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MASSRECYCLE’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser & Celebration

Posted September 18, 2017 by

Save the Date!

October 3rd 2017 | 6 PM to 8 PM

New England Aquarium, West Gallery
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

Join MASSRECYCLE to celebrate their successes in 2017, less than one week after our Mattress Recycling Event at the MA State House. Get up close and personal with the sharks and rays of the New England Aquarium and learn about the link between waste and the aquatic ecosystem! Help ensure the success of this celebration and their continued success in 2018!

Celebrate with us. Get your tickets today!

Space is limited, so get your tickets today! Tickets cost $100 per person. Municipal employees are eligible for a $49.95 rate. Or bring a friend or associate and enjoy a discounted “Friend” rate of $175 for two tickets!

Sponsorship Information

Sponsor the 3rd Annual Celebration & Fundraiser!

MASSRECYCLE is currently seeking sponsors for the 3rd Annual Fundraiser & Celebration. By becoming a sponsor, you ensure the success of this celebration and our ongoing work in 2018. Plus, you allow us to offer a discounted municipal rate for the event and enjoy sponsor benefits. View sponsorship opportunities and rates here.

Please contact director@massrecycle.org to request an invoice to sponsor by check, or use the links below to sponsor by credit card!

For more information, visit: http://www.massrecycle.org/about/fundraiser



Save the Date: October 24, 2017

Posted September 11, 2017 by

Please join the Northern New England Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America for our Technical Session: “Landfill, Leachate and Health Risks -PFAS and Other Emerging Contaminants-“

When: October 24, 2017

Where: Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT


This SWANA program will provide an opportunity for technical, regulatory, and legal perspectives on Per-and-Polyfluoralkyl Substances (PFAS) and other emerging contaminants as they relate to landfills, leachate, and associated health risks. PFAS have been identified in landfill leachate and groundwater monitoring wells at levels above the 20 ppt drinking water health advisory level established in Vermont in 2016. Can PFAS releases from landfills lead to PFAS levels above 20 ppt in drinking water? What are the concerns over exposure to PFAS? What options are available for evaluating and mitigating PFAS risks? Information shared by a panel of experts will help shed light on these issues and identify remaining uncertainties as knowledge and regulation of PFAS and other emerging contaminants continue to develop.

For more information on SWANA Chapters and this Technical Session visit:




Mark Your Calendars! Fall Breakfast Seminar at UMass Amherst

Posted September 11, 2017 by

Join SNESWANA for their fall breakfast seminar at UMass Amherst.

When: Monday October 16th, 2017, 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Where: UMass Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, Massachusetts

Topics: Elevated Landfill Temperature Concerns and Energy Recovery from Landfill Gas

Attend this fall breakfast seminar and hear two great presentations regarding elevated temperature concerns in landfills and the environmental benefits and impacts associated with energy recovery from landfill gas.

Environmental Benefits and Impacts of Recovery Energy from Landfill Gas –
Lisa Damiano and Stephen G. Zemba, Sanbord, Head & Associates

This presentation will discuss the history of LFGTE engines and continuing evolution of the technology. Both the GHG offsets and the environmental concerns of LFGTE engines will be explored and compared to other alternative energy solutions.

Elevated Temperature Landfills – Recent Challenges Facing the Solid Waste Industry –
Nicholas Yafrate and Scott Luettich, Geosyntec Consultants

This presentation will describe the challenges facing landfills operators at sites with elevated temperatures, as well as efforts being undertaken to detect, mitigate, and prevent elevated temperatures from occurring at existing and new landfills


Register now at:


Complimentary parking is available in the Campus Center Garage. Tickets will be validated at registration.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Jay Viamari at 413-572-3281 or jpviamari@tighebond.com. Stay tuned for updates posted on the SNESWANA website www.sneswana.org.


Rhode Island Society of Environmental Professionals (RISEP) Summer Party

Posted August 23, 2017 by

September 12, 2017
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Twelve Acres
North Providence, RI

Dear RISEP Members and Friends,

Please join us on Tuesday September 12 between 5 to 8 pm for RISEP’s annual Summer Party at Twelve Acres in North Providence, Rhode Island. Enjoy an old fashioned Rhode Island barbecue and lobster bake with delicious fixings (steam clams, clam chowder, clam cakes, corn, potatoes and more) among colleagues and friends. Guests are welcome and there will be a cash bar. There will be a cocktail hour between 5 pm and 6 pm, with dinner served at 6 pm. When registering please specify a dinner choice (lobster, steak or chicken).  During the event, RISEP will announce our 2017 scholarship awards.

We welcome sponsorships at Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels, which help support RISEP’s scholarship fund.  You may purchase a sponsorship while registering or contact President Rick Carlone (401-427-2776) for further information.


Registration Deadline-September 5, 2016 


RISEP is a nonprofit corporation formed in 1989 to encourage and facilitate the development and support of the environmental services industry in Rhode Island.

More information about our organization is available at www.risep.org.


Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit

Posted August 8, 2017 by

The inaugural Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit will bring together government, non-profit, and private sector experts to discuss Rhode Island’s infrastructure and the challenges and opportunities it presents for economic development to the state.

Structured to foster an interactive dialogue, the conference will feature a series of prominent speakers and panel discussions. Panelists will also discuss the key role that clean energy and green infrastructure play in the State’s economic development.

Additionally, the Summit will serve as an opportunity for municipal leaders to learn more about how they can utilize a variety of financing programs and resources to meet the infrastructure needs of their communities.

The Summit will be held at the Omni Providence Hotel. Further information is available on the Infrastructure Bank’s website at www.riib.org.

Hosted and Presented by the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Omni Providence Hotel

More information, click here.