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Conference & Special Events: May 9-12, 2022
Exhibits: May 10-12, 2022
Las Vegas Convention Center, West Hall
Las Vegas, NV, USA

Monday, May 09
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday, May 09:  7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday, May 09
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Monday, May 09:  8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Room:   W316
  • Session Number:  M112
When looking at a landfill, there’s more than meets the eye. There are many layers to a landfill, and many...

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  • Session
Moderator
Bruce Schmucker n/a
Vice President of Engineering & Environmental Affairs
Clark-Floyd Landfill, LLC
Speaker
Joe Haligowski
Senior Vice President of Sales
Filtra-Systems Company, LLC
Speaker
Mr.  Ryan March N/A
President and Chief of De-Scaling
Green Industry Innovations Group Inc.
  • Monday, May 09:  8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Room:   W311
  • Session Number:  M111
In an effort to reduce waste and increase recycling, organizations, haulers, municipalities and technology companies are creating easy-to-use apps that...

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  • Session
Speaker
Beth Legg
Product Manager
Food Rescue US
Speaker
Keith Gordon
Vice President of Information Systems
Waste Connections
Speaker
Keri Greenwalt https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerigreenwalt/
Marketing Supervisor
City of Austin
Speaker
Lindsey Casella
Vice President, Marketing
Recycle Track Systems
Speaker
Ryan Buhay https://www.linkedin.com/company/recollect-inc/
Account Executive
ReCollect Systems
Moderator
Stefanie Valentic
Editorial Director
Waste360
Monday, May 09
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Monday, May 09:  8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Room:   W224
View the Agenda. The Waste360 Food Recovery Forum is where you can learn ways to solve the social and environmental issues of wasted food as well as means to profit from the recovery and reuse of food waste. Food Recovery Forum sessions run Monday, May 9 - Wednesday, May 11 as one...
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Monday, May 09
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday, May 09:  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Room:   W232
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? For almost a decade, savvy investors and leaders from top public and private waste companies have made the Investor Summit a must-attend...
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Monday, May 09
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Monday, May 09:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Room:   W224
  • Session Number:  MFRF111
Moderator: Dr. Stuart Buckner, Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC 50% Reduction in Food Waste by 2030: Federal, State and Local Solutions. Madeline...

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  • Keynote
Moderator
Dr. Stuart Buckner
President
Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC
Speaker
Dr.  Jonathan Deutsch PhD
Professor, Culinary Arts and Food Science
Drexel University
Speaker
Zhihao Chen
Co-founder
Homer Farms & Arizona State University
  • Monday, May 09:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Room:   W218
  • Session Number:  M113
According to the most recent census results, Hispanics accounted for 51 percent of the country’s population increase. Statistically, it’s no...

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  • Session
Speaker
Dr.  Lanette Sobel M.S., D.P.M,
Founder and President
Fertile Earth Worm Farm
Speaker
Luisa Angulo
Co-founder & CFO
My Ecobox LLC
Speaker
Maria Rios
President and CEO
Nation Waste Inc.
Moderator
Michelle Salas
President
Lady Green Miami Recycling Co.
Speaker
Robert Rodriguez II
Vice President
RJR Environmental Professional Services Inc.
Speaker
Ms  Sara Fuentes
Co-founder and President
SmartWaste Inc.
  • Monday, May 09:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Room:   W213
  • Session Number:  M114
Who should be responsible for the lifecycle of a product? Taxpayers? Manufacturers? That is one of the hard-hitting debates surrounding...

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  • Session
Moderator
Anne Germain
COO & SVP of Technical and Regulatory Affairs
National Waste & Recycling Association
Speaker
McKenna Morrigan
Policy, Product Stewardship, and Waste Prevention Strategic Advisor
City of Seattle, Seattle Public Utilities
Speaker
Sarah Bloomquist
Director, Public Affairs
TOMRA Systems ASA
Speaker
Sarah Edwards
North America CEO
Eunomia Research & Consulting Inc.
Speaker
Shelley Sayward
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Casella Waste Systems
Monday, May 09
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Monday, May 09:  9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Room:   W316
  • Session Number:  M212
Recycling is not a one-size-fits-all process. It varies in every region and is ever-evolving. So, what is the process in...

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  • Session
Speaker
Amanda Curtis
Territory Manager
American Waste Control
Speaker
Bob Cappadona
Vice President
Casella Resource Solutions
Moderator
Jeffrey Synder
Recycling Senior Manager
Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Speaker
Steve Brum
Vice President & Regional Manager, Pacific Northwest
Recology
Speaker
Ty Rhoad
Director of Americas
TOMRA
  • Monday, May 09:  9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Room:   W311
  • Session Number:  M211
Waste conversion technologies have been introduced to the waste and recycling industry, but most have yet to succeed. This is...

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  • Session
Moderator
Mr.  Chris Hawn
Chief Executive Officer
Machinex
Speaker
Christer Henriksson
President
Juno
Speaker
JD Gessin
Landfill & Biomass Conversion Technologies CEO
West Coast Energy
Speaker
Sean Gesell
Vice President of Business Development
Ways2H, Inc.
Speaker
Steve Simmons
President
Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB)
Speaker
William B. Cooper
Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
Cyclyx
Monday, May 09
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Monday, May 09:  10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room:   W219
  • Session Number:  MORG211
Moderator: Bill Camarillo, Agromin Right Sizing Your Investment in a Composting System: A Science Based Approach. Baraka Poulin and Tim O’Neill,...

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  • Session
Speaker
Baraka Poulin
Engineered Compost Systems
Speaker
Ben Parry
CEO
Compost Crew
Moderator
Bill Camarillo
Chief Executive Officer
Agromin
Speaker
Mr  Jeffrey Neal
Founder and CEO Loop Closing
Speaker
Robert Ballantyne Jr.
Director of Research and Development
Resource West, Inc
Speaker
Tim O'Neill
President and Founder
Engineered Compost Systems
  • Monday, May 09:  10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room:   W224
  • Session Number:  MFRF211
The Power of MealConnect and the Feeding America Network. Nathan Crone, Senior Manager, Agri Sourcing Partnerships and Christopher Swann, Sr.,...

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  • Session
Speaker
Christopher Swann, Sr.
MealConnect Program Manager
Feeding America
Speaker
Kimberly Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Speaker
Nathan Crone
Senior Manager, Agri Sourcing Partnerships
Feeding America. IL
Speaker
Nina Sevilla
NRDC
Speaker
Steven Finn
Vice President of Food Waste Prevention
LeanPath, Inc
Speaker
Sue Marshall
CEO
NETZRO
Monday, May 09
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Monday, May 09:  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sorry! I don’t want any adventures, thank you. Not Today. Good morning! But please come to tea – any time you like! Why not tomorrow? Good bye!...
  • Spotlight Session

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Dr.  Carolyn Piersma https://www.google.com/search?q=suffix+meaning
https://www.lego.com/en-us/page/star-wars-day-deals
Ribbons of Light Corp.
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Monday, May 09
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Monday, May 09:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room:   W218
  • Session Number:  M213
Over the years, the topic of commercial waste collection zones has gained traction both inside and outside of the waste...

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  • Session
Speaker
Ashlea Smith
Marketing Manager & Consultant
Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB)
Speaker
Dan Meyers
Solid Resources Manager/Manager of recycLA
LA Sanitation and Environment (City of Los Angeles)
Moderator
Steve Changaris
Former Vice President, Northeast Region
National Waste & Recycling Association (Retired)
Speaker
Thomas Toscano
CEO & President
Mr. T Carting
Speaker
Will Flower
Vice President, Corporate & Public Affairs
Winters Bros. Waste Systems
  • Monday, May 09:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room:   W213
  • Session Number:  M214
Who should be responsible for the lifecycle of a product? Taxpayers? Manufacturers? That is one of the hard-hitting debates surrounding...

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  • Session
Moderator
Anne Germain
COO & SVP of Technical and Regulatory Affairs
National Waste & Recycling Association
Speaker
Charlie Schwarze
Director - Sustainability, Packaging & Product Stewardship
Keurig Dr Pepper
Speaker
Daniel Felton
Executive Director
AMERIPEN
Speaker
Gary McElyea
Group Director, North America Public Policy Center
The Coca-Cola Company
Speaker
Mark Smith
Director, Government Affairs – International, BRITA, GLAD
The Clorox Company
Monday, May 09
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Monday, May 09:  11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Room:   W316
  • Session Number:  M312
According to the most recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data, the U.S. only recycles an estimated 14 percent of plastic...

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  • Session
Speaker
Amanda Jordan
Circular Economy Project Manager
City of Phoenix
Speaker
Emily Tipaldo
Executive Director, U.S. Plastics Pact
The Recycling Partnership
Speaker
Lynn Hoffman
Co-President
Eureka Recycling
Speaker
Patrick Keenan
Packaging Engineer, Sustainability
General Mills
  • Monday, May 09:  11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Room:   W311
  • Session Number:  M311
New technologies are entering the waste and recycling industry at a rapid pace, and newer to the playing field is...

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  • Session
Speaker
Andrew Smerek
Co-Founder and CEO of Bluterra and Clementine Curbside
Speaker
Michael DiNucci
Chief Revenue Officer
Netradyne
Speaker
Michelle Goetsch
Founder and CEO
BetterBin
Moderator
Stefanie Valentic
Editorial Director
Waste360
Monday, May 09
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Monday, May 09:  12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Room:   W213
  • Session Number:  M314
Within the waste and recycling industry, there’s an increased focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting and investing, as...

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  • Session
Speaker
Jason Mead
Vice President of Finance
Casella Waste Systems
Speaker
Jennifer Ahluwalia
Vice President of Environmental Responsibility and Sustainability
GFL Environmental Inc.
Speaker
Joe Box
Director of Finance
Waste Connections
Speaker
John Shegerian
Chairman and CEO
ERI
Moderator
Raymond Huff
Vice President
SCS Engineers
  • Monday, May 09:  12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Room:   W218
  • Session Number:  M313
Servant leadership is something that is often talked about but not always achieved. The concept of a servant leader is...

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  • Session
Speaker
Aaron Bradley
Regional Vice President
Waste Connections
Speaker
Mike Schwalbach
President
Sierra Container Group
Monday, May 09
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Monday, May 09:  12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Room:   W219
  • Session Number:  MORG311
Moderator: Tracie Onstad Bills, SCS Engineers The Pros and Cons of Composting vs. Anaerobic Digestion. Patrick Sullivan, Senior Vice President, SCS Engineers. CA Making Sense of the Different Ways to Process Organic Waste: Lessons from the Field. Eric Herbert, CEO, Zero Waste Energy and President, Bulk Handling Systems. OR AD Facilities in Sensitive...
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Speaker
Eric Herbert
Founder and CEO
Zero Waste Energy, LLC
Speaker
Jim Miller SE
Chief Executive Officer
J.R. Miller & Associates, Inc.
Speaker
Patrick Sullivan REPA, CPP, BCES
Senior Vice President
SCS Engineers
Moderator
Tracie Bills
North California Director
Sustainable Materials Management - SCS Engineers
Monday, May 09
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Monday, May 09:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Room:   W224
  • Session Number:  MFRF311
While there are many innovations and program partners in tracking waste, developing menu items aimed at full product utilization, facilitating donations, and carting, until now the industry has lacked a comprehensive solution from top to bottom, from rationalizing supply chain, through improving operations, maximizing incentives for donation, and operating carting...
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Speaker
Ignacio Ramirez
Winnow North
Moderator
Dr.  Jonathan Deutsch PhD
Professor, Culinary Arts and Food Science
Drexel University
Speaker
Matthew Jozwiak
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Rethink Food
Monday, May 09
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Monday, May 09:  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Room:   W316
  • Session Number:  M412
Discussions around per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are on the rise, as these “emerging contaminants” are persistent in the environment and resistant to environmental degradation. In 2021’s Super Session, we discussed what PFAS are and how they can be treated. This year, we’re picking up where we left off and...
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Speaker
David Pepper
Vice President, Post Collections
GFL Environmental
Speaker
Joe Benco
Republic Services - GWMS
Speaker
Sam Nicolai
Vice President of Engineering & Compliance
Casella Waste Systems
Speaker
Stephanie Bolyard
Courtesy Professor
Florida State University
Moderator
Steve Menoff
Senior Vice President
CEC
Monday, May 09
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Monday, May 09:  1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Room:   W311
  • Session Number:  M411
Innovators around the globe are working on both preventive and reactive solutions to help solve the problem of marine debris. From cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to clearing and maintaining Baltimore's Inner Harbor, these technologies are being put to the test in an effort to keep our waterways...
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Moderator
Brynn Mosello
Sustainability & Communications Director
Mazza Recycling
Speaker
Chelsea Anspach
Communications Manager
Waterfront Partnership Of Baltimore Inc.
Speaker
Jeff Kirschner
Founder and CEO
Litterati
Speaker
Manuel Carmona Yebra
Counsellor for Environment and Oceans
Delegation of the European Union to the United States
Speaker
Zoe Reich
Director, Blue Standard
Oceanic Global
Monday, May 09
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Monday, May 09:  1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room:   W218
  • Session Number:  M413
Whether driven by legislation, climate change or popular demand, green refuse fleets are coming. So, how do you prepare? How...

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  • Session
Speaker
Jon Scharingson www.linkedin.com/in/jon-scharingson-06406616/
Executive Director, Sales & Marketing
Renewable Energy Group
Speaker
Marc de Smidt
Vice President
ACX Refuse Engineering
Speaker
Michael Stafford https://www.linkedin.com/in/staffomm/
Director of Business Development
BYD Motors LLC
Moderator
Pete Hendrickson
Vice President of Route Ready Truck Sales
Big Truck Rental
Speaker
Steve Kelley
Chief Commercial Officer
InCharge
  • Monday, May 09:  1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room:   W224
  • Session Number:  MFRF411
Moderator: Heather Billings, Center for EcoTechnology The U.S. National Household Food Waste Tracking Survey: An Introduction and Initial Results. Brian E....

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  • Session
Speaker
Brian Roe PhD
Van Buren Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics
Ohio State University
Moderator
Heather Billings
Senior Environmental Specialist
Center for EcoTechnology (CET)
Speaker
Ignacio Ramirez
Winnow North
Speaker
Mark LeJeune
COO
California Safe Soil, LLC
Speaker
Ran Li
Ohio State University
Speaker
Steven Zicari
CTO
California Safe Soil, LLC
Speaker
Yiheng Shu
Ohio State University
  • Monday, May 09:  1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room:   W213
  • Session Number:  M414
Waste360 40 Under 40 award winners and rising leaders will share their perspective on where the waste industry is headed....

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  • Session
Speaker
Georgia Sherwin
Communications and Strategy Director
Closed Loop Partners
Speaker
Keturah Brumfield
Chief Operations Officer
WasteXperts
Moderator
Liz Bothwell
Content and Marketing Director
Waste360
Speaker
Ryan Melsert
CEO/CTO
American Battery Technology Company
Speaker
Terrill Haigler
Chief Executive Officer
YaFavTrashman, LLC
Speaker
Willie Goode
Chief Operating Officer
Goode Companies of Florida
Monday, May 09
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Monday, May 09:  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Room:   W219
  • Session Number:  MORG411
Moderator: Evan Edgar, Edgar & Associates Developing and Delivering a Food Waste AD facility: Comparison of a Municipal vs. Private Facility from a Process Solutions Company’s Viewpoint. Michael Theodoulou, Anaerobic Digestion Leader North America, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions. CAN Updates and Case Studies of High Solids Anaerobic digestion projects in US...
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Moderator
Evan Edgar
Principal
Edgar & Associates
Speaker
Mr.  Michael Theodoulou watertechnologies.com
Anaerobic Digestion Leader - North America
SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
Speaker
Nadeem Afghan
President and CEO
BIOFerm Energy Systems
Speaker
Shawn Kreloff https://www.linkedin.com/in/skreloff/
Founder & CEO
Bioenergy Devco
Speaker
Thomas Gratz
Sales Manager
Hitachi Zosen Inova USA, LLC
Monday, May 09
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Monday, May 09:  3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Room:   W316
  • Session Number:  M512
Discussions around per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are on the rise, as these “emerging contaminants” are persistent in the environment and resistant to environmental degradation. In 2021’s Super Session, we discussed what PFAS are and how they can be treated. This year, we’re picking up where we left off and...
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Speaker
Bryan Staley
President and CEO
Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Speaker
Kevin Torrens
Vice President
Brown and Caldwell
Moderator
Steve Menoff
Senior Vice President
CEC
Monday, May 09
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Monday, May 09:  3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Room:   W311
  • Session Number:  M511
Given the nature of solid waste and recycling operations, unpleasant odors are a common occurrence and need to be properly...

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  • Session
Moderator
Bob Dick
Senior Vice President
SCS Engineers
Speaker
Bruce Schmucker n/a
Vice President of Engineering & Environmental Affairs
Clark-Floyd Landfill, LLC
Speaker
Daniel Meeroff Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Engineering
Florida Atlantic University
  • Monday, May 09:  3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Room:   W224
  • Session Number:  MFRF511
Moderator: Judi Gregory, Go2Zero Strategies Adding Value and Reducing Waste in the Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chain. Evan Lutz, CEO, Hungry...

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  • Session
Speaker
Chris Sparnicht
Program Manager
COOLNow, Zero Waste USA
Speaker
Evan Lutz
President
Hungry Harvest
Speaker
Gerry Gersovitz
Founder & CEO
Stay Fresh Packaging
Moderator
Judi Gregory
President
Go2Zero Strategies President
Speaker
Portia Sinnott
Program Director / Vice President
Zero Waste USA/ COOLNow / Northern California Recycling Association
Monday, May 09
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Monday, May 09:  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Room:   W213
  • Session Number:  M514
With a new administration in place, policies related to our industry are constantly being debated, updated and implemented. Join this...

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  • Session
Speaker
Anne Heard
Senior Advisor for Policy and Programs, Office of Land and Emergency Management
Environmental Protection Agency
Speaker
Jenny Johnson
Vice President/Director of Waste & Recycling
LaBella Associates
Speaker
Patrick Bennett
Vice President of Chapter Management
National Waste & Recycling Association
Moderator
Scott Hutchings
Director of Government Affairs
Waste Management
Speaker
Shelley Sayward
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Casella Waste Systems
  • Monday, May 09:  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Room:   W218
  • Session Number:  M513
For employers and employees within the waste and recycling industry, safety is top of mind. It’s important that we not...

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  • Session
Speaker
Kevin Fitzgerald
Director of Safety
Recology, Inc.
Moderator
Kirk Sander
Chief of Staff and Vice President of Safety and Standards
National Waste and Recycling Association
Speaker
Romeo Vellutini
Director of Environmental Health & Safety
Waste Pro USA
Speaker
Selin Hoboy
Vice President, EHS & Compliance
GFL Environmental
Speaker
Shawn Mandel
Vice President, Safety & Risk
Waste Connections
Monday, May 09
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday, May 09:  3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Room:   W219
  • Session Number:  MORG511
Moderator: Neil Edgar, Edgar & Associates Climate Change Connection to Our Soil. Bill Camarillo, President, Agromin. CA Remaking Sustainable Supply Chains with Anaerobic Digestion. Peter Ettinger, Chief Development Officer, Bioenergy Devco (BDC). MD ...
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Speaker
Bill Camarillo
Chief Executive Officer
Agromin
Moderator
Neil Edgar
Executive Director
California Compost Coalition
Speaker
Peter Ettinger
Chief Development Officer
BioEnergy Devco
Monday, May 09
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Monday, May 09:  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Room:   Allegiant Stadium
Kick-off your first day at WasteExpo at the Opening Welcome Reception....
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Tuesday, May 10
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, May 10
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Room:   W224
View the Agenda. The Waste360 Food Recovery Forum is where you can learn ways to solve the social and environmental issues of wasted food as well as means to profit from the recovery and reuse of food waste. Food Recovery Forum sessions run Monday, May 9 - Wednesday, May 11 as one...
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Tuesday, May 10
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Room:   W326
It's time to reconnect, find solutions, and gain insights into all things healthcare waste.   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!    Get the latest insights on legislative, regulatory, and technical issues that...
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Tuesday, May 10
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Room:   W219
  • Session Number:  TORG111
Moderator: Gary Bilbro, EcoSafe Zero Waste Urban Biocycle Concept for Municipal Organics: From Wastewater Treatment to Resource Recovery. Joerg Blischke, Senior Process and Organics Management Specialist, Water Division, Black & Veatch Corporation. CA High Diversion Facility for Meeting SB1383 Requirements: Clean Compost Out of Mixed Household Waste. Luc De Baere, Managing Director,...
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Speaker
Andrea Baldini
Sales Manager
Sebigas Renewable Energy srl.
Speaker
Bruno Mattheeuws
Organic Waste Systems
Moderator
Gary Bilbro https://ecosafe.green/
Regional Manager
EcoSafe Zero Waste
Speaker
Joerg Blischke
Senior Process and Organics Management Specialist
Black & Veatch Corporation
Speaker
Logan Randles
Senior Asset Manager
Speaker
Luc De Baere
Managing Director
Organic Waste Systems
Speaker
Norma McDonald
Organics Waste Systems
Speaker
Roberto Salmaso
General Manager
Sebigas Renewable Energy srl.
Speaker
Dr.  Yaniv Scherson PhD
Chief Operating Officer
Anaergia
Tuesday, May 10
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Room:   W311
  • Session Number:  T111
Description to come....
  • Session
Moderator
Arthur Mohr, Jr.
Founder, CEO
Sniffer Robotics, LLC
Speaker
Dr.  Daniel Cusworth Ph.D.
Project Scientist
Carbon Mapper
Speaker
Eugene Tseng
CEO
E. Tseng and Associates, Inc.
Speaker
Kurt Shaner
Vice President, Engineering and Sustainability
Waste Connections
Speaker
Peter Quigley
CEO and Chairman
Loci Controls
  • Tuesday, May 10:  9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Room:   W224
  • Session Number:  TFRF111
The United States 2030 Food Loss and Waste Reduction Goal aims to cut food loss and waste in half by...

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  • Session
Speaker
Brittany McPeak
Sustainability Project Coordinator, MA, TRUE Advisor, LEED AP
The City of Orlando, FL
Speaker
Holly Stirnkorb
Senior Solid Waste Planner
Metro
Speaker
Ida Arabshahi
Program Analyst
Department of Energy and Environment, District of Columbia
Moderator
Madeline Keating
City Strategist, Healthy People and Thriving Communities Program
Natural Resources Defense Council
Speaker
Renee Wallace
Executive Director
FoodPlus Detroit
  • Tuesday, May 10:  9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Room:   W316
  • Session Number:  T112
Municipalities are doubling down to boost their recycling numbers and decrease contamination, but when it comes to multifamily recycling, they...

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  • Session
Speaker
Amy Thomaides
Community Enhancement Initiatives Manager
City of San Marcos
Moderator
Craig Wittig
Senior Director of Grant Implementation
The Recycling Partnership
Speaker
David Tonjes www.wastedata.info
Dir., Waste Data and Analysis Ctr.
Stony Brook University
Speaker
Evan Novell
Sustainability Project Manager
City of Orlando's Solid Waste Division
Speaker
Ruth Abbe
Principal
Abbe & Associates, LLC
Tuesday, May 10
9:30 AM - 10:45 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  9:30 AM - 10:45 PM
  • Room:   W213
  • Session Number:  T114
A panel of experts will discuss various strategies for financially supporting and growing your business optimally. It will be an informative exchange between the panelists as they compare the benefits of finding the prime financial partners, credit facility options, and majority vs. minority equity ownership. Learn the strategies you need...
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Moderator
Brian Miller CFA
Senior Vice President, Environmental Services Department
Comerica Bank
Speaker
Dickson Suit
Managing Director
Ironwood Capital
Speaker
Ian Patterson
Senior Vice President & Relationship Manager
Comerica Bank
Speaker
Michael Castellarin
Managing Director
Clairvest Group
Speaker
Michael Vinciguerra
Managing Director
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
Speaker
Sam Keenan
Vice President
Kinderhook Industries, LLC
Tuesday, May 10
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Room:   W218
  • Session Number:  T113
Small, medium and large haulers play a big role in keeping our industry running on the daily. But in order to keep operations running smoothly, they need to follow strategic plans that work for not only their business but for their customers. Hear real-world insight on best practices, technology, labor,...
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Speaker
Anthony Blosenski Sr.
President
A.J. Blosenski, Inc.
Speaker
John Paglia III
President
Florida Express Environmental
Speaker
Kerri Mead-Bell
President
Anchor Disposal
Moderator
Sam Levin
President
S2L, Incorporated
Speaker
Seth Ellington
President and CEO
Waste Away Systems
Tuesday, May 10
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Do business with 600+ exhibitors. Vist the suppliers who are supporting and leading the industry. View a current list of Exhibitors....
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Tuesday, May 10
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Room:   W219
  • Session Number:  TORG211
Moderator: Jim Miller, JR Miller Associates Funding Opportunities for Edible Food Recovery. Evan Edgar, Principal, Edgar & Associates. CA Challenges and Opportunities in Unlocking BECCS Projects (Carbon Capture and Sequestration) Mark Purser, Generate Capital. CA Funding Incentives for Organic Waste Management. Evan Edgar, Principal, Edgar & Associates. CA ...
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Speaker
Evan Edgar
Principal
Edgar & Associates
Moderator
Jim Miller SE
Chief Executive Officer
J.R. Miller & Associates, Inc.
Speaker
Mark Purser
Director, Organics Team
Generate Capital
Tuesday, May 10
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room:   W224
  • Session Number:  TFRF211
Moderator: Nina Sevilla, NRDC Building a Sustainable Food Waste Management Company. Jasmine Crowe, CEO, Goodr. GA Food Waste Happens, Here’s What We Should do About it -- for the sake of people, profit, and the planet. Kimberly Smith, Chief Growth Officer, Copia, CA  Leveraging New Relationships for Providing Wasted Food Solutions. Karen Franczyk, Program...
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Speaker
Jane Karetny
Food Waste Programs Administrator
Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO)
Speaker
Jasmine Crowe
CEO
Goodr
Speaker
Karen Franczyk
Center for EcoTechnology
Speaker
Kimberly Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Moderator
Nina Sevilla
NRDC
Tuesday, May 10
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room:   W311
  • Session Number:  T211
Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) are fundamentally changing the economics of waste and driving the deployment of a new generation...

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Moderator
Asher Goldman
Principal
Net Negative Partners
Moderator
Bill Caesar
President
Generate Upcycle
Speaker
Sam Wade
Director of Public Policy
Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas
  • Tuesday, May 10:  10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room:   W316
  • Session Number:  T212
Session description to come....
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Speaker
Greg Behl
Sustainability and Diversion Coordinator
Texas Disposal Systems
Speaker
Krystle Johnson aldertreeconsulting.com
Sustainability Consultant
Alder Tree Consulting
Moderator
Lindsay Arell
Founder & Principal
Honeycomb Strategies and Sustainable Sports Index
Speaker
Nick Otte
Senior Director of Stadium Operations
Austin FC
Speaker
Samantha Johnson
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Allegiant Stadium, Home of the Las Vegas Raiders
Tuesday, May 10
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Room:   W218
  • Session Number:  T213
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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Speaker
Larry Henk
Vice President
Rio Grande Waste Services
Moderator
Michael O'Connor
Managing Partner
Rio Grande Waste Services, Inc.
Speaker
Willie Goode
CEO
The Goode Companies, Inc.
  • Tuesday, May 10:  11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Room:   W213
  • Session Number:  T214
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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Moderator
Mallory Szczepanski
Vice President of Member Relations and Publications
National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA)
Speaker
Michael Hoffman NA
Group Head Diversified Industrials and Managing Director, Equity Research
Stifel
Tuesday, May 10
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Room:   W219
  • 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 Bills
North California Director
Sustainable Materials Management - SCS Engineers
Tuesday, May 10
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Room:   W310
  • Session Number:  TSS111
During this fireside chat, Republic Services President and CEO Jon Vander Ark and National Waste & Recycling Association President and CEO Darrell Smith will discuss leadership; labor; diversity, equity and inclusion; safety; industry challenges; and more. Vander Ark, who joined Republic Services in 2013 as executive vice president, chief marketing...
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Moderator
Darrell Smith
President & Chief Executive Officer
National Waste & Recycling Association
Speaker
Jon Vander Ark
President and CEO
Republic Services
Tuesday, May 10
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Room:   W224
  • Session Number:  TFRF311
California has passed one of the most aggressive edible food recovery policies in the world.  To meet the legislative requirements, municipalities across the state are actively developing food recovery programs. This session will look at several examples of municipalities in Los Angeles County and the steps they are taking. The...
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Speaker
Cory Oskardmay
Go2Zero Strategies
Moderator
Judi Gregory
President
Go2Zero Strategies President
Speaker
Michelle Leonard
Senior Vice President
SCS Engineers
Tuesday, May 10
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Room:   W213
  • Session Number:  T314
Family-run for four generations, E.L. Harvey & Sons was purchased in September 2021 by Waste Connections, Inc. In this session,...

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Speaker
Ben Harvey
President
E.L. Harvey & Sons
Moderator
Leone Young
Principal
LTY ERC, LLC
Speaker
Worthing Jackman
President and CEO
Waste Connections
  • Tuesday, May 10:  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Room:   W219
  • Session Number:  TORG411
Moderator: Neil Edgar, Edgar & Associates Digitizing Your Organics and Waste Diversion Recycling Programs. Laura Rosenshine, Common Ground Compost LLC, NY Finding...

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Speaker
Ms  Chelsi Tryon
Business Solutions Director
Speaker
Laura Rosenshine
Founder
Common Ground Compost LLC
Moderator
Neil Edgar
Executive Director
California Compost Coalition
Speaker
Ryan Cooper
Director of Circular Economy Solutions
Rubicon Global
Tuesday, May 10
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room:   W316
  • Session Number:  T312
In this two-part Super Session, attendees will learn the latest trends and updates on recycling commodities—from prices and markets to challenges and opportunities. In part one of this session, industry experts will provide updates on fiber, aluminum and glass. In part two, they will cover plastics including polypropylene, PET and...
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Speaker
Charles Johnson
President & CEO
The Aluminum Association
Speaker
Hannah Zhao
Senior Economist, Recycled Fiber
Fastmarkets RISI
Speaker
Scott DeFife
President
Glass Packaging Institute
Moderator
Shannon Crawford
Director of Recycling and Environmental Policy
WM
Tuesday, May 10
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Room:   W310
  • Session Number:  TSS211
Much was discussed in 2021—assessment of needs, infrastructure support and impact, truck features, battery life, multipurpose trucks—the list continues. LA, NY and the Electrification Council return again to provide us with the mot updated status of moving toward electrified waste fleets. The City of Plano joins us this year for a...
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Moderator
Andy Campbell
Supplier Development Supervisor
Sourcewell
Speaker
Martin (Marty) Munch
NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY)
Speaker
Michael Ellis
Fleet Services Manager
City of Plano
Speaker
Robert Potter
Sanitation Solid Resource Manager II, Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment (LASAN)
City of Los Angeles
Speaker
Spiro Kattan
Deputy Director - Bureau of Motor Equipment
NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY)
Speaker
Will Drier
Policy Manager
Electrification Coalition
Tuesday, May 10
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Room:   W224
  • Session Number:  TFRF411
When crafting multi-year strategies to reduce food waste - either at the municipal level or in another setting - it is key to develop cross-cutting strategies that prioritize efforts focused on wasted food prevention. There are many strategic and creative ways that cities have incorporated prevention messaging into food scrap...
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Speaker
Jane Karetny
Food Waste Programs Administrator
Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO)
Speaker
Lesly Baesens
Food Waste Recovery Program Administrator
City and County of Denver
Moderator
Madeline Keating
City Strategist, Healthy People and Thriving Communities Program
Natural Resources Defense Council
Speaker
Nina Sevilla
NRDC
Tuesday, May 10
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Room:   W311
  • Session Number:  T411
It’s no secret that technology is ever-evolving in the waste and recycling industry. So, what are the current trends? What can we expect to see in the future? How is technology changing our operations? How is it helping with safety? How is it adapting to the ever-changing waste and recycling...
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Speaker
Amanda Marrs https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittany-lavalley/
Senior Director of Product
AMP Robotics
Speaker
Colin Stiles
Vice President of Sales
Diversys Software
Speaker
Evan Schwartz
Chief Enterprise Architect
AMCS Group
Speaker
Jeff Satwicz
Vice President of Product Strategy & Innovation
Big Belly
Moderator
Mark Jamensky
Chief Product Officer
Diversys
Speaker
Thomas Brooks
Chief Technology Officer
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)
Tuesday, May 10
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Room:   W213
  • Session Number:  T414
The waste and recycling industry is composed of hardworking and dedicated individuals; however, it’s still challenging to fill open positions...

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Speaker
Ellen Voie
President and CEO
Women in Trucking
Moderator
Katie Raverty-Evans
Vice President of Chapter Management and Member Relations
National Waste & Recycling Association
Speaker
Kelley Robinson
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Casella Waste Systems
Speaker
Pamela Hobbs
D&I Council Chair and Chief Human Resources Officer
WIN Waste Innovations
Speaker
Steven Horowitz n/a
Senior Partner
Horowitz Law Group, LLC
Speaker
Sue Netherton
Vice President – People, Training and Development
Waste Connections
  • Tuesday, May 10:  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Room:   W316
  • Session Number:  T412
In this two-part Super Session, attendees will learn the latest trends and updates on recycling commodities—from prices and markets to...

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Speaker
Laura Stewart
Director of Operations
National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR)
Speaker
Scott Saunders
General Manager
KW Plastics, Recycling Division
Moderator
Shannon Crawford
Director of Recycling and Environmental Policy
WM
Speaker
Tamsin Ettefagh
Chief Sustainability Officer
PureCycle Technologies
Tuesday, May 10
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10:  3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Room:   W219
  • Session Number:  TORG511
Moderator: Gary Bilbro, EcoSafe Zero Waste In the Time of COVID - CA’s New Organic Reduction Mandate. Veronica Pardo, Resource Recovery Coalition of CA Compostable Organics Out of Landfill Now (COOLNow) – A Program by Zero Waste USA. Rick Anthony, Vice President, Zero Waste USA. CA  Bringing Organics Sustainability to Wine Country. Rick...
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Moderator
Gary Bilbro https://ecosafe.green/
Regional Manager
EcoSafe Zero Waste
Speaker
Richard Anthony
Principal
Richard Anthony Associates
Speaker
Rick Aho
Principal
Divert Organics
Speaker
Veronica Pardo
Northern District Regulatory Affairs Director
California Refuse Recycling Council (CRRC)
Wednesday, May 11
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 11:  7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, May 11
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, May 11:  8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Room:   W316
  • Session Number:  W112
Recycling market development has been around for decades; however, it has seen a resurgence since increased export restrictions have forced recyclers to look at quality issues in commodity bales. In an attempt to accelerate improvements to the recycling value chain and recycled content manufacturing, several states have developed recycling market...
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Judge
Amy Uong
Deputy General Manager
Sims Municipal Recycling
Contestant
Brian Spicer
Co-Founder/CBO
Innovakote Inc.
Judge
Charlie Schwarze
Director - Sustainability, Packaging & Product Stewardship
Keurig Dr Pepper
Speaker
Daniel Felton
Executive Director
AMERIPEN
Contestant
James Eichner
Co-Founder & CSO
Sana Packaging
Contestant
Jesse Stedman
Founder/CEO
Trash Panda Disc Golf
Speaker
Jim Frey
Co-founder & CEO
RRS
Emcee
Juri Freeman
Managing Principal
RRS
Contestant
Kyle Hanson
Timber Age Systems, Inc.
Judge
Maite Quinn-Richards
Managing Director
Closed Loop Partners
Speaker
Maria Marin
CEO, President and Founder
Unlimited Recycling, Inc.
Wednesday, May 11
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Wednesday, May 11:  8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Room:   W311
  • Session Number:  W111
Across the globe, technologies are changing the way the waste and recycling industry operates, allowing more types of materials to be recycled, more companies and facilities to operate more efficiently, and more use of hydrogen/electric trucks that can improve collection logistics. Learn about the current and future state of technology...
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Speaker
Carlos Rossin
Director – Institutional Relations and ESG Division
SELURB - Brazilian Nacional Waste & Recycling Trade Association
Moderator
Carlos Silva Filho
President
International Solid Waste Association
Speaker
Dr.  Johannes Kirchhoff
Managing Partner
KIRCHHOFF Ecotec GmbH
Speaker
Larry Logan
Chief Evangelist, Sustainability Solutions
Digimarc Corp.
Speaker
Morten Lynge
Consul General of Denmark in Houston and Head of the Water & Environment Team
Trade Council of Denmark in North America
Wednesday, May 11
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 11:  8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Room:   W209
The Waste360 Business Leadership Forum, hosted by Comerica Bank, is designed for 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 company with smarter solutions for growing your...
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Speaker
Alan Handley
CEO
Lakeshore Recycling Systems
Speaker
Brendon Pantano
Chief Executive Officer
Coastal Waste & Recycling, Inc.
Speaker
Brian D'Amico
Managing Partner
Summer Street Capital
Speaker
Charlie Appleby
Chairman
Integrated Waste Solutions
Speaker
Danny Ardellini
Founder & CEO
Environmental 360 Solutions (E360S)
Speaker
Dominick Mazza
Owner and Vice President
Mazza Recycling Services, Ltd.
Speaker
Effram Kaplan
Managing Director & Principal
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
Speaker
Frank Antonacci
COO
USA Hauling & Recycling
Speaker
Joe Ursuy
SVP, Department Manager
Comerica Bank
Speaker
John Shegerian
Chairman and CEO
ERI
Speaker
Ned Coletta
Senior Vice President & CFO
Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
Speaker
Paul Kuhar
Vice President
Champion Waste & Recycling Services, LLC
Speaker
Rob Michalik
Managing Director
Kinderhook Industries
Speaker
Scott Earl
Twin Bridges Waste & Recycling
Speaker
Tom Vaughn
Chief Operations Officer
DTG Recycle
Speaker
William (Bill) Adams
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
Comerica Bank
Wednesday, May 11
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 11:  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Room:   W224
View the Agenda. The Waste360 Food Recovery Forum is where you can learn ways to solve the social and environmental issues...

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  • Wednesday, May 11:  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Room:   W232
Join us for real talk as the waste and recycling industry takes on plastics, packaging, and other environmental challenges –...

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Speaker
Adam Peek
Vice President of Revenue Operations
Meyers Printing
Speaker
Bhavik Jani
Client Partner
Infosys Limited
Speaker
Bill Caesar
President
Generate Upcycle
Speaker
Bob Teasley
Director of Supply Management Company
MillerKnoll
Speaker
Chad Rabe
Sr. Principal Designer
Dell
Speaker
Cody Marshall
Chief Community Strategy Officer
The Recycling Partnership
Speaker
Cory Connors
Sustainable Packaging Consultant
Landsberg
Speaker
Dave Ford
SoulBuffalo and Co-founder
Oceans Plastic Leadership Network
Speaker
Erica Nunez
Program Officer, Plastics Initiative
The Ocean Foundation
Speaker
Evelio Mattos
Sustainable Structural Packaging Designer, Ubuntoo Sustainability Ambassador, and Package Design Unboxd Podcast Host
Speaker
Hyesook Chung
President
Baltimore Civic Fund
Speaker
Ian Rosenberg
Founder & CEO
First Mile and Day Owl
Speaker
Jennifer Ronk
Senior Sustainability and Advocacy Manager, NA Packaging & Specialty Plastics
Dow
Speaker
Jonathan North
VP Sustainability & Core Solutions
Rehrig Pacific
Speaker
Jonathan Quinn
Director of Market Development and Sustainability
Pregis
Speaker
Kristin Kinder @kinder2earth
Vice President of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability
Wastequip
Speaker
Kristyn Olendorf
Chief, Office of Waste Diversion
Baltimore City Department of Public Works
Facilitator
Liz Bothwell
Content and Marketing Director
Waste360
Speaker
Liz Rourke
Business Development Executive
Infosys Limited
Speaker
Maxmillian - "Max" Michieli ACE-M, CSCIP
Director, Sustainability Products
CPI Card Group, Inc.
Speaker
Michael Rosen
Consultant / Managing Principal (retired)
PRR
Speaker
Peter Tevonian
Senior Principle
Infosys Limited
Speaker
Rick Wilson
Sales Engineer
PolyVisions Inc.
Moderator
Ryan Schoenike
CEO
Oceancycle
Speaker
Sandra Noonan
Chief Sustainability Officer
JustSalad
Wednesday, May 11
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 11:  8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Room:   W323 and W326
It's time to reconnect, find solutions, and gain insights into all things healthcare waste.   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!    Get the latest insights on legislative, regulatory, and technical issues that...
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Wednesday, May 11
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, May 11:  8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Room:   W219
  • Session Number:  WORG111
Moderator: Gary Bilbro, EcoSafe Zero Waste Roadmap to Increased Organics Diversion via a Single Set of Acceptability Criteria for Compostable Products. Wendell Simonson, Marketing Director, Biodegradable Products Institute, NY Will New Legislation Resolve Composter Challenges with Compostable Packaging? Neil S.R. Edgar, Senior Project Manager, Edgar & Associates. CA Expanding Consumer Access to Composting...
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Speaker
Alan McDowall
Printpack
Moderator
Gary Bilbro https://ecosafe.green/
Regional Manager
EcoSafe Zero Waste
Speaker
Gary Robinson
Director of Public Affairs, North America
TIPA Corp.
Speaker
Kimberly Davis
Manager
Elevate Packaging
Speaker
Neil Edgar
Executive Director
California Compost Coalition
Speaker
Rich Cohen
CEO
Elevate Packaging
Speaker
Wendell Simonson
Marketing Director
Biodegradable Product Institute (BPI)
Wednesday, May 11
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Wednesday, May 11:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Room:   W213
  • Session Number:  W114
New administrations on the federal and state level are introducing new opportunities and challenges for the waste and recycling sector,...

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Speaker
Romeo Vellutini
Director of Environmental Health & Safety
Waste Pro USA
Speaker
Selin Hoboy
Vice President, EHS & Compliance
GFL Environmental
Speaker
Shawn Mandel
Vice President, Safety & Risk
Waste Connections
Moderator
Tony Cardamone
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Concorde, Inc.
  • Wednesday, May 11:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Room:   W218
  • Session Number:  W113
Session description to come....
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Moderator
Bill Keegan
President
Dem-Con Companies
Speaker
Evan Williams
Design Project Manager
Cambridge Companies
Speaker
Greg Menen
National Demolition Association
Speaker
Mr.  John Sliwicki
SVP, MRF Operations
Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS)
Speaker
Joshua Connell
Co-Founder and Director
Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS)
Speaker
Paul Kuhar
Vice President
Champion Waste & Recycling Services, LLC
Wednesday, May 11
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Wednesday, May 11:  8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Room:   W224
  • Session Number:  WFRF111
The City of Orlando has been moving up the food recovery hierarchy by expanding food waste prevention messaging & food rescue to reach our goal of zero waste to landfill by 2040. Through a technical assistance grant with NRDC Food Matters, the city has focused recent efforts on their approach...
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Speaker
Brittany McPeak
Sustainability Project Coordinator, MA, TRUE Advisor, LEED AP
The City of Orlando, FL
Speaker
Resham Shirsat
Sustainability Project Manager, M.S, LEED AP, TRUE Advisor
The City of Orlando
Wednesday, May 11
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Wednesday, May 11:  9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Room:   W311
  • Session Number:  W211
Many people don’t think about what happens to their waste and recyclables when the items leave the curb. This mindset has led some municipalities to implement underground collection systems, which aim to increase collection efficiency; maintain beautification efforts; combat potential overflowing bins, fires, odors and pest problems; save on space;...
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Speaker
Bryant Johnson
Assistant Director, Solid Waste/General Services
City of Clearwater
Speaker
Filip Minasyan
General Manager
EFE Industries & Trade Co.
Speaker
Jay Wheeler
CEO and President
Underground Refuse Systems
Moderator
Riley Casey N/A
National Sales Manager
VConsyst (by Van Dyk Recycling Solutions)
Wednesday, May 11
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, May 11:  9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Room:   W224
  • Session Number:  WFRF211
Moderator: Tracie Onstad Bills, SCS Engineers Now I Need a Food Recovery Program? Lessons learned on developing and implementing a successful Food Recovery Program for a jurisdiction to comply with SB1383. Avecita Jones, Senior Program Manager and Alyssa Wagner, Environmental Specialist II, City of Carlsbad. CA  Understanding the Food Waste and Wasted...
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Speaker
Alyssa Wagner
Environmental Specialist II, Sustainable Materials Management Division
City of Carlsbad
Speaker
Avecita Jones
Senior Program Manager
City of Carlsbad
Speaker
Holly Stirnkorb
Senior Solid Waste Planner
Metro
Speaker
Miyon Mael
Director, Business Development
Moderator
Tracie Bills
North California Director
Sustainable Materials Management - SCS Engineers
Wednesday, May 11
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 11:  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Do business with 600+ exhibitors. Vist the suppliers who are supporting and leading the industry. View a current list of Exhibitors....
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Wednesday, May 11
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Wednesday, May 11:  10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Room:   W219
  • Session Number:  WORG211
The Compost Manufacturing Alliance (CMA) is a compost manufacturer owned and operated third party certifier of compostable food service products. Since 2017, CMA has rapidly grown to be North America’s premier compostable products field research experts. This session will address the incorporation of compostables from a facility perspective, covering programs...
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Speaker
Mr.  Alex Thomas https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexthomas07/
Consultant & Field Supervisor
Compost Manufacturing Alliance
Speaker
Michael Nicholson
Senior Vice President
WeCare Denali
Moderator
Ms  Susan Thoman https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-thoman-aa621716/
Principal and Managing Director
Compost Manufacturing Alliance
Wednesday, May 11
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, May 11:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room:   W218
  • Session Number:  W213
While “zero emission” and “battery electric” are the hot buzzwords, compressed natural gas (CNG) and renewable natural gas (RNG) fueling...

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  • Session
Moderator
Don Ross
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
McLaughlin Family Companies and New Way Trucks
Speaker
George Fotopoulos
Vice President, E-Mobility Business
Mack Trucks
Speaker
Marc de Smidt
Vice President
ACX Refuse Engineering
Speaker
Michael Patterson
CEO
Battle Motors
Speaker
Scott Lucero
Vice President, Sales
Hexagon Agility
Speaker
Scott Scholz
General Manager
GreenWaste of Palo Alto
  • Wednesday, May 11:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room:   W213
  • Session Number:  W214
California will invest more than $200 million this year in infrastructure and projects that will help the state meet its...

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    Speaker
    Chris Wirth
    Vice President of Marketing
    AMP Robotics
    Speaker
    Fiona Ma
    Treasurer State of California
    Speaker
    Laura Ferrante
    Government Affairs Advocate
    Resource Recovery Coalition
    Moderator
    Rachel Oster
    Owner & Principal
    Diversion Strategies
    Speaker
    Salvatore Coniglio
    CEO
    Recology
    Wednesday, May 11
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Wednesday, May 11:  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Room:   W310
    • Session Number:  WSS111
    The waste industry is an excellent industry to have a meaningful career in, especially for women. The National Waste & Recycling Association Women’s Council has proudly seated a panel of female employees who will share their experiences within the waste and recycling industry. Join us as the panelists discuss the...
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    Speaker
    Domenica Farmer
    Area Vice President for the Gulf Coast Area
    WM
    Moderator
    Faith Zydowsky
    Vice President
    Sierra Container Group
    Speaker
    Jennifer Solewski
    Vice President, Business & Technical Development
    Bayshore Recycling Corp.
    Speaker
    Kim Luick
    Operations/Office Manager
    Waste Connections
    Speaker
    Norma Yanez
    Government Contracts Manager
    GFL Environmental
    Speaker
    Paige Coakley
    Driver
    WIN Waste Innovations
    Wednesday, May 11
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Wednesday, May 11:  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Room:   W224
    • Session Number:  WFRF311
    Donating surplus food from hotels, restaurants and event venues reduces food waste to landfill while helping the food insecure. But what is the process and the chain of custody to handle and ultimately serve donated food? Learn about the end-to-end process and impact of donating food from the venue perspective...
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    Speaker
    Amanda Jerzak
    Director of Procurement and Community Engagement
    Three Square Food Bank
    Speaker
    Cassie Snow
    Sustainability Manager
    MGM Resorts International
    Speaker
    James Combs
    Manager
    Las Vegas Livestock
    Moderator
    Larry Scott
    Chief Operating Officer
    Three Square Food Bank
    Speaker
    Wendy Bagnasco
    Senior Manager, ESG, Sustainability & Business
    Caesar's
    Wednesday, May 11
    11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    • Wednesday, May 11:  11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    • Room:   W316
    • Session Number:  W312
    Nearly a year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Federal Plan for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills, implementing the...

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    • Session
    Moderator
    Curt Publow
    Environmental Compliance Manager
    Southside Landfill
    Speaker
    Jennifer Flannery
    Vice President
    Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
    Speaker
    Jessica Palmer
    Senior Project Manager
    Tetra Tech
    Speaker
    Julie Hall
    Senior Project Manager
    Weaver Consultants Group
    Speaker
    Ray Kapahi
    Senior Air Quality
    Consulting Engineer
    • Wednesday, May 11:  11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    • Room:   W311
    • Session Number:  W311
    Despite innovations and advancements within the waste and recycling industry, there are still some materials and packaging that are difficult...

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    • Session
    Speaker
    Jeffrey Synder
    Recycling Senior Manager
    Rumpke Waste & Recycling
    Speaker
    Justin Stockdale
    CHaRM & Business Operations Director
    EcoCycle
    Moderator
    Maite Quinn-Richards
    Managing Director
    Closed Loop Partners
    Speaker
    Peggy Whitlow Ratcliffe
    Founder/Executive Director
    Live Thrive
    Wednesday, May 11
    12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Wednesday, May 11:  12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Room:   W219
    • Session Number:  WORG311
    Moderator: Gary Robinson, TIPA Corp. Determination of the Composition of Micro-Plastics in German Compost Samples. Christian Garaffa, Marketing Manager for Source Separation & Recycling, Novamont NA. CT Elimination of PFAS and Emerging Contaminants in Sewage Sludge and Landfill Leachate Using Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO). Dr. Marc Deshusses, Professor of Civil and Environmental...
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    Speaker
    Christian Garaffa
    Marketing Manager for Source Seperation & Recycling
    Novamont SpA
    Moderator
    Gary Robinson
    Director of Public Affairs, North America
    TIPA Corp.
    Speaker
    Dr  Marc Deshusses
    Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Speaker
    Dr  Tali Harif
    Senior executive and advisor to companies in the water and environmental sectors
    Speaker
    Ted Dirkx
    Applications Specialist
    Vermeer Corporation
    Wednesday, May 11
    1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Wednesday, May 11:  1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Room:   W218
    • Session Number:  W413
    Session description to come....
    • Session
    Speaker
    Benjie Cutts
    Refuse Collection Operator
    City of Grand Rapids, Mich.
    Speaker
    Michael Fey
    Refuse Collection Operator
    City of Grand Rapids, Mich.
    Moderator
    Patrick Bennett
    Vice President of Chapter Management
    National Waste & Recycling Association
    Speaker
    Robert Black
    Public Works Supervisor
    City of Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Speaker
    Robert Swain
    Acting Manager of Public Works
    City of Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • Wednesday, May 11:  1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Room:   W213
    • Session Number:  W414
    Session description to come....
    • Session
    Speaker
    Anne Germain
    COO & SVP of Technical and Regulatory Affairs
    National Waste & Recycling Association
    Speaker
    Jonathan Levy
    Director, Government Relations
    AMP Robotics
    Speaker
    Michael Timpane
    Partner, Vice President
    Resource Recycling Systems (RRS)
    Moderator
    Will Flower
    Vice President, Corporate & Public Affairs
    Winters Bros. Waste Systems
    Speaker
    Will Herzog
    Western Region Sales Manager
    Machinex Technologies Inc.
    Wednesday, May 11
    1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Wednesday, May 11:  1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Room:   W224
    • Session Number:  WFRF411
    The 4MyCiTy plan focuses on improving food security and environmental sustainability through the reduction of food waste. The plan is broken down into 4 phases that operate concurrently, i.e., Source reduction, Feed the Hungry and our animal friends, Industrial/commercial use, and Composting. Attendees will learn how 4MYCITY developed the plan,...
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    Speaker
    Jack Dupreay
    Chief Operations Director
    4MyCiTy
    Speaker
    Manish Desai
    Chief Research and Development Officer
    4MyCiTy
    Wednesday, May 11
    1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Wednesday, May 11:  1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Room:   W316
    • Session Number:  W412
    When preparing to design a new materials recovery facility (MRF) or upgrade an existing MRF, there is much more to...

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    • Session
    Moderator
    Bridgett Biggs
    Area Safety Manager
    Rumpke Waste & Recycling
    Speaker
    David Marcouiller
    Executive Vice President, Sales Engineering
    Machinex
    Speaker
    Evan Williams
    Design Project Manager
    Cambridge Companies
    Speaker
    Susan Eppes
    Corporate Safety Manager
    Waste Connections
    • Wednesday, May 11:  1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Room:   W311
    • Session Number:  W411
    In 2020, more than 3.6 billion people were using social media worldwide, according to Statista, and that number will continue...

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    • Session
    Speaker
    Charlotte Dreizen
    Host / Sustainability Manager
    Unpacking Recycling / American Institute of Architects
    Speaker
    Chelsea Anspach
    Communications Manager
    Waterfront Partnership Of Baltimore Inc.
    Speaker
    Marcela Chamorro
    Marketing Director
    Lady Green Recycling
    Moderator
    Stefanie Valentic
    Editorial Director
    Waste360
    Speaker
    Terrill Haigler
    Chief Executive Officer
    YaFavTrashman, LLC
    Wednesday, May 11
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday, May 11:  1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Room:   W310
    • Session Number:  WSS211
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines ​​environmental justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.” That definition is the backbone of the environmental justice...
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    Speaker
    Anne Heard
    Senior Advisor for Policy and Programs, Office of Land and Emergency Management
    Environmental Protection Agency
    Moderator
    Bob Gardner
    Senior Vice President
    SCS Engineers
    Speaker
    Keyna Cory
    President
    Public Affairs Consultants, Inc.
    Speaker
    Michael Jensen
    Senior Counsel/Director of Regulatory Affairs
    Waste Management
    Wednesday, May 11
    2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Wednesday, May 11:  2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Room:   W219
    • Session Number:  WORG411
    Moderator: Gary Bilbro, EcoSafe Zero Waste High Temperature Pyrolysis: Digestate Management and Biogas Co-Products. Andrew White, CEO, Char Technologies Ltd. ON FastOx® Gasification: Converting Waste to Power and Profits Through 100% Organics Recycling. Mike Hart, CEO, Sierra Energy. CA Applying Thermal Hydrolysis Pre-Treatment to the Organic Fraction of MSW to Optimize Anaerobic Digester Performance....
    • Session

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    Speaker
    Andrew White
    CEO
    Char Technologies Ltd.
    Moderator
    Gary Bilbro https://ecosafe.green/
    Regional Manager
    EcoSafe Zero Waste
    Speaker
    Lindsey Tucker
    Novozymes North America Inc.
    Speaker
    Mike Hart
    President & CEO
    Sierra Energy
    Speaker
    Pedro Lorenzo
    Strategic Project Manager
    NOWON
    Wednesday, May 11
    2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Wednesday, May 11:  2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Room:   W224
    • Session Number:  WFRF511
    Moderator: Gary Bilbro, EcoSafe Zero Waste Food Waste: Why and How it Impacts Your Carbon Footprint. Iain Milnes, President, Power Knot. CA Real Simple Food Waste Solutions: If Not Now, When? Larry Fradkin, Future Enviroassets, LLC. KY Six years of Diverting Food Waste from the Landfill at Silverstar Casino in South Africa -...
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    Speaker
    Ms  Bronwyn Jones
    Director
    Moderator
    Gary Bilbro https://ecosafe.green/
    Regional Manager
    EcoSafe Zero Waste
    Speaker
    Iain Milnes
    President
    Power Knot
    Speaker
    Larry Fradkin
    Future Enviroassets, LLC
    Wednesday, May 11
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Wednesday, May 11:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Room:   W311
    • Session Number:  W511
    Data is one of the most valuable assets of a company. Every technology we use collects data and helps us...

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    • Session
    Moderator
    Billy Bob Brown Jr
    Assistant Director for Emergency Communications
    Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
    Speaker
    Frank Wilk
    Vice President and CIO
    Casella Waste Systems
    Speaker
    John Shegerian
    Chairman and CEO
    ERI
    Speaker
    Kathleen Curley
    National Account Director, Cyber Practice
    Risk Strategies
    Speaker
    Mike Coogan
    Senior Director of Cybersecurity
    WM
    • Wednesday, May 11:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Room:   W316
    • Session Number:  W512
    There’s a lot of inaccurate information about cart manufacturing. Maybe you even believed some of it before you tuned in...

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    • Session
    Speaker
    Brett Belda
    Vice President, Sales
    Schaefer Systems International, Inc.
    Speaker
    Laura Hubbard
    Director of Municipal Sales
    Toter
    Speaker
    Mike Schwalbach
    President
    Sierra Container Group
    Speaker
    Scott Downer
    Director
    Cascade Cart Solutions
    Moderator
    Sean Mason
    Vice President
    Sierra Container Group
    Speaker
    Steve Fenzl
    President
    FleetGenius
    Wednesday, May 11
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Wednesday, May 11:  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Room:   W213
    • Session Number:  W611ESP
    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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    Speaker
    Daniel Pagan
    President / Former Secretary
    Asesores Ambientales y Educativos / Department of Natural and Environmental Resources
    Moderator
    David Espinoza
    Senior Principal Geo-environmental Engineer
    GeoSyntec Consultants
    Speaker
    Manuel Hernandez N/A
    Executive Vice President
    Progressive Environmental
    Speaker
    Michelle Salas
    President
    Lady Green Miami Recycling Co.
    Thursday, May 12
    7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, May 12:  7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Thursday, May 12
    8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Thursday, May 12:  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Room:   W311
    • Session Number:  TWRKSHP4
    Safety is a No. 1 focus for the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the industry as a whole....

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    • Workshop
    Speaker
    Amy Soderquist
    Director of Sales - EV Operations
    SEAM Group
    Speaker
    Bryan Fenster
    Safety Director
    Republic Services
    Speaker
    Jeff Martin lytx.com
    VP- Safety Services
    Lytx. Inc.
    Speaker
    Jim Frederick
    Deputy Assistant Secretary
    OSHA
    Speaker
    Jim Olson
    Vice President, Safety
    Republic Services
    Moderator
    Kirk Sander
    Chief of Staff and Vice President of Safety and Standards
    National Waste and Recycling Association
    • Thursday, May 12:  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Room:   W316
    • Session Number:  TWRKSHP3
    Should we “recycle everything, all the time” or “when in doubt, throw it out”? These are popular and frequently asked...

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    • Workshop
    • Thursday, May 12:  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Room:   W224
    • Session Number:  TWRKSHP1
    This is a comprehensive workshop that will guide the attendee in understanding all the important aspects of diverting food waste...

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    • Workshop
    • Thursday, May 12:  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Room:   W219
    • Session Number:  TWRKSHP2
    Attendees will learn: Why Zero Waste is the fastest, most cost-effective way communities can reduce climate change impacts, promote local sustainability...

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    • Workshop
    Thursday, May 12
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, May 12:  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Do business with 600+ exhibitors. Vist the suppliers who are supporting and leading the industry. View a current list of Exhibitors....
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