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RCA Conference 2009 Announcement

Mark Your Calendars and Call for Speakers

The Recycling Council of Alberta is pleased to announce its 2009 Waste Reduction Conference, to be held October 14-16, 2009, at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary, Alberta. Please note that the date changed from previously published dates.

The conference will feature a wide variety of topics and sessions, and potential speakers are welcome to submit ideas for presentations on progressive waste reduction topics, including zero waste, effective education/promotion, and leading-edge technologies.

A wide choice of sponsorship opportunities to suit all budgets will also be available this year.

Potential speakers and sponsors are invited to contact the RCA at 403.843.6563 or info [at] recycle [dot] ab [dot] ca.

Posted January 28, 2009 by Anonymous

Recycling Council of Alberta Conference Updates

Recycling Council of Alberta

The RCA's 2008 Waste Reduction Conference "Paint the Town Green" will be held October 8-10, 2008 at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alberta. Read more »

Posted September 2, 2008 by Anonymous

2008 Rs of Excellence Awards - Call for Nominations

Hurry - application deadline is August 15, 2008

The RCA is seeking nominations for its 2008 Rs of Excellence Awards.

If you know a person, program or organization that has made an outstanding contribution towards waste reduction, please let us know.

Application is simple - Submit a brief description of the nominee’s achievements and why you think they deserve an award. Considered criteria include:

  • Environmental impacts (i.e. quantified reductions in waste)
  • Innovation and progressiveness
  • Leadership
  • History and track record
  • Overall environmental commitment

Please include contact information for the nominee as well as yourself. Also include two letters of support with your nomination.

You can use the electronic submission form at or fax your nomination to 403.843.4156. Read more »

Posted July 31, 2008 by Anonymous

2008 RCA Conference "Paint The Town Green"

Oct 8 2008 - 10:00am - Oct 10 2008 - 2:30pm

Recycling Council of Alberta

The RCA is happy to announce the 2008 Waste Reduction Conference "Paint The Town Green".

Let us paint you a picture of what awaits you. Bob and Fred, the event's paint can mascots, will guide you through the electronic conference brochure where you'll find agenda updates, registration information and other conference details. Be sure to visit this site often for program updates as speakers and sessions are secured. Register today to reserve your spot Read more »


Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper, AB

Posted June 13, 2008 by Anonymous

The Role of Waste-to-Energy in a Zero Waste World

The Recycling Council of Alberta has developed a presentation on the role and impact of waste-to-energy options in municipal waste management systems. This presentation is particularly suited to politicians (i.e., municipal councils) who may be interested in waste-to-energy alternatives, but have little technical background on the implications of this technology. Read more »

Posted February 11, 2008 by Anonymous

2008 Waste Reduction Conference & Call for Speakers

Mark Your Calendars and Call for Speakers

The Recycling Council of Alberta is pleased to announce its 2008 Waste Reduction Conference "Paint the Town Green" to be held October 8-10, 2008, at the beautiful Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alberta.

Our keynote speaker will be Andrew Nisker, Canadian writer and director of Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home, a film that features an average urban family who keep all the garbage they produce for three months. Read more »

Posted February 6, 2008 by Anonymous

Stakeholder Consultations for Alberta's New Paint Stewardship Program

Alberta's paint recycling program will be implemented on April 1, 2008. The Alberta Recycling Management Authority has been delegated to manage this new program.

Municipal solid waste management and recycling staff are key stakeholders in the new stewardship program. Building on the original consultations by Alberta Environment on a paint stewardship program, Alberta Recycling is seeking your input before finalizing the program. Read more »

Posted October 27, 2007 by Anonymous

Alberta Announces Long-Term Waste Strategy

As part of Waste Reduction Week, on Thursday, October 18 in Red Deer, Minister Rob Renner announced a new long-term waste strategy, which shares Waste Reduction Week's slogan "Too Good to Waste". The first action in the strategy is a new paint stewardship program that will enable Albertans to recycle used or leftover paint. Read more »

Posted October 19, 2007 by Anonymous

Youth Environmental Project Grants

Two programs supported by Alberta Environment that offer funding to young people interested in designing their own environmental sustainability projects.

The first, Mission:Sustainable, is limited to full-time post-secondary students. The second, YES Grants, are available to any youth aged 16 to 25. Read more »

Posted October 18, 2007 by Anonymous

RCA Newsflash "Albertans Challenged to Reduce Waste"

Waste Reduction Week has arrived!

The Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) is leading the province-wide promotional and educational campaign for the 2007 national Waste Reduction Week (WRW) campaign, October 15 to 21, 2007. The purpose of the week is to encourage waste reduction and minimization initiatives at home, at school and in communities and businesses. Visit for information. Read more »

Posted October 15, 2007 by Anonymous

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