2024 Spring Conference Draft Agenda Available

MS “Magnolia” Chapter of SWANA 2024 Spring Conference
March 26-28, 2024

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
875 Beach Blvd
Biloxi, MS  39530

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

11:00 AM
Registration and Exhibitor Set-up

1:00 – 1:30 PM
Welcome & Magnolia Chapter Updates
Jennifer Jackson, MS Chapter Board President – Panola County, MS

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
MOLO Certification Process
Jimmy Sloan, MS Chapter Advisory Board Delegate – Golden Triangle Solid Waste Management Authority

3:00 – 3:30 PM
Networking Break
Sponsored by Tri-State Truck Center

3:30 – 4:00 PM
Public-Private Partnerships in Waste
Marty Dunkin, Director of Governmental Affairs – Waste Connections

4:00 – 4:30 PM
Topic TBD
Daphne Scott, Litter Prevention Coordinator – MDOT

4:30 – 5:00 PM
Design and Durability of Residential Carts
 Brant Ledbetter – Schafer Systems, Inc.

5:30 – 7:00 PM
Networking Event – Meet & Greet
Sponsored by Waste Connections and Sansom Equipment Company

Join us outside for a Meet and Greet after the conference sessions on Tuesday, March 26, on the Beau Rivage Pool and Observation Deck. Meet some new people and catch up with friends and acquaintances.
Beau Rivage Pool and Observation Deck


Wednesday, March 27, 2024

7:00 AM
Breakfast in the Conference Area
Sponsored by Pac-Mac

7:45 AM

8:00 – 8:30 AM
MDEQ Regulatory Update

Trent Jones – MDEQ Waste Division

8:30 – 9:00 AM
Hiring Right the First Time
Melon Garrett, MS Chapter Board Treasurer – City of Canton, MS

9:00 – 9:30 AM
Major John Poulos, Director 10-34 Project Office Wellness & Resiliency Program – Mississippi Highway Patrol

9:30 – 10:00 AM
Renewable Energy Landfills
Daniel Watkins – Waste Connections

10:00 – 10:30 AM
Networking Break
Sponsored by American Disposal Services, Inc.

10:30 – 11:00 AM
“What to Expect When Inspected” – Landfill Inspection and Enforcement
Zane Surrette – MDEQ Waste Division

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hazard Controls
Ralph Hines, Risk Control Specialist – FCCI Insurance

6:00 – 10:00 PM
Networking Event – Networking Reception
Sponsored by Pickett Industries,
K&L Environmental Solutions, and Crows Truck Center
Join us for a fun night of dinner, drinks, and Karaoke. It will be onsite at the Beau Rivage Resort in the Camellia room.
Beau Rivage Camellia Room


Thursday, March 28, 2024

7:00 AM
Breakfast in the Conference Area
Sponsored by River City Hydraulics, Inc.

7:45 AM

8:00 – 8:30 AM
Landfill Cells for Beginners
Dan Ball, MS Chapter Board Member – Waste Management

8:30 – 9:00 AM
Navigating Regulatory Roads: Enhancing Safety and Compliance in Commercial Transportation for Sustainable Waste Management
Sergeant Victor McCarty – MS Department of Public Safety, Public Affairs

9:00 – 9:30 AM
Emissions Monitoring, Aerial Drones and Data Transformation: Leveraging Technology to Reduce Landfill Methane Emissions
Bill Tennant, CEO – Sniffer Robotics

9:30 – 10:00 AM
Ethics Training
Heather Ladner Smith – Butler Snow

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

10:30 – 11:15 AM
How Sackett is Changing the Definition of Waters of the U.S. and Waters of the State
Dr. Jennifer Ziegler – Neel-Schaffer

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Transitioning from Rear Load Collection to Automated Side Load Collection
Amberlyn Liles, MS Chapter Board Safety Ambassador – City of Oxford, MS Environmental Services

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

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