Agenda For MS Solid Waste and Recycling Conference – Spring, 2018

Mississippi Solid Waste and Recycling Conference

Hosted by the
Mississippi “Magnolia” Chapter of SWANA and the
Mississippi Recycling Coalition
Hollywood Casino Resort,
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
May 15-17, 2018

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May 15th

11:00 a.m. Conference Registration Begins (Entrance of Meeting Facilities Area)

11:00 a.m. Exhibitor Set-up (Cypress C: Exhibit Hall)

1:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions (Cypress B) — Charlie Bock, MS Chapter of SWANA; Dr. Mary Love Tagert, Mississippi Recycling Coalition

1:15 p.m. Welcome to Bay St. Louis — Mayor Mike Favre, City of Bay St. Louis

1:30 p.m. Kickoff Address — Shannon Sellman, Public Affairs and Communications, Coca-Cola United

2:00 p.m. MDEQ Waste Division Update — Mark Williams, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

2:45 p.m. Afternoon Break with Exhibitors
Please take this opportunity to mingle with your fellow attendees and get to know someone you have never met before!

3:15 p.m. Safety in the Solid Waste and Recycling Industry — Sharon George, TCB Extreme Enterprises, Inc.

3:45 p.m. Human-Technology Fusion: Making Our Communities Safer — Ed Renna, Preco Electronics

4:15 p.m. Navigating OSHA Under the New Administration — Amanda Walker, Conn, Maciel, and Carey, LLP

5:30-7:00 p.m. Meet and Greet Reception Sponsored by Waste Connections
(The Bridges Clubhouse) Gather with old and new friends alike for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as we kick off the conference! A special thanks to Waste Connections for sponsoring this event.

May 16th

7:30 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors (Cypress C: Exhibit Hall)

8:00-12:00 p.m. Registration (Entrance of Meeting Facilities Area)

Solid Waste Breakout Session (Cypress B)

8:00 a.m. Weights & Measures — Brent Bowman, MS Dept. of Agriculture

8:30 a.m. Surface Water Runoff Downchute System — Dr. Ali Khatami, Ph.D., SCS Engineers

9:15 a.m. Morning Break with Exhibitors

9:45 a.m. The Effect of Landfill Gas on Electric/Pneumatic Systems — Tim Hasslen, EPG Companies, Inc.

10:30 a.m. The Grey in the CERCLA Superfund Process — Caroline Freeman, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

11:00 a.m. SWANA Legislative Committee Update — James “Lap” Baker

Recycling Breakout Session (Cypress A)

8:00 a.m. Effectiveness and Efficiency Using Hub and Spoke – Rob Taylor, The Recycling Partnership

8:45 a.m. Recycling in Public Spaces and Events — Mike McCollum, City of Ridgeland

9:15 a.m. Morning Break with Exhibitors

9:45 a.m. Material Quality from the MRF’s Perspective — Gene Smith, FV Recycling

10:30 a.m. Recycling Post-Consumer and Post-Industrial Plastic Films — Kelly Johnson, Trex

11:15 a.m. Tackling Food Waste in Schools — Laura McMillan, Region 4 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

12:15-2:30 p.m. Higher Education Sustainability Program Leaders Meeting (Magnolia Room) — Moderated by Jason Pope, Hinds Community College

12:00 p.m.- Various Networking Activities (Meeting Locations TBA) TBA

6:30-11:00 p.m. Banquet Dinner (Cypress AB)
Put on your dancing shoes and join us for great food and live entertainment provided by UnFazed!

May 17th

7:30 a.m.                  Breakfast with Exhibitors (Cypress C: Exhibit Hall)

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.     Panel Discussion: Developing Request for Proposals for Waste and Recycling Contracts (Cypress B)

Moderated by Jennifer Milner, Mississippi
Jimmie Moore, Arrow Disposal Services, Inc.
Ray Laughter, DeSoto County, MS
Doug Wimberly, Neel-Schaffer, Inc.
Heather Smith, Butler Snow LLP

9:00 a.m.                  County Fee Collection for Solid Waste and Recycling ServicesBuford Clark, Waste Management of Mississippi

9:30 a.m.   Morning Break with Exhibitors (Cypress C: Exhibit Hall)-Last chance to fill out your dance/bingo cards!

10:00 a.m.               Public Outreach and Messaging – Carol Mann, Mann Agency

10:30 a.m.               Odor Control at Solid Waste and Recycling FacilitiesTim Planker, Hinsilblon North America

11:00 a.m.               Tennessee’s Materials MarketplaceVincent Leray, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

11:30 p.m.               Closing Remarks, Grand Prize Drawing, Adjourn

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