|Tuesday, October 24 |
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
|Wednesday, October 25 |
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
|Thursday, October 26 |
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Show Registration Hours
- Sunday, October 22: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Monday, October 23: 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 24: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 25: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday, October 26: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Technical Division Meetings
Technical Division Meetings are open to all SWANA members.
Tuesday, October 24
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Collection & Transfer Division Meeting, Room 266
- Landfill Management Division Meeting, Room 267
Wednesday, October 25
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
- Planning & Management Division Meeting, Room 240
- Waste Reduction, Recycling, and Composting Division Meeting, Room 266
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- Communication, Education & Marketing Division Meeting, Room 264
- Landfill Gas Division Meeting, Room 267
Thursday, October 26
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
- Special Wastes Division Meeting, Room 267
- Waste-to-Energy Division Meeting, Room 264
Technical Sessions Tuesday, October 24
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Session 1: The Use of Scrap Tires in Landfill Applications, Room 232/242
Moderator: John Serumgard, The Scrap Tire Management Council
- Characteristics of Tire Shreds
Speaker: Dana Humphrey, University of Maine
- The Engineering Perspective: Leachate Systems
Speaker: John J. Wood, Camp Dresser and McKee
- The Engineering Perspective: Other Landfill Applications
- The Operator's Perspective
Speaker: Les Liman, Twin Landfill Corp.
Session 2: Bioreactor Landfills, Room 202/212
Moderator: Anne Germain, Landfill Management Division and Delaware Solid Waste Authority
- Bioreactor Landfills: Some Engineering Perspectives
Speaker: Don Augenstein, I.E.M. Inc.
- Innovative Solutions for Achieving Zero Discharge of Managed Water Sources
Speaker: Alfred Yates and Stephen Krajcsik, Gannett Fleming Inc.
- Coordinating Regulations in Design and Construction of Modern Landfill Liners and Closure Caps
Speaker: Gregory Richardson, GN Richardson and Associates Inc. and Richard Sprague, HDR Engineering
- Long Term Nitrogen Management in Bioreactor Landfills
Speaker: Morton A. Barlaz, North Carolina State University
Session 3: Board Members 101, Room 231/243
Moderator: J. Donald Isaacs, Chairman, SWANA Board Committee and Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA)
- Elements for Board Success
Speaker: Gary W. Bales, Monterey Regional Waste Management District, Calif.
- Things I wish I had known Before I became a Board Member
Speaker: Jack Frost, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Pa.
- Do You Know Who I Am? — Using Public Relations and Marketing to Educate Your Community
Speaker: G. Conoly Phillips, Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA)
Session 4: Recycling, Room 200/201
Moderator: Rick Mauck, Vice Director of the Waste Reduction, Recycling and Composting Division and Director of Streets and Automotive Services, City of Santa Clara, Calif.
- Growing Regional Recycling Opportunities as a Vehicle to Sustainable Economic Development
Speaker: Frank Kelley, Partnership 2000, N.Y.
- Source Reduction & Recycling: Getting to the Most Cost Effective Mix
Speaker: Lisa Skumatz, Skumatz Economic Research Associates Inc.
- Materials Testing Service: A Technical Assistance Program to Aid in the Development of Recycled Content Products and Re-Tooling/Thinking for Precision Manufacturing
Speaker: Catherine Zeman, Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center, Iowa
- Computer & Electronic Equipment Recycling & Management — A New Waste Management Challenge
Speaker: Ray Moreau, Southern Waste Information Exchange Inc.
Session 5: Legal Hot Topics, Room 205/207
Moderator: Barry S. Shanoff, Knopf and Brown, Washington D.C. and SWANA General Counsel
- Environmental Challenges and Opportunities to be Faced at Landfills
Speakers: Matt Ward, Spiegel and McDiarmid, Washington D.C.; Raymond A. Biering, County of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Mitchell Gentile, Antitrust Division, Ohio Attorney General
Session 6: Landfill Gas, Room 203/211
Moderator: Mike McGuigan, Landfill Gas Division Vice Director and SCS Engineers
- Update on the Progress Toward Reinstating a LFG Tax Credit and Other Federal Incentives
Speaker: Eric Bock, SWANA Legislative Counsel, Baise, Miller and Freer PC
- Emission Trading Credit Opportunities from Landfills
Speaker: Bruce K. Maillet, EMCON/OWT, Air Emissions Trading
- Interim Capping to Maximize Landfill Gas Collection and Odor Control
Speaker: William Straub, CMA Engineers Inc.
- Landfill Gas Control Project to Mitigate Hydrogen Sulfide Emissions at the Caroline County Sanitary Landfill
Speaker: James Gibbons, SCS Field Services Inc.
Session 7: Food Waste Collection and Composting, Room 213/214
Speaker: Daren Kupinsky, Waste Not Resource Solutions, N.Y.
- Securing Food Residuals as an Alternative Feedstock at a Composting Facility
Speakers: Leslie Morgan, Barnes Nursery, Ohio; Matt Cotton, Integrated Waste Management Consultant; Robert Rynk, J.G. Press
Session 8: Responding to Natural or Man-made Disasters, Room 260/261
Moderator: Tom Rankin, DRC Inc.
- Emergency Response and Storm Debris Cleanup Assistance
Speaker: Alex Makled, Camp Dresser and McKee
- Getting Rid of All That Debris
Speaker: Rick Goode, Waste Management Inc.
- Planning Ahead — Establishing Pre-Event Agreements
Speaker: Linda L. Ladd, City of Myrtle Beach, N.C.
- After Disaster Strikes: How To Get Funding Assistance
Speaker: Shirley Collins and Jim Loomis, Florida Emergency Management Agency
Wednesday, October 25
8:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Session 9: Landfill Management, Room 200/201
Moderator: Chris Campman, SWANA Landfill Management Division Director and Gannett Fleming Inc.
- RCRA Subtitle D — Past, Present and Future
Speaker: William Held, EMCON/OWT
- Landfill Closure Design/Build: A Trend of the Future — Bee Ridge Landfill Experience, Sarasota County, Fla.
Speaker: Abdul Mulla Saleh, Camp Dresser and McKee
- Groundwater Remediation By Enhancing Natural Bioremediation Processes at the Colesville Landfill Broome County, N.Y.
Speaker: Steven M. Feldman, ARCADIS Geraghty and Miller
- Geosynthetic Clay Liner Direct Shear Database
Speaker: Jim Olsta, CETCO
- Alternative Daily Covers: What Has and Hasn't Worked in Florida
Speaker: Raymond Dever, SCS Engineers
- Utilization of Processed Green Material for Erosion Control and Alternative Daily Cover
Speaker: Dave Lowry, Orange County Integrated Waste Management Department, Calif.
Session 10:Communications, Education & Marketing — Getting your Message Out with Budgets Large and Small,” Room 232/242
Moderator: Felicia W. Blow, APR, SWANA Communications, Education & Marketing Division Director and Southeastern Public Service Authority, Va.
Speakers: Lisa Ashby, Lake County Solid Waste Management District, Merrillville, Ind., 1999 SWANA Gold CEM Public Education Excellence Award winner; Terry Schultz, Southern Idaho Solid Waste District, Burley, Idano, 1999 Bronze CEM Public Education Excellence Award winner; Don Yelton, CEM Division Member, Asheville, N.C.
Session 11: Waste to Energy, Room 231/243
Moderator: Peter Stasis, Director, Utilities-Engineering, Pinellas County Utilities, Fla.
- Integrated Waste to Energy Solution
Speaker: Ron Menville Jr., Brightstar Environmental LLC
- Life Cycle Assessment Technology
Speaker: Susan Thorneloe, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- SWANA's 3rd Bi-Annual WTE: Ash Management and Recycling Survey
Speaker: Scott Settar, SWANA
- Pinellas County Resource Recovery Facility Ash Recharacterization
Speaker: Steve Reinhart, Pinellas County and Kelsi Jo Oswald, Pinellas County Utilities
- Papermill Sludge Recycling and Energy Production
Speaker: Robert Brickner, Gershman, Brickner and Bratton
- Report on National Trends in Waste-to-Energy/Resource Recovery Report Facilities
Speaker: Raffaela Dunne, Henningson, Durham and Richardson Architecture and Engineering
Session 12: Special Waste Management, Room 205/207
Moderator: David Nightingale, EMCON
- Characterization of Ten Heavy Metals in Recovered Screened Material from Construction and Demolition Recycling Facilities
Speaker: Kevin Leo, Camp Dresser and McKee
- Evaluating Used Oil, Audit, and Cleanup Programs — Surveys, Measurements, Techniques and Results
Speaker: John Green, Skumatz Economic Research Associates Inc.
- What's Happening Regarding Extended Producer Responsibility?
- Discussion of EPA'S Pesticide Storage and Disposal Labeling Requirement
Speaker: Amy Breedlove, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs
- HHW Collection — Easy — Efficient — Effective
Speaker: Julia Marano, Leigh County, Pa.
- Getting Top Performance from Your Household Hazardous Waste Program
Speaker: Robert Craggs, R.W. Beck
Session 13: Collection, Room 203/211
Moderator: Susan Young, Collection and Transfer Division
Director and Director Solid Waste and Recycling, City of
- Automation for the Future
Speaker: Michael Woodruff, City of Longmont, Colo.
- Local Government — Getting Back Into the Collection Business
Speaker: Constance Hornig, Constance Hornig Law Offices
- Beat 2000: A GIS Based Collection System
Speaker: Pete Truch, City of Calgary, Canada
- Overview and Implications of the New OSHA Ergonomic Standards
Speaker: Gary Orr, OSHA Office of Safety Standards Program
- Articulated Vehicles. How this not-so-new technology is improving collection of solid waste.
- Using Video Cameras on Collection Vehicles: Houston's Experience
Speaker: Daniel M. Gutierrez, Department of Solid Waste Management, Houston, Texas
Session 14: Landfill Gas, Room 202/212
Moderator: Ray Huitric, Landfill Gas Division Director and
Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, Calif.
- 2000 Landfill Gas Control Award Recipient
- 2000 Landfill Gas Utilization Award Recipient
- Results from the Fresh Kills Source Testing
Speaker: Scott Hill, Ecogas
- Ford Motor Company's experience with using Landfill Gas
Speaker: Jeff White [Invited], Ford Motor Co.
- Comparison of Emissions: Landfill Bioreactors vs. Conventional
Speaker: Roger Green, Waste Management Inc.
- Leachate Evaporation = Cost Savings and Value
Speaker: James Martin, Republic Waste Services Inc.
Session 15: Generating Revenue From Your Leaf, Grass and Brush Piles, Room 213/214
Presented by The U.S. Composting Council, this session, will include discussions on processing steps to convert piles of yard trimmings into valuable products; various production, processing and collection techniques; and equipment. Case studies of successful yard trimmings composting facilities and compost marketing programs will be included.
Speakers: Keith Bailey, DKMM Solid Waste District, Ohio; Caroline Repenning, Greencycle; Rob McCartney, Kurtz Brothers Inc., Ohio; Jim McNelly, NaturTech Composting Systems Inc., Minn.; and Nathiel Egosi, RRT Design & Construction, N.Y.
Session 16: Planning and Management, Room 260/261
Moderator: Allen Bonini, Planning and Management Vice Director
- Diversifying Your Revenue Through Complete Asset Utilization
Speaker: Jim Warner, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Pa.
- The Growth of User-Based Solid Waste Payment Systems
Speaker: Edward McGlade, Standard & Poor's
- Mystery or Mastery: Making Sense Out of Solid Waste Feasibility Studies
Speaker: Janet Martin, Fitch IBCA
- When Recycling Stalls … Developing Next Steps for Massachusetts
Speaker: Lisa Skumatz, Skumatz Economic Research Associates Inc.
- Political Realities of Public Waste Management Facility Development
Speaker: John Merritt, Merritt Communications Inc., Environmental Solutions Division
- Better Solid Waste System Planning Using Computer-Based Planning Tools: Web-based Waste Composition Computer Modeling
Speaker: Jonathan Burgiel, R.W. Beck Inc.
Session 17: Solid Waste Services from Internet Companies, Room 262/263
A number of new Internet companies have been formed to enhance services for the solid waste industry. Discussions will include an overview of what these companies have to offer.
Speakers: Solid Waste Online, Mark Walsh; Wastebid.com, George T. Hudnet Jr.; Wasteclick.com, Patrick Sweeney; WasteDepot.com, Nick Nicholson; FreeMarkets, Lauren Laplante
Thursday, October 26
1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Room 231/243
Session 18: Planning and Management
Moderator: Janet Martin, Fitch IBCA
- Interstate Waste Transport: Waste Got, Want Not
Speaker: Kathi Mestayer, Malcolm Pirnie Inc.
- Materials Recovery Facilities & Transfer Stations: The Impact of Industry Mergers on Public/Private Partnerships
Speaker: Ruben Mesa, City of Oxnard, Calif.
- Impact of Industry Consolidation
Speaker: Constance Horning, Constance Hornig Law Offices
- The New Competition — First Year Results
Speaker: Anne-Marie Fowler, Region of Ottawa Carleton, Canada
Session 19: Recycling, Room 232/242
Moderator: Gina Hawkins, Director of the Waste Reduction,
Recycling and City of Gainesville, Fla.
- Milk Route Pick Up of Recycling Drop Offs
Speaker: Charles Ramer, Portage County Solid Waste Management District, Ohio
- Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio “Just in Time” Recycling
Speaker: Jack Wackernagle, SWANCO Sanitary Landfill
- Integrated Management of Municipal Waste in Edmonton, Alberta
Speaker: Bud Latta, City of Edmonton, Canada
- Wood Waste Recycling: What Was Learned from Examining Six Operating Facilities
Speaker: Kathleen Kilbane, SWANA
Session 20: Crisis Communications Workshop — “Everything You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask, “Room 205/207
Moderator: Susan Patane, Communications, Education and Marketing Division Vice Director and NORCAL
A four-part interactive workshop covering how to handle crisis, including dealing with media.
- Part One: An overview of crisis communication.
- Part Two: Groups will be given a crisis scenario and must develop a plan.
- Part Three: Groups will share how they develop and implement their plan.
- Part Four: A panel discussion by the media on the success and improvements needed by each group.
Session 21: Construction and Demolition Debris Management, Room 203/211
Moderator: William Turley, Construction Materials Recycling Association
- Asphalt Shingle Recycling in the United States
Speaker: Ken Patterson, Patterson Services
- Deconstruction of Buildings: Is It Feasible?
Speaker: Dave Neun, National Association of Home Builders Research Center
- Impact of CCA-Treated Wood on C&D Recycling
Speaker: Timothy Townsend, University of Florida
Session 22: Transfer Systems, Room 213/214
Moderator: Wayman Pearson, Collection and Transfer Division Vice Director and City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services Department
- Incorporating Non-waste Related Technology into a Successfully Designed and Operated MSW Transfer Station
Speaker: Daniel Bauer, Salt Lake Valley Solid Waste Mgt. Council, Utah
- Efficiency Study for North Area Transfer Station and Kiefer Landfill
Speaker: John Abernethy, Sacramento County, Calif., and Mark Urquhart, HDR Engineering
- To Transfer or Not to Transfer? How to Answer to the Question
Speaker: Debbie Miller, R.W. Beck
- Why We Decided to Transfer When Our Landfill Still Had Capacity
Speaker: Dan Williams, Calvert County, Md.
Session 23: Beyond Our Borders: What's Happening Outside North America, Room 260/261
Speakers: Ilan Nissim, Solid Waste Management Department, Jerusalem, Israel; The National Waste Strategy for England and Wales, Stephen Jenkinson, Greater Manchester Waste Ltd., United Kingdom; N.C. Vasuki, International solid Waste Association and Delaware Solid Waste Authority; Greg Vogt, SWANA and SCS Engineers
Technical Tours Monday, October 23
All tours leave and return from the Cincinnati Convention Center outside first floor lobby. Continental breakfast provided. No personal vehicles allowed. All tours provide contact hours toward recertification for all Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) certification categories: Manager of Landfill Operations, Manager of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Transfer Station, Manager of MSW Recycling Systems, Manager of MSW Collection Systems and Manager of Integrated MSW Systems.
Tour 1 — 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rumpke-Colerain Avenue Facility
- Operations Overview
- Landfill Gas Extraction
- Composting Facility
Tour 2 — 8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Tour of Cincinnati Solid Facilities
- Cincinnati Paperboard Corp.
- Evans Landscaping/Composting Facility
- ELDA Landfill Methane Gas Recovery
- Rumpke's Materials Recovery Facility - St. Bernard Plant
Tour 3 — 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Waste Management's Outer Loop Bio-Reactor Landfill, Louisville, Ky.
- Bioreactor Overview
- Contaminated Soils Bioremediation