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Conference Program

The Changing Climate of Solid Waste & Recycling:
A Practical Approach for the 21st Century
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7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open

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

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Disaster Recovery, Solid Waste and Recycling: Plans Made & Lessons Learned

  • National Overview
    • Suzanne Boxman, PhD, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, EPA
    • Dawn McCormick, Director, Public Affairs, Waste Management (Presentation Summary)
  • Local Lessons Learned from Ellicott City

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

10:30 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

  • The Markets: What's Hot; What's Not…What Will Be?
    • National Overview – Dylan DeThomas, VP of Industry Collaboration, Recycling Partnership
    • Local/Regional Overview – Melissa Filiaggi, MES (Presentation Summary)

  • Weather-Proofing Solid Waste Operations & Facilities: Part I (focus on policy and operations planning)
    • Darryl L. Flick, Prince George’s County Government Department of the Environment (Presentation Summary)
    • Edward M. Dexter, P.G., Administrator, Solid Waste Program, Maryland Department of the Environment (Presentation Summary)

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

  • Plastics: An Ever-Evolving, Fast-Moving Target - Panel Discussion
    • Sandi Childs, Film and Flexible Program Director, Association of Plastics Recyclers
    • Richard Keller, Recycling Marketing and Promotional Manager, Baltimore County Bureau of Solid Waste Management
    • Mylinda Jacobsen, Purchasing Manager, Envision Plastics
    • Chaz Miller (Moderator)

  • Weather-Proofing Solid Waste Operations & Facilities: Part II (impacts of climate change on design and technology)
    • Jeremy Morris, Ph.D., P.E., Principal Engineer, Geosyntec (Presentation Summary)
    • Jake Shepherd, P.E., Senior Project Professional, SCS Engineers (Presentation Summary)
    • Darl Kolar, P.E., BCEE, Project Manager, EA Engineering, Science and Technology, Inc., PBC
    • Tim Ford, Division Chief, Project Management, Maryland Environmental Service (Moderator)

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and Exhibits Open

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

  • Food Scraps: The Final Frontier
    • Public Sector Collections: Denice Curry, Recycling Section manager - Resource Recovery Division, Prince George's County Department of the Environment and Gemma Evans, Recycling Coordinator, Howard County Bureau of Environmental Services
    • Private Sector Solutions: Ryan Walter, Co-Founder and President, Compost Crew (Presentation Summary)
  • SM3 Update

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

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

  • Contamination: New Technologies & Methodologies
  • The Future of Solid Waste

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Customer Service/Help Desk: Systems to Help Our Citizens Do the Right Thing (Presentation Summary)

  • Rich Nolan, Director of Operations, Central VA Solid Waste Authority
  • John MacDonald, Director of Sales, RecycleCoach
  • Michele Blair, Recycling Coordinator, Laurel, MD
  • Pat Fahey, Sutherlin Sanitary Service
  • Christine McCoy, Recycling Outreach & Education, Solid Waste Management Program, Fairfax County, VA (Moderator)

5:00 p.m.
Networking Reception