Draft Agenda for 2022 Fall Conference Available

MS “Magnolia” Chapter of SWANA 2022 Fall Conference
October 11-13, 2022

Natchez Convention Center
211 Main St.
Natchez, MS  39120

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

11:00 AM
Registration and Exhibitor Set-up

1:00 – 1:30 PM
Welcome and Magnolia Chapter Updates
Jennifer Jackson, MS SWANA Board President and MS SWANA Board Members

1:30 – 2:00 PM
SWANA Safety Update
Amberlyn Liles, MS SWANA Board Safety Ambassador, City of Oxford Environmental Services

2:00 – 2:30 PM
Panel Discussion: Rear and Side Cart Loading Technology
Adam Hankins, Curtis Hipps, Eric Suratte, Diamondback Products
Moderator: Brant Ledbetter

2:30 – 3:00 PM
Landfill Equipment Fire Suppression
Brad Boshel, FQS Bear Equipment

3:00 – 3:30 PM
Networking Break

3:30 – 4:00 PM
2022 Trends in Solid Waste
Jeff Fantell, LaBella Associates

4:00 – 4:30 PM
Emergencies in the Workplace
Kim McDaniel, Merit Health Natchez

4:30 – 5:00 PM
2022 War for Talent: Impacts on the Waste Industry
Kelly Buc, Waste Management, Inc.

5:30 – 7:00 PM
Networking Event – Meet & Greet
Drinks and door prizes at Rolling River Reloaded, 406 Main Street
After conference sessions end on the first day, all are invited to a Meet and Greet
just up Main St at Rolling River Reloaded for drinks, door prizes, and the chance to
catch up with colleagues or meet some new folks in the industry.


Wednesday, October 12, 2022

7:45 AM

8:00 – 8:30 AM
Liquids Compliance and Gas Collection Improvements from Chemical Cleaning
Steve Carl, Progressive Environmental Services

8:30 – 9:00 AM
Air Permitting & Air Issues with Landfills
Richard Harrell, FC&E Engineering

9:00 – 9:30 AM
Why You Need 3-D Rendering for Engineering Design
Tim Eaves, Promus Engineering

9:30 – 10:00 AM
How We Started at Zero and Had 25,000 Customers in 30 Days
Clint Eudy and Jason Wiggins, Express Disposal

10:00 – 10:30 AM
Networking Break

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

10:45 – 11:15 AM
Landfill Closure and End Uses
John Cunningham, Neel-Schaffer

11:15 – 11:45 AM
Cultivating a Safety Culture
Gregory Greene, Waste Connections, Inc.

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
SWANA Applied Research Foundation Report Summary: Employee, Commercial Hauler, and Self-Hauler Safety and Landfills
Amberlyn Liles, MS SWANA Board Safety Ambassador, City of Oxford Environmental Services

Networking Events

1:00 – 3:00 PM
Clay Shoot
247 Old Highway 84 #1, Natchez, MS
Following the Wednesday morning conference sessions, we’re bringing back everyone’s favorite
clay shooting event complete with a fish fry by our friends at Puckett, drinks, and door prizes.

1:00 – 3:00 PM
Brewery Trivia at Natchez Brewing Company
207 High St., Natchez, MS
Also after the Wednesday morning sessions, join us for killer pizza,
craft beer, and trivia just down the street at the Natchez Brewing Company.

6:00 – 10:00 PM
“Yellowstone” River Party at Smoot’s Grocery
Hosted by Pickett Industries
319 North Broadway, Natchez, MS
Remember the block party last year? We do, too, and it’s back by popular demand. On Wednesday night, take a
walk down Broadway St to Smoot’s Grocery, and join us for a block party with food provided by our friends at Pickett Industries,
drinks, live music, games, and great opportunities to network right along the gorgeous MS River.
Fans of the show “Yellowstone”, wear your best Yellowstone-inspired attire for a chance to win prizes for the best Dressed Dutton!


Thursday, October 13, 2022

7:45 AM

8:00 – 9:00 AM
Sustainable Waste Management Research at Jackson State University: An Overview
Dr. Mohammad Sadik Khan, Rakesh Salunke, Avipriyo Chakraborty, Jackson State University

9:00 – 9:30 AM
Troy Ross, MDOT

9:30 – 10:00 AM
Procurement Planning in Today’s Market
Joe Moss, Pac-Mac

10:00 – 10:30 AM
Networking Break

10:30 – 11:00 AM
A Cart is Not Just a Cart
Brett Belda, Schaefer Systems, Inc.

11:00 – 11:30 AM
Surface Geological Mapping in Mississippi
James Starnes, MDEQ

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Debris Disposal After a Disaster
Brooks Wallace, DebrisTech


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

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