AtCan Chapter members comprise a diverse collection of dedicated individuals working daily on waste management solutions for the Maritimes. Members are actively involved in the areas of waste collection and transfer systems; material recovery, recycling, and reuse; and landfill engineering and operations. As a result of the continually changing solid waste field, there exists an ongoing need for members to upgrade their skills. The goal of the AtCan Chapter is to regionally assist our members in meeting work challenges effectively and professionally.
Colchester Waste Reduction Warriors – Cleaned Highway Ramp – Strangest items – Dozen adult very used disposal diapers (not all together) face masks, DQ restaurant of choice & Tim cups.
Yarmouth Transfer Station Team – 300kgs in 5 km – lots of big items lost their way on the trip to the transfer station.
Pictou County Solid Waste Education Team – Beautiful trail and river clean up.
Prince Edward Island Waste Management – The ornament in the center of the collage was the most unusual item found.
The rest was a lot of take-out food and snack packaging, cigarette packages & face masks.
CANADIAN CHAPTER BUILDERS AWARD 2018
The Atlantic Canada Chapter has long been fortunate to have a variety of industry leaders among its membership as we have seen the region take a key role in advancing innovative solid waste resource management solutions. Bruce Forest has long been one of those individuals. As a dedicated SWANA member for twenty years and current Director of the Atlantic Canada Chapter, Bruce has always been an advocate and willing host and participant in Chapter based training, tours and events. At times going above and beyond, such as when registration and administrative support staff were provided to help make the 2008 Canadian Symposium a resounding success.
During his twenty years with SWANA, Bruce was a long serving employee of the Municipality of the District of Chester as both the Director of Public Works and Solid Waste Manager. In addition to his formal training, Bruce was one of the first graduates of the Technical University of Nova Scotia's Certificate Program in Environmental Management in 1994. Since then, Bruce has earned several SWANA certifications, and has been a leader in the promotion and showcasing of innovative technologies, such as GPS based landfill compaction, leachate treatment, complementary on site wind turbine power generation, and has been a key player in bringing the Sustane fuel pelletizing technology to reality at the Chester Environmental Management Park. For his ongoing commitment to industry excellence and our Chapter, we are pleased to honour him as the 2018 recipient of the Chapter Builder Award.
Congratulations to the Eastern Regional Services Board recognized at WasteCon 2016 with the Silver Transfer Station Excellence Award.
During WasteCon 2016 members of the Eastern Regional Services Board were recognized with a Silver Transfer Station Excellence Award. The Municipality of East Hants was also recognized with Runner-Up for Best Safety Innovation Award.
From Left to right: Christie Dean (Manager of Waste Operations, Eastern Regional Service Board),
Bill Vanderlinden (VP Sales, Nexgen Process Systems Inc.),
Clifford Smith (Infrastructure Engineering Lead AMEC Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure),
Rich Allen (President, Solid Waste Association of North America–SWANA),
Ken Kelly (Chief Administrative Officer, Eastern Regional Service Board).