2020 SWANA FL/RFT Joint Summit

2020 SWANA FL/RFT Joint Summit

01/26/2020 - 01/28/2020

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
1850 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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PowerPoint Presentations


8:45 AM – 10:00 AM I Keynote – General Session I Maia McGuire, PhD, Florida Sea Grant Extension Program at the University of Florida

10:30 AM – 11:40 AM I Opening General Session:  Working Towards Zero Waste to Landfill I Rebecca Rodrigues, Lee County (Moderator); Steve Simmons, Gershman, Bickner & Batton, Inc.;  and Jennifer Baugher, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM I FAU WasteCon Design Competition Winning Student Presentation

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM I Breakout Session 1:

SWANA Breakout Session 1 I Solid Waste Project Case Studies I Tobin McKnight, Jones Edmunds (Moderator); Eric Lovenduski, Geosyntec; Nate Mayer, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County; Manuel Hernandez, SCS Engineers; and Will Gendusa and Wei Liu, CDM Smith

RFT Breakout Session 1 I Contamination. Need We Say More? I Patti Hammond, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach (Moderator); Gayle Love, Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Mgt; Digna M. Rivera & Evan Novell, City of Orlando; and Jon Gertsmeier, AMP Robotics

3:00 PM -4:00 PM I Breakout Session 2:

SWANA Breakout Session 2 I PFAS Super Session A I Gene Jones, Southern Waste Information eXchange (Moderator); Yutao Chen, University of Miami; and Dr. Viraj deSilva, SCS Engineers

RFT Breakout Session 2 I  Why Are Cost Going Up? I Rusty Angel, Machinex Technologies (Moderator); Abbey Patterson, RRS; and Luis Franceschi, Republic Services

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM I Breakout Session 3:

SWANA Breakout Session 3 I PFAS Super Session B I Gene Jones, Southern Waste Information (Moderator); Eric Sager, Geosyntec;  Dr. Viraj deSilva, SCS Engineers; and Yutao Hen, University of Miami

RFT Breakout Session 3 I Food Waste Diversion Success Stories and FORCE Updates I Chris Snow, Consolidated Resource (Moderator); Brittany McPeak, City of Orlando; Kirsten Langan, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida; and Miriam Zimms, Kessler Consulting, Inc.


8:30 AM – 10:00 AM I Breakout Session 4:

SWANA Breakout Session 4 I Landfill Construction Procurement and Contracting I Jason Timmons, Sarasota County (Moderator); Mark Hadlock, Jones Edmunds; David Scherbaty, Comanco Environmental; and James Bell, MWH Constructors

RFT Breakout Session 4 I Partnership Glass Recycling Opportunities in the Southeast I Marissa Segundo, RRS (Moderator); Joe Meierhoff, Strategic Materials, Inc.; Angus Crane, National Association of Insulation Manufacturers; and Scott DrFife, GPI

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM I 2020 Legislative Update I Willie Puz, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, FL (Moderator); Reginald Ofuani, City of Tallahassee; Karen Moore, Florida Department of Environmental Protection; and Dawn McCormick, Waste Management Inc. of Florida

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM I Closing General Session: MMP Resources and upcoming Association Events I Barbara Heineken, RRS (Moderator); and Chris Ronson, ReTrac