EBC 10th Annual New England Regional “Talking Trash” Conference: Innovation & Investment


Date: April 10, 2024


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]



17 Warren Street, 3rd Floor
Lowell, MA 01852

A map and link to directions is at the bottom of this page.

Accessibility: EBC is committed to providing an environment that is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you need a disability-related accommodation, or have other questions, please contact us at [email protected].

The 10th Annual “Talking Trash” Conference will bring both Southern and Northern New England representatives to the table to share updates and build knowledge and insight into the waste management industry in the region. Roundtables of industry experts will discuss regional innovation in solid waste management and investment in new technologies and industry analysts will provide insight into recent mergers and acquisitions changing the business landscape in the region.

This event is a must-attend for waste professionals for both excellent networking and knowledge building. Attendees will turn insights learned at the conference into tangible strategies for their business.

Registration includes a networking lunch as well as the opportunity to tour UTEC’s Woodworking Social Enterprise where “young adults … are developing professional and socio-emotional skills to carve out better futures for themselves”.

Lunch is included with registration. Please email EBC with any dietary restrictions.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the program.

Additional information can be found under the tabs above.

Conference Agenda:

Consolidation within the Industry

  • Cole Rosengren, Lead Editor, Industry Dive

Setting the Stage: Investments in infrastructure and innovation

  • Michael E. Hoffman, Managing Director, Environmental Services & Waste, Specialty Distribution, Baltimore, Stifel

Innovations & Investments: Moderated roundtable

  • Brian Card, PE, MBA, Senior Project Engineer, WIN Waste Innovations
  • Jonathan Murray, Director of Operations, Murphy Road Recycling
  • Al Sabino, Vice President of Acquisitions & Transportation, Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
  • Mark Van Weelden, Chair, EBC Solid Waste Management Committee; MA Area Asset Manager and CT Market Area Manager, Covanta

Lunch Break

Optional Site Visit to UTEC’s Woodworking Social Enterprise


Conference Schedule:
  • 9:00 a.m. – Registration & Networking
  • 9:45 a.m. – Conference Begins
  • 12:30 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. – Optional Site Visit to UTEC’s Woodworking Social Enterprise
  • 2:30 p.m. – Conference Adjourns
Conference Moderators:
  • Debra Darby, CCP, TRUE Zero Waste Advisor, Manager, Organics Sustainability Manager, Solid Waste East, Tetra Tech
  • Amanda Wade, Vice Chair, EBC Solid Waste Management Committee; Solid Waste Program Manager, TRC Companies, Inc.
  • Thomas Mackie, Esq., Senior Counsel, Burns & Levinson LLP
Conference Planning Team:
  • Jackie Caceci, Tighe & Bond
  • Thomas A. Mackie, Burns & Levinson
  • Jeff Martirano, HDR
  • Michael Roether, Weston & Sampson
  • Al Sabino, Casella
  • Steven Sakakeeny, SAK Environmental LLC
  • Paul Schmidt, CMA Engineers
  • Mark Van Weelden, Covanta
  • Amanda Wade, TRC Companies

Available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC 10th Annual New England Regional “Talking Trash” Conference: Innovation & Investment can be viewed below.

Presentations – 10th Annual New England Regional “Talking Trash” Conference

EBC does not guarantee that each speaker PowerPoint will be posted.

Presentation Recording

This program will not be recorded by EBC.

Recording is not permitted.

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

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Lowell, MA 01852 United States

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