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SWANA Southern New England Chapter Annual Recycling Conference

SNE Chapter of SWANA

Monday, November 19, 2012 from 7:45 AM to 10:00 PM (PST)

SWANA Southern New England Chapter Annual Recycling Con...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Private Sector (Non-Members) Ended $75.00 $0.00
Speaker Ended Free $0.00
Gold Exhibitor Ended $600.00 $0.00
Platinum Exhibitor Ended $1,000.00 $0.00
Public Sector (SWANA Members, Municipal, Non-Profit) Ended $40.00 $0.00
Exhibitor Ended Free $0.00

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Join us for Southern New England’s largest annual recycling and solid waste conference focused

on waste diversion opportunities and innovative waste management solutions.. 


Hear from top professionals on a variety of recycling and waste management topics including:

disposal ban on commercial organics and food waste, odor management, siting an organics

facility, textile recycling, zero waste initiatives and more!



Visit our exhibit hall filled with recycling and waste management related products and service



7:30 am to 8:45 am       



8:45 am to 9:00 amWelcome

Hank VanLaarhoven, Chapter President


9:00 am to 10:00 am TECHNICAL SESSIONS


Session A – Zero Waste

Moving Toward Zero Waste in New England: Is having a zero waste goal possible in your town?

Christin Walth, Toward Zero Waste Newburyport

Jeri Weiss, EPA New England


Raytheon’s Zero Office Waste (ZOWe) Program: Learn how they eliminated trash containers and achieved greater than 90% recycling. 

Brian Balukonis, Raytheon Company

Session B – Landfill Projects  

Landfill Solar Array Construction – Greenfield Landfill Solar Field.

Jeff Thelen, Tighe & Bond

Matt Wzorek, Tighe & Bond

Investigation of a Perched Leachate Mound in a Hybrid Landfill/Balefill: A fascinating look inside the subsurface conditions of a landfill prior to a gas sale program.

Joseph P. Curro, P.E., BCEE, CDM Smith

10:00 am to 10:30 am Break & Exhibit Hall

Session A – Food Waste Regulatory Update

Massachusetts Commercial Organics Waste Ban: Learn about the MassDEP Organics Action Plan in preparation for the 2014 ban, including food waste.

John Fischer, Massachusetts DEP


Session B – Municipal Curbside Collection

Pay-as-you-throw, Automation or Something Else?

What’s right for your town?   

Carolyn Dann, Massachusetts DEP

Municipal Representatives Invited                                        

11:30 am to 1:00 pm LUNCH & EXHIBIT HALL

Keynote Speaker:  Jonathan Bloom

Drawing FOR AUTOGRAPHED books!

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm TECHNICAL SESSIONS


Session A – Organics

Siting a Source Separated Organics Facility in MA.

Thomas A. Mackie: Mackie Shea O’Brien PC


Waste Characterization Study: New Market District.

Zoë Neale, Save That Stuff

Session B – Used Textile Recycling

Used Textiles: A valuable, under-tapped resource in our trash and our closets.

Claire Sullivan, South Shore Recycling Coop.

Brooke Nash, Massachusetts DEP

Paul Curry, Bay State Textiles

Larry Groipen, ERC Wiping Products

Bill LaBelle, Morgan Memorial Goodwill

Ross Lohr, Project Repat


Bring your copy of American Wasteland for an autograph session with Jonathan Bloom!


2:45 pm to 3:45 pm PANEL DISCUSSIONS


Panel A – What’s for Dinner?

Ask the experts your questions about composting, food reduction and food rescue.

Jonathan Bloom, Food Waste Expert/Author

Ashley Stanley, Lovin Spoonfuls Food Rescue,

Food Bank Invited


Panel B – What’s that Smell?  Assessing Odor Issues at Waste Handling Facilities

Dealing with Odor Concerns from Landfills to Cow Manure and Food Waste-to-Energy.

Russell Anderson, LEED AP, CEC Inc.

Michael Lannan, Tech Environmental


Odor Panel- Ask your Questions about Odor Nuisance and Odor Control

Panel of Local Solid Waste Professionals



Jonathan Bloom, a Boston native, is a journalist and food waste expert who wrote the book American Wasteland and created the blog Wasted Food. He also consults on food waste reduction, most recently working with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.


Have questions about SWANA Southern New England Chapter Annual Recycling Conference? Contact SNE Chapter of SWANA

When & Where

DoubleTree Hotel
5400 Computer Dr
Westborough, MA 01581

Monday, November 19, 2012 from 7:45 AM to 10:00 PM (PST)

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