Sharon Howland is the President of the Recycling Council of Alberta. In her day-job, she is Leader, Program Management for the City of Calgary Waste & Recycling Services, prior to that she spent almost 7 years as the Waste and Recycling Manager for the Town of Cochrane. Sharon completed a Bachelors of Environmental Studies and Political Science at the University of Northern British Columbia. During her years at university, Sharon’s passion for waste and recycling issues was ignited through her work with the Edson & District Recycling Society and the Recycling Council of Alberta as a summer student and Recycling Ambassador.
Sharon has continued to work with various municipal governments operating waste management programs and facilities including collection systems, recycling depots, transfer station, landfills and special waste programs. Sharon continues to focus her efforts on the important role that municipalities can play in developing strategic waste management plans and programming based on the waste hierarchy.