Solid Waste Management Plan Public/Technical Advisory Committee


Metro Vancouver has convened individuals with relevant personal qualities and experience to sit on the Solid Waste Management Plan Public/Technical Advisory Committee. Thirty members, from a range of backgrounds, will provide advice and input on the development of an updated solid waste management plan.

The terms of reference outline that committee members will:

  • meet four to six times per year for the duration of the solid waste management plan update process
  • represent a diversity of sectors and interests, and bring a variety of personal qualities, perspectives, and experiences to solid waste and recycling issues
  • be selected by the GVS&DD Board, except for the committee chair and vice-chair who will be members of the Zero Waste Committee
  • be asked to adhere to a code of conduct for respectful and collaborative participation

Representatives of the 10 local Indigenous Nations are invited to observe committee meetings at their preference. Engagement with Indigenous Nations is expected to be coordinated through a separate, collaborative process.

Recommendations for committee members were reviewed by the solid waste management plan’s Independent Consultation and Engagement Panel prior to consideration by the Zero Waste Committee and GVS&DD Board in a closed meeting.

 Panel’s comments on the committee formation

Advisory Committee Members

Sarah Kirby-Yung, Chair
Jessica Savoy
Director Craig Hodge, Vice-ChairJohn Doherty
Alice Henry
Kevin Huang 黃儀軒
Ben LiegeyLouise Schwarz
Bill ChanLove-Ese Chile
Brenda MartensLyndsay Poaps
Brianne De ManMatthew Morin
Christian DietrichMichael Zarbl
Cody IrwinRaman Johal
Daniel RotmanSara Larter
Doug Schell
Sue Maxwell
Grant Hankins
Tara Immell
Hunter Bergen
Ulwiana Mehta-Malhotra
Jake Turek
William Selten
Jamie Kaminski
Yasmin Abraham
Jaye-Jay Berggren Solid Waste and Recycling Industry Advisory
Committee Elected Co-Chair: Mary Polak

 See member bios

2023 Meeting Schedule

  • April 28, 2023
  • June 1, 2023
  • September 7, 2023
  • November 16, 2023

If you would like to observe a Public/Technical Advisory Committee meeting, please email for meeting information.




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