigan based organization (Michigan Waste Management Association) representative; Hwy. 401 municipalities representative (Regional Municipality of Waterloo); a representative of a border municipality (City of Windsor); Canadian Government (Environment Canada); and, a lawyer (Miller Thomson).

Who Should Attend?

Waste management directors, managers and supervisors ♦ Environmental / Waste Management Consultants ♦ Environmental Lawyers ♦ Transportation / Freight Lines / Haulers ♦ Politicians ♦ Private Sector Waste Management Companies ♦ Citizens’ or Municipal Groups interested in transportation of waste through their communities ♦ Provincial / State and Federal Government Environment bureaucrats and politicians.

Attendees will gain a clear understanding of the impacts of this critical issue, how NAFTA affects it, future plans that stakeholders have identified to deal with this issue, express opinions, present new solutions, meet and network with other key stakeholders and possibly work toward development of a mutually satisfactory strategy.

To register or learn about speaker details, visit the mwin website (www.mwin.org/events) and download the workshop registration form.

Contact: Maryanne Hill, executive director, mwin
Tel: 519-620-9654
E-mail: mhill@mwin.org