[Coast Waste Management Association]
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CWMA Annual Conference
October 19th - 21st, 2016

Coast Waste Management Association Conference 2016
The Social Life of Waste

October 19th - 21st, 2016
at the Westin Bear Mountain, Victoria BC

The Coast Waste Management Association invites you to join us for our annual conference October 19th - 21st, 2016 in Victoria, BC.

“The Social Life of Waste” will bring together waste and recycling professionals to network and explore leading edge topics that affect the waste management and recycling sector today.

Joining us to start our conference this year are two renowned sustainability experts. Dr. Jennie Moore is an Associate Dean of Building Design and Construction Technology programs at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Jennie currently serves as a core advisor to the International Ecocity Framework and Standards, an exciting international initiative aimed at developing performance metrics to bring cities in balance with nature. The ecocity approach to sustainable development seeks to maximize the possibility that cities can sustainably meet a majority of their needs from the natural capital of their own bioregions.

Also joining us will be J.D. Lindeberg, President of Resource Recycling Systems, a Michigan-based firm that specializes in sustainable resource strategies and waste recovery solutions. J.D. worked on the Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste report and has firsthand knowledge on mixed waste processing or “dirty MRF” facilities and how they fit into the recycling landscape of today.

Building on our successes from past conferences, the planning committee is hard at work developing a full program with topics and presenters covering a broad range of subjects. Some of the potential topics include; Managing Waste After a Natural Disaster, Industry Safety, Remote Community initiatives, Abandoned vessels, Ocean Waste & Pollution in the Marine Environment, and Funding Waste & Recycling Systems. Stay tuned for updates as things fall into place.

Tours being proposed include Mountain Equipment Co-op, an organization that strives to continuously adopt and execute leading practices in environmental, social and economic sustainability; the award winning Hartland Landfill; and the Axe & Barrel Brewery in Langford - a craft brewery with a local sustainability focus.

Registration is available now on the CWMA website events page or by clicking here. The conference will be held at the beautiful Westin Bear Mountain with room rates starting at $142.00 per night (plus taxes). Click here to reserve your room online.

Sponsorship and Tradeshow opportunities are available by contacting CWMA.

We hope you can join us and participate in this exciting event.

Will Burrows
Executive Director
Tel (250) 733 2213
Toll free 1-866-386-2962
Fax (250) 733 2214


Transportation links:

  • BC Ferries:
  • PCL Bus:
  • If you are interested in ride-sharing from Vancouver or the Lower Mainland please email the office and we will endeavour to connect you with another attendee.