WasteExpo 2003

April 1, 2003

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WasteExpo 2003

Welcome to WasteExpo 2003!

THE LAST TIME I WROTE TO ALL OF YOU, we were getting ready to go to one of America's playgrounds — Las Vegas! And while I'm certain many people left WasteExpo 2002 with stories of success at the tables, there also were many stories of deals being made on the show floor of WasteExpo. A tough economic environment and world event uncertainties didn't stop the people of this great industry from doing what they came to do at WasteExpo! And the industry came … in record numbers. While other trades shows across all industries saw declines in attendance, WasteExpo's attendance in 2002 increased 9 percent! If this alone doesn't speak to the strength of this show, this industry and most importantly of its people, I don't know what does!

The economic environment is still tough — very tough. And there is still a tremendous uncertainly around the world. But I'm certain that we all have come to realize that to some degree, we can't worry about what we cannot control. Being a “control-freak” myself, it's difficult to accept this notion. But it's true. We all have jobs to do and lives to lead. This is what we must focus on.

Speaking for WasteExpo, we will not let anything stand in the way of our focus. Our focus is on the needs of our customers. Our focus is on organizing an event that serves the needs of all waste and recycling professionals. Our focus is on creating a forum where people can see new products, learn how to do their jobs better, reconnect with old friends, and forge new relationships.

I am happy to announce that despite tough times and uncertainty, WasteExpo is growing. We welcome two industry-leading conferences and their participants to WasteExpo. Beginning this year in New Orleans, the Medical Waste Conference, organized by NSWMA's Medical Waste Institute, will co-locate with WasteExpo 2003. Then in 2004, in Dallas, Waste Tech 2004 — The Landfill Technology Conference, organized by NSWMA's Landfill Institute will co-locate with WasteExpo and The Medical Waste Conference.

Since joining WasteExpo just before the 1999 event in Dallas, I have watched people I know leave companies and change companies. I have been proud to be part of an effort to help WasteExpo evolve from a private sector trade show to a show which embraces all industry participants — private sector, public sector, waste generators, medical waste professionals, environmental services directors at hospitals and health care facilities, and landfill owners and operators. It has been a very exciting time for me personally and professionally. And as exciting as our future together is, I remind myself that I must stop now to say, “Thank You!” to all of you who have contributed to this effort — to my friends at Waste Age magazine, at the Environmental Industry Associations, to those who have served on the WasteExpo Advisory Committee and to those who have called/e-mailed with suggestions, comments or just notes of, “Hey, I see the changes you are making … thanks.” Well, it's my turn to say “thanks” back. It's the people who make this industry great. And it's the people of this industry who have made my years on WasteExpo wonderful. Thank you. We still have tough waters to navigate, but I'm certain we can navigate them successfully — together.

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you in New Orleans! It's going to be a great show!

Sincerely,
Rita Ugianskis-Fishman
Group Show Director, WasteExpo
Primedia Business Exhibitions ▸www.wasteexpo.com

Schedule At-A-Glance

WasteExpo Agenda

General Information

WasteExpo 2003

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, La.
Exhibits: June 3-5
Education: June 2-5

WasteExpo is organized by Primedia Business Exhibitions and sponsored by the Environmental Industry Associations and Waste Age Magazine.

For a complete list of WasteExpo Allied Publications, Supporting Organizations and Corporate Sponsors, please visit www.wasteexpo.com.

Travel/Hotel Information:

Special discounts have been negotiated for all WasteExpo participants at New Orleans hotels, with Delta Airlines and with Avis Rent A Car. For a complete list of hotels, rates and reservation information, visit WasteExpo's Web site www.wasteexpo.com or call 877-557-5334.

To obtain airline discounts, call Delta at 800-241-6760 and refer to discount code 192894A. For car rental discounts, call Avis at 800-331-1600 and refer to discount code D006261.

Onsite Registration Hours:

Registration:

To register for WasteExpo, please visit the Web site www.wasteexpo.com.

If you have questions about WasteExpo, call 800-927-5007. Call 888-863-9063 with registration questions.

For more information about the WasteExpo educational program, including session descriptions and updates, see WasteExpo's Web site: www.wasteexpo.com.

Educational Sessions:

MONDAY, JUNE 2

Orientation

8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Early Riser Education Session

Time Management: Balancing Your Work and Personal Life

8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Invited Speaker: Sharyn Scheyd, Sharyn Scheyd Inc.

Hauler Issues: Route Management — Pathways to Efficiency

Computerized Routing Technology

9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Invited Speaker: Barry Grahek, Desert Micro. Invited Moderator: George Wayne, El Paso Disposal

Alternative Fuels and “Greener” Garbage Trucks: Are They Worth the Effort?

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Invited Speakers: Juliet Burdelski, INFORM; Paul Gagnon, Waste Management Inc.; Mitch Pratt, ENRG

Route Auditing

1:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Invited Speakers: Tim Clark, Tim Clark Business Consulting Inc.; Michele Nestor, Nestor Resources

Safety First

Building a Better Corporate Safety Culture

9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Invited Speakers: Charles Blough, IESI Corp.; Ralph Ford, Waste Industries; James G. Grant, Behavioral Science Technology Inc.; Jerry Sjogren, E.L. Harvey & Sons Inc.

A Safety Success Story: How Republic Services Inc. Has Reduced Accidents and Injuries

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Invited Speakers: Matt Davies, Republic Services Inc.; Mack McCluskey, DuPont Safety Resources.

Workplace Fatalities: What Causes Them; How to Prevent Them

2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Invited Speaker: Susan Eppes, EST Solutions Inc. Invited Moderator: David Biderman, EIA

Recycling in Today's Market

Recycling: Markets Panel

9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Invited Speakers: Joe Cattaneo, Glass Packaging Institute; Phil Cavin, Mohawk Industries; Bill Moore, Moore and Associates

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Invited Speakers: Kevin McCarthy, Waste Management Inc.; Jerry Powell, Resource Recycling; Renee St. Dennis, Hewlett-Packard Co.

Hauler Issues

History of Garbage

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Invited Speaker: Dr. Martin Melosi, University of Houston. Invited Moderator: Chaz Miller, NSWMA

Insurance: Dealing with Rising Rates and Your Next Renewal

2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Invited Speakers: Kenneth Danowski, CPCU, Zurich North America; Keith George, Americana Program Underwriters Inc.

General Industry Sessions

Gumbo & Garbage: Solid Waste Collection in New Orleans

9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Emergency Preparedness and Response: Managing in a Crisis

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Invited Speaker: Will Flower, Republic Services Inc.

The Politics of Garbage: Working with Local Governments

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Invited Speakers: Robert F. Lee, Eco-Tech Environmental Services Inc.; Edward Menger, Waste Corporation of America Inc. Invited Moderator: Steven Changaris, National Solid Wastes Management Association

Managing C&D Debris

2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Invited Speakers: Jonathan Hixon, ERRCO Construction and Demolition Recycling; Greg Wirsen, Green Seal Environmental

Landfill Practices

Landfill Operations Workshop: Part I

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Invited Speaker: Leonard Joyce Jr., P.E., Joyce Engineering Inc.

Coaching the Refuse Truck Driver

“Coaching the Refuse Truck Driver II”… Train-the-Trainer Session

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Invited Speaker: Bill Waslick, FLI Drive One

Boxed Lunch Discussion

Educating the Public: How to Communicate Effectively

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

TUESDAY, JUNE 3

Hauler Issues: Examining Your Options

Switching to Carts - Based Collection System?

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Invited Speakers: Jack Lutes, Schaefer Systems International Inc.; Michael Paine, Paine's Inc.

Roadside Inspections: What Enforcers Are Looking For

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Invited Speaker: Representative from Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Safe Disposal of Needles or Sharps: Proper Collection and Education

2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Invited Session Speakers: Susan Eppes, EST Solutions Inc.; Cherie Kearns, Eureka Sharps Disposal. Invited Moderator: Alice Jacobsohn, NSWMA

Employer-Employee Relationships

Better Techniques for Hiring and Keeping Good Employees

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Invited Speaker: Kenneth Baylor, Republic Services Inc.

Strategies for Avoiding Workplace Violence

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Invited Speaker: Kenneth Baylor, Republic Services Inc.

How to Manage Temporary Employees Profitably

2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Invited Speaker: Jimmy LaValley, Waste Management Inc. Invited Moderator: David Biderman, EIA

Recycling in Today's Market

Balancing Costs and Revenues for Strong Variable Rates Programs

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Invited Speaker: Lisa Skumatz, Skumatz Economic Research Associates. Invited Moderator: Mike Huff, NSWMA

Processing Recyclables: Retain Quality, Increase Quantity

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Invited Speakers: Nathiel E. Egosi, RRT Design and Construction; Felix Hottenstein, MSS Inc.; John Willis, CP Manufacturing Inc.

Food and Leaf Waste: Collection to Composting

2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Invited Speaker: Noelle Hartshorn, Castro Valley Sanitary District. Invited Moderator: Ken McEntee, Composting News

Financial Issues

Managing Your Retirement Assets

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Invited Speaker: Jason Parker, A.G. Edwards. Invited Moderator: David Biderman, EIA

Getting What You Want in Contracts

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cash from Trash: Improving Your Accounts Receivable Collections and Credit Practices

2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Landfill Practices

Landfill Operations Workshop: Part II

10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Invited Speaker: Leonard Joyce Jr., P.E., Joyce Engineering Inc.

Boxed Lunch Discussion

Legends in the Industry: A Conversation with Wayne Huizenga

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Invited Speaker: Wayne Huizenga, Republic Services Inc. Invited Moderator: Bruce Parker, President, EIA

SWANA Session

Electronics Recycling Workshop

1:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Invited Speakers: Lynn Rubinstein, Northeast Recycling Council; Jerry Powell, Resource Recycling Magazine; Gene Jones, Southern Waste Information Exchange

Medical Waste Conference

12:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4

Hauler Issue: Improve Your Bottom Line

Can Recycling Maintain Public Support in the Face of Program Budget Cuts?

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Invited Session Speaker: Kate Krebs, National Recycling Coalition; Steve Ragiel, Recycling America Alliance

Operational Reports to Better Manage Your Business

1:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Invited Speakers: Jeff Adler, The J&B Group; Allen Ische, Trux Route Management Systems

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Invited Speakers: David Biderman, Environmental Industry Associations; Virginia T. Munford, Watkins & Eager

Shop Management: How to Run a Cost Effective Operation

1:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Invited Speaker: John Dolce, County of Essex, Department of Public Works

Equipment

Financing Equipment: To Lease or to Buy … That is the Question!

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Invited Speakers: Corey Bell, Independent Leasing Associate; Bob Pritchett, Financial Federal Credit Inc.

Balers and Compactors: Selection and Use for More Productivity

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Invited Speaker: Phil Headley, Waste Equipment Technology Association

Shredders and Grinders: Using Size Reduction Equipment for Specific Applications

2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Hauler Issue

Making A Difference: EIA's On-line Grassroots Program Makes It Easy

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Invited Speaker: Bill Sells, Environmental Industry Associations

Transfer Station Practices

Transfer Station Workshop Part I: Pros & Cons of Building Your Own

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Invited Speakers: Devin Moose, Envirogen; Steve Taylor, Republic Services Inc.

Transfer Station Workshop Part II What Makes a Good Transfer Station: Siting and Operation Guidelines

2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Invited Speakers: Stefan Bukojemsky, EMCON/OWT; Ken Karl, EMCON/OWT

Boxed Lunch Discussion

Public and Private Sectors: Working Together

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Invited Speakers: Bruce Parker, President, NSWMA; John Skinner, SWANA

SWANA Session

Single Stream Recycling Workshop

1:15 - 4 p.m.

Invited Speakers: Mitch Kessler, Kessler Consulting; Elaine Leung, City of San Jose; Gino Evans, G.E.L. Corp.

Medical Waste Conference

8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

THURSDAY, JUNE 5

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

Pricing Residential Services

Invited Speakers: Tim Clark, Tim Clark Business Consulting Inc.; Michele Nestor, Nestor Resources

Analytical Fleet Management: Improving Your Fleet's Productivity

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Invited Speaker: John Dolce, County of Essex, Department of Public Works

SPECIAL EVENTS

MONDAY, JUNE 2

Welcome Reception

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Hilton Riverside Grand Ballroom

Tickets: $50

Join friends and colleagues in celebrating New Orleans Style!

TUESDAY, JUNE 3

EIA's Inspirational and Awards Breakfast

7:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Ernest Morial Convention Center La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom Tickets: $30

Join the Environmental Industry Associations and the waste industry for breakfast featuring inspirational speaker Roger Crawford. During the ceremony, EIA will recognize waste industry leaders.

International Reception

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Ernest Morial Convention Center Free to all non-U.S. attendees

All non-U.S. attendees are invited to join a special cocktail reception.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4

Environmental Research and Education Foundation's Annual Refuse and Equipment Auction

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Ernest Morial Convention Center WasteExpo Exhibit Floor

EREF will hold its 9th annual waste equipment auction. Proceeds will be added to EREF's permanent endowment for research and education.

New for 2003!

WASTE EXPO is pleased to welcome the Medical Waste Conference to WasteExpo 2003. Each year, the medical waste industry's most powerful leaders gather to learn, network and have lots of fun — and this year, they are doing it in New Orleans, alongside WasteExpo! The Medical Waste Conference is an industry-recognized educational and networking event that focuses on the latest regulatory, legislative and technical issues that affect the medical waste business.

The Medical Waste Conference is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 3, and Wednesday, June 4, of WasteExpo 2003. Separate registration will be required.

For more information on this day and a half conference, please call toll-free 800-927-5007.

Information At-A-Glance

WasteExpo 2003

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, La.
June 2-5, 2003

Interested in becoming a WasteExpo exhibitor? Please call Laura Magliola at 203-358-4314. Web site: www.wasteexpo.com.

WasteExpo Exhibitors

Alphabetical Exhibitor List

List current as of Feb. 28, 2003. For more information on an exhibitor, please visit their virtual booths on www.wasteexpo.com

Monday June 2

Time of Session8:00 am - 8:45 am

Early Riser Education Session: Time Mgmt:Balancing Your Work and Personal Life

Orientation:Navigating WasteExpo: First-Time Attendees Orientation

Hauler Issues: Route Management — Pathways to Efficiency

Safety First

Recycling in Today's Market/Hauler Issues

General Industry Sessions

Landfill Practices

Coaching the Refuse Truck Driver II

Special Events

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Computerized Routing Technology

Building a Better Corporate Safety Culture

Recycling: Markets Panel

Gumbo & Garbage: Solid Waste Collection in New Orleans

Landfill Operations Workshop: Part I

“Coaching the Refuse Truck Driver II” Train-the-Trainer Session

WasteExpo BASF Invitational Golf Tournament8:30 am

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Alternative Fuels &“Greener” Garbage Trucks: Are They Worth the Effort?

Building a Better Corporate Safety Culture (continued)

The Latest Trends in E-Waste: Collection, Processing and Disposal

Emergency Preparedness and Response: Managing in a Crisis

Landfill Operations Workshop: Part I (continued)

“Coaching the Refuse Truck Driver II” Train-the-Trainer Session (continued)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

BOXED LUNCH DISCUSSION: Educating the Public: How to Communicate Effectively*Boxed Lunch Discussions are not included with your full event or day conference package. Additional registration and payment required. To participate in the Boxed Lunch Discussions you must be a badged WasteExpo Conference participant.

Welcome Reception6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Route Auditing

A Safety Success Story: How Republic Services, Inc. Has Reduced Accidents and Injuries

History of Garbage

The Politics of Garbage: Working with Local Governments

Landfill Operations Workshop: Part I (continued)

“Coaching the Refuse Truck Driver II” Train-the-Trainer Session (continued)

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Route Auditing (continued)

Workplace Fatalities: What Causes Them; How to Prevent Them

Insurance: Dealing with Rising Rates and Your Next Renewal

Managing C & D Debris

Landfill Operations Workshop: Part I (continued)

Tuesday June 3

Time of Session

Hauler Issues: Examining Your Options

Employer-Employee Relationships

Recycling In Today's Market

Financial Issues

Landfill Practices

SWANA Session

Medical Waste Conference

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Switching to Carts: Based Collection System?

Better Techniques for Hiring and Keeping Good Employees

Balancing Costs and Revenues for Variable Rates Programs

Managing Your Retirement Assets

Landfill Operations Workshop: Part II

Inspirational Breakfast7:45 am - 10:00 am

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

BOXED LUNCH DISCUSSION: Legends in the Industry: A Conversation with Wayne Huizenga*Boxed Lunch Discussions are not included with your full event or day conference package. Additional registration and payment required. To participate in the Boxed Lunch Discussions you must be a badged WasteExpo Conference participant.

12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Exhibits10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Roadside Inspections: What Enforcers Are Looking For

Strategies for Avoiding Workplace Violence

Processing Recyclables: Retain Quality, Increase Quantity

Getting What You Want in Contracts

Landfill Operations Workshop: Part II (continued)

Electronics Recycling Workshop1:15 pm - 4:15 pm

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Safe Disposal of Needles or Sharps: Proper Collection and Education

How to Manage Temporary Employees Profitably

Food and Leaf Waste: Collection to Composting

Cash from Trash: Improving Your Accounts Receivable Collections and Credit Practices

International Reception5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Wednesday June 4

Time of Session

Hauler Issues: Improve Your Bottom Line

Legal Issues/Shop Management

Equipment

Hauler Issue/Transfer Station Workshops

SWANA Session

Medical Waste Conference

Exhibits & Special Events

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Can Recycling Maintain Public Support in the Face of Program Budget Cuts?

Legal Issues Affecting the Industry and Interstate Flow Control

Financing Equipment: To Lease or to Buy. That is the Question!!!

Making a Difference: EIA's On-line Grassroots Program Makes It Easy

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Exhibits10:00 am - 5:00 pm

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

BOXED LUNCH DISCUSSION: Public and Private Sectors: Working Together*Boxed Lunch Discussions are not included with your full event or day conference package. Additional registration and payment required. To participate in the Boxed Lunch Discussions you must be a badged WasteExpo Conference participant.

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Operational Reports to Better Manage Your Business

Shop Management: How to Run a Cost Effective Operation

Balers and Compactors: Selection and Use for More Productivity

Transfer Station Workshop Part I: Pros & Cons of Building Your Own

Single Stream Recycling Workshop 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Annual Equipment Auction5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Operational Reports to Better Manage Your Business (continued)

Shop Management: How to Run a Cost Effective Operation (continued)

Shredders and Grinders: Using Size Reduction Equipment for Specific Applications

Transfer Station Workshop Part II: What Makes a Good Transfer Station: Siting and Operation Guidelines

Thursday June 5

Time of Session

Time of Session

Exhibits

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pricing Residential Services

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Analytical Fleet Management: Improving Your Fleet's Productivity

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday Workshops are not included in the Full Conference Package. Additional registration and payment required.

Saturday, May 31

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 1

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Monday, June 2

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday, June 3

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 4

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 5

8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Monday, June 2

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tuesday, June 3

10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wednesday, June 4

10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Thursday, June 5

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Exhibit Hours:

Tuesday, June 3

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 4

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 5

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Company

Booth #

Accent Wire Products

1841

ACS Group

1921

Ag-Bag Environmental

1015

Al-Jon Inc.

2764

Alcoa Wheel Products

3766

Allegheny Paper Shredders Corp.

2152

Allied Measurement

1728

Allied Waste Industries Inc.

755

Allison Transmission

4148

Alpha Tire Systems

3648

Ameri-Kan

3449

Ameri-Kart Corp.

3228

Ameri-Shred Corp.

2154

American Baler Co.

1740

American Container & Recycling Inc.

1809

American Recycler

1867

American Refuse Supply

2966

American Roll-Off/Hook-All Hooklifts

1324

American Waste Digest

3059

Amerimulch

2016

Applied LNG Technologies

1122

Artech Reduction Technologies

1910

ASA

3657

Austrian Trade Commission

2666

Autocar Truck

2226

Avant Resources

1405

AW Direct Inc.

3556

B & B Equipment Sales Co. Inc.

3560

Baldwin Filters

3656

Bandit Industries Inc.

348

Barker Products

3622

BASF Corp.

1215

Bayne Thinline Premium Lift Systems

1549

Becker-Underwood Inc.

832

Bennett Controls

2632

BioCycle

1116

Blower Application Co. Inc.

1863

Bobcat Co.

1218

BOMAG

148

Brake Pro Ltd.

3466

Builtrite Handlers

1012

Bulk Handling Systems Inc.

935

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