Waste & Recycling


RCO Waste Minimization Awards

On Thursday, October 20, 2005, the Recycling Council of Ontario will host the Ontario Waste Minimization Awards. Th...

On Thursday, October 20, 2005, the Recycling Council of Ontario will host the Ontario Waste Minimization Awards. This awards gala is the culmination of all provincial activities that will take place during Waste Reduction Week in Canada from October 17th to October 23rd.

“‘Too Good to Waste’ is the driving principle and a constant reminder of the value of the environment as the irreplaceable element for all life on our planet,” says the event website (visit www.rco.on.ca).

“Over the many years of supporting Waste Reduction Week in Canada, the RCO has witnessed a strong and steady growth in awareness of what waste truly means to our world both at home and abroad. Driven by a need to protect a fragile environment and conserve shrinking natural resources, organizations at all levels have made waste management and sustainability their goal.

“Waste minimization is the cornerstone of global environmental sustainability. It is our privilege to recognize those Ontario entities that have gone the distance to create viable programs in waste minimization/elimination. Leading by example is the surest way to educate all society about the disastrous consequences of uncontrolled waste and to communicate the existence of new, viable alternatives.

“The October 20th Awards will pay tribute to all those Ontario organizations, corporations, municipalities, educational institutions and individuals who are making a difference in our world for those who inhabit it now and for those generations to come.

To register for the awards gala, please contact the RCO Events Manager at 416-657-2797 ext 4 or at events@rco.on.ca


The City of Stratford is rolling out the “green carpet” to welcome guests to this premier RCO event and they guarantee that your stay will be memorable. Reduced hotel rates and discounted theatre tickets are being offered to turn your visit into a “weekend getaway.”

Reception and Awards

Join the nominees and other guests for a cash bar reception at 5:00 pm on October 20th with some toe tapping entertainment from the 1939 Casino Stage Band. Then settle in for the evening dinner and awards ceremony.

5:00 PM Reception (Cash Bar)
6:00 PM Dinner and Awards
9:00 PM Winners Circle (Cash Bar)


The Waste Minimization Awards will offer an afternoon tour of two Stratford businesses that embody the recycling spirit. The tour will leave and return from the Arden Park Hotel in the afternoon and will visit CRP Products and Stack and Pack It. Coach transportation will be provided by the city of Stratford. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what innovation in recycling can accomplish.

3:00 pm – Coach departs Arden Park
3:15 pm – Stack and Pack It
4:00 pm – C. R. Plastics
5:00 pm – Coach returns to Arden Park


Arden Park Hotel
Reservations: 1-877-788-8818
Phone: 519-275-2936
Fax: 519-275-2938
Email: ardenpk@orc.ca

552 Ontario Street
P.O. Box 1040
Stratford, ON
N5A 6W4

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