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Conference & Exhibit Hall: 04 - 07 MAY 2020
ERNEST N. MORIAL CONVENTION CENTER,
NEW ORLEANS, LA, USA


Powered by Waste360 in Collaboration with National Waste and Recycling Association
Monday, May 04
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Room:   Great Hall B
  • Monday, May 04, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
These days, whether you’re financing your business, or thinking about investing in the waste and recycling industry’s latest technology, it’s critical to have all the facts before you make a decision. Over the past seven years, savvy investors and business owners have made the Investor Summit a must-attend event.   It’s a...

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Monday, May 04
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Room:   352
  • Session Number:  M113
  • Monday, May 04, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Construction and demolition (C&D) debris represents a huge amount of material — more than municipal solid waste (MSW)! More and more companies, governments and the public are demanding environmentally sound recycling of C&D. How is this done in a responsible and safe manner that provides defensible and auditable results? Find...

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Both the private and public sectors continue to face the challenge of recruiting and retaining quality employees—particularly drivers and operational positions—given the economy, robust job market, and general misunderstanding of the solid waste industry. For the past few years, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) has undertaken an Employer...
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Janel Cross

Managing Partner
Align Retirement Plan Advisors
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Dr.  Kathryn Sandoe Ed.D.

Chief Commercial Officer
Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA)
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Ms  Leslie Wireback

Chief Human Resources Officer
Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA)
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For large hauling companies, implementing technology is a no-brainer – it helps manage thousands of trucks to improve route optimization, safety, business operations, and more. But for smaller companies, is technology always a realistic and necessary option? Whether it’s due to the financial burden, lack of technology expertise and training,...

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Moderator: Dr. Stuart Buckner, Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC • Kroger's Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Social Impact Plan: A commitment to ending hunger in our communities and eliminating waste across The Kroger Company by 2025. Sunny R. Parr, Foundation Director, The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger Zero Waste Foundation, OH • Engaging Consumers:...
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Dr. Stuart Buckner


Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC
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Lee Anderson

Director of Global Issues Management & Public Affairs
General Mills
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Sunny Reelhorn Parr

Foundation Director
The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger Zero Waste Foundation
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Peter Wright

Assistant Administrator
EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management
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Waste and waste diversion are becoming more and more a priority because of many environmental, financial, social, and logistical concerns. Airports are charged with the task of engaging many levels of stakeholders in their waste management plans. Airports also strive to develop a relationship with their haulers, thus incentivizing both...

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Monday, May 04
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
There is a lot of conjecture surrounding the 2020 election, and what impact it might have going forward, specifically on the waste industry. Get a status update of where we currently stand and what we might expect from the 2020 administration.  
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James Riley Esq.

Chief Counsel & Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
National Waste & Recycling Association
Moderator

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Municipalities are increasing their sustainability goals with attempts to move closer and closer to zero waste. At the same time, with recycling markets on the decline, they face additional financial constraints. So how do they find balance? Is achieving sustainability goals worth the added cost, or is it simply a...
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Tori Carle

Waste Reduction Supervisor
City of Greensboro, NC
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Ginger Spencer

Director of Public Works
City of Phoenix - Reimagine Phoenix
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John Welch

Director
Dane County Waste & Renewables
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We’ve come a long way with carts since first developed in the 1970s. From bear-proof containers to mini “smart city” data collection bins, the evolution of the trash cart continues to adapt to today’s needs, specifically when it comes to technology. How are these modern carts able to improve your...

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  • Room:   352
  • Session Number:  M213
  • Monday, May 04, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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With the major changes that have occurred in recycling taking all the attention, mixed waste processing has been moving forward at multiple facilities around the country. What?! Catch up on what’s been going on.

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Monday, May 04
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room:   356
  • Session Number:  MFRF211
  • Monday, May 04, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Moderator: Dr. Jon Deutsch, Drexel University • Food Matters: Templates and Tools for Tackling Food Waste at the City Level. Darby Hoover, Senior Resource Specialist, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Food & Agric. Program. CA                             • US EPA...
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Claudia Fabiano

Sustainable Management of Food
EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery
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  • Room:   353
  • Session Number:  MORG211
  • Monday, May 04, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Moderator: Norma McDonald, Organic Waste Systems • Organics Recycling from MSW and SSO with Centralized Mixed Waste Processing and Anaerobic Digestion.  Yaniv Scherson, Managing Director, Western U.S. Anaergia CAN • Why the Region of Durham is Investing $160,000,000 in Mixed Waste Processing and Anaerobic Digestion. Mirka Januszkiewicz, The Regional Municipality of Durham, CAN •...

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Monday, May 04
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Room:   352
  • Session Number:  M313
  • Monday, May 04, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
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What does zero waste mean? Is it the best option for the environment? Where do greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions factor in? What about water usage? Air pollution? When is zero waste the best goal, and when should we consider alternatives?
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Leslie Lukacs

Executive Director
Zero Waste Sonoma (SCWMA)
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Sanne Stienstra

Material Recovery Specialist
Oregon DEQ Materials Management Program
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Move over laws, ELD requirements, franchise agreements, plastic straw bans, the list goes on. Join this panel of experts to find out the latest updates on legislation by each region across the U.S. and what you should have on your radar for 2020 and beyond.  
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Keyna Cory

President
Public Affairs Consultants, Inc.
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Using technology to improve safety is not a new concept. Automated trucks, in-cab cameras, A.I. & robotics – these are platforms that have been implemented and help prevent many potential injuries and fatalities. However, waste and recycling remains one of the most dangerous professions in the U.S., which is why...

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According to the U.S. Department of Justice, every year more than 700,000 individuals are released from jails and prisons. At the same time, the labor shortage across the waste and recycling industry continues to grow. Looking to ex-offenders to fill labor shortage needs has become more and more accepted across...

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Monday, May 04
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Room:   353
  • Session Number:  MORG311
  • Monday, May 04, 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Moderator: Gary Bilbro, EcoSafe Zero Waste   • 10 Years in the Making: Case Study Describing the City of San Diego Food Waste Composting Project from Pilot to Full Scale and Beyond. Burton Ewart, City of San Diego. CA • California’s New Organic Waste Processing Facility. Eric Herbert, CEO, Zero Waste Energy. CA •...

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  • Room:   356
  • Session Number:  MFRF311
  • Monday, May 04, 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
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ReFED (Rethink Food Waste Through Economics & Data) and Ohio State University conducted research evaluating how the introduction of the Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers Association’s voluntary labeling standards affect consumer decisions and how this might inform decisions about date-labeling policies. Attendees will learn what this research yielded, and...

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Monday, May 04
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room:   352
  • Session Number:  M413
  • Monday, May 04, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
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With the recycling market in flux and the demand for lower contamination rates on the rise, consumer awareness is more important than ever. Programs across the country have been redefined, suspended and even shuttered in the wake of new policies, which leads to more and more confusion amongst consumers on...
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Amy Maas

Business Recycling Specialist
Hennepin County
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The decision to sell a business that has been built over many years is perhaps the most important decision of the business owner’s professional life. Questions abound. Why might I want or need to sell my business? What is the best way to go about selling my business? When is...
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Bert Rosica

Managing Principal
A. E. Rosica and Company
Moderator

Marty Bryant

CEO
Wastequip
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Ronald Mittelstaedt

Executive Chairman of the Board
Waste Connections, Inc.
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Ed Schiff

Of Counsel
Sheppard, Mullin
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The recycling market is changing. New policies, new product packaging, new sustainability goals – which means redefining the standard materials recovery facility (MRF) to process a new waste stream. MRF operators are turning to upgrades, layout changes, robotics and even all-new facilities to combat today’s recycling challenges. Find out the...

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Glitz and glamour, and waste and recycling often don’t go hand in hand. So, how is it that folks get into the waste and recycling industry? Is it a history of family generations already in the business, the potential of a steady industry and career or simply a bit of...

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Monday, May 04
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Room:   353
  • Session Number:  MORG411
  • Monday, May 04, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
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Moderator: George Savage, CalRecovery • Anaerobic Digestion at Scale: When to know You’re Ready. Peter Ettinger, BioEnergy Development Co. MD • Organics Recycling via On-Farm Anaerobic Digestion Benefits Organic Waste Producers, Haulers, Farms, and the Environment. John B. Hanselman, CEO, Vanguard Renewables. MA • A Developers View of Anaerobic Digestion Based Renewable Energy...

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  • Room:   356
  • Session Number:  MFRF411
  • Monday, May 04, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
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• ReFED recently launched its Nonprofit Food Recovery Accelerator to catalyze ideas and inspire actions that lead to a doubling of healthy food available to the 40 million Americans facing food insecurity. Join Alexandria Coari, Capital and Innovation Director at ReFED, and members of the first Accelerator cohort to discuss...

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Monday, May 04
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Divided into two parts, this super session will share the latest on recycling commodities and what trends the industry is seeing in 2020. Join experts for Part I to get the low down on paper, aluminum and glass. Part II will take a deeper dive into plastics, where panelists will focus...
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Scott Breen

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

Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Strategic Materials
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Bill Moore

President
Moore & Associates
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  • Room:   352
  • Session Number:  M513
  • Monday, May 04, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been produced in the U.S. since the 1940s and are used in a wide variety of products and applications. PFAS are persistent in the environment and resistant to environmental degradation. The potential bioaccumulation of PFAS is a concern, and EPA considers PFAS to be...
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Dr.  Bharat Chandramouli

Environment, Health and Safety Product Manager and Senior Scientist
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Dr.  Viraj deSilva PhD, PE, BCEE

Wastewater Treatment Director
SCS Engineers
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Technology will solve all our problems. Maybe not all of them – but technology is changing recycling in big, and sometimes unexpected ways. Keeping up with technology is becoming more important as changes occur more rapidly. Which technologies will be game changers, and which will fizzle out? 
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Ionut Georgescu

CEO & Chief Evangelist
End of Waste Foundation
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The importance of safety culture in an industry that is in the top 10 most dangerous occupations is everything. But all too often, safety programs do not evolve over time, and don’t adapt to the new challenges we face today. Monthly safety meetings become scripted and lackluster. There is no...

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Monday, May 04
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Room:   356
  • Session Number:  MFRF511
  • Monday, May 04, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Moderator: Coryanne Mansell, Center for EcoTechnology • MealConnect: Preventing Food Waste and Fighting Hunger. Justin Block, Managing Director, Retail Information Services, Feeding America and Natasha Curley, Food Sourcing Specialist, Second Harvest Food Bank. LA • Food Waste Is a Design Flaw. Christina Mitchell Grace, CEO, Foodprint Group. NY • Adding Value and Reducing...

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  • Room:   353
  • Session Number:  MORG511
  • Monday, May 04, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Moderator: Tate Moeller, Organix Solutions  • The Importance of Organic Waste Diversion. Jim Miller, JR Miller & Associates. CA • Are Commercial Organics Diversion Mandates Working in California? Laith Ezzet and Haley Kunert, HF&H Consultants. CA • Making Cents of SB 1383: CA’s 75% Organic Diversion Mandate. Veronica Pardo, California Refuse Recycling Council....

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Monday, May 04
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Divided into two parts, this super session will share the latest on recycling commodities and what trends the industry is seeing in 2020. Join experts for Part I to get the low down on paper, aluminum and glass. Part II will take a deeper dive into plastics, where panelists will focus...

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  • Room:   352
  • Session Number:  M513b
  • Monday, May 04, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been produced in the U.S. since the 1940s and are used in a wide variety of products and applications. PFAS are persistent in the environment and resistant to environmental degradation. The potential bioaccumulation of PFAS is a concern, and EPA considers PFAS to be...

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Monday, May 04
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Room:   Generations Hall
  • Monday, May 04, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Attend the best party in town and the industry's biggest reunion at Generation's Hall in New Orleans!  Hosted by: New Way

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Tuesday, May 05
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Room:   Great Hall A
  • Tuesday, May 05, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Join NWRA for our premier WasteExpo event, the NWRA Awards Breakfast. We are proud to honor the leaders and unsung heroes of the waste and recycling industry. The awards presented include Driver of the Year, Operator of the Year, Hall of Fame, Distinguished Service, Member of the Year, and the Chapter...

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Tuesday, May 05
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Room:   343
  • Tuesday, May 05, 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
A must attend for those in the business of generating or processing healthcare waste. You’ll get the latest insights on legislative, regulatory, and technical issues that affect your industry and your job. We’ll be covering all of these themes (prioritized by the World Health Organization) and more: management, training, regulatory, financial,...

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Tuesday, May 05
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Room:   353
  • Session Number:  TORG111
  • Tuesday, May 05, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Moderator: George Savage, CalRecovery • Comparison of Organic Waste Management Options in Terms of Air Quality and GHG Impacts. Patrick Sullivan and Raymond Huff, SCS Engineers. CA • Reorganizing and Reframing Composting: How to eliminate compost facility odor by flipping the composting process inside out and upside down. Geoff Hill, Engineered Compost...

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  • Room:   352
  • Session Number:  T113
  • Tuesday, May 05, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
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With only 8.4% of plastic currently being recycled, consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, packaging suppliers, and the waste and recycling industry are facing immense pressure from consumers to figure out a better way to do business. Nearly 8 in 10 Americans believe a solution to the packaging waste crisis is...
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Matanya Horowitz

Co-Founder and CEO
Amp Robotics
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Meghan Stasz

Senior Director of Sustainability
Grocery Manufacturers Association
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  • Room:   356
  • Session Number:  TFRF111
  • Tuesday, May 05, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Moderator: Hannah Cather, Food Recovery Network • Leveraging Organic Waste Mandates. Hope Pascoe, Alameda County Community Food Bank. CA • RecycleSmart Edible Food Generator Survey, Contra Costa County Solid Waste Authority. Tracie Onstad Bills, SCS Engineers, CA • Public-Private Partnerships Support Wasted Food Diversion Efforts. Coryanne Mansell, Center for EcoTechnology. MA • Vallarta Supermarkets...

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Tuesday, May 05
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Room:   First Floor, Convention Center
  • Tuesday, May 05, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SOLUTIONS, SOLUTIONS, SOLUTIONS — 600+ exhibitors showing off solutions that can help tackle our organization’s challenges. Your chance to see and touch new products, and meet potential vendors—all in one spot—is worth its weight in gold. 

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Tuesday, May 05
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Room:   245
  • Session Number:  TSS111
  • Tuesday, May 05, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
Join Worthing Jackman President & CEO of Waste Connections for a fireside chat with NWRA’s Darrell Smith about  leadership, business insights, industry issues, and much more. Jackman, who has been a part of Waste Connections  since its inception in 1997 as its investment banker, was named CEO of the company in July...
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Darrell Smith

President & CEO
National Waste & Recycling Association
Moderator

Worthing Jackman

President and Chief Executive Officer
Waste Connections
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Tuesday, May 05
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Room:   353
  • Session Number:  TORG211
  • Tuesday, May 05, 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
Moderator: Eric Herbert, Zero Waste Energy • To Compost or Not to Compost? Luc De Baere1*, N. McDonald2*, Bruno Matthews1*, Organic Waste Systems (OWS) 1 Belgium; 2 Ohio   • Mixing it Up: An Analysis of Switching from Mechanical to Hydraulic Mixing. Alan Johnson, VP, Quasar Energy Group • Benefits Achieved Worldwide by Bio-drying...

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  • Room:   356
  • Session Number:  TFRF211
  • Tuesday, May 05, 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
Spotlight Session – Open to All WasteExpo Attendees Moderator: Evan Edgar, Edgar & Associates, Inc. • Food Recycling and Rescue – Los Angeles County’s Three-Pronged Approach. Suk Chong, Senior Civil Engineer, Los Angeles County Public Works and Michelle Leonard, Vice President, SCS Engineers • Accelerate Food Waste Reduction Through Collaboration. Holly Stirnkorb, Senior...

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Tuesday, May 05
11:10 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Room:   245
  • Session Number:  TSS211
  • Tuesday, May 05, 11:10 AM - 12:30 PM
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The National Waste & Recycling Association Women’s Council leverages unique access to bring together the industry’s most influential human resource leaders. Hear their collective knowledge and learn what challenges and opportunities may arise on issues such as talent acquisition, workforce development and employee retention. Attendees will have the chance to...
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Eric Bostian

Director of Human Resources
Rumpke Waste Services
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Genevieve Dombrowski

Vice President, Talent
Republic Services
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Melkeya McDuffie


Waste Management
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Amanda Mickelson

Vice President, Human Resources
Oshkosh Corporation (McNeilus)
Speaker

Carrie Miller

Vice President of Human Resources
WCA Waste
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Tuesday, May 05
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Room:   Great Hall B
  • Tuesday, May 05, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Structure and strategy are two of the most important factors in running a successful business. The Waste360 Business Leadership Forum, hosted by Comerica, is designed for small to midsized environmental services companies looking for business and financial strategies that go beyond day-to-day operations. You'll gain access to insights, tools, and...

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Tuesday, May 05
12:55 PM - 2:05 PM
  • Room:   353
  • Session Number:  TORG311
  • Tuesday, May 05, 12:55 PM - 2:05 PM
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• Learn about California’s SB 1383 implementation that will require 75% diversion of organic waste from landfills by 2025. Hear from industry policy leaders and composters in an interactive panel discussion regarding collection, contamination, permitting, and markets of transforming organic wastes into compost and energy products. This lively discussion will...

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  • Room:   356
  • Session Number:  TFRF311
  • Tuesday, May 05, 12:55 PM - 2:05 PM
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• The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation has committed up to $1 million in grants to engage with innovators to develop ideas and scalable solutions to prevent food waste and end hunger in the U.S. Join Sunny Reelhorn Parr, Head of The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger |...

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Tuesday, May 05
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
In the coming years, some of the industry’s brightest and most-experienced colleagues will be retiring. This session seeks to capture their “tribal” wisdom on the history of recycling and, most importantly, what we can learn from it today. Join this session to find out the true meaning of recycling, what...
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Kristin Kinder

Vice President of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability
Wastequip
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Lithium-ion batteries remain one of the biggest safety issues in the waste and recycling industry. Join this panel as they focus on the lithium-ion batteries issue facing the waste and recycling industry and the fire risks facing full lifecycle, from manufacturing through end of life.  Attendees will learn the full...

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Join this panel of next-generation rising leaders to hear their perspective on where the waste industry is headed. These Waste360 40 Under 40 award winners will discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the waste industry, how the upcoming workforce differs from previous generations, how they see the industry changing...

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New technology can be overwhelming – especially if you’re a smaller operation. But in today’s world, embracing technology is the only way waste companies will remain successful. So how do you know which technologies are best for your operation, and how do you implement them? Once implemented, how do you...

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Tuesday, May 05
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Room:   245
  • Session Number:  TSS411
  • Tuesday, May 05, 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
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Feet on the Street was originally launched as a pilot program by The Recycling Partnership (TRP) in part to answer China’s National Sword policies. It now serves as a foundational model for TRP’s contamination-fighting methods implemented in communities across the country.  Join the stakeholders involved in Feet on the Street (FOTS)...
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Kanika Greenlee

Executive Director - Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission
City of Atlanta
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Cody Marshall

Chief Community Strategy Officer
The Recycling Partnership
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Cecilia Shutters

Recycling Technical Advisor - Atlanta
The Recycling Partnership
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Tuesday, May 05
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Room:   356
  • Session Number:  TFRF411
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
• General Mills has announced the 20 winners of its Food Recovery Champions program that awarded $1 million in grants to expand surplus food recovery in the U.S. and Canada for greater social and environmental impact.  Come hear this panel of food recovery innovators from across the U.S. who will...

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  • Room:   353
  • Session Number:  TORG411
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Moderator: Gary Bilbro, EcoSafe Zero Waste, NC • Zero Waste Residential and Multi-Residential programs. Phil Ragan, EcoSafe Zero Waste, BC              Easy as 1, 2, 3.  Success stories from Coast to Coast, San Francisco to Bowie Md. Diverting thousands of tons of organic waste from landfill. • How...

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Tuesday, May 05
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
This popular format features several haulers sharing insights into the topic of operational efficiency. Gain real-world insight during this lively discussion of best practices, technology implementation, employee management, the changing workforce, current operational challenges, facility management and more. 
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Harland Chadbourne

Director of Purchasing
Waste Pro USA
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Servant leadership is something that is often talked about, but not always achieved. The concept of a servant leader is that they “share” power and put the needs of others first, focusing primarily on the growth and wellbeing of their people and communities rather than just leading from the “top”....

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  • Room:   352
  • Session Number:  T313
  • Tuesday, May 05, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
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It’s been several years, yet the fallout from China’s import restrictions continues. Find out the latest status of recycling markets, and the ongoing repercussions recycling programs face. Hear from experts on issues such as: China still plans on discontinuing imports Import permits are limited #12 double-sorted retail old corrugated cardboard (OCC) price drops  Numerous companies...
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Brent Bell Vice President


Waste Management
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Michael Benedetto

Vice President
Tidewater Fiber Corporation
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Anne Germain

Vice President of Technical and Regulatory Affairs
National Waste & Recycling Association
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Plastic has become a hot topic the past few years, and it is only going to continue heating up. With new bans, more restrictions, changing markets, and an emphasis on sustainability and circular economy, the challenge of finding real solutions to manage plastic waste has become a priority. But there...

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Tuesday, May 05
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Room:   245
  • Session Number:  TSS411
  • Tuesday, May 05, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Add another level to the technology tsunami that is propelling the waste industry into its brave new future. Alongside artificial intelligence and robotics add fleet electrification to the list as private haulers, municipalities (and their blended partnerships) embrace the idea of electrified refuse vehicles. This session will look at the...

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Tuesday, May 05
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Room:   353
  • Session Number:  TORG511
  • Tuesday, May 05, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers: Bruce and Janet Everly, Energy Improvement Matters (EIM, LLC), IN Topics covered include: Grants and subsidies that offer the best return on investment  Basics of the USDA’s REAP program, DOE’s funding, Treasury tax credits. Methods to reduce your project’s first costs. Example projects that qualify funding  How to apply for grants with the least pain...

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  • Room:   356
  • Session Number:  TFRF511
  • Tuesday, May 05, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers:  • Turner Wyatt – Co-Founder and CEO, Upcycled Food Association • Jon Deutsch Ph.D. - Professor of Culinary Arts and Food Science, Drexel University • Mike Oraschewsky - Co-Founder, TBJ Gourmet

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Tuesday, May 05
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 05, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Meet and network with fellow public sector professionals at WasteExpo’s Public Sector Networking Event hosted by Sourcewell. This event is open for attendees who register for WasteExpo as Government/Public Sector. It will follow the Public Sector Super Session and will be a great way for you to keep the conversation going with speakers...

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Wednesday, May 06
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Room:   343
  • Wednesday, May 06, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
A must attend for those in the business of generating or processing healthcare waste. You’ll get the latest insights on legislative, regulatory, and technical issues that affect your industry and your job. We’ll be covering all of these themes (prioritized by the World Health Organization) and more: management, training, regulatory, financial, and...

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Wednesday, May 06
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
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They say in life, the only constant is change, and the waste industry is no different. M&A, market downturns, technology investments—what are latest trends in the business of waste? Hear from experts on the hot-button issues of 2020 and what we can expect over the next 12 months. 
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Michael Hoffman

Managing Director, Environmental Services Research
Stifel
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With more than 1,500 marijuana-related bills introduced in state legislatures in 2019, there is no denial that cannabis is a growing issue. And with the rise of hemp and CBD products on the market, it will only continue to grow. There will be inevitable implications on the waste and recycling...

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  • Room:   353
  • Session Number:  WORG111
  • Wednesday, May 06, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Moderator: Peter Klaich, Shapiro Enterprises • The Opportunity to Convert Challenging Waste Streams into valuable Outputs with Pyrolysis. Andrew White, CEO. Char Technologies. CAN  • Urban Biocycle Concept for Municipal Organics: From Wastewater Treatment to Resource Recovery. Joerg Blischke, Senior Process and Organics Management Specialist, Black & Veatch Corporation. CA • Developing A...

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  • Room:   352
  • Session Number:  W113
  • Wednesday, May 06, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
For years, recycling has seemed like a no-brainer. It’s a way to reduce litter and waste and to recover valuable materials, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But, with increasing processing costs, stricter contamination requirements, and a changing waste stream, does recycling really make sense? Join this lively debate on the...

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  • Room:   356
  • Session Number:  WFRF111
  • Wednesday, May 06, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Moderator: Geertje Grootenhuis – San Diego Food System Alliance • Source Reduction in 15 of San Diego’s Largest Institutions Through the Smart Kitchens San Diego Partnership. Rachel Oporto, Program Coordinator, San Diego Food System Alliance. CA • Consumer Education About Wasted Food at the Point of Sale in Grocery Stores and Farmers...

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Wednesday, May 06
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Room:   First Floor, Convention Center
  • Wednesday, May 06, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SOLUTIONS, SOLUTIONS, SOLUTIONS — 600+ exhibitors showing off solutions that can help tackle our organization’s challenges. Your chance to see and touch new products, and meet potential vendors—all in one spot—is worth its weight in gold. 

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Wednesday, May 06
10:25 AM - 11:40 AM
  • Room:   353
  • Session Number:  WORG211
  • Wednesday, May 06, 10:25 AM - 11:40 AM
  • Tracks: 
Moderator: George Savage, CalRecovery • FastOx® Gasification: Profitably Achieve 100% Recycling. Mike Hart. CEO, Sierra Energy. CA • Waste to Biogas, What is Next? Xu Fei (Philip) Wu, SusWork Inc. CAN • Is a Successful MBT Technology a Viable Alternative to Landfilling and Incineration in North America? Glen Tobiason, Quality and Environmental Management,...
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George Savage

Vice President
CalRecovery, Inc
Moderator

Mr  Omar Abou-Sayed

Chief Executive Officer
GeoEnvironment Technologies (a division of Advantek Waste Management Services)
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Mike Hart

President & CEO
Sierra Energy
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Glen Tobiason

Quality and Environmental Management
Zweckverband Abfallbehandlung Kahlenberg (ZAK)
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Xu Fei (Philip) Wu

President and Chief Technology Officer
SusWork Inc.
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  • Room:   356
  • Session Number:  WFRF211
  • Wednesday, May 06, 10:25 AM - 11:40 AM
  • Tracks: 
Moderator: Leah Lizarondo, 412 Food Rescue Speakers:  Steve Dietz, Food Donation Connection. TN Aaron Tolson, Development Director, Prince William Food Rescue. VA Michelle Sandidge, Chief Communications Officer, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh. PA Aubrey Alvarez, Executive Director, Eat Greater Des Moines
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Steve Dietz

Vice President of Business Development
Food Donation Connection
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Michelle Sandidge

Chief Community Affairs Officer
Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh
Speaker

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Wednesday, May 06
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Room:   245
  • Session Number:  WSS111
  • Wednesday, May 06, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
Ryan Hickman – Ten-year-old Recycling Superstar Represents the Future of Recycling Ryan Hickman details how his passion for recycling grew from a fun project with dad, to launching a young entrepreneur and media spotlight, to recognition as a youth environmentalist. Ryan, a young man with a mission to do much more...
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Ryan Hickman

President
Ryan's Recycling
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Adam Minter

Asia-based columnist and Author, “Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale”
Bloomberg Opinion
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Wednesday, May 06
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Understanding truck weight, load capacity and road jurisdictions are vital in planning routes. Our industry deals with a variety of seasonal permits, overweight permits and load permits. Quite often, trash trucks are to blame for road wear-and-tear issues. But is that really the case? This session will provide a breakdown...

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Many fleet managers face real world issues like increased turnover (due to competition with other market segments), increased training focus (both internally and externally) via new training paradigms like learning management systems, better mechanics training (that is truly retainable), product design that enhances employee retention while reducing cab clutter and...

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Climate change continues to be a highly debated topic in today’s world. In fact, the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year for 2019 is “climate emergency”. And when talking climate change in relation to waste, especially when it comes to packaging, people tend to focus on recycling. But is recycling...

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  • Room:   352
  • Session Number:  W213
  • Wednesday, May 06, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
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  • Room:   356
  • Session Number:  WFRF311
  • Wednesday, May 06, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Moderator: Hannah Cather, Food Recovery Network • Complexities of Prepared Food Donation. Holly Stirnkorb, Senior Solid Waste Planner, Metro. OR • Life Cycle Assessment of Edible Food Rescue. Sanne Stienstra, Material Recovery Specialist, Oregon DEQ Materials Management. OR • Supporting Food Rescue Through Partnerships. Katie Pearmine, Strategic Sourcing Manager, Oregon Food Bank. OR •...
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Hannah Cather

Program Manager
Food Recovery Network
Moderator

Katie Pearmine

Strategic Sourcing Manager
Oregon Food Bank
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Sanne Stienstra

Material Recovery Specialist
Oregon DEQ Materials Management Program
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Holly Stirnkorb

Senior Solid Waste Planner
Metro
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  • Room:   353
  • Session Number:  WORG311
  • Wednesday, May 06, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Moderator: Gary Bilbro, EcoSafe Zero Waste • Upcycling Organic Waste into PHA Biodegradable Plastics. Abdul Khogali, COO, Luna Yu CEO, and Robert Celik,  Genecis Bioindustries Inc. ON  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Biodegradability of Biopolymers. László Aleksza, CEO, ProfiKomp Környezettechnika Zrt., L., and Zsuzsanna Üveges, Szent István University. Hungary • Moving to a Circular Economy:...

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Wednesday, May 06
1:40 PM - 2:40 PM
  • Room:   356
  • Session Number:  WFRF411
  • Wednesday, May 06, 1:40 PM - 2:40 PM
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This panel will review how different departments within a stadium interact with food waste and how collaboration can improve waste prevention, donation, logistics, communication and processing. The panel will also discuss how business initiatives are driving increased organic waste diversion and reuse within stadium and event management. Attendees will learn...

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Moderator: Dr. Stuart Buckner, Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC • Zero Heroes with 2020 Vision. Zero Waste, Biogas, CNG, Food Waste to AD and Compost. Evan Edgar, Principal, Edgar & Associates, Inc. CA • The Zero Waste Approach to Managing Compostable Organics. Richard Anthony, Zero Waste USA. CA • Sustainable Community Systems Incorporating Solid Waste...
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Dr. Stuart Buckner


Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC
Moderator

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Wednesday, May 06
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Today’s most valuable currency isn’t the dollar, or the euro, or any form of money – it’s data. Every technology we use – from personal to business – collects data, which is why it’s more important than ever to keep it safe. From a growing e-waste stream to residential and...

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  • Room:   352
  • Session Number:  W313
  • Wednesday, May 06, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
NSPS WWW or XXX, EG Cc or Cf, NESHAP AAAA, Subpart GGG or OOO, Subpart Ba—is that it? What is the alphabet soup of rules and how do they apply to landfills? What do landfill owners need to know to stay in compliance?

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Recruiting and retaining top talent is a priority, especially in the solid waste industry where specialized skills in engineering, environmental sciences and operations are required. The responsibility of managing waste results in a focus on land and equipment. Metro Waste Authority operates the largest landfill in Iowa and has 74...
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Cassie Riley

Community Relations Coordinator
Speaker

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Whether it’s a transfer station or MRF, there are a lot of components that go into building your facility. It takes planners, architects, and engineers to develop an accurate site plan, from the location of the facility to the material of the floors to the type of technology being installed....

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Wednesday, May 06
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 06, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Wednesday, May 06
2:50 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Room:   356
  • Session Number:  WFRF511
  • Wednesday, May 06, 2:50 PM - 4:00 PM
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*NOTE – 2:50 PM-4:00 PM does not offer an Organics Management session. Instead it features 2 concurrent session options from Food Recovery Forum Track; attendees will have to choose from the two concurrent Food Recovery Forum sessions. Moderator: BethAnn Taylor, Taylor Environmental • Food Bank Partnerships and Food Waste Prevention. Emily Slazer,...

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  • Room:   353
  • Session Number:  WORG511
  • Wednesday, May 06, 2:50 PM - 4:00 PM
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*NOTE – 2:50 PM-4:00 PM does not offer an Organics Management session. Instead it features 2 concurrent session options from Food Recovery Forum Track; attendees will have to choose from the two concurrent Food Recovery Forum sessions. Moderator: Tate Moeller, Organix Solutions • Transforming Food Waste for The Benefit of The Environment....

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Wednesday, May 06
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 06, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation will host its annual charitable auction and silent auction again at WasteExpo. The auction supports EREF’s funding of scholarships and grants for solid waste research, as well as EREF’s educational initiatives. Since 1994, the auction has raised more than $18 million. Schedule: Silent Auction: Tuesday, May 5, 10:00 AM...

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Wednesday, May 06
4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator: Darby Hoover, NRDC • Food Recovery is Not Enough to Impact Hunger. Leah Lizarondo, 412 Rescue. MA • There’s More Than Enough: Minimizing Waste, Maximizing Savings. Komal Ahmad, CEO, COPIA. CA

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Wednesday, May 06
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
  • Room:   International Business Center (near Registration)
  • Wednesday, May 06, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Attendees from outside the U.S. are invited to the International Reception held Wednesday evening. Enjoy meeting and greeting peers from around the world! Registered International WasteExpo attendees will automatically receive their reception ticket upon check-in.

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Thursday, May 07
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Session Number:  THW3
  • Thursday, May 07, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
It’s no secret that the waste industry remains in the top 10 most fatal jobs in the country – which is why safety is one of the key concerns for waste & recycling companies – big, small public or private. So, what can we do to mitigate these complex safety...

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  • Session Number:  THW4
  • Thursday, May 07, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Should we “recycle everything, all the time” or “when in doubt, throw it out”? These are popular and frequently asked questions in our society.   Here are just some of the questions we’ll explore together in this workshop: How much material is actually recycled every year—and how do we measure it?   What is reality...

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  • Session Number:  THW2
  • Thursday, May 07, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
This workshop will guide the attendee through a complete understanding of organics diversion from landfill.   Attendees will discuss: The types of waste that can be diverted The processes for separation Collection of materials What happens to the material when it reaches its destination How to start an organics diversion program Utilizing tools and programs for successful diversion All...

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  • Session Number:  THW1
  • Thursday, May 07, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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 high diversion and Zero Waste What Zero Waste businesses – now in the thousands, are doing to help lead...

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Thursday, May 07
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Room:   First Floor, Convention Center
  • Thursday, May 07, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
SOLUTIONS, SOLUTIONS, SOLUTIONS — 600+ exhibitors showing off solutions that can help tackle our organization’s challenges. Your chance to see and touch new products, and meet potential vendors—all in one spot—is worth its weight in gold. 

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