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EBC Solid Waste Management Program: Organics Diversion – Potential Solution to Capacity Issues in Massachusetts

July 26, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
E.L. Harvey & Sons, Inc.
68 Hopkinton Rd
Westborough, MA 01581


Thank you to our Collaborating Organization

Organic waste, which makes up approximately thirty five percent of the total waste stream in Massachusetts, can be broken down to recover useful elements through natural and mechanical processes. In order to eliminate this organics waste stream from going to landfills and energy from waste facilities, in 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection implemented a statewide Organic Waste Ban.

This EBC Solid Waste Management Program will provide an update on the current multifaceted infrastructure established in response to the ban to allow for the diversion of organics in Massachusetts. Local leaders will address issues that include food waste collection and processing, end sites, and energy creation.

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General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Chair

  • Gretchen Carey, LEED Green Associate, Recycling & Organics Coordinator, Republic Services

Speaker Agenda

Needham’s Composting Operation – A Municipal Success Story

  • Greg Smith, Superintendent of Solid Waste Operations, Town of Needham, Massachusetts

Starting your Own Food Scrap Collection Business

  • Kesiah Bascom, Founder, OffBeet Composting Co.

Organix Co-Collection: Maximizing the Potential Value of Compostable Materials

  • Debra Darby, Program and Marketing Director, Organix Solutions

Food Waste Depackaging

The Benefits of Farm-Based Anaerobic Digestion

  • Topher Gudmand, Director of Sales, Vanguard Renewables

Final Agenda – EBC Solid Waste Management Program – Organics Diversion – Potential Solution to Capacity Issues in Massachusetts

Presentations are posted to the Presentations section of the EBC website. Presentations are not available for download.