WEEK AT-A-GLANCE

Monday, May 21st

6:45 am – 1:00 pm  / Golf Tournament (Tahquitz Creek Golf Course)
9:00 am – 4:00 pm / Registration – Lobby
9:00 am – 3:00 pm / Vendor Set-up (set-up must be complete by 3:00 pm)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm / Golf BBQ Lunch and Awards
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm / Welcome Reception in Vendor Hall – Horizon Ballroom


Tuesday, May 22nd

6:30 am – 8:30 am / BreakfastTerrace Restaurant
8:00 am – 4:00 pm / RegistrationLobby


8:30 am – 9:45 am / Welcome: Looking Forward to A Changing Landscape / Plaza AB

  • Panel Discussion regarding Trends and Changes in the Industry | Panel Members: John Snyder, EDCO; Susan Moulton, Waste Management Inc.; Grace Hyde, LACSD

9:30 am – 11:30 am / Vendor Hall Open


10:45 am – 11:45 / Educational Sessions

Session 1: Community Engagement / Plaza AB

  • Leveraging New Media | Presenters: Angela Goebel and Tim Flanagan, Monterey Regional Waste Management District
  • One Hot Ticket – OC Landfills Tour Program | Presenters: Ruth Wardwell and Weena Dalby, OC Waste and Recycling

Session 2: Facility and Process Optimization / Plaza CD

  • The Future of Zero Waste Infrastructure | Presenter: Cindy Liles, Clements Environmental Corp.
  • Mastering the Science of Operations  | Presenter: Neal Bolton, President, Blue Ridge Services

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

  • Standard Operating Procedures: The Missing Safety Link | Presenter: Kasem Cornelius, Blue Ridge Services

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

  • Owner-Contractor Relations: Reducing Costs by Providing a Favorable Estimating Environment
    Presenter: Kevin Hanson, OC Waste and Recycling
  • Dust Mitigation Under Control | Presenter: Steven Clark, EnviroTech Services
  • OCW&R Drone Program | Presenter: Kevin Froehlich, OC Waste and Recycling

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

  • Innovative Partnership Programs | Presenter: Isabel Rios-Khan, OC Waste and Recycling
  • When the Community Wants Your Facility Somewhere Else | Presenter: Kit Cole, Kit Cole Consulting LLC

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

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


Wednesday, May 23rd

6:30 am – 8:30 am / Breakfast Terrace Restaurant

8:00 am – 2:00 pm / Registration / Lobby


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

Session 1: Landfill Management Strategies / Plaza AB

  • Effective Use of Remote LFG Monitoring Systems | Presenters: Philip Carrillo, SCS Engineers and David Wong OC Waste and Recycling
  • WAIV – New Leachate Evaporative Technology | Presenter: Brad Granley PE, President, Leachate Management Specialists
  • Post Closure LFG Care? Try a Micro-Flare! | Presenter: Srividhya Viswanathan, SCS Engineers

Session 2: Enhancing Diversion / Plaza CD

  • Is SB 1383 the new AB939? What it takes to comply | Presenter: Rob Hilton, HFH Consultants
  • What are you Wasting? Opportunities to increase diversion with waste characterization studies  | Presenter: Michelle Leonard, SCS Engineers

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

  • An Alternative to Daily Cover | Presenters: Patrick Sullivan, SCS Engineers and J.D. Mohr, EPI Environmental Products Inc.
  • Phyto-utilization – Sustainable Method for On-site Leachate Disposal | Presenter: Brad Granley PE, President, Leachate Management Specialists

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

Session 1: After the Disaster / Plaza AB

  • San Jose Flood Disaster Debris Removal and Recovery | Presenter: Alana Lowrie, City of San Jose
  • Fire Disaster Debris | Presenter: Leslie Lukacs, SCS Engineers
  • Drones! Eyes in the Sky! | Presenters: Lorne Zalesin and Rusty Batey, DroneView Technologies

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 – 10:00 am / Registration / Lobby


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

Session 1: Organics – Getting It Right / Plaza AB

  • Organics Collection Strategies in Rural California | Presenter: Lori Scozzafava, Sr. VP, GBB
  • Managing Organics with Large-Scale AD Technology | Presenter: Ekpa Akpan, City of San Jose
  • Is Your Commercial Organics Rate Structure a Success or Failure? | Presenter: Haley Kunert, HF&H Consultants

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.