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EBC Solid Waste Management Program: Future of Hauling of Solid Waste in New England

November 13, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
E. L. Harvey & Sons, Inc.
68 Hopkinton Rd
Westborough, MA 01581

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Although recycling, and specifically China’s National Sword Program, has dominated the solid waste discussion in 2018, the New England solid waste markets continue to experience a shift in their business models. This year the Southbridge and Chicopee Landfills will close and the region will lose approximately 800,000 tons/year of disposal capacity. This loss of capacity will likely be made up by long-distance hauling of waste via rail and truck to out-of-state landfills. Massachusetts and Connecticut are currently waste exporters and will continue to export as more landfill’s and waste-to-energy facilities close while no new facilities are developed. The idea that the increased transportation and disposal costs would rejuvenate the recycling markets has lost favor in light of China’s National Sword Program. Massachusetts seems content to lose their “waste autonomy” and may become subject to increases in haul charges and potential future “waste taxes” imposed by states that accept out-of-state waste materials.

Please join us for this EBC Solid Waste Management program to discuss the future of long-haul in New England. Speakers will discuss the rail haul of solid wastes, including topics such as: permitting a rail haul transfer station; methods for working with railroads; lessons learned; baling and wrapping of wastes for rail haul; gondola car vs. intermodal containers; and long-distance tractor trailer options. There will be ample time for open discussion and Q & A from the attendees.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Chair:

  • Christopher Koehler, Solid Waste Section Manager, HDR Engineer, Inc.

Speaker Agenda:

Comments and Thoughts: Looking Ahead

  • Scott Lemay, CEO, United Material Management, Inc.8:30 a.m.

MSW Planning – Implication of Capacity Issues & Rail Haul Facilities

  • Greg Cooper, Division Director, Business Compliance and Recycling, Bureau of Air & Waste, MassDEP

Tunnel Hill Partners: Current Status and Future of Waste-by-Rail in New England

  • Mike Kozak, Senior Vice President, Tunnel Hill Partners

Solid Waste’s Long Haul Transportation Solution: the Railroads 

  • Jeffrey Turner, Senior Director of Sales and Intermodal, Pan Am Railways

WasteByRail Waste Transportation Services

  • Steve Poggi, Area Director of Disposal Operations, Waste Management, Inc.

Final Agenda – Solid Waste Management Program – Future of Hauling of Solid Waste in New England

Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through November 9 After November 9
EBC Member: $50 $70
Non-Member: $80 $100
Government/Non-Profit: $25 $25

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.


Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.