WasteExpo 2017

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Monday, May 08
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

  • Room:   Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  ISM-2
  • Monday, May 08, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker
Mark DeVita

CFO
Heritage-Crystal Clean
Participant

Session details


Monday, May 08
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Room:   Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  ISM-3
  • Monday, May 08, 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Ronald Mittelstaedt

CEO
Waste Management
Participant

Worthing Jackman

CFO
Waste Connection, Inc
Participant

Session details


Monday, May 08
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room:   338-339
  • Session Number:  EREF-M1
  • Monday, May 08, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Bryan Staley

President and CEO
Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Speaker

Stephanie Bolyard


Environmental Research & Education Foundation
Speaker

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Monday, May 08
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room:   Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  ISM-4
  • Monday, May 08, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Edwin Johnson

COO
Casella Waste Systems
Participant

John Casella

CEO
Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
Participant

Ned Coletta

CFO
Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
Participant

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Monday, May 08
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room:   338-339
  • Session Number:  EREF-M2
  • Monday, May 08, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Kurt Shaner


Waste Connections
Speaker

Michael Darnell


Republic Services
Speaker

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Monday, May 08
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

This session tackles two timely topics: 1) How do you deal with the media and use them to your company’s benefit and 2) How do you use ever-evolving social media to build your business and its success? Subject matter experts will teach you how to reach media contacts who can...
Speakers
Jessica Mayorga


National Waste & Recycling Association
Moderator

Marc Okrant

Vice President of Marketing
Casella Waste Systems
Speaker

Philip Alia, APR

Corporate Marketing Communications Manager
Advanced Disposal
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   357
  • Session Number:  RL-M1
  • Monday, May 08, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
You probably already know how to recycle the “easy” stuff such as paper, glass and cans, but have you ever wondered how to recycle things like mattresses, electronics and clothing? If you or your company has been challenged to increase the local recycling rate by collecting and processing those products,...
Speakers
Chaz Miller

Director of Policy/Advocacy
NWRA
Moderator

Jackie King

Executive Director
Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles
Speaker

Jason Linnell

Co-Founder and Executive Director
National Center for Electronics Recycling
Speaker

Ryan Trainer


ISPA
Speaker

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USDA Food Waste and Loss Prevention and Recovery Initiatives.  The Path to 50% Food Waste Reduction By 2030. Organics Sustainability: Turning Trash into Treasure in North America.
Speakers
Cheryl Coleman

Dir., Resource Conservation and Sustainability Division
USEPA
Keynote

Christian Kasper

CEO
Harvest Power
Keynote

Elise Golan

Director, Resource Conservation and Sustainability Div.
USDA
Keynote

Dr.   Stuart Buckner


Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC
Moderator

Session details

How do you use innovative technology to implement a solid route optimization process, from beginning to end? Join this panel to hear first-hand what goes in to preparing for a new process, how it is implemented, and what the results are. 
Speakers
Bob Gardner


Speaker

Calum Forsyth


EasyRoute
Speaker

Dennis Keizer


Sonrai
Speaker

JF Moneyron


EasyRoute
Speaker

Stephen Smith

Vice President of Construction & Operations
Clean Energy Renewable Fuels
Speaker

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Fleet management can be complex.  What are the best practices that address all of the complexities of managing one of your company’s most expensive assets? How do I manage and maintain reasonable maintenance costs? This session will provide you with best practices, tools and technologies and valuable insights as you...
Speakers
Brian Schmidt


Chevron
Speaker

Colleen Reilly

North Region Sales Manager
Rehrig Pacific Company
Speaker

Mr.  David Adams


Volvo
Speaker

Jim Bretz

Director of Service & Solutions
Volvo
Speaker

Rich Cottrell


Goodyear Tires
Speaker

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Monday, May 08
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room:   Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  ISM-5
  • Monday, May 08, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Brad Helgeson

CFO
Covanta Holdings
Participant

Dan Mannes

IR
Covanta Holding Corporation
Participant

Steve Jones

CEO
Covanta Holdings
Participant

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Monday, May 08
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

  • Room:   Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  ISM-6
  • Monday, May 08, 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Eric Gerratt

CFO
US Ecology
Participant

Jeffery Feeler

CEO
US Ecology
Participant

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Monday, May 08
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room:   338-339
  • Session Number:  EREF-M3
  • Monday, May 08, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker
Patrick Stanford


Rochem Americas, Inc.
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 08
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

How can you utilize big data to have make a real impact on your bottom line? Are new technologies focused on smart waste practical? Are they effective?
Speakers
Amity Lumper

Principal
Cascadia Consulting Group
Speaker

Don Ross


Kessler Consulting
Speaker

Jason Gates


Compology
Speaker

Ron McCracken

Principal
RJM Associates
Moderator

Scott Lukach


Rehrig Pacific
Speaker

Session details

Creating diversity in the industry is no easy task. In this session, hear from subject matter experts on how to address issues like how to recruit the best employees for key positions, bridging the employment age gap, equalizing the industry to recruit more women, effective succession planning techniques and more.
Speakers
Carmen Smothers


Environmental Solutions Group
Speaker

Charlie Kimmel

President/CEO
Kimmel & Associates
Speaker

Jennifer Testa


Environmental Solutions Group
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   357
  • Session Number:  RL-M2
  • Monday, May 08, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
Will recycling markets have a bull or bear market in 2017? Where are paper and plastic – your two most important markets - headed and why? Glass can be more of a challenge, but is often a major component of the recyclables you collect. Find out what the likely trends...
Speakers
Abbey Patterson


Resource Recycling Systems
Moderator

Bill Moore

President
Moore & Associates
Speaker

James Nordmeyer

Vice President, Global Sustainability
Owens, Illinois
Speaker

Jordan Tony

Project Manager
Moore Recycling Associates
Speaker

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Join this session to hear best practices, strategies and case studies on operating residential curbside collections programs.
Speakers
Lisa Skumatz

Principal
Skumatz Economic Research Associates
Speaker

Mike Casella


Casella
Speaker

Randy Ellert

Corporate Safety Office Manager
Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Moderator

Session details


Monday, May 08
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Eight Years of Food Waste Tunnel Composting in Florence. A Review of Compost Pile Covers. What they can do, and what they can’t. Navigating Air Permitting Requirements for Composting Facilities.  Aerated Compost Processing with Heat Recovery: How It Works, Economics and Technology - Case Study of Commercial Compost Operation at Vermont...
Speakers
Evan Edgar

President
Edgar & Associates
Moderator

Gaelan Brown


Agrilab Technologies, INC
Speaker

Luigi Castelli

President
BioMRF Technologies
Speaker

Patrick Sullivan

Vice President
SCS Engineers
Speaker

Tim O'Neill

President and Founder
Engineered Compost Systems
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   255-257
  • Session Number:  FRF-M2
  • Monday, May 08, 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Estimating Quantities and Types of Food Waste in Cities. Speed Date with DEQ’s Strategy to Prevent the Wasting of Food – framing goals and priority projects, commercial and consumer campaign messaging, case studies. How We Use Law & Policy to Reduce Food Waste and Promote Food Recovery.  Reducing Wasted Food:...
Speakers
Ashley Zanolli


Oregon DEQ Materials Management Program
Speaker

Darby Hoover

Senior Resource Specialist
Natural Resources Defense Council
Speaker

Karen Hanner


Feeding America
Moderator

Nicole Civita

Professor
University of Arkansas
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 08
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

  • Room:   Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  ISM-7
  • Monday, May 08, 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Richard Burke

CEO
Advanced Disposal
Participant

Steve Carn

CFO
Advanced Disposal
Participant

Session details


Monday, May 08
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room:   338-339
  • Session Number:  EREF-M4
  • Monday, May 08, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Overview of On Site Treatment Processes. Integrated Forward Osmosis. High Ammonia Leachate Treatment:A Focus on Membrane and Evaporative Systems. Membrane Blinding:A Case Study on How to Regain (and maintain) Sight. -
Speakers
Arie Kremen


Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC
Speaker

Benjamin Sparrow


Saltworks Technologies Inc.
Speaker

Stephanie Bolyard


Environmental Research & Education Foundation
Speaker

Steve Menoff

Vice President
Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Moderator

Syeed Iskander


Virginia Tech
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 08
11:10 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room:   Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  ISM-8
  • Monday, May 08, 11:10 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Brian Giambagno

CFO
Action Environmental
Participant

Ray Hatch

CEO
Quest Resources Holding
Participant

William Gay

CEO
Tunnel Hill Partners
Participant

Session details


Monday, May 08
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Room:   Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  ISM-8-1
  • Monday, May 08, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker
Nate Morris

CEO
Rubicon Global
Participant

Session details


Monday, May 08
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room:   357
  • Session Number:  DDD-M1
  • Monday, May 08, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
In this deep dive discussion, explore the ins and outs of innovative cover solutions with landfill experts.  Hear case studies on water balance final cover designs, ET Cap designs, exposed geomembrane cover systems, closure-turf and more.
Speakers
Charlie Sedlock

Division Manager
Hamm, Inc.
Speaker

David Cieply

VP of Solid Waste
Watershed Geosynthetics
Speaker

Elliot Pugh

Sales Manager
Wind Defender, LLC
Speaker

Jeff Palutis

President
Custom Environmental Consulting, LLC
Moderator

Michael Kukuk

President
Blackstone Environmental
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   352
  • Session Number:  DDD-M2
  • Monday, May 08, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Everyone knows safety technology plays a huge role in the waste and recycling industry. In this session join a panel of safety technology experts for a deep dive discussion about current technology trends like in cab cameras, prescriptive analytics and cloud-based video. Also discuss what future technology to keep an...
Speakers
Blake Glasca

CEO
Convoy Technologies
Speaker

Garry Mosier

Vice President, Operations
Alliance Wireless Technologies, Inc.
Speaker

Jason Palmer

President
SmartDrive Systems, Inc.
Speaker

Laura Askin


Rehrig-Pacific
Moderator

Session details

  • Room:   346-347
  • Session Number:  DDD-M4
  • Monday, May 08, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Developing an effective on-boarding and retention program will keep your employees engaged and productive as well as reduce the costs of turnover. Hear from industry experts on best practices for maintaining employees and keeping them productive. 
Speakers
Marianne Lawson


Waste Management
Speaker

Stephen Kuziw


Waste Management
Speaker

William Flower

General Manager
Winters Brothers Waste Systems
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   356
  • Session Number:  DDD-M3
  • Monday, May 08, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Gain insight into managing your fleet in the most productive and efficient way possible during this deep dive discussion. Hear from experts as they discuss what current fleet management looks like for most cities, what they may potentially see down the line with the use of technology, and what the...
Speakers
Bryan Dodds

Director of Aftermarket Product Development
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing
Speaker

Don Diego Padilla

Vice President
Fleetmind
Speaker

Martin Demers

CEO
Fleetmind
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 08
12:25 PM - 12:45 PM

  • Room:   Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  ISM-8-2
  • Monday, May 08, 12:25 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker
Bryan Staley

President and CEO
Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Participant

Session details


Monday, May 08
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room:   Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  ISM-9
  • Monday, May 08, 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Devina Rankin

CFO/Treasurer
Waste Management
Participant

James Trevathan

COO
Waste Management
Participant

Session details


Monday, May 08
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Room:   Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  ISM-10
  • Monday, May 08, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Jim Buckley

IR
Clean Harbors
Participant

Michael Battles

CFO
Clean Harbors
Participant

Session details


Monday, May 08
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Anaerobic Digestion Facilities – how to make your plant a good neighbor through good design, best operational practices, and advanced air quality management. Jim San Luis Obispo 33,000 Ton Per Year Food and Greenwaste AD Facility – Case Study & Lessons Learned from Planning. Organics Recycling from Mixed Waste Processing. ...
Speakers
Diarmid Jamieson


SLR Consulting Limited. UK
Speaker

Jim Miller


J.R. Miller & Associates
Speaker

Norma McDonald


Organics Waste Systems
Moderator

Thomas Gratz


Hitachi Zosen
Speaker

Yaniv Scherson


Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   255-257
  • Session Number:  FRF-M3
  • Monday, May 08, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Presentations and Panel Discussion by Sodexho USA, Publix Supermarkets, and ConAgra Brands o Food waste and how to solve it remains a hot topic in the U.S. and throughout the global supply chain. The cross-industry initiative, Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA) brings together nearly 30 leading companies to identify and...
Speakers
Gail Tavill

Sustainability Director
ConAga Brands
Speaker

Meghan Stasz

Senior Director of Sustainability
Grocery Manufacturers Association
Moderator

Michael Hewett


Publix Supermarket
Speaker

Ted Monk

Vice President Corporate Responsibility
Sodexo USA
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 08
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room:   338-339
  • Session Number:  EREF-M5
  • Monday, May 08, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker
Brian Brazil

Industrial Wastewater Treatment Engineer
Waste Management
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 08
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Join these experts to learn best practices on cooling package in refuse trucks and other vehicles and equipment. Review maintenance, trouble shooting, and best practices on Fan Drive/Fan Blade maintenance, ON/OFF, 2 speed, and Viscous fan drives, coolant and radiator/CAC. 
Speakers
Dale Johnson


Horton
Speaker

Dan Holdmeyer

Industrial Sector Manager
Chevron
Speaker

Mark Pusateri


Horton
Moderator

Michael Ellis


AKG of America
Speaker

Session details

Find out the do’s and don’ts of acquiring and selling your business. These law experts will share what factors are relevant to buyers and sellers considering the purchase/sale of waste industry assets, what traps and risks buyers should watch out for, methods for sellers to use to streamline the sale...
Speakers
Brad Page

Director, Investment Banking
William Blair & Company
Speaker

Jeff Wahl

M&A/Commercial Law Partner
Squire Patton & Boggs
Speaker

Tony Rice

Vice President, Environmental Services Department
Comerica Bank
Moderator

Session details

  • Room:   357
  • Session Number:  RL-M3
  • Monday, May 08, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
Two years ago, mixed waste processing facilities were threatening to take the country by storm.  To date, they have failed to meet these expectations.  Our expert panelists will examine the facts to let you know what has worked in mixed waste processing and what has not. 
Speakers
Anne Germain

Director of Waste & Recycling Technology
National Waste & Recycling Association
Moderator

JD Lindeburg


RRS
Speaker

Lori Scozzafava

Senior Vice President
GBB
Speaker

Steve Viny

CEO
Envision Holdings
Speaker

Session details

Where will garbage trucks be in five years? How about 10? As new regulations and technologies are developed each year, what do manufacturers expect to see in thh future for the way trucks are built? 
Speakers
Curtis Dorwart

Vocational Marketing Manager
Mack Trucks, Inc
Speaker

Mark Howerton


Daimler
Speaker

Tony Romano

Consultant
3rd Eye
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 08
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Room:   Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  ISM-11
  • Monday, May 08, 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Charles Alutto

CEO
Stericycle
Participant

John Clesen

SVP, U.S. Operations
Stericycle, Inc.
Participant

Session details


Monday, May 08
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room:   338-339
  • Session Number:  EREF-M6
  • Monday, May 08, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker
Bob Johnston


CB&I
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 08
2:15 PM - 2:55 PM

  • Room:   Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  ISM-12
  • Monday, May 08, 2:15 PM - 2:55 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Mike Schwalbach

President
Sierra Container
Participant

Pat Carroll

President
Dover ESG
Participant

Scott Dols

President and CEO
Big Truck Rental LLC
Participant

Skip Berg

National Sales Manager
Labrie Enviroequip
Participant

Session details


Monday, May 08
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room:   338-339
  • Session Number:  EREF-M7
  • Monday, May 08, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker
Scott Grieco


OBG
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 08
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Production of Clean Compost Out of Mixed MSW: A Giant Leap Towards Zero Waste. Technology Innovations and Initiatives in Relation to Composting and Biodrying, Anaerobic Digestion and Odour Abatement of Municipal Solid Waste and Organic Waste Streams. Organics from Municipal Solid Waste Processing.  A Solution to the Problem of Waste...
Speakers
Anne Ludvik


Specialized Environmental Technologies
Moderator

Dennis Soriano


BioHiTech Global
Speaker

Eric Herbert

Founder and CEO
Zero Waste Energy, LLC
Speaker

Luc De Baere

Managing Partner
Organic Waste Systems
Speaker

Marieke Kromkamp


Waste Treatment Technologies
Speaker

Norma McDonald


Organics Waste Systems
Speaker

Paul Oostelbos


Waste Treatment Technolgies-Netherlands
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   255-257
  • Session Number:  FRF-M4
  • Monday, May 08, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Launching and Scaling Food Recovery in Cities and Urban Regions.  Rescuing Good Food for Environmental, Financial and Social Impact.  Changing the Norm from Food Waste to Food Recovery. Learn how college students took a "simple" model of recovering surplus prepared food from their dining halls and scaled that model to spark...
Speakers
BethAnn Taylor


Taylor Environmental
Moderator

Karen Hanner


Feeding America
Speaker

Leah Lizarondo

CEO
412 Food Resce
Speaker

Natalie Jayroe


Second Harvest Food Bank, New Orleans
Speaker

Regina Northouse


Food Recovery Network
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 08
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room:   357
  • Session Number:  RL-M4
  • Monday, May 08, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Hear the latest innovations in recycling from a panel of pioneers who are blazing new trails in collecting and processing recyclables.  Our experts will look at how recycling has expanded on each coast and what tools you can use to expand your own program.
Speakers
Bill Keegan

President
Dem-Con Companies
Moderator

Blair Pollock

Solid Waste Planner
Orange County, NC
Speaker

Kristy Pickurel

Director, Development and Communications
Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Speaker

Maria Javier


San Jose University
Speaker

Session details

Learn from the National Waste & Recycling Association’s esteemed Hall of Famers and award winners what it takes to be a leader in this industry.
Speakers
Ben Harvey

President
E.L. Harvey & Sons
Speaker

Chris Weiser


Cram-a-lot
Speaker

Joe Winters


Winters Bros
Speaker

Mike Paine


Paine's Incorporated
Speaker

Ron Bergamini

CEO
The Action Environmental Group
Speaker

Will Flower


Winter Bros
Moderator

Session details

Process improvement tools – used by manufacturing giants like Motorola, Toyota, and General Electric – can be applied to repetitive tasks like picking up collections route trashcans, pushing waste through a transfer station, or hand-picking recyclables at a MRF, often with dramatic improvements in safety and efficiency. Using case studies...
Speakers
Jeff Fantell


Joyce Engineering
Moderator

Neal Bolton

President
Blue Ridge Services
Speaker

Session details

Fleet maintenance can be costly. To maintain it, organizations need to be efficient, effective, and results-focused.  In this session, learn from industry experts the best practices for implementing telematics to improve your fleet maintenance cost and operations.  The panel will consist of a wide range of experts from a customer...
Speakers
Brian Mulshine


Rush Truck Centers
Speaker

Dan Gommel


Carlisle & Co.
Moderator

Harold Graves


Texas Disposal
Speaker

Steve Hamer


Cummins Engine Co.
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 08
3:05 PM - 3:35 PM

  • Room:   Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  ISM-13
  • Monday, May 08, 3:05 PM - 3:35 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker
Patrick Dovigi

CEO
GFL Environmental
Participant

Session details


Monday, May 08
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   338-339
  • Session Number:  EREF-M8
  • Monday, May 08, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker
Ramesh Goel


University of Utah
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 08
3:35 PM - 4:10 PM

  • Room:   Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  ISM-14
  • Monday, May 08, 3:35 PM - 4:10 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Brain Bales

EVP - Chief Development Officer
Republic Services, Inc.
Participant

Chuck Serianni

CFO
Republic Services, Inc.
Participant

Don Slager

CEO
Republic Services
Participant

John VanderArk

EVP Operations
Republic Services, Inc.
Participant

Tim Stuart

EVP Operations
Republic Services, Inc.
Participant

Session details


Monday, May 08
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room:   338-339
  • Session Number:  EREF-M9
  • Monday, May 08, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker
Renzun Zhao


Lamar University
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 08
4:10 PM - 5:05 PM

  • Room:   Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  ISM-15
  • Monday, May 08, 4:10 PM - 5:05 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Jim Fish

CEO
Waste Management
Participant

Richard Burke

CEO
Advanced Disposal
Participant

Ronald Mittelstaedt

CEO
Waste Management
Participant

Steve Jones

CEO
Covanta Holdings
Participant

Session details


Monday, May 08
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   338-339
  • Session Number:  EREF-M10
  • Monday, May 08, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker
Kevin Torrens

Chief Engineer/Senior Associate
Brown & Caldwell
Speaker

Session details


Monday, May 08
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room:   255-257
  • Session Number:  FRF-M5
  • Monday, May 08, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Food Recovery Programs and Initiatives at the Pan American Life Conference Center & Cafe 601. Managing Food at an NFL Stadium: Procurement & Sourcing, Staffing, Safety, Security, and Recovery of Food Scraps to Energy. P3 Food Rescue Program:A case study from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.  Horry County Schools Food Waste Separation and...
Speakers
BethAnn Taylor


Taylor Environmental
Moderator

Brad Mohr


Cleveland Browns
Speaker

Carla Castagnero

President
AgRecycle Inc.
Speaker

Nathan Rugar


Sodexo Corporate Services
Speaker

Ms  Sara Kaplan


Wayne County Airport Authority
Speaker

Session details

Principles of Source Separation and Collection Best Practices.  This presentation will cover the steps to determine and implement the best organics diversion program to meet a generators, haulers and processors needs. Trailblazing Organics Programs – Options and Case Studies for Collection, Processing, and Fee Structures. Food Scraps Program Development: Education...
Speakers
Anne Ludvik


Specialized Environmental Technologies
Speaker

Debra Darby


Organix Solutions
Moderator

Laith Ezzet


HF&H Consultants
Speaker

Lorenzo Macaluso


RecyclingWorks/Center for EcoTechnology
Speaker

RIck Shipley

CEO
Organix Recycling
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 09
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

20 years of EU and Dutch Bio Waste Policy, from Environmental Policy to Resource Policy and Circular Economy.  Closing the Food Production and Consumption Loop: EU Policy and market initiatives to end food waste. Food Waste Policies. What is working, what is not!
Speakers
Cordia Chu


Griffith University, QLD
Speaker

Evan Edgar

President
Edgar & Associates
Moderator

Herman Huisman

Sr. Advisor International Cooperation
RWS, Agency of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Enviornment
Speaker

Marin van Nieuwenhoven


RWS, Agency of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Enviornment
Speaker

Rachael Ajayi


Griffith University, QLD
Speaker

Scott Baum


Griffith University, QLD
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   255-257
  • Session Number:  FRF-T1
  • Tuesday, May 09, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
We Don’t Waste Denver and Their Innovative Food Recovery Program for the Hungry. Going Further with Food: Launching a Multi-Stakeholder Collaborative Effort to Reduce Food Loss and Waste in the United States. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Guidelines and Impacts on Food Rescue and Recovery.
Speakers
BethAnn Taylor


Taylor Environmental
Moderator

Greg Sponseller


Horry County Schools
Speaker

Jeremy Kranowitz

Sr. Policy Affiliate, Keystone Policy Ctr.
Sustainable America
Speaker

Peter Klaich


Shapiro Enterprises
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 09
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Scaling Organics Recovery: Distributed Community Composting and Industrial Scale Recovery.  Sufficient organics recovery infrastructure is needed to accommodate increasing amounts of food waste diverted from landfills. This presentation will explore the various costs and benefits of community composting in comparison with industrial scale recovery and digestion operations Organic Recycling Processing...
Speakers
Carla Castagnero

President
AgRecycle Inc.
Moderator

Evan Edgar

President
Edgar & Associates
Speaker

George Savage

Principal and Executive President
CalRecovery
Speaker

JD Lindeberg

President and Managing Partner
Resource Recycling Systems
Speaker

Scott Woods

CEO
Sustainable Generation
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   255-257
  • Session Number:  FRF-T2
  • Tuesday, May 09, 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
A panel of experts will explore how the reduction of organics waste across each phase of the consumption and disposal lifecycle is being managed more effectively using technology. This session will focus on concepts to reduce food production, solutions that ensure recycling of organic material, and how to use technology...
Speakers
Geoff Aardsma


Enevo
Moderator

James Condela


Organix Recycling
Speaker

Komal Ahmad


COPIA
Speaker

Lauren Grisanti


BlueCart Inc.
Speaker

Ricky Ashenfelter


Spoiler Alert
Speaker

Ruth Abbe

Principal
Abbe & Associates, LLC
Speaker

Tracie Bills

North California Director
Sustainable Materials Management - SCS Engineers
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 09
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Fires continue to be a concern for facilities in the waste and recycling industry, so how can we use new and innovative solutions, such as technology, to prevent these issues from happening? 
Speakers
Brent Shows


Advanced Disposal
Speaker

David DeVito


ReEnergy
Speaker

Mike Hughes


Casella
Moderator

Ryan Fogelman

Vice President of Business Development
FireRover
Speaker

Session details

Today’s MRFs have evolved significantly. What the latest and greatest in MRF technology? What can be expected in the future?
Speakers
David Hudson

Director of Sales and Marketing
Recology
Speaker

Jim Webb


BHS
Moderator

Ken Beaver


Environmental Solutions Group
Speaker

Mark Buntjer


Zero Waste Energy
Speaker

Tim Horkay


Penn Waste
Speaker

Session details

EPA finalized revised New Source Performance Standards Subpart XXX and Emissions Guidelines Subpart Cf rules in August 2016. Now, states are beginning the process of developing their own rules as delegated authorities. In addition, the rules have received numerous challenges. Find out what the hubbub is all about.
Speakers
Amy Banister


Waste Management
Speaker

Angela Marconi


State of Delaware
Speaker

Anne Germain

Director of Waste & Recycling Technology
National Waste & Recycling Association
Moderator

Patrick Sullivan

Vice President
SCS Engineers
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   357
  • Session Number:  RL-T1
  • Tuesday, May 09, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
In response to the difficulty MRFs have with contaminated loads that include wet materials or unacceptable materials like film and aseptic packaging and even sharps(!), the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) began developing Inbound Scrap Specifications and MRF Glass Specifications to help educate municipalities. Join this panel of experts...
Speakers
Michael Arcier


Ekman Recycling
Speaker

Michael Timpane


RRS
Speaker

Peter Keller


Republic Services - Recycling Summit
Moderator

Susan Robinson

Senior Director, Public Affairs
Waste Management, Inc.
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 09
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Room:   357
  • Session Number:  RL-T2
  • Tuesday, May 09, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
What works and what doesn’t when it comes to teaching the public how to recycle?  Learn the tricks of the educating trade from expert practitioners so that you can increase both the number of people participating in your program, how much they put in their recycling carts and the quality...
Speakers
Brenda Pulley

Sr. Vice President, Recycling
Keep America Beautiful
Speaker

Lynn Dyer


Food Service Packing Institute, Solid Wastes Authority of Palm Beach
Speaker

Patti Hamilton


Power of Ten Consulting
Moderator

Willie Puz


Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach
Speaker

Session details

Find out what legislative rulings were implemented that significantly impact organizations in the waste and recycling industry, and how to manage them effectively.
Speakers
Jimmy Slaughter


Beveridge & Diamond
Speaker

John Cruickshank

Associate Attorney
Alaniz Schraeder Linker Farris Mayes LLP
Speaker

Nathan Brainard

Vice President
Insurance Office of America
Moderator

Session details

How do we get new drivers? How do we keep them compliant? How do we retain them? Participate in this lively discussion focused on hiring the right drivers, keeping drivers compliant on an on-going basis, and retaining them for the long haul.  Interact with a panel of haulers from all...
Speakers
Jason Leck

Vice Presidnet
George Leck & Son
Speaker

Michael O'Connor

Managing Partner
Premier Waste Services
Speaker

Robert Bartee

Vice President of EHS
Waste Corporation
Speaker

Shawn Mandel

Vice President, Safety & Risk
Waste Connections, Inc.
Speaker

Tony Cardamone

Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Concorde, Inc.
Moderator

Session details

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is touted as the cure for all of recycling’s ills.  Thirty-two states currently have mandatory product stewardship laws.  They mostly cover products with toxic constituents; however, advocates wish to add traditional recyclables such as paper and packaging to the list of covered products.  This session will...
Speakers
Chaz Miller

Director of Policy/Advocacy
NWRA
Speaker

Meghan Stasz

Senior Director of Sustainability
Grocery Manufacturers Association
Speaker

Susan Robinson

Senior Director, Public Affairs
Waste Management, Inc.
Moderator

Session details


Tuesday, May 09
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Waste to Power Systems that Contribute to the End of Waste.  The Power Behind Farm Powered Anaerobic Digestion. The Biogas Industry, and ABCs Efforts to Shape the Regulatory, Political and Economic Landscape for AD Projects.  Accelerating the Biogas Industry Through Communication Technologies.
Speakers
Jim Miller


J.R. Miller & Associates
Moderator

Maxime Lemonde


BiogasWorld Media
Speaker

Michael Niederbacher


BTS biogas Srl
Speaker

Norma McDonald


Organics Waste Systems
Speaker

Topher Gudmand


Vanguard Renewables
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   243-245
  • Session Number:  SLS-T1
  • Tuesday, May 09, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Strategies and Policies for Increasing Diversion of Food Waste and Other Organics. City of Minneapolis Organics Recycling Pilot, Drop-Offs, and Citywide Collection Program. Organics in NYC: Building the Nation’s Largest Organics Collection Program. Food Scrap Recovery in Northern Michigan: Commercial Collection Case Study.
Speakers
Aiden Cohen


Austin Resource Recovery, City of Austin, TX
Speaker

Ashley Zanolli


Oregon DEQ Materials Management Program
Moderator

Elisa Seltzer


Emmet County Department of Public Works
Speaker

Gregory Anderson

Chief of Staff
NYC Department of Sanitation
Speaker

Kellie Kish


City of Minnieapolis
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 09
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

There is a plethora of innovative technology - both software and hardware - that can be used in collection and transfer station equipment and operations. But how does utilizing this technology result in an increased bottom line for your company? Hear lessons learned on how innovative solutions have been implemented...
Speakers
Bryan Staley

President and CEO
Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Speaker

Mike Schwalbach

President
Sierra Container
Moderator

Tony Romano

Consultant
3rd Eye
Speaker

Session details

Join Washington, DC industry insiders for a lively discussion of the Trump Administration, the President’s cabinet, and the new Congress. Will the Administration be successful in working with House and Senate Republicans, or moving legislation forward? Will Senate Democrats be successful in preventing House-passed legislation from reaching the Senate floor?...
Speakers
Ashley Davis

Marketing Manager
West Front Strategies
Speaker

Kevin Kraushaar

Vice President, Government Affairs and General Counsel
NWRA
Moderator

Rich Goodstein

President
Goodstein & Associates
Speaker

Session details

Is tonnage up? Is it down? Is it moving to a different area? Those in the know will share their information with you so that you’ll know what’s happening and what the projections are for the future so that you can plan accordingly.
Speakers
David Bodamer


Penton
Moderator

Eileen Berenyi


Speaker

Jim Thompson

Principal
Waste Business Journal
Speaker

Michael Hoffman

Managing Director
Stifel Financial Corp.
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   357
  • Session Number:  RL-T4
  • Tuesday, May 09, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Leachate management can be one of the greatest expenses landfills operators have. And, as WWTP’s impose new pretreatment requirements on landfills, these costs will likely increase. So, it’s always worthwhile to keep up with what’s coming up with leachate management. Our panelists today will keep you up to speed on...
Speakers
Brad Granley

President/Founder
Leachate Management Specialists
Speaker

Bruce Schmucker

Client Manager
Clark-Floyd Landfill, LLC
Moderator

Frank DeOrio


OBG
Speaker

Kenneth Jones


O'Brien & Gere Operations
Speaker

Patrick Stanford


Rochem Americas, Inc.
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 09
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Room:   255-257
  • Session Number:  FRF-T6
  • Tuesday, May 09, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
San José’s Residential Food Scraps to Animal Feed Pilot. Food Waste: Tackling Number One. Successful Multi-Family Food Scrap Collection - Yes, It Can Be Done. The Straight Dish on Food Recycling in the City of Manteca.
Speakers
Cecilia Rios


City of San Jose
Speaker

Debra Darby


Organix Solutions
Moderator

Jason Sanders


EcoSafe Zero Waste
Speaker

Jeremy Kline


City of Manteca
Speaker

Jessica Aldridge


Athens Services
Speaker

Jetta Antonakos


City of Tacoma
Speaker

Session details

Food Waste is Coming – But How Much?Properly size and design your facility by using a data driven predictive model; a review of the methodology and results from a variety of cities. Keys to Selecting the Right Compost Facility Location. Brett  Food Waste is Coming, how contaminated will it be...
Speakers
Brett Hoyt


Sustainable Generation, LLC
Speaker

Geoff Hill


Engineered Compost Systems
Speaker

Hunt Briggs

Project Manager
Resource Recycling Systems
Moderator

Mitch Kessler

President
Kessler consulting, Inc
Speaker

Tim O'Neill

President and Founder
Engineered Compost Systems
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 09
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   243-245
  • Session Number:  SLS-T2
  • Tuesday, May 09, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
As technology continues to be the focal point of many industries, how does it affect the way the waste and recycling industry does business? Hear from experts from inside and outside of the industry on topics like on-demand waste pick up, how big data can play a role in enhancing...
Speakers
Dominic Papa

Executive Director & Co-Founder
Institute for Digital Progress
Speaker

Jimmy Martin


AMCS Group
Moderator

Lisa Faison


City of Phoenix
Speaker

Mark Madsen


Waste Management
Speaker

Michael Allegretti

Head of Public Policy
Rubicon Global
Speaker

Stephanie Benfield

Chief Reliance Officer
City of Atlanta
Speaker

Tim Lake


Cisco
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, May 09
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

  • Room:   255-257
  • Session Number:  FRF-T7
  • Tuesday, May 09, 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Insights into the Economics and Cause & Effect of the Landfill Disposal of Supermarket Profits. Organics Recycling for Distribution Centers.
Speakers
BethAnn Taylor


Taylor Environmental
Moderator

Emanouel Manatakis


Transpacific Industries Group Ltd.
Speaker

Ryan Cooper


Rubicon Global Waste Diversion
Speaker

Session details

Zero Waste Master Planning: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice. Zero Waste Operations: Strategies, Infrastructure, and Input Necessary to Move Forward in this Growing Industry. City of Boulder’s Universal Zero Waste Ordinance.
Speakers
Kara Metz


City of Boulder
Speaker

Peter Klaich


Shapiro Enterprises
Moderator

Ruth Abbe

Principal
Abbe & Associates, LLC
Speaker

Sarah LaRock


University of New Orleans
Speaker

Scott Buck


Eastern Washington University
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, May 10
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Get an inside look at what today’s award-winning young professionals see as the industry’s challenges and opportunities in this WasteExpo 40 Under 40 power session A young professional’s perspective of where the waste/recycling/organics industry is headed Learn how technology is changing waste/recycling from the industry’s rising stars Sage advice from young professionals on...
Speakers
Barry Caldwell


Waste Management
Moderator

Beth Burns


Pinellas County Solid Waste
Speaker

Gena McKinley

Strategic Planner
City of Austin, TX
Speaker

RIchard Schofield


Enerkem
Speaker

Stephan Banchero


Cedar Grove
Speaker

Session details

As an industry, we all do our part in making work for employees in waste and recycling as safe as possible. While many resources are targeted at promoting education and awareness to protect drivers, front line managers, and other before-and-during collection employees, we can’t forget about the special safety needs...
Speakers
Jeff Martin


Waste Management
Moderator

Jerry Peters

Corporate OSHA Compliance Manager
Rumpke Consolidated Companies
Speaker

Jerry Sjogren

Safety Manager
E. L. Harvey & Sons
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   Meet near Registration by video wall
  • Session Number:  FMC-W1
  • Wednesday, May 10, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Roadside Inspections:  (Note:  session participants should meet  in the Registration Area inside Hall E near the Video Wall to go onto the show floor together.)  Learn from local law enforcement officers what they look for when inspecting an industry truck.  This information will assist managers in managing vehicle condition as well as...
Speakers
Ronald Furca


Louisiana State Police
Speaker

Tim Grigsby


Louisiana State Police
Speaker

Tony Hargis


National Waste & Recycling Association
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   357
  • Session Number:  RL-W1
  • Wednesday, May 10, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Over the past 10-15 years, populous regions have seen significant transition to single-stream recycling (SSR). Observing such, SSR seemingly became the system to move towards by recyclers overall. Some communities, however, are not well-suited for single stream systems due to location, population density, fluctuating volumes, etc. The Centre County Recycling...
Speakers
Anthony Colosimo

CEO
Phoenix Renewable Technologies
Moderator

Joanne Shafer


Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority
Speaker

Walt Davenport


MSW Consultants
Speaker

Session details

Everyone knows about the evolving ton in recycling. But the evolving ton in landfills is even more dramatic. While packaging changes impact the quality of recyclables, landfills experience changes to their material stream from a host of policies and regulations, as well as from consumer behavior and natural disasters. As...
Speakers
Butch Joyce


Joyce Engineering
Speaker

Eric Chiado

Principal
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Speaker

Steve Menoff

Vice President
Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Moderator

Session details


Wednesday, May 10
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Surrey Biofuel Facility – making plans happen. Chemical Recycling of Municipal Solid Waste into Biofuels and Chemicals: Case Study of Enerkem Alberta Biofuels. Utilizing Digestate to Clean Biogas and Improve Facility Operational Efficiency.  Simplifying Sustainability – Trillium, Refuse, and Renewable Natural Gas.
Speakers
Andrew White


CHAR Technologies, LTD
Speaker

Ashley Duplechien


Trillium CNG
Speaker

Brian Dolski


Trillium CNG
Speaker

David McConnell

Vice President, Business Development
Enerkem
Speaker

Gary Bilbro


NewGreen Consulting
Moderator

Rolfe Philip

VP Business Development
Yield Biogas Soultions
Speaker

William Zobel


Trillium CNG
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   255-257
  • Session Number:  FRF-W1
  • Wednesday, May 10, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
ReFED’s Roadmap to Reduce Food Waste illustrated the dramatic economic impacts of food waste diversion. Food waste is a resource that can bring value to local communities in the forms of revenue, job creation, business growth, while benefitting the environment. How many composted tons of yard waste or food waste...
Speakers
Brandon Moffatt


StormFisher Environmental Ltd.
Speaker

Brenda Platt

Director
Composting for Community Project, ILSR
Speaker

Harry Cohen


Natural Upcycling
Speaker

Hunt Briggs

Project Manager
Resource Recycling Systems
Moderator

Session details


Wednesday, May 10
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Hear perspectives from the manufacturer to the end user on the pros and cons of using CNG – and where it might be headed in the future. Gain insight into the overall process of building your own CNG Station or partnering with other suppliers to fuel your fleet – from...
Speakers
Bret Biggers


NWRA
Moderator

Harland Chadbourne

Director of Purchasing
Waste Pro USA
Speaker

Hoon Won

Compass Natural Gas Partners
Speaker

Kyle Takavitz

Commercial Director
Worthington Industries
Speaker

Robert Norton Jr

General Manager
All Waste Inc.,
Speaker

Session details

It’s been years since United Haulers vs. Oneida-Herkimer. So has all the dust settled on flow control? Are there any outstanding issues? Hear from experts on both sides of the discussion who will provide a lively debate on a sometimes contentious topic.
Speakers
Barry Shanoff

Attorney
Public Sector
Speaker

Elizabeth Rothenberg

Partner
McGuire Woods
Speaker

Kevin Kraushaar

Vice President, Government Affairs and General Counsel
NWRA
Moderator

Session details

  • Room:   357
  • Session Number:  RL-W2
  • Wednesday, May 10, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
Odors can be the bane of any facility. And once odor complaints begin, the public goodwill can quickly mobilize against the landfill. Next, the press is involved and regulators and perhaps even legislators. Ideally, facilities will try to get ahead of the concern. Understand what can be done to address...
Speakers
James Walsh

President & CEO
SCS Engineers
Speaker

Kendra Sherman

Squire Patton & Boggs
Moderator

Laura Haupert

Director of Research and Deveopment
OMI Industries
Speaker

Thomas Rappolt

Office Director & Vice President
SCS Engineers
Speaker

Session details

Get an extensive look into some of the latest technologies used in recycling such as: a case study on fuel separation techniques, robot sorting applications, how to make glass-free compost from organic fines with the Densimetric Table, gasifying post-MRF waste and much more.
Speakers
Anthony Colosimo

CEO
Phoenix Renewable Technologies
Moderator

Brian Schellati

Director of Business Development
VAN DYK Recycling Solutions
Speaker

Jonathan Menard

Executive Vice-President Sales & Strategic Positioning
Machinex
Speaker

Mike Hart

President & CEO
Sierra Energy
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, May 10
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Successfully Meeting CA VOC Emission Regulations for Two Food Waste and Biosolids Composting Facilities. A Hybrid Approach to Decentralized Composting Composting Often Overlooked Organics; Diapers and Dog Waste.  Modernizing and Restarting a Mechanical Composting Facility in the Middle East. 
Speakers
Brian Fuchs


GORE* Cover: North America
Speaker

Gary Bilbro


NewGreen Consulting
Moderator

Greg McCarron


SCS Engineers
Speaker

Mark Williams

VP Market Development
BioBag America, Inc.
Speaker

Terry Keene


Keene Environmental Consulting LLC
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   255-257
  • Session Number:  FRF-W2
  • Wednesday, May 10, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Production First Waste Reduction: A Model for Institutional Food Waste. Matthew UNC Greensboro (UNCG) Spartan Dining’s Food Recovery Programs and Initiatives. Food Recovery Success at Denison University. Michigan State University – Residential Hospitality Services 5 Year Case Study on Closed Loop Food Waste Recovery.
Speakers
BethAnn Taylor


Taylor Environmental
Moderator

Carla Iansiti


Michigan State Univeristy
Speaker

Matthew Giguere


University of Wisconsin-Stout
Speaker

Piper Fernwey


Bon Appetit Management Company
Speaker

Sarah Lynch


University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, May 10
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room:   243-245
  • Session Number:  SLS-W1
  • Wednesday, May 10, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
With increasing populations, changing policy requirements, new sustainability and recycling goals and improved technology developments, how are cities managing their solid waste? How are they planning for the future? Hear from innovative cities on their plans for managing waste now and down the road.
Speakers
Bill Caesar


WCA
Moderator

Jim McKay

General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services
City of Toronto
Speaker

Phil Bresee

Chief, Environmental Management Office, Arlington County
Virginia Solid Waste Bureau
Speaker

Susan Fife-Ferris

Director, Solid Waste Planning & Program Management
Seattle Public Utilities
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, May 10
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Offering views on the future of refuse, Mike Ramsey, formerly covering the automotive industry at the WSJ and now a Research Director at Gartner, will lead a discussion with Mack and Ratto, together with partner Wrightspeed, on their willingness to explore innovative solutions to their individual challenges. In this session,...
Speakers
Dan Katt

Corporate Loss Control Manager
Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Speaker

Ian Wright

Founder & CEO
Wrightspeed
Speaker

Lou Ratto

Chief Operating Officer
The Ratto Group
Speaker

Mike Ramsey

Gartner
Moderator

Roy Horton

Director of Product Strategy
Mack Trucks
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   357
  • Session Number:  RL-W3
  • Wednesday, May 10, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
We know that there is a demand to recycling products of all types. But just because it can be separated, does that mean it should be? What about contamination? What about end markets? What are the limits to recycling?
Speakers
Ali Donahue

Environmental Sustainability Engineer
Keurig Green Mountain
Speaker

Gary Brooks


Marathon Equipment
Moderator

Gary Osman

Sims Recycling
Speaker

Stephanie Baker

Director of Market Development
KW Plastics
Speaker

Steve Alexander


ACC
Speaker

Session details

Most of us do not think about a calamitous incident until it happens. The best protection against litigation is a solid plan of action. This session will provide an outline and a basis for additional research to create a plan that works for your company.
Speakers
Dan Katt

Corporate Loss Control Manager
Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Speaker

Randy Ellert

Corporate Safety Office Manager
Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Moderator

Session details

WORKSHOP:  Successful organizations are often a product of great leadership and we all have the opportunity to be great leaders. Leadership is not a title, rather it is an informed and intentional approach that inspires and focuses resources to transform vision into reality. In this high-energy session, go beyond text...
Speakers
Kate Kanabay


Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered
Moderator

Pat McLaughin

Division Director
King County, City of Seattle
Speaker

Session details

WORKSHOP:  Distracted driving has been identified as a modern epidemic by safety organizations world-wide. The scientific community has produced indisputable proof that driving while distracted decreases performance and increases the likelihood of involvement in an accident. Companies are managing distracted driving through the use of mobile technology and policies banning...
Speakers
Jim Olsen


Republic Services
Moderator

Keyna Cory

President
Public Affairs Consultants
Speaker

Steve Changris


NWRA
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, May 10
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM

FastOx Gasification: A Sustainable Approach to Increased Revenue in the Waste Management Industry. Synergistic Effects of Co-digesting Preprocessed Food Waste Slurry.  Aerobic Digestion Technology with Heat Recovery. Driving Through the FOG. Diversion of FOG (fats, oil, and grease) and conversion to bio-fuels, biogas, and compost Surrey Biofuel Facility - making plans...
Speakers
BethAnn Taylor


Taylor Environmental
Moderator

G. Nakhla


Environmental Consulting
Speaker

Gary Bilbro


NewGreen Consulting
Speaker

M. Chowdhury


Environmental Consulting
Speaker

M. Kim


Environmental Consulting
Speaker

Michael Keleman


Emerson
Speaker

Michael Siegal


Ecolocap Solutions
Speaker

Mike Hart

President & CEO
Sierra Energy
Speaker

Paul Oostelbos


Waste Treatment Technolgies-Netherlands
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   255-257
  • Session Number:  FRF-W3
  • Wednesday, May 10, 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Residential Food Scrap Collection – The logical next step in our diversion efforts. Simple Steps to Make Food Collection Successful. Compostable Bioplastics: An Important Enabler to Food Scrap Collection.  Increasing Food Court Multi-Tenant Post-Consumer Recovery.
Speakers
Joseph Brock


The Composting Network
Speaker

Peter Klaich


Shapiro Enterprises
Moderator

Richard Lombardo


Natur-Tec
Speaker

Robert Weatherbe


The Recycling Alternative
Speaker

Rod Muir


Sierra Club, CAN
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, May 10
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room:   243-245
  • Session Number:  SLS-W2
  • Wednesday, May 10, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Contamination is the bane of every MRF operator and organics manager. It creates problems by reducing throughput of actual recyclables and organics, causes safety problems, dirties the clean recyclables and compost/animal feed and gets caught up in the machinery. Find out how your colleagues are managing contamination.
Speakers
Chris Coady


The Recycling Partnership
Speaker

Ellen Martin


The Closed Loop Fund
Speaker

Jim Cowhey


Organix Recycling
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, May 10
3:30 PM - 5:15 PM

  • Room:   255-257
  • Session Number:  FRF-W4
  • Wednesday, May 10, 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers will discuss small scale composting and other processing systems designed for commercial establishments and institutions. Processing can be done onsite or offsite. Selected systems are scalable to process residuals from multiple establishments. Digest Your Waste Food on Site — Don’t Send It to the Landfill.  Rapid Organic Waste Processing Systems –...
Speakers
Craig Shaw


Advetec
Speaker

Iain Milnes


Power Knot LLC
Speaker

Joey Baxter


Organic Resource Company
Speaker

Louis Anagnostakos


ORCA Digesters Inc.
Speaker

Peter Klaich


Shapiro Enterprises
Moderator

Robert Winn


Organic Resource Company
Speaker

Spiro Frangos


ORCA Digesters Inc.
Speaker

Session details

Recovering High Value Compounds from Food Scraps.  Enhancing Agricultural Production Systems with Liquid Bio-stimulant Fertilizers derived from Food Waste. Compost Use Opportunities in States with Legalized Marijuana.  The presentation will highlight the market potential based on the three legalized states It will also highlight the value of the crop, the...
Speakers
BethAnn Taylor


Taylor Environmental
Moderator

Dave Girard


Peterson Corp.
Speaker

G. Swamy


South Dakota State University
Speaker

H. Patrick


University of Calgary
Speaker

Kasiciswanathan Muthukumarappan


South Dakota State University
Speaker

M. Cesar


University of Calgary
Speaker

Mark LeJeune


California Safe Soil
Speaker

Paul Luzuriaga


University of Calgary
Speaker

Session details


Thursday, May 11
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room:   252-254
  • Session Number:  FRF-TH1-2
  • Thursday, May 11, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
This workshop will teach food waste generators, haulers, processors, municipalities, businesses, and institutions how to start and promote a food waste recovery program.  Attendees will learn more about the material and potential contamination issues; how to reduce food waste; collection and handling best practices; container options; training; environmental benefits and...
Speaker
Gary Bilbro


NewGreen Consulting
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   255-257
  • Session Number:  FRF-TH1-1
  • Thursday, May 11, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
Food Rescue’s Lasting Impact on the Community. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Education on Student Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior Regarding Food Waste. Cultivating an Ethic of Food Conservation with Student Food Audits and Food Recovery Partnerships in the K12 Environment. Food Waste: Reduce, Recover, Recycle. Jean Ronnei, Food Service Management Solutions (FSMS).
Speakers
BethAnn Taylor


Taylor Environmental
Moderator

Melissa Terry


University of Arkansas
Speaker

Rebecca Busse


Purdue University
Speaker

Rod Williams


Purdue University
Speaker

Tarrah McCreary


Chartwells Compass
Speaker

Session details