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
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


Tuesday, May 22nd

6:30 am – 8:30 am / Breakfast
8:00 am – 4:00 pm / Registration


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

  • Panel Discussion regarding Trends and Changes in the Industry | Panel Members: Steve South, 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

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

Session 2: Facility and Process Optimization

  • 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


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

Session 1A: Safety through SOPs / 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

  • 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

  • Implications of Organics Regulations (Legislative Task Force) | Presenter: Glenn Acosta, Los Angeles Sanitation Districts

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

  • 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

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

Session 2: Community Engagement and Partnerships

  • Innovative Partnership Programs | Presenter: Isabel Rios-Khan, OC Waste and Recycling
  • Community Engagement | Presenters: Kit Cole and Janine Hamner, Kit Cole Consulting LLC

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm / Vendor Hall Open


Wednesday, May 23rd

6:30 am – 8:30 am / Breakfast
8:00 am – 2:00 pm / Registration


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

Session 1: Landfill Management Strategies

  • 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

  • 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


10:45 am – 11:45 pm / Session 1

  • Preventing Workplace Harassment | Presenter: Cynthia Stafford

11:30 am – 1:00 pm / Lunch


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

Session 1: Disruption and Standardization

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

Session 2: Landfills – Nuts and Bolts

  • An Alternative to Daily Cover | Presenter: Patrick Sullivan, SCS Engineers
  • Hell or High Water: Staying in Compliance with the IGP | Presenter: Nan Natanom-Harold, OC Waste and Recycling
  • 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

  • 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! | Presenter: Lorne Zalesin, DroneView Technologies

Session 2: Organics Solutions

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

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Poolside Monte Carlo Night


Thursday, May 24th

8:00 am – 10:00 am / Registration


8:00 am – 9:30 am / Organics – Getting It Right

  • Organics Collection Strategies in Rural California | Presenter: John Carlton, 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?

China’s Import Policies’ Impacts on Recycling Programs

  • China Waste Ban Tsunami: Ripple effect on MRF processing contracts | Presenter: Constance Hornig, Law Offices
  • Roundtable/open discussion of what California cities are doing in their recycling programs to address the markets issue following the China change in contamination rates and waste ban