2017 Spring Conference

When and where:

May 16-18, 2017 — IP Casino Resort Spa

The Mississippi “Magnolia” Chapter of SWANA invites you to join us on the MS Gulf Coast for our 2017 Spring Conference May 16-18, 2017.

The conference will offer attendees a chance to learn from several experts in the industry and regulatory community on topics that deal with the technical, practical, and regulatory aspects of successful solid waste management. CEUs will be available!


Registration is available via the forms in this packet as well as online. All registration forms can be emailed or faxed to Charlie Bock as indicated on the forms. Online registration is available; however, online payment is not available at this time.

Upon registration, you will be provided with an invoice, and payments will need to be mailed to the address it provides.

Safety Matters

As the MS Chapter continues to provide our membership with training and educational opportunities through our conferences, we continue to stress the importance of safety in the solid waste management industry as does the national SWANA organization. We will try to provide important safety information at our conferences, but please let us know how we can better do so. Also, please be sure to visit https://swana.org/safety for more safety tips and information.


  • IP Casino Resort Spa

Hotel Accommodations:

  • IP Casino Resort Spa
  • 850 Bayview Avenue
    Biloxi, MS 39530
  • 1 (888) 946-2847, 1 for reservations
  • $64.99/night + resort fees (suites extra)
  • Group Code: S170321
    Group: Solid Waste Association of
    North America Annual Conference
    Room block ends April 23 at midnight

Need to cancel?

View the cancellation and reimbursement policy.

Tuesday, May 16
Time Description
11:00 AM Registration / Exhibitor Set-up
1:00 PM Welcome
Conference Welcome by Mark Parkman, SWANA Board President, Faircloth Rubbish Landfill
1:15 – 1:45 PM Solid Waste Management: Past, Present, and Future
Jeff Breedlove, Promus Engineering, LLC
1:45 – 2:30 PM National SWANA Update
David Biderman, CEO & Executive Director of SWANA
2:30 – 3:00 PM Networking Break
3:00 – 3:30 PM National SWANA Safety Update
Sharon George, SWANA Board Safety Ambassador; TCB Extreme Enterprises, Inc.
3:30 – 4:15 PM MDEQ Waste Division Update
Mark Williams, MDEQ
4:15 – 4:45 PM Safety: Distracted Driving
Jason Tracy, Republic Services
Wednesday, May 17
Time Description
7:30 AM Breakfast/Registration
8:00 – 8:45 PM Storm Water Best Management Practices Kris Lightsey, Neel-Schaffer, Inc.
8:45 – 9:30 AM A Collection and Management System for Water in Landfills Final Cover Drainage Layer  Dr. Ali Khatami, SCS Engineers/td>
9:30 – 10:00 AM Networking Break
10:00 – 10:30 AM Ethics
Michael Caples, Butler Snow
10:30 – 11:00 AM Recycling Talk
Jacob Harrison, Fiber Vision Recycling
11:00 – 11:45 AM Emergency Procedures
Allen Dover, Lauderdale County
12:00 – 5:00 PM Networking Events
7:00 PM Networking Banquet
w/ DJ Phil Richardson
*$25 to bring a guest
Thursday, May 18
Time Description
8:00 – 8:30 AM Industrial and Special Waste Update
David Ruhl, Neel-Schaffer, Inc.
8:30 – 9:30 AM Safety Discussion
Patrick Turner, ESI Supply
9:30 – 10:00 AM Networking Break
10:00 – 10:30 AM SWANA Membership Update
Jimmie Moore, SWANA Board Secretary, Arrow Disposal Services, Inc.
10:30 – 11:00 AM Emergency Procedures
David Turner, Southern Resources Mapping
11:00 – 11:30 AM Safety: Vehicles and Heavy Equipment
Jeff Whitlock, Puckett Machinery

Networking Events

There will be multiple chances to network with other industry professionals after conference sessions conclude May 17, all of which are included in the fees for registration.


There will be a golf outing at the Gulf Hills Golf Course. Golf cart and lunch will be provided, and the winning golfers will get a prize.


Continuing what has become a favorite event at our Spring Conferences, Captain Hebert with The Amberjack Fishing Charters will be taking several charter boats on a 4-hour fishing trip. Bait and tackle, cleaning, and bagging included.

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