Trevor Barton, Wet-Dry Marketing Officer for the City of Guelph, has been re-elected for a third term as National Chair of The Composting Council of Canada. Mr. Barton’s leadership was endorsed by over 250 of The Council’s members at their annual national conference and general meeting, held recently in London, Ontario.
"Composting is the means to convert a significant portion of the residential and commercial waste stream into value-added products for beneficial use," said Trevor Barton. "More and more communities across the country are developing composting programs to address their landfill and resource management issues. The leadership and experience gained from the City of Guelph’s composting program is benefiting the development of similar organics recovery initiatives across Canada."
Trevor Barton is a name well known within the waste-resource management industry, having contributed his expertise and energy to a variety of program development issues including diversion techniques, communication and education as well as product standards. He has represented The Council at various venues and with senior advisors and elected government officials.
"Trevor Barton’s re-election to National Chair is a reflection of the respect our members have for his contribution to the development of our Council and the composting industry across Canada ," said Susan Antler, Executive Director, The Composting Council of Canada. "Composting eventually will replace the way that waste is currently managed in our society. The continuity and experience that Trevor brings to both the position of National Chair and our Council’s efforts enables us to pursue our vision and implement the necessary support programs to make this change happen."
The Composting Council of Canada is a national, non-profit, member-driven organization with a charter to advocate and advance composting and compost usage. It serves as the central resource and network for the composting industry in Canada and, through its members, contributes to the environmental sustainability of the communities in which they operate.
For more information, contact Trevor Barton at 519-767-0598