Ecowaste Industries Ltd. has over nearly 50 years of waste management experience. From 1971 until 1986, Ecowaste operated a municipal solid waste landfill in the City of Richmond on 160 hectares of land owned by the Fraser River Harbour Commission (“FRHC”). As the land of the FRHC filled, Ecowaste purchased 160 hectares next to the FRHC site where the company currently operates a landfill for construction, demolition and excavation materials.
Over the past 30 years Ecowaste has added various recycling operation to its construction, demolition and excavation landfill operation. The recycling activities include conversion of yard waste into compost, clean wood into biomass, and concrete into aggregate. These compost and aggregate products are either used for landfill closure activities or sold commercially to the public or to custom soils manufacturers located on site. Biofuels are sold as low carbon alternative to manufactures, universities and energy producers.
President & CEO, Ecowaste Industries Ltd.
Tom Land started with Ecowaste Industries as General Manager in 2008 and became President and CEO of Ecowaste, and parent company Montrose Property Holdings Ltd., in 2015.
Prior to joining Ecowaste Tom had a long career with local regional government in a variety of water and wastewater utility operations and management roles. In 2005 he joined Wastech Services as Landfill Manager at the Cache Creek Landfill, a position he held for 3 years before coming to Ecowaste.
Tom has provided the leadership and direction for the Ecowaste operations, growing Ecowaste’s market share and recycling capabilities through internal development as well as market expansion. He has also led the transformation of the closed portion of the landfill site into a large format industrial warehouse campus.
General Manager, Ecowaste Industries Ltd.
Christian has spent his entire 23-year career in Waste Management, starting out in Solid and Hazardous Waste Management in the US and then spending the last decade in the U.K. and Canada focusing mainly on the recycling of residential waste and organics management. Christian has held Senior Management roles in the design, procurement, construction, commissioning, and general operation of 180k tonne per year mechanical biological treatment facility, 85k tonne per year materials recovery facility, and 115k tonne per year anerobic digestion and composting facility. Christian holds a BSc in Environmental Science from Lake Superior State University and a MBA from Seattle University.
Operations Superintendent, Ecowaste Industries Ltd.
Mike has supervised and managed operations in the waste industry for the past 19 years, since 2011 he has been performing the role of a Site Superintendent at our Richmond landfill. Prior to his time at Ecowaste he was the Superintendent at Wastetech Services, he managed the Lower Mainland Transfer Station and Wood Processing Facility.
Mike’s main role here at Ecowaste is the day to day operation of the landfill, including oversight of the health and safety program, environmental compliance and procurement of supplies. Mike’s education includes a B.A. from Trent University plus certification in MOLO (Manager of Landfill operations) and Transfer Stations and Recycling Facilities).
Landfill Foreman, Ecowaste Industries Ltd.
Shaun has been employed with Ecowaste for 20 years at the landfill, he had started his career at as a Machine Operator and held positions in Operations and Maintenance. Shaun was promoted to the Landfill Foreman in 2015. His ability to utilize previous site experience has allowed Shaun to manage the staff and resources efficiently. Shaun’s main role at the landfill is to assign daily work orders to the staff, oversee maintenance and direct contractors working on site.