SWANA/RFT 2014 Joint Summit

  • 23 Jan 2014
  • Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort, Orlando

2014 SWANA/RFT Joint Summit

January 23, 2014
Sheraton Lake Buena Vista
Orlando, FL

Thank you for joining us for Florida's leading education and networking event for recycling and solid waste management professionals.

Final Agenda/Schedule of Events
Final List of Participants
Evaluation Form


Opening General Session

“Waste Reduction and Recycling: Opportunities and Challenges for Retail

Joy Lehman, Global Sustainability Manager, The Hertz Corporation

Session 1A - 75% Recycling County Panel
“Charting a Path to Sustainability in the 21st

Chad Grecsek, City of Deerfield Beach, FL 

“75% Goal at the Southernmost County”
Mike Basham, Monroe County, FL

“Orange County Recycling”
Jim Becker, Orange County

Session 1B - Finance & Economics
“SERDC 120:  A Collaborative Effort to Impact Material

Will Sagar, SERDC

“Waste-to-Work: Best Practices in Green Job Growth in
Solid Waste Management and Recycling Industries in

Dr. Sunjoo Park, Florida State University

“The Effect of Green Fence on the China Mills”
Victor Storelli, Storelli Recycling

Session 2A - Collection
“Hillsborough County Solid Waste Automated Collection

Kimberly Byer, Hillsborough County

“Optimize Your Collection System: Why You Ought to Audit”
John Burkett, Kessler Consulting

“Customer Service Tracking System: TracEz”
Jean Redman, TracEz
Bob Hyres, Waste Pro

Session 2B - Public Education/Community Outreach

Pinellas County’s Beach/Park Recycling Program”

Jan Tracy, Pinellas County

“Green Initiatives at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort”

Brandy Bennett, Sheraton Lake Buena Vista

“Public Education and Outreach in Alachua County”

Patrick Irby, Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives

Session 3A - Corporate Sustainability

“Getting Into a Green Routine® at Publix”

Kim Brunson, Publix Super Markets

“The Evolving Role of Packaging Suppliers and Brand Owners in the Sustainable Packaging Arena”

Betsy Dorn, StewardEdge

“Sustainability is a Journey”

Karen Stiles, Waste Management

Session 3B - Household Hazardous Waste/Special Waste/Emerging Technologies
“Pharmaceutical Waste Collection”

Chris Gilbert, Alachua County, FL

“In Lee County There Is No Such Thing As Trash; Everything Is Of

Erich Tscherteu, Lee County Solid Waste Department

“IREP at Montgomery, AL - An Advanced Mixed Materials Recovery

Kyle Mowitz, Infinitus Energy

Thank You Sponsors

Evening Mixer


AM and PM Break





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