• August 13, 2020
  • 10:00 AM
  • November 05, 2020
  • 11:00 AM
  • Zoom Webinar


  • Robert Isenberg, SCS Engineers – Are You Prepared for the Impacts of Extreme Weather John Giese, Beth Lohman, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's Office of Pollution Response and Emergency Preparedness Sarah Smith, VOSH
  • Phil Bresee, MSW Consultants/Scott Mouw, The Recycling Partnership – Measuring the Success of Your Recycling Program Kelly Dennings, Center for Biological Diversity – Waste Reduction: National Survey
  • Processors Update • Glass- Scott Defife, Glass Packaging Institute • Metal- Scott Breen, Can Manufacturer’s Institute • Plastic- TBD • Paper- Mark Caldwell, WestRock
  • Panel includes a technical laboratory expert, an expert from remedia on technology, and a legal expert regarding PFAS Lindsey Boone, Enthalpy Analy cal Laboratories - ultra trace laboratory: technical program manager TBD, ECT2: ECT2 specializes in remedia on of PFAS through ion exchange resin with scalable systems from residen al homes do industrial sites Meaghan Colligan, Holland & Knight: the legali es of managing a number of PFAS-centric cases in the mid-Atlan c region
  • Will Sagar, Southeast Recycling Development Council – Economic factors impacting markets Corrine Rico, TRUE Advisor, Project Manager,Climate Reality Leadership Corps, Gershman, Brickner & Bra on, Inc.- Local and Regional Governments Using Waste to Inform Circular Economy Policy
  • Phil Bresee, MSW Consultants/Mike Neese, City of Winchester – Navigating Changes and Challenges to Recycling Programs in the Valley Tracy Nestor, Republic Services- Recycling Reset
    Kim Hynes, CVWMA
    Debbie Spiliotopoulos, Northern Virginia Regional Commission – How Waste Management & Recycling Programs have changed in NoVA
  • Advancing Efforts to Reduce Fugitive Landfill Gas Emissions: State-of-the industry practices pertaining to the design, construction, operations, monitoring, and data analytics of LFG collection and control systems, as well as investigation of the quantity (mass flux) of fugitive (uncollected) LFG emissions.
  • Heidi McAuliffe, American Coatings Association - Paint Stewardship Brian Potter, MXI – Closing the Loop on Latex Paints (HHW) Electronics- John Birkholtz, Meghan Tabb
    Mattresses- TBD
  • Bob Carr/Mark Bertane, Blackhawk Technology Company – Pumping Elevated Temp Fluids Jenny Johnson, LaBella Associates – Navigating the Shortage of Landfill Operators
    David Hostetter, SCS Engineers– How IoT and SCADA are Changing Landfills
  • This event is a great opportunity to see a variety of speakers talk about relevant safety topics/solutions for OUR industry—and to network with others who do what you do with other companies or jurisdictions.
  • Legislative Roundup Recycling Task Force Update

Registration is closed

SWANA and VRA have received mulitple inquiries concerning sponsorships for our upcoming webinar series. After careful review we have decided to offer sponsorship opportunities, prioritizing the entities that have so generously sponsored our events in the past. 


  • 1 sponsor per webinar
  • 2 registrations to the sponsored webinar session
  • Logo placed on any promotions of the webinars and  during the webinar
  • Moderator thanks sponsor at the beginning of the webinar and gives a short introduction
  • 15-minute discussion with webinar participants at the end of the webinar. Sponsor can invite people to this portion of the webinar. 
  • Sponsor receives the list of attendees after the event
  • Cost - $250 per session

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