Development of a Waste Management Funding Formula – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, 2017 (825)

In partnership with sonnevera, and with research assistance from SAMI Environmental, developed a funding formula to allocate $409 million in federal infrastructure funds to 600 reserves across Canada taking local conditions and current infrastructure into account, as well as providing incentives to divert more waste. Best practices and current costs for waste management systems in small, remote and northern communities were reviewed to determine appropriate funding for different waste management activities.

Oxford County IC&I Waste Study, 2017

As a sub-consultant to AET Ltd, carried out an assessment of IC&I waste generation in Oxford County, characterized the current IC&I waste management infrastructure, likely recycling levels and estimated the amount of residual IC&I waste disposed outside county boundaries.

Recycling Contingencies for Extraordinary Events – Metro Vancouver Solid Waste Department, 2016-2017 (822)

The study evaluated vulnerabilities and the level of risk associated with different market disruptions in the Metro Vancouver waste management system, and identified policies and actions required to put contingencies in place to address future recycling processing or market disruptions. Policy options that could reduce risk were also evaluated.

Technical Guidelines for Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of Spent Lead-Acid Batteries in North America – Commission for Environmental Cooperation, 2014-2015 (804)

As a sub-consultant to CM Consulting, Kelleher Environmental researched and wrote a draft technical guideline for the environmentally sound management (ESM) of spend lead-acid batteries in North America (US, Canada, and Mexico). Researched best practices for collection, pre-processing, smelting and refining of lead from recycled batteries, and practices to protect worker health and safety, and the environment.

Environmentally Sound Management of End-of-Life Batteries from Electric-Drive Vehicles in North America – Commission for Environmental Cooperation, 2014-2015 (802)

Kelleher Environmental was part of the consulting team commissioned by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation to identify and recommend best practices and technologies to support the environmentally sound management (ESM) of electric drive vehicles (EDVs) at end of life. Among other responsibilities, Kelleher Environmental assisted in characterizing the types, quantities, and composition of batteries used in electric-drive vehicles (EDVs) in North America.

Long Term Waste Management Strategy (LTWMS) – City of Toronto, 2014-2016 (800)

As a sub-consultant to HDR, Maria Kelleher was heavily involved in research, development, and evaluation of technical, policy, and program options for increasing diversion of single-family, multi-residential, IC&I, and CRD waste as part of the City of Toronto’s 50-year strategy.

Baseline Estimates of Annual Consumer Battery Sales into the US and Canada – Call2Recycle, 2015

Developed a methodology for Call2Recycle to estimate consumer batteries sold and available for recycling in each province and territory in Canada, and for each state in the US, by chemistry.

Zero Waste Business Case Study – BC Ministry of Environment, 2013 (798)

Kelleher Environmental was a sub-consultant to Innes Hood Consulting on a study to quantify the economic impacts of high diversion scenarios for the province of British Columbia, including projections of future recycling quantities and commodity values.

Current Infrastructure for Management of PCB Wastes in Canada – Environment Canada, 2013 (785)

Interviewed all players in the supply chain who manage PCB wastes in Canada and documented the findings in a research report.

Economic and Environmental Impacts of BC’s Zero Waste Strategy – BC Ministry of Environment, 2013 (784)

Kelleher Environmental was a sub-consultant to Innes Hood Consulting on a study to quantify the economic and environmental impacts of high diversion scenarios for the province of British Columbia, Canada. The study concluded that diversion of organic wastes from residential and IC&I sources resulted in the most significant economic and environmental benefits to the province.

Integrated Waste Management Master Plan – Region of York, 2011-2013 (760)

As a sub-consultant to HDR, Kelleher Environmental was responsible for best practice research on multi-residential recycling; management of IC&I and CRD materials, sustainable financing of the solid waste management system, and identification of the implications of policy options such as full EPR for the 40-year plan.