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2018 MRN/SWANA Mid-Atlantic Annual Conference

Our Chesapeake Bay:
The Ultimate Waste Stream or Essential Estuary?

Preliminary Program

(Subject to Change)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Registration Open

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Area

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Welcome

  • Andrew Kays, SWANA MA President
  • Kemrey Kidd, MRN President

9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Opening Keynote: Our Future: Clean Water and The Chesapeake Bay

Ben Grumbles, Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment (Invited) will elaborate on his January blog post, Green In ’17 – And Looking to The New Year and bring us up-to-date on relevant initiatives launched in the new year.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break and Exhibits Open

10:30 a.m. – Noon
Contamination and the Markets

  • China Import Ban & the National Sword – Adina Adler, Senior Director, International Relations - ‎Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries
  • U.S. Markets: Present & Future – Gary Hartman, Senior Manager - Recycling - ‎Republic Services
  • Smart Technologies for Contamination Management – Brad Kelly, Senior Project Engineer - ‎Gershman, Brickner & Bratton

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Exhibits Open

MRN Awards, SWANA Scholarships & MRN Annual Meeting

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Legislative/Regulatory Update

  • Pam Kasemeyer, managing partner of Schwartz, Metz & Wise, P.A.
  • Delegate Andrew Cassilly (Resource Conservation Manager, Hartford County Public Schools)

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Break and Exhibits Open

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

  • Food Waste Diversion
    • Food Recovery Initiatives in Maryland - Carmen Del Guercio, President & CEO, Maryland Food Bank (Invited)
    • Montgomery County’s “Strategic Plan to Advance Composting, Compost Use, and Food Waste Diversion” – Eileen Kao, Chief, Waste Reduction and Recycling Section, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
  • Global Solid Waste
    • Tanzania’s Waste Management System
    • Effect of Global Waste on US/MD

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Safety: It’s Everybody’s Business

  • Scott Messier, Mid-Atlantic Market Area Manager, SCS Engineers (Invited)
  • Deborah Buckles, Business Unit Safety Manager - ‎Republic Services (Invited)

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

8:00 a.m. - Noon
Registration

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Area

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Regional Update:

  • Conowingo Silt & Trash – Tammy Banta, Chief, Environmental. Dredging & Restoration, Maryland Environmental Service
  • Trash Wheel – John Kellett, Founder, Clearwater Mills and Adam Lindquist, Director, Healthy Harbor Initiative (Invited)

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Break and Exhibits Open

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

  • Recovery Park – Steve Simmons, Vice-President, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton
  • SWANA-MA Topic TBD

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Break and Exhibits Open

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Alternative Metrics and Methods for 21st Century Waste Management - David Allaway, Senior Policy An

alyst, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (Invited)

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Networking

1:30pm – 3:30pm

  • Alpha Ridge Facility – Convenience Area, Transfer Station & Compost
  • Crazy Legs Golf Tournament