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Waste to Resource Ontario (W2RO) elects Walker Industries Vice President Mike Deprez as Board Co-Chair 

Niagara, ON  – Today, at Waste to Resource Ontario’s (W2RO) 2024 Annual General Meeting, Mike Deprez, Vice President of Waste Services and Business Development at Walker Industries (Walker), was elected Co-Chair of the association’s Board of Directors. 

Mr. Deprez’s 22-year tenure in Walker’s Environmental Division, along with his industry knowledge of the resource recovery, landfill disposal and landfill gas utilization sectors, will be invaluable assets as the association continues to advocate for sustainable growth and a stronger circular economy in Ontario.  

“I am excited for the opportunity to serve as Co-Chair of W2RO’s Board of Directors, and see opportunity for industry growth and innovation,” said Mr. Deprez. “Looking to the future, the importance of resource recovery and the circular economy cannot be understated. With continued investments and support for new technologies, Ontario can maintain its leadership position in sustainable practices for others to follow.”   

W2RO collaborates with its members and the province to identify and implement its five strategic pillars:  

  1. Solving Ontario’s Landfill Capacity Crisis
  2. Collaborating for Sustainable and Best-in-class EPR programs for all Ontarians 
  3. Continuing Red Tape Reduction to Ensure Ontario Remains Open for Business 
  4. Maximizing Resource and Energy Recovery to Strengthen Ontario’s Economy 
  5. Unlocking the Industry by Working for Workers and Businesses in Ontario 



For further information, please contact:  

Cody Cabral 

Communications Lead, Walker Industries  

E: [email protected]  

M: 289-257-0528 





Walker Industries, a fifth-generation, family-owned company with over 130 years in business, operates from its base in the Niagara region with facilities across Canada and the United States. Walker employs more than 1,200 people in environmental waste management and recovery, renewable energy, paving and construction, aggregates, and emulsion chemistries. For more information, visit  



Waste to Resource Ontario (W2RO) is the voice of the waste, recycling, and resource management sector in Ontario.  W2RO represents over 240 organizations across the province including private sector companies, public sector municipalities, and organizations and individuals involved in the waste management sector in Ontario. Together they manage over 85% of the province’s waste and 90% of the province’s recycling.  W2RO member have diverse interests and capital investments in areas such as waste and recycling collection, landfills, transfer stations, material recycling facilities, organics processing and composting, and hazardous waste from both a recycling and disposal perspective.