MEIA Waste Diversion Workshop October 29, 2019

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October 29, 2019
Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park
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MEIA Waste Diversion Workshop

Opportunities & Benefits of Diverting and Recovering Clean Wood Waste in Manitoba

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 8:00am - 1:00pm

Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews, Winnipeg

As part of the Manitoba Association of Regional Recyclers annual forum, MEIA will once again be hosting a half day workshop on an emerging waste diversion issue and opportunity. This year we will be focusing on the Opportunities and Benefits of Diverting and Recovering Clean Wood Waste in Manitoba. The workshop aims to bring together representatives from companies and sectors that generate wood waste with experts on waste diversion and reuse and biomass energy recovery opportunities. The objective is to strengthen connections between the supply side and the demand side of wood waste management.

Call MEIA at (204) 783-7090 to register.

Workshop Agenda 


Continental Breakfast and Registration



Opening Remarks



Setting the Context: Wood Waste in Manitoba (Mike Fernandes, MEIA)



Northlands First Nation – An Integrated Approach to Wood Waste Diversion and Biomass Energy Recovery (Bruce Duggan, Boke Consulting)



Manitoba Hydro Biomass Energy Pilot – Evaluating Wood waste biomass energy recovery options at University of Winnipeg and Ste. Eustache School (Trevor Sims, Manitoba Hydro; Kyle MacDonald, UofWinnipeg; Claude Plante, Ste. Eustache School)



Networking Break



Solid Waste Area Management Project (SWAMP) – Diverting Municipal Wood Waste to Biomass Energy in South Central Manitoba (Brent Kletke, SWAMP)



Panel Discussion: An Industry Perspective on the Challenges, Barriers and Opportunities for Enhancing Wood Waste Diversion and Recovery

  • Spencer Curtis (Hilton Homes/Manitoba Home Builders Assoc.)
  • Wayne Ludman (Manitoba Sustainable Energy Assoc.)
  • Rick Reid (Supply Chain Management Assoc. Manitoba)
  • Ward Perchuk (Forestry Industry Assoc. Manitoba)



Brief Overview of Available Funding and Supports for Enhancing Wood Waste Diversion and Recovery in Manitoba (Margo Shaw, NRC-IRAP)



Wrap-up & Next Steps – Where do we go from here?


12:15pm – 1:00pm

Lunch and Networking


Register through MEIA by calling (204) 783-7090

MEIA Members: $50    Students: $50    Non-members: $70

*This MEIA waste diversion workshop is presented in collaboration with the Manitoba Association of Regional Recyclers as part of the 2019 Manitoba Recycling and Waste Reduction Forum. For full details and registration for other Forum tours and events, please visit


MEIA programming is supported by funding provided by The Government of Canada and the Manitoba government.