Preliminary Program: MRN & SWANA Mid-Atlantic 2015 Annual Conference

21st Century Concepts, Strategies and Technologies

Session Slide Decks & Handouts

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

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

Markets Update

volatility of the markets remains a challenge for all recycling professionals.
Learn the latest trends and predictions for key commodities to help you plan
for the future and make the most of the ups and downs.

Floating Island Technologies
us for a trip to the islands…..floating Islands that is.   Find out about floating treatment wetlands
as a new and powerful tool in improving water quality with applications that
include the treatment of leachate and stormwater runoff 

Ray Davis, Floating Wetland Solutions

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

Loop Fund & Recycling Partnership Update

non-profit programs help drive innovation in our ongoing effort to activate the
3 R’s nationwide. Learn about some of the most successful ventures and how you
might benefit from these programs.

Traditional Stormwater Quality BMPs
Get a refresher on the latest traditional best management practices utilized to achieve the stormwater quality standards mandated for your facilities as it relates to the latest General Permit issued in 2014.

  • Megan Barniea, P.E., Senior Engineer, Bayland Consultants and Designers, Inc.

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

2014 saw significant
new regulations for compost and stormwater management move from draft to final
versions. Hear what these regulations mean for the solid waste management and
recycling communities.

, Administrative Officer at the Maryland Department of
the Environment
– Compost

, Project Manager, Industrial and General Permits Division for the
Maryland Department of the Environment – Stormwater

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Technical

Rewards Programs
Citizens often express a sincere desire to protect the environment, but getting them to follow through presents a challenge for recycling professionals. Hear how a number of communities have met this challenge with rewards programs. We’ll be looking at both validated and non-validated programs.

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Curbside Collection

Is there a magical
Goldilocks formula to optimize curbside collection? How many bins, what size,
how often, PAYT, …? Get answers from a variety of systems found throughout the
state and nationwide.

Carlton, Senior Vice President, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.

, P.E., Director of Public Works, City of Aberdeen (HandoutHistorical Data)

, Bureau Head for Solid Waste Disposal, Baltimore City

, Chief, Collections Section, Division of Solid Waste Services, Montgomery

Friday, June 26, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Mixed Waste
Processing: The Ultimate Solution or…?

Mixed waste processing
has drawn reactions very similar to single stream when it was introduced last
century. Is it the ultimate solution or a dangerous step down the wrong road? San Jose has taken the leap and Kristina McCaffrey, Program Manager- Integrated Waste Management for the city will share how they got there
and how well the system is meeting expectations. GBB’s Executive Vice President, Bob Brickner will present outcomes from similar installations at other locations in the U.S. along with a look at where this new model may be headed.  

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

Organics Update I: What’s Happening in
Organics Management?

State of Composting in the US: What, Why, Where & HowHear an overview of this national report
which was published in 2014 and that documents what is currently happening in
organics management across the US.

, Co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Implementing Mandatory Organics Separation in Massachusetts: A Status Report – As of October 2014, large
commercial generators of foods waste in Massachusetts were banned from sending
their food scraps to disposal (similar to legislation that had been proposed
for Maryland.) Mr. Fischer will share what has been achieved and what they’ve

Gas Update

Get a regulatory update on
recent landfill gas regulation proposals and a heads-up on future


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

Organics Update II

Anaerobic Digestion: An Energy Producing Organics Processing Technology – If composting is the alchemy that
turns garbage into black gold . . .anaerobic digestion is the magical process
that extracts energy from compostables.  Get
an overview of the anaerobic process and the types of projects that are
operating in the US and moving more and more communities toward zero waste.

– Windrow Turning is Not the Only Processing Option –
As the composting industry evolved,
so has the methods of processing.  While
many compost facilities continue to aerate their feedstock in windrows using
windrow turners, facilities are exploring alternatives that they believe are
equally as good (or better) at producing quality compost at a reasonable
cost.  Our speaker will discuss the
variety of options that are currently being used and the benefits of those

, Principal, Coker Composting and Consulting



New Federal Air Emission Standards
What is so Green about being Blue? 
Hear about the new Federal air emission standards required on diesel
powered trucks and equipment and how this may impact your diesel-powered fleet,
and solid waste and recycling equipment with the installation of catalytic
reduction systems and the injection of blue Diesel Exhaust Fluid.