EBC 9th Annual “Talking Trash” Conference: Northern New England


Date: April 11, 2023


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Puritan Conference & Event Center

245 Hooksett Rd
Manchester, NH 03104

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


Thank you to our Program Partners:


The Northern New England solid waste industry faces a number of complicated challenges: from capacity to diversion, soils to sludge. Creative solutions are out there, and policy can drive change in the waste industry. The ninth annual “Talking Trash” conference for Northern New England will explore the challenges faced by the industry and spotlight solutions both creative and mundane that are moving the needle in the region.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 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 Planning Team:
  • Reagan Bissonnette, Executive Director, Northeast Resource Recovery Association
  • Michael Roether, Senior Project Manager, Weston & Sampson
  • Paul Schmidt, P.E., President, CMA Engineers, Inc.
  • Amanda Wade, Project Manager / Senior Engineer, TRC
  • Mark Van Weelden, MA Area Asset Manager and CT Market Area Manager, Covanta
Conference Schedule:
  • 8:30 a.m. – Registration & Networking
  • 9:00 a.m. – Conference Begins
  • 12:15 p.m. – Conference Adjourns & Lunch Begins (Optional)
  • 1:00 p.m. – Lunch Adjourns
Conference Agenda:

Redirecting Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

  • Sarah Nichols, Sustainable Maine Program Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine – presenting virtually
  • Coryanne Mansell, Client Services Strategist, Center for EcoTechnology (CET)

How to Unleash Organics?

  • Holden Cookson, Director of Business Development, Agri-Cycle
  • Chris Lucarelle, Area General Manager, WM of New England / Upstate New York

Legislative Briefing

  • Senator Stacy Brenner, State of Maine – presenting virtually

Soils, Sludges, and Bulky Waste – Oh My!

  • Lisa French Kelley, Principal, W.L. French Excavating Corporation
  • Michael Rock, Senior Project Manager, W.L. French Excavating Corporation
  • Janine Burke-Wells, Executive Director, North East Biosolids & Residuals Association (NEBRA)

Moderated Discussion

  • All attendees must submit the required health questionnaire while registering for this event.
  • Attendees are encouraged to take an at-home test prior to attending any EBC in-person program.
  • While encouraged, masking is not required.
  • Please do not attend this program if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: a cough, shortness of breath, troubled breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste, or loss of smell.
  • Please do not attend this event if you are testing positive for COVID-19, or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about attending this program, please reach out to EBC staff by calling the office (617-505-1818) or via email ([email protected]).

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC 9th Annual “Talking Trash” Conference: Northern New England are available below.

Presentations – EBC Ninth Annual Talking Trash Conference – Northern New England

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

Please note that this conference was not recorded. Conference recording of any kind is not permitted.

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

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Puritan Conference & Event Center

245 Hooksett Rd
Manchester, 03104 United States

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