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Solid waste and recycling professionals are suddenly being looked to as one of the core groups to “green up” our governments, facilities and businesses, with the goal of making our communities more “sustainable”. Solid waste management has changed a lot in the last decade; but, moving forward, how is the “Strive for Sustainability” concept going to influence solid waste management and recycling? Below are a few suggestions for speaker topics; but, other ideas are certainly welcome to advance solid waste and recycling in the world of climate change.

Topic List
Emergency Management
Contingency Planning
Fire Prevention Strategies
Natural Disaster Debris Management
Safety Protocols
Technology Systems Security

Employee Relations
Diversity, Inclusion & Equity
Employee Retention & Shortages
Recruitment Strategies

Innovation & Education
Alternative Energy Projects
Biodiversity & Wildlife Management Projects
Climate Smart Communities Waste Management
Community Outreach Programs
Environmental Education
Innovative Equipment, Technologies & Operations
Master Planning

Landfill Gas
Beneficial Uses of Landfill Gas
Carbon Footprint Reduction
Climate Action Council
Climate Leadership Community Protection Act
Energy & Climate Change
Energy Recovery & Thermal Treatment
Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Organics Management
Anaerobic Digestion
Composting & Biological Treatment
Compost Contamination Solutions
Food Waste Reduction & Composting
Innovative Biosolids Management Methods

Recycling & Waste Reduction
C&D Recycling & Reuse
Commercial/Industrial Recycling Programs
Community Recycling Programs
Incentive-Based Recycling
Electronics Recycling
Odd Items Recycling
Recycling Market Trends
Reuse Programs
Waste Minimization
Zero Waste Policies

Environmental Justice Impacts
Extended Producer Responsibility
Financial Assurance Requirements
LSWMP & Biennial Reporting Tools
PFAS Policies
Product Stewardship
Superfund & Brownfield Projects

Waste Management
Beneficial Use of Closed Landfills
BUD Materials
Collection & Transportation
Engineered Solutions
Landfill Expansions
Landfill Reclamation
Landfill Stability
Microplastics Management
Odor Management
Post Closure Management
Waste Characterization & Research

Water Management at Facilities
Groundwater Remediation
Leachate Conveyance & Treatment
PFAS Treatment Technologies
Pond/Tank Management Strategies & Innovation
Stormwater Management

Daily Intro/Prep

Speaker1Moderators, Speakers and Panelists meet each morning prior to the sessions in the Conference Center to finalize the day’s logistics such as audiovisual, lighting, and hand-outs, etc.

Speaker Information

Speaker2Presentations are a minimum 30 minutes including Q&A. Moderators are given flexibility of their format during a 1-1/2 hour session.

Laptops equipped with PowerPoint and projectors are provided by the Federation.

In recognition of speaker preparation and participation, the Conference Registration Fee is reduced for the presenter. For multi-authored presentations, there is only one reduced Registration Fee per presentation.

For additional details, including information on requirements for presentations eligible for engineering continuing education credit, see

2024 Speaker guide lines

Presentations only will be posted on the Federation website following the conference.