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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
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Monday, June 28:  8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • 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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  • Session
Speaker
Kate Bailey
Policy and Research Director
Eco-Cycle
Moderator
Kristin Kinder
Vice President of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability
Wastequip
Speaker
Michele Nestor
President
Nestor Resources Inc.
Speaker
Bill Rumpke Jr.
President & CEO
Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Speaker
Michael Timpane
Principal and Vice President of Process Optimization and Material Recovery
RRS
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  • Monday, June 28:  8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • 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
Josh Connell
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Lakeshore Recycling Systems
Moderator
Paul Ross
Vice President
American Waste Control
Speaker
Dave Vaughn
Executive Vice President
Athens Services
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Monday, June 28
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Monday, June 28:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • 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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  • Session
Speaker
Keyna Cory
President
Public Affairs Consultants, Inc.
Moderator
Scott Hutchings
Director of Government Affairs
Waste Management
Speaker
Andy Moss
Government Affairs Manager
Waste Connections
Speaker
Eric Potashner
Vice President & Senior Director, Strategic Affairs
Recology
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  • Monday, June 28:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Room:   N209-N212
  • Session Number:  MFRF111
Moderator: Dr. Stuart Buckner, Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC Keynote Presentation: Reducing Food Waste: A Roadmap to 2030. Dana Gunders, Executive Director,...

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  • Monday, June 28:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • 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
Waste Management
Speaker
Ryan Brandos
Enterprise Sales Manager
Lytx
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Monday, June 28
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Monday, June 28:  9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • 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  D3 & D5 RINs: Navigating the Co-Digestion Conundrum. Alan Johnson, Quasar Energy Group. OH Dairy Development Dos and Don'ts: How to Develop a Successful Dairy RNG Project. John Dannan,...
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Monday, June 28
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Monday, June 28:  10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Room:   N101-N103
  • Session Number:  M212
In the midst of volatile markets, community/materials recovery facility (MRF) processing contracts will be at the heart of what happens...

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  • Monday, June 28:  10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Room:   N207-N212
  • Session Number:  M211
Glitz and glamour and waste and recycling don’t often go hand in hand—so how is it that folks get into...

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  • Session
Speaker
Larry Henk
Moderator
Michael O'Connor
Managing Partner
Premier Waste Services, Inc.
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Monday, June 28
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Monday, June 28:  10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Room:   N201-N206
  • 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
Steve Changaris
Vice President, Northeast Region
National Waste & Recycling Association
Speaker
Daniel Felton
Executive Director
AMERIPEN
Moderator
Susan Robinson
Federal Public Affairs Director
Waste Management, Inc.
Speaker
Heidi Sanborn
Executive Director
California Product Stewardship Council
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  • Monday, June 28:  10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Room:   N107-N108
  • Session Number:  M213
An industry giant is creating a detection system for oncoming traffic for the purpose of maintaining rider safety. Rear loader...

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  • Session
Speaker
Vu Nguyen
Corporate Venturing and New Products
Waste Management
Speaker
Dr.  ZZ Si
Co-Founder and Computer Vision Practice Lead
KUNGFU.AI
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Monday, June 28
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Room:   N209-N212
  • 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 US EPA Reducing Food Waste: Measurement and Tools. Claudia Fabiano, Sustainable Management of Food, US EPA. DC Real World...
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Monday, June 28
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Room:   N201-N204
  • Session Number:  MORG211
Moderator: Tracie Onstad Bills, SCS Engineers 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 Continuous Flow High Solids Anaerobic Digestion: The Urban AD Solution....
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Monday, June 28
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Room:   N101-N103
  • 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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Speaker
Brent Bell
Vice President, Recycling
Waste Management
Speaker
Michael Benedetto
President and Owner
TFC Recycling
Moderator
Anne Germain
COO & SVP of Technical and Regulatory Affairs
National Waste & Recycling Association
Speaker
Ronald Vance
Chief, Material Conservation and Recycling Branch
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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  • Monday, June 28:  12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Room:   N207-N212
  • 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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Moderator
Laura Askin
Principal
LKACo, LLC
Speaker
Bridgett Biggs
West Area Safety Manager
Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Speaker
Jane Dolezal
Safety and Compliance Director
Homewood Disposal Service, Inc.
Speaker
Mr  Michael Fernandez
Director
Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management
Speaker
Mr.  Daniel Lopez
Department Safety Supervisor, Human Resources Division
Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management
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Monday, June 28
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Room:   N107-N108
  • 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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  • Session
Speaker
Steve Alexander
President
Association of Plastics Recyclers
Speaker
Bob Cappadona
Vice President
Casella Resource Solutions
Moderator
Jeffrey Synder
Recycling Senior Manager
Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Speaker
Emily Tipaldo
Executive Director, U.S. Plastics Pact
The Recycling Partnership
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  • Monday, June 28:  12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Room:   N201-N206
  • 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
Debra Kantner
Sustainability and Solid Waste Consultant
Burns & McDonnell Engineering
Speaker
Amity Lumper
Co-President
Cascadia Consulting Group, Inc.
Speaker
Michael Wurst
President and CEO
WTS, Inc.
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Monday, June 28
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Room:   N209-N212
  • 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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Monday, June 28
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Room:   N201-N204
  • Session Number:  MORG311
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 California’s New Organic Waste Processing Facility. Eric Herbert, President, Bulk Handling Systems and CEO of...
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Monday, June 28
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Room:   N207-N212
  • 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
Mr  Rob Ashlaw
Industry Account Manager
Caterpillar Safety Services
Speaker
Mr  Christopher Bergacs
Collections, Recycling & Equipment Manager
Mazza Recycling Services
Speaker
Ralph Ford
Health, Safety, & Risk Manager
Waste Industries USA
Moderator
Kirk Sander
Chief of Staff and Vice President of Safety and Standards
National Waste and Recycling Association
Speaker
Mike Urane
General Manager/Partner
Hill Country Waste Solutions Spring Branch TX
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Monday, June 28
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Room:   N101-N103
  • 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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Monday, June 28
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Room:   N107-N108
  • Session Number:  M413
Session description and speakers to come....
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  • Monday, June 28:  2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Room:   N201-N206
  • 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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Monday, June 28
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Room:   N209-N212
  • 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. The Foundation is highlighting three (3) portfolio companies that have received philanthropic venture capital....
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Monday, June 28
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Room:   N201-N204
  • Session Number:  MORG411
Moderator: Tate Moeller, Organix Solutions Organic Waste Diversion – Example Projects. Jim Miller, JR Miller & Associates. CA Food Waste Diversion - An Essential Service in the New Normal. Ryan Cooper Waste Diversion Manager, Organics Recycling Lead, Rubicon. GA Semi-Underground Organics Containment: The Next Frontier. Tim Corcoran, Molok North America Ltd. ON Food Scrap...
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Monday, June 28
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Room:   N101-N103
  • 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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Monday, June 28
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Room:   N207-N212
  • 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
Ron Bergamini
CEO
The Action Environmental Group
Speaker
Jessica Jackson
Chief Advocacy Officer
Reform Alliance
Speaker
Michael O'Connor
Managing Partner
Premier Waste Services, Inc.
Speaker
Anthony Ordway
National Account Executive
RecruitMilitary
Moderator
Kirk Sander
Chief of Staff and Vice President of Safety and Standards
National Waste and Recycling Association
Speaker
Nic VanderVinne
Recycling Manager
Kent County, Mich., Department of Public Works
Tracks: 
Monday, June 28
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Room:   N107-N108
  • Session Number:  M513
Description and speakers to come....
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  • Monday, June 28:  4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Room:   N201-N206
  • Session Number:  M514
Session description and speakers to come....
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Monday, June 28
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Monday, June 28:  4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Room:   N209-N212
  • 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 Michelle Sandidge, Chief Communications Officer, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh. PA Aubrey Alvarez, Executive Director, Eat Greater Des Moines. IA ...
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Tuesday, June 29
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Room:   N209-N212
  • Session Number:  TFRF111
Moderator: Coryanne Mansell, Center for EcoTechnology Adding Value and Reducing Waste in the Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chain: One company’s strategies to reducing fruit and vegetable waste pre-retail while adding to producer’s bottom lines. Evan Lutz and Kevin Kresloff, Hungry Harvest. MD Building Responsiveness and Reliability into Grocery Delivery. Edward O'Malley Vice...
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Tuesday, June 29
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Room:   N201-N204
  • 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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  • Tuesday, June 29:  9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • 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
Megan Daum
Vice President, Sustainability
American Beverage Association
Speaker
Matanya Horowitz
Co-Founder and CEO
Amp Robotics
Speaker
Meghan Stasz
Vice President, Packaging and Sustainability
Grocery Manufacturers Association
Moderator
Stefanie Valentic
Editorial Director
Waste360
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  • Tuesday, June 29:  9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Session Number:  T111
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Speaker
Ray Hasting
Director of E-mobility / National Vocational Accounts
Volvo/Mack Trucks
Moderator
Eric Voss
Vice President, Sales
Big Truck Rental
Speaker
Mickel Wilson
Vice President, Fleet
Casella Waste Systems
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Tuesday, June 29
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Room:   N115-N117
  • 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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Keynote
Worthing Jackman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Waste Connections
Tuesday, June 29
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room:   N209-N212
  • Session Number:  TFRF211
Moderator: Claudia Fabiano, US EPA Food Recycling and Rescue – Los Angeles County’s Three-Pronged Approach. Michelle Leonard, Vice President, SCS Engineers and Judi Gregory, Go2Zero Strategies. CA Community Based Social Marketing (CBSM) of Food Waste Reduction Program in Santa Clara County and Food Recovery Efforts Project in Central Contra Costa County. Lisa...
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Tuesday, June 29
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Room:   N201-N204
  • 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   Mixing it Up: An Analysis of Switching from Mechanical to Hydraulic Mixing. Alan Johnson, VP, Quasar Energy Group. OH Benefits Achieved Worldwide by Bio-drying Waste Fractions Derived...
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Tuesday, June 29
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Room:   N219-N221
  • 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
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  • Tuesday, June 29:  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Room:   N107-108
  • Session Number:  T212
COVID-19 has left commercial haulers with no historical reference and highly variable waste volumes as they adjust to a post-pandemic...

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Speaker
Geoff Aardsma
Vice President of Solutions
Enevo
Speaker
Marc Shaener
Business Development Consultant
JLT Trucking
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Tuesday, June 29
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Room:   N115-N117
  • 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....
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Speaker
Eric Bostian
Director of Human Resources
Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Speaker
Shweta Kurvey-Mishra
Vice President, Organizational and Talent Development
Waste Management
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
Tuesday, June 29
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Room:   N209-N212
  • 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. Launching in early 2021, ReFED’s Roadmap to 030: Reducing...
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Tuesday, June 29
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Room:   N227-N330
  • 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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Speaker
Bridget Anderson
Deputy Commissioner
New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY)
Speaker
Kanika Greenlee
Environmental Programs Director
City of Atlanta, Department of Public Works
Moderator
Peter Keller
Vice President, Recycling and Sustainability
Republic Services
Speaker
Ginger Spencer
Public Works Director
City of Phoenix Public Works Department
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  • Tuesday, June 29:  1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Room:   N101-N103
  • 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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Speaker
Brad Austin
Director of Operations
MCSWMA-RECYCLE 906
Moderator
Chris Hawn
North American Sales Manager
Machinex
Speaker
Jim Marcinko
Southern Tier Recycling Director
Waste Management
Speaker
Joseph Mascaro Sr.
Director of Recycling and Sustainability
JP Mascaro and Sons
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Tuesday, June 29
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Room:   N201-N204
  • 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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Tuesday, June 29
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Room:   N219-N221
  • 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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Speaker
Tom Bruen
Attorney
Law Offices of Thomas M. Bruen, P.C.
Speaker
Richard Coupland III
Vice President, Municipal Sales
Republic Services
Speaker
Frank Hillegonds
Municipal Affairs Manager
Homewood Disposal Service Inc.
Moderator
Rock Payne
President
Superior Advisory Group
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  • Tuesday, June 29:  1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Room:   N107-N108
  • 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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Tuesday, June 29
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Room:   N115-N117
  • 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...
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Tuesday, June 29
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Room:   N209-N212
  • 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: Turner Wyatt – Co-Founder and CEO, Upcycled Food Association  Jon Deutsch Ph.D....
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Tuesday, June 29
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Room:   N227-N330
  • 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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  • Tuesday, June 29:  3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Room:   N201-N204
  • Session Number:  TORG411
Moderator: Lisa Coelho, SCS Engineers Infrastructure Options for The Diversion and Utilization of Organic Resources. Rick Aho, Principal, Regulatory Lead, Divert...

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  • Tuesday, June 29:  3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Room:   N101-N103
  • 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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Tuesday, June 29
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Room:   N209-N212
  • Session Number:  TFRF511
Moderator: Lisa Coelho, SCS Engineers Circular Economy in Food Waste and Food Production. Zhihao Chen, Homer Farms. AZ Food Waste as a Worthy CSR Initiative. Luc Dang, CEO, Phood Solutions. MA  Food Waste Recycling Best Practices. Ryan Cooper, Waste Diversion Manager and Organics Recycling Lead, Rubicon Global. GA  Food Recovery and Zero Waste -The...
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Tuesday, June 29
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Room:   N201-N204
  • 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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Wednesday, June 30
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Room:   N227-N330
  • 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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Wednesday, June 30
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Room:   N209-N212
  • Session Number:  WFRF111
Moderator: Tate Moeller, Organix Solutions On-Site Food Waste Decomposition/Reduction Mechanisms. Jaclyn Hill and Ed Sawchuk, Patriot Organics LLC. NY Organics Equipment. Differences...

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  • Wednesday, June 30:  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Room:   N101-N103
  • Session Number:  W112
In this Super Session, attendees will learn the latest on recycling commodities, end markets, exports and what trends the industry...

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Wednesday, June 30
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Room:   N201-N204
  • Session Number:  WORG111
Moderator: Gary Bilbro, EcoSafe Zero Waste The Challenges of Compostable Packaging. Neil Edgar, Executive Director, California Compost Coalition. CA Compostable Packaging vs Biodegradable, Impact on AD/windrow. Beneficial Reuse Options for Output. Christopher O'Brien, CEO & Founder, Proven Sustainable Solutions, LLC The Bioaccumulation of Plastic Waste is a Global Challenge. Is compostable packaging the...
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Wednesday, June 30
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Room:   N107-N108
  • Session Number:  W113
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  • Wednesday, June 30:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Room:   N219-N221
  • 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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Wednesday, June 30
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Session Number:  W211
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...
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Wednesday, June 30
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Room:   N209-N212
  • Session Number:  WFRF211
With ripe crops being reploughed, milk and eggs being dumped, and less demand from restaurants, food waste is increasing due to the impact of COVID-19. In response, food recovery organizations have been adapting to meet the changing food recovery landscape, creating new programs and inspiring communities to come together around...
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Wednesday, June 30
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Room:   N227-N330
  • 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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Wednesday, June 30
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Room:   N201-N204
  • Session Number:  WORG211
Moderator: Tate Moeller, Organix Solutions 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 The Opportunity to Convert Challenging Waste Streams into Valuable Outputs with Pyrolysis. Andrew White, CEO. Char Technologies. CAN  FastOx® Gasification: Profitably Achieve 100%...
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Wednesday, June 30
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room:   N107-N108
  • 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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  • Wednesday, June 30:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room:   N219-N221
  • Session Number:  W214
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Wednesday, June 30
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Room:   N209-N212
  • Session Number:  WFRF311
Moderator: Regina Anderson, Food Recovery Network 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 – Organics Recycling and Waste Reduction. Cory Oskardmay, Zero Waste Project Manager. Go2Zero Strategies. CA ...
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Wednesday, June 30
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Room:   N101-N103
  • 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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Wednesday, June 30
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Room:   N227-N330
  • 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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Wednesday, June 30
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Room:   N115-N117
  • Session Number:  WSPA111
Únase a nuestra sesión en español, donde los expertos de la industria discutirán algunos de los temas más candentes en desechos y reciclaje. Los oradores hablarán sobre el cierre innovador de vertederos, la viabilidad de la conversión de residuos en energía, cómo desarrollar planes maestros integrados de residuos sólidos, cómo...
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Wednesday, June 30
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Room:   N201-N204
  • Session Number:  WORG311
Moderator: Gary Bilbro, EcoSafe Zero Waste Upcycling Organic Waste into PHA Biodegradable Plastics. Robert Celik, Abdul Khogali, COO, and Luna Yu, CEO, Genecis Bioindustries Inc. ON  Moving to a Circular Economy: BPI’s New Strategic Mission. Rhodes Yepsen, Executive Director, Biodegradable Products Institute. NY Aerobic and Anaerobic Biodegradability of Biopolymers. László Aleksza, CEO, ProfiKomp...
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Wednesday, June 30
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Room:   N209-N212
  • Session Number:  WFRF411
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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Wednesday, June 30
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Room:   N219-N221
  • Session Number:  W411
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  • Wednesday, June 30:  1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Room:   N107-N108
  • Session Number:  W412
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Wednesday, June 30
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Room:   N227-N330
  • 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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Wednesday, June 30
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Room:   N101-N103
  • 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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Wednesday, June 30
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Room:   N201-N204
  • Session Number:  WORG411
Moderator: Tate Moeller, Organix Solutions 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, President and CEO, Innovative Waste Conversion Technologies. NH  Bio-slurry Injection: an efficient method to divert organic waste from...
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Wednesday, June 30
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Room:   N209-N212
  • Session Number:  WFRF511
Moderator: Coryanne Mansell, Center for EcoTechnology Optimizing Food Recovery through Regional Food System Strategic Planning. Geertje Grootenhuis, Project Manager, San Diego Food System Alliance. CA Food Recovery Network: Creating a New Generation of Leadership Fighting Food Waste and Hunger Through Systems Change Work. Regina Anderson, Executive Director, Food Recovery Network. DC The Food...
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Wednesday, June 30
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Room:   N107-N108
  • Session Number:  W512
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  • Room:   N219-N221
  • Session Number:  W511
Solid waste collection, recycling, disposal and landfill operations are subject to controls at the federal, state and local levels and...

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Wednesday, June 30
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Room:   N101-N103
  • 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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Wednesday, June 30
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Room:   N201-N204
  • Session Number:  WORG511
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 ...
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Wednesday, June 30
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Room:   N209-N212
  • Session Number:  WFRF611
Moderator: Maddie Keating, Natural Resources Defense Council Food Waste Is a Design Flaw. Christina Mitchell Grace, CEO, Foodprint Group. NY There’s More Than Enough: Minimizing Waste, Maximizing Savings. Komal Ahmad, CEO, COPIA. CA ...
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