2019 SPEAKER

Mateo Ocejo

Mr. Ocejo is a Professional Engineer who graduated from Queens University in 1997. From University, he gained experience on a variety of environmental projects with a focus on advanced composting technologies where he was introduced to the Gore Cover System (new to North America). In Europe countless communities were successfully using the PTFE membrane and this technology to prevent GHG’s and divert waste. Mateo felt this industry would grow in North America and he founded Net Zero Waste in 2006.

Since 2006, Net Zero Waste has been involved in the design and construction of dozens of composting projects across North America. Net Zero has ownership in 4 facilities within BC which combined recycle more than 100,000 tonnes per year. Net Zero is proud to call the City of Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, North and West Vancouver, Squamish, the RMOW, Pemberton and Comox as some of our many municipal partners. Our technology has no moving parts and relatively low capital costs which has allowed many communities to recycle the largest fraction of their waste stream without producing negative odours. Landfill costs continue to rise and organic recycling has been proven as a viable option that can save communities millions of dollars while providing local, sustainable green jobs.