2023 Fall Conference Draft Agenda Available

MS “Magnolia” Chapter of SWANA 2023 Fall Conference
October 10-12, 2023

Natchez Convention Center
211 Main St, Natchez
Natchez, MS  39120


Tuesday, October 10, 2023

11:00 AM
Registration and Exhibitor Set-up

1:00 – 1:30 PM
Welcome & Magnolia Chapter Updates
Honorable Dan Gibson – Mayor of Natchez
Doug Wiggins, MS Chapter Board Vice-President – Three Rivers Regional

1:30 – 2:30 PM
SWANA Safety Update
Amberlyn Liles, MS Chapter Board Safety Ambassador – City of Oxford, MS Environmental Services

2:30 – 3:00 PM
PFAS Regulatory Update
Richard Harrell – FC&E Engineering

3:00 – 3:30 PM
Networking Break
Sponsored by Sansom Equipment

3:30 – 4:00 PM
Don’t Trash Mississippi Campaign
Connie McMullen – MDOT

4:00 – 4:30 PM
The Real Cost of Inaccuracy in Waste & Recycling
Scott Barron – G.T. Michelli Co., Inc.

4:30 – 5:00 PM
Understanding Strength Versus Stability in Landfill Soils For Engineering Designs
 Oliver Taylor – ECS Southeast, LLP

5:30 – 7:00 PM
Networking Event – Meet & Greet
Sponsored by K&L Environmental Solutions

Immediately following the first day’s conference sessions, join us at Little Easy Cafe right down the street in the High Street District for a Meet & Greet event sponsored by our friends at K&L Environmental Solutions.
Little Easy Cafe
114 High Street, Natchez, MS 39120


Wednesday, October 11, 2023

7:45 AM

8:00 – 8:30 AM
Taking the Fear Out of PFAS – Direct Removal of PFAS from Raw Leachate via Foam Fractionation

Brad Granley – Leachate Management Specialists

8:30 – 9:00 AM
Topic TBD
Jeff Breedlove – Promus Engineering

9:00 – 9:30 AM
Fire & Life Safety in Municipal Solid Waste
Lisa Jones – Johnson Controls ANSUL

9:30 – 10:00 AM
Introduction to the Sustainable Home Program
Sherry Surrette – Mississippi State University Extension Service

10:00 – 10:30 AM
Networking Break
Sponsored by JM Wood Auction Company

10:30 – 10:45 AM
MS Chapter Business Meeting

10:45 – 11:15 AM
Leachate Evaporation – Cost and Emissions Minimization – And yes, even PFOS
Kent Jensen – Skagen Energy Services

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Meeting Density Goals
Clay Layne – Caterpillar, Inc.

1:00 – 3:00 PM
Networking Event – Trivia Lunch
Sponsored by Tri-State Truck Center, Inc.

After the morning sessions end, come enjoy some local BBQ and showcase your trivia knowledge at the Pig Out Inn.
Pig Out Inn
116 South Canal Street, Natchez, MS 39120

1:00 – 3:00 PM
Networking Event – Clay Shoot & Fish Fry
Clay Shoot Sponsored by River City Hydraulics
Fish Fry Sponsored by Puckett Machinery
Come participate in our classic Natchez clay shoot event! Our friends at Puckett Machinery will be sponsoring a fish fry for lunch. Clay shoot sponsors River City Hydraulics will provide for everything else you need to participate in the shoot, but those willing and able are encouraged to bring your own guns and ammo. Board Member John Junkin welcomes everyone to enjoy this event at his cabin.
Junkin Cabin
247 Old Highway 84 #1, Natchez, MS 39120

6:00 – 10:00 PM
Networking Event – Cookout
Sponsored by Pickett Industries

Join us Wednesday evening in the green space behind the Grand Hotel for a cookout sponsored by our friends at Pickett Industries. We’ll have plenty of food, cornhole tournament, other games, door prizes, and plenty of opportunity for networking.
Bluff behind Natchez Grand Hotel
111 South Broadway Street, Natchez, MS 39120


Thursday, October 12, 2023

7:45 AM

8:00 – 8:30 AM
Update from SWANA International
Mike Thornton, SWANA Region 4 Advisory Delegate – Coffee County, AL Environmental Services

8:30 – 9:00 AM
Cost-Benefit Analysis Between Source Separated Organic Material for Composting and Landfill Gas Collection System for an RNG Plant
Fariha Rahman, Abdulraheem Alzghoul, Audrika Nahian, Omer Alzeghoul, Sayedul Kibria – Jackson State University

9:00 – 9:30 AM
Environmental Sampling at Landfills
Walter Huff – Neel-Schaffer

9:30 – 10:00 AM
Ethics Training
Kate Victor, MS Chapter Legal Counsel – Panola County

10:00 – 10:30 AM
Networking Break
Sponsored by Crows Truck Center

10:30 – 11:15 AM
Fleet Maintenance
Speaker TBD – JM Wood Auction Company

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Waste Tire Management Updates
Charlie Bock, MS Chapter Past President – Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

12:00 PM
Closing Comments & Grand Prize Drawings (must be present to win!)

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