Dan Zembal has over 25 years of management and leadership experience in waste management and recycling. He is an active environmental champion and has served on numerous boards, committees and organizations that promote and facilitate environmentally sustainable solutions. Dan is the founder and owner of Alberta Waste and Recycling, a Calgary-based company focusing on providing innovative, cost-effective construction waste and recycling solutions and facilities in southern and central Alberta. He is also co-founder/co-owner of PolyAg Recycling, a recycling company that processes agricultural plastic waste in Alberta and Saskatchewan into PCR pellets. Dan has a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Victoria and has won numerous awards for academic excellence.
Dan has played a key role in the development of recycling programs, services and policies for the Construction and Demolition industry in Alberta. As an innovator, his company Alberta Waste and Recycling, was one of the first recycling businesses in Alberta to successfully recycle asphalt shingles and drywall. Dan was recognized by the construction industry as one of its “Movers and Shakers”. His company received the Recycling Council of Alberta’s 2011 Rs of Excellence award for Leadership in C&D Recycling.