About SWANA Ontario

The Ontario Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America has been operational for over 30 years and is the leading professional association in the solid waste field.

We are a non-profit, educational organization that serves individuals and communities responsible for the management and operation of municipal solid waste management systems.

Our Ontario Chapter is the go-to in Ontario for solid waste training. We are proud to have educated thousands of solid waste professionals in industry best practices for tomorrow’s emerging technologies.

Dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in the field, we offer:

  • In-class training courses
  • A Young Professionals (YP) group
  • Special educational and social events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Mentorship and support
  • And much more

We are an engaged group of private and public workers who are active in the field and committed to supporting members in achieving their professional goals.

For more information, contact us.

SWANA Ontario Chapter | Board of Directors & Staff

Connect with our Board:


Debbie Conrad
Executive Director


Peter Kryger
Niagara Region


Past- President
Emil Prpic
Niagara Region

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SWANA Advisory Board Rep
Linda Churchill
Region of Waterloo


Art Mercer
Region of Halton


Secretary – Treasurer
Alida Kusch

Dillon Consulting

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Merissa Bokla
Norfolk County


Larry Conrad
LGC Professional Services


Annette Synowiec
City of Toronto


Shannan McGarr

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Doug Robinson
Robinson Environmental

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SWANA Safety Ambassador
Das Soligo
Wellington County


Andrew Sprunt
Township of North Algoma Wilberforce

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Toni Tielemans 
Region of Halton

Isaac Van Ravenswaay 
Region of Niagara


Peter Hargreave
Policy Integrity