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Conference & Special Events: May 6-9, 2024

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

Monday, May 06
7:45 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday, May 06:  7:45 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Room:   W322-327
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Monday, May 06
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Monday, May 06:  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Room:   W222-223
Moderator: Jim Miller, JR Miller & Associates Waste to Renewable Energy: Demystifying Anaerobic Digestion. Ashwani Kumar, Chief Operating Engineer, Vanguard Renewables Bringing...

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  • Session
Speaker
Ashwani Kumar
Chief Operating Engineer
Vanguard Renewables
Moderator
Jim Miller SE
CEO | Solid Waste Industry Leader
J.R. Miller & Associates, Inc.
Speaker
Michael Leopold
CEO
Convertus Group
Speaker
Shawn Kreloff
Founder & CEO
Bioenergy Devco
Speaker
Thomas Gratz
Sales Manager
Hitachi Zosen Inova USA LLC
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  • Monday, May 06:  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Room:   W224-225
Moderator: Lana Suarez, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  Moving up the Hierarchy – Practical and Impactful Wasted Food Solutions for Commercial and...

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Speaker
Avecita Jones
Senior Program Manager
City of Carlsbad
Speaker
Jessica Regan
CIO and Co-Founder
FoodMesh
Speaker
Lorenzo Macaluso
Director of Client Services
RecyclingWorks/Center for EcoTechnology
Speaker
Molly Reeves
Senior Environmental Specialist
City of Carlsbad
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Monday, May 06
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Monday, May 06:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Room:   W213-214
Videos and podcasts have literally “made brands,” and their impact is prevalent in the waste industry as well. Within our...

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  • Session
Speaker
Brett Eckart
United Metals Recycling
Moderator
Gage Edwards
Content Producer
Waste360
Speaker
Jennifer Betts
CEO Recycled Media
ScrapTrader
Speaker
Ms  Sara Fuentes
Co-founder and President
SmartWaste Inc.
Speaker
Stefanie Valentic
Editorial Director
Waste360
Tracks: 
  • Monday, May 06:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Room:   W217-218
What do recycling operations look like after extended producer responsibility (EPR) is implemented in the states that have passed legislation...

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Moderator
Cody Marshall
Chief System Optimization Officer
The Recycling Partnership
Speaker
Dylan de Thomas
VP of Public Policy & Government Affairs
The Recycling Partnership
Speaker
Julia Mangin
Recology
Speaker
Shannon Crawford Gay
Director, Recycling and Environmental Policy
WM
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  • Monday, May 06:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Room:   W311-312
Technological advancements, intelligent transportation systems and artificial intelligence (AI) have revealed new opportunities to advance both fleet safety and productivity....

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Moderator
Don Diego Padilla II N/A
Vice President of Sales
Safe Fleet
Speaker
Jeremiah Mancini
Global Sales EVP
Forward Thinking Systems
Speaker
Mark Regan
President & CEO
SmarTruckHD - A Rearview Systems Company
Speaker
Phil Lamb
Managing Director
WasteVision AI
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  • Monday, May 06:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Room:   W220-221
In the wake of climate change and the market’s swiftly evolving demands, sustainability has become a must-have for companies of...

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    Speaker
    Tequila Smith
    Chief Sustainability Officer
    Covanta
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    Monday, May 06
    8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
    • Monday, May 06:  8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
    Monday, May 06
    9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Monday, May 06:  9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Room:   W224-225
    Moderator: Dr. Stuart Buckner, Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC • Eliminating Hunger & Waste at Ahold Delhaize USA. Justin LaCroix, Director of...

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    • Keynote
    Moderator
    Dr. Stuart Buckner
    President
    Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC
    Speaker
    Justin LaCroix
    Director of Sustainable Operations & Brand Lead
    Health & Sustainability
    Speaker
    Ryan Begin
    CEO and Co-Founder
    Divert
    Tracks: 
    • Monday, May 06:  9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Room:   W224-225
    Moderator: Dr. Stuart Buckner, Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC • Eliminating Hunger & Waste at Ahold Delhaize USA. Justin LaCroix, Director of...

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    • Keynote
    Moderator
    Dr. Stuart Buckner
    President
    Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC
    Speaker
    Justin LaCroix
    Director of Sustainable Operations & Brand Lead
    Health & Sustainability
    Speaker
    Ryan Begin
    CEO and Co-Founder
    Divert
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    Monday, May 06
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Monday, May 06:  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Room:   W311-312
    It is 3 a.m. and you’re notified of a horrific crash involving one of your vehicles. What do you do?...

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    • Session
    Speaker
    Dan Katt
    Corporate Loss Control Manager
    Rumpke Waste & Recycling
    Speaker
    Mike Cappel
    Loss Control Manager
    Rumpke Waste & Recycling
    Tracks: 
    • Monday, May 06:  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Room:   W213-214
    The waste and recycling industry is quickly adopting advanced technologies to automate the identification and sorting of recyclables. One of...

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    • Session
    Speaker
    Chase Brumfield
    Site Reliability Engineering Manager
    AMP
    Speaker
    Javier Erazo
    Waste Connections
    Speaker
    Matt Cougle
    COO
    Cougle's Recycling
    Tracks: 
    • Monday, May 06:  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Room:   W220-221
    Have you set your 2030 Sustainability Goal yet? Are you concerned that you’ll have to spend tons of money to...

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      Speaker
      Timothy Oliver
      Partner
      Oliver Aguirre, LLC
      Speaker
      Tom Gonser
      President
      GDT Advantage
      Tracks: 
      • Monday, May 06:  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Room:   W315-316
      Imagine you have a goal of building a new processing facility. After gathering data and outbound specs, you identify a...

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        Speaker
        Joe Guidice
        Solid Waste Director
        City of Mesa
        Speaker
        Matt Todd
        Senior Consultant, RRS; Representative, FPI
        Resource Recycling Systems (RRS)
        Speaker
        Tim Langlois
        Sr. Director of Operations, Solutions
        Casella
        Moderator
        Mr  Will Herzog
        Western Region Sales Manager
        Machinex Technologies Inc.
        Tracks: 
        Monday, May 06
        11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Monday, May 06:  11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Room:   W224-225
        Ben Kuethe, Vice President of Customer Solutions & Success, Divert Brianna Kramer, Senior Manager, Corporate Retail Operations & Sustainability, Kroger   In this joint speaking session, Divert and Kroger will discuss the value of a comprehensive solution in tackling the wasted food crisis and helping businesses meet their ESG goals. In a case study...
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        Speaker
        Ben Kuethe
        Divert Inc
        Speaker
        Breanna Kramer
        Admin Support Supervisor
        RWI Enhanced Evaporation
        Tracks: 
        Monday, May 06
        11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
        • Monday, May 06:  11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
        • Room:   W222-223
        Moderator: Gary Bilbro. EcoSafe Zero Waste USA Developments in the Processing of Organic Fraction from MSW (OFMSW). Eric Herbert, CEO Zero Waste Energy, President Bulk Handling Systems. OR Recovery and Processing of Organics from Mixed Waste. Jim Miller, JR Miller & Associates. CA Mechanical Biological Organics & MSW Treatment: Examples of Best Practices...
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        Speaker
        Aurel Lubke
        Founder
        Compost Systems of Austria
        Speaker
        Bert Dierick
        Sales Engineer
        DRANCO nv
        Speaker
        Bruno Mattheeuws
        PR Manager
        DRANCO
        Speaker
        Eric Herbert
        Founder and CEO
        Zero Waste Energy, LLC
        Moderator
        Gary Bilbro
        Director of Sales
        EcoSafe Zero Waste
        Speaker
        Jim Miller SE
        CEO | Solid Waste Industry Leader
        J.R. Miller & Associates, Inc.
        Speaker
        Luc De Baere
        President
        DRANCO Inc.
        Speaker
        Orion Black-Brown
        Director of Operations
        Green Mountain Technologies Founder
        Tracks: 
        Monday, May 06
        11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
        • Monday, May 06:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
        • Room:   W213-214
        In this session, you will hear from two leading materials management companies about the unique partnership they formed to advance...

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        • Session
        Speaker
        Bradley Smith
        Director
        Grundon
        Speaker
        Liza Casella
        VP, Sales & Organic Growth
        Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
        Speaker
        Owen George
        Commercial & Resource Strategy Manager
        Grundon
        Speaker
        Paul Ligon
        Senior Vice President of Sustainable Growth
        Casella
        Tracks: 
        • Monday, May 06:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
        • Room:   W220-221
        Across the value chain, glass is a stand-out leader given it’s a material with a clear end-market. Join a session...

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          Speaker
          Becky Reichenbach
          Corporate Marketing Recycling Specialist
          Rumpke Waste & Recycling
          Speaker
          Grayson Rutherford
          Redwave
          Moderator
          Michael Timpane
          Partner, Vice President
          Resource Recycling Systems (RRS)
          Speaker
          Scott DeFife
          President
          Glass Packaging Institute
          Tracks: 
          • Monday, May 06:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
          • Room:   W217-218
          Landfills are a critical foundation of America’s infrastructure but are also coming under more scrutiny from regulators, activists and opportunistic...

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          • Session
          Moderator
          Jimmy Slaughter
          Principal
          Beveridge & Diamond
          Speaker
          Robert Longo
          VP and Managing General Counsel
          WM
          Speaker
          Shelley Sayward
          Senior Vice President & General Counsel
          Casella
          Tracks: 
          • Monday, May 06:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
          • Room:   W311-312
          Drivers in the waste and recycling industry need to be alert at all times, especially when backing vehicles. Vehicle backing...

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          • Session
          Speaker
          Caroline Cooper
          Vice President
          Global Sensor Systems Inc.
          Speaker
          David Hofacker
          Senior Marketing Manager, ADAS - HVOR
          Sensata Technologies
          Moderator
          Ryan Brandos Lytx.com
          Senior Key Account Manager
          Lytx
          Speaker
          Travis Hout
          Fleet and Facilities Manager, Public Works
          City of Venice, Florida
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          Monday, May 06
          12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
          • Monday, May 06:  12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
          • Room:   W224-225
          During this joint agency session, representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration will share an update on the tools, resources, and funding opportunities regarding food loss and waste reduction. Agency representatives will highlight new and existing federal efforts, such as the Interagency Collaborative,...
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          Moderator
          Jean Buzby
          USDA Food Loss and Waste Liaison
          U.S. Department of Agriculture
          Speaker
          Lana Suarez
          Associate Chief, Materials Management Branch
          U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
          Speaker
          Nika Larian
          Senior Nutrition Advisor for Food Safety
          USAID
          Speaker
          Priya Kadam
          Senior Advisor, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
          U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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          Monday, May 06
          1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
          • Monday, May 06:  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
          • Room:   W217-218
          The construction industry is one of the largest contributors to global waste generation. Finding effective ways to recycle and repurpose...

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          • Session
          Speaker
          Jerame Renteria
          Greenwaste
          Moderator
          Richard Ludt
          Director of Environmental Affairs/LEED AP
          Interior Removal Specialist, Inc.
          Speaker
          Rody Taylor
          Kansas City Dumpsters
          Speaker
          Terri Ward
          Executive Director/CEO
          CDRA
          Tracks: 
          • Monday, May 06:  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
          • Room:   W315-316
          Each year, Waste360 asks the industry to lift up their young professionals for recognition and honor them as a new...

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            Moderator
            Gage Edwards
            Content Producer
            Waste360
            Tracks: 
            • Monday, May 06:  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
            • Room:   W220-221
            Businesses are key to making the world a better place through sustainable action as they already balance many stakeholders -...

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            • Session
            Speaker
            Kristin Kinder
            Vice President of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability
            Wastequip
            Speaker
            Tara Hemmer
            Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer
            WM
            Tracks: 
            Monday, May 06
            1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
            • Monday, May 06:  1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
            • Room:   W222-223
            Moderator: Tracie Onstad Bills, HDR Permitting a Composting Facility: challenges and strategies. Baraka Poulin, Director of Business Development, Engineered Compost System's (ECS). WA Small Scale In-Vessel ASP Hybrid Food Waste Composting. Jeff Gage, Director of Consulting, Green Mountain Technologies (GMT). WA  Air Permitting Composting Facilities. Patrick Sullivan, Senior Vice President, SCS Engineers. CA Composting...
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            Speaker
            Baraka Poulin
            Engineered Compost Systems
            Speaker
            Beverly Westle
            Managing Director
            EIP Ventures
            Speaker
            Brian Fuchs
            North America Representative
            Sustainable Generation
            Speaker
            Jeff Gage
            Director of Consulting
            Green Mountain Technologies (GMT)
            Speaker
            Patrick Sullivan REPA, CPP, BCES
            Senior Vice President
            SCS Engineers
            Moderator
            Tracie Onstad Bills
            West Region Waste Business Development Leader
            HDR
            Tracks: 
            Monday, May 06
            2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
            • Monday, May 06:  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
            • Room:   W224-225
            During this session, PCFWC and PCFWC Signatory Sprouts Farmers Market, will discuss Sprouts’ unique and impactful approach to reducing waste at the store level through its partnership with WM. Attendees will learn about methods for growing a culture of sustainability among employees, how to channel data to affect store-level food...
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            Moderator
            Anne Garsztka
            WWF, World Wildlife Fund Food Loss and Waste team
            Speaker
            Deanna Moore
            National Accounts Manager
            WM
            Speaker
            Natasha Tofil
            ESG Analyst
            Sprouts Farmers Market
            Tracks: 
            Monday, May 06
            3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
            • Monday, May 06:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
            • Room:   W315-316
            This session will break down key races including president, U.S. Senate, U.S. House representatives, key state races and ballot initiatives....

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              Moderator
              Jim Riley
              Chief Counsel & Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
              National Waste & Recycling Association
              Moderator
              Kirk Sander
              Chief of Staff and Vice President of Safety and Standards
              National Waste and Recycling Association
              Speaker
              Scott Jennings
              Republican Strategist
              Tracks: 
              • Monday, May 06:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
              • Room:   W311
              In this session, attendees will hear a firsthand account of three top executives in the waste and recycling industry who...

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              • Session
              Speaker
              Bob Shallenberger
              COO
              Interco / Critical Mineral Recovery
              Speaker
              David DeVito
              COO
              Resource Waste
              Speaker
              George Thompson PhD
              CEO
              Chemply
              Moderator
              Ryan Fogelman
              VP of Fire Protection Solutions
              FireRover
              Tracks: 
              • Monday, May 06:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
              • Room:   W213-214
              Session description and speakers to come. Technology & Innovation Track Sponsor: ...
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              Tracks: 
              • Monday, May 06:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
              • Room:   W217-218
              Description and speakers to come....
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              Monday, May 06
              3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
              • Monday, May 06:  3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
              • Room:   W224-225
              This panel will discuss maximizing cooperation between all sectors to expand food recovery and reduce food waste. We'll explore how partnerships, such as the Orange County Hunger Alliance, can reduce food insecurity and food waste, address social determinants of health, and enhance community outcomes. Through collaboration, we can optimize the...
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              Speaker
              Gregory Scott
              President & CEO
              Community Action Partnership of Orange County
              Speaker
              Mike Learakos
              Executive Director
              Abound Food Care
              Speaker
              Tom Koutroulis
              Director, County of Orange
              OC Waste and Recycling
              Speaker
              Victoria Torres
              Director of Community Impact
              Samueli Foundation
              Tracks: 
              Monday, May 06
              3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
              • Monday, May 06:  3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
              • Room:   W222-223
              Moderator: Debra Darby, Tetra Tech Raising Capital and Financing in the Organics and Food Recovery Industries. Robert Lubin, Managing Director, Corporate Fuel Advisors. NY Stillage to RNG: Sustainable Growth & Revenue Diversification. Noah Carlson, Senior Application Engineer, BIOFerm  Next Generation of Biogas Projects by Leveraging Energy Storage. Kelly Sarber, CEO, Strategic Project Management,...
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              Moderator
              Debra Darby
              Manager Organics Sustainability Solutions
              Tetra Tech
              Speaker
              Jan Allen
              Founder & Chief Inventor
              Chomp
              Speaker
              Kelly Sarber
              President & CEO
              Strategic Management Group
              Speaker
              Luigi Castelli
              President
              BioMRF Technologies, Inc.
              Speaker
              Noah Carlson
              Senior Application Engineer
              BIOFerm
              Speaker
              Robert Lubin
              Managing Director
              Corporate Fuel Advisors
              Tracks: 
              Monday, May 06
              6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
              • Monday, May 06:  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
              Location: AREA15 (offsite) Kick off your WasteExpo experience at the best party in town -- the WasteExpo Welcome Reception. Complimentary food, open bars, and live music make this one of the best ways to spend a Monday night... even in Las Vegas. Sponsored by: Rehrig Pacific Company **Tickets Required (Included with Premium Pass...
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              Tuesday, May 07
              8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
              • Tuesday, May 07:  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
              • Room:   W222-223
              Moderator: Gary Bilbro. EcoSafe Zero Waste USA City of Somerville Zero Waste Plan. Debra C. Darby, Manager Organics Sustainability Solutions, Tetra...

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              • Session
              Speaker
              Adam Mitchell
              Boro Wide, NY
              Speaker
              Debra Darby
              Manager Organics Sustainability Solutions
              Tetra Tech
              Moderator
              Gary Bilbro
              Director of Sales
              EcoSafe Zero Waste
              Speaker
              James Roska, P.E.
              LA Sanitation & Environment (LASAN)
              Speaker
              Jeff Phillips
              Tracks: 
              • Tuesday, May 07:  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
              • Event
              Tuesday, May 07
              8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
              • Tuesday, May 07:  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
              • Room:   W228-229
              View Full Healthcare Waste Conference agenda. Tabletops: West Halls, W231-W233, Level 2  Conference: West Halls, W228-W229, Level 2...
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              Tuesday, May 07
              8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
              • Tuesday, May 07:  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
              • Room:   W224-225
              The Food and Drug Administration has estimated that 30%-40% of the food supply is wasted. Meanwhile, the USDA reports that over 10% of households in the US are food insecure.  Across the globe, efforts to recover edible food are taking center stage. In this session, you will hear about three...
              • Session

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              Speaker
              Brennah Pohlmann Moellendorf
              Zero Waste Specialist
              Go2Zero Strategies
              Speaker
              Judi Gregory
              President
              Go2Zero Strategies
              Speaker
              Kim Braun
              Project Director, Municipal Food Recovery Program
              Go2Zero Strategies
              Tracks: 
              Tuesday, May 07
              8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
              • Tuesday, May 07:  8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
              Tuesday, May 07
              8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
              • Tuesday, May 07:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
              • Room:   W315-316
              What’s the difference between being busy and being productive? What’s the problem with thinking, talking, or trying? And why is...

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                Speaker
                Andy Weins
                Owner
                Green Up Solutions LLC
                Tracks: 
                • Tuesday, May 07:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
                • Room:   W311-312
                We’ve all likely heard the phrase “If you see something, say something.” This especially applies to illegal dumping, which is...

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                • Session
                Speaker
                Ms  Amy Slagle
                Acting Assistant Director
                City of Austin, Austin Resource Recovery
                Speaker
                Erik Grabowsky
                Chief, Solid Waste Bureau
                Arlington County
                Moderator
                Will Flower
                Senior Vice President - Corporate and Public Affairs
                Winters Bros. Waste Systems
                Tracks: 
                • Tuesday, May 07:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
                • Room:   W220-221
                You’ve encouraged public transportation and carbon-reduction and offsets for travel, you’ve done your best to eliminate all single-use plastic, you’ve...

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                  Speaker
                  Lee Spivak
                  Director, Advisory Services
                  WM
                  Moderator
                  Meghan Ibach
                  Product & Zero Waste Specialist
                  ECO Products
                  Speaker
                  Neel Vasavada
                  MUSE Advisory Board Member and Founder & CEO
                  Overdrive Energy Solutions
                  Speaker
                  Olivia Burns
                  Environmental Specialist, Office of Sustainability
                  Clark County Department of Environment and Sustainability
                  Tracks: 
                  • Tuesday, May 07:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
                  • Room:   W213-214
                  Landfill emissions are inevitable; however, there are a range of advanced technologies to reduce these emissions and monitor and verify...

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                  • Session
                  Speaker
                  Amy Banister
                  Senior Director Air Programs
                  WM
                  Speaker
                  Dane Silva
                  ABB
                  Speaker
                  Melinda Sims
                  LoCI Controls
                  Speaker
                  Dr.  Tia Scarpelli, Ph.D.
                  Research Scientist
                  Carbon Mapper
                  Moderator
                  Tom Frankiewicz
                  Waste Methane Subject Matter Expert
                  RMI
                  Tracks: 
                  Tuesday, May 07
                  9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
                  • Tuesday, May 07:  9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
                  • Room:   W224-225
                  In this session, professionals from across the food space will explore opportunities for food manufacturers, CPG brands, and foodservice providers to drive sustainability through minimizing waste and incorporating upcycled products. Attendees will learn effective strategies for marketing, with an emphasis on internal alignment, to the expanding sustainable consumer base, amplifying...
                  • Session

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                  Moderator
                  Eva Goulbourne
                  Founder & CEO
                  Littlefoot Ventures
                  Speaker
                  Harry Tannenbarum
                  Co-Founder and CEO
                  Mill
                  Speaker
                  Leslie Sarasin
                  CEO
                  Food Marketing Institute
                  Speaker
                  Suzanne Landry
                  Vice President of Wellness and Sustainability, Eurest
                  Compass Group
                  Tracks: 
                  Tuesday, May 07
                  9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
                  • Tuesday, May 07:  9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
                  Speaker
                  Anne Germain
                  COO & SVP of Technical and Regulatory Affairs
                  National Waste & Recycling Association
                  Speaker
                  Bob Spurgin https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobspurgin1313/
                  Founder / President
                  Spurgin & Associates
                  Speaker
                  Elise Paeffgen
                  Partner
                  Alston & Bird LLP
                  Tuesday, May 07
                  9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
                  • Tuesday, May 07:  9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
                  Learn about legislative and regulatory updates that may impact those involved in healthcare waste generation and management. Also hear about the National Waste & Recycling Association Healthcare Waste Institute’s (HWI) activities over the past year related to regulatory and legislative support as well as issues that HWI monitors for its...
                  • Session

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                  Speaker
                  Cara Simaga
                  Senior Director Regulatory Affairs
                  Stericycle
                  Tuesday, May 07
                  9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
                  • Tuesday, May 07:  9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
                  • Room:   W222-223
                  Moderator: Veronica Pardo, Resource Recovery Coalition of California The Good the Bad and the Ugly; Edible Food and Organic Diversion Lessons that Drive Successful Programs and Practices. Patti Toews, Sustainability/Waste Management Solutions Provider, APTIM. LA Partnerships for Successful Organics Diversion. Gary A. Bilbro. EcoSafe Zero Waste USA, Inc. Using Waste Data to get...
                  • Session

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                  Speaker
                  Gary Bilbro
                  Director of Sales
                  EcoSafe Zero Waste
                  Speaker
                  Jeff Menke
                  President
                  Terra Pacific Waste Management
                  Speaker
                  Jonathan Levy
                  Project Director
                  Go2Zero Strategies
                  Speaker
                  Laura Rosenshine
                  Founder
                  Common Ground Compost LLC
                  Speaker
                  Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli
                  Co-Founder + CEO
                  WA+TS (Waste Administration + Tracking Software)
                  Speaker
                  Ms  Patti Toews
                  Sustainability/Waste Management Solutions Provider
                  APTIM
                  Moderator
                  Veronica Pardo
                  Regulatory Affairs Director
                  Resource Recovery Coalition of CA
                  Tracks: 
                  Tuesday, May 07
                  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                  • Tuesday, May 07:  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                  • Room:   W307-310
                  Back at the helm of Waste Connections, President and CEO Ron Mittelstaedt sits down with National Waste & Recycling Association Interim President and CEO Jim Riley for a candid conversation about what it’s been like transitioning from executive chairman back to president and CEO; how the company continues to grow...
                  • Spotlight Session

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                  Speaker
                  Jim Riley
                  Chief Counsel & Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
                  National Waste & Recycling Association
                  Speaker
                  Ronald Mittelstaedt
                  President and Chief Executive Officer
                  Waste Connections
                  Tuesday, May 07
                  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
                  • Tuesday, May 07:  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
                  • Room:   Exhibit Hall
                  Tuesday, May 07
                  10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
                  • Tuesday, May 07:  10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
                  In this session, attendees will learn about current fraud trends including check fraud and business email compromise fraud schemes, how to identify potential red flags, best practices for fraud prevention in these areas and more. ...
                  • Event

                  Session details

                  Adjudicator
                  Mary Gray
                  CEO
                  EnviroTain
                  Tuesday, May 07
                  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
                  • Tuesday, May 07:  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
                  • Room:   W224-225
                  Moderator: Lorenzo Macaluso, Center for EcoTechnology Pioneering Progress: Enhancing Organizational Innovation to Combat Food Waste. Matthew Aronson, CRO, Verdant Technologies Sharing the Abundance: How one tangerine from a single tree became nearly a half a billion pounds of fresh produce recovered, donated, and distributed to hundreds of hunger relief organizations. Amir Zambrino,...
                  • Session

                  Session details

                  Speaker
                  Mr.  Amir Zambrano
                  Managing Director of Programs
                  Food Forward
                  Speaker
                  Evan Lutz
                  President
                  Hungry Harvest
                  Speaker
                  Laura Hann
                  Moderator
                  Lorenzo Macaluso
                  Director of Client Services
                  RecyclingWorks/Center for EcoTechnology
                  Speaker
                  Matthew Aronson
                  Chief Revenue Officer
                  Verdant Technologies
                  Tracks: 
                  Tuesday, May 07
                  10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
                  • Tuesday, May 07:  10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
                  Tuesday, May 07
                  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                  • Tuesday, May 07:  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                  • Room:   W220-221
                    Speaker
                    Ryan Melsert
                    CEO/CTO
                    American Battery Technology Company
                    Tracks: 
                    • Tuesday, May 07:  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                    • Room:   W217-218
                    Each year, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) recognizes companies, organizations or individuals who have made substantial contributions to...

                    Session details

                    • Session
                    Speaker
                    Mr  Jagadeesh “JD” Ambati
                    CEO and Founder
                    EverestLabs is a climate tech company and developer of RecycleOS℠, the first AI-enabled operating system for solving critical problems in recycling plants or materials recovery facilities (MRFs).
                    Speaker
                    Jonathan Murray
                    Murphy Road Recycling
                    Speaker
                    Kirk Steed
                    General Manager
                    Recology
                    Moderator
                    Paul Ross
                    Vice President
                    American Waste Control
                    Speaker
                    Tom Ferretti
                    Balcones
                    Tracks: 
                    • Tuesday, May 07:  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                    • Room:   W213-214
                    In this roundtable, chief information officers (CIOs) will come together to share how cutting-edge technology is not just transforming but...

                    Session details

                    • Session
                    Tracks: 
                    • Tuesday, May 07:  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                    • Room:   W315-316
                    In today’s ever-evolving business landscape, CEOs, business unit leaders, functional heads and others play a pivotal role in steering organizations...

                    Session details

                      Speaker
                      Brendon Pantano
                      Chief Executive Officer
                      Coastal Waste & Recycling, Inc.
                      Speaker
                      Derek Lokey
                      Excecutive Vice President
                      Teamalytics
                      Speaker
                      Frank Antonacci
                      COO
                      USA Hauling & Recycling
                      Moderator
                      Patti Hamilton
                      Vice President, Brand & Culture
                      Coastal Waste & Recycling
                      Tracks: 
                      • Tuesday, May 07:  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                      • Room:   W311-312
                      The City of New York Department of Sanitation recently awarded 10-year contracts as part of a historic shift in how...

                      Session details

                      • Session
                      Moderator
                      Cole Rosengren
                      Lead Editor
                      Waste Dive
                      Moderator
                      Domenic Monopoli
                      Filco Carting
                      Speaker
                      Josh Haraf
                      Interstate
                      Speaker
                      Thomas Toscano
                      CEO & President
                      Mr. T Carting
                      Tracks: 
                      Tuesday, May 07
                      11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
                      • Tuesday, May 07:  11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
                      In this session, the speakers will delve into the pressing challenge of the current shortage in hazardous waste incineration capacity. Explore the causes, consequences, and potential solutions as they navigate the complexities of managing and disposing of hazardous wastes in an environmentally responsible manner. Join us and discover actionable insights...
                      • Session

                      Session details

                      Speaker
                      Elise Paeffgen
                      Partner
                      Alston & Bird LLP
                      Adjudicator
                      Mr.  Rudy Vingris
                      Tuesday, May 07
                      11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
                      • Tuesday, May 07:  11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
                      • Room:   W222-223
                      With the passage of SB 1383, California set an ambitious goal to reduce organic waste disposal 75% by 2025. In this presentation, participants will learn about California’s progress in statewide organic waste recycling and surplus food recovery, how waste service providers are helping local government achieve compliance and the truth behind...
                      • Session

                      Session details

                      Speaker
                      Monica White
                      Edgar & Associates
                      Speaker
                      Tracie Onstad Bills
                      West Region Waste Business Development Leader
                      HDR
                      Moderator
                      Veronica Pardo
                      Regulatory Affairs Director
                      Resource Recovery Coalition of CA
                      Tracks: 
                      Tuesday, May 07
                      12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
                      • Tuesday, May 07:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
                      Tuesday, May 07
                      12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
                      • Tuesday, May 07:  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
                      Tuesday, May 07
                      12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
                      • Tuesday, May 07:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
                      • Room:   W311-312
                      Between supply chain issues, budget constraints and additional barriers, the purchase of quality, used equipment has become commonplace. Learn what...

                      Session details

                      • Session
                      Speaker
                      Sunjay Dodani
                      CEO
                      Revvo Technologies Inc
                      Moderator
                      Tim Bath
                      Rumpke Waste & Recycling
                      Speaker
                      Tom Hirt
                      President
                      FSK Equipment & Supply, Inc.
                      Tracks: 
                      • Tuesday, May 07:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
                      • Room:   W217-218
                      In this session, industry leaders in landfill engineering, permitting, construction and operation will discuss the most significant issues currently challenging...

                      Session details

                        Speaker
                        Dave Vladic
                        Republic Services
                        Speaker
                        Kurt Shaner
                        Eastern Region Engineering Manager
                        Waste Connections
                        Moderator
                        Steve Menoff
                        Senior Vice President
                        CEC
                        Speaker
                        Tony Pelletier
                        GFL Environmental
                        Tracks: 
                        • Tuesday, May 07:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
                        • Room:   W213-214
                        Session description and speakers to come. Technology & Innovation Track Sponsor: ...
                        • Session
                        Moderator
                        Ryan Brandos Lytx.com
                        Senior Key Account Manager
                        Lytx
                        Tracks: 
                        • Tuesday, May 07:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
                        • Room:   W315-316
                        Curious how deals in the waste and recycling industry come together? Join us for an insightful conversation with two of...

                        Session details

                          Speaker
                          Joe Cassin
                          Vice President of Business Development
                          WM
                          Moderator
                          Michael O'Connor
                          Managing Partner
                          Rio Grande Waste Services, Inc.
                          Speaker
                          Rick Wojahn
                          Former Vice President of Business Development
                          Waste Connections
                          Tracks: 
                          Tuesday, May 07
                          1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
                          • Tuesday, May 07:  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
                          • Room:   W222-223
                          Moderator: Tracie Onstad Bills, HDR Greening a City: Implementing New Organic Waste Recycling Collection. Conrad Wear, Deputy Director, and Andrea Deleon,...

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                          • Session
                          Speaker
                          Andrea Deleon
                          Interim Program Manager
                          The City of San Diego, Environmental Services Department
                          Speaker
                          Conrad Wear
                          Deputy Director
                          The City of San Diego, Environmental Services Department
                          Speaker
                          Dan Israel
                          Compost Crew
                          Speaker
                          Mr.  Eric Camirand
                          Founder & CEO
                          Speaker
                          Rachel Manning
                          Program Lead
                          Curbside Composting
                          Moderator
                          Tracie Onstad Bills
                          West Region Waste Business Development Leader
                          HDR
                          Speaker
                          Mr.  Tyler Frank
                          Founder and CEO
                          Garbage to Garden
                          Tracks: 
                          • Tuesday, May 07:  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
                          • Room:   W224-225
                          Moderator: Jean Buzby, U.S Department of Agriculture Measurement and Beyond: Driving Food Waste Prevention in Foodservice through Technology and Behavior Change....

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                          • Session
                          Speaker
                          Brian Roe PhD
                          Van Buren Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics
                          Ohio State University
                          Speaker
                          Ignacio Ramirez
                          Winnow North
                          Moderator
                          Jean Buzby
                          USDA Food Loss and Waste Liaison
                          U.S. Department of Agriculture
                          Speaker
                          Jessica Regan
                          CIO and Co-Founder
                          FoodMesh
                          Speaker
                          Ran Li
                          Ohio State University
                          Speaker
                          Steven Finn
                          Vice President of Food Waste Prevention
                          LeanPath, Inc
                          Tracks: 
                          Tuesday, May 07
                          1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
                          • Tuesday, May 07:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
                          This interactive session focuses on the basics of pharmaceutical waste compliance and management geared toward those who are in the business or looking to get into the business of transporting or treating this waste stream. The panel of experts will discuss pharmaceutical waste types, transport and treatment of pharmaceutical waste,...
                          • Session

                          Session details

                          Moderator
                          Cara Simaga
                          Senior Director Regulatory Affairs
                          Stericycle
                          Tuesday, May 07
                          2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
                          • Tuesday, May 07:  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
                          • Room:   W307-310
                          8 out of 10 Americans report recycling is worth the effort, yet in homes with curbside recycling collection, over half of recyclables end up in the trash. Why? We know recycling is complex and highly interdependent. We also know there is a correlation between confidence and positive recycling behaviors. The Recycling...
                          • Spotlight Session

                          Session details

                          Speaker
                          Cody Marshall
                          Chief System Optimization Officer
                          The Recycling Partnership
                          Speaker
                          Nicholas Trout
                          Supplier Development Administrator II
                          Sourcewell
                          Tracks: 
                          Tuesday, May 07
                          2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
                          • Tuesday, May 07:  2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
                          This session will discuss the current state of the insurance market, what to expect for the coming year and ideas on how to mitigate the premium increases....
                          • Session

                          Session details

                          Speaker
                          Mr  Nathan Brainard
                          Vice President
                          Insurance Office of America
                          Tuesday, May 07
                          2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
                          • Tuesday, May 07:  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
                          • Room:   W213-214
                          Company leadership needs assurance that their organization is compliant with safety and compliance requirements. Without a consistent platform, compliance becomes...

                          Session details

                          • Session
                          Speaker
                          Peter Tinkham
                          Assistant Vice President
                          WSP
                          Speaker
                          Selin Hoboy
                          Vice President, EHS & Compliance
                          GFL Environmental
                          Tracks: 
                          • Tuesday, May 07:  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
                          • Room:   W311-312
                          Drivers from the public and private sides of the waste and recycling industry come together to provide insights and best...

                          Session details

                          • Session
                          Moderator
                          Tony Cardamone
                          Vice President, Sales & Marketing
                          Concorde, Inc.
                          Tracks: 
                          • Tuesday, May 07:  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
                          • Room:   W220-221
                          Listen and participate in a lively discussion around plastic waste. Conversation will include how both mechanical and advanced recycling help...

                          Session details

                            Speaker
                            Cameron Funk
                            Chief Sustainability Officer
                            CheckSammy
                            Speaker
                            Ron Sherga
                            Vice President, New Market Group
                            Cyclyx
                            Tracks: 
                            Tuesday, May 07
                            2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
                            • Tuesday, May 07:  2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
                            Tuesday, May 07
                            2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
                            • Tuesday, May 07:  2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
                            40 Under 40 The Waste360 40 Under 40 awards program recognizes inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work in waste, recycling and organics has made a significant contribution to the industry. The winners are involved in every part of the waste and recycling industry, including haulers, municipalities,...
                            • Event

                            Session details

                            Tuesday, May 07
                            2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
                            • Tuesday, May 07:  2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
                            • Room:   W222-223
                            California’s Senate Bill 1383 requires jurisdictions across the state to minimize organic waste contamination by conducting route reviews (lid flips)...

                            Session details

                            • Session
                            Speaker
                            Cory Oskardmay
                            Waste Reduction and Sustainability Consultant
                            Go2Zero Strategies
                            Speaker
                            Elsie Lopez
                            Zero Waste Lead
                            Go2Zero Strategies
                            Speaker
                            Judi Gregory
                            President
                            Go2Zero Strategies
                            Tracks: 
                            • Tuesday, May 07:  2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
                            • Room:   W224-225
                            Melissa Kral, Senior Manager, Sustainability, Albertsons and Kimberly Smith, CEO, Copia  This fireside chat will unpack the sustainability and hunger reduction...

                            Session details

                            • Session
                            Speaker
                            Kimberly Smith
                            Chief Executive Officer
                            Speaker
                            Melissa Kral
                            Senior Manager, Sustainability
                            Albertsons
                            Tracks: 
                            Tuesday, May 07
                            3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
                            • Tuesday, May 07:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
                            What will the healthcare waste industry look like next year or five years? What should medical waste transporters and processors prepare for in order to remain successful? Join us to learn the answer to these questions and more....
                            • Session

                            Session details

                            Speaker
                            Mr.  Michael E. Hoffman
                            Group Head Diversified Industrials and Managing Director, Equity Research
                            Stifel
                            Moderator
                            Trey Krell www.bwaste.com
                            Vice President
                            Biomedical Waste Services, Inc.
                            Tuesday, May 07
                            3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
                            • Tuesday, May 07:  3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
                            Invitation Only Event. ...
                            • Event

                            Session details

                            Tuesday, May 07
                            3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
                            • Tuesday, May 07:  3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
                            • Room:   W222-223
                            Moderator: Debra Darby, Tetra Tech Household Level Techniques and Data for Curbside Collection of Food Scraps. Wayne Fenton, City of Durham Solid Waste Management. NC Smart Compost: Proven, effective, scalable system for multifamily residential food waste collection. Jeff Satwicz, VP Business Development, Bigbelly. MA Highest and Best use of Food Waste. Andrew Brousseau,...
                            • Session

                            Session details

                            Speaker
                            Andrew Brousseau
                            Black Earth Compost
                            Moderator
                            Debra Darby
                            Manager Organics Sustainability Solutions
                            Tetra Tech
                            Speaker
                            Jeff Satwicz
                            Vice President of Product Strategy & Engineering
                            Bigbelly
                            Speaker
                            Wayne Fenton
                            City of Durham Solid Waste Management
                            Tracks: 
                            Tuesday, May 07
                            3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
                            • Tuesday, May 07:  3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
                            • Room:   W224-225
                            In response to Senate Bill 1383, California’s short-lived climate pollutants regulation, the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment developed the Food Rescue in Food Insecure Communities (Food Rescue) Grants Program. LASAN awarded 13 Food Rescue micro- grants and 3 multi stakeholder Food Rescue macro grants totaling $612,000...
                            • Session

                            Session details

                            Speaker
                            Ana-Alicia Carr
                            Director of Policy and Coalitions
                            Los Angeles Food Policy Council
                            Speaker
                            Arnali Ray
                            Executive Director
                            Hollywood Food Coalition
                            Speaker
                            Ave Lambert
                            Executive Director
                            FEAST
                            Moderator
                            Michelle Mikesell
                            Food Rescue Programs Manager, Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment.
                            City of Los Angeles
                            Speaker
                            Nancy Beyda
                            Executive Director
                            Food Cycle LA
                            Tracks: 
                            Tuesday, May 07
                            4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                            • Tuesday, May 07:  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                            • Event
                            • Tuesday, May 07:  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                            • Room:   W220-221
                            Extended Producer Responsibility programs for paper and packaging are beginning to take shape in Colorado, California, Oregon, and Maine. These...

                            Session details

                              Speaker
                              Shane Buckingham
                              Program Planning Lead
                              Circular Action Alliance (CAA)
                              Tracks: 
                              • Tuesday, May 07:  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                              • Room:   W311-312
                              In this roundtable, independent haulers will discuss the many operational challenges and opportunities they face each day. From growing pains,...

                              Session details

                              • Session
                              Moderator
                              Cassidy Brauns
                              President & COO
                              Gatehouse Purchasing, Inc
                              Speaker
                              Josh Lee
                              Waste Eliminator
                              Speaker
                              Kerri Mead-Bell
                              President
                              Anchor Disposal
                              Speaker
                              Matt Parker
                              Capital Waste Services
                              Tracks: 
                              • Tuesday, May 07:  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                              • Room:   W217-218
                              In recent years, “odor-motivated” class action lawsuits against solid waste landfills have increased, and in some cases law firms are...

                              Session details

                              • Session
                              Speaker
                              Amy Romig
                              Partner
                              Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
                              Moderator
                              Bruce Schmucker n/a
                              Vice President of Engineering & Environmental Affairs
                              Clark-Floyd Landfill, LLC
                              Speaker
                              Thomas Rappolt
                              Office Director & Vice President
                              SCS Engineers
                              Speaker
                              Yvette Nadgir
                              Senior Claims Manager, Environmental Claims
                              West Field Group
                              Tracks: 
                              • Tuesday, May 07:  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                              • Room:   W315-316
                              Ever wonder what to make of the company earnings calls that follow the quarterly financial reporting of the publicly-traded solid...

                              Session details

                                Speaker
                                Leone Young
                                Principal
                                LTY ERC, LLC
                                Speaker
                                Mr.  Michael E. Hoffman
                                Group Head Diversified Industrials and Managing Director, Equity Research
                                Stifel
                                Tracks: 
                                Wednesday, May 08
                                8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
                                • Wednesday, May 08:  8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
                                • Room:   W228-229
                                View full Healthcare Waste Conference agenda. Tabletops: West Halls, W231-W233, Level 2  Conference: West Halls, W228-W229, Level 2 ...
                                • Event

                                Session details

                                Wednesday, May 08
                                8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
                                • Wednesday, May 08:  8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
                                • Room:   W222-223
                                Moderator: Debra Darby, Tetra Tech Building Compost Infrastructure: Enabling End of Life for Compostables. Alex Truelove, Legislation & Advocacy Manager, BPI. NY Compostable Plastics: Comparing Operator Experiences with Outcomes from Lab Trials. Baraka Poulin, Director of Business Development, Engineered Compost System's (ECS). WA Compostable Packaging and Emerging Regulatory Challenges: Where California labeling requirements...
                                • Session

                                Session details

                                Speaker
                                Baraka Poulin
                                Engineered Compost Systems
                                Speaker
                                Debra Darby
                                Manager Organics Sustainability Solutions
                                Tetra Tech
                                Speaker
                                Erin Levine
                                Resource Recovery Manager
                                World Centric
                                Speaker
                                Neil Edgar
                                Senior Project Manager / Executive Director & Co-founder
                                Edgar & Associates / California Compost Coalition
                                Speaker
                                Rich Cohen
                                CEO and Founder
                                Elevate Packaging
                                Tracks: 
                                Wednesday, May 08
                                8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
                                • Wednesday, May 08:  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
                                Wednesday, May 08
                                8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
                                • Wednesday, May 08:  8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
                                • Room:   W224-225
                                Chris Foote, Sustainability Manager, Wegmans and Ryan Cooper, VP of Circular Economy Solutions, Rubicon Diverse material streams. Complex logistics. Specific donation requirements. The unique characteristics of grocery stores can make cost-effective food waste landfill diversion challenging.  With the support of emerging technologies, hauler networks, and better infrastructure, leading food distributors such...
                                • Session

                                Session details

                                Speaker
                                Chris Foote
                                Sustainability Manager
                                Wegmans
                                Speaker
                                Ryan Cooper
                                Director of Circular Economy Solutions
                                Rubicon Global
                                Tracks: 
                                Wednesday, May 08
                                8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
                                • Wednesday, May 08:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
                                • Room:   W315-316
                                Every business needs capital to grow. But how do you decide where to invest funds, and where do you get...

                                Session details

                                  Speaker
                                  Dan Christianson
                                  President
                                  CARDS Recycling
                                  Moderator
                                  Mr  Kevin McGinn
                                  Sr. Vice President - National Waste Division
                                  Commercial Credit Group Inc.
                                  Speaker
                                  Martin Mattsson
                                  Director - Key Accounts
                                  Volvo Construction Equipment, North America
                                  Speaker
                                  Mr  Rusty Angel
                                  Eastern Region Sales Manager
                                  Machinex Technologies
                                  Tracks: 
                                  • Wednesday, May 08:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
                                  • Room:   W220-221
                                  Join a conversation about the current state of fleet fuels and what trends will move fleets and our industry into...

                                  Session details

                                    Speaker
                                    Dr.  Kelleigh Ash
                                    Chief Technology Officer
                                    Battle Motors
                                    Speaker
                                    Mr  Steve Boyer
                                    VP, Commercial
                                    Hyzon Motors
                                    Moderator
                                    Tyler White
                                    Product Manager – Mobile Refuse Equipment
                                    New Way Trucks
                                    Tracks: 
                                    • Wednesday, May 08:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
                                    • Room:   W311-312
                                    Hear from leaders in the private and public sectors of the waste and recycling industry on how to create a...

                                    Session details

                                    • Session
                                    Speaker
                                    David Bennett
                                    City of Scottsdale
                                    Speaker
                                    David Biderman
                                    President
                                    Biderman Consulting, LLC
                                    Moderator
                                    Manish Anandpara
                                    Senior Vice President
                                    Macquarie Asset Management
                                    Speaker
                                    Matt Spencer
                                    CEO
                                    LRS
                                    Tracks: 
                                    • Wednesday, May 08:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
                                    • Room:   W217-218
                                    In this session, recycling leaders will discuss the latest recycling legislation and regulation updates in each region. Gain insight into...

                                    Session details

                                    • Session
                                    Speaker
                                    Bob Cappadona
                                    Vice President – Resource Solutions
                                    Casella
                                    Speaker
                                    Jim Marcinko
                                    Southern Tier Recycling Director
                                    WM
                                    Speaker
                                    Keyna Cory
                                    President
                                    Public Affairs Consultants, Inc.
                                    Moderator
                                    Rachel Hering
                                    Vice President, Chapter Relations
                                    National Waste & Recycling Association
                                    Tracks: 
                                    Wednesday, May 08
                                    8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                                    • Wednesday, May 08:  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                                    • Room:   W313
                                    • Session Number:  Workshop 4
                                    Workshop Leader: Kirk M. Sander, Chief of Staff & Vice President, Safety and Standards, National Waste & Recycling Association Every day, waste and recycling collection trucks, transfer stations, materials recovery facilities and the like face the potential threat of a fire. Safety professionals within the industry teach fire prevention and safety...
                                    • Workshop

                                    Session details

                                    Workshop Leader
                                    Kirk Sander
                                    Chief of Staff and Vice President of Safety and Standards
                                    National Waste and Recycling Association
                                    Wednesday, May 08
                                    8:30 AM - 4:45 PM
                                    • Wednesday, May 08:  8:30 AM - 4:45 PM
                                    Wednesday, May 08
                                    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
                                    • Wednesday, May 08:  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
                                    Hospitals nationwide are facing increasing scrutiny, inspections and enforcement concerning waste disposal practices. Now hospitals are responding with changes to...

                                    Session details

                                    • Session
                                    Speaker
                                    Bob Spurgin https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobspurgin1313/
                                    Founder / President
                                    Spurgin & Associates
                                    Moderator
                                    Elise Paeffgen
                                    Partner
                                    Alston & Bird LLP
                                    • Wednesday, May 08:  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
                                    • Room:   W224-225
                                    Every year, 40% of the U.S.’s food supply goes uneaten, while 38 million people are food insecure. We expect food...

                                    Session details

                                    • Session
                                    Speaker
                                    Ali Ahmed
                                    CEO & Founder
                                    Brain Food
                                    Moderator
                                    Dr.  Jonathan Deutsch PhD
                                    Professor of Food and Hospitality and Program Director of Food Entrepreneurship and Innovation
                                    Drexel University
                                    Speaker
                                    Kaity Robbins
                                    Senior Program Manager of Diversion
                                    Whole Foods Market
                                    Speaker
                                    Matthew Jozwiak
                                    Founder and Chief Executive Officer
                                    Rethink Food
                                    Tracks: 
                                    Wednesday, May 08
                                    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                                    • Wednesday, May 08:  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                                    • Room:   W220-221
                                    Municipalities are in the midst of crafting new sustainability plans. 2030 is the target time for most so if you...

                                    Session details

                                      Speaker
                                      Erik Grabowsky
                                      Chief, Solid Waste Bureau
                                      Arlington County
                                      Speaker
                                      Gena McKinley
                                      Assistant Director
                                      Austin Resource Recovery
                                      Moderator
                                      Joy Rifkin
                                      Manager, Sustainability and Training
                                      LRS
                                      Tracks: 
                                      • Wednesday, May 08:  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                                      • Room:   W213-214
                                      Join us in this session to learn about an innovative new approach that the waste and recycling industry is taking...

                                      Session details

                                      • Session
                                      Moderator
                                      Allia Saydjari
                                      Senior Director of Sustainability
                                      WIN Waste Innovations
                                      Speaker
                                      Marieke Curley
                                      Senior Vice President of Operations
                                      WIN Waste Innovations
                                      Speaker
                                      Tyler Ohlmansiek
                                      Director of E-Mobility Sales
                                      Mack Trucks
                                      Tracks: 
                                      • Wednesday, May 08:  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                                      • Room:   W315-316
                                      Looking to expand your sustainable materials management operations? There are newly available federal funds to improve solid waste management across...

                                      Session details

                                        Speaker
                                        Colleen Miller
                                        Sales Manager
                                        Sennebogen
                                        Moderator
                                        Eugenia Manwelyan
                                        Consultant in circularity and sustainable materials management.
                                        Gershman, Brickner, and Bratton (GBB)
                                        Tracks: 
                                        • Wednesday, May 08:  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                                        • Room:   W217-218
                                        Thwarted with current challenges for new landfill development—climate regulations, space restrictions and availability, environmental justice and not in my backyard...

                                        Session details

                                        • Session
                                        Moderator
                                        Ms  Andrea Johnson
                                        CEO
                                        van der Linde Recycling & Container Rentals
                                        Speaker
                                        Bill Keegan
                                        President
                                        Dem-Con Companies
                                        Tracks: 
                                        • Wednesday, May 08:  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                                        • Room:   W222-223
                                        • With organics management legislation proliferating at a record pace, diversion and contamination issues in organics recycling cannot be solved...

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                                        • Session
                                        Speaker
                                        Candy Castellenos
                                        Principal
                                        Radiant Consulting
                                        Moderator
                                        Janet Thoman
                                        Compliance Director
                                        Compost Manufacturing Alliance
                                        Speaker
                                        Meghan Ibach
                                        Product & Zero Waste Specialist
                                        ECO Products
                                        Speaker
                                        Rich Cohen
                                        CEO and Founder
                                        Elevate Packaging
                                        Tracks: 
                                        Wednesday, May 08
                                        10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
                                        • Wednesday, May 08:  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
                                        • Room:   Exhibit Hall
                                        Wednesday, May 08
                                        10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
                                        • Wednesday, May 08:  10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
                                        From prion diseases waste to recombinant waste, to mpox waste, to other “unusual” healthcare wastes, learn how to properly manage and dispose of various types of "funky" waste....
                                        • Session

                                        Session details

                                        Moderator
                                        Matt Georgov
                                        Choice MedWaste
                                        Wednesday, May 08
                                        10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
                                        • Wednesday, May 08:  10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
                                        • Room:   W224-225
                                        Existing pantry networks struggle to accept and distribute the 80-90% FRESH food recovered by the Food Rescue Hero® network, meaning Food recovery organizations (FRO) need to expand distribution networks, creating a dramatic shift in food access. This session will look at how FRO work with service providers and communities expanding...
                                        • Session

                                        Session details

                                        Speaker
                                        Chelsea Csuhran
                                        Hunger Network Food Rescue
                                        Moderator
                                        Jennifer England
                                        Head of Partner Success
                                        Food Rescue Hero
                                        Speaker
                                        Megan Franco
                                        Northern Virginia Food Rescue
                                        Speaker
                                        Suzzana Paul
                                        Philly Food Rescue
                                        Tracks: 
                                        Wednesday, May 08
                                        10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
                                        • Wednesday, May 08:  10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
                                        • Room:   W307-310
                                        Women’s affinity groups play an important role when it comes to overall organizational success for companies in the solid waste recycling industry. From providing support to employees, to building connections based on shared characteristics or interests, to improving communication and collaboration, these affinity groups are part of a critical strategy...
                                        • Spotlight Session

                                        Session details

                                        Moderator
                                        Amanda Curtis
                                        Territory Manager
                                        American Waste Control
                                        Speaker
                                        Chris Hawn
                                        Chief Executive Officer
                                        Machinex
                                        Speaker
                                        Pam Caron
                                        Senior Vice President, Waste & Recycling Practice
                                        Risk Strategies Company
                                        Speaker
                                        Salvatore Coniglio
                                        CEO
                                        Recology
                                        Speaker
                                        Sam Podgorny
                                        Senior Manager Digital Solutions
                                        Environmental Solutions Group
                                        Speaker
                                        Sue Netherton
                                        Vice President – People, Training and Development
                                        Waste Connections
                                        Wednesday, May 08
                                        10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
                                        • Wednesday, May 08:  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
                                        Wednesday, May 08
                                        11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                        • Wednesday, May 08:  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                        Learn how you can be a better partner for health systems as they work to achieve accreditation with The Joint Commission’s Sustainability Certificate, which launched in January. Leaders of Hackensack Meridian Health, the first health system to achieve The Joint Commission’s Sustainability Certification, will share its experience preparing for the...
                                        • Session

                                        Session details

                                        Wednesday, May 08
                                        11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
                                        • Wednesday, May 08:  11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
                                        • Room:   W222-223
                                        Moderator: Ryan Cooper, Rubicon  Recycling Organics and Generating Revenue While Doing it. Dr William Orts Center Director, Western Regional Research Center US Department of Agriculture and Dane McSpedon, CEO, Hughes Energy Group Transforming Waste, Removing Carbon and Creating Value with Gasification. Mike G. Hart, CEO, Sierra Energy. CA Economic and Environmental Advantages for...
                                        • Session

                                        Session details

                                        Speaker
                                        Mr.  Dane McSpedon
                                        CEO
                                        Hughes Energy Group
                                        Speaker
                                        Kenneth McLeod
                                        RSE Vice President, Co-Founder
                                        VDQ-NRG Systems Inc.
                                        Speaker
                                        Mike Hart
                                        President & CEO
                                        Sierra Energy
                                        Moderator
                                        Ryan Cooper
                                        VP of Circular Economy Solutions and Organics Recycling Lead
                                        Rubicon Global
                                        Speaker
                                        Dr  William Orts
                                        Center Director, Western Regional Research Center
                                        US Department of Agriculture
                                        Tracks: 
                                        Wednesday, May 08
                                        11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                                        • Wednesday, May 08:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                                        • Room:   W315-316
                                        Being a small fish in a big pond isn’t always easy; you’re faced with additional challenges and need to often...

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                                          Moderator
                                          Dave Bragg
                                          Business Development Manager
                                          Qualpay
                                          Speaker
                                          James Wamble
                                          Plum Creek Environmental
                                          Speaker
                                          Ms  Janette Byerley
                                          Owner
                                          Dave’s Suburban Disposal Service, LLC
                                          Speaker
                                          Scott Lukach
                                          Vice President – Environmental
                                          Rehrig Pacific Company
                                          Tracks: 
                                          • Wednesday, May 08:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                                          • Room:   W217-218
                                          Now that we know what PFAS are, what next? There’s a lot going on—banning PFAS in products, cleaning up contaminated...

                                          Session details

                                          • Session
                                          Moderator
                                          Anne Germain
                                          COO & SVP of Technical and Regulatory Affairs
                                          National Waste & Recycling Association
                                          Speaker
                                          Bryan Staley
                                          Speaker
                                          Jenny Johnson
                                          VP/Director Waste & Recycling
                                          Labella Associates
                                          Speaker
                                          Lynsey Baer
                                          Delaware Solid Waste Authority
                                          Speaker
                                          Mr  Sam Nicolai
                                          Vice President of Engineering & Compliance
                                          Casella Waste Systems
                                          Tracks: 
                                          • Wednesday, May 08:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                                          • Room:   W224-225
                                          Since our first panel on food upcycling in 2019 which catalyzed the forming of the Upcycled Food Association (UFA), the...

                                          Session details

                                          • Session
                                          Speaker
                                          Emily Darchuk
                                          Founder
                                          Wheyward Spirits
                                          Speaker
                                          Eric Adams
                                          Founder/CEO
                                          Dog & Whistle
                                          Moderator
                                          Dr.  Jonathan Deutsch PhD
                                          Professor of Food and Hospitality and Program Director of Food Entrepreneurship and Innovation
                                          Drexel University
                                          Speaker
                                          Lara Ramdin, Ph.D
                                          Upcycled Foods, Inc.
                                          Speaker
                                          Michael Oraschewsky
                                          Co-founder and CEO
                                          TBJ Gourmet
                                          Speaker
                                          Sue Marshall
                                          CEO
                                          NETZRO
                                          Tracks: 
                                          • Wednesday, May 08:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                                          • Room:   W220-221
                                          Waste management innovations that have been waiting in the wings have suddenly hit the ground running. Major new laws have...

                                          Session details

                                            Speaker
                                            Heidi Sanborn
                                            Executive Director
                                            National Stewardship Action Council
                                            Moderator
                                            Ms  Patti Toews
                                            Sustainability/Waste Management Solutions Provider
                                            APTIM
                                            Moderator
                                            Tim Goncharoff
                                            Moderator
                                            TAG Consulting
                                            Tracks: 
                                            Wednesday, May 08
                                            12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
                                            • Wednesday, May 08:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
                                            Wednesday, May 08
                                            12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
                                            • Wednesday, May 08:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
                                            • Room:   W307-310
                                            In the waste and recycling industry, no two companies or positions are the same. Therefore, leadership styles vary, and different skills are needed for different roles. As you prepare to grow your career within the industry, join this session and hear from our panel on: how do you navigate the...
                                            • Spotlight Session

                                            Session details

                                            Speaker
                                            Brian Cleveringa
                                            CFO
                                            Eagle River Capital/HSBO
                                            Moderator
                                            Mallory Szczepanski
                                            National Waste & Recycling Association
                                            Speaker
                                            Matt Spencer
                                            CEO
                                            LRS
                                            Speaker
                                            Mike Zukusky
                                            COO
                                            BTR
                                            Wednesday, May 08
                                            1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
                                            • Wednesday, May 08:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
                                            The healthcare waste industry is subject to numerous regulations including health and safety compliance requirements. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established regulations and standards to protect workers. In this session, experts will explore how to remain in compliance with these OSHA regulations and standards and the potential...
                                            • Session

                                            Session details

                                            Speaker
                                            Eric Conn
                                            Chair, OSHA Practice Group
                                            Conn Maciel Carey
                                            Wednesday, May 08
                                            1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
                                            • Wednesday, May 08:  1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
                                            • Room:   W224-225
                                            Moderator: Monica White, Edgar & Associates Systematizing and Scaling Operations through Staff-Driven Food Recovery. Sean Ahern, Senior Director of Operations, Lovin’ Spoonfuls. MA University of Tennessee Knoxville. TN A Model Food Recovery Program on a College Campus. Tyler White, Assistant Professor of Practice, UT Culinary Institute Innovations in Upcycled Food Technology: A Sustainable...
                                            • Session

                                            Session details

                                            Speaker
                                            Greg Austin
                                            Director of Distribution
                                            Food Rescue Hero
                                            Speaker
                                            Sean Ahern
                                            Senior Director of Operations
                                            Lovin’ Spoonfuls
                                            Speaker
                                            Sue Marshall
                                            CEO
                                            NETZRO
                                            Speaker
                                            Tyler White
                                            Assistant Professor of Practice, UT Culinary Institute
                                            University of Tennessee Knoxville
                                            Tracks: 
                                            Wednesday, May 08
                                            1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
                                            • Wednesday, May 08:  1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
                                            • Room:   W222-223
                                            Moderator: Neil Edgar, Edgar and Associates ComboDrying Technology for Compost Maturation. Panas S. Kollas, President & CEO, UNISCRAP PBC. DE Deep Earth Injection – The Optimal Technique for End-of-Life Organic Waste Management. Yashesh Panchal, Head of Subsurface Engineering, Vaulted Deep. Treatment of Organic Waste – a business case from Denmark. Lars Ravn Nielsen,...
                                            • Session

                                            Session details

                                            Speaker
                                            Lars Ravn Nielsen
                                            CEO
                                            Gemidan Ecogi
                                            Speaker
                                            Mark Vanderbeken
                                            CTO
                                            DRYCAKE
                                            Moderator
                                            Neil Edgar
                                            Senior Project Manager / Executive Director & Co-founder
                                            Edgar & Associates / California Compost Coalition
                                            Speaker
                                            Yashesh Panchal
                                            Head of Subsurface Engineering
                                            Vaulted Deep
                                            Tracks: 
                                            Wednesday, May 08
                                            1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
                                            • Wednesday, May 08:  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
                                            • Room:   W311-312
                                            Learn the basics of fuel hedging, its availability and how it works; how to stay protected against high fuel prices;...

                                            Session details

                                            • Session
                                            Speaker
                                            Alek Orloff
                                            CFO
                                            Frontier Waste
                                            Moderator
                                            James Baldauf
                                            Executive Vice President
                                            Stabilitas Analytics
                                            Speaker
                                            Kevin Atkinson
                                            President & Owner
                                            Texas Pride Disposal
                                            Speaker
                                            Stan Mikalonis
                                            Chief Revenue Officer
                                            Battle Motors
                                            Tracks: 
                                            • Wednesday, May 08:  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
                                            • Room:   W315-316
                                            Embark on a journey of innovation and evolution as our distinguished panel of experts converges to discuss the pivotal role...

                                            Session details

                                              Moderator
                                              Rachel Oster
                                              Owner & Principal
                                              Diversion Strategies
                                              Tracks: 
                                              • Wednesday, May 08:  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
                                              • Room:   W220-221
                                              Sustainability has shifted roles. Once only known as a cost-center, it’s begun to shine, as it makes the move to...

                                              Session details

                                                Adjudicator
                                                Mr.  Michael E. Hoffman
                                                Group Head Diversified Industrials and Managing Director, Equity Research
                                                Stifel
                                                Tracks: 
                                                • Wednesday, May 08:  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
                                                • Room:   W217-218
                                                What packaging challenges and opportunities will materials recovery facilities (MRFs) face in the near future? This session will delve into...

                                                Session details

                                                • Session
                                                Moderator
                                                Megan Quinn
                                                Waste Dive
                                                Tracks: 
                                                • Wednesday, May 08:  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
                                                • Room:   W213-214
                                                Session description and speakers to come. Technology & Innovation Track Sponsor: ...
                                                • Session
                                                Moderator
                                                Barry Honig
                                                CEO
                                                TruckPay
                                                Speaker
                                                John Lloyd
                                                Lloyd’s Construction Services
                                                Tracks: 
                                                Wednesday, May 08
                                                2:30 PM - 4:15 PM
                                                • Wednesday, May 08:  2:30 PM - 4:15 PM
                                                • Room:   W222-223
                                                Moderator: Gary Bilbro, Ecosafe Zero Waste National Trends and Economic Impact of the U.S. Composting Industry. Suzie Boxman, PhD, Director of Programs, and Caroline Saul, PhD, Project Manager – Data & Policy Program, Environmental Research & Education Foundation. NC Florida Organics Recycling Center for Excellence (FORCE). Mitch Kessler, President, Kessler Consulting, Inc....
                                                • Session

                                                Session details

                                                Speaker
                                                Caroline Saul, PhD
                                                Data & Policy Project Manager
                                                EREF
                                                Speaker
                                                Charlie Pioli
                                                Founder & CEO
                                                O-Town Compost
                                                Speaker
                                                Conor Miller
                                                CEO
                                                Black Earth Compost
                                                Speaker
                                                Dustin Dubois
                                                President
                                                Filthy Organics
                                                Moderator
                                                Gary Bilbro
                                                Director of Sales
                                                EcoSafe Zero Waste
                                                Speaker
                                                Jairo E. Gonzalez
                                                Presiden
                                                Organics Recycling Foundation, Inc
                                                Speaker
                                                Mitch Kessler
                                                Speaker
                                                Suzie Boxman
                                                Director of Programs
                                                EREF
                                                Tracks: 
                                                Wednesday, May 08
                                                2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
                                                • Wednesday, May 08:  2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
                                                Wednesday, May 08
                                                3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
                                                • Wednesday, May 08:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
                                                • Room:   W213-214
                                                In this session, private haulers and municipal leaders will come together to share insights on how deploying truck-based artificial intelligence...

                                                Session details

                                                • Session
                                                Moderator
                                                Brittany LaValley
                                                Circular Ventures Manager
                                                The Recycling Partnership
                                                Speaker
                                                Erin Banford
                                                Municipal Services Director
                                                Casella Waste Systems
                                                Speaker
                                                Sam Dietrich
                                                CEO
                                                Prairie Robotics
                                                Tracks: 
                                                • Wednesday, May 08:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
                                                • Room:   W311-312
                                                Employee engagement has long been desirable in corporate America, but in the current business environment, it has become a mission-critical...

                                                Session details

                                                • Session
                                                Moderator
                                                Mr.  Brian Galonek
                                                President
                                                All Star Incentive Marketing
                                                Speaker
                                                Chris Jobson
                                                GFL
                                                Speaker
                                                Jeff Martin
                                                VP Global Sales Strategy
                                                Safety Services
                                                Speaker
                                                Kelley Robinson
                                                Senior Vice President, Human Resources
                                                Casella Waste Systems
                                                Speaker
                                                Shawn Mandel
                                                Vice President, Safety & Risk
                                                Waste Connections
                                                Tracks: 
                                                • Wednesday, May 08:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
                                                • Room:   W315-316
                                                Description to come....
                                                  Moderator
                                                  Jill Gaffigan
                                                  Senior Consultant
                                                  Geosyntec Consultants of Puerto Rico
                                                  Tracks: 
                                                  Wednesday, May 08
                                                  3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
                                                  • Wednesday, May 08:  3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
                                                  • Room:   W224-225
                                                  Moderator: Judi Gregory, Go2Zero Strategies Transforming Food Waste to Energy On-Site with Micro-Scale Anaerobic Digestion. Lillian Childress, Closed Loop Partners. NY Revolutionizing Food Waste Recycling with Biodigestion for Sustainability and Profitability. Brandon Lapsys, President, Viably. A Clean Tech Solution to Food Waste Diversion and Reduction. Lesley Thompson, Vice President, Sustainability and Communications, Food...
                                                  • Session

                                                  Session details

                                                  Speaker
                                                  Brandon Lapsys
                                                  President
                                                  Viably
                                                  Speaker
                                                  Lesley Thompson
                                                  VP Sustainability & Communications
                                                  Food Cycle Science Corporation
                                                  Speaker
                                                  Lillian Childress
                                                  Closed Loop Partners
                                                  Tracks: 
                                                  Wednesday, May 08
                                                  3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
                                                  • Wednesday, May 08:  3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
                                                  Live Auction Event The Environmental Research & Education Foundation and its charitable auction is back at WasteExpo. The auction supports EREF's funding of scholarships and grants for solid waste research, as well as EREF's educational initiatives. Since 1994, the auction has raised more than $18 million. ...
                                                  • Event

                                                  Session details

                                                  Wednesday, May 08
                                                  4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
                                                  • Wednesday, May 08:  4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
                                                  • Room:   W222-223
                                                  Moderator: Tracie Bills, HDR Erin Levine, World Centric - CalRecycle Advisory Board Member SB 54 - representing the "Covered Material Category" of Compostables  Neil Edgar, CA Compost Coalition - CalRecycle Advisory Board member SB 54 - representing CA Commercial Composters  Peter Hargreave, Circular Action Alliance - the Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) for CO...
                                                  • Session

                                                  Session details

                                                  Speaker
                                                  Erin Levine
                                                  Resource Recovery Manager
                                                  World Centric
                                                  Speaker
                                                  Neil Edgar
                                                  Senior Project Manager / Executive Director & Co-founder
                                                  Edgar & Associates / California Compost Coalition
                                                  Speaker
                                                  Peter Hargreave
                                                  Circular Action Alliance
                                                  Moderator
                                                  Tracie Onstad Bills
                                                  West Region Waste Business Development Leader
                                                  HDR
                                                  Tracks: 
                                                  Wednesday, May 08
                                                  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
                                                  • Wednesday, May 08:  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
                                                  Thursday, May 09
                                                  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                                                  • Thursday, May 09:  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                                                  • Room:   W217-218
                                                  • Session Number:  Workshop 3
                                                  Workshop Leader: Celeste McMickle, Director of Client Solutions, TRUE Zero Waste certification program, United States Green Business Council (USGBC) This workshop...

                                                  Session details

                                                  • Workshop
                                                  Workshop Leader
                                                  Celeste McMickle
                                                  Director - TRUE Certification
                                                  US Green Building Council
                                                  • Thursday, May 09:  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                                                  • Room:   W224-225
                                                  • Session Number:  Workshop 1
                                                  Instructor: Gary A. Bilbro, Director of Sales, Ecosafe                           ...

                                                  Session details

                                                  • Workshop
                                                  Workshop Leader
                                                  Gary Bilbro
                                                  Director of Sales
                                                  EcoSafe Zero Waste
                                                  Tracks: 
                                                  • Thursday, May 09:  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                                                  • Room:   W222-223
                                                  • Session Number:  Workshop 2
                                                  Workshop Leaders: Richard Anthony, Richard Anthony Associates, VP, ZWUSA and Chair, Zero Waste International Alliance, Christienne de Tournay, Zero Waste...

                                                  Session details

                                                  • Workshop
                                                  Workshop Leader
                                                  Christienne de Tournay
                                                  Zero Waste Consultant
                                                  Workshop Leader
                                                  Laura Anthony
                                                  President
                                                  Zero Waste San Diego
                                                  Workshop Leader
                                                  Richard Anthony
                                                  Principal
                                                  Richard Anthony Associates
                                                  Thursday, May 09
                                                  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                                  • Thursday, May 09:  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                                  • Session Number:  Tour 1
                                                  Las Vegas Livestock, LLC by the Combs Brothers Las Vegas Livestock is the only permitted food scrap feeding facility in the state of Nevada and operated by 6th generation family members.  You will see how food waste is processed and fed to livestock.  LVL uses livestock to address two of society's issues:...
                                                  • Event

                                                  Session details

                                                  Thursday, May 09
                                                  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
                                                  • Thursday, May 09:  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM