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Spruce Street Transfer Station is a newly created division of Ecowaste Industries Ltd. Ecowaste has over 40 years of waste management experience including wood recycling and waste transfer operations.

Spruce Street Transfer Station in New Westminster is located at the heart of Metro Vancouver. The Spruce Street Transfer Station offers a quick and easy option for wood recycling and C&D disposal. The site focuses on wood recycling, construction and demolition disposal. We are centrally located to serve New Westminster, Burnaby, Delta, Surrey, Maple Ridge, Langley Vancouver, Richmond, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. Conveniently located off the exit 40 (Burnette Ave) Hwy 1.

Our Team
Michael Kennedy
Michael Kennedy
President & CEO, Ecowaste Industries Ltd.

Michael Kennedy has over 30 years experience focused on Infrastructure Program / Project Management Executive roles, and for the past 20 years in the lower mainland. Prior to joining Montrose in 2021, Michael’s prior experience includes until 2015 being Vice President and Regional Leader of Stantec, leading a team of over 1000 engineers, architects, environmental specialists and project managers, overseeing many of the Province’s major infrastructure projects. Subsequently, he was Canada Infrastructure Leader for Ernst and Young LLP, where he advised Premiers and senior levels of Govt on ultra large projects including Muskrat Falls in Newfoundland and Labrador and Site C in BC.

Michael is a committed member of the community and is currently a Board Director with Providence Healthcare in Vancouver. Previously he was a Director of the BC Cancer Foundation, founder member of the Urban Land Institute District Council in BC, former member of the Executive of the Business Council of BC and a past member of the Board of Governors of University of Victoria. Michael holds a degree in Construction Management from the University of Manchester and is professionally qualified as a Project Manager (PMP), a Chartered Builder and Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB). Michael rides a road bike and is an amateur 20th century history buff and enjoys with his wife, occasional peace and quiet from 3 teenagers and a “COVID dog” Jack.

Christian Dietrich
General Manager

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.

Mike Minkhorst
Site Superintendent

Mike has supervised and managed operations in the waste industry for the past 20 years, since 2011 he has been performing the role of a Site Superintendent at our Richmond landfill. In early 2020, Mike has continued his endeavour at our Spruce Street Location. Which had recently opened in mid 2019. 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 The Spruce Street Transfer Station is the day to day operation of the Transfer Station, 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).

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