At A Glance

2019 Daily Conference Program

The 2019 Conference Program

At-A-GlanceSunday, May 19, 2019Monday, May 20, 2019Tuesday, May 21, 2019Wednesday May 22, 2019

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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
                                 Gangsters & Garbage: The Story of the Garbage Barge 1987

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.      General Session

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
  • Karaoke
  • 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 and Stretch for Every Body!

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
Meg Morris, Chairperson, Federation of NY Solid Waste Associations

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
Keynote - Conference Center

Gangsters and Garbage: The Story of the Garbage Barge 1987 - Bellevue
Michael J. Cahill, Germano & Cahill, PC, Holbrook, NY &  Joseph D. McCann, Esq., Murray & McCann, Rockville Centre, 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

Safety First (1.5 PDH) – Bellevue
Moderator:  Steve Changaris, National Waste & Recycling Association, Auburn, MA
Panelists:

  • David Biderman, Solid Waste Association of North America, Silver Spring, MD
  • Kirk Sander, National Waste & Recycling Association, New York, NY
  • Tony Romano, Dover/ESG, Chattanooga, TN

Tech Talks: Dynamic Decals & Graphics, Inc.; Machinex Technologies; Rear View Safety

Glass: It’s Not All Clear – Evelley 
Moderator:  Jen Kruman, NYSDEC, Albany, NY

  • Northeast MRF Glass Survey Report (Mary Ann Remolador, Northeast Recycling Council, Brattleboro, VT)
  • NY Glass Stakeholder Meetings Overview (Kate McArdle, Pollution Prevention Institute, Rochester NY)
  • HRRA Glass Collection Pilot Program (Jennifer Heaton-Jones, Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority, Brookfield, CT)

Tech Talks: Aggregates Equipment, Inc. (AEI); ecofab; Northern Safety & Industrial

Soup to Nuts – Triuna 
Moderator:  Gary Feinland, NYSDEC, Albany, NY 

  • Reducing Food Waste with Donation – Resources for New York State (Coryanne Mansell, Center for EcoTechnology, Northampton, MA)
  • Romaine Calm: How a Curbside Organics Collection Program is Making Big Strides Toward Zero Waste (Christine Roarke, HDR, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada & Michael Orr, City of Cambridge DPW, Cambridge, MA)
  • Managing Food Waste in Your Community - A Guide to Implementation (Missy Hall, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at RIT, Rochester, NY)

Tech Talks: Aria Energy; Ecoverse; Emery-Winslow Scale Co.


Build That Tank (1.5 PDH) – Nirvana 
Moderator:  Susan McIntyre, Delaware County DPW, Delhi, NY

  • Fifteen Years of Anaerobic Digestion Operation of Source Separated Organic Waste at the City of Toronto – A Deep Dive (Tej Gidda & Dilshad Mondegarian, GHD, Waterloo, ON, Canada; Doug Beattie, CCI Bioenergy, Newcastle, ON, Canada; Carlyle Khan, City of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada)
  • Lessons Learned In a Groundbreaking Organic Waste-to-Energy Project (Rick Sapir, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP, Newark, NJ & Jim Meehan, Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority, Rahway, NJ)

Tech Talks:  American Excelsior Co.; Otto Environmental Systems; Paques Inc.; Vanguard Renewables

Calm Before the Storm – Wapanak 
Moderator:  Melissa Young, Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions, Bayside, NY

  • Be Prepared: Disaster Planning and Response – Guidance, Lessons Learned from the Caribbean, and Opportunities for A New Future Paradigm (Kimiko Link, United States Environmental Protection Agency, New York, NY)
  • The NYSDEC Perspective – Emergency Response (Peter Pettit, P.E., NYSDEC, Albany, NY)
  • Demonstration Project for a Portable Waste to Energy Rotary Gasification System and Use as a Recycle Alternative for Plastics and Tires (Paul Amodeo, PhD, SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY)

Tech Talks:  Asahi/America, Inc.; Entsorga; Owens Corning; Tully Environmental, 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.
General Session – Conference Center

Industry Challenge – Bellevue
Moderator:  Dale Cocca, Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency, North Syracuse, NY
Attendees will break up into small teams to challenge their industry knowledge.  Questions will be about 2019 exhibitors’ and sponsors’ services (“Welcome Program Resource Marketplace”) and general solid waste and recycling.  What better way for attendees to learn about products and services in the three (3) day Trade Show and WIN A PRIZE?

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions – Conference Center

Safety Panel Discussion – Bellevue
Moderator:  David Biderman, SWANA, Silver Spring, MD
Panelists: 

  • David Callery, DSNY, New York, NY
  • Jim Connelly, WTI, Portsmouth, NH
  • Shawn Mandel, Waste Connections, The Woodlands, TX
  • Sal Mastriani, Interstate Waste Service, Teaneck, NJ

Tech Talks: Atlantic Lining; Bandit Industries; Fleetmind Solutions 


Workshop: Get Your Reuse On – Evelley 
Moderator:  Gary Carrel, Erie County, Buffalo, NY

  • The Community ReUse Center Model - Converting Challenges into Opportunities (Diane Cohen, Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc., Ithaca, NY)
  • Community Reduce and Reuse Programs (Stephanie Fernandes, City of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada)

Tech Talks: Everett J. Prescott, Inc.; Nova Products; Precision Scale and Balance

Bridging the Generation Gap – Triuna
Moderator:  Louis Vetrone, Westchester County Dept. of Env. Facilities, New Rochelle, NY

  • The ABCs of the XYZs: Understanding Generational Differences (Gail Hamel, Hamel Resources, LLC, Lake George, NY)
  • Organizational Sustainability – Bridging the Gap in Succession Planning (Stephen Lezinski, BCES, Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C., Lanham, MD)

Tech Talks: BE Equipment, Inc.; CardWorks Merchant Services; Fuel Ox


WARM the Air (1.5 PDH) - Nirvana 
Moderator:  Jim Biamonte, Oneida-Herkimer SWA, Utica, NY

  • Comparison of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Waste-to-Energy vs. Landfilling (Lisa Damiano, P.E. & Stephen Zemba, PhD, P.E., Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc., Concord, NH)
  • LCA Models Explained (David J. Tonjes, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY)
  • Recycling and Composting Law – a Detriment to Landfill Gas Beneficial Use? A NEWSVT Landfill Case Study (Heather H. Little, Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc., Burlington, VT)

Tech Talks: Afitex Texel; Berm Material Management; Geotechnics

Final Chapter (1.5 PDH) – Wapanak 
Moderator:  Jillian Blake, P.E., Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C., Syracuse, NY

  • Exiting NSPS Subpart WWW/XXX Requirements During Landfill Post-Closure (Marcus Scrimgeour, SCS Engineers, Suffern, NY)
  • Using Leachate Generation, Groundwater Transport, and Landfill Gas Modeling as Predictors of Post-Closure and Custodial Care Costs (William G. Soukup, PG, & Daryl O’Dell, P.E., Cornerstone Environmental Group, Middletown, NY)
  • Partial Replacement of an Aging Landfill Gas System During Landfill Closure Design and Construction (Joseph P. Curro, P.E. CDM Smith, Boston, MA)

Tech Talks: Blackhawk Technology Co.; QED Environmental Systems; Solmax GSE

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: Meg Morris, Federation of NY Solid Waste Associations & Bodhi Piedmont-Fleischmann, P.E., Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC 

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

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

  • S’mores – Mountainview Terrace
  • Karaoke, Dancing, & Chocolate – Conference Center 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, Laibach Enterprises, Ltd., 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

Packaging EPR and Recycling Markets – Bellevue 
Moderator:  Andrew Radin, Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency, North Syracuse, NY 

  • Tom Metzner, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Hartford, CT
  • Mathieu Guillemette, M. Env., M. Adm. P., Éco Entreprises, Québec, Canada

Tech Talks: Blue Flame Crew LLC; Hallco Industries, Inc.; Retriev Technologies/The Big Green Box

Under Pressure – Evelley 
Moderator:  Ann Fordock, City of Syracuse, Syracuse, NY

  • Tires and the New 360 Series (Kathy Prather, NYSDEC, Albany, NY)
  • Exploration of Recycling Over the Past Five Decades (Kim Smith, Stony Brook University, Elmont, NY)

Tech Talks: Advance Tire Inc.; Bomag Americas; Henke Manufacturing; Rotochopper, Inc.

Enhancing Operations by Design – Nirvana  
Moderator:  Jeff Bouchard, NYSASWM, Johnstown, NY

  • Creating Durable Concrete Floors for Your Solid Waste Facility (Robert Swan, The Euclid Chemical Company, Glen Allen, VA)
  • Data Convergence and Safety Considerations for Waste & Recycling (Jason Palmer, SmartDrive Systems, San Diego, CA)

Tech Talks: Cascade Cart Solutions; Impact Plastics; Neptune Automated Wheel Wash Systems; New Way Trucks

Reclaiming Ash (1.0 PDH) – Wapanak
Dedicated to John G. Waffenschmidt (1955 – 2018)
Moderator:  Kenneth Armellino, Covanta, Morristown, NJ

  • Total Ash Processing System (Steven J. Bossotti, P.E., Covanta, Morristown, NJ)
  • Utilization of Reclaimed Aggregates from a Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Process in Construction Materials (Dr. Grady F. Mathews IV, P.E., Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA)

Tech Talks: Casella Waste Systems, Inc.; ISCO Industries; Schaefer Systems International, Inc.

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

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions – Conference Center

NYC Compost Project – Community Composting in the Big Apple (1.5 PDH) – Bellevue 
Moderator:  Bridget Anderson, NYC Department of Sanitation, New York, NY
Panelists:

  • Leah Retherford, The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse, Long Island City, NY
  • Elsa Higby, The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden, Flushing, NY
  • Marguerite Manuela, NYC Department of Sanitation, New York, NY

Tech Talks: LaBella Associates; Simplicity Engineering (NE) Inc.; Sustainable Generation

Walk the Talk – Evelley 
Moderator:  Dianne Woske, Fulton County Department of Solid Waste, Johnstown, NY

  • It’s Time to Take Back Control of Your Recycling Program (Resa Dimino, RRS, Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Tools Rule: Proven Tactics to Fight Contamination (Chris Coady, The Recycling Partnership, New York, NY)
  • Combatting Contamination (David Biderman, SWANA, Silver Spring, MD)

Tech Talks: Chevron Global Lubricants; Screen Machine Industries; Waste Management of NY, LLC

Recovery Discoveries – Triuna 
Moderator:  Cristina Albunio, Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency, North Syracuse, NY

  • Closing the Loop: Recovering Resources from Recycled Cardboard Byproducts (Kevin Spillane, Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency, North Syracuse, NY)
  • What’s Up with Shingle Recycling in New York? (John Hannon, Triad Recycling and Energy, Tonawanda, NY)
  • Trash to Cash: Establishing and Developing a Sustainable Recycling Program (Stephen W. Brooks, JD, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, Glynco, GA)

Tech Talks: Clean River Recycling; Coastal Wire Company; Premier Recycling Equipment

Go with the Flow (1.5 PDH) – Nirvana 
Moderator:  Matthew McGarry, P.E., Town of Colonie DPW, Latham, NY

  • Short and Midterm Characteristics of Leachate Quality During the Methanogenic Phase of a Landfill (Arie P. Kremen, PhD, Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC, Metuchen, NJ)
  • Leachate Control at Landfill Sections 2/8 and 3/4 at Fresh Kills Landfill Using Sub-Surface Drains and Final Cover (Edmund Wysocki, PG, Aptim Environmental & Infrastructure, Trenton, NJ; Timothy Jackson, NYC Department of Sanitation, New York, NY)
  • Leachate Treatment for a Variety of Emerging Contaminants (Ivan Cooper, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., Charlotte, NC)

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

Tops & Bottoms (1.5 PDH) – Wapanak 
Moderator:  Steve McElwain, DANC Solid Waste Management Facility, Rodman, NY

  • Advantages of Artificial Turf Closure Cap at Louisa County Landfill (Jeffrey M. Fantell, P.E., LaBella Associates, DPC, Richmond, VA)
  • Lessons Learned in the First Year of the Electrical Resistivity Testing Requirement for NYS Landfills (Abigail Gilson, TRI Environmental, Lansing, NY)
  • Impacts of Placing Waste Under Freezing Conditions on Settlement and Airspace Utilization: A Field Study (Paul Van Geel, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
  • Use of Geosynthetic Turf Cap for a Confined Landfill Site (Paul Lappano, P.E, Lockwood, Kessler, and Bartlett Inc., Syosset, NY)

Tech Talks: Agru America, Inc.; Aljon by C & C Manufacturing LLC; Milton CAT; Wind Defender LLC

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:  Melissa Young, Syracuse University Center for Sustainable  Community Solutions, Bayside, NY
Panelists:

  • Michele Nestor, Nestor Resources, Inc., Valencia, PA
  • Susan Attridge, City of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • Kate McArdle, Pollution Prevention Institute, Rochester NY

Tech Talks: Core & Main LP; Moby Dick

Earth, Wind and Energy – Wapanak
Moderator:  NYSDEC, Albany, NY

  • Solar and Wind Turbine Wisdom for Businesses (John Hannon, Triad Recycling and Energy, Tonawanda, NY)
  • Harnessing the Sun to Control Offsite LFG Mitigation (Joseph P. Curro, P.E., CDM Smith, Boston, MA)

Tech Talks: County Waste and Recycling; MRU Instruments Inc.


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

Compost End Use (2.0 PDH) – Evelley 
Moderator:  Mary Schwarz, Cornell Waste Management Institute, Ithaca, NY

  • Roadside Erosion Techniques and Using Compost as a Restoration, Stabilization and Storm Water Control Medium (Angel Hinickle, Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District, Ithaca, NY; Scott Nostrand, P.E., Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C., Syracuse, NY)
  • Food Waste Solving Habitat Restoration Objectives (Shane Blauvelt, P.E., Parsons, Syracuse, NY; Dale Cocca, Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency, North Syracuse, NY)
  • Municipal Compost Use in Sustainable Agriculture (Charles D. Duprey, Naturcycle LLC, Plainville, NY)

Tech Talks: DURABAC; NCM Odor Control; Troy Belting & Supply; Wheelabrator Technologies

The ABCs of PFOAs (2.0 PDH) – Triuna 
Moderator:  Rick Clarkson, P.E., NYSDEC, Albany, NY

  • PFAS and Solid Waste Landfills (Nikki Delude Roy, PG, Golder, Manchester, NH)
  • Preliminary Laboratory Treatability Studies for Landfill Leachate PFAS Treatment (Ryan Thomas, PhD, GHD, Niagara Falls, NY)
  • PFAS Cycling Between Landfills and Wastewater Treatment Plants (Stephen Zemba, PhD, P.E., & Harrison Roakes, P.E., Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc., Burlington, VT)
  • PFAs In Our Landfills – What’s Next? (Stephen Kline, GZA GeoEnvironmental of New York, New York, NY)
  • A Proven Technology of the Removal of PFAS Compounds Including PFOA and PFOS from MSW Leachate (Patrick Stanford, Rochem Americas, Inc., Hermosa Beach, CA)

Tech Talks: Creative Information Systems; MXI Environmental; Underground Refuse Systems

Messaging Matters – Nirvana 
Moderator:  Dan Rain, Town of Bethlehem, Selkirk, NY 

  • Sending a Clear Message to #RecycleRight (Lisa Ruggero & Jesse Kerns, Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions, Syracuse, NY)
  • Monroe County’s Recycle Right Campaign (Luann Meyer, Mike Garland, P.E., & Nicole Fornof, Monroe County, Rochester, NY)
  • Inspiring Better Recycling Behavior with Effective Outreach (Michael Rieser, GrowNYC, New York, NY)
  • Targeted Recycling Messaging: Together We’re Stronger (Amy Bloomfield, NYSDEC, New Paltz, NY)

Tech Talks: D.G. Marshall; NH Kelman Inc.; The Idea Works; Winters Bros.

Engineering Ethics Panel (2.0 PDH) – Wapanak 
Moderator:  Mark Swyka, P.E., Cornerstone Engineering & Land Surveying, PLLC, Middletown, NY
Panelists:

  • Daryl O’Dell, P.E., Cornerstone Engineering and Land Surveying, PLLC, Middletown, NY
  • Martin Ryan, P.E., Ocean County Landfill Corporation, Lakehurst, NJ
  • Steve Gordon, Esq., Beveridge & Diamond PC, Englewood, NJ

Tech Talks: Germano & Cahill, P.C.; McMahon & Mann Consulting Engineers; West Group Law PLCC

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 2020!

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.