WasteExpo 2017

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Monday, May 08
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

  • Session Number:  ISM-1
  • Monday, May 08, 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Robert Boucher

CEO
Speaker

Alan Dunlea

CFO
Speaker

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

  • Session Number:  ISM-2
  • Monday, May 08, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Mark DeVita CFO


Heritage-Crystal Clean
Speaker

Brian Recatto

CEO
Speaker

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Monday, May 08
8:30 AM - 9:05 AM

  • Session Number:  ISM-3
  • Monday, May 08, 8:30 AM - 9:05 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Worthing Jackman CEO


Waste Connection, Inc
Speaker

Ronald Mittelstaedt

CEO
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
Philip Alia

Corporate Marketing Communications Manager
Advanced Disposal
Moderator

Jessica Mayorga


NWRA
Speaker

Mac Okrant

Vice President of Marketing
Casella Waste Systems
Speaker

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  • Room:   346-347
  • 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, carpets and clothing? If you or your company has been challenged to increase the local recycling rate by collecting and processing those products,...
Speakers
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
Co-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
Dr.   Stuart Buckner


Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC
Moderator

Cheryl Coleman


USEPA
Keynote

Elise Golan


USDA
Keynote

Christian Kasper

CEO
Harvest Power
Keynote

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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. 
Speaker
Marc Rogoff, Ph D.


SCS Engineers
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
Leonard Badal

Global Delo Brand Manager
Cheveron
Speaker

Jim Bretz

Director of Service & Solutions
Volvo
Speaker

John Dolce

Fleet, Facility and Maintenance Management Specialist
Wendel Duchscherer
Speaker

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Monday, May 08
9:05 AM - 9:40 AM

  • Session Number:  ISM-4
  • Monday, May 08, 9:05 AM - 9:40 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
John Casella


Speaker

Ned Coletta CFO


Casella Waste Systems
Speaker

Edwin Johnson COO


Casella Waste Systems
Speaker

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Monday, May 08
9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

  • Session Number:  ISM-5
  • Monday, May 08, 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Dan Hannes

IR
Speaker

Brad Helgeson CFO


Covanta Holdings
Speaker

Stephen Jones CEO


Covanta Holdings
Speaker

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Monday, May 08
10:20 AM - 10:55 AM

  • Session Number:  ISM-6
  • Monday, May 08, 10:20 AM - 10:55 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Jeffery Feeler CEO


US Ecology
Speaker

Eric Gerratt CFO


US Ecology
Speaker

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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
Speaker

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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
Charlie Kimmel

President/CEO
Kimmel & Associates
Speaker

Michele Ryder

Vice President Sales & Marketing
Werlor Waste Control
Speaker

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  • Room:   346-347
  • 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
Nina Butler


Moore Recycling
Speaker

Bill Moore

President
Moore & Associates
Speaker

James Nordmeyer

Vice President, Global Sustainability
Owens, Illinois
Speaker

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

Principal
Skumatz Economic Research Associates
Speaker

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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
Gaelan Brown


Agrilab Technologies, INC
Speaker

Luigi Castelli

President
BioMRF Technologies
Speaker

Evan Edgar

President
Organic Waste Solutions
Moderator

Tim O'Neill

President and Founder
Engineered Compost Systems
Speaker

Patrick Sullivan

Vice President
SCS Engineers
Speaker

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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
Nicole Civita

Professor
University of Arkansas
Speaker

Darby Hoover

Senior Resource Specialist
Natural Resources Defense Council
Speaker

Ashley Zanolli


Oregon DEQ Materials Management Program
Speaker

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Monday, May 08
10:55 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Session Number:  ISM-7
  • Monday, May 08, 10:55 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Richard Burke CEO


Advanced Disposal
Speaker

Steve Carn

CFO
Advanced Disposal
Speaker

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Monday, May 08
11:30 AM - 12:10 PM

  • Session Number:  ISM-8
  • Monday, May 08, 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
William Gay

CEO
Tunnel Hill
Speaker

Ray Hatch

CEO
Quest Resources Holding
Speaker

Nate Morris

CEO
Rubicon Global
Speaker

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

  • Room:   301
  • Session Number:  DDD-M4
  • Monday, May 08, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Employee productivity and retention is not just an issue for the waste industry. Hear from outside of the industry to gain insight into best practices for maintaining employees and keeping them productive. 

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  • Room:   301
  • 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 from both the private and public sector as they address issues like truck specifications, equipment procurement, daily maintenance, major and minor repairs, tire programs, current truck regulations and...
Speakers
Martin Demers

CEO
Fleetmind
Speaker

Bryan Dodds

Director of Aftermarket Product Development
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing
Speaker

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  • Room:   301
  • 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
David Cieply

VP of Solid Waste
Watershed Geosynthetics
Speaker

Michael Kukak

President
Blackstone Environmental
Speaker

Earl Lott

Director Waste Permits Division
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Speaker

Elliot Pugh

Sales Associate
Wind Defender, LLC
Speaker

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  • Room:   301
  • 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 Glascoe

CEO
Convoy Technologies
Speaker

Garry Mosier

Vice President, Operations
Alliance Wireless Technologies
Speaker

Jason Palmer

President
SmartDrive Systems, Inc.
Speaker

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Monday, May 08
12:20 PM - 12:55 PM

  • Session Number:  ISM-9
  • Monday, May 08, 12:20 PM - 12:55 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Ed Egl

VP - Finance/ Assistant Treasurer
Waste Management
Speaker

James Trevathan

COO
Waste Management
Speaker

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Monday, May 08
12:55 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Session Number:  ISM-10
  • Monday, May 08, 12:55 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Michael Battles

CFO
Clean Harbors
Speaker

Jim Buckley

IR
Clean Harbors
Speaker

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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. Anaerobic Digestion Case Studies, BMP's, Drivers...
Speakers
Will Charlton


Digester Doc
Speaker

Thomas Gratz


Hitachi Zosen
Speaker

Diarmid Jamieson


SLR Consulting Limited. UK
Speaker

Jim Miller


J.R. Miller & Associates
Speaker

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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
Christy Cook

Senior Management
Sodexo USA
Speaker

Michael Hewett


Publix Supermarket
Speaker

Meghan Stasz

Director of Sustainability
Grocery Manufacturers Association
Moderator

Gail Tavill

Sustainability Director
ConAga Brands
Speaker

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Monday, May 08
1:30 PM - 2:05 PM

  • Session Number:  ISM-11
  • Monday, May 08, 1:30 PM - 2:05 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker
Charles Alutto

CEO
Stericycle
Speaker

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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
Rob Countiss


SKG of America
Speaker

Dan Holdmeyer


Cheveron
Speaker

Mark Puseeri

Team Slaes Manager
Hotorn
Speaker

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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
Bradly Page

Director, Investment Banking
William Blair & Compnay
Speaker

Jeff Wahl

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

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  • Room:   346-347
  • 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
JD Lindeburg


RRS
Speaker

Lori Scazzafava


GBB/City of Montgomery
Speaker

Steve Viny

CEO
Envision Holdings
Speaker

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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? 

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Monday, May 08
2:05 PM - 2:50 PM

  • Session Number:  ISM-12
  • Monday, May 08, 2:05 PM - 2:50 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Skip Berg

National Sales Manager
Labrie Enviroequip
Speaker

Pat Carroll

President
Dover ESG
Speaker

Scott Dols

President and CEO
Big Truck Rental LLC
Speaker

Mike Schwalbach

President
Sierra Container
Speaker

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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
Luc De Baere

Managing Partner
Organic Waste Systems
Speaker

Eric Herbert

Founder and CEO
Zero Waste Energy, LLC
Speaker

Marieke Kromkamp


Waste Treatment Technologies
Speaker

Norma McDonald


Organics Waste Systems
Speaker

Dennis Soriano


BioHiTech
Speaker

Jeroen-Peter van der Mark


Waste Treatment Technologies
Speaker

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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
Karen Hanner


Feeding America
Speaker

Natalie Jayroe


Second Harvest Food Bank, New Orleans
Speaker

Leah Lizarondo

CEO
412 Food Resce
Speaker

Regina Northouse


Food Recovery Network
Speaker

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

  • Session Number:  ISM-13
  • Monday, May 08, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker
Patrick Dovigi

CEO
GFL Environmental
Speaker

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

  • Room:   346-347
  • 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
Maria Javiar


San Jose University
Speaker

Blair Pollock

Solid Waste Planner
Orange County, NC
Speaker

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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
Ryan Fogelman

Vice President of Business Development
FireRover
Speaker

Brent Shows


Advanced Disposal
Speaker

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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
Ron Bergamni


The Action
Speaker

Ben Harvey

President
E.L. Harvey & Sons
Speaker

Chris Weiser


Cram-a-lot
Speaker

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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...
Speaker
Neal Bolton

President
Blue Ridge Services
Speaker

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Monday, May 08
3:30 PM - 4:05 PM

  • Session Number:  ISM-14
  • Monday, May 08, 3:30 PM - 4:05 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Brain Bales

EVP - Chief Development Officer
Speaker

Chuck Serianni

EVP-CFO
Speaker

Don Slager

CEO
Republic Services
Speaker

Tim Stuart

EVP - Operations
Speaker

John VanderArk

EVP - Operations
Speaker

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Monday, May 08
4:05 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Session Number:  ISM-15
  • Monday, May 08, 4:05 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Richard Burke CEO


Advanced Disposal
Speaker

Jim Fish

CEO
Waste Management
Speaker

Stephen Jones CEO


Covanta Holdings
Speaker

Ronald Mittelstaedt

CEO
Speaker

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

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
Carla Castagnero

President
AgRecycle Inc.
Speaker

Ms  Sara Kaplan


Wayne County Airport Authority
Speaker

Brad Morh


Cleveland Browns
Speaker

Nathan Rugar


Sodexo Corporate Services
Speaker

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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
Laith Ezzet


HF&H Consultants
Speaker

Anne Ludvik


Specialized Environmental Technologies
Speaker

Lorenzo Macaluso


RecyclingWorks/Center for EcoTechnology
Speaker

RIck Shipley

CEO
Organix Recycling
Speaker

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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
Rachael Ajayi


Griffith University, QLD
Speaker

Scott Baum


Griffith University, QLD
Speaker

Cordia Chu


Griffith University, QLD
Speaker

Herman Huisman


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

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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
Peter Klaich


Speaker

Jeremy Kranowitz

Past President
Sustainable America
Speaker

Greg Sponseller


Horry County Schools
Speaker

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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
Evan Edgar

President
Organic Waste Solutions
Speaker

JD Lindeberg

President and Managing Partner
Resource Recycling Systems
Speaker

George Savage

Principal and Executive President
CalRecovery
Speaker

Scott Woods

CEO
Sustainable Generation
Speaker

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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
Ruth Abbe

Principal
Abbe & Associates, LLC
Speaker

Komal Ahmad


COPIA
Speaker

Ricky Ashenfelter


Spoiler Alert
Speaker

James Condela


Organix Recycling
Speaker

Lauren Grisanti


BlueCart Inc.
Speaker

Christy Hurlburt


Enevo
Moderator

Tracie Onstad Bills

North California Director
Sustainable Materials Management - SCS Engineers
Speaker

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

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

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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


Speaker

Angela Marconi


State of Delaware
Speaker

Patrick Sullivan

Vice President
SCS Engineers
Speaker

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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

David Pounders


CEC
Speaker

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

  • Room:   101
  • Session Number:  RL-T3
  • 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
Lynn Dyer


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

Patti Hamilton


Power of Ten Consulting
Moderator

Brenda Pully


KAB
Speaker

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

Associate Attorney
Alaniz Schraeder Linker Farris Mayes LLP
Speaker

Steven Horowitz

Partner
Horowitz Law Group, LLC
Speaker

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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
Robert Bartee

Vice President of EHS
Waste Corporation
Speaker

Tony Cardamone

Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Concorde, Inc.
Moderator

Jason Leck

Vice Presidnet
George Leck & Son
Speaker

Shawn Mandel

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

Michael O'Connor

Managing Partner
Premier Waste Services
Speaker

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Speaker
Chaz Miller

Director of Policy/Advocacy
NWRA
Speaker

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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
Topher Gudmand


Vanguard Renewables
Speaker

Maxime Lemonde


BiogasWorld Media
Speaker

Norma McDonald


Organics Waste Systems
Speaker

Michael Niederbacher


BTS biogas Srl
Speaker

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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
Tony Romano

Consultant
Speaker

Bryan Stanley


EREF
Speaker

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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

Rich Goldstein

General Manager All waste Inc.,
Speaker

Kevin Krashaaur

Vice President, Government Affairs and General Counsel
NWRA
Speaker

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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
Eileen Berenyi


Speaker

Michael Hoffman

Managing Director
Stifel Financial Corp.
Speaker

Jim Thompson

Principal
Waste Buiness Journal
Speaker

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  • Room:   346-347
  • Session Number:  RL-T5
  • 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
Frank DeOrio


O'Brien & Gere
Speaker

Brad Granley

Senior Environmental Engineer
Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc.
Speaker

Kenneth Jones


O'Brien & Gere Operations
Speaker

Patrick Sanford


Rochem Americas
Speaker

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

  • Room:   243-245
  • 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
Jessica Aldridge


Athens Services
Speaker

Jetta Antonakos


City of Tacoma
Speaker

Jeremy Kline


City of Manteca
Speaker

Cecilia Rios


City of San Jose
Speaker

Jason Sanders


EcoSafe Zero Waste
Speaker

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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
Geoff Hill


Engineered Compost Systems
Speaker

Brett Hoyt


Sustainable Generation, LLC
Speaker

Mitch Kessler

President
Kessler consulting, Inc
Speaker

Tim O'Neill

President and Founder
Engineered Compost Systems
Speaker

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Tuesday, May 09
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Room:   243-245
  • Session Number:  SLS-T1
  • Tuesday, May 09, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Michael Allegretti

Head of Public Policy
Rubicon Global
Speaker

Stephanie Benfield

Chief Reliance Officer
City of Atlanta
Speaker

Lisa Faison


City of Phoenix
Speaker

Tim Lake


Cisco
Speaker

Jimmy Martin


AMCS Group
Moderator

Dominic Papa


iDT
Speaker

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

California’s Law AB 1826 and Six Bay Area Supermarkets.  The Economics and Cause and Effect of Supermarket Waste.  Organics Recycling for Distribution Centers.
Speakers
Ryan Cooper


Rubicon Global Waste Diversion
Speaker

Emanouel Manatakis


Transpacific Industries Group Ltd.
Speaker

Steve Sutta


Green Plant 21
Speaker

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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
Ruth Abbe

Principal
Abbe & Associates, LLC
Speaker

Scott Buck


Eastern Washington University
Speaker

Sarah LaRock


University of New Orleans
Speaker

Kara Metz


City of Boulder
Speaker

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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
Beth Burns


Pinellas County Solid
Speaker

Renee Hansen


HipCycle
Speaker

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  • Room:   350-351
  • Session Number:  TBD-W1
  • Wednesday, May 10, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Today’s MRFs have evolved significantly. What the latest and greatest in MRF technology? What can be expected in the future?
Speaker
David Hudson

Director of Sales and Marketing
Recology
Speaker

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Roadside Inspections:  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 maintaining pre- and post- inspection examinations by drivers.  Note – Session participants will meet by the Education Office and go onto...

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  • Room:   346-347
  • 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
Cynthia Mitchell


MSW Consultants
Speaker

Joanne Shafer


Centre County Recycling & Refude Authority
Speaker

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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
Brain Dolski


Trillium CNG
Speaker

Ashley Duplechien


Trillium CNG
Speaker

David McConnell

Vice President, Business Development
Enerkem
Speaker

Paul Oostelbos


Orgaworld
Speaker

Andrew White


CHAR Technologies, LTD
Speaker

William Zobel


Trillium CNG
Speaker

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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...
Speaker
Hunt Briggs

Project Manager
Resource Recycling Systems
Moderator

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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
Harland Chadbourne

Director of Purchasing
Waste Pro USA
Speaker

Robert Norton Jr

General Manager
All Waste Inc.,
Speaker

Kyle Takovitz

Commercial Director
Worthington Industries
Speaker

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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
Brian Root


McGuire Woods
Speaker

Barry Shanoff


Public Sector
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   346-347
  • 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
Laura Haupert

Director of Research and Deveopment
OMI Industries
Speaker

Thomas Rappolt

Office Director & Vice President
SCS Engineers
Speaker

Kendra Sherman

Squire Patton & Boggs
Speaker

James Walsh

President & CEO
SCS Engineers
Speaker

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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
Mike Hart

President & CEO
Sierra Energy
Speaker

Jonathan Menard

Executive Vice-President Sales & Strategic Positioning
Machinex
Speaker

Pieter Van Dijk

President
VAN DYK Recycling Solutions
Speaker

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

Successfully Meeting CA VOC Emission Regulations for Two Food Waste and Biosolids Composting Facilities. Composting Often Overlooked Organics; Diapers and Dog Waste.  Modernizing and Restarting a Mechanical Composting Facility in the Middle East.  Top Issues Facing the Composting Industry.
Speakers
Brian Fuchs


GORE* Cover: North America
Speaker

Terry Keene


Keene Environmental Consulting LLC
Speaker

Cary Oshins


US Composting Council VA
Speaker

Mark Williams

VP Market Development
BioBag America, Inc.
Speaker

Session details

  • 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
Piper Fernwey


Bon Appetit Management Company
Speaker

Matthew Giguere


University of Wisconsin-Stout
Speaker

Carla Iansiti


Michigan State Univeristy
Speaker

Sarah Lynch


University of Noth 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: 
Speakers
Phil Bresee

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

Susan File-Ferris

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

Jim McKay

General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services
City of Toronto
Speaker

Session details


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

  • Room:   346-347
  • 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
Steve Alexander


ACC
Speaker

Stephanie Baker

Director of Market Development
KW Plastics
Speaker

Monique Oxender


Keurig Green Mountain
Speaker

Maite Quinn


Sims Recycling
Speaker

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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
Roy Horton

Director of Product Strategy
Mack Trucks
Speaker

Mike Ramsey

Gartner
Moderator

Lou Ratto

Chief Operating Officer
The Ratto Group
Speaker

Ian Wright

Founder & CEO
Wright Speed
Speaker

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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 Kanaby


Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered
Moderator

Pat McLaughin

Division Director
King County
Speaker

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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
Steve Changris


NWRA
Speaker

Keyna Cory

President
Public Affairs Consultants
Speaker

Jim Olsen


Republic Services
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 . Mixing Systems – is there one...
Speakers
Gary Bilbro


Speaker

M. Chowdhury


Environmental Consulting
Speaker

Mike Hart

President & CEO
Sierra Energy
Speaker

Michael Keleman


Emerson
Speaker

M. Kim


Environmental Consulting
Speaker

G. Nakhla


Environmental Consulting
Speaker

Michael Siegal


Ecolocap Solutions
Speaker

Eugene Smith


SUMA America, Inc
Speaker

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Residential Food Scrap Collection – The logical next step in our diversion efforts. Compostable Bioplastics: An Important Enabler to Food Scrap Collection.  Increasing Food Court Multi-Tenant Post-Consumer Recovery. Organics Recycling: SSO vs Mixed Waste Processing – Which Way Should I Go?
Speakers
Jim Ambroso

VP
Anaergia
Speaker

Richard Lombardo


Natur-Tec
Speaker

Rod Muir


Sierra Club, CAN
Speaker

Robert Weatherbe


The Recycling Alternative
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: 
Speakers
Chris Coady


The Recycling Partnership
Speaker

Ellen Martin


The Closed Loop Fund
Speaker

Session details


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

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
Louis Anagnostakos


ORCA Digesters Inc.
Speaker

Joey Baxter


Organic Resource Company
Speaker

Sonny Burkett

President & Co-Founder
Hungry Giant Recycling, Inc.
Speaker

Spiro Frangos


ORCA Digesters Inc.
Speaker

Iain Milnes


Power Knot LLC
Speaker

Craig Shaw


Advetec
Speaker

Robert Winn


Organic Resource Company
Speaker

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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
Edwin Blosser


Midwest Bio Systems Inc.
Speaker

M. Ceaser


University of Calgary
Speaker

Dave Girard


Peterson Corp.
Speaker

Mark LeJenue


California Safe Soil
Speaker

Paul Luzuriaga


University of Calgary
Speaker

Kasiciswanathan Muthukumarappan


South Dakota State University
Speaker

H. Patrick


University of Calgary
Speaker

G. Swamy


South Dakota State University
Speaker

Session details


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

  • 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
Rebecca Busse


Purdue University
Speaker

Tarrah McCreary


Chartwells Compass
Speaker

Jean Ronnei


Food Service Management Solutions
Speaker

Melissa Terry


University of Arkansas
Speaker

Rod Williams


Purdue University
Speaker

Session details

  • 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


Speaker

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