We are pleased to be hosting the 2016 SWANA Northwest Regional Symposium this coming April 6 – 8 at the Pinnacle at the Pier Hotel in North Vancouver. More than 200 delegates from Washington, Oregon, Yukon and British Columbia will be attending. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and get up to date on the state-of-the-art in the solid waste industry. We have a full slate of SWANA certified training courses taking place in the first part of the week, as well as workshops, tours, 18 session streams, close to 60 presentations and more than 70 speakers. Also attending are more than 25 exhibitors, with a sponsors’ reception on the evening of April 6th, and an evening of entertainment (a dinner and a unique show in Vancouver) on Thursday. Most of the sponsorship opportunities are spoken for but there are still a few to choose from.
Brought to you by the SWANA Pacific Chapter YPs The average person discards 81 lbs of textiles every year that is up from 68lbs last year. On Friday April 8th, show your old threads some love and win fabulous prizes!The YP’s are hosting our first ever Previously Loved Threads – Fashion Show Luncheon sponsored by HDR. Don’t miss the opportunity to win one of four prizes: Best in Show Best Fashion Diva Best Dressed Stud Donation Diver (best from the donated clothes rack)
April 4-6, 2016 Abbotsford, British Columbia Are you or your staff adequately equipped and trained to operate your compost facility? If not, join us for the Compost Facility Operators Course! SWANA members can apply for 15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) when they have completed the training program.
A temporary Environmental Resources Assistant summer student position is available for summer 2016 in the Recycling and Waste Management Division at the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). Reporting to the Manager, Recycling and Waste Management, this position assists Division staff with: developing and implementing solid waste management bylaws and waste diversion programs; providing support for expansion of and increased participation in curbside collection programs; and, researching short-term and long-term waste disposal options, as well as air quality initiatives, and related environmental sampling, monitoring and data compilation for the CVRD.
Due to uncertainty around future waste volumes and continued reduction in residual waste, Metro Vancouver has discontinued its current waste-to-energy procurement process. The development of new waste-to-energy is part of Metro Vancouver’s provincially approved Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan.