After the success of last year’s event, the Environmental Research & Education Foundation of Canada (EREF-CA) is excited to once again hold its Silent Auction October 9 and 10 at the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo (CWRE) in Toronto, Ontario. Proceeds from this event, which is being held in partnership with the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA), support solid waste research needs in Canada.

EREF-CA’s Silent Auction affords donating companies greater visibility during the show and allows them to demonstrate their commitment to scientific research advancing the solid waste industry in Canada. Donations to the Auction consist of a variety of items, which could range from sporting event tickets to trips to electronics.

Why Donate

  • Advertise your company’s donation with EREF-CA-provided signage at both your booth and the EREF-CA Silent Auction booth (Booth#1911)
  • Receive pre-event exposure via industry-wide promotional e-mails and social media
  • Attract potential new customers
  • Demonstrate a commitment to waste industry research and education

Donating is easy! To donate to the EREF-CA Silent Auction, please complete our donation form. The deadline for all materials is Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

Questions about donating? Please send an e-mail to Kristy Pickurel at

How to Bid

Participants will be able to place bids during show floor hours. The Silent Auction will run from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 9 and 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 10 (during Exhibit Halls hours), and will be proctored in the EREF-CA (#1911) and OWMA (#1811) booths. To place a bid, show attendees should visit the EREF-CA Silent Auction booth, where paper bid sheets will be laid out and EREF-CA staff will be available to assist as needed.

EREF’s Canadian Presence

In 2017, EREF-CA and the Ontario Waste Management Association convened in Ontario, Canada with the goal of strengthening the funding of Canadian-based research and scholarships for sustainable solid waste management practices. The meeting resulted in the formation of a Canadian Steering Committee, which met for the first time in March 2018. The committee, comprised of Canadian-based service providers, equipment manufacturers, regional agencies, consulting firms and universities, identified and prioritized solid waste issues affecting Canada.

In 2018, EREF-CA initiated its State of Organics Management Project. Goals of this project include analyzing program availability, assessing infrastructure and tonnage, summarizing current sustainability research and reviewing options and challenges in Canada. This project is currently on-going with data being released as it’s available.

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