Call for Abstracts for 2022 NY Annual Solid Waste & Recycling Conference

BOLTON LANDING, NY – Amidst an ongoing global pandemic, international bans, contamination, labor shortages, and volatile markets, operators of solid waste and recycling facilities continue to face unprecedented challenges. With a continued push from governments, businesses, and other organizations toward sustainability metrics that rely on the solid waste and recycling industry’s capacity, infrastructure, and innovation, more is being asked of solid waste and recycling professionals than ever.

The Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations’ Conference attracts national attention annually. Running May 22-25, 2022 and located at The Sagamore in Bolton Landing, NY, the upcoming Conference will continue its successful program addressing timely topics and trends from top speakers and diverse experts throughout the waste and recycling fields. Among hundreds of attendees, typically about 20% are first time participants, due to new employees and the desire to network.

Abstracts are now being accepted to develop next year’s program.

If you have an innovative program or improved process that you’d like to share with hundreds of your peers, please consider presenting at the 2022 Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations’ Conference. Abstracts of up to 250 words will be accepted through Nov. 5, 2021, on any topic associated with solid waste, including waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, energy-from-waste (EFW), and landfilling operations. Topics which tie together recycling and engineering that are potentially eligible for professional engineer credit will receive immediate consideration as a direct result of attendee feedback. Exhibitor product technical presentations are also encouraged. Abstracts may be easily submitted through the Conference website at conference.nyfederation.org.

The Conference continues to offer an expanded program featuring three full days of technical sessions. Each breakout session typically includes up to three presentations of approximately 20 minutes in length, followed by questions and answers. Conference tracks are designed to provide more in-depth discussions of solid waste/materials management issues, catered to specific interests. Topics for the 2022 Conference are envisioned to include: employee retention, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), innovative design and case studies, operational optimization, conversion technologies, emerging contaminants (PFOAs), food waste composting and biological treatment, debris management, extended producer responsibility, carbon footprint reduction, beneficial use of LFG and closed landfills, collection and transportation efficiencies, safety best practices and training, and more.

The Conference, in its 25th year, will again take place at The Sagamore, a historic four-diamond resort on Lake George. The event draws upwards of 700 participants from around the Northeast, Midwest, and Southern US, Canada, and Europe and continually attracts new attendees. For more information, contact Amy Miller at (315) 366-3068; program@nyfederation.org or reach out to us at www.nyfederation.org.