AnniversaryBooklet - page 9

THE SASKATCHEWAN WASTE
MANAGEMENT ADVISORY
GROUP AND WESTERN CANADA
TASK FORCE
March 1993 –
Saskatchewan Environment and
Resource Management establishes the joint
stakeholder/government Waste Management
Advisory Group. GOAL - develop a comprehensive
management plan for used oil materials.
Saskatchewan industry takes the lead on the
Collection and Processing Committees.
At regular meetings throughout Saskatchewan and
western Canada, many stakeholders are involved.
Some do not consider waste oil management a big
issue. Environmental groups see it differently. Urban
and rural municipalities don’t want waste oil in their
landfills. The private sector recycling industry wishes
to continue to service customers in the free market.
And while provincial governments want a solution
- with environmental jurisdiction largely provincial -
different approaches begin to appear.
September 1993 -
The oil and filter industry mobilizes
and forms the Western Canada Used Oil/Container/
Filter Task Force to develop a common used oil, filter
and container management plan across western
Canada. The next nine months prove critical to moving
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