CWMA Panel Event: Multi-Family Dwelling Diversion Challenges & Solutions

CWMA Panel & Roundtable Discussion Event

Multi-Family Dwelling Waste Diversion Challenges & Solutions

Time for a great discussion!

The intention is for this event to build to a second event in 2023 that dives deeper into actionable conversation guided by your interests and the discussion. 


Friday, November 18, 2022 | 10:00 AM – Noon PST | Virtual Event

Let’s look at a number of perspectives on Multi-Family Dwelling waste diversion and explore the challenges and potential solutions together. We will start with a panel of perspectives and then head to the room for roundtable updates from those who are in the process who have implemented Multi-Family Unit processes or have resources to share.
  • Perspective: The challenges of Multi-Family Buildings (Metro-Vancouver Multi-Family Unit Composition Study results) 
  • Perspective: Multi-Tenant Building/Property Manager (QuadReal is a leader at managing waste, recycling and compost in a large multi-tenant properties)
  • Perspective: Local Government (City of Victoria‘s general analysis and things to consider as you search for solutions)
  • Perspective: Regional District (RDCO implemented a toolkit for property managers with lessons learned and successes) PLUS welcome GreenStep Solutions who worked closely with the RDCO on the initiatives.

– COST –

CWMA Members $20 | Non-Members $25

+GST | CWMA’s base operating budget relies on event revenue and member fees in equal measure: we are grateful for your support!
Event pricing has been kept low to ensure everyone can attend, but if the price is still a barrier for you to participate, please be in touch with us. Differential pricing options for students and non-profits is available.


9:50 AM — Virtual Doors open early for networking
10:00 AM — Welcome!
10:05 AM — Panel presentations followed by q&a
11:15 AM — Facilitated Roundtable (attendees are welcome to bring a related update)
11:55 AM — Next Steps / Conclusion


CWMA uses the Zoom Platform for events. Dial-in option is available but participants must confirm the dial-in phone number to be admitted to the event. Details on how it will all work will be sent in advance. 

Our Panel


Terry Fulton, P.Eng.

Metro Vancouver

Terry is a Senior Project Engineer with Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Implementation Team, working toward reducing waste disposal and advancing the circular economy in the province’s most populous region. Terry’s exposure to the solid waste industry was as a waste sorter, combing through the fascinating and eye-opening mix of materials that get disposed on a daily basis. Today, Terry manages Metro Vancouver’s waste composition program which helps to shape the conversation around what’s still in our garbage, and how we can get it out of there.


Rory Tooke

City of Victoria, BC

Rory is the Manager of Sustainability and Asset Management at the City of Victoria. He established and leads the solid waste engineering and planning function of the City with responsibilities for zero waste and circular economy policies and programs, planning and design of municipal solid waste services and corporate sustainability initiatives. He was a founding member of the BC Energy Step Code Council that developed BC’s regulatory pathway to achieve net zero energy buildings and was a member of the project team that led the design of Surrey’s Clayton Community Centre – the largest Passive House facility of its kind. Rory holds a Masters and PhD in natural resources management from the University of British Columbia.

Nisha Agrawal


An advocate for ESG, Nisha Agrawal is QuadReal’s Director, Sustainability, joining the company in 2017.  Her expertise includes promoting green building certifications across the Canadian portfolio and supporting development of environmental, social and governance practices at QuadReal properties internationally. Nisha brings 10+ years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, beginning her career in Finance at Bentall Kennedy, then into Sustainability, and for the past 5 years has been developing programs to effectively streamline and integrate sustainability initiatives with operations. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of BC and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC.  

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Rae Stewart

Regional District of Central Okanagan 

Rae Stewart is the Waste Reduction Facilitator at the Regional District of Central Okanagan. In her time at the RDCO (17 years and counting!) , Rae has been responsible for the region wide curbside collection program ( including automated roll out), departmental marketing, education, program development, consultation and implementation of the Solid Waste Management Plan, a multitude of ReUse initiatives and events, the launch of the Commercial Diversion Program, including the Multi Family Commercial Diversion Program.  Rae holds a Bachelor or Arts Degree from the University of British Columbia, as well as Diploma in Broadcast Journalism, and prior to her role in the waste realm spent 20 years in the broadcast industry as radio journalist and on air host.

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Melanie Mehort

GreenStep Solutions

Melanie supports GreenStep Solutions’ utility, business, government, and non-profit clients to implement energy, water, and waste conservation measures that save money, reduce inefficiency, and cut carbon.  Melanie earned her Bachelor of Environmental Sciences from the University of British Columbia and her Master of Resource Management from Simon Fraser University. She has worked in various positions in solid waste management and water conservation/quality for UBC, SFU, three municipalities and Recycle BC. Her specialization is recycling and compost diversion and contamination, although she has now branched out into the energy conservation sector.


Host: Sheila Molloy

Coast Waste Management Association

Sheila is the Executive Director of Coast Waste Management Association where she builds and facilitates forums for leaders in the solid waste management industry to share knowledge and work towards solutions. This great role is one of many contracts over her 25 years as an interim executive for operations, strategy, and marketing projects across North America. She has proudly contributed to the success of well over 150 organizations in array of sectors and amongst these as a leader for a venture group that built and sold three private technology firms, including one bought by Microsoft. Sheila holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree with Distinction, a Diploma in Creative Communications, and was inducted as a lifetime member to Beta Gamma Sigma the international business honour society. 

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