Draft Agenda for 2021 Joint Conference Available

2021 Joint Solid Waste Management & Recycling Conference
May 25-27, 2021

Hosted by:
The Mississippi “Magnolia” Chapter of SWANA
The Mississippi Recycling Coalition

IP Casino Resort & Conference Center
850 Bayview Ave
Biloxi, MS 39530


Tuesday, May 25, 2021 (Plenary Session)

11:00 AM                  Registration and Exhibitor Set-up

1:00–1:15 PM           Welcome and Opening Remarks – Jennifer Jackson, MS SWANA Board President, Panola County; Dr. Mary Love Tagert, MRC Board President, MSU Extension Service

1:15–1:30 PM           Welcome to Biloxi – Andrew Gilich, Mayor

1:30–1:45 PM           SWANA Safety Update – Amberlyn Liles, MS SWANA Safety Ambassador, City of Oxford Environmental Services

1:45–2:30 PM           “Why We Chose Mississippi / Safety” – Don Ross, New Way

2:30–3:00 PM           Don’t Trash Mississippi – Connie McMullan, MDOT

3:00–3:30 PM           Networking Break

3:30–4:00 PM           E-Waste: What Does the Future Look Like? – Sierra Smith, Magnolia Data Solutions

4:00–4:30 PM           Advantages of Automation – Brant Ledbetter, SSI Schaefer

4:30–5:00 PM           Addressing Litter Through a Multifaceted Extension Program – Eric Sparks, MSU Extension Service

5:30–7:30 PM           Meet and Greet Event


Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (Breakout Sessions)


8:30 AM                    Registration

9:00–9:30 AM           Restoration and Maintenance of Leachate Collection Systems with Chemical Cleaning – Steven Carl, Progressive Environmental Services

9:30–10:00 AM         Simple Technology Tools That Aid in More Effective Landfill Operations – Jeff Breedlove, Promus Engineering

10:00–10:30 AM        Landfill / Transfer Station Fires – TBD

10:30–11:00 AM        Networking Break

11:00–11:30 AM        The Benefits of Automation of Residential Trash Collection – Sam Dillender, City of Cullman, AL Solid Waste Superintendent

11:30 AM–12:00 PM   Waste Manifests – What You Need to Know and Why They Are So Important – Amanda Satterfield, Waste Connections

12:00–12:30 PM         Household Hazardous Waste – William Rider, MDEQ

12:30–1:00 PM           Deep Well Injection Leachate Disposal – Richard Harrell, FC&E Engineers; Steve Price, Deep Well Services


8:30 AM                    Registration

9:00–9:30 AM           Crystal Springs Recycling Program – Mayor Sally Garland, City of Crystal Springs

9:30–10:00 AM         An Overview of the Harrison County Recycling Program, Past to Current – Alan Lane, Harrison County Utility Authority

10:00–10:30 AM       The Importance of Recycling in K-12 Schools – Erica Wilson, Singing River Academy

10:30–11:00 AM        Topic TBD

11:00–11:30 AM        Networking Break

11:30 AM–12:00 PM   Scrap Metal – Jeff Lee, MS Secretary of State’s Office Scrap Metal Unit

12:00–1:00 PM           What Needs to Happen to Achieve More Curbside Programs in Mississippi – Rob Taylor, The Recycling Partnership


2:30–5:30 PM             Networking Crawfish Boil, sponsored by Pickett Industries

2:30–5:30 PM             Golf

5:30–7:30 PM             Biloxi Schooner Coastal Restoration Eco Tour


Thursday, May 27, 2021 (Plenary Sessions)

7:30 AM                    Registration

8:00–8:30 AM           SWANA ARF Report Summary: Reducing Contamination in Curbside Recycling Programs – Jeremy O’Brien, SWANA

8:30–9:00 AM           Topic TBD

9:00–10:00 AM         Panel Discussion: Public or Private – Industry Challenges We All Face

Moderator – Doug Wiggins, SWANA Board Vice-President, Three Rivers PDD
Tony Ligon, Monroe County
Shea Mask, RES Disposal, Inc.
Emma Peacock, Jones County
Kevin Shackelford, Waste Management

10:00–10:30 AM         Networking Break

10:30–11:00 AM          Solid Waste Management Planning – TBD

11:00 AM–12:00 PM    1-hr Ethics Course – Kate Victor, MS Chapter Board Legal Counsel, Panola County


For more conference information and to register, check out the conference event page.

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