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Conference & Special Events: June 28-30, 2021
Exhibits: June 29-30, 2021
Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Halls
Las Vegas, NV, USA

Monday, June 28
7:30 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  7:30 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Room:   N251
Gain the insights YOU need to succeed These days, it’s more important than ever to have all the facts before you make critical business decisions. Why not look to the industry’s top leaders for advice? Over the past seven years, savvy investors and leaders from top public and private waste companies...
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Monday, June 28
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Monday, June 28:  8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Room:   N101
  • Session Number:  M111
As we strive to take recycling to new heights, remembering the industry’s roots is more important than ever. Join this...

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Speaker
Bob Cappadona
Vice President
Casella Resource Solutions
Speaker
Chaz Miller
CEO
Miller Recycling Associates
Speaker
JD Lindeberg
President
Resource Recycling Systems (RRS)
Speaker
Kate Bailey
Policy and Research Director
Eco-Cycle
Moderator
Kristin Kinder
Vice President of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability
Wastequip
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  • Monday, June 28:  8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Room:   N227
  • Session Number:  M112
This popular format features several haulers sharing insights into the topic of operational efficiency. During this lively discussion, attendees will...

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Speaker
Harland Chadbourne
Director of Purchasing
Waste Pro USA
Speaker
Joshua Connell
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Lakeshore Recycling Systems
Moderator
Paul Ross
Vice President
American Waste Control
Speaker
TJ Troiano
Chief Operating Officer
Troiano Waste Services, Inc.
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Monday, June 28
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Monday, June 28:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Room:   N220
  • Session Number:  M114
“Move Over” laws, climate change, recycling, extended producer responsibility (EPR), per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), cannabis waste—the list goes on....

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Speaker
Andy Moss
Government Affairs Manager
Waste Connections
Speaker
Dan Jameson
Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs
Republic Services, Inc.
Speaker
Keyna Cory
President
Public Affairs Consultants, Inc.
Moderator
Scott Hutchings
Director of Government Affairs
Waste Management
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  • Monday, June 28:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Room:   N107
  • Session Number:  M113
With COVID-19 affecting operations and personnel in the last year, waste collection companies have been faced with unprecedented challenges. This...

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Speaker
Craig Bennett
Director of Safety - Programs and Analysis
Waste Management Safety Services
Speaker
Ryan Brandos
Enterprise Key Account Manager
Lytx
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Monday, June 28
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Monday, June 28:  8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Room:   N204
  • Session Number:  MFRF111
Moderator: Dr. Stuart Buckner, Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC Food Recovery is Not Enough to Impact Hunger. Leah Lizarondo, Food Rescue Hero. MA How Source Reduction Technology Pushes the Needle in Corporate Sustainability. Luc Dang, CEO, Phood Solutions. MA Eat Up! How Upcycled Food Product Innovation Delivers Environmental, Social and Financial Returns. Daniel Kurzrock...
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Speaker
Daniel Kurzrock
Co-Founder & Chief Grain Officer
ReGrained
Moderator
Dr. Stuart Buckner
President
Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC
Speaker
Leah Lizarondo
CEO
412 Food Resce
Speaker
Luc Dang
CEO
Phood Solutions
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Monday, June 28
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Monday, June 28:  9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Room:   N211
  • Session Number:  MORG111
Moderator: Jim Miller, JR Miller & Associates  A Developers View of Anaerobic Digestion Based Renewable Energy from Organics. Rashi Akki, CEO, Ag-Grid E. PA  Dairy Development Do’s and Don'ts: How to Develop a Successful Dairy RNG Project. John Dannan, Principal and Head of Organic Waste Business, Generate Capital. CA Turning Animal Manure Liabilities...
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Speaker
Glen Tobiason
President & CEO
Innovative Waste Conversion Technologies
Moderator
Jim Miller SE
Chief Executive Officer
J.R. Miller & Associates, Inc.
Speaker
Mr  John Dannan
Principal and Head of Organic Waste Business
Generate Capital
Speaker
Kavi Ramaksishnan
VP Project Origination
Brightmark
Tracks: 
Monday, June 28
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Monday, June 28:  10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Room:   N227
  • Session Number:  M211
Medical waste may not be a waste stream that you think you are handling, however, the pandemic has brought new...

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Speaker
Cara Simaga
Senior Director Regulatory Affairs
Stericycle
Moderator
Steven Menoff
Senior Vice President
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
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  • Monday, June 28:  10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Room:   N101
  • Session Number:  M212
We all know the 3 Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) but the three are often comingled—especially when it comes to large-scaled...

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Speaker
Marty Metro
Founder and CEO
UsedCardboardBoxes & UCBZeroWaste (UCB)
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Monday, June 28
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room:   N204
  • Session Number:  MFRF211
Moderator: Dr. Jon Deutsch, Drexel University Food Matters Regional Initiative: Scaling-Up City Level Food Waste Solutions Through Regional Collaboration. Maddie Keating, City Strategist, Healthy People and Thriving Communities Program, Natural Resources Defense Council. CO Real World Examples of Prevention Using AI. Marc Zornes, Co-Founder and CEO, Winnow. IA  Empowering Stakeholders to Embrace Food...
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Moderator
Dr.  Jonathan Deutsch PhD
Professor, Culinary Arts and Food Science
Drexel University
Speaker
Maddie Keating
City Strategist, Healthy People and Thriving Communities Program
Natural Resources Defense Council
Speaker
Marc Zornes
Co-founder and CEO
Winnow
Speaker
Max Mlinar
Director of Operations
Phood Solutions
Speaker
Stefan Kalb
CEO
Shelf Engine
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Monday, June 28
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Monday, June 28:  10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Room:   N220
  • Session Number:  M214
Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is a form of product stewardship that intends to make manufacturers responsible for the post-consumer recovery...

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Speaker
Daniel Felton
Executive Director
AMERIPEN
Speaker
Heidi Sanborn
Executive Director
National Stewardship Action Council
Speaker
Steve Changaris
Vice President, Northeast Region
National Waste & Recycling Association
Moderator
Susan Robinson
Senior Director of Sustainability and Policy
Waste Management
Tracks: 
  • Monday, June 28:  10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Room:   N107
  • Session Number:  M213
An industry leader is prototyping a detection system for oncoming traffic for the purpose of maintaining rider safety.  Rear loader...

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Speaker
Connor Pokorny
Cloud Customer Engineer
Google
Speaker
Vu Nguyen
Corporate Development & Innovation
Waste Management
Speaker
Dr.  ZZ Si
Co-Founder and Computer Vision Practice Lead
KUNGFU.AI
Tracks: 
Monday, June 28
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Room:   N211
  • Session Number:  MORG211
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 Ewert, City of San Diego. CA A Technical Comparison: Turned Windrow vs Aerated Static Pile Composting. Baraka Poulin, Engineered Compost Systems....
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Speaker
Baraka Poulin
Engineered Compost Systems
Speaker
Burton Ewert
Biologist, Environmental Services Department
City of San Diego
Speaker
Eric Herbert
Founder and CEO
Zero Waste Energy, LLC
Moderator
Gary Bilbro
Regional Manager
EcoSafe Zero Waste
Speaker
Waylon Pleasanton
Project Manager
Sustainable Generation, LLC
Tracks: 
Monday, June 28
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Room:   N101
  • Session Number:  M312
How will an adoption of a national recycling goal change the way we recycle? Will this give everyone a common...

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Moderator
Anne Germain
COO & SVP of Technical and Regulatory Affairs
National Waste & Recycling Association
Speaker
Brent Bell
Vice President, Recycling
Waste Management
Speaker
Michelle Leonard
Senior Vice President
SCS Engineers
Speaker
Nena Shaw
Acting Division Director, Resource Conservation and Sustainability Division
Office of Land and Environmental Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Tracks: 
  • Monday, June 28:  12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Room:   N227
  • Session Number:  M311
As the COVID-19 pandemic began and many societal functions were shut down, waste collection service was deemed essential and remained...

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Speaker
Jane Dolezal
Safety Manager
Homewood Disposal Service, Inc.
Moderator
Laura Askin
Principal
LKACo, LLC
Speaker
Michael Fernandez
Director
Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management
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Monday, June 28
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Room:   N204
  • Session Number:  MFRF411
The Innovation Fund of The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation (“Foundation”) is engaging innovators and social entrepreneurs to develop ideas and scalable solutions to prevent food waste and fight hunger in the U.S. This session highlights three (3) companies that have received philanthropic venture capital. They will...
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Speaker
Maddy Rotman
Head of Sustainability
Imperfect Foods
Speaker
Maen Mahfoud
CEO
Replate
Moderator
Dr.  Stuart Buckner
President
Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC
Speaker
Tony Bova
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
mobius
Tracks: 
Monday, June 28
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Room:   N220
  • Session Number:  M314
Sustainable materials management (SMM) is a systemic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire lifecycles. But...

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Speaker
Amity Lumper
Co-President
Cascadia Consulting Group, Inc.
Moderator
Brynn Mosello
Marketing & Program Director
Mazza Recycling
Speaker
Debra Kantner
Sustainability and Solid Waste Consultant
Burns & McDonnell Engineering
Speaker
Michael Wurst
President and CEO
WTS, Inc.
Tracks: 
  • Monday, June 28:  12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Room:   N107
  • Session Number:  M413
E-waste remains the fastest-growing waste stream in the world—and after more than a year of unprecedented obstacles, the industry faces...

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Adjudicator
Bob Anderson
Vice President
Closed Loop Partners/Retrievr, Inc.
Speaker
Bob Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
i-SIGMA
Moderator
John Shegerian
Co-founder and Executive Chairman
ERI
Speaker
Matanya Horowitz
Co-Founder and CEO
AMP Robotics
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Monday, June 28
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Room:   N211
  • Session Number:  MORG311
Moderator: Tracie Onstad Bills, SCS Engineers Anaerobic Digestion at Scale: When to Know You are 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 Continuous Flow High Solids Anaerobic Digestion: The Urban AD...
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Speaker
John Hanselman
Chairman and CEO
Vanguard Renewables
Speaker
Peter Ettinger
Chief Development Officer
BioEnergy Devco
Speaker
Rolfe Philip
VP of Business Development and Sales
Thoeni North America Inc.
Moderator
Tracie Onstad Bills
Northern California Director, Sustainable Materials Management
SCS Engineers
Speaker
Dr.  Yaniv Scherson PhD
Chief Operating Officer
Anaergia
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Monday, June 28
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Room:   N227
  • Session Number:  M411
The importance of safety culture in an industry that is in the top 10 most dangerous occupations is everything. Strong safety programs can help reduce industry fatalities, injuries and illnesses, and possibly help remove the industry from the top 10 list. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) 2019...
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Speaker
Christopher Bergacs
Director of Safety and Logistics
Mazza Recycling Services
Moderator
Kirk Sander
Chief of Staff and Vice President of Safety and Standards
National Waste and Recycling Association
Speaker
Mike Urane
Co-founder and General Manager
Hill Country Waste Solutions
Speaker
Rob Ashlaw
Industry Account Manager
Caterpillar Safety Services
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Monday, June 28
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room:   N204
  • Session Number:  MFRF311
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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Speaker
Kari Armbruster
Project Manager, Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Program Lead
The Kroger Company
Speaker
Kathryn Bender
Assistant Professor, Department of Business and Economics
Allegheny College
Speaker
Sue Marshall
CEO
NETZRO
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Monday, June 28
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Room:   N101
  • Session Number:  M412
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 the Environmental Protection Agency considers...
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Speaker
Bryan Staley
President and CEO
Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Speaker
Sean McGinnis
Partner
The COEFFICIENT Group
Moderator
Steven Menoff
Senior Vice President
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
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Monday, June 28
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Room:   N107
  • Session Number:  M313
Plastic continues to be a hot topic. With new bans, more restrictions, changing markets and an emphasis on sustainability and...

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Speaker
Chaz Miller
CEO
Miller Recycling Associates
Moderator
Felix Hottenstein
Sales Director
MSS, Inc.
Speaker
Meghan Butler
Vice President & Chief of Staff
Recology, Inc.
Speaker
Susan Robinson
Senior Director of Sustainability and Policy
Waste Management
Tracks: 
  • Monday, June 28:  2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Room:   N220
  • Session Number:  M414
These Waste360 40 Under 40 award winners and rising leaders will share their perspective on where the waste industry is...

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Speaker
Aaron Bradley
Division Vice President
Waste Connections
Speaker
Joanne Brasch
Special Projects Manager
California Product Stewardship Council
Speaker
Kyle O'Keefe
Director of Innovation and Programs
Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio
Moderator
Liz Bothwell
Content and Marketing Director
Waste360
Speaker
Rachel Ashworth
Director, Industrial Solutions
Casella
Tracks: 
Monday, June 28
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Room:   N211
  • Session Number:  MORG411
Moderator: Debra Darby, Tetra Tech Organic Waste Diversion – Example Projects. Jim Miller, JR Miller & Associates. CA Food Waste Diversion - An Essential Service in the New Normal. Ryan Cooper, Organics Recycling Lead, Rubicon. GA COOLNow – Compostable Organics Out of Landfill, Now! - A Discussion of the COOLNow Program. Richard Anthony,...
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Moderator
Debra Darby
Manager, Organics Sustainability Solutions
Tetra Tech
Speaker
Jim Miller SE
Chief Executive Officer
J.R. Miller & Associates, Inc.
Speaker
Mr.  Paul Darby
VP Marketing - North America
Novamont North America Inc
Speaker
Richard Anthony
Principal
Richard Anthony Associates
Speaker
Ryan Cooper
Waste Diversion Manager and Global Organics Recycling Lead
Rubicon Global
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Monday, June 28
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Room:   N204
  • Session Number:  MFRF511
Moderator: Leah Lizarondo, Food Rescue Hero Speakers: Steve Dietz, Food Donation Connection. TN Aaron Tolson, Development Director, Prince William Food Rescue. VA Aubrey Alvarez, Executive Director, Eat Greater Des Moines. IA ...
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Speaker
Aaron Tolson
CEO and Founder
Northern Virginia Food Rescue
Speaker
Aubrey Alvarez
Co-founder and Executive Director
Eat Greater Des Moines
Moderator
Leah Lizarondo
CEO
412 Food Resce
Speaker
Steve Dietz
Vice President of Business Development
Food Donation Connection
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Monday, June 28
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Room:   N101
  • Session Number:  M512
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 the Environmental Protection Agency considers...
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Speaker
Angus McGrath PhD
Senior Principal
Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
Speaker
Arie Kremen PhD
Senior Client Manager
Tetra Tech
Speaker
Ivan Cooper
Principal, National Water/Wastewater Practice Leader
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Moderator
Steven Menoff
Senior Vice President
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
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Monday, June 28
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Room:   N227
  • Session Number:  M511
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 700,000 individuals are released from jails and prisons each year. Additionally, according to RecruitMilitary, more than 200,000 individuals transition out of the military each year. These individuals are looking to reenter the workforce as the waste and recycling industry, along with...
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Speaker
Heather Stalvey
Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
Environmental Solutions Group
Moderator
Kirk Sander
Chief of Staff and Vice President of Safety and Standards
National Waste and Recycling Association
Speaker
Louis Reed
Senior Director, Membership and Partnerships
REFORM Alliance
Speaker
Michael O'Connor
Managing Consultant
PWS Consulting Group
Speaker
Nic VanderVinne
Resource Recovery and Recycling Manager
Kent County Department of Public Works
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Monday, June 28
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Room:   N220
  • Session Number:  M513
Over the next few years, some of our plastics will be recycled through chemical recycling, the process of converting plastic...

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Speaker
Adam Trigg
Managing Director, Head of Chemicals
RBC Capital Markets
Moderator
Bill Caesar
Operating Partner, Waste-To-Value Division
Generate Capital
Speaker
Eric Hartz
President and Co-founder
Nexus Fuels
Speaker
Rick Cochrane
SVP, Strategy & Business Development
Cyclyx International LLC
Speaker
Shelley Porter
Director of Circular Technology and Innovation
Eastman
Tracks: 
  • Monday, June 28:  4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Room:   N107
  • Session Number:  M514
Our industry continues to see an upsurge of textiles in the waste stream. Being able to identify, categorize and manage...

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Speaker
Joanne Brasch
Special Projects Manager
California Product Stewardship Council
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Tuesday, June 29
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Room:   N236
If you’re in the business of generating or processing healthcare waste, then you need to be at the Waste360 Healthcare Waste Conference—it’s THE event of the year! 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...
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Tuesday, June 29
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Room:   N204
  • Session Number:  TFRF111
This panel will review how different departments within a stadium or large event spaces 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 in event management. Attendees...
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Speaker
Brittany Price
Director, Sustainable Operations
MGM Resorts International
Moderator
Greg Lettieri
CEO and Co-founder
Recycle Track Systems
Speaker
Matthew Jozwiak
Founder and Executive Director
Rethink Food
Speaker
Shannon Bergstrom
Sustainability Brand Manager
Recycle Track Systems
Tracks: 
Tuesday, June 29
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Room:   N211
  • Session Number:  TORG111
Moderator: Gary Bilbro, EcoSafe Zero Waste Comparison of Organic Waste Management Options in Terms of Air Quality and GHG Impacts. Patrick...

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Moderator
Gary Bilbro
Regional Manager
EcoSafe Zero Waste
Speaker
Geoff Hill PhD
Organic Management Specialist
HDR
Speaker
Patrick Sullivan REPA, CPP, BCES
Senior Vice President
SCS Engineers
Speaker
Raymond Huff
SCS Engineers
Speaker
Robert Ballantyne Jr.
Director of Research and Development
Resource West, Inc
Speaker
Ted Dirkx
Applications Specialist
Vermeer Corporation
Tracks: 
  • Tuesday, June 29:  9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Room:   N101
  • Session Number:  T112
With only 8.4 percent of plastic currently being recycled, consumer packaged goods companies, packaging suppliers and the waste and recycling...

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Speaker
Charlie Schwarze
Director of Sustainability Packaging & Product Stewardship
Keurig Dr Pepper
Speaker
Matanya Horowitz
Co-Founder and CEO
AMP Robotics
Speaker
Robert Flores
VP Sustainability
Berry Global
Moderator
Stefanie Valentic
Editorial Director
Waste360
Tracks: 
  • Tuesday, June 29:  9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Room:   N227
  • Session Number:  T111
Maintaining a safe and efficient fleet is crucial to any waste company’s operations, and the key to doing just that...

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Speaker
Alex Carrasquillo
Fleet Technology Manager
All Waste Inc.
Moderator
Eric Voss
Vice President, Sales
Big Truck Rental
Speaker
Ray Hasting
Director of E-mobility / National Vocational Accounts
Volvo/Mack Trucks
Tracks: 
Tuesday, June 29
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Room:   Central Halls
Find solutions from exhibitors who are waiting to help you do your job better. 80% of WasteExpo 2019 attendees researched new products, suppliers/vendors at the show. View Current Exhibitor List. ...
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Tuesday, June 29
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Room:   N109/N110
  • Session Number:  TSS111
During this fireside chat, Waste Connections President and CEO Worthing Jackman and National Waste & Recycling Association President and CEO Darrell Smith will discuss leadership, business insights, industry issues and more. Jackman, who has been a part of Waste Connections since its inception in 1997 as an investment banker, was...
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Moderator
Darrell Smith
President & Chief Executive Officer
National Waste & Recycling Association
Keynote
Worthing Jackman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Waste Connections
Tuesday, June 29
10:15 AM - 11:45 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  10:15 AM - 11:45 PM
  • Room:   N204
  • Session Number:  TFRF211
Moderator: Maddie Keating, City Strategist, Natural Resources Defense Council Food Recycling and Rescue – Los Angeles County’s Three-Pronged Approach. Michelle Leonard, Vice President, SCS Engineers and Judi Gregory, Go2Zero Strategies. CA Collaboration and Social Marketing Lessons for Food Waste Reduction and Recovery, Central Contra Costa County. Lisa Coelho, SCS Engineers and Ashley Louisiana,...
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Speaker
Ashley Louisiana
RecycleSmart
Speaker
Gary Bilbro
Regional Manager
EcoSafe Zero Waste
Speaker
Judi Gregory
President
Go2Zero Strategies President
Speaker
Lisa Coelho
Sustainable Materials Management Specialist
SCS Engineers
Moderator
Maddie Keating
City Strategist, Healthy People and Thriving Communities Program
Natural Resources Defense Council
Speaker
Michelle Leonard
Senior Vice President
SCS Engineers
Tracks: 
Tuesday, June 29
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Room:   N211
  • Session Number:  TORG211
Moderator: Debra Darby, Tetra Tech To Compost or Not to Compost? Luc De Baere1*, N. McDonald*2, Bruno Matthews1*, Organic Waste Systems (OWS) 1 Belgium; 2 Ohio   Organics Depackaging and Anaerobic Digestion Provide a Pathway to Waste Reduction and Decarbonization. Raymond Duerr, Vice President, Vanguard Renewables. MA High Solid Anaerobic Digestion for Organic Waste...
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Moderator
Debra Darby
Manager, Organics Sustainability Solutions
Tetra Tech
Speaker
Luc De Baere
Managing Director
Organic Waste Systems
Speaker
Raymond Duerr
Vice President
Vanguard Renewables
Speaker
Sami Benz
Marketing and Communications Director
BIOFerm Energy Systems
Speaker
Shawn Kreloff
CEO
BioEnergy Devco
Tracks: 
Tuesday, June 29
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Room:   N107
  • Session Number:  T212
Chalk another process change up to COVID but this one may stick and alleviate some of the tedious processes of...

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Speaker
Averil Rance
Senior Vice President of EH&S
Clean Earth
Speaker
Wade Scheel
Director of Governmental Affairs
Clean Earth
Tracks: 
  • Tuesday, June 29:  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Room:   N220
  • Session Number:  T211
Each year, the Waste360/Stifel Investor Summit provides attendees with valuable financial and business insights. In this session, attendees will hear...

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Speaker
Michael Hoffman
Group Head Diversified Industrials and Managing Director, Equity Research
Stifel
Tracks: 
Tuesday, June 29
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Room:   N115
  • Session Number:  TSS211
The National Waste & Recycling Association Women’s Council leverages unique access to bring together the industry’s most influential human resource leaders. This expert panel will share their collective knowledge on topics such as talent acquisition, workforce development, employee retention, diversity and inclusion, working amid COVID-19 and more....
  • Spotlight Session

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Speaker
Amanda Mickelson
Vice President, Human Resources
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing
Speaker
Heather Stalvey
Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
Environmental Solutions Group
Moderator
Kathy Trent
Senior Public Affairs Manager
Waste Management
Speaker
Shweta Kurvey-Mishra
Vice President, Organizational and Talent Development
Waste Management
Speaker
Sue Netherton
Vice President – People, Training and Development
Waste Connections
Tuesday, June 29
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Room:   N251
Ready to grow your business?   The Waste360 Business Leadership Forum, hosted by Comerica Bank, 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 resources for developing business and financial strategies that provide your...
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Tuesday, June 29
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Room:   N204
  • Session Number:  TFRF311
One of the most impactful ways to repair and replenish the earth is the most basic – stop wasting food. More than 40% of all food is lost across the distribution chain and it is the single largest material in landfills. In this lively panel discussion, you will hear from...
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Speaker
Luc Dang
CEO
Phood Solutions
Speaker
Maddie Keating
City Strategist, Healthy People and Thriving Communities Program
Natural Resources Defense Council
Speaker
Maddy Rotman
Head of Sustainability
Imperfect Foods
Moderator
Salar Salahshoor
Head of Marketing
Shelf Engine
Speaker
Stefan Kalb
CEO
Shelf Engine
Speaker
Turner Wyatt
Co-founder and CEO
Upcycled Food Association
Tracks: 
Tuesday, June 29
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Room:   N227
  • Session Number:  T311
COVID-19 has brought many challenges to the waste and recycling industry, and as the nation slowly opens back up, it’s...

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  • Session
Speaker
Joe Giudice
Assistant Public Works Director
City of Phoenix
Speaker
Kanika Greenlee
Environmental Programs Director
City of Atlanta, Department of Public Works
Speaker
Matthew Whelan
Director
Solid Waste Management Department – City of Albuquerque
Moderator
Pete Keller
Vice President, Recycling and Sustainability
Republic Services
Speaker
Ron Romero
Division Manager, Operations
City of Austin
Tracks: 
  • Tuesday, June 29:  1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Room:   N101
  • Session Number:  T312
When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) and the recycling industry, AI-powered robotic sorters have gotten a lot of attention,...

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  • Session
Speaker
Brad Austin
Director of Operations
MCSWMA-RECYCLE 906
Moderator
Chris Hawn
Chief Executive Officer
Machinex
Speaker
Justin Rice
President
Midwest Recycling Services & Sales, Inc.
Speaker
Thomas Brooks
Chief Technology Officer
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)
Tracks: 
Tuesday, June 29
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Room:   N211
  • Session Number:  TORG311
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 include...
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Speaker
Bill Camarillo
Chief Executive Officer
Agromin
Moderator
Evan Edgar
Principal
Edgar & Associates
Speaker
Heidi Sanborn
Executive Director
National Stewardship Action Council
Speaker
Tracie Onstad Bills
Northern California Director, Sustainable Materials Management
SCS Engineers
Tracks: 
Tuesday, June 29
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Room:   N220
  • Session Number:  T314
Municipal collection agreements are changing, and it’s important for haulers to be aware of the financial and operational risks of...

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  • Session
Speaker
Chad Grecsek
Director of Sustainable Management
City of Deerfield Beach
Speaker
Frank Hillegonds
Municipal Affairs Manager
Homewood Disposal Service Inc.
Moderator
Rock Payne
President
Superior Advisory Group
Speaker
Tom Bruen
Attorney
Law Offices of Thomas M. Bruen, P.C.
Tracks: 
  • Tuesday, June 29:  1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Room:   N107
  • Session Number:  T313
The waste and recycling industry’s usage of drones continues to increase, as the technology is versatile and can help improve...

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  • Session
Speaker
Arthur Mohr, Jr.
Founder, CEO
Sniffer Robotics, LLC
Moderator
Bernie Rieder
Rochem Americas
Speaker
Cesar Leon
Environmental/GIS Planner
SCS Engineers; Remote Monitoring and Control
Speaker
Tristan Dressler MPA
Program Coordinator
Nevada OSHA
Tracks: 
Tuesday, June 29
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Room:   N204
  • Session Number:  TFRF411
The Upcycled Food Association aims to reduce food waste by growing the upcycled food economy. In this session, association Members will share ground-breaking research in the space, and current initiatives, including the launch of a revolutionary new product certification program Speakers: Jon Deutsch Ph.D. - Professor of Culinary Arts and Food Science,...
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Speaker
Caroline Cotto
Chief Operating Officer
Renewal Mill
Moderator
Dr.  Jonathan Deutsch PhD
Professor, Culinary Arts and Food Science
Drexel University
Speaker
Michael Oraschewsky
Co-founder and CEO
TBJ Gourmet
Speaker
Turner Wyatt
Co-founder and CEO
Upcycled Food Association
Tracks: 
Tuesday, June 29
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Room:   N115
  • Session Number:  TSS311
Fleet electrification is on the rise. Lofty goals have been set. Large orders have been placed. Pilot and beta programs have rolled out in a handful of U.S. cities. We first broached this topic during WasteExpo Together Online with a handful of manufacturers and city sanitation representatives from Los Angeles...
  • Spotlight Session

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Moderator
Andy Campbell
Supplier Development Supervisor
Sourcewell
Speaker
Katherine Stainken
Senior Director of Policy
Electrification Coalition
Speaker
Robert Potter
Sanitation Solid Resource Manager II, Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment (LASAN)
City of Los Angeles
Speaker
Rocco DiRico
Deputy Commissioner
NYC Department of Sanitation
Tuesday, June 29
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Room:   N211
  • Session Number:  TORG411
Moderator: Neil Edgar, California Compost Coalition Infrastructure Options for The Diversion and Utilization of Organic Resources. Rick Aho, Principal, Regulatory Lead, Divert Organics. MI  Organics Diversion Opportunity: Are We Wasting It? Infrastructure Development and Conversion to Meet Capacity Needs. Tom Bilgri, Manager of Biogas Engineering Services, and Debra Darby, Manager, Organics Sustainability...
  • Session

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Speaker
Debra Darby
Manager, Organics Sustainability Solutions
Tetra Tech
Speaker
Jim Miller SE
Chief Executive Officer
J.R. Miller & Associates, Inc.
Speaker
Mr  John Dannan
Principal and Head of Organic Waste Business
Generate Capital
Moderator
Neil Edgar
Executive Director
California Compost Coalition
Speaker
Rick Aho
Divert Organics
Speaker
Tom Bilgri
Manager of Biogas Engineering Services
Tetra Tech
Tracks: 
Tuesday, June 29
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Room:   N227
  • Session Number:  T411
Fires are one of the greatest threats to waste and recycling operations, as they are costly and disruptive. Over the...

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  • Session
Speaker
Andy Starnes
Level II Thermography Certified Professional/Battalion Chief
Insight Training LLC
Speaker
Bill Keegan
President
Dem-Con
Moderator
Jerry Sjogren
Safety Director
EL Harvey & Sons LLC
Speaker
Suzie Boxman
Data and Policy Program Manager
EREF
Tracks: 
  • Tuesday, June 29:  3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Room:   N101
  • Session Number:  T412
Construction and demolition (C&D) recyclers are faced with a number of challenges, such as managing high volumes of material, handling...

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  • Session
Speaker
Michael Gross
Director of Sustainability
Zanker Recycling
Speaker
Paul Kuhar
Vice President
Champion Waste & Recycling Services, LLC
Moderator
Ryan O'Gara
Government Affairs
SKB Environmental
Speaker
Will Hancock
Stationary Sales Manager
Komptech Americas and Plexus Recycling Technologies
Tracks: 
Tuesday, June 29
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Room:   N204
  • Session Number:  WFRF111
Moderator: Gary Bilbro, EcoSafe Zero Waste A Summary of Small-Scale Food Waste Reduction Technologies. Gary Bilbro, EcoSafe Zero Waste. BC  On-Site Food Waste Decomposition/Reduction Mechanisms. Jaclyn Hill,  Alamgir Chaudhri, and Ed Sawchuk, Patriot Organics LLC. NY ...
  • Session

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Speaker
Alamgir Chaudhri
Patriot Organics LLC
Speaker
Ed Sawchuk
Patriot Organics LLC
Moderator
Gary Bilbro
Regional Manager
EcoSafe Zero Waste
Speaker
Jacyln Hill
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Patriots Organics LLC
Tracks: 
Tuesday, June 29
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Room:   N211
  • Session Number:  TORG511
In this session, we will outline the core principles, working with successful examples, necessary for organizations to contribute toward building an effective composting system. The session will start with outlining the essential components which comprise a functioning system for end to end composting and address each of the systems constituents,...
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Speaker
Rich Cohen
CEO
Elevate Packaging
Tracks: 
Wednesday, June 30
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Room:   N251
Join us for real talk as the waste and recycling industry takes on plastics, packaging, and other environmental challenges – and our role in building a sustainable future.   The tsunami of plastics is here, what now? Amazon has forever changed the waste stream, how do we evolve with it? Textiles and...
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Wednesday, June 30
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Room:   N236
If you’re in the business of generating or processing healthcare waste, then you need to be at the Waste360 Healthcare Waste Conference—it’s THE event of the year! 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...
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Wednesday, June 30
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Room:   N227
  • Session Number:  W111
Business owners are tasked with, well, everything. How you handle the tasks, the people, the growth and even the mistakes is what sets you apart and ultimately what leads to success. Come hear the journey of two successful owners who each seized opportunity in this industry, established a partnership and...
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Speaker
Bruce Bates
President & CEO
Bates Trucking and Trash Removal Inc.
Moderator
Stefanie Valentic
Editorial Director
Waste360
Speaker
Willie Goode
CEO
The Goode Companies, Inc.
Tracks: 
Wednesday, June 30
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Room:   N101
  • Session Number:  W112
In this Super Session, attendees will learn the latest on recycling commodities, end markets, exports and what trends the industry is seeing in 2021. In part one of this session, industry experts will provide the lowdown on paper, aluminum and glass. In part two, they will take a deeper dive...
  • Session

Session details

Moderator
Anne Germain
COO & SVP of Technical and Regulatory Affairs
National Waste & Recycling Association
Speaker
Bill Moore
President
Moore & Associates
Speaker
Curt Bucey
Executive Vice President
Strategic Materials, Inc.
Speaker
Scott Breen
VP of Sustainability
Can Manufacturers Institute
Tracks: 
Wednesday, June 30
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Room:   N211
  • Session Number:  WORG111
Moderator: Peter Klaich, Shapiro Enterprises Designing for Success – Innovating for Consumer Compostable Solutions. Gary Robinson, Director of Public Affairs. TIPA...

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  • Session
Speaker
Abdul Khogali
Chief Operating Officer
Genecis Bioindustries Inc.
Speaker
Gary Robinson
Director of Public Affairs, North America
TIPA Corp.
Speaker
Neil Edgar
Executive Director
California Compost Coalition
Moderator
Peter Klaich
Technical Consultant
Shapiro Enterprises
Speaker
Rajan Manocha
Head of Business Development
Genecis Bioindustries Inc.
Tracks: 
  • Wednesday, June 30:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Room:   N107
  • Session Number:  W113
A cyberattack on the nation’s critical infrastructure, whether successful or not, is likely to cause a significant overload on communications...

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  • Session
Speaker
Billy Bob Brown Jr.
Assistant Director for Emergency Communications
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Moderator
Jim Riley Esq.
Chief Counsel & Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
National Waste & Recycling Association
Speaker
Larry Clutts
Priority Services Area Representative (PAR)
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Speaker
Vernon Mosley
Priority Services Area Representative (PAR)
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Tracks: 
  • Wednesday, June 30:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Room:   N220
  • Session Number:  W114
What does valuation mean? What specific parameters and general parameters affect valuation? What are some typical valuation approaches? What is...

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  • Session
Moderator
Bert Rosica
Managing Principal
A. E. Rosica and Company
Speaker
Joe Cassin
Vice President of Business Development
Waste Management
Speaker
Michael Teplitsky
Partner
Wynnchurch Capital, L.P.
Speaker
Rob Michalik
Managing Director
Kinderhook Industries
Tracks: 
Wednesday, June 30
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Room:   N204
  • Session Number:  WFRF211
If the idea of an effective nationwide food recovery effort can be compared to a cross-country journey, 'Food Care' would be the roadmap and GPS that uses the vast network of roads and highways to cross borders, bridge divides, weather storms, and maneuver past obstacles. Join us to learn how...
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Speaker
Bryan Allred
Chief Operating Officer
RaaS (Retail as a Service)
Speaker
Michael Bisch
Executive Director
Yolo Food Bank
Moderator
Mike Learakos
Executive Director
Abound Food Care
Speaker
Victor Cisneros PhD
Research Fellow in Population Health and Social Emergency Medicin
UC Irvine Health Department of Emergency Medicine
Tracks: 
Wednesday, June 30
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Room:   N101
  • Session Number:  W212
In this Super Session, attendees will learn the latest on recycling commodities, end markets, exports and what trends the industry is seeing in 2021. In part one of this session, industry experts will provide the lowdown on paper, aluminum and glass. In part two, they will take a deeper dive...
  • Session

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Moderator
Anne Germain
COO & SVP of Technical and Regulatory Affairs
National Waste & Recycling Association
Speaker
Sally Houghton
Deputy Executive Director
Plastic Recycling Corporation of California
Speaker
Stephanie Baker
Director of Market Development
KW Plastics
Speaker
Tamsin Ettefagh
Chief Sustainability Officer
PureCycle Technologies
Tracks: 
Wednesday, June 30
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Room:   N227
  • Session Number:  W211
Fleets across the country are adopting practices, technologies and alternative fuels that serve to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. From renewable natural gas (RNG), to compressed natural gas (CNG), to biodiesel blends, these low carbon fuel solutions are helping fleets achieve their sustainability targets and enhance performance. In this session, attendees...
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Speaker
Jon Scharingson
Executive Director, Sales & Marketing
Renewable Energy Group
Moderator
Kirk Steed
Engineering Project Analyst
Recology
Speaker
Patrick Serfass
Executive Director
American Biogas Council
Speaker
Sean Wine
Vice President, Renewables Operations
Clean Energy Renewable Fuels
Tracks: 
Wednesday, June 30
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Room:   Central Halls
Find solutions from exhibitors who are waiting to help you do your job better. 80% of WasteExpo 2019 attendees researched new products, suppliers/vendors at the show. View Current Exhibitor List. ...
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Wednesday, June 30
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Room:   N211
  • Session Number:  WORG211
Moderator: Clarke Pauley, Brightmark Organic Waste Transformation via Hydrothermal Carbonization: Implementing Zero Waste Solutions at the Food, Water, and Energy Nexus. Dan Spracklin, Chief Executive Officer, SoMax BioEnergy. NY FastOx® Gasification: Profitably Achieve 100% Recycling. Mike Hart,. CEO, Sierra Energy. CA Soldier Fly Technologies: Sustainable Waste-to-Nutrient Upcycling - David Fluker, CEO, Soldier Fly...
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Moderator
Clarke Pauley
Vice President of Project Origination
Brightmark
Speaker
Mr  Dan Spracklin
Chief Executive Officer
SoMax BioEnergy
Speaker
David Fluker
CEO
Soldier Fly Technologies
Speaker
Marieke Kromkamp
Business Developer Manager
Convertus Group
Speaker
Mike Hart
President & CEO
Sierra Energy
Tracks: 
Wednesday, June 30
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room:   N107
  • Session Number:  W213
Solid waste management systems have become complicated, multifaceted systems in which not only trash is buried but organics are composted,...

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  • Session
Speaker
Brian Pettet
Public Works Director
Pitkin County Public Works
Speaker
Cathy Hall
Solid Waste Director
Pitkin County Public Works
Tracks: 
  • Wednesday, June 30:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room:   N220
  • Session Number:  W214
Leaders and future leaders alike will benefit from hearing the key insights shared during the 2021 Waste360/Comerica Bank Business Leadership...

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  • Session
Speaker
Brian Miller CFA
Vice President, Environmental Services Department
Comerica Bank
Speaker
Joe Burkel
Chief Operating Officer
EcoSouth Services
Speaker
Sam Keenan
Vice President
Kinderhook Industries, LLC
Tracks: 
Wednesday, June 30
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Room:   N109/N110
  • Session Number:  WSS111
Adam Minter returns to WasteExpo to take a deep dive into how the world of reuse is quietly being transformed by one of the oldest retail models: the used car lot. In his presentation, Minter will use his signature combination of photos and anecdotes to lay out how some of...
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Speaker
Adam Minter
Asia-based columnist and Author, “Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale”
Bloomberg Opinion
Wednesday, June 30
10:30 AM - 11:45 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  10:30 AM - 11:45 PM
  • Room:   N204
  • Session Number:  WFRF311
Moderator: Tracie Onstad Bills, SCS Engineers  Public-Private Partnerships Support Wasted Food Diversion Efforts. Coryanne Mansell, Center for EcoTechnology. MA Vallarta Supermarkets – Organics Recycling and Waste Reduction. Cory Oskardmay, Zero Waste Project Manager, Go2Zero Strategies. CA RecycleSmart Edible Food Generator Survey, Contra Costa County Solid Waste Authority. Lisa Coelho, SCS Engineers, CA ...
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Speaker
Cory Oskardmay
Go2Zero Strategies
Speaker
Coryanne Mansell
Strategic Services Representative
Center for EcoTechnology
Speaker
Lisa Coelho
Sustainable Materials Management Specialist
SCS Engineers
Speaker
Tracie Onstad Bills
Northern California Director, Sustainable Materials Management
SCS Engineers
Tracks: 
Wednesday, June 30
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Room:   N101
  • Session Number:  W312
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? Find out the answers to these questions...
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Moderator
Bruce Schmucker
Vice President of Engineering & Environmental Affairs
Clark-Floyd Landfill, LLC
Speaker
Kendra Sherman
Attorney
Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Speaker
Matt Stutz PE
Principal
Weaver Consultants Group
Speaker
Patrick Sullivan REPA, CPP, BCES
Senior Vice President
SCS Engineers
Tracks: 
Wednesday, June 30
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Room:   N227
  • Session Number:  W311
The current insurance market is presenting company owners with premium increases of 35 percent or more, and there is no end in sight to the hard market. This session will highlight ways to help control these increases as well as alternative options to traditional insurance such as large deductibles and...
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Speaker
Nathan Brainard
Vice President - Environmental Division
Insurance Office of America
Speaker
Ryan Butler
Vice President
Cottingham & Butler
Moderator
Ryan Fogelman
Vice President of Early Fire Protection Solutions
FireRover
Speaker
Steve Vrchota
Director
Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management
Tracks: 
Wednesday, June 30
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Room:   N204
  • Session Number:  TFRF511
Moderator: Lisa Coelho, SCS Engineers Food Recovery and Zero Waste -The Missing Link: The Green Oceanside Kitchen. Colleen Foster, City of Oceanside. CA Food Waste as a Worthy CSR Initiative. Luc Dang, CEO, Phood Solutions. NY Circular Economy in Food Waste and Food Production. Zhihao Chen, Homer Farms. AZ  ...
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Speaker
Colleen Foster
President
California Resources and Recovery Association
Moderator
Lisa Coelho
Sustainable Materials Management Specialist
SCS Engineers
Speaker
Luc Dang
CEO
Phood Solutions
Speaker
Zhihao Chen
Homer Farms
Tracks: 
Wednesday, June 30
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Room:   N211
  • Session Number:  WORG311
This panel will discuss black soldier fly bioconversion as a scalable end-to-end solution for local agriculture and food waste management; value-added benefits and by-products of black soldier fly production that contribute to more economically and environmentally sustainable food system; and how a distributed commercial model can advance the circularity of...
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Speaker
David Fluker
CEO
Soldier Fly Technologies
Moderator
Erin Coogan
CMO
Soldier Fly Technologies
Speaker
John Paul
Business Development
Soldier Fly Technologies
Speaker
Paul Parreira
Sustainability & Innovation Development
RPAC Almond Grower & Processor
Speaker
Sam Furby
VP, Sales and Marketing
Fluker Farms
Tracks: 
Wednesday, June 30
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Room:   N220
  • Session Number:  W411
Excellent customer service is critical to running a successful business, especially if you’re operating a business in a competitive industry...

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  • Session
Speaker
Brian Allen Iverson
Division Manager
Universal Waste Services
Moderator
Chad Farley
President - Market Development
ZTERS Inc.
Speaker
Dan Studer
Commercial Waste Services Division Manager
ZTERS Inc.
Speaker
Erin Nicholas
VP of Sales and Operations
Houston Waste Solutions/Smooth Move Services
Tracks: 
  • Wednesday, June 30:  1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Room:   N107
  • Session Number:  W412
An ever-evolving waste stream pushes the recycling industry to keep advancing. However, that can be a daunting task for an...

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  • Session
Speaker
Jordan Fengel
Sustainability Manager, US & Canada
Tetra Pak
Moderator
Marissa Segundo
Senior Communications Strategist
RRS
Speaker
Natha Dempsey
President
Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI)
Speaker
Scott DeFife
President
Glass Recycling Foundation
Tracks: 
Wednesday, June 30
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Room:   N227
  • Session Number:  W611
The waste and recycling industry has long been dubbed one of the most dangerous occupations, but based on the recently released 2019 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the industry dropped from the fifth to the sixth deadliest occupation. This is a small victory for the industry, but safety...
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Speaker
Adele Abrams Esq., CMSP
President
Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC
Moderator
Kirk Sander
Chief of Staff and Vice President of Safety and Standards
National Waste and Recycling Association
Speaker
Noah Budnick
Senior Director of Programs and Operations
Together for Safer Roads (TSR)
Speaker
Tristan Dressler MPA
Program Coordinator
Nevada OSHA
Speaker
Trooper Brian Drohn
Judicial Outreach / Industry Training and Education
Nevada Highway Patrol: Commercial Enforcement
Tracks: 
Wednesday, June 30
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Room:   N101
  • Session Number:  W413
With the major changes that have occurred in recycling taking all the attention, mixed waste processing and waste conversion have been moving forward at multiple facilities around the country. What?! Catch up on what’s been going on....
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Speaker
Brian Gilhuly
Co-founder and CEO
RePower South, LLC
Speaker
Emily Dyson
Vice President of Science, Research, and Development
BioHiTech Global
Speaker
George Aronson
Principal
CommonWealth Resource Management Corporation
Moderator
Michael Schmidt
Principal
M&G Solutions, LLC
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Wednesday, June 30
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room:   N204
  • Session Number:  WFRF511
Donating surplus food from hotels, restaurants and event venues helps reduce food waste to landfill while helping the food insecure. But how do organizations ensure it is done safely, with the right time and temperature controls for every single donation opportunity? Attendees will learn food donation safety best practices from...
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Brian Nummer PhD
Food Microbiologist and Food Safety Specialist
Utah State University
Moderator
Brittany Price
Director, Sustainable Operations
MGM Resorts International
Speaker
Larry Scott
Chief Operating Officer
Three Square Food Bank
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Wednesday, June 30
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Room:   N211
  • Session Number:  WORG411
Moderator: Evan Edgar, Edgar & Associates, Inc. Is a Successful MBT Technology a Viable Alternative to Landfilling and Incineration in North America? Glen Tobiason, President and CEO, Innovative Waste Conversion Technologies. NH  Bio-slurry Injection: an efficient method to divert organic waste from landfill. Omar Abou-Sayed, Yashesh Panchal, and Ibrahim Mohamed, Advantek Waste...
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Evan Edgar
Principal
Edgar & Associates
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Glen Tobiason
President & CEO
Innovative Waste Conversion Technologies
Speaker
Omar Abou-Sayed
Chief Executive Officer
GeoEnvironment Technologies (a division of Advantek Waste Management Services)
Speaker
Xu Fei (Philip) Wu
President and Chief Technology Officer
SusWork Inc.
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Wednesday, June 30
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Room:   N220
  • Session Number:  W511
Solid waste collection, recycling, disposal and landfill operations are subject to controls at the federal, state and local levels and are a frequent object of private and government lawsuits and enforcement actions. Private parties seeking damages from landfills and other facilities for nuisance are a significant financial threat. In this...
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James Slaughter
Principal
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Speaker
Pat Shea
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Waste Connections
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Wednesday, June 30
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Room:   N101
  • Session Number:  W513
It’s no secret that behavior change can lead to decreased contamination in the recycling stream. By reducing landfill materials; combating “wishcycling;” improving communication, training and education programs; utilizing enhanced separation equipment and technologies in materials recovery facilities; etc., consumers and industry professionals alike can lower contamination. Learn about these contamination-fighting...
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Ms  Gayle Love
Senior Division Director, Public Information and Outreach
Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management
Speaker
Gene Ginn
Manager of Solid Waste & Recycling
City of Lakeland
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Ms  Jessica Wright
Senior Project Manager, TRUE Advisor, LEED GA
ecoPreserve LLC
Speaker
Marissa Segundo
Senior Communications Strategist
RRS
Moderator
Sean Mason
Vice President
Sierra Container Group
Speaker
Will Herzog
Western Region Sales Manager
Machinex Technologies Inc.
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Wednesday, June 30
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Room:   N204
  • Session Number:  WFRF611
Moderator: Maddie Keating, Natural Resources Defense Council Food Waste Is a Design Flaw. Christina Mitchell Grace, CEO, Foodprint Group. NY The Food Waste Experts Have Spoken! Racheal Ajayi1, Scott Baum 1, Cordia Chu1. 1Centre for Environment and Population Health, Griffith University. QLD Food Waste Recycling Best Practices. Ryan Cooper, Organics Recycling Lead, Rubicon...
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Christina Mitchell Grace
CEO
Foodprint Group
Moderator
Maddie Keating
City Strategist, Healthy People and Thriving Communities Program
Natural Resources Defense Council
Speaker
Mr  Ryan Cooper
Waste Diversion Manager, Organics Recycling Lead
Rubicon Global
Speaker
Scott Baum
Griffith University, QLD
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Wednesday, June 30
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Room:   N211
  • Session Number:  WORG511
Moderator: Ryan Cooper, Rubicon 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, Vice President, Zero Waste USA. CA Food Waste and the Circular Economy – Experience from Denmark....
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Chris Voell
Head – Waste, Recycling & Biogas Advisory
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Trade Council of North America
Speaker
Evan Edgar
Principal
Edgar & Associates
Speaker
Richard Anthony
Principal
Richard Anthony Associates
Moderator
Ryan Cooper
Waste Diversion Manager and Global Organics Recycling Lead
Rubicon Global
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