EBC Annual “Talking Trash” Conference: Solid Waste Management in Southern New England


Date: February 28, 2017


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

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Due to increased demand and a continuously changing marketplace, the EBC Solid Waste Management Committee has shifted this annual EBC Solid Waste Program from its typical September timeline to late February 2017. Critical developments include Casella’s Landfill in Southbridge expansion is getting lots of pushback, Charleton’s private well contamination is front and center, Chicopee’s Landfill is closing soon, and long haul rail transfer continues to dominate and drive the Massachusetts State Solid Waste Master Planning.

This EBC Solid Waste Program will provide a new update on the state of end-of-the-line disposal, including rail transfer, not only for municipal Solid Waste generated in Massachusetts, but also for the broader waste streams that include C&D residuals, biomass, contaminated soils, ash, disaster debris, special wastes, difficult-to-manage/bulky items, and recyclables processing residuals.

At this program you will hear from key stakeholders from industry and government who will discuss the impending shortfall of disposal capacity anticipated in Massachusetts (and New England) in the next five years. Learn about the recent Southbridge Landfill issues, the Taunton Expansion, the Chicopee shutdown, the recent outage at the Saugus Waste to Energy Plant, and how the shifting of tons around causes rapid changes and collaboration in the industry. Join us to gain an understanding of the pros and cons of the alternatives and the decision making needed so as to allow Massachusetts to better control its future.

Each speaker will be asked to provide both an update on their highlighted facility but to also speak to their perspective on how their project/company is addressing the larger solid waste disposal dilemma.

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

  • David Murphy, P.E., Vice President, Tighe & Bond

MassDEP Overview of Capacity Analysis

  • Greg Cooper, Division Director, Business Compliance and Recycling, Bureau of Air & Waste, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Southbridge Expansion Status

  • Andrew Pelletier, Director, Health Department, Town of Southbridge, MA
  • Ron San Angelo, Town Manager, Town of Southbridge, MA

Wheelabrator Outage & Landfill Expansion

  • John Farese, Market Manager, Wheelabrator Technologies

Covanta Energy Storage Project

  • Mark Van Weelden, Haverhill WTE, Covanta

Updates from the Town of Bourne

  • Dan Barrett, General Manager, Town of Bourne Department of Integrated Solid Waste Management

Rail Haul

  • Jeffrey Leech, General Manager, Tunnel Hill Partners

The available presentations from the EBC Annual “Talking Trash” Conference: Solid Waste Management in Southern New England completed on February 28, 2017, can be viewed below. Presentations are not available for download.

To view, simply scroll through the embedded PDF below.

2-28-17 MASTER Talking Trash Southern New England by ebcne on Scribd

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