EBC Connecticut Webinar: Annual Update on Solid Waste Management for the State of Connecticut


Date: October 13, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Meeting

This year, the 7th Annual EBC Connecticut Solid Waste Management Program Update includes presentations from public and private sector solid waste and recycling industry professionals on a variety of topics.  The session will kick-off with a presentation on the logistical issues related to hauling commercial organics followed by a presentation on the current and recent changes in the recycling markets. After a short networking break the session will resume with a presentation on the Urban Mining MRF Glass Processing Facility currently under construction in the state followed by a presentation from CTDEEP on their latest initiative: the Connecticut Coalition for Sustainable Materials Management.  Lastly, the program portion of the event will conclude with a presentation on the status of the Connecticut Solid Waste System Waste-to-Energy Project in Hartford and the future of its operations.

This EBC Connecticut Solid Waste program will conclude with a moderated panel discussion that will focus on the Solid Waste Management Issues facing Connecticut, specifically, the impact the closure of the CSWS WTE facility will have on the system.

This year the program will be in Zoom webinar format, so attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance to the program chair, Jeff Martirano ([email protected]) for the panelists in this program.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Please send an email to EBC staff ([email protected]) following the conclusion of the program to receive a certificate.

Final Agenda – 7th Annual Connecticut Solid Waste Management Update


Program Chair:

  • Jeff Martirano, Managing Engineer, Barton and Loguidice, D.P.C.

Speaker Agenda:

Food Scraps / Organics Collection

  • Eric Fredericksen, Director of Sales & Operations, USA Hauling & Recycling, Inc.

Update on Recycling Markets in Connecticut and New England

  • Steve Changaris, Manager, Northeast Region, National Waste & Recycling Association

Status of Urban Mining MRF Glass Processing Facility

  • Louis P. Grasso, Jr., LEED AP, Managing Member, Urban Mining Northeast, LLC

Connecticut Coalition for Sustainable Materials Management (CCSMM)

  • Gabrielle Frigon, Supervising Environmental Analyst, Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assistance, Office of Policy and Planning, Connecticut DEEP

Status of Connecticut Solid Waste System Project 

  • Peter Egan, Director of Operations and Environmental Affairs, Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority, State of Connecticut

Attendee List

Donald Albreada Albreada Refuse Member
George Andrews Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc. Technical Practice Leader
Frank Antonacci USA Hauling & Recycling COO
Frazier Blaylock Covanta N/A
Mark Bobman Bristol Resource Recovery Executive Director
David Bodendorf MIRA Sr. Env. Engineer
Dorothy Buckoski Epsilon Associates, Inc. Senior Consultant
Jackie Caceci Tighe & Bond Project Manager
john clark HDR Project Manager
Fred Confalone Waste Management Business Development
Debra Darby Tetra Tech Manager, Organics Sustainability Solutions
Deb Denfeld Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Sr. Administrative Assistant
George Drew Covanta Regionaql Enviro Director
Stephen Edwards Environmental Services Partner
Todd Fontanella Western Connecticut Council of Governments Planner
Eric Fredericksen Murphy Road Recycling Director of Operations
Brian Freeman Robinson+Cole Senior Associate
Benjamin Gassaway Covanta N/A
Dana Huff Tighe & Bond Senior Vice President
Sean Hughes Hughes & Cronin Lobbyist
John Jolls Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc. Marketer
Tonya King Covanta Environmental Specialist
Samuel King Blue Earth Compost Partner
Robert Magnusson Waste Management Sr. District Manager
Jeff Martirano Barton and Loguidice, D.P.C. Managing Engineer
Scott Miller Clean Earth Regional General Manager
Nick Mucci Clean Earth Business Development
Lou Muratore RED Technologies, LLC Senior Vice President, Environmental Division Manager
Ashley Muspratt Center for EcoTechnology Client Services Manager
Michael Natola Covanta N/A
Joey Neuhoff Covanta N/A
Kim O’Rourke City of Middletown Recycling Coordinator
Michael Phelps Clean Earth VP Sales
Mara Ploch Eurofins Test America, Inc. Regional Account manager
April Regan Murphy Road Recycling Sustainability and Outreach Specialist
Jared Rhodes RI Resource Recovery Director of Policy and Programs
mark van weelden Covanta Business Manager
Amy Velasquez Regional Water Authority Environmental Compliance & Sustainability Analyst
Terry Weaver USA Gypsum President
Mark Zessin Anchor Engineering Serv. Inc. President

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PowerPoint Presentations

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Connecticut Webinar: Annual Update on Solid Waste Management for the State of Connecticut completed on October 13, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – 7th Annual Connecticut Solid Waste Management Update

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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