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ESP Hosts International Delegation to Discuss Waste as a Resource

Posted: February 4, 2016

East St. Paul hosts International delegation to discuss Waste as a Resource

On Friday, January 29th, the RM of East St. Paul hosted the final day of a 3-day workshop, From Waste to Resource – An Integrated Approach.  Organized and facilitated by the Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region (PMCR), experts in the field of waste from Canada and the Netherlands explored how municipalities can turn waste into a resource.

Over the 3-day workshop there was significant participation including representation from the public sector, private sector, academia and government.  The 3rd day of the workshop, hosted in East St. Paul, was designed specifically for elected officials.  The level of participation demonstrated that communities are ready to support regional planning, development and action.  "We cannot work solely within each of our own geographic boundaries and expect to deliver first class services and initiatives at a reasonable cost to our ratepayers” remarked East St. Paul Mayor Shelley Hart.  "We will be able to accomplish more, working collectively."

The PMCR will develop the next steps forward as well as inform on projects and direction as we move into the future as a region.

One of the Waste to Resource initiatives East St. Paul is exploring is a more robust yard waste composting program.  We currently collect yard waste at our Transfer Station and are looking to improve the end product for consumer use.  


The Partnership of the Capital Region (PMCR)

The Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region has been meeting together since 1999 to: work together to develop a competitive, economically strong Capital Region; build strong civic leadership in the Capital Region and strengthen working relationships; create awareness of Capital Region issues and concerns; and resolve issues.  We believe that through collaboration, the Capital Region as a whole can be greater than the sum of its parts and a model of regional cooperation and planning.  It recognizes and supports the autonomy of local government to develop and implement inter-municipal agreements. The organization also recognizes local government autonomy to deal with other governments and stakeholders directly.

There are 18 member municipalities in the PMCR; they account for 70% of the population in Manitoba.  


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