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Conference & Exhibit Hall: May 6-9, 2019
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall
Las Vegas, NV, USA


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Monday, May 06
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
As the next generation of rising leaders climb the ranks of the waste industry, it is as important as ever to understand just what makes them “tick.” This panel of young professionals will share their perspective on the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the waste industry, how their professional motivations...
Speakers
Mallory Szczepanski

Editorial Director
Waste360
Moderator

Kristin Kinder

Director of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability
Wastequip
Panelist

Tania Ragland

Sustainability and Food Recovery Manager
Republic Services
Panelist

Andrew Rumpke

East Area President
Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Panelist

Michelle Salas

President
Lady Green Miami Recycling Co.
Panelist

Session details

Driverless vehicles continue to be a hot topic in the waste & recycling industry - but are we any closer to implementing this technology in our day-to-day operations? Find out the status of driverless refuse truck implementation, their potential contributions to the industry, and the challenges that we continue to...
Speakers
Curtis Dorwart

Vocational Products Marketing Manager
Mack Trucks, Inc
Moderator

Bill Kahn

Principal Engineer
Peterbilt Motors
Speaker

Martin Mattsson

Director - Key Accounts
Volvo Construction Equipment, North America
Speaker

Mark Melletat

Director, Trailer Systems
WABCO
Speaker

Greg Treinen

Sales and Marketing Manager, Telematics - Detroit Connect
Daimler Trucks North America
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S227
  • Session Number:  M201
  • Monday, May 06, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
When people talk about recycling, they almost always mean municipal solid waste. MSW has gotten all the attention, but C&D represents as much or more material and new opportunity for greater landfill diversion.  In fact, by weight, construction and demolition materials are the largest waste stream in the United States....
Speakers
Tom Miles

Technical Consultant
US Biochar Institute
Speaker

Tim Townsend, Ph.D.

Jones Edmunds Professor of Environmental Engineering
University of Florida
Speaker

William Turley

Executive Director
Construction & Demolition Recycling Association
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S229
  • Session Number:  M501
  • Monday, May 06, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
What are the leading challenges facing municipalities today? Hear firsthand from several municipalities as they discuss top industry issues and what they expect from the industry over the next few years. 
Speakers
Michelle Leonard

Vice President
SCS Engineers
Moderator

Mark Bowers

Solid Waste Programs Division Manager, Department of Public Works
City of Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker

Michael McCoy

Executive Director
Metro Waste Authority, IA
Speaker

Waneta Trabert

Director, Sustainable Materials Management Division
Department of Public Works, City of Newton, MA
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 06
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  M401
  • Monday, May 06, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Actions to Unlock a Sustainable Food Future. Ashley Zanolli, Former Senior Policy and Program Advisor, Oregon DEQ Materials Management Program This presentation will recap progress to-date and new trends in food loss and waste. There are new opportunities for governments and businesses to more rapidly drive change by building upon successes...
Speakers
Dr. Stuart Buckner


Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC
Moderator

Chris Cochran

Executive Director
ReFED
Speaker

Chef  Tiffany Derry

Chef Ambassador on Food Waste
The James Beard Foundation
Speaker

Ashley Zanolli

Founder
Emerging Possibility, LLC
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 06
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Room:   S229
  • Session Number:  M502
  • Monday, May 06, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
There are several issues that MRF operators are facing today with China’s waste import regulations, particularly when it comes to fiber. Hear from a panel of MRF operators who address these issues head on and discuss potential solutions. Topics include: Top fiber issues such as contamination and the changes in recovered...
Speakers
Charlie Sedlock

Division Manager
Hamm, Inc.
Moderator

Bob Cappadona

Vice President
Casella Waste Systems
Speaker

Tim Flanagan

General Manager
Monterey Regional Waste Management District
Speaker

Chris Hawn

North American Sales Manager
Machinex
Speaker

Session details

How can you plan where you want to go, if you don’t know where you are? Data collection is crucial for establishing successful waste & recycling programs, especially in today’s volatile market. It’s necessary to measure and understand what and how much waste is being generated and discarded, and why....
Speakers
Kirk Sander

Vice President, Safety and Standards
NWRA
Moderator

Emily Coven

Founder
Recyclist
Speaker

Joe Romuno

Director of National Accounts
Great Forest
Speaker

Chris Ronson

Senior Sales and Marketing Manager
Re-TRAC
Speaker

Brian Yorston

National Director, Environmental Group
Rehrig Pacific Company
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S227
  • Session Number:  M202
  • Monday, May 06, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Truck drivers are your #1 boots on the ground employee – they are in the community every day, providing first-hand service to your customers. Which means they also are the most likely to spot a potential customer. So why not empower them to work directly with your sales team, and...
Speakers
Laura Askin Gannis

New Product Development Manager
Rehrig Pacific
Moderator

Will Flower

Vice President, Corporate & Public Affairs
Winters Bros. Waste Systems
Speaker

Matt Lauschner

Managing Director
Wingmate
Speaker

Session details

When it comes to threats and violence in the workplace, there is nothing more essential then having a plan in place, as these incidents tend to evolve quickly and can be unpredictable.  Whether its dealing with a hostile customer, domestic abuse, or even an active shooter, anyone can play a...
Speakers
Dan Katt

Corporate Loss Control Manager
Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Moderator

Gonzalo Cordova

Protective Security Advisor
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Speaker

Bob Norton

General Manager
All Waste, Inc.
Speaker

John Rhyne

National EH&S Manager
Rehrig Pacific Company
Speaker

Andrew Snyder, JD, PHR

HR Manager, Legal & Compliance
Environmental Solutions Group
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 06
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  M402
  • Monday, May 06, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Food Matters: Working with Cities to Measure and Tackle Wasted Food. Darby Hoover, Senior Resource Specialist, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Food & Agric. Program. CA Moving Food Up the Hierarchy Through Better Measurement and Technical Tools. Cheryl Coleman, Director, Resource Conservation and Sustainability Division, USEPA. DC Lessons Learned: From Measurement to...
Speakers
Chris Cochran

Executive Director
ReFED
Moderator

Kari Armbruster

Project Manager, Zero Hunger | Zero Waste
The Kroger Co
Speaker

Cheryl Coleman

Director, Resource Conservation and Sustainability Division
U.S Environmental Protection Agency
Speaker

Darby Hoover

Senior Resource Specialist
Natural Resources Defense Council
Speaker

Kai Robertson

Lead Advisor
World Resources Institute
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S231
  • Session Number:  M301
  • Monday, May 06, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Survey of Air Permitting Requirements for Composting Facilities Across the U.S. Patrick Sullivan, SCS Engineers. CA Upgrading ASP Aeration Systems to Manage High Solids Digestate. Michael Bryan-Brown, President, Green Mountain Technologies. Maryland Environmental Services - The Financial and Operational Benefits of Demonstration and Pilot-Scale Organics Recycling Projects. Corinne Coe, Sustainable Generation, LLC....
Speakers
Carla Castagnero

President
AgRecycle Inc.
Moderator

Michael Bryan-Brown

President
Green Mountain Technologies
Speaker

Corinne Coe


Sustainable Generation
Speaker

James Combs

Manager
Las Vegas Livestock
Speaker

Patrick Sullivan

Vice President
SCS Engineers
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 06
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Room:   S229
  • Session Number:  M503
  • Monday, May 06, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
As voted on by you earlier this year, this people’s choice session will focus on hard to recycle items. Featuring a panel of experts, hear the latest trends, opportunities and challenges facing some of the most difficult recycling products today, including electronics, flexible packaging and more.
Speakers
Tony Colosimo

CEO
Sparta Waste Services
Moderator

Walter Alcorn

VP, Environmental Affairs and Industry Sustainability
Consumer Technology Association
Speaker

Kelly Cramer

Director of Program Management
Sustainable Packaging Coalition
Speaker

Brett Stevens

Global VP of Material Sales & Procurement
TerraCycle
Speaker

Session details

When China began restricting imports, recyclers began looking high and low and everywhere to sell their materials to other markets. Market development is critical to the continued success of sustainability programs across the country. Without a market, there is no recycling! Learn from some of the mills about their future...
Speakers
Ben Harvey

President
E.L. Harvey & Sons
Moderator

Byron Luo

Vice President
Ralison International
Speaker

Kathleen Salyer

Deputy Director
US Environmenatal Protection Agency
Speaker

Katie Sandoe

Chief Commercial Officer
Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 06
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Room:   S231
  • Session Number:  M302
  • Monday, May 06, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Organics Recycling from Mixed Waste Processing with New and Existing Anaerobic Digestion Infrastructure. Yaniv Scherson, Managing Director, Western U.S. Anaergia Case Study: Impact of Pretreatment and Wet/Dry Screening on Impurities in Compost Derived From MSW. Luc De Baere1*, N. McDonald*2, Organic Waste Systems (OWS) 1 Belgium; 2 Ohio Preventing Disaster – Process...
Speakers
Gary Bilbro

Regional Manager
EcoSafe Zero Waste
Moderator

Luc De Baere

Managing Partner
Organic Waste Systems
Speaker

Euan Munro

Senior Process Engineer
SLR Consulting
Speaker

Yaniv Scherson

Managing Director, Western U.S.
Anaergia
Speaker

Glen Tobiason

Quality and Environmental Management
Zweckverband Abfallbehandlung Kahlenberg (ZAK)
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  M403
  • Monday, May 06, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Food Waste and the Sharing Economy. Dr. Stephen Hamilton, Professor of Economics, California Polytechnic State Univ. & Timothy Richards, Morrison School of Agribusiness & Res. Mgm’t, AR State Univ. Innovation for Prevention: Using Measurement and Data to Achieve Food Waste Prevention at Scale. Steven Finn, VP, Food Waste Prevention, LeanPath, Inc....
Speakers
Ashley Zanolli

Founder
Emerging Possibility, LLC
Moderator

Brittany Buchanan

FreshCloud Global Business Lead
AgroFresh
Speaker

Steven Finn

Vice President
LeanPath, Inc
Speaker

Dr. Stephen Hamilton

Professor of Economics
California Polytechnic State University
Speaker

Yalmaz Siddiqui

Vice President, Corporate Sustainability
MGM Resorts International
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 06
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room:   S229
  • Session Number:  M504
  • Monday, May 06, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
What can you expect in the coming year when it comes to recycling commodities? Join these industry experts to get insight on what’s been happening to markets related to paper, plastics and glass, and what to expect in the coming year.
Speakers
Will Flower

Vice President, Corporate & Public Affairs
Winters Bros. Waste Systems
Moderator

Dan Cotter

Vice President
CellMark Recycling
Speaker

Michelle Goth

General Manager
Ripple Glass
Speaker

Tonya Randell

Project Manager
Moore Recycling Associates
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S227
  • Session Number:  M203
  • Monday, May 06, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Join this session for a discussion between haulers as they provide real-world insight into achieving and maintaining operational efficiency. Participate in a discussion about best practices, implementing and utilizing the latest technology, managing employees, current challenges, what’s coming on the horizon and more.
Speakers
Michael O'Connor

Managing Partner
Premier Waste Services
Moderator

Kevin Atkinson

Owner
Texas Pride Disposal
Panelist

BJ Harvey

President
E.L. Harvey & Sons
Panelist

Bart Powell

Founder, Right Away Disposal
Division Vice President, Waste Connections
Panelist

Billy Soffera

Senior Vice President of Special Projects
Advanced Disposal
Panelist

Session details

Over the past few years, robotics has found its place in the waste industry. Hear from experts and actual robotics users to find out how robots are addressing industry challenges such as safety, contamination, workforce shortage and more. Hear the benefits, challenges, and expectations of using this technology to make...
Speakers
Nathiel Egosi

President & CEO
RRT Design & Construction
Moderator

Michael Gross

Director of Sustainability
Zanker Recycling
Speaker

Will Hancock

Vice President, Operations
Plexus Recycling Technologies
Speaker

Matanya Horowitz

Co-Founder and CEO
Amp Robotics
Speaker

Bill Keegan

President
Dem-Con
Speaker

Session details

It takes time and money to find key employees. And once you’ve found them, you need to have a strategy to integrate them into your company. An improved economy means employees will move on quickly if it’s not a good fit. Voluntary turnover affects your bottom line, as well as...
Speakers
Steve Menoff

Senior Vice President
CEC
Moderator

Charlie Kimmel

President/CEO
Kimmel & Associates
Speaker

Ms  Valetta Wright

Director of Organizational & Talent Development
WCA Waste Corporation
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 06
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  M404
  • Monday, May 06, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
The Drexel Food Lab, Center for Food and Hospitality Management at Drexel University together with colleagues from LeBow College of Business & School of Biomedical Engr’g have been engaged in research projects regarding consumer acceptance of value-added surplus food products, which otherwise would have been wasted. Hear the origins of...
Speakers
James Bello

Co-Founder
Shameless Pets
Speaker

Kait Bowdler

Director of Sustainability
Philabundance
Speaker

Dr.  Jonathan Deutsch

Professor, Center for Food and Hospitality Management
Drexel University
Speaker

Anna Hammond

Founder & CEO
Matriark Foods
Speaker

Daniel Kurzrock

Co-Founder & Chief Grain Officer
ReGrained
Speaker

Mike Oraschewsky

Chief Executive Boar
TBJ
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S231
  • Session Number:  M303
  • Monday, May 06, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
San Luis Obispo 36,000 TPY Food & Green Waste AD Facility – Case Study & Status Update. Thomas Gratz, Hitachi Zosen Inova USA, LLC Surrey Biofuel Facility reached Full Service in June 2018: Results after 1 year. Ryan Lauzon, Waste Treatment Technologies Canada Ltd. BC California Waste Hauler Turns Yard and Food...
Speakers
Evan Edgar

President
Edgar & Associates
Moderator

Kim Domptail

Environmental Engineer
GHD
Speaker

Thomas Gratz


Hitachi Zosen
Speaker

Bill Kosco

Anaerobic Digestion Sales Manager for the Americas
Eisenmann
Speaker

Ryan Lauzon


Waste Treatment Technologies Canada Ltd
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 06
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
As a result of China’s refusal to accept contaminated recyclables, North American haulers are battling higher prices, lower earnings and weighing the need for operational changes. This has forced haulers to question if they can continue to provide recycling services at a loss and if the only solution is passing...
Speakers
Anne Germain

Director of Waste & Recycling Technology
National Waste & Recycling Association
Moderator

Pat Carroll

President
Environmental Solutions Group
Speaker

Jason Gates

CEO & Co-founder
Compology
Speaker

Jason Rose

Senior Executive
Waste Management
Speaker

Session details

As business owners, there’s at least one goal you have in common – saving money. This session will share tips and tricks into how you can save money across the board, from financing a piece of equipment and how to avoid costly mistakes, to how to prepare for exit strategies...
Speakers
Tony Rice

Vice President, Environmental Services Department
Comerica Bank
Moderator

Greg Pabich

Director of Business Development & CLFP
Northland Capital Financial Services
Speaker

Rock Payne

President
Superior Advisory Group
Speaker

Bill White

Market President, Commerce Bank & Co-Owner, Estes Waste Solutions
Commerce Bank, Indiana and Estes Waste Solutions, Indiana
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S227
  • Session Number:  M204
  • Monday, May 06, 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Hear recent case studies on the latest waste conversion technologies that are eliminating waste disposal in landfills while generating new, viable resources and energy.
Speakers
Jeff Palutis

President
Custom Environmental Consulting
Moderator

Brian Gilhuly

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
RePower South
Speaker

Mike Hart

President & CEO
Sierra Energy
Speaker

Mike Moran

Director of Sales
The Dow Chemical Company
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 06
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Room:   S229
  • Session Number:  M505
  • Monday, May 06, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Join this panel of experts for an all-inclusive review of present designs, operational practices, and technologies considered as part of a sustainable long-term solution for leachate management. Panelists will present several different examples of leachate management that will help you determine how best to apply the right solution to your...
Speakers
Bruce Jernigan

Retired - Vice President Environmental Protection
Waste Management
Moderator

Dr.  Viraj deSilva

Wastewater Treatment Director
SCS Engineers
Speaker

Dr.  Darrin Dillah

Vice President
SCS Engineers
Speaker

Marcos Elizondo

P.E., Vice President, Landfill Operations and Engineering
WCA Waste Corporation
Speaker

Aron Katz

Biogas Systems Expert
John Zink Hamworthy Combustion
Speaker

Ron Kimble

Landfill Manager
Frederick County, VA
Speaker

Monte Markley

Vice President and National Expert for Deep Well and Underground Injection Control
SCS Engineers
Speaker

Frank Natau

Senior Expert, Leachate Treatment and Waste-derived Effluents
WEHRLE
Speaker

Ron Wilks

Vice President, O&M Manager
SCS Field Services
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 06
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Room:   S231
  • Session Number:  M304
  • Monday, May 06, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Organic Waste Diversion to Alternate Technologies. Alan Johnson, VP, quasar energy group. OH Organics and Beyond: Feedstock Complexities and Process Solutions. Jim Miller, CEO, J.R. Miller & Associates Food Waste to Energy Using 2 Phase AD: Case Study of the Hermitage Food Waste to Energy Facility. Thomas Darby, American Bioenergy The Carbon Advantage...
Speakers
George Savage

Vice President
CalRecovery, Inc
Moderator

Thomas Darby

Owner / Operator
American Bioenergy / Hermitage Food Waste to Energy Facility
Speaker

Bernard Fenner

Senior Vice President
Harvest Energy Holdings, LLC
Speaker

Alan Johnson

Vice President
quasar energy group
Speaker

Jim Miller

SE, CEO
J.R. Miller & Associates
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  M405
  • Monday, May 06, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
Greener Stadiums: A Play Book for Food Waste Recycling. Greg Lettieri, CEO, Recycle Track Systems.  Understanding Opportunity Cost and its Influence on Big Box Retailer Food Waste Diversion Program. Emanouel (Manny) Manatakis, National Sustainability Solutions, CLEANAWAY. AUS Food Composting on a Large Scale and From Large Scale Venues. Carla Castagnero. President, AgRecycle...
Speakers
Richard Lombardo


Natur-Tec®
Moderator

Carla Castagnero

President
AgRecycle Inc.
Speaker

Greg Lettieri

CEO
Recycle Track Systems
Speaker

Emanouel (Manny) Manatakis

National Sustainability Solutions
CLEANAWAY
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 07
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Room:   S231
  • Session Number:  T301
  • Tuesday, May 07, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Infrastructure Improvements to Maximize Processing Capacity for Food and Yard Waste Composting. Jeffrey Heath, GHD; Brian Fleury, Denali Water Solutions; Kirk Tomlinson, DSNY Methods to Achieve .5% Contamination in Organics. Tracie Onstad Bills, SCS Engineers. CA High Tech Composting, Off the Grid. Waylon Pleasanton Sustainable Generation, LLC. DE
Speakers
George Savage

Vice President
CalRecovery, Inc
Moderator

Tracie Bills

North California Director
Sustainable Materials Management - SCS Engineers
Speaker

Jeffrey Heath

Principal
GHD Consulting Services, Inc.
Speaker

Waylon Pleasanton


Sustainable Generation, LLC
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  T401
  • Tuesday, May 07, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and Center for EcoTechnology will present on a toolkit for states and cities interested in implementing organic waste bans or recycling laws. Attendees will learn best practices for implementing food waste bans and recycling laws to support the growth of food waste...
Speakers
Lorenzo Macaluso

Director of Client Services
RecyclingWorks/Center for EcoTechnology
Speaker

Katie Sandson

Clinical Fellow, Food Law and Policy Clinic
Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Harvard School of Law
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 07
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Room:   S233
  • Session Number:  T701
  • Tuesday, May 07, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Join Bill Caesar, CEO of WCA Waste Corporation for a one-on-one interview with NWRA’s Darrell Smith as he shares his insights into leadership, workforce challenges, the future of recycling, and much more. Get the perspective of a top CEO from one of the leading waste management companies during this informal...
Speakers
Darrell Smith

President & CEO
National Waste & Recycling Association
Moderator

Bill Caesar

CEO
WCA Waste Corporation
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 07
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room:   S231
  • Session Number:  T302
  • Tuesday, May 07, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Biomethane Production From 100% Food Waste: AD Process Case Study. Michael Niederbacher, CEO, BTS Biogas Srl/GmbH. Italy Opportunities for Sustainable Energy in Processing, Consumption and Disposal of Food Through Anaerobic Digestion. Tom Drake, MTU Onsite Energy / Rolls Royce Power Systems. MN Anaerobic Digestion Facilities Solve Food Waste Challenges and Sustain Farms....
Speakers
Tracie Bills

North California Director
Sustainable Materials Management - SCS Engineers
Moderator

Ryan Cooper


Rubicon Global Waste Diversion
Speaker

Tom Drake


MTU Onsite Energy / Rolls Royce Power Systems
Speaker

John Hanselman

Founder & CEO
Vanguard Renewables
Speaker

Michael Niederbacher

CEO
BTS Biogas
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  T402
  • Tuesday, May 07, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Darby Hoover, Senior Resource Specialist, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Food & Agric. Program. “Waste Not: The Problem of Prevention” Dr. Stephen Hamilton, Professor of Economics, California Polytechnic State University. "Keeping Food out of Landfills" Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D., Professor, Center for Food and Hospitality Management and Department of Nutrition Sciences, Drexel University....
Speakers
Ashley Zanolli

Founder
Emerging Possibility, LLC
Moderator

Komal Ahmad

Founder & CEO
COPIA
Speaker

Dr.  Jonathan Deutsch

Professor, Center for Food and Hospitality Management
Drexel University
Speaker

Dr. Stephen Hamilton

Professor of Economics
California Polytechnic State University
Speaker

Darby Hoover

Senior Resource Specialist
Natural Resources Defense Council
Speaker

Leah Lizarondo

CEO
412 Food Resce
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 07
11:10 AM - 12:20 PM
  • Room:   S233
  • Session Number:  T702
  • Tuesday, May 07, 11:10 AM - 12:20 PM
NWRA Women’s Council leverages unique access to bring together the most influential chief financial officers within the waste & recycling industry. Using their collective knowledge, this panel will share their perspective on what financial challenges and opportunities may arise over the coming years. This can’t-miss session will provide a rare...
Speakers
Allia Saydjari

Financial Analyst
WCA Waste Corporation
Moderator

Diana Cervantes

CFO
WCA Waste Corporation
Speaker

Ned Coletta

Senior Vice President & CFO
Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
Speaker

Devina Rankin

Senior Vice President & CFO
Waste Management
Speaker

Chuck Serianni

Executive Vice President & CFO
Republic Services, Inc.
Speaker

Mary Anne Whitney

Senior Vice President & CFO
Waste Connections
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 07
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Over the past several years, the waste industry has evolved significantly. Traditional recycling facilities have been joined by composters, e-waste processers and anaerobic digesters, all of which have helped make it possible to extend the life of the objects we use every day. But as organizations reach for lofty sustainability...
Speakers
Kristy Pickurel

Vice President, Development
Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Moderator

Amity Lumper

Co-President & Director
Cascadia Consulting Group
Speaker

David Rachelson

Vice President of Sustainability
Rubicon Global
Speaker

Mark Spafford

General Manager
Municipality of Anchorage - Department of Solid Waste Services
Speaker

Session details

Engaging consumers is key to changing behavior. Hear how several entities are finding innovative ways to engage and educate their consumers through education, operational strategies, and incentive. Attendees will walk away with several tools, strategies and resources that encourage positive changes to residents recycling behavior by improving a resident’s Recycling...
Speakers
Mark Nighbor

Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Advanced Disposal
Moderator

Randy Hartmann

Senior Director of Affiliate Operations
Keep America Beautiful
Speaker

Lucas Mariacher

Zero Waste Coordinator
Phoenix Public Works Department
Speaker

Amy Schirf

Education Coordinator
Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S229
  • Session Number:  T501
  • Tuesday, May 07, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
In 2018, Collins' dictionary adopted "single-use" as the word of the year. As single-use is higher in the consciousness of the average American, is it any wonder that the industry has differing opinions on what to do with these materials at the end of life? Speakers will discuss marine debris,...
Speakers
Sally Houghton

Materials Manager
Plastic Recycling Corporation of California
Moderator

Mike Dungan

Feedstock Development Director
Brightmark Energy Plastics Division
Speaker

Anne Johnson

Principal & Vice President of Global Corporate Sustainability
Resource Recycling Systems
Speaker

Kerry Parker

Zero Waste Program Specialist
City of Alameda
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S227
  • Session Number:  T201
  • Tuesday, May 07, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
We hear about Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) and the “uber” model of waste collection more and more these days, but how do you set up a program that works for both you and the customer? What role does technology play in this system, and does it really work? This session will share...
Speakers
Steve Changaris

Vice President, Northeast Region
National Waste & Recycling Association
Moderator

James Hurt

Director of Public Works
City of Grand Rapids
Speaker

Rodney Jamison

Deputy Director of Operations
City Of Charlotte
Speaker

Robert Swain

Administrative Analyst
City of Grand Rapids
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 07
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Room:   S231
  • Session Number:  T303
  • Tuesday, May 07, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Organics Processing – The Latest Developments in Anaerobic Digestion and Composting. Eric Herbert, CEO, Zero Waste Energy, LLC Optimal Food Waste Recycling: Anaerobic Digestion & Composting. Marieke Krompkamp, Waste Treatment Technologies, Netherlands B.V. Estimating Route Performance and Costs for Collection of Organics. George Savage, CalRecovery, Inc. CA  Critical Structuring, Financial and Societal Drivers...
Speakers
Stuart MacDonald

Vice President & General Manager
Organix Solutions
Moderator

Eric Herbert

Zero Waste Energy CEO
Zero Waste Energy, LLC
Speaker

Lex Heslin

CEO
ENSO Infrastructure
Speaker

Marieke Krompkamp

Sales Manager, Netherlands
Waste Treatment Technologies
Speaker

George Savage

Vice President
CalRecovery, Inc
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S233
  • Session Number:  T703
  • Tuesday, May 07, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Finding Pathways to Food Waste Diversion: How to Scale Programs No Matter the Infrastructure. Madisen Gittlin, Global Green Cost Effective Food Scrap Recovery Models for Residential and Commercial Programs and Zero Waste Events: A Rural Case Study. Elisa Seltzer, Senior Consultant, RRS. MI Building a Regional Food Waste and Organics Recovery Program....
Speakers
Evan Edgar

President
Edgar & Associates
Moderator

Madisen Gittlin


Global Green
Speaker

Jon Koch

Director Water & Resource Recovery Facility
City of Muscatine
Speaker

Richard Lombardo


Natur-Tec®
Speaker

Elisa Seltzer

Senior Consultant
Resource Recycling Systems
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 07
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Placing a bid for a municipal contract can be overwhelming. Not only do you need to know how to find the right opportunities, but you must put together a winning package/response that beats out the competition. So, where do you start? How do you evaluate an RFP, RFB, RFI and...
Speakers
Dan Jameson

Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs
Republic Services
Moderator

Philip Alia

Corporate Marketing Communications Manager
Advanced Disposal Services
Speaker

Chris Dixon

Senior Manager, SLED Industry Analysis
Deltek
Speaker

Michael Timpane

Vice President of Process Optimization and Material Recovery
RRS
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S229
  • Session Number:  T502
  • Tuesday, May 07, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
As the legalization of marijuana continues across the US and North America, managing its waste (which the cannabis market is known to generate a lot of) is more important than ever. But what are the challenges of managing cannabis waste? What are the advantages? Which laws and regulations around transporting...
Speakers
Eric Voss

Director of National Accounts
Big Truck Rental
Moderator

Emily Backus

Sustainability Advisor
Certifiably Green - City of Denver, CO
Speaker

Jonathan Lee

CEO & President
Gaiaca Waste Revitalization
Speaker

Rich Thompson

Managing Partner
TEC, LLC
Speaker

Session details

Are you looking for insight into the latest business trends happening in the waste industry? Join this panel of experts who bring years of deep industry experience, unique perspectives, quantitative data and analysis, and important insights about where things have been, and more importantly, where things seem to be going...
Speakers
Daniel Butturini

Principal
Sterner Consulting
Speaker

Richard Sterner

Managing Director
Sterner Consulting
Speaker

James Thompson

Principal
Waste Business Journal
Speaker

Leone Young

Principal
LTY ERC, LLC
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S227
  • Session Number:  T202
  • Tuesday, May 07, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
It just takes one mistake to land you in hot water when it comes to OSHA compliance. In this session, you’ll find out: The 5 most common OSHA citations issued to sanitation industry employers  The main reasons why sanitation industry employers tend to fall short of expectations in these areas  How to develop...
Speakers
Kirk Sander

Vice President, Safety and Standards
NWRA
Moderator

Eric Brooks

Area Director
OSHA
Speaker

Aaron Gelb

Partner
Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Speaker

Gerald Peters

Corporate OSHA Compliance Manager
Rumpke Recycling
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 07
2:25 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  T403
  • Tuesday, May 07, 2:25 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
A Mile Wide and Inch Deep: Why Food Recovery Needs Local Scale to Impact Hunger. Leah Lizarondo, CEO, 412 Rescue. MA Technology Solutions across the Food Recovery Hierarchy. Coryanne Mansell, Center for EcoTechnology. MA Solving Your Company’s Dumbest Problem: Food Waste. Komal Ahmad, CEO, Copia. CA Energy from Food Waste – Flipping the...
Speakers
Lorenzo Macaluso

Director of Client Services
RecyclingWorks/Center for EcoTechnology
Moderator

Komal Ahmad

Founder & CEO
COPIA
Speaker

Michael Corbett

Director of Applied Science
Divert, Inc.
Speaker

Leah Lizarondo

CEO
412 Food Resce
Speaker

Coryanne Mansell

Strategic Services Representative
Center for EcoTechnology
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 07
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Room:   S231
  • Session Number:  T304
  • Tuesday, May 07, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Developing Best Practices for Food Waste Digestion & Co-Digestion. Michael Corbett, Divert, Inc. Anaerobic Digestion with Food Waste and Co-digestion. Alan Johnson, VP, quasar energy group. OH Food Waste Impact Study: Sewer Process Modelling for Renewable Energy Production using Existing Infrastructure. Bart Kraakman1), C. Randsom2), T. Williams3), 1) CH2M-JACOBS, OR, 2) CH2M-JACOBS,...
Speakers
George Savage

Vice President
CalRecovery, Inc
Moderator

Michael Corbett

Director of Applied Science
Divert, Inc.
Speaker

Diana Hernández


Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Speaker

Alan Johnson

Vice President
quasar energy group
Speaker

Bart Kraakman


CH2M-JACOBS
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 07
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Room:   S233
  • Session Number:  T704
  • Tuesday, May 07, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
In today’s climate, agility is critical for companies to stay competitive - you must be able to use technology to make real-time decisions and operate your business efficiently. Software, hardware, smart sensors, mobile devices - how do you navigate the technology that is best for your operation? Join this session...
Speakers
Evan Schwartz

Head of Technology, North America
AMCS Group
Moderator

Brian Giambagno

CFO
The Action Environmental Group, Inc.
Speaker

Thomas Toscano

President & CEO
Mr. T Carting
Speaker

Mark Vescovi

Chief Information Officer
Liberty Tire Recycling
Speaker

Dr.  Armin Vogel

Executive Vice President Plastics | Corporate Board Member
SSI Schäfer
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 07
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Room:   S231
  • Session Number:  T305
  • Tuesday, May 07, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Is Your Food Waste Recycling Costing too much? Discover a New Solution using Waste Water Treatment Capacity. William Heller, Organic Waste Logistics Ltd. Creating a Business Case for Food Waste Co-Digestion at Wastewater Resource Recovery Facilities. Carol Adaire Jones, Environmental Law Institute. Washington DC Food Waste Disposers: A Sustainable Alternative to Landfills....
Speakers
Gary Bilbro

Regional Manager
EcoSafe Zero Waste
Moderator

William Heller

Chief Executive
Organic Waste Logistics Ltd.
Speaker

Carol Jones


Environmental Law Institute
Speaker

Michael Keleman

Manager of Environmental Engineering
Emerson
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  T404
  • Tuesday, May 07, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
Estimate and Evaluate Outcomes of Food Scraps Collection for Continuous Improvement. Holly Stirnkorb, Senior Planner, Metro. OR Split-Cart Food Scraps Recycling. Lisa Coelho, SCS Engineers, CA Capture More Food Waste and Reduce Contamination at Food Establishments: Developing Best Practices for Front-Of-House Collection. David Fridland, Eco-Products; Kate Bailey and Dale Ekart, Eco-Cycle.
Speakers
Stuart MacDonald

Vice President & General Manager
Organix Solutions
Moderator

Lisa Coelho


SCS Engineers
Speaker

David Fridland


Eco-Products
Speaker

Holly Stirnkorb

Senior Planner
Metro
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, May 08
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Electric. CNG. Biodiesel. Synthetic Diesel. As alternative fuels continue to progress, and fuel prices fluctuate, which is best for your operation? What factors should you be considering when making that decision? Once made, how do you outfit your shop with the infrastructure necessary for use? Get answers to these questions...
Speakers
Eric Voss

Director of National Accounts
Big Truck Rental
Moderator

Scott Barraclaugh

Project Manager, Product Segmentation
Mack Trucks, Inc.
Speaker

Harland Chadbourne

Director of Purchasing
Waste Pro USA
Speaker

John Gerra

Director of Business Development
BYD America
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S231
  • Session Number:  W301
  • Wednesday, May 08, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Gasification – Clean Energy for Landfill Diversion. Jeff Snyder, VP Business Development, Aries Clean Energy  Renewable Natural Gas 101 – What is it and Why Should I Care. Scott Chabina. Marathon Capital, LLC Rialto Bioenergy Facility Case Study – Integrating Advanced Pyrolysis & Anaerobic Digestion. Kyle Muffles, GHD
Speakers
Ryan Cooper


Rubicon Global Waste Diversion
Moderator

Scott Chabina

Director
Marathon Capital, LLC
Speaker

Kyle Muffels

US-West Solid Waste Manager
GHD
Speaker

Jeff Snyder

SVP Business Development
Aries Clean Energy
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S229
  • Session Number:  W501
  • Wednesday, May 08, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
With China's withdrawal from the global Mixed Paper market, over the last year two million tons of Mixed Paper in the US have been searching for new consumers. Expert Bill Moore will take a deeper dive into mixed paper, focusing on the activities happening in alternative markets: export to countries...
Speakers
Susan Cornish

President
Insight + Action
Speaker

Bill Moore

President
Moore & Associates
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  W401
  • Wednesday, May 08, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Attendees will learn best practices for municipalities developing or improving food waste and organics programs. Panelists will present case studies & provide a comprehensive review of steps in the process, e.g., city, hauler, processor. All phases of organics program development will be addressed including Research: collecting qualitative and quantitative data...
Speakers
Kristin Kinder

Director of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability
Wastequip
Moderator

Ned Foley

Owner
Two Particular Acres
Panelist

Charlotte Pitt

Manager
City and County of Denver’s Solid Waste Management Division
Panelist

Dave Vaughn

Vice President, Senior Director of Business & Market Development
Recology
Panelist

Session details

  • Room:   S227
  • Session Number:  W201
  • Wednesday, May 08, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Material demand from end markets drives environmental gains. All stakeholders - residents, municipalities, haulers, Material Recovery Facility (MRF) operators - need to play a part in building a stronger recycling industry. In this presentation, hear results from The Recycling Partnership’s state and regional work, including how they brought stakeholders together,...
Speakers
Carmen Smothers

Dealer & OE Development Manager - 3rd Eye MobileVision
Environmental Solutions Group
Moderator

Kurt Fenstermacher

Deputy Director
El Paso Environmental Services Division
Speaker

Cody Marshall

Chief Community Strategy Officer
The Recycling Partnership
Speaker

Session details

A perpetual motion machine sounds great but impossible because it violates the laws of nature. Zero waste also sounds great. But, is it like a perpetual motion machine? Distilled to its essence, all material will flow through a circular economy with no residuals to be managed, either by land, air...
Speakers
Duane Lanoue

Principal
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Moderator

Scott Burns

Adjunct Professor, Sustainability
Xavier University | Retired, Procter & Gamble
Speaker

Cheryl Coleman

Director, Resource Conservation and Sustainability Division
U.S Environmental Protection Agency
Speaker

Kate Davenport

President
Eureka Recycling
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, May 08
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Room:   IBC
  • Session Number:  W500
  • Wednesday, May 08, 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
La Super Sesión en español es un nuevo curso de educación diseñado para la persona que habla español. Este curso se dividirá en dos partes. El primer segmento se centrará en el tema de los vertederos. El segundo segmento cubrirá los temas de reciclaje y sostenibilidad. El curso es gratuito para asistir.  Lugar: Centro...
Speakers
Jose Davila

Consultant
Speaker

David Espinoza

Senior Principal Geo-environmental Engineer
GeoSyntec Consultants
Speaker

Hugo Mata

Principal
Soluna Outreach Solutions
Speaker

Hanna Rodriguez

Environmental Engineer
Fernando L. Rodriguez, P.E. & Associates (CHES Services)
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, May 08
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Room:   S227
  • Session Number:  W202
  • Wednesday, May 08, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
In the past, it seemed like developing a circular economy in the waste & recycling industry was within reach. But in today’s market, that goal seems to be slowly distancing itself. What is being done now, and in the near future, to bring that goal a little closer to reality...
Speakers
Keyna Cory

President
Public Affairs Consultants
Moderator

Scott Breen

Associate Manager, Sustainability and Circular Economy Program
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Speaker

Maite Quinn

Managing Director
Closed Loop Funds
Speaker

Susan Robinson

Federal Public Affairs Director
Waste Management, Inc.
Speaker

Session details

In an effort to boost sustainability and landfill diversion, the ever-evolving resource management industry has increasingly relied on technological advances to meet their goals. However, one of the most valuable tools – communication - is often overlooked. Keeping customers informed and engaged is critical to driving successful recycling initiatives. This...
Speakers
Amy Stansbury

Editor-in-Chief
Austin EcoNetwork
Moderator

Ryan Buhay

Account Executive
ReCollect
Speaker

Jennifer Dudley

Marketing Manager
Texas Disposal Systems
Speaker

Jerry Hendrix

Chief of Staff
City of Kyle
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S229
  • Session Number:  W502
  • Wednesday, May 08, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
This session will address the latest tools and trends being used in landfill management, and will focus on four different case studies:  Using remote monitoring and control (RMC) systems for various landfill systems including flares, landfill gas, and leachate systems to identify, troubleshoot, and solve real problems effectively and efficiently  How the...
Speakers
Bruce Schmucker

Vice President of Engineering & Environmental Affairs
EcoTech
Moderator

Komal Charania

Project Coordinator
Environmental Research & Education Foundation
Speaker

Paul Dewaele

Principal, Senior Geo Environmental Engineer
Golder Associates Ltd.
Speaker

David Hostetter

Regional Manager
SCS Engineers
Speaker

Melissa Russo

Project Coordinator - SCS Remote Monitoring and Control
SCS Engineers
Speaker

Session details

Franchising continues to be a hot issue in the waste & recycling industry but is it here to stay? Hear from both public and private representatives who are on the frontline about the pros and cons of franchising, where it stands, and where it might be headed.
Speakers
Steve Changaris

Vice President, Northeast Region
National Waste & Recycling Association
Moderator

Bob Pfister

Municipal Marketing Manager
Advanced Disposal
Speaker

Steve Simmons

President
Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc.
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, May 08
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  W402
  • Wednesday, May 08, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Replate Ensures #EveryoneEats. Maen Mahfoud, CEO, Replate  Industry, Safety Net, and Community Partnerships for Food Recovery. Marv Zauderer, Founder, ExtraFood.org, CA Food Recovery Network: The Largest Student Led Movement Against Food Waste and Hunger. Hannah Cather, Program Manager, Food Recovery Network Challenges in Fundraising for Food Recovery Networks. Chef Jackson Lamb, Professor of...
Speakers
Hannah Cather

Program Manager
Food Recovery Network
Speaker

Maen Mahfoud

CEO
Replate
Speaker

Brittany Price

Director, Sustainable Operations
MGM Resorts International
Speaker

Larry Scott

COO
Three Square Food Bank
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S231
  • Session Number:  W302
  • Wednesday, May 08, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
A New Era for Waste and Recycling in California: Realizing the Organic Waste Reduction Goals of SB 1383. Veronica Pardo, CRRC Northern District Regulatory Affairs Director. California Refuse Recycling Council (CRRC), Sacramento, CA. Integrated Waste & Organics Processing to Maximize Diversion, Eric Herbert, CEO, Zero Waste Energy, LLC. CA Getting Clean Organics...
Speakers
Tate Moeller


Organix Solutions
Moderator

Eric Herbert

Zero Waste Energy CEO
Zero Waste Energy, LLC
Speaker

Scott McGrath

Environmental Planning Director
City of Philadelphia
Speaker

Veronica Pardo

Northern District Regulatory Affairs Director
California Refuse Recycling Council (CRRC)
Speaker

Kimberly Scheibly

Director of Compliance & Customer Relations
Marin Recycling & Resource Recovery
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, May 08
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Room:   S227
  • Session Number:  W203
  • Wednesday, May 08, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
In today’s climate, negotiating a contract has become more important than ever. Find out the necessary steps to executing successful solid waste partnerships between the public & private sector that are essential for industry growth and achieve win-win opportunities for all parties.
Speakers
Katie Evans

Government Affairs, Marketing
Best Way Disposal
Moderator

Rob Hilton

President
HF&H Consultants, LLC
Speaker

Michael Murphy

Principal
Beveridge & Diamond
Speaker

Session details

Single stream or dual stream? This is often a highly debated topic without a solid answer. This session will continue the debate, sharing insight into both. Hear about the process of returning from a single stream recycling process back to dual stream, and what the benefits and challenges are of...
Speakers
Rachel Oster

Owner & Principal
Diversion Strategies
Moderator

Anne Germain

Director of Waste & Recycling Technology
National Waste & Recycling Association
Speaker

Louie Pellegrini

President
Peninsula Sanitary Service
Speaker

Willie Puz

Director of Public Affairs and Recycling
Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S229
  • Session Number:  W503
  • Wednesday, May 08, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Every member of an organization fulfills a specific function, yet all are expected to be “responsible for safety.” But how each employee interprets that expectation is largely influenced by what they perceive is most important to their boss. This gives executives a particularly wide scope of influence and accountability, so...
Speakers
Randy Ellert

Loss Control Manager
Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Moderator

Christopher Bergacs

Collections, Recycling & Equipment Manager
Mazza Recycling Services
Speaker

Justin Ganschow

Senior Safety Consultant
Caterpillar Inc.
Speaker

Dominick Mazza

Owner, Executive Vice President & CFO
Mazza Recycling Services, Ltd.
Speaker

Session details

Hear perspectives from inside and outside of the industry about waste, reduction, recovery & sustainability goals - what drives them, how they’ll be achieved, what challenges they continue to face, and the effect all of this has on the waste industry.
Speakers
Komal Charania

Project Coordinator
Environmental Research & Education Foundation
Moderator

Liz Baldridge

Director of Sustainability and Food Waste Initiatives
Feeding America
Speaker

Yalmaz Siddiqui

Vice President, Corporate Sustainability
MGM Resorts International
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, May 08
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  W403
  • Wednesday, May 08, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
K-12 Cafeteria Waste Management Practices and Trends. Debra Kantner Data & Policy Program Director and Dr. Bryan Staley, President, EREF. NC Implementing Organics Recycling and Maximizing Waste Diversion in Schools. Tate Moeller, Organix Solutions, MN Zero Waste Trends in Higher Education University campuses offer unique zero waste opportunities and challenges. Come hear from...
Speakers
Amity Lumper

Co-President & Director
Cascadia Consulting Group
Moderator

Liz Gignilliat

UW Recycling Manager
University of Washington
Speaker

Debra Kantner

Data & Policy Program Director
Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Speaker

Tate Moeller


Organix Solutions
Speaker

Kristin Parineh


Speaker

Taylor Spicer

Sustainability Programs Manager
Emory University
Speaker

Bryan Staley

President and CEO
Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S231
  • Session Number:  W303
  • Wednesday, May 08, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Zero Heroes – on Zero Waste, Net Zero GHG, carbon Negative Fuel, near-Zero NOx. Evan Edgar, Principal, Edgar & Associates, Inc., CA Advanced Biorefineries for a Sustainable Waste Diversion & Transition to a Circular Economy: David McConnell, VP, Enerkem Inc. CAN Maximizing the Value of CNG/RNG: Lessons Learned and Best Practices. William...
Speakers
Tracie Bills

North California Director
Sustainable Materials Management - SCS Engineers
Moderator

Nadeem Afghan

President and CEO
BIOFerm Energy Systems
Speaker

Evan Edgar

President
Edgar & Associates
Speaker

David McConnell

Vice President, Business Development
Enerkem
Speaker

William Zobel

General Manager of Sales and Marketing
Trillium
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, May 08
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Room:   S233
  • Session Number:  W701
  • Wednesday, May 08, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Zero Waste Cities: Revolutionary solutions to plastic waste in the global south: Monica Wilson, Associate Director, GAIA U.S. Office. - Southeast Asia is often portrayed as the epicenter of the plastic waste crisis. But the story is more complex. Large scale centralized waste systems don’t work in this region. Instead,...
Speakers
Mallory Szczepanski

Editorial Director
Waste360
Moderator

JD Lindeberg

President and Managing Partner
Resource Recycling Systems
Speaker

Eric Randall

Director of Recycling & Founder
Bryson Recycling | Northern Ireland
Speaker

Lisa von Sturmer

Founder & CEO
Growing City
Speaker

Monica Wilson

Associate Director
GAIA U.S. Office
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, May 08
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Room:   S231
  • Session Number:  W304
  • Wednesday, May 08, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
This session will cover the fundamentals of what investors look for when investing in organics and other waste management projects and technologies. Speakers will give an overview of what type of capital you’ll need at every stage of the project, e.g., project equity, debt, corporate equity, early development capital, etc....
Speakers
Brandon Moffatt

Vice President
StormFisher Environmental Ltd.
Moderator

Brent Belding

Partner
Sparkstone Capital Advisors
Panelist

Josh Dale

Executive Director
Rabobank
Panelist

John Dannan

Vice President
Generate Capital
Panelist

Session details

  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  W404
  • Wednesday, May 08, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Designing for Zero Waste. Anna Dengler, Vice President of Business Operations, Great Forest Discussion includes how to design a waste program through creative solutions and alternatives to standard disposal options. A key part of that discussion will be on using waste generation data to identify equipment changes and disposal options as...
Speakers
BethAnn Taylor

Zero Waste Consultant
Taylor Environmental
Moderator

Arnold Bowers

Business Solutions Director
ENGIE Insight
Speaker

Anna Dengler

Vice President of Business Operations
Great Forest
Speaker

Jeff Ruskowitz

Director Sustainable Operations
Caesars Entertainment
Speaker

Jodi Taitt

Founder & Principal Consultant
EcoConsilium
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, May 08
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  W405
  • Wednesday, May 08, 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers will discuss small scale composting and processing systems designed for commercial establishments, institutions, and residential processing of food waste. Selected systems are scalable to process residuals from multiple establishments. Feasibility Study for Micro-Digester Co-Located at Food Bank. Katie Chapman, Lyndsey Lopez, and Todd Williams. Jacobs. CA Food Waste & Trash =...
Speakers
Tate Moeller


Organix Solutions
Moderator

Katie Chapman

Project Manager
Jacobs
Speaker

Peter Klaich


Consultant
Speaker

Lyndsey Lopez


Jacobs
Speaker

Corey Rossen

Food Waste Recycling Sales Manager
Ecoverse
Speaker

Craig Shaw

CEO
Advetec Group
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S231
  • Session Number:  W305
  • Wednesday, May 08, 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Ozone in Air for Composting Odor Control. Allan Finney, and Greg Duns, Envron Environmental Ltd. Aerosol Lofting for Odor Control. Robert Ballantyne, Director of Research and Development, Resource West, Inc. Innovative Approaches to Eliminating Odor at Compost and Organics Recycling Facilities. Michael Lewis, BossTek Cyclonic Separation Treatment for AD. Jeremie Steward, DRYCAKE
Speakers
BethAnn Taylor

Zero Waste Consultant
Taylor Environmental
Moderator

Mr  Robert Ballantyne

Director of Research and Development
Resource West, Inc
Speaker

Allan Finney

Owner
Envron Environmental Ltd.
Speaker

Michael Lewis

Odor Control Specialist
BossTek
Speaker

Jeremie Steward

Project Director
DRYCAKE
Speaker

Session details


Thursday, May 09
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Room:   S227
  • Session Number:  TW802
  • Thursday, May 09, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Instructor: Gary Bilbro, EcoSafe® Zero Waste This will be a full-scale workshop on how to start a successful composting program for all waste generators including municipal, educational, health care, hospitality, food service and many more. This workshop will cover all aspects of successful organics diversion programs.  Attendees will learn all they...
Speaker
Gary Bilbro

Regional Manager
EcoSafe Zero Waste
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S229
  • Session Number:  TW803
  • Thursday, May 09, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Instructor: Richard Anthony, Richard Anthony Associates, VP of Zero Waste USA and Chair of the Zero Waste International Alliance. Attendees will learn: Why Zero Waste is the fastest, most cost-effective way communities can reduce climate change impacts, promote local sustainability and create green jobs How more than 250 U.S. municipalities are systematically pursuing...
Speaker
Rick Anthony

Principal
Richard Anthony Associates
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  TW801
  • Thursday, May 09, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Participate in this half-day safety symposium featuring former U.S. Department of Labor Assistant Secretary for OSHA David Michaels. As one of the top five most dangerous professions in America, safety is the number one priority for the waste & recycling industry. This comprehensive safety workshop will go in-depth, covering everything...
Speakers
Douglas Castro

Trainer
Global Educational Resource Alliance
Speaker

Jane Dolezal

Safety and Compliance Director
Homewood Disposal Service, Inc.
Speaker

Brian Haney

Vice President, Safety and Compliance
LeadPoint
Speaker

Shawn Mandel

Vice President, Safety & Risk
Waste Connections, Inc.
Speaker

David Michaels

Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health
OSHA
Speaker

Jim Olson

Senior Vice President, Safety
Republic Services
Speaker

Kirk Sander

Vice President, Safety and Standards
NWRA
Speaker

Darrell Smith

President & CEO
National Waste & Recycling Association
Speaker

Jennifer Smith

CEO
StopDistractions.org
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   S230
  • Session Number:  TW804
  • Thursday, May 09, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
“Recycling is good, all the time… and all the time, recycling is good.”  This adage represents a viewpoint that has permeated our society for the last 40 to 50 years.  But, is this perspective built on sound science, or have myths and pseudoscience propped up the message?  What is reality...
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Komal Charania

Project Coordinator
Environmental Research & Education Foundation
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Debra Kantner

Data & Policy Program Director
Environmental Research and Education Foundation
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Kristin Kinder

Director of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability
Wastequip
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Cody Marshall

Chief Community Strategy Officer
The Recycling Partnership
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Bryan Staley

President and CEO
Environmental Research and Education Foundation
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