SWANA 51st Annual Western Regional Symposium

Monday, April 04 2022 8:00 AM - Thursday, April 07 2022 5:00 PM [PDT]

1122 Hwy 41, Fish Camp, CA, 93623, United States

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Members Full Conference Registration Partial Approval - $1,000.00

Full Registration includes admission to legislative and technical sessions, all vendors’ exhibits, breakfast on Tue/Wed/Thu, lunch on Tue/Wed, Monday Night Welcome Reception and Wednesday Night Banquet. NOTE: Full Registration does not include Facility/Yosemite Tour, please see Additional Options at Checkout to sign up for Tour.

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Non-Members Full Conference Registration Partial Approval - $1,100.00

Full Registration includes admission to legislative and technical sessions, all vendors’ exhibits, breakfast on Tue/Wed/Thu, lunch on Tue/Wed, Monday Night Welcome Reception and Wednesday Night Banquet. NOTE: Full Registration does not include Facility/Yosemite Tour, please see Additional Options at Checkout to sign up for Tour.

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Young Professionals Full Conference Registration Partial Approval - $400.00

Young Professionals must be a current YP member of SWANA (see SWANA.org for criteria). You must include your member number on the registration form. Registration includes admission to legislative and technical sessions, all vendors’ exhibits, breakfast on Tue/Wed/Thu, lunch on Tue/Wed, Monday Night Welcome Reception and Wednesday Night Banquet. NOTE: Full Registration does not include Facility/Yosemite Tour, please see Additional Options at Checkout to sign up for Tour. Send email to WRS2022@swanacal.com for registration code.

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EXHIBITOR Attendee Registration Partial Approval

Included in the cost of the booth space are two full symposium registrations, which will admit the badge holders into exhibit area and technical sessions for the duration of the symposium. You will need to register each attendee separately. Full Registration includes admission to legislative and technical sessions, all vendors’ exhibits, breakfast on Tue/Wed/Thu, lunch on Tue/Wed, Monday Night Welcome Reception and Wednesday Night Banquet (make your dinner selection under More Information on the Registration page. NOTE: Full Registration does not include Facility/Yosemite Tour, please see Add-Ons to sign up for Tour. Send email to WRS2022@swanacal.com for registration code.

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Member - One Day Only Registration Tuesday (4/5/2022) Partial Approval - $315.00

Daily Registrations includes admission to legislative and technical sessions, vendor exhibits and breakfast and lunch for the day of choice (Thursday only includes breakfast). Daily Registration does not include Monday Night Welcome Reception, Wednesday Night Banquet and Facility/Yosemite Tour, please sign up for those activities separately. See “Additional Options” at checkout to sign up.

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Non-Member - One Day Only Registration Tuesday (4/5/2022) Partial Approval - $345.00

Daily Registrations includes admission to legislative and technical sessions, vendor exhibits and breakfast and lunch for the day of choice (Thursday only includes breakfast). Daily Registration does not include Monday Night Welcome Reception, Wednesday Night Banquet and Facility/Yosemite Tour, please sign up for those activities separately. See “Additional Options” at checkout to sign up.

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Member - One Day Only Registration Wednesday (4/6/2022) Partial Approval - $350.00

Daily Registration includes admission to legislative and technical sessions, vendor exhibits and breakfast and lunch for the day of choice (Thursday only includes breakfast). Daily Registration does not include Monday Night Welcome Reception, Wednesday Night Banquet and Facility/Yosemite Tour. Please sign up for those activities separately. See “Additional Options” at checkout to sign up.

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Non Member - One Day Only Registration Wednesday (4/6/2022) Partial Approval - $380.00

Daily Registration includes admission to legislative and technical sessions, vendor exhibits and breakfast and lunch for the day of choice (Thursday only includes breakfast). Daily Registration does not include Monday Night Welcome Reception, Wednesday Night Banquet and Facility/Yosemite Tour, please sign up for those activities separately. See “Additional Options” at checkout to sign up.

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Member - One Day Only Registration Thursday (4/7/2022) Partial Approval - $250.00

Daily Registration includes admission to legislative and technical sessions, vendor exhibits and breakfast and lunch for the day of choice (Thursday only includes breakfast). Daily Registration does not include Monday Night Welcome Reception, Wednesday Night Banquet and Facility/Yosemite Tour, please sign up for those activities separately. See “Additional Options” at checkout to sign up.

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Non Member - One Day Only Registration Thursday (4/7/2022) Partial Approval - $280.00

Daily Registration includes admission to legislative and technical sessions, vendor exhibits and breakfast and lunch for the day of choice (Thursday only includes breakfast). Daily Registration does not include Monday Night Welcome Reception, Wednesday Night Banquet and Facility/Yosemite Tour, please sign up for those activities separately. See “Additional Options” at checkout to sign up.

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Monday, April 04 2022 8:00 AM - Thursday, April 07 2022 5:00 PM [PDT]

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, 1122 Hwy 41, Fish Camp, CA, 93623, United States.

This conference provides Solid Waste Professionals with a top notch learning and networking opportunity amid the splendor of the Central Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Symposium includes a Monday facility tour (for those who registered), the Monday Reception with Trade Show opening, the Wednesday Banquet and games/karaoke in the Pavilion, and educational sessions Tuesday through Thursday.

COVID-19 safety protocols in place at the time of the event will be followed.

SWANA Central California Sierra Chapter

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This event is hosted by SWANA Central California Sierra Chapter

Contact the Organizer

David Biderman
Executive Director & CEO
SWANA

David Biderman is the Executive Director and CEO of SWANA, and has been a leader in the waste industry for more than 20 years. Mr. Biderman joined SWANA in April 2015 after 18 years with the National Waste & Recycling Association, where he was their General Counsel, Vice President for Government Affairs and Safety Director. Mr. Biderman is the former industry lobbyist in New York City and is very passionate about safety. He was the recipient of Preco’s Safety in Motion award for 2016, given to an individual who is making a difference on safety. He has provided safety and compliance training to thousands of workers throughout the United States and Canada. Prior to entering the waste industry, Mr. Biderman was an attorney at the Washington DC law firm Steptoe & Johnson, where he specialized in environmental and transportation law. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Johns Hopkins University.

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About David Biderman

Executive Director & CEO
SWANA
Alex Newell
Engineering Manager
Tetra Tech

Alex Newell is an Engineering Manager at Tetra Tech with two bachelor’s degrees in Geological Engineering and Geology and Geophysics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a licensed civil engineer in the state of California. His specialties include designing and managing projects related to landfill gas (LFG) collection and control systems (GCCS); beneficial use of biogas facilities; covered aerated static pile (CASP) compost facilities, wellfield evaluations, bidding assistance, construction quality assurance (CQA), permit applications, permit modifications, and grant applications.

About Alex Newell

Engineering Manager
Tetra Tech
David Davis
President
MSW Consultants

Mr. Davis is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and the President of MSW Consultants. https://www.msw-consultants.com An expert in solid waste regulatory compliance in California, Mr. Davis has provided solid waste consulting services to over 80 local governments. This work has included conducting compliance audits of waste haulers, and providing education, outreach, and monitoring related to AB 341, AB 1826, and SB 1383. Mr. Davis is an active contributor in the solid waste industry, and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Southern California Waste Management Forum (SCWMF).

About David Davis

President
MSW Consultants
Deepti Jain
Environmental Engineering Coordinator
City of Sunnyvale

Deepti Jain has over fourteen years of experience in solid waste, regulatory compliance, and grant administration in the public sector. In April 2019, Ms. Jain joined the City of Sunnyvale, Solid Waste Division, as Environmental Engineering Coordinator. Currently, she manages special projects including solar, stormwater, CalRecycle organic grant, and upcoming NextGen project. She oversees City’s compliance with environmental regulations and manages regulatory permits issued by CalRecycle, Bay Area Air District, and CARB. From 2008 to March 2019, at the Air District, she has worked on enforcement and implementation of air-quality regulations and grant administration. She has extensive knowledge of the state and local regulatory framework applicable to landfills, transfer stations, and composting operations and was an integral part of the solid waste regulations rule development team.

About Deepti Jain

Environmental Engineering Coordinator
City of Sunnyvale
Doug Kobold
Executive Director
California Product Stewardship Council

Doug has been “talking trash” for over 29 years. He is currently the Executive Director for the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC). Previously he spent over 18 years with Sacramento County managing contracts, procurement, new recycling programs development, household hazardous waste (HHW), and pending legislation and/or regulations. He also spent nearly 3 years with Edgar & Associates providing solid waste consulting services throughout California and over 5 years with Yolo County managing the County’s landfill. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Planning from California State University, Chico. Doug is currently the Chair of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) California Chapters Legislative Task Force and has served as President of the SWANA Gold Rush Chapter. Additionally, he is currently the Vice Chair of the CalRecycle Illegal Dumping Technical Advisory Committee (IDTAC) and a board member of the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA). He was the Chair of CPSC, the Founder and President of National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC), Chair of the California Mattress Advisory Committee, and a member of the California Carpet Recycling Advisory Committee.

About Doug Kobold

Executive Director
California Product Stewardship Council
Erika Nickels
Product Manager
Recyclist

Erika Nickels is the Product Manager of Data Solutions for Recyclist. Her diverse background in sociology, environmental studies and sustainable agriculture has prepared her for managing any situation that comes her way. Erika lives in Truckee with her sweet pup, Willy, enjoying the lovely surroundings either by foot or ski and frequenting the local farmers market. Her passion for the environment and dedication to solving complex problems makes her a great asset to the Recyclist team and customers who manage complex municipal solid waste and recycling programs.

About Erika Nickels

Product Manager
Recyclist
Nicole Guerena Pantaleo
Staff Engineer
Tetra Tech

Nicole is a staff engineer with specialized experience in the preparation of engineering plans for improvements to solid waste facilities. This has included conceptual grading designs and preparation of earthwork volume calculations, development of construction plans and specifications, and engineering support for various permitting documents.

About Nicole Guerena Pantaleo

Staff Engineer
Tetra Tech
Haley Kunert
Project Manager
HF&H Consultants LLC

Rob Hilton and Haley Kunert are with HF&H Consultants. HF&H spent the past few years working with over 100 California public agencies to design, develop, negotiate, fund, and/or implement the requirements of SB 1383 at the local level. Rob leads HF&H’s contracting team that has been responsible for drafting and negotiating new franchise agreements, rates, and ordinances that form the foundation for SB 1383’s new rules. Haley is responsible for managing the franchise agreements and relationships with service providers on behalf of our clients in Southern California, where she has supported several jurisdictions in the implementation of the day-to-day processes and systems that are needed to make those rules a reality. Today, Rob and Haley will talk to us about the range of approaches that California agencies have and will use to implement various aspects of SB 1383.

About Haley Kunert

Project Manager
HF&H Consultants LLC
Heidi Sanborn
Chair of Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling
Sanborn

About Heidi Sanborn

Chair of Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling
Sanborn
Herb Cantu
Solid Waste Manager
City of Santa Maria

About Herb Cantu

Solid Waste Manager
City of Santa Maria
Janet Goodrich
Senior Project Manager and Regional Practice Leader
Jacobs/CH2M

Janet has worked in the waste management field since the late 1980s and has been with Jacobs/ CH2M in the Sacramento, CA office for over 25 years. Ms. Goodrich’s work experience in the waste management industry is diverse and varied. In addition to managing the Renewable Placer: Waste Action Plan project for the WPWMA, she is currently involved in a variety of landfill closure and post-closure site use projects, organic waste management projects, and solid waste regulatory compliance projects both in the US and internationally.

About Janet Goodrich

Senior Project Manager and Regional Practice Leader
Jacobs/CH2M
Jason Todaro
Operations Consultant
Blue Ridge Services Inc.

Jason Todaro has over 25 years of varied experience in the heavy construction, utility, and solid waste industries. As a solid waste operations consultant with Blue Ridge Service Inc., he has provided on-site consulting services throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad. He has been a key team member on numerous additional projects that did not require his on-site expertise. In every case, his clients have benefited from his extensive background. His projects focus on operational and safety training, process analysis, improvement and optimization, operational benchmarking, and solid waste facility assessment work.

About Jason Todaro

Operations Consultant
Blue Ridge Services Inc.
Annika Andersen
Environmental Specialist
City of Oceanside

Annika Andersen is an Environmental Specialist for the City of Oceanside’s Zero Waste team, in support of the Green Oceanside sustainability campaign. Annika earned concurrent Bachelor of Arts degrees from Arizona State University in Sustainability, with a focus on Policy and Governance, and United States History. She uses her educational background and previous experience working with food service establishments with wastewater systems to approach and find solutions around the nexus of waste diversion, community resilience, and the food system. Annika is an executive board member of the CRRA Edible Food Recovery Technical Council, and actively participates on food recovery policy councils throughout San Diego County.

About Annika Andersen

Environmental Specialist
City of Oceanside
Jeremy Botica
Project Manager
SWT Engineering

About Jeremy Botica

Project Manager
SWT Engineering
Joanne Brasch
Special Project Manager
California Product Stewardship Council

Dr. Joanne Brasch holds a PhD in Textile Economics and Environmental Analysis from the University of California, Davis, where she also received a Master's degree in Textile Science and a Bachelor's degree in International Agricultural Development. With more than 13 years of academic work experience, Joanne has held lecturer and research appointments at UC Davis, CSU Sacramento, and Donghua University in Shanghai, China. She was the Sustainability Researcher for the UC David Health System, leading projects on waste mitigation and environmentally preferable purchasing on campus. Her topics of interest include global commodity systems, supply-chain sustainability, and environmental protection. She currently works as Special Project Manager at the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) and has worked for its national spinoff, the National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC), to lead projects that promote a circular economy using Product Stewardship and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). She presents to groups, large and small, regularly and leads public meetings in accordance with Bagley-Keene as Dr. Brasch is appointed by California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to two advisory committees for carpet and mattress recycling with the position of Chair on both.

About Joanne Brasch

Special Project Manager
California Product Stewardship Council
John Carlton
Business Class Area Leader
HDR Engineering Inc.

John is the Solid Waste Program Lead with HDR Engineering, Inc. (HDR). At HDR, John provides a variety of clients with consulting service based on his 30 years’ experience as a consultant and as an executive with public-sector authorities. At HDR, John is the national solid waste management planning practice leader. He has managed or directed services ranging from strategic planning to facility design. In addition to consulting, John has over 12 years of experience in positions as Executive Director of the Pollution Control Financing Authority of Warren County (NJ), and as Division Director of the Hunterdon County Utilities Authority (NJ). He successfully oversaw a waste-to-energy facility, transfer station, landfill, recycling programs, special waste collection programs, educational programs, and enforcement programs. John is active in professional organizations, including the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE). He has been President and Board Member of the SWANA New Jersey Chapter and has served as Director and International Board Representative for SWANA’s Planning & Management Division. He currently serves on the AAEE’s Solid Waste Management Committee. John is a Registered Professional Engineer in NJ, MD, VA and FL. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University.

About John Carlton

Business Class Area Leader
HDR Engineering Inc.
John Powers
Project Manager
OC Waste & Recycling

John Powers is a Project Manager for OC Waste & Recycling’s North Region operations. He manages all North Region capital improvement projects, including partial final closure projects of up to $25M, as well as road, basin, channel, building, utility improvement projects. A large portion of this work involves projects at the 453-acre Olinda Alpha Landfill, an active municipal solid waste landfill which is permitted to receive 8,000 tons of waste per day. Recently, John has been engaged in helping the County establish organic waste processing capacity to help it meet new SB 1383 organic waste diversion requirements for North Orange County. This has involved the complete permitting, design, and construction of the Valencia Greenery. The two-phase project features initial development of an open windrow composting facility with a maximum on-site capacity of 26,500 cubic yards, and a 230 ton per day covered aerated static pile facility developed during phase 2. John holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

About John Powers

Project Manager
OC Waste & Recycling
Kasem Cornelius
Operations Consultant
Blue Ridge Services

Kasem Cornelius is an Operations Consultant with Blue Ridge Services, Inc. He has applied his operations-focused approach to safety at over 70 different solid waste operations throughout the US. Kasem conducts safety assessments, develops safety plans and procedures, and performs training for collections operations, transfer stations, MRFs, WTE facilities, and landfills. He is currently the Safety Ambassador for the SWANA Sierra Central California Chapter.

About Kasem Cornelius

Operations Consultant
Blue Ridge Services
Kate Waind
Recycle Reset Project Specialist
City of Tacoma

Kate Waind has worked as an environmental educator and community outreach specialist for fifteen years. As an educator, Kate specializes in helping people understand the places where environmental conservation intersects with our daily lives. To encourage learning and engagement, she has developed and facilitated classroom lessons, professional development workshops for teachers, and community-based inquiry and action projects. Kate is an advocate for environmental justice and continually works to incorporate the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and agency into environmental learning.

About Kate Waind

Recycle Reset Project Specialist
City of Tacoma
Lindsey Angell
Senior Lead Consultant Civil Engineer
WSP Golder

Lindsey is a senior consultant at Golder with over 10 years in experience in a variety of engineering, mining, and environmental projects for the private and public sector in California, Washington, Nevada and Oregon working. She specializes in managing multi-year contracts with municipalities across California providing a variety of design and support services including permitting and regulatory compliance. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a Master’s degree from California State University, Sacramento in Geotechnical Engineering. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the California Geotechnical Association (CalGeo) as a Director at Large.

About Lindsey Angell

Senior Lead Consultant Civil Engineer
WSP Golder
Linnea Skierski
Director of Growth
Recyclist

Linnea Whitney Skierski is the Director of Growth for Recyclist. As an advocate for improving local government programs, she brings knowledge and passion around a diverse set of intersectional sustainability issues to the table. She has spent the past four years leading Recyclist’s Growth and Business Development team through navigating SB 1383 and working with the industry’s various collaborative stakeholders. In addition to acting as SWANA's Region 1 YP representative, she volunteers with many other industry non-profits to improve their engagement and reach. Linnea’s personal mission is to unite and galvanize changemakers to accomplish ambitious social and environmental goals together.

About Linnea Skierski

Director of Growth
Recyclist
Mark Brown
Chief Executive Officer
WastAway

Mark Brown is Chief Executive Officer of WastAway as well as its parent company Bouldin Corp. He has over 15 years of experience in design, management and project development for solid waste conversion technologies. Since 1985, Mark has held executive positions in a variety of construction, automation and manufacturing companies with direct responsibility for financing and development of multi-million dollar industrial development/ construction projects.

About Mark Brown

Chief Executive Officer
WastAway
Maria Teresa Gamez
Recycle Reset Project Specialist
City of Tacoma

Maria Teresa is an expert in community engagement and partnership development for equitable program planning and implementation. She specializes in multilingual and multicultural communication strategies to provide LEP (Limited English Proficient) individuals with meaningful access to services and programs. Maria has designed and managed multilingual programs for vulnerable communities in North, Central, and South America. She is a professional communicator and filmmaker and produces short films, social media content, and feature documentaries, focused on local and regional issues.

About Maria Teresa Gamez

Recycle Reset Project Specialist
City of Tacoma
April Hamud
Project Manager
HF&H Consultants

April Hamud is a Project Manager at HF&H Consultants. For over ten years, April has assisted municipal agencies with contracting assistance, contract monitoring, financial modeling, and rate studies. She has assisted many cities in LA County with negotiating their SB 1383-compliant franchise agreements. Since 2011, she has also conducted periodic rate surveys of the city solid waste rates within the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange County, San Bernardino, and San Diego.

About April Hamud

Project Manager
HF&H Consultants
Mary-Clare Bosco
Product Development Specialist
Recyclist

Mary-Clare is a Product Development Specialist at Recyclist. Originally from the foothills of Northern California, Mary-Clare traveled south to receive her degree in Environmental Economics from Pomona College. Mary-Clare’s passion for sustainable supply chain management took her to the worlds of environmental consulting and digital supply chain logistics, using the power of technology to address environmental issues. Depending on the season, Mary-Clare loves trail running, practicing yoga, playing beach volleyball, skiing and gardening in Salt Lake City, Utah where she now resides.

About Mary-Clare Bosco

Product Development Specialist
Recyclist
Brian O'Conner
President
Air Burners Inc

Brian O'Conner is President and Chief Designer of Air Burners, Inc. in Florida, a company he founded 25 years ago specializing in environmentally sound biomass waste reduction and energy conversion technologies. Air Burners machines are used on every continent except Antarctica. For more than 35 years, his professional emphasis as a designer has been technologies that protect the environment, reduce waste and develop renewable energy. His design accomplishments include eleven US Patents covering inventions in these fields, all focusing on waste management and associated energy transformation. Mr. O'Conner is a leading expert on air curtain technology and is actively developing new technology to meet the changing demands of the world waste crisis. He has worked as a consultant with many national environmental agencies including DEFRA in the United Kingdom, the Department of the Environment and Energy, in Australia and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. O'Conner lives in Palm City, Florida, USA with his wife and family. He travels extensively to sites using or interested in Air Burners equipment.

About Brian O'Conner

President
Air Burners Inc
Michelle Leonard
Senior Vice President Project Director
SCS Engineers

Michelle is a recognized leader in the field of sustainable materials management. She has assisted numerous public and private sector clients in the preparation of solid waste management plans, designed and implemented waste reduction, recycling and reuse programs, and evaluated existing programs to identify opportunities to economically and efficiently use resources. Michelle is active in local, regional and state-wide recycling efforts. She is a Past President of SWANA International, and presently services on the Board of SWANA’s Southern California Founding Chapter. Michelle directs SCS’s Sustainable Materials Management practice, and lives and works in Pasadena, CA.

About Michelle Leonard

Senior Vice President Project Director
SCS Engineers
Mike Learakos
CEO
Abound Food Care

Mike Learakos, currently serves as the Executive Director for Abound Food Care. Mike brings over 30 years of experience as a restauranteur and food professional. After serving in roles with Keeler Foods and Zacky Foods, Mike co-founded TJM, Inc, a broad-spectrum foodservice company. Today, Mike continues to lead TJM which operates Katella Grill and Catering in Orange, CA. At the same time, in his tenure with Abound Food Care, Mike has worked closely with leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to solve the challenges of food waste and food insecurity.

About Mike Learakos

CEO
Abound Food Care
Mike Webb
Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
WastAway

Mike Webb leads WastAway’s marketing division, and also has a diverse background in waste-to-energy technologies. He is currently engaged in project design and development with several municipalities, as well as working with major regional power generation utilities and national sustainable building materials manufacturers.

About Mike Webb

Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
WastAway
Naomi Lue
Zero Waste Supervisor
Castro Valley Sanitary District

Naomi Lue is the Zero Waste Supervisor at Castro Valley Sanitary District and has been with the District since 2002. As the Department Head, Naomi is responsible for overseeing CVSan's Zero Waste Strategic Plan and Communications Plan, franchise agreements, and directing zero waste programs for CVSan. She received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from U.C. Davis and her Master of Public Administration from California State University East Bay. She is a Board of Director for SWANA’s California Gold Rush Chapter and recipient of Waste360’s 40 Under 40 award.

About Naomi Lue

Zero Waste Supervisor
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Rob Hilton
President
HF&H Consultants

Rob Hilton and Haley Kunert are with HF&H Consultants. HF&H spent the past few years working with over 100 California public agencies to design, develop, negotiate, fund, and/or implement the requirements of SB 1383 at the local level. Rob leads HF&H’s contracting team that has been responsible for drafting and negotiating new franchise agreements, rates, and ordinances that form the foundation for SB 1383’s new rules. Haley is responsible for managing the franchise agreements and relationships with service providers on behalf of our clients in Southern California, where she has supported several jurisdictions in the implementation of the day-to-day processes and systems that are needed to make those rules a reality. Today, Rob and Haley will talk to us about the range of approaches that California agencies have and will use to implement various aspects of SB 1383.

About Rob Hilton

President
HF&H Consultants
Sam Marchant
Engineering Consultant
Blue Ridge Services Montana Inc.

Sam Marchant has several years of varied experience in the civil engineering industry, including the transportation, geotechnical, and solid waste fields. As an engineering consultant with Blue Ridge Services Montana, Inc., he has provided engineering and operations support to nearly 100 solid waste facilities across the country. His projects range from drone-based topographic mapping to site design to optimization for all types of solid waste operations. Sam has helped facilities save millions of dollars in airspace and operational costs by applying basic process improvement and airspace analysis techniques using advanced technologies and performance tracking systems.

About Sam Marchant

Engineering Consultant
Blue Ridge Services Montana Inc.
Samantha Irwin
Associate Analyst
HF&H Consulting

Samantha Irwin is an Associate Analyst at HF&H Consultants. She has assisted municipal agencies in monitoring solid waste franchise agreements, reviewing solid waste rates, negotiating contract services, updating municipal codes for SB 1383 legislative compliance, and surveying solid waste rates and programs. Prior to Samantha’s career as a solid waste consultant, she researched the social mechanisms influencing food waste and food recovery at the University of Illinois.

About Samantha Irwin

Associate Analyst
HF&H Consulting
Srividhya Viswanathan
Vice President/ Project Director
SCS Engineers

About Srividhya Viswanathan

Vice President/ Project Director
SCS Engineers
Bill Camarillo
CEO
Agromin

Bill Camarillo is CEO of Agromin, the largest organics recyclers in California. He remains passionate about organics recycling and regenerative soil science after 24 years in the industry. As the CEO of Agromin, he plays a key role in pioneering sustainability through organics conversion. Agromin's over 200 eco-friendly organic soil products, which range across the retail, agriculture, landscape and energy sectors, are the earth-friendly result of the over 1.2 million tons of organic waste materials converted each year by the company. Over the past several years, Agromin has received numerous awards in recognition of its sound business practices and its recycling and sustainability efforts. In addition, Bill was named by the Ventura County Leadership Academy the “Distinguished Business Leader of the Year," received the Pacific Coast Business Times’ Latino Business Awards for Agribusiness and Ventura County Economic Development Association's highest honor, the Carl Lowthorp’s Golden Eagle Award. Bill spent 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. While in the Marine Corps, he finished two Associates Degrees from College of the Desert in Palm Springs, California, a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from the University of Redlands and a Master’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Redlands.

About Bill Camarillo

CEO
Agromin
Tim Raibley
Vice President
HDR

Tim is a Civil Engineer with 35 years of experience in the waste industry. His work includes technical analysis of waste diversion and recycling related systems and facilities including Mixed Waste Materials Recovery, Dual and Single Stream recycling facilities, Composting facilities and Anaerobic Digestion facilities. He has designed or served as technical advisor for a myriad of solid waste systems ranging from conceptual planning, fatal flaw analysis, peer review, operations analysis, design of working plans, and specifications to construction management and construction quality assurance. He manages HDR’s National Organics Management Group which is a cross discipline practice bringing water/wastewater, food/beverage and solid waste services together to serve communities and industry.

About Tim Raibley

Vice President
HDR
Tom Parker
Senior Project Manager
Jacobs

Tom has over 30+ years’ experience in developing creative-cost effective solutions to solve complex solid waste and environmental issues for municipalities throughout the world. He currently serves as Jacobs Client Development Leader and has served a number of leadership positions within SWANA National including President (2008), National Safety Committee chair (2010 to 2019), International Board (1999 – 2009). He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in 4 states and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer and Scientist (BCEES) with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE). He has been an active member of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) since 1990.

About Tom Parker

Senior Project Manager
Jacobs
Wes Younger
Managing Consultant
Trinity Consultants

Wes Younger is a Managing Consultant in the Bakersfield office of Trinity Consultants, a broad-based environmental consulting firm focused on regulatory compliance and strategy in over 50 offices. He has worked in air quality control for over 20 years as a regulator and consultant across a cross-section of jurisdictions across the United States. His specialties include a particular focus on the Clean Air Act challenges faced by the solid waste management industry, including composting facilities, industrial landfills, C&D landfills, and MSW landfills. He and his team have focused on landfill gas system O&M, in some cases down to daily operations support. This allows for a unique level of control of air compliance, with the same consultants that write the compliance reports having ongoing oversight of wellfield and flare operations to control the extent to which field services teams can create reportable Title V deviations.

About Wes Younger

Managing Consultant
Trinity Consultants
Will Rice
Business Development Manager
Enthalpy Analytical

Will Rice has worked in field services, laboratory analysis and remote lab operation, and project management in sectors ranging from energy to DOD and business development. He currently focuses on technical sales and business development, bringing planning and negotiating ability with over 10 years in the field. In his role in BD, he stays ahead of industry needs by remaining deeply in touch with regulators and consultants alike. Through this, he can find the right work and teams to make sure that the push for environmental preservation and human health and industrial best practices always have a path forward. With 10 years in project experience of Earthwork from an analytical testing laboratory perspective he brings a broad view of the science, policy and business that goes import/export of material. His relationship with local regulators and contractors alike make his comprehension of cost and value deeply informed. Through this lens he is able to learn the interests of all parties involved, how to translate this to human health and environmental protection and where the bottlenecks most frequently occur.

About Will Rice

Business Development Manager
Enthalpy Analytical
Bob Swan
President
HD Concrete Floors/Euclid Chemical Co.

Bob has over 35 years of concrete industry repair and restoration experience. He has an extensive background in concrete mix design and formulation of materials used in extreme high wear environments. His current responsibilities include national support for heavy duty and industrial flooring and technical support for concrete infrastructure repair. He is a long-time member of the American Concrete Institute and has served on several national committees for the International Concrete Repair Institute, including the Materials and Methods Committee. Bob is a current member of SWANA and focuses on improving the durability of concrete floors used in the Solid Waste Industry. Bob has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Eastern Michigan University and received an MBA (marketing focus) from Baldwin Wallace (Ohio).

About Bob Swan

President
HD Concrete Floors/Euclid Chemical Co.
Brian Liebich
Principal Civil Engineer
County of Sacramento

Brian has over 25 years of civil engineering experience in public works, infrastructure, and project management in solid waste and numerous other engineering applications. He is currently the Principal Civil Engineer for the Sacramento County Department of Waste Management and Recycling overseeing the team of talented engineering staff and managing the Capital Improvements Program. He has been a registered California Professional Engineer (PE) for over 20 years.

About Brian Liebich

Principal Civil Engineer
County of Sacramento
Cesar Leon
Solid Waste Planning Manager
Tetra Tech

Mr. Leon is a Solid Waste Planner with 21 years of experience in environmental and solid waste management projects. He has managed long-term strategic planning studies for public solid waste management agencies throughout California. Mr. Leon works closely with solid waste management system owners, operators, regulators and stakeholder groups during the development of transfer, recycling, and organic waste management strategies. Mr. Leon has special expertise in aesthetics impact analyses for CEQA compliance documents including the preparation of Visual Simulations. Mr. Leon has assisted solid waste system owners in residential food waste reduction, recycling, and back-yard composting implementation programs, and has directed multi-disciplined teams in outreach and data collection utilizing geographic information systems (GIS)-based applications. Mr. Leon has been instrumental at developing and integrating technology solutions to enable map-centric data collection, analysis, visualization, and remote monitoring and control for various solid waste management systems. The solution is configured using ArcGIS Field Apps and drones to collect data and ArcGIS Enterprise to graphically display it using Dashboards, web maps, and mobile map applications.

About Cesar Leon

Solid Waste Planning Manager
Tetra Tech
Charles Moseley
Business Development
WastAway

Charles Moseley has worked with waste and energy companies for over 20 years to reduce landfill use and produce sustainable fuel. He brings a wide range of insights from multiple markets in The United States and Canada. His direct knowledge of what it takes to develop a successful project has put him in a leadership role with WastAway, and he has managed the company’s team working with Kern County.

About Charles Moseley

Business Development
WastAway
Cindy Liles
Project Manager
HDR

Cindy Liles has eight years of experience working with the solid waste, recycling, and organics industry. She started off her career implementing organics separation and compost workshops at her University and has since worked on over 175 waste projects. In California, she has worked with over 75 different waste-related facilities. This includes work on the design, permitting, development, and/or environmental compliance of over a dozen organic waste processing facilities and several feasibility studies for both the public and private sectors. She specializes in CEQA/land, air, solid waste, and water permitting and has performed work throughout California. She also helped secure several grants amounting to over $10 million for compost infrastructure and research, and over $10 million for renewable energy projects.

About Cindy Liles

Project Manager
HDR

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08:00 AM

Facility / Yosemite National Park Tour

08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
08:00 AM

Keynote Address

08:00 AM - 09:00 AMSalons I & II
  • David Biderman

    Executive Director & CEO

09:00 AM
1A

What Is Environmental Justice & How It Might Impact You

09:00 AM - 10:00 AMCounties Room
  • Wes Younger

    Managing Consultant

1B

COVID Panel Discussion

09:00 AM - 10:00 AMForest View
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  • Brian Liebich

    Principal Civil Engineer

02:00 PM
2A

Transfer Station Design and Operations

02:00 PM - 02:30 PMCounties Room
  • Tim Raibley

    Vice President

2B

Case Study - Building Sustainable Materials Management

02:00 PM - 02:30 PMForest View
02:30 PM
2A

Tipping Floors Improving Durability

02:30 PM - 03:00 PMCounties Room
  • Bob Swan

    President

2B

Don't Stop Now! Waste Safety Update and Outlook

02:30 PM - 03:00 PMForest View
  • Kasem Cornelius

    Operations Consultant

03:30 PM
3A

Design Considerations for MSW and Organics TS

03:30 PM - 04:00 PMCounties Room
  • +1
  • Brian Liebich

    Principal Civil Engineer

3B

SB 1383 Across the State with HF & H

03:30 PM - 04:00 PMForest View
  • +1
  • Haley Kunert

    Project Manager

04:00 PM
3A

Right Sizing Heavy Equipment - Bigger Isn't Always Better

04:00 PM - 04:30 PMCounties Room
  • Jason Todaro

    Operations Consultant

3B

You Can't Improve What You Don't Measure

04:00 PM - 04:30 PMForest View
  • Sam Marchant

    Engineering Consultant

05:00 PM
4A

The City of Oceanside Crash Course For Implementing Organic Recycling

05:00 PM - 06:00 PMCounties Room
  • Annika Andersen

    Environmental Specialist

4B

Air Burner Technology

05:00 PM - 06:00 PMForest View
08:00 AM
5A

Batteries, Propane Cylinders, and Special Projects for Emerging Waste

08:00 AM - 09:00 AMCounties Room
  • +1
  • Doug Kobold

    Executive Director

5B

Waste Processing for Increased Diversion and Organics Removal

08:00 AM - 09:00 AMForest View
  • +1
  • Charles Moseley

    Business Development

09:15 AM
6A

Food Scrap Collection and Processing

09:15 AM - 09:45 AMCounties Room
  • Deepti Jain

    Environmental Engineering Coordinator

09:15 AM
6B

Collection Rates and Diversion Programs

09:15 AM - 09:15 AMForest View
  • +1
  • April Hamud

    Project Manager

01:00 PM
7A

Santa Maria Cell 1 Extension Liner Design

01:00 PM - 01:30 PMCounties Room
  • +1
  • Herb Cantu

    Solid Waste Manager

7B

Compost Facility Improvement - Lessons Learned for Siting a Compost Facility on Top of a Landfill

01:00 PM - 01:30 PMForest View
  • Srividhya Viswanathan

    Vice President/ Project Director

01:30 PM
7A

The Importance of Landfill Master Planning - Don't Keep Kicking the Can Down the Road

01:30 PM - 02:00 PMCounties Room
  • Lindsey Angell

    Senior Lead Consultant Civil Engineer

7B

A Roadmap for Transitioning to Electric Waste Collection Fleets

01:30 PM - 02:00 PMForest View
  • John Carlton

    Business Class Area Leader

02:30 PM
8A

Biogas Conditioning Facility at the Monterey Regional Waste District

02:30 PM - 03:00 PMCounties Room
  • Alex Newell

    Engineering Manager

8B

Compost Trends in California Aiding in SB 1383 Capacity Planning

02:30 PM - 03:00 PMForest View
  • Cindy Liles

    Project Manager

03:00 PM
8A

Recovering Organics from MSW and SSO

03:00 PM - 03:30 PMCounties Room
8B

Collaborative Outreach in the Field: How to Conduct Effective Route Reviews

03:00 PM - 03:30 PMForest View
  • Mary-Clare Bosco

    Product Development Specialist

04:00 PM
9A

Impacts of General WDR Updates to Region 2

04:00 PM - 05:00 PMCounties Room
  • Will Rice

    Business Development Manager

9B

Meaningfully Engaging Diverse Populations

04:00 PM - 05:00 PMForest View
  • +1
  • Kate Waind

    Recycle Reset Project Specialist

08:00 AM
10A

SB1383 Jurisdiction Annual Report - What Cal Recycle Really Wants to See

08:00 AM - 08:30 AMCounties Room
10B

Preparing for SB1383 Valencia Greenery Compost Facility: Orange County, CA

08:00 AM - 08:30 AMForest View
  • +2
  • Alex Newell

    Engineering Manager

08:30 AM
10A

Rolling Out Compulsory Citywide Organics Collection

08:30 AM - 09:00 AMCounties Room
  • David Davis

    President

10B

Digital Transformation of Waste Management

08:30 AM - 09:00 AMForest View
  • +2
  • Cesar Leon

    Solid Waste Planning Manager

09:15 AM
11A

Factors That Impact Contamination in Recyclables

09:15 AM - 09:45 AMCounties Room
  • Michelle Leonard

    Senior Vice President Project Director

11B

Curbside and Event-Based Textile Collection Program

09:15 AM - 09:45 AMForest View
  • Naomi Lue

    Zero Waste Supervisor

09:45 AM
11A

Garbage Data In, Garbage Data Out

09:45 AM - 10:15 AMCounties Room
  • Erika Nickels

    Product Manager

11B

Policy Regarding Recycling Markets

09:45 AM - 10:15 AMForest View
11:00 AM
12A

Elimination of Food Waste to Feed People & Meet Regulatory Requirements

11:00 AM - 12:00 PMCounties Room
  • Mike Learakos

    CEO

11:00 AM
12B

Opportunities to Help Reduce Climate Change While Improving Soil Health and Reducing Water Usage

11:00 AM - 11:30 AMForest View
  • Bill Camarillo

    CEO

11:30 AM
12B

Overview of SB 1383 Organics Waste Characterization Studies and Alternative SB 1383 Measurement Protocols

11:30 AM - 12:00 PMForest View
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