Municipal Waste Management Master Planning and Diversion Program Design

From early design to the post launch stages of this program, the involvement from VisionQuest Environmental Strategies Corp. has proven very helpful to the overall success of the Dufferin County Clear Bag Garbage Program. Scott Burns - Director of Public Works and County Engineer - Dufferin County

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Based on his extensive experience in municipal waste management planning and policy development, Dave was able to easily comprehend the data segments (collection, processing and diversion costing) and tabulate information in a very clear manner and final report formulation

Shane D. Skinner - Manager of Engineering, Water and Sewer - Town of Cochrane
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VisionQuest officials possess an extensive and comprehensive network of influential municipal and industrial contacts across North America, somewhat unique to the solid waste industry. We continue to value the business development relationship that we share with VisionQuest.

Mike Hyjek - VP Sales Canada & NA Enviro Segment / ORBIS
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On behalf of the Town of Shelburne, Ontario, we are very happy to acknowledge the efforts of VisionQuest Corp. Through our local Glad/Clorox plant located in Orangeville, we were put in touch with Mr. Dave Douglas, who was very instrumental in assisting us to smooth the transition for our residents to the clear bag system. I would not hesitate to recommend Dave Douglas of VisionQuest along with his involvement with Glad/Clorox Canada to other municipalities who might be considering similar programmes.

Patti Hossie - Project Coordinator / Town of Shelburne, Ontario

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VisionQuest has considerable knowledge of the composting infrastructure in Canada and the US. They have also undertaken extensive outreach and interaction with major centralized composting facilities and operators across North America to address and alleviate any potential technical issues and to build acceptance of their client's products.

Steve Mojo - Executive Director / Biodegradable Products Institute

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We are pleased to acknowledge our interaction and working relationship with VisionQuest Environmental Strategies Corp. as we continue to develop and implement clothing and textile reuse and recycling strategies throughout Ontario.

Joe Ciolfi, Product Sourcing Manager - National Recycling Operations - The Salvation Army (Thrift Store)

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Dave's intimate familiarity with a wide range variety of waste management programs and policies and his firsthand experience in assessing results, achievements and pitfalls lend him the credibility to provide highly insightful observations and strategic recommendations.

Linda McDonald, Executive Director - Northern Coordinated Action for Recycling Enterprises (Northern CARE)

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Dave's solid understanding of the waste industry and his strong affiliation within a broad range of key industry sectors combined with his extensive network of contacts and experiences greatly enhanced our event.

Darci Clark, Executive Director Manitoba Association of Regional Recyclers (MARR)

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As the Municipality of Magnetawan continues with the design and implementation of a cost effective and environmentally sustainable municipal e-waste collection and diversion strategy, we wish to acknowledge the professional support and guidance provided by Mr. Dave Douglas of VisionQuest Environmental Strategies Corp.

Roger Labelle - Administrator / Municipality of Magnetawan
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Dave has developed and implemented strategic networking, interactive campaigns and successfully expanded our reach  and recognition across virtually every municipality throughout Ontario.   
Wallace MacKay - Vice President / GEEP Inc.
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David helped increase the utilization of GLAD "See Through" Bags from approximately 300K hhlds to over 3 million Canadian hhlds.

Douglas MacFarlane, Vice President & General Manager - The Clorox Company of Canada Ltd.

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Much of the success related to our ability to surpass residential expectations at retail can be attributed to our efforts to hire a professional retail interaction consultant - VisionQuest Environmental Strategies Corp. - to undertake the interface between the City and our local retail partners.

Claudia Marsales, Senior Manager, Waste & Environmental Management - City of Markham

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Dave's technical understanding of municipal waste management programs combined with his familiarity with the retail complexities and the process associated with in-store listing proved of great value contributing to the success of our program.

Janine Piller, Waste Diversion Supervisor - City of St. Johns, Newfoundland

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… virtually every curbside recycling program in Nova Scotia has been started with input and support from David.  Through his extensive network of government, industry and supplier contacts and his solid understanding and familiarity with solid waste management diversion strategies across Canada …

Barry Friesen, Solid Waste Resource Manager - Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour

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Dave is a man who gets things done.

Greg Preston, M.Sc. Superintendent, Waste Management / CIty of Orillia
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The public education and community outreach program for residential recycling has benefitted extensively from our partnership with the GLAD Company of Canada Ltd. in association with VisionQuest Environmental Strategies Corp.

Pat Church, Supervisor of Marketing - City of Edmonton

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VisionQuest (Dave Douglas) was involved with the event planning and associated logistics. It was obvious from his past experience in arranging and developing similar projects that he understood key considerations essential to the success of such an event

Amanda Newman - Waste/Recycling Coordinator / Town of Aurora
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Dave Douglas has provided towards our municipal solid waste management initiatives and our recognized achievements as leaders in waste management diversion since 1996.

Trevor Barton, Acting Manager - City of Guelph

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with some great guidance from you we decided to take your advice and switch back to blue bags

Amy Hillyard, Waste Reduction Coordinator - Waste Check (Region 7 Digby and Yarmouth Counties), Nova Scotia

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your company has been selected as a pre-qualified consultant to be listed on the CIF Consultant Roster

Mike Birett, Manager - Continuous Improvement Fund

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the RCO contracted the services of VisionQuest Environmental Strategies Corp. as the Project Manager for the development of the RCO Zero Waste Community Event Toolkit

Jo-Anne St. Godard, Executive Director - Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO)

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