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Panel Discussion: Scrap Your Fears About Food Waste: A Guide to Implementing an Organics Collection Program (Public Sector) (WasteExpo 2019)

Attendees will learn best practices for municipalities developing or improving food waste and organics programs. Panelists will present case studies & provide a comprehensive review of steps in the process, e.g., city, hauler, processor. All phases of organics program development will be addressed including Research: collecting qualitative and quantitative data through surveys, & focus groups to inform program development; Planning: Identifying compost facilities and the infrastructure to collect/transport organic waste; Choosing the proper equipment, best practices for educating residents on organic waste collection, impact of regulations and the trend toward zero waste, collection operations logistics; and Program Implementation.

Moderator: Kristin Kinder, Wastequip

Panelists:

  • Charlotte Pitt, Operations Manager at Denver Solid Waste, City of Denver
  • Dave Vaughn, VP & Senior Director of Business and Market Development, Recology. CA
  • Ned Foley, Owner, Two Particular Acres; Managing Member, American BioSoils & Compost. PA
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