​ Webinar on Organics Disposal Bans

Thursday, December 7, 10:00am - 11:30am PST.

This webinar features speakers from local and regional government authorities in Canada that are either in the planning stages or have already implemented a ban on the disposal of organics. Hosted by the National Zero Waste Council (NZWC), this webinar is intended to provide tips and insights to other locales considering an organics disposal ban. The discussion will touch on pros and cons for putting a ban in place, stakeholder consultation, impacts on other residential/commercial producers of organic wastes, common pitfalls and monitoring for success.


  • Sophie Langlois-Blouin, Directrice aux opérations chez RECYC-QUÉBEC - on Quebec’s Provincial Organics Disposal Ban
  • Andrew Marr, Director of Solid Waste Planning, Metro Vancouver – on Metro Vancouver’s Regional Organics Disposal Ban
  • Lauren Minuk, Public Program Coordinator, Community & Customer Initiatives, City of Calgary - on Calgary’s ICI and Multi-Family Organics Source Separation Bylaw

Moderator: Bob Kenney, Nova Scotia Department of Environment & Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) Waste Management Task Group

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To participate in the webinar

  • Please visit this link on December 7, 2017: http://meet66017093.adobeconnect.com/webinar (please bookmark this link)
  • You will be taken to the "National Zero Waste Council - Member Webinar" page hosted by the Adobe Connect system.
  • Select "Enter as a Guest" and then type in your name as it will be displayed to the rest of the audience and presenter(s).
  • Click on "Enter Room" and the session will begin. To ensure that your participation is as smooth as possible, we invite you to run this "Adobe Connect" test sometime before the session. The test is located at: https://admin.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.
  • You will be able to hear the webinar presentation using Adobe Connect through your computer speakers.  This is the preferred way for you to have your audio setup.

  • If you are not able to make your computer speakers work then you are welcome to dial into our phone conference which will be in a listen-only mode. 

    • Dial-in Phone Numbers:
      1-877-385-4099 Toll Free (Canada & USA)
      613-212-4220 Ottawa
      514-395-9913 Montreal
      604-899-2339 Vancouver
      403-232-0994 Calgary
      780-421-1483 Edmonton
      416-883-0133 Toronto
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  • Verbal questions are not being taken over the phone conference nor are they being taken using Adobe Connect.

  • Questions and comments can be submitted using the text chat interface within Adobe Connect.

If you have any technical questions about the test and/or logging in, please email chris.chong@metrovancouver.org.