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  • 26 May 2015 10:55 AM | Crystal Bruce (Administrator)

    I am saddened to report that Ron Day, 75, passed away on Monday May 18, 2015. Ron was instrumental in the transition of Palm Beach County’s solid waste program from under his  direction as Director of Mosquito Control and Solid Waste to Tim Hunt as the Executive Director of the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority. Ron was well known to those of us who were active in GRCDA/SWANA back in the 80’s and early 90’s.  More than just an associate or a client, Ron was a friend. My condolences go out to his wife Mary and his family and loved ones.

    Dave Deans
    Past President, SWANA FL

    http://umatilla.beyersfuneralhomeandcrematory.com/tribute/details/5875/RONALD_DAY/obituary.html#content-start

  • 29 Sep 2014 2:27 PM | Crystal Bruce (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the following individuals for placing at the SWANA International Road-E-O in Denver this month!

    1st
    Arnie Retzer, City of Clearwater

    Tractor Trailer

    1st
    Dennis Rigby, Escambia County
    Mechanic

    2nd

    Chris Colburn, Hernando County
    Front End Loader, Landfill

     

  • 25 Sep 2014 9:36 AM | Crystal Bruce (Administrator)

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    Winter Waste Conference 2015
    Waves of Change:  The Future of Solid Waste Management
    February 8-10 - Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key, Florida

    The solid waste industry is changing.  Communities are targeting sustainability, zero waste and other concepts to reach the next plateau in resource management.  What are the policies and programs needed to make the steps into the future?  This conference will bring together attendees and speakers from across the country to discuss their “future” today. 

    The SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter is requesting abstracts from persons interested in participating in Winter Waste Conference 2015.  The deadline to submit abstracts is October 15, 2014.

    Click HERE for additional details and submission instructions.

    Thank you,
    Keith Howard
    Program Committee Chair
    SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter
    KHoward@leegov.com 

  • 06 Jun 2014 12:04 PM | Crystal Bruce (Administrator)
    Congratulations to the 2014 Chapter Road-E-O winners! Click HERE for the final program, list of winners and sponsors, as well as a video highlighting the event.
  • 11 Feb 2014 11:50 PM | Crystal Bruce (Administrator)

    SWANA Florida members,

     

    The Program Committee of the SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter is requesting abstracts from persons interested in participating in the chapter's Summer Conference.  We invite all of you to come and share your experiences with waste management, diversion and recycling with your colleagues.  We've identified some tentative session topics in the attached document, but welcome ideas for other sessions.  Each presentation will last approximately 30 minutes, including questions and answers.  Speakers are eligible for reduced conference registration on the day of presentation.  We encourage everyone interested in presenting to prepare a paper to share your experiences.   

     

    Attached is a Call for Papers, which details how abstracts can be submitted electronically to the Program Committee for its review.  The deadline to submit abstracts is March 12.

     

    Thank you,

    Keith Howard

    Program Committee Chair

    SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter

    KHoward@leegov.com

  • 16 Apr 2013 12:27 PM | Crystal Bruce (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the 2013 Chapter Road-E-O winners! Click HERE for the final program, list of winners and sponsors, as well as a video highlighting the event.

  • 07 Mar 2013 11:44 AM | Crystal Bruce (Administrator)

    SWANA Florida members,

     

    The Program Committee of the SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter is requesting abstracts from persons interested in participating in the chapter's Summer Conference. We invite all of you to come and share your experiences with waste management, diversion and recycling with your colleagues. We've identified some tentative session topics in the attached document, but welcome ideas for other sessions. Each presentation will last approximately 30 minutes, including questions and answers. Speakers are eligible for reduced conference registration on the day of presentation. We encourage everyone interested in presenting to prepare a paper to share your experiences.

     

    The Call for Papers details how abstracts can be submitted electronically to the Program Committee for its review.

     

    Thank you,

    Marc Rogoff

    Program Committee Chair

    SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter

    mrogoff@scsengineers.com

  • 04 Oct 2012 10:14 AM | Crystal Bruce (Administrator)

    Dear Florida SWANA members,

     

    Florida's best and only solid waste related publication is now accepting submittals for the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of Talking Trash.  These submittals may include recent innovative projects, interesting case studies, cost saving ideas, recent hires, committee issues, and anything else of interest to our members.  Please forward all submittals to kimberlybyer@polk-county.net by November 1st .  

     

    To advertise your organization or list a job posting in Talking Trash or on the chapter website, please contact Crystal Bruce at info@swanafl.org .

     

    Please consider the following article guidelines and recommendations prior to submittal:

     

    • In general, articles should be 500 words or less in length, although exceptions may be made for in-depth technical articles. If the article includes pictures or other graphics, word count may need to be reduced accordingly. If your article is too long, the editor may summarize or eliminate portions of the article, or ask that you do so.

     

    • Consider your audience - Solid Waste Professionals. 

     

    • Include the author's name, affiliation and contact information.

     

    • Photos are highly encouraged. Guidelines for Photos or Graphics: Include each photo or graphic as a separate file attachment, not embedded in a Word document. Resolution of digital photos should be 200 dpi or greater. File formats for photos should be JPG or TIF.

     

    • Articles that are intended to promote your company, product, or services will not be accepted - these should be submitted to Crystal Bruce as advertisements.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Kimberly Byer, P.G.

    Operations Manager

    Polk County Waste Resource Management Division

    10 Environmental Loop South

    Winter Haven, FL 33880

    863-284-4319 ext 216

    Cell 863-559-2918

  • 04 May 2012 1:33 PM | Crystal Bruce (Administrator)

    The family of Chris Kohl will be holding a "celebration of life" in his honor on Friday, June 15.  It will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Leu Gardens (1920 N. Forest Ave, Orlando).  It is a no tie event and is open to all friends of Chris.  He was an active member of the SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter and in the field for over 30 years.  Chris died at age 55.  He will be remembered for all of his contributions.

  • 20 Feb 2012 5:00 PM | Crystal Bruce (Administrator)

    SWANA Florida members,

     

    The Program Committee of the SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter is requesting abstracts from persons interested in participating in the chapter's Summer Conference.  We invite all of you to come and share your experiences with waste management, diversion and recycling with your colleagues.  We've identified some tentative session topics in the attached document, but welcome ideas for other sessions.  Each presentation will last approximately 30 minutes, including questions and answers.  Speakers are eligible for reduced conference registration on the day of presentation.  We encourage everyone interested in presenting to prepare a paper to share your experiences.   

     

    The Call for Papers details how abstracts can be submitted electronically to the Program Committee for its review.

     

    Thank you,

    Marc Rogoff

    Program Committee Chair

    SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter

    mrogoff@scsengineers.com

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