Ontario Recycler Workshop (ORW)

Across Ontario, recycling programs may soon be affected by changes detailed in the amended Blue Box Program Plan. What do the changes mean? How can program operators best prepare for the future, while managing programs effectively through the changes? It’s these topics and others that will be covered in this not-to-be-missed Ontario Recycler Workshop, on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Registration for ORW is open to all CIF stakeholders.

The CIF is also hosting two new training sessions in Collingwood on May 1. CIF trainings are hosted for municipal and First Nation staff, free of charge.

Both the ORW and training events will be hosted live at Living Water Resort; ORW is also available via webcast.

Ontario Recycler Workshop

  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • In person and by webcast
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (approximate)
  • All CIF stakeholders welcome to attend
  • Agenda

Pre-ORW Events (Tuesday, May 1)

Both training courses are full but you can sign up for the waiting list.

2018 CIF Training – Tuesday, May 1
Municipal & First Nations staff, free of charge

The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA or the Authority) was created by the government of Ontario to play a leading role in supporting the movement towards a circular economy in the province.

On Tuesday, May 1, in conjunction with CIF’s ORW and training events, RPRA staff will lead an interactive session that will answer your questions about our mandate, individual producer responsibility and the circular economy. We will also provide key updates on program wind ups and what to expect from these changes. This is also your first opportunity to see the registry and how you will interact with it.

If you haven’t signed up yet to attend, we urge you to do so now as space is limited.

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (lunch and snacks provided free of charge)

Location: Living Water Resort, Collingwood

Room: George Collins Room (off dining room)

Key topics RPRA will cover

  • What is the Authority’s role and mandate?
  • What is individual producer responsibility and how will it work?
  • What does the circular economy look like in my municipality?

Who should attend?

  • Municipal and First Nations staff members who are interested in learning more about RPRA’s mandate and Ontario’s move towards a circular economy.

For more information about the session: email Maria Constantinou, RPRA
For more information about event location/registration: email Margot Beverley

Simcoe County Landfill & Recycling Site Tour

For all stakeholders

Back by popular demand – Simcoe County staff would like to welcome CIF event participants to tour their landfill and recycling site. Simcoe County manages 18 programs on the site combining traditional and new technologies to achieve over 70% diversion.

5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on May 1 at 470, 10th Line, Collingwood (safety equipment required)

For details, email Rob McCullough, Simcoe County

The Carton Council of Canada is hosting an evening reception on May 1 at Living Water Resort. The reception features appetizers and a cash bar, at:

  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Living Water Resort, Bear Estates

Accommodations: We have reserved a small block of guest rooms at $159.99/night + HST, for April 30 and May 1. Reserve by March 20, using group code ACIF*:

*Guests responsible to reserve and pay for hotel accommodations individually 

To view the archive with information and links to slides from past ORWs: see ORW archive

For more Information: email CIF Communications