Call for Abstracts for 2021 NY Annual Solid Waste & Recycling Conference

BOLTON LANDING, NY –Amidst a global pandemic, National Sword, international bans, contamination, and diminishing markets, operators of solid waste and recycling facilities have been confronted with challenges from every angle. While governments, facilities and businesses have historically pushed for sustainability metrics that often rely on the solid waste and recycling industry’s capacity, infrastructure, and innovation, many operations have gone into survival mode.

The nationally known Federation of New York Solid Waste Association’s Conference, running May 16- 19, 2021 at The Sagamore in Bolton Landing, NY, will continue its successful program of offering timely topics and trends by attracting top speakers and experts in all fields. This conference typically draws 20% new attendees each year, including many young professionals.

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 2021 Federation of New York Solid Waste Association’s Conference. Abstracts of up to 250 words will be accepted through Nov. 6, 2020, on any topic associated with solid waste, including response to COVID-19, waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, energy-from-waste (EFW), and landfilling operations. Topics which tie recycling and engineering together and are potentially PE credit eligible will receive immediate consideration as a direct result of attendee feedback. Exhibitor product technical presentations are also encouraged. Abstracts are easily submitted through the Conference website at If you submitted an abstract for our 2020 in person conference that was canceled due to COVID-19, please consider resubmitting it for the 2021 conference.

Presentations are generally 20 minutes, followed by questions and answers. We continue to expand our traditional 2.5 day format into 3 days of technical presentations. The breakout session tracks are designed to provide more in-depth discussions of solid waste/materials management issues. Topics for the 2021 conference are envisioned to include: industry response to COVID-19, innovative design and case studies, operational optimization, safety best practices and training, conversion technologies, emerging contaminants (PFOAs), food waste composting and biological treatment, debris management, extended producer responsibility, beneficial use of LFG and closed landfills, collection and transportation efficiencies, and more.

The Conference will take place at The Sagamore, a historic four-diamond resort on Lake George. In its 24 th year, the conference draws upwards of 700 attendees from around the Northeast, Midwest, South, Canada and Europe and continually attracts new attendees. For more information, contact Amy Miller at (315) 366-3068; or through the Conference website at