Thank you to all who attended the 2018 Western Region Symposium in Palm Springs, California. For your reference, below is the agenda with links to presentations for viewing and download.

Contact information for the 2019 Western Regional Symposium:

N. Curtis Larkin
Senior Engineer, Resources Division
Fresno County Department of Public Works & Planning
2220 Tulare St., 6th floor
Fresno, CA 93721
clarkin@fresnocountyca.gov
Ph 559.600.4259
fx 559.600.4552

2018 Presentations

(Presentation PDFs are being added when they are received.)


Tuesday, May 22nd


10:45 am – 11:45 / Educational Sessions

Session 1: Community Engagement / Plaza AB

Session 2: Facility and Process Optimization / Plaza CD


11:30 am – 1:00 pm / Lunch Terrace Restaurant


1:00 pm – 2:30 pm / Educational Sessions

Session 1A: Safety Through SOPs / 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm / Plaza AB

Session 1B: Organics Legislation and Regulation / 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm / Plaza AB

  • Implications of Organics Regulations (Legislative Task Force) | Presenters: Glenn Acosta, Chair LTF, Frank Caponi, Los Angeles Sanitation Districts, Hank Brady, CalRecycle, and Kelly Astor, Astor and Kingsland, LLP

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm / Session 2: Landfills – Getting It Right / Plaza CD


2:45 pm – 4:15 pm / Educational Sessions

Session 1: Curbing Illegal Dumping / Plaza AB

  • Innovating Curbside Large Item Collection from Education to Operations | Presenter: Teresa Curiel, City of San Jose
  • Artificial Intelligence for Combating Illegal Dumping | Presenter: Anna Szabo, City of San Jose

Session 2: Community Engagement and Partnerships / Plaza CD


3:00 pm – 5:00 pm / Joint Chapter Meeting

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm / Vendor Hall Open — Popcorn & Beer


Wednesday, May 23rd


8:30 am – 10:00 am / Educational Sessions

Session 1: Landfill Management Strategies / Plaza AB

Session 2: Enhancing Diversion / Plaza CD


10:00 am – 12:00 pm / Vendor Hall Open / Horizon Ballroom


10:45 am – 11:45 pm / Educational Session

Session 1: Preventing Workplace Harassment / Plaza AB

  • Preventing Workplace Harassment: Diversity, Inclusion, and Implicit Bias | Presenter: Cynthia Stafford, Director of Human Relations and Risk Management Director, City of Lynwood

11:30 am – 1:00 pm / Lunch / Terrace Restaurant


1:00 pm – 2:30 pm / Educational Sessions

Session 1: Disruption and Standardization / Plaza AB

  • RecycLA: LA SAN’s Journey | Presenter: Daniel Meyers, City of Los Angeles
  • Business Case for Data Standardization | Presenter: Emily Blackmer, Recyclist

Session 2: Landfills – Nuts and Bolts / Plaza CD


2:45 pm – 4:15 pm / Educational Sessions

Session 1: After the Disaster / Plaza AB

Session 2: Organics Solutions / Plaza CD

  • Organics: Composting and Processing Solutions | Presenter: Jim Miller CEO, JRMA Architects and Engineers
  • Decentralized Urban Composting | Presenter: Leah Retherford, Big Reuse and Greg McCarron, SCS Engineers

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Poolside Dinner & Entertainment

Includes a performance from “The EcoHero Show”, along with Monte Carlo Night and a DJ with dancing.


Thursday, May 24th


8:00 am – 9:30 am / Educational Sessions

Session 1: Organics – Getting It Right / Plaza AB

9:45 am – 11:15 am / Is China Ushering in a New Era of Recycling?

Session 2: China’s Import Policies’ Impacts on Recycling Programs / Plaza AB

  • China Waste Ban Tsunami: Ripple effect on MRF processing contracts | Presenter: Constance Hornig, Law Offices
  • Roundtable/open discussion regarding California cities response following China’s actions.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s golf tournament!

2018 Western Regional Symposium Golf Tournament Winners

Pictured below are tournament winners Ben Ball, Jason Bouzos, Jim Mansfield, and Rob Vezina. 


A special thank you to all who attended the 2018 Western Regional Symposium in Palm Springs, and to all our generous sponsors. We couldn’t have done it without you.

2018 Western Regional Symposium Sponsors Include:

Silver Sponsor

Welcome Reception Sponsor

Monte Carlo Night Sponsor

Vendor Hall Refreshments Sponsor

 

Sponsor

Wednesday Night Refreshments