Batteries, Electronics, and Appliances

Studies to Inform the Designation of Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Materials (MHSW) and Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) in Ontario – Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, 2017 (827, 829)

Currently on two teams engaged in developing baseline data (material definitions, quantities, infrastructure, identification of potential obligated producers), and exploring regulatory options and implications for designating MSHW including batteries, lighting and other products, and WEEE (including large and small appliances, power tools and toys) under new regulations under the Waste-Free Ontario Act.

Key Performance Indicators for Electronics, Tires, and Paint Programs in North America and Europe – Alberta Recycling Management Authority, 2016-ongoing (819, 832)

Kelleher Environmental researched KPIs used to compare performance of EPR/stewardship programs for tires, electronics, and paint in North America and Europe, and compiled data for each of these programs in existing jurisdictions for a 5-year period.

Lifespan Model to Estimate Amount of Large Household Appliances Available to Recycle – Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable, 2015 (813)

Maria Kelleher created a lifespan model to estimate the amount of major appliances available to recycle in BC for 5 years into the future. Results were used to report recycling rates to the BC government.

Study on the Operations and Effectiveness of the Major Appliance Collection and Recycling System in BC – Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable, May 2014 (797)

As a sub-consultant to Ecoinspire, and in collaboration with Morrison Hershfield and Maura Walker & Associates, Kelleher Environmental created a lifespan model to estimate current disposal rates for major appliances in BC. A separate task estimated the current recycling rate for major appliances in the current BC infrastructure.