At A Glance

AT-A-GLANCE

An online Conference Program for this rescheduled event will be available July 3, 2020.

At-A-GlanceSunday, October 4, 2020Monday, October 5, 2020Tuesday, October 6, 2020Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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| SUNDAY |
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Noon – 5:30 p.m.    Exhibitor Set-up

2:30 - 5:00 p.m.      Affiliate Board Meetings
2:30 p.m.                 NYS Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling
3:00 p.m.                 NYS Association for Solid Waste Management
3:30 p.m.                 SWANA, NYS Chapter

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.     Check-in & Refreshments
•    Lodging
•    Conference & Exhibitor Registration

6:30 – 9:00 p.m.     BBQ Buffet with Exhibitors

9:15 – 9:45 p.m.     Fireworks over Lake George!
 

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| MONDAY |
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7:30 – 8:30 a.m.     Conference Registration
 
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.     Adirondack Breakfast with Exhibitors

All Day                     Trade Show (closed 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. for lunch)

8:15 - 8:30 a.m.      Monday's Intro/Prep (speakers and moderators only)

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.     General Session
                                  Welcome & NY Federation update

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.     Keynote
                                  Designing Sustainable Packaging for Next-Generation Consumers

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.     “I Have a Question!”

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.    Networking Break with Exhibitors 

10:45 – 12:15 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.    Lunch

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.      SWANA, NYS Chapter annual meeting 

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.      Innovation Spotlight 
                                   Exhibitors’ Equipment in ACTION!

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.      NEW! Let's Talk About It Roundtables

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.      Concurrent Sessions

4:45 – 6:15 p.m.      Experienced Professionals Download to Young Professionals Upload

4:45 – 6:15 p.m.      Exhibitors’ Reception

DINNER ON YOUR OWN

NEW TIME! 8:30 – 11:00 p.m.    Networking… It’s Your Thing

  • S'mores
  • Trivia Challenge, Karaoke, Dancing, and Chocolate
  • Cigars

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| TUESDAY |
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7:00 – 8:00 a.m.      Networking Jog

7:00 – 7:45 a.m.      Yoga

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.      Conference Registration

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.      Adirondack Breakfast & "Juice" Bar with Exhibitors

7:30 – 11:00 a.m.    Trade Show

8:15 - 8:30 a.m.       Tuesday's Intro/Prep (speakers and moderators only)

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.      Concurrent Sessions

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.    Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:45 – 12:15 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions

12:30 p.m.                Lunch to-go

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.       Attendees’ Activities Choice
(Advance sign-up required on registration form)
•    Shot Gun Start Golf
•    Boat Tour on Lake George
•    Vigorous Adirondack Hike
•    Kayaking
•    ’Chef Sagamore’ Culinary
•    Horse Back Riding
•    Fishing

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.      Refreshments

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.      Public Agencies & Non-profit Educational Displays

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.      Suzanne D. Lalonde Institute

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.      Hors D’Oeuvres Reception

8:00 – 10:00 p.m.    Casino Night

10:00 – 11:00 p.m.  Sundae Bar

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| WEDNESDAY |
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7:30 – 8:45 a.m.      Conference Registration

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.      Regional Roundtable
Chat with your NYSDEC regional representatives and other peers from your region with a doughnut, coffee and juice. There will also be tables for other northeastern states, metropolitan areas and organizations.

7:30 – 10:45 a.m.    Public Agencies & Non-profit Educational Displays

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.       Wednesday's Intro/Prep (speakers and moderators only)

8:45 – 11:00 a.m.    Concurrent Sessions

11:00 a.m.               Brunch

12:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Exhibitor Set-up – Events Center

 

2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Affiliate Board Meetings – Conference Center

2:30 p.m.           NYS Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling

3:00 p.m.           NYS Association for Solid Waste Management

3:30 p.m.           SWANA, NYS Chapter

 

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Check-in

  • Lodging – Main Hotel
  • Conference & Exhibitor Registration – Conference Center

 

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Refreshments – Conference Center

 

6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

BBQ Buffet with Exhibitors – Events Center

 

9:15 – 9:45 p.m.

Fireworks over Lake George! - Main Hotel Veranda

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Conference Registration – Conference Center

Adirondack Breakfast with Exhibitors – Events Center

 

All Day (closed 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. for lunch)

Trade Show – Events Center

 

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Monday’s Intro/Prep (speakers and moderators only)

 

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

General Session – Conference Center

Welcome & NY Federation Update – Bellevue

Bruce Howie, P.E., Chairperson, Federation of NY Solid Waste Associations

 

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.

Keynote – Conference Center

 

Designing Sustainable Packaging for Next-Generation Consumers – Bellevue

Eric Longnecker, Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY

Moderator: Michael J. Garland, P.E., Monroe County Dept. of Environmental Services, Rochester, NY

Keynote followed by “I HAVE A QUESTION!” in honor of Charlie Miles, P.E. (1937 – 2014)

 

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break with Exhibitors – Events Center

 

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions – Conference Center

 

PFAS Pathways (1.5 PDH) – Bellevue

Moderator: Rich Bills, Steuben County, Bath, NY

  • PFAS Exposure Pathways: Current State of Knowledge on Health Impacts and Implications for Solid Waste Management (Bryan Staley, Environmental Research & Education Foundation, Raleigh, NC)
  • SWANA PFAS Wiki (Arie P. Kremen, Ph.D., Tetra Tech, Metuchen, NJ; Ivan Cooper, P.E., BCEE, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., Charlotte, NC; Bernie Rieder, Rochem Americas, Inc., Greensburg, PA)
  • PFAS Study of Solid Waste Materials (Matthew Estabrooks & Stephen Zemba, Ph.D., Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc., Burlington, VT)

 

Tech Talk: Blackhawk Technology Company

 

Plastics Markets after National Sword – Evelley

Moderator: Resa Dimino, Resource Recycling Systems, Kinderhook, NY

  • PET Industry Response to the Plastic Crisis (Lauren Laibach, National Association for PET Container Resources, Albany, NY)
  • Assessing Impact of China’s National Sword Program on US Secondary Materials Markets (Aditya Vedantam, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY) Tech Talk: Hallco Industries

 

Start to Finish: Advancing Organics – Triuna

Moderator: Kelli Timbrook, Casella Organics, Clifton Park, NY

  • Compost Use in a Circular Economy (Charles Duprey, Naturcycle LLC, Plainville, NY)
  • Infrastructure Improvements to Optimize Processing Capacity for Food and Yard Waste Composting – Staten Island Compost Facility, NYC (David B. Wright, P.E., GHD Consulting Services Inc., Syracuse, NY)
  • Don’t Throw it All Away – How a Comprehensive Food Waste Management Study is Shaping the Future of Food Waste Recycling in Westchester County, NY (Anthony Catalano, Woodard & Curran, Rye Brook, NY)

 

Tech Talk: Simplicity Engineering

 

Don’t Miss the Mark – Design Considerations That Make the Case for Exposed Geomembrane Covers (1.5 PDH) – Nirvana

Moderator: Robert Phaneuf, P.E., NYSDEC, Albany, NY

  • Leachate Reduction Following EGC Capping – A Case Study (Logan Rohr, Tetra Tech, Rochester, NY)
  • Lifetime of Exposed Geomembrane Covers – Theoretical and Observed (Mark Swyka, P.E., Tetra Tech, Middletown, NY)
  • EGC Installation – Lessons Learned (Timothy Rafter, Atlantic Lining Company, Eastampton, NJ)

 

Tech Talks: Euclid Chemical

 

Imagine This: Innovation Waste Reduction for NY and Beyond – Wapanak

Moderator: Dan Lilkas-Rain, Town of Bethlehem, Selkirk, NY

  • Innovative Method of Processing Mixed Color Recycled Glass to Clean, Usable Products (Joseph P. Curro, P.E., BCEE, CDM Smith, Boston, MA)
  • #ClothesArentTrash (Dan Green, HELPSY, White Plains, NY)
  • Imagine This in NY! (Jennifer Porter, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc., McLean, VA)

 

Tech Talks: Underground Refuse Systems, Inc.

 

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch – Main Hotel

 

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.

SWANA, NYS Chapter Annual Meeting – Conference Center Triuna

 

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Innovation Spotlight – Conference Center Parking Lot

Exhibitor’s Equipment in ACTION!

Facilitator: David Pollock, P.E., NYSDEC, New Paltz, NY

 

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. NEW THIS YEAR!

General Session – Conference Center

Let’s Talk About It Roundtables – Bellevue

Attendees #1 reason is to network. Small topical roundtables will be set up to expand upon conference topics. Each group will be facilitated with talking points to create discussion and keep it relevant to daily challenges. The goal is to learn from peers and meet someone new that you can contact after the conference.

 

PFAS – Bellevue

  • Rich Bills, Steuben County, Bath, NY
  • Bryan Staley, Environmental Research & Education Foundation, Raleigh, NC

 

Extended Producer Responsibility and Plastics – Evelley

  • Andrew Radin, OCRRA, North Syracuse, NY
  • Lauren Laibach, National Association for PET Container Resources, Albany, NY
  • Dawn Timm, Niagara County, Lockport, NY

 

Organics – Triuna

  • Gary Feinland, NYSDEC, Albany, NY
  • Jesse Kerns, Syracuse Center for Sustainable Community Solutions, Syracuse, NY

 

Landfill Operations – Wapanak

  • David Rhodes, Fulton County DSW, Johnstown, NY
  • Jillian Blake, P.E., Barton & Loguidice, Liverpool, NY
  • Bill Rabbia, Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority, Utica, NY

 

Waste Reduction – Nirvana

  • Dan Lilkas-Rain, Town of Bethlehem, Selkirk, NY

 

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions – Conference Center

 

Addressing Struggling Recycling Markets in NYS – Bellevue

Moderator: Bodhi Piedmont-Fleischmann, P.E., Tetra Tech, Middletown, NY

  • Andrea D. Calarco, Casella Recycling, LLC, Clifton Park, NY
  • Will Flower, Winters Bros. Waste Systems, West Babylon, NY
  • Martin Bellew, Town of Islip, NY

 

The Evolving Waste Streams and Extraction of their Value Products – Evelley

Moderator: Kate McArdle, Pollution Prevention Institute, Rochester, NY

  • Walter Davenport, MSW Consultants, Orlando, FL
  • Resa Dimino, Resource Recycling Systems, Kinderhook, NY
  • Dereth Glance, OCRRA, North Syracuse, NY
  • Susan Attridge, City of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

 

Leveraging New Technologies – Triuna

Moderator: Gary Feinland, NYSDEC, Albany, NY

  • Using Drone and Camera Technology for Enhanced Compost Facility Operations (Dan Lilkas-Rain, Town of Bethlehem, Selkirk, NY; Bob Rynk, SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY)
  • How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Landfill Operations (Julien Chosson, Wastack, Montreal, QC, Canada)
  • Mobile Technology for Data Monitoring Efficiency (Sashti Balasundaram, WeRadiate, Buffalo, NY)

 

Tech Talk: Routeware, Inc.

 

Environmental Siting Considerations (1.5 PDH) – Nirvana

Moderator: Jim Biamonte, Oneida-Herkimer SWA, Utica, NY

  • Wetland and Stream Mitigation (Anthony Esposito, PWS, Barton & Loguidice, Liverpool, NY)
  • Invasive Species Permitting and Management (Ben Zimmerman, Applied Ecological Services, Waterloo, NY)
  • Protected Species Regulations and Management (Johanna E. Duffy, CWB®, Barton & Loguidice, Liverpool, NY)

 

Managing Landfill Leachate and Stormwater (1.5 PDH) – Wapanak

Moderator: Amy Miller, P.E., Madison County Solid Waste, Wampsville, NY

  • Stormwater Management at the Landfill (Peter M. Hanrahan, CPESC, Everett J. Prescott, Inc., Gardiner, ME)
  • Bench Test Evaluation of Leachate Scale Prevention (Ivan Cooper, P.E., BCEE, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., Charlotte, NC)
  • Long Term Results on Recirculation of MSW Residual Leachate (Dr. Chen Chen, Ph.D., Rochem Americas, Inc., Hermosa Beach, CA)

 

4:45 – 6:15 p.m.

Exhibitors’ Reception – Events Center & Parking Lot

 

4:45 – 6:15 p.m.

EP Download to YP Upload – Events Center Loft

Hosted by: Bodhi Piedmont-Fleischmann, P.E., Tetra Tech, Middletown, NY

Experienced Professionals (EPs) have years of regulatory, engineering, product and operations information to share. Young Professionals (YPs) are yearning to find out what does and does not work in an industry that they see evolving from solid waste to resource management. Here’s an opportunity to network with seasoned and rising industry stars.

 

DINNER ON YOUR OWN

 

8:30 – 11:00 p.m.

Networking… It’s Your Thing

  • S’mores – Mountainview Terrace
  • Industry Trivia Challenge, Karaoke, Dancing, & Chocolate – Bellevue

     Hosts: Dan & Kristen Rain

  • Smoke – Conference Center Parking Lot

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Networking Jog – Main Hotel

Coordinator: Kelli Timbrook, Casella Organics, Clifton Park, NY

 

7:00 – 7:45 a.m.

Yoga and Stretch for Every Body! – Main Hotel Fitness Center

Coordinator: Lauren Laibach, NAPCOR, Albany, NY

 

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Conference Registration – Conference Center

Adirondack Breakfast & “Juice” Bar with Exhibitors – Events Center

 

7:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Trade Show – Events Center

 

8:15 – 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday’s Intro/Prep (speakers and moderators only)

 

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions – Conference Center

 

Meeting the Challenges of a Carbon Free New York – Bellevue

Moderator: Luann Meyer, Monroe County Department of Environmental Services, Rochester, NY

  • Thomas West, The West Firm, PLLC, Albany, NY

 

Loving Local Food, Wasting Less, Donating More – Evelley

Moderator: Molly Baker, NYSDEC, Albany, NY

  • Jesse Kerns, Syracuse Center for Sustainable Community Solutions, Syracuse, NY
  • Carrie Ross, FeedHV, Hudson, NY

 

Tech Talks: Vanguard Renewables

 

Renewable Natural Gas Projects on the Horizon – Triuna

Moderator: Joseph Stockbridge, Arcadis, Ballston Lake, NY

  • Renewable Natural Gas: The Future of Landfill Gas Energy Recovery? (Heather Little, P.G. & Lisa Damiano, P.E., Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc., Burlington, VT / Concord, NH)
  • Energy from Challenging Waste Streams (Sean Sweeny, P.E., Barton & Loguidice, Camp Hill, PA & Peter Ettinger, Bioenergy Development Group, Memphis, TN)

 

Tech Talk: Brand Armor

 

Lessons Learned in Leak Detection (1.0 PDH) – Nirvana  

Moderator: Jillian Blake, P.E., Barton & Loguidice, Liverpool, NY

  • Understanding the Impact of Granular Structural Fill Material on ALR Compliance (Abigail Gilson, TRI Environmental, Austin, TX; Larry Shilling, Casella Waste Systems, Inc., Clifton Park, NY)
  • Almost Three Decades of Leak Location Data Compiled (Matthew Kemnitz, Leak Location Services, Inc., San Antonio, TX)

 

Product Development in Landfill Covers (1.0 PDH) – Wapanak

Moderator: Mark Powell, P.E., Oswego County Solid Waste, Fulton, NY

  • Use of Two Innovative Approaches for a Landfill Closure (Karyn Ehmann, CHA Consulting, Inc., Syracuse, NY & Dawn Timm, Niagara County, Lockport, NY)
  • Geosynthetic Solutions to Control LFG Surface Emissions (Elliot Pugh, Wind Defender, Pottsville, PA & Stephan Fourmont, Afitex-Texel, Sainte-Marie, QC, Canada)

 

Tech Talks: American Excelsior Company

 

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break with Exhibitors – Events Center

 

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions – Conference Center

 

Treating PFAS in Leachate (1.5 PDH) – Bellevue

Moderator: Matthew McGarry, P.E., Town of Colonie DPW, Latham, NY

  • Out With the Old, In With the New? Can Existing Leachate Treatment Deal With Emerging Contaminants? (Arie P. Kremen, Ph.D., Tetra Tech, Metuchen, NJ)
  • Exploring Emerging Contaminants in Organics Processing (Tyler Brown, Tetra Tech, Rochester, NY)
  • Cutting Edge Technologies for PFAS Removal from Leachate (Ivan Cooper, P.E., BCEE, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., Charlotte, NC)

 

Crunching the Numbers on Recycling – Evelley

Moderator: Lauren Laibach, National Association for PET Container Resources, Albany, NY

  • Effects of National Sword Policy on Brookhaven Material Recovery Facility (Bhawana Satyawan Zende & Atila Abulajiang, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY)
  • Calculating Cost Effectiveness of Single and Dual Stream Recycling Through a User-Friendly Spreadsheet Systems Model (Nicholas Alberto & Sandra Torres Vera, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY)
  • Summary of Recent Research Findings from a Life-Cycle Assessment of Recycling (Bryan Staley, Environmental Research & Education Foundation, Raleigh, NC)

 

Food Donation and Food Scraps Reduction – Ramping Up for the NYS Law – Triuna

Moderator: Sally Rowland, Ph.D., P.E., NYSDEC, Albany, NY

  • Outcomes of the Stakeholder Process (Molly Baker, NYSDEC, Albany, NY)
  • Summary of Municipal Grants Projects (Kristine Ellsworth, NYSDEC, Albany, NY)
  • Food Scraps Generator Successes (Ava Labuzetta, NYSP2I, Rochester, NY)

 

Understanding Odor and Ways to Cover It (1.5 PDH) – Nirvana

Moderator: Bill Rabbia, Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority, Utica, NY

  • Posi-Shell: Multiple BMP’s with 1 System (Ben Ventimiglia & Joel Lanz, LSC Environmental Products, Apalachin, NY)
  • Case Study of How Alternative Covers Can Help Solve Operational Issues (Michael Casullo, GHD, Niagara Falls, NY & J. D. Mohr, EPI Environmental Products Inc., Lynden, WA)
  • Landfill Gas and Odor Monitoring Equipment (William Doebler, Barton & Loguidice, Tonawanda, NY)

Tech Talks: Corbett Industrial Services; Leak Location Services, Inc.; Lee Supply Co., Inc.; Mettler Toledo/Brady Systems

 

Pesticides & Environmental Stewardship from the Ground Up – Wapanak

Moderator: Scott Menrath, P.E., NYSDEC, Albany, NY

  • CleanSweepNY (James Carpentier, NYSDEC, Albany, NY)
  • Long Island Pesticide Pollution Prevention Strategy – Insect Best Management Practices (Daniel Gilrein, Suffolk County Cornell Cooperative Extension, Riverhead, NY)
  • Community Integrated Pest Management (Joellen Lampman, New York State Integrated Pest Management, Cornell University, Geneva, NY)

 

12:30 p.m.

Lunch To-Go – Conference Center Lobby

 

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Attendees’ Activities Choice

(Advance sign-up required on registration form)

  • Shot Gun Start Golf
  • Boat Tour on Lake George
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • ‘Chef Sgamore’ Culinary
  • Kayaking
  • Vigorous Adirondack Hike

 

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Refreshments – Conference Center Lobby

 

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Public Agencies & Non-profit Educational Displays – Conference Center Lobby

 

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Suzanne D. Lalonde Institute – Conference Center

There will be a drawing for a Sagamore gift card!

 

Women Leaders in Materials Management – Nirvana

Moderator: Lisa Ruggero & Melissa Young, Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions, Syracuse, NY

Across New York State, women are leading successful governmental agencies, businesses, and non-profits in rethinking sustainable materials management. Back by popular demand, this session will focus on connecting women of all stages of their education and careers through facilitated discussion and interactive dialogue so everyone has the opportunity to share and learn. Please come prepared to participate. All are welcome!

 

Tracking Waste Patterns – Wapanak

Moderator: David Tonjes, Ph.D., Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

  • Waste Characterization Study (Bryan Szalda, GHD, Niagara Falls, NY)
  • Patterns and Changes in Waste Generation at Daily, Seasonal, and Annual Scales (Manuel Corona, Atila Abulajiang, Yiyi Wang, Firman Firmansyah, Bhawana Satyawan Zende & Sandra Torres Vera, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY)

 

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Hors d’oeuvres Reception – Main Hotel, The Shelving Rock

Business attire expected.

 

8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Casino Night – Main Hotel, Dollar Island

 

10:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Sundae Bar – Main Hotel, The Shelving Rock

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Conference Registration – Conference Center

Regional Roundtable – Conference Center Bellevue

Chat with your NYSDEC regional representatives and other peers from your region with a doughnut, coffee and juice. There will also be tables for other northeastern states, metropolitan areas and organizations.

 

7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Public Agencies & Non-profit Educational Displays – Conference Center Lobby

 

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Wednesday’s Intro/Prep (speakers and moderators only)

 

8:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions – Conference Center

 

Strategies for Educating the Public Beyond the 3 R’s – Abenia

Moderator: Terry Laibach, NYSDEC, New Paltz, NY

  • How to Reduce Contamination With Better Recycling Communications (Jenny English, ReCollect Systems Inc., Vancouver, BC)
  • RecycleRight – Where are We Now and What’s Coming Next? (Jesse Kerns & Lisa Ruggero, Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions, Syracuse, NY)
  • Changing Behaviors with the 6Rs of Waste Reduction (Sandra Hungate, VERDE, Chesapeake, VA)

 

Emerging Perspectives on Packaging EPR – Evelley

Moderator: Andrew Radin, OCRRA, North Syracuse, NY

Panelists:

  • Garth Hickle, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN
  • David Pearce, Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Steve Changaris, National Waste and Recycling Association, Auburn, MA
  • Dawn Timm, Niagara County, Lockport, NY
  • Andrew Hackman, Ameripen, Union, ME

 

Food Waste Reduction and Recovery in Schools: Strategies, Methods, and Models – Triuna

Moderator: Kerri Scales, Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority, Nanuet, NY

  • School Lunchroom Waste Reduction Strategies and Methods (Barbara Heineken, RRS / Carton Council, Tampa, FL; Evadne Giannini, HospitalityGreen LLC, Mountain Dale, NY; Rachel Chaput, USEPA Region 2, New York, NY; Michelle Beaver, New York Department of Education Child Nutrition Program, Albany, NY)
  • Innovative Models of School Organics Recovery in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Districts (Theresa Evans, OCRRA, North Syracuse, NY; Barb Reese, Seneca Falls Central School District, Seneca Falls, NY; Kevin O’Sullivan, NYC Department of Sanitation, New York, NY)
  • Using the School Cafeteria as a Sustainability Laboratory: Low Cost Strategies and New System Innovations for Creating Student Engagement, Improving the Cafeteria Culture, Building Healthy Eating Habits and Reducing Waste (Evadne Giannini, HospitalityGreen LLC, Mountain Dale, NY & Kerri Scales, RCSWMA, Nanuet, NY)

 

Trash Today, Power Tomorrow (2.0 PDH) – Nirvana

Moderator: Kenneth Armellino, P.E., Covanta, Morristown, NJ

  • Processing Food Waste Extracted from Mixed Waste at North America’s Largest Facility (Deo Phagoo, Anaergia, Inc., Burlington, ON, Canada)
  • Ash Reuse Initiatives (Rebecca Guardino, Covanta, Morristown, NJ)
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Savings Associated with Waste-to-Energy Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste, Compared to Landfilling (John D. Atkinson, Michael Shelly & Mohsen Ghafari, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY)

 

Engineering and Design of Transfer and Recovery Facilities (2.0 PDH) – Wapanak

Moderator: Bruce Howie, P.E., HDR Inc., White Plains, NY

  • Recycling and Solid Waste Engineering Consideration Topics (Nathiel Egosi, P.E., RRT Design & Construction, Melville, NY)
  • Condition Assessment, Phased Improvements and Compactor Replacement at Two Transfer Stations (Joseph P. Curro, P.E., BCEE, CDM Smith, Boston, MA)

 

11:00 a.m.

Brunch – Conference Center Bellevue

Evan Liblit Scholarship Fund Raffle

Door Prizes Drawing (must be present to win!)

 

SAFE JOURNEY! SEE YOU IN 2021!

Conference Activities

There are plenty of planned and spur-of-the-moment activities for everyone to enjoy at The Sagamore and in the Lake George area when you are not attending conference-related events. All are a great way to relax and get to know your fellow solid waste and recycling professionals at the same time!

Welcome Packet Assembly (Sunday Afternoon)
NY Federation ConferenceThis is a great way to meet someone early in a very small group. Many of our ‘more seasoned folks’ walk around tables assembling the conference handout packet. And, you even get rewarded: a free drink ticket for Sunday’s Welcome Reception.
Welcome Reception (Sunday Evening)
NY Federation Conference 2016
After that lazy lake-side drive or even if you are just arriving, don’t miss this great BBQ Buffet reception. Once the trade show ribbon is cut, you will be able to interact with over 100 exhibitors who are anxious to promote their great services to you.
Networking…It’s Your Thing (Monday Night)
mondayniteThe No. 1 reason people attend the annual conference is TO NETWORK! To wrap up the first full conference day, DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO! … all (S’mores, Sing & Dance, Smoke Cigars) within a 100 feet of each other. And, there are refreshments to suit the activity at each activity. This is a great social event under the stars to make new acquaintances and renew old ones too!
Boat Tour (Tuesday Early Afternoon)
NY Federation Conference 2016Get on board the Morgan for a 1-1/2 hour boat ride on Lake George and a breathtaking view of the Adirondack Mountains. The Morgan can hold up to 100 people if the weather cooperates! If you are one of the lucky 25 on the open upper deck, you will want to bring a jacket and your camera!

Culinary Demonstration (Tuesday Early Afternoon)
NY Federation Conference 2016The Executive Chef demonstrates how your Sagamore food is prepared. This event has included creating chocolate covered desserts and strawberries, barbecuing with beers and sculpturing garnishes out of fruit and vegetables. Chef will show you how to prepare a Sagamore speciality, and pair it with the right wine, so you can try cooking it yourself when you get back home.
Golf (Tuesday Afternoon)
Activities-GolfThis beautiful hillside course overlooks Lake George and was designed and built under Donald Ross’s personal supervision in 1928. He used the environment to give each hole its challenge and beauty. Attendees tee up and take on the challenge of the 18-hole, par-70, 6,950-yard course. Assemble your own foursome or take a real chance and be assigned to one where you’ll get to know three more professionals in your field. Hole sponsorships available.
Hike (Tuesday Afternoon)
Activities-HikeThis is not some walk in the woods! It is intended for the more serious hiker and is accompanied by a licensed Adirondack guide so everyone gets back in time for the evening activities. In the past, about 10-12 people have hiked Buck Mountain and bushwhacked their way up and down French Point Mountain.
Tennis (Tuesday Afternoon)
Activities-TennisDon’t worry about the weather as there are both indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Since this has been a small group in the past, there is no advance sign-up. Just simply ask about it.
Horseback Riding (Tuesday Afternoon)
Groups will be taken by shuttle to the Stony Creek Ranch where riders will be matched with the horse. An experienced guide will make sure you stay in the saddle and on the beautiful scenic, forest trails winding up to the top of the mountain offering spectacular views of Lake George, old landmarks and many Adirondack wildlife.
Fishing (Tuesday Afternoon)
Fishing charters (5 people per boat) will take you out to some of the best known places on Lake George to lure bass and lake trout. A fishing license is required and can be obtained at the conference with 24 hour notice.
Kayaking (Tuesday Afternoon)
Paddling is a peaceful way to explore Lake George! Doesn’t matter if you are an expert, or a first time kayaker. This one hour activity on Lake George is located right on the island and is for all level kayakers.
Casino Night (Tuesday Evening)
Activities-CasinoA Casino Night follows the Tuesday evening reception right at The Sagamore! The night will be filled with chance as attendees network and try their hand at the gaming tables. Lots of great prizes!
Hanging Out (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday)
NY Federation Conference 2016When the day’s program is over, you will always find us in Caldwell’s or downstairs at Mr. Brown’s Pub. Just walk in with your nametag, spot your fellow conference attendees and relax together.
Recreational
Activities-RecreationalDuring your stay at The Sagamore, spoil yourself and take advantage of its fitness center, salon, spa and indoor swimming pool.
Lake George Area
Activities-LakeGeorgeIf none of the above works for you, check out shopping and other sightseeing activities in the area.