Join PAC and the Recycling Council of Alberta for a behind the scenes looks at the impressive Edmonton Waste Management Centre. Facilities include the Material Recovery Facility (MRF), Integrated Processing and Transfer Facility and the Global Electric Electronic Processing Alberta.

Also featuring presentations by:
• Neil Burkard, Public Education Specialist - Edmonton Waste Management Centre
• Leanne Michie, City of Calgary - The City of Calgary's ICI Waste Diversion Program
• Erin Wildeboer, Waste Diversion Program Liaison - Strathcona County - The Green Routine

The Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) is an almost 6,000 square metre (64,000 square feet) recycling plant capable of processing 70,000 tonnes per year. The MRF is one of the most advanced plants in North America for recycling mixed materials. It processes all types of recyclables accepted in the City's Blue Bag, Blue Bin and Recycling Depot collection programs.

The Integrated Processing and Transfer Facility (IPTF) is where garbage arrives and is divided into three separate waste streams: composting, biofuels production and landfill.
Facility features include:

  • Two loading bays with hydraulic tampers to compact loads
  • Two 120 ton rotating screens with bag breaking "spikes" to separate materials into different streams
  • Manual pick stations, magnets and other equipment to remove unprocessable materials such as propane bottles
  • A mechanical system to produce feedstock for Enerkem's Waste-to-Biofuels Facility from processed waste
  • An overland conveyor to carry organic waste materials to the Edmonton Composting Facility and non-recyclable, non-compostable waste to the adjacent Waste-to-Biofuels Facility
  • Bays to load material unsuitable for recycling, composting or gasification into trailers for transport to other landfills for disposal
  • An overhead viewing gallery to allow tour groups to watch the facility in action

Using cutting edge processes and equipment, the 45,000 square foot Global Electric and Electronic Processing Inc. (GEEP) facility processes more than 30,000 tonnes per year of old computers, televisions, and a wide range of electrical and electronic waste materials for recycling.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn about packaging's end of life as well as network with fellow industry professionals.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
8:45am - Registration
9:00am - 10:15am - Presentations
10:15am - 12:15pm - Tour
12:15pm - 1:00pm - Networking Lunch (catered onsite)

250 Aurum Road NE (formerly 13111 Meridian Street NE), just north of where Anthony Henday Drive meets Yellowhead Trail in northeast Edmonton.


PAC or RCA members: $50
Non Members: $70
-Plus applicable taxes

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For more information:
Lindsey Ogle
Education Manager and Event Coordinator
PAC, Packaging Consortium

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