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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
Innovative Technologies
Landfill Expansion and End Use
Engineered Berms
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Landfills
Innovative Landfill Operations
Beneficial Use of Closed Landfills
C&D Recycling
Electronic Recycling
Recycling Markets
Commercial and Institutional Recycling
Multi-Family Recycling Programs
Incentive-Based Recycling
Product Stewardship
Extended Producer Responsibility
Composting and Biological Treatment
Food Waste Composting
Waste Minimization
Use of Waste Materials in Construction
Energy and Climate Change
Carbon Footprint Reduction
Natural Disaster Debris Management
Zero Waste
Energy Recovery and Thermal Treatment
Beneficial Uses of Landfill Gas (Combustion, Pipeline, RNG)
Alternative Energy
Anaerobic Digestion
Solid Waste Collection and Transportation
Diversity, Inclusion & Equity
Employee Retention
Driver Shortage & Unique Recruitment Ideas
Environmental Education
Climate Action Council – Climate Leadership Community Protection Act
Innovative Biosolids Management Methods

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

2023 Speaker guide lines

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