EBC / ecomaine / NRRA / NWRA / SWANA Seventh Annual “Talking Trash” in Northern New England


Date: October 2, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Hybrid Meeting – Workbar

With landfills closing, waste-to-energy plants reaching capacity, and flattening recycling rates, how will New England’s solid waste managers respond to increasing waste generation? Join EBC, SWANA, NWRA, NRRA, and ecomaine as environmental leaders from Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont come together in one educational session to update attendees on the state of the solid waste industry and discuss their state-level waste generation and recycling challenges and opportunities.

This is a can’t miss virtual event!

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.

For SWANA Certified Professionals – CEUs are available. Contact the EBC for the application form. If you have any questions, please call 1-800 GO SWANA or email [email protected].

Final Agenda – Seventh Annual Conference on Solid Waste Management in Northern New England


Program Chairs:

  • Reagan Bissonnette, Executive Director, Northeast Resource Recovery Association
  • David Murphy, Chair, EBC Solid Waste Management Committee; Vice President, Tighe & Bond
  • Kevin Roche, President, Northern New England SWANA Chapter; General Manager, ecomaine

Speaker Agenda:

State of Maine

  • Melanie Loyzim, Acting Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection, State of Maine

State of New Hampshire

  • Robert Scott, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Services, State of New Hampshire

State of Vermont

  • Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation, State of Vermont

Federal Perspective

  • Christine Beling, Project Engineer, Brownfields and Sustainable Materials Management, Land, Chemicals and Redevelopment Division, U.S. EPA Region One

Attendee List

Tara Albert New Hampshire DES Solid Waste Operator Certification Program Coordinator
Toni King Casella Waste Systems Region Engineer
Steven Poggi Waste Management, Inc. Area Director of Disposal Operations
Peter Mohlin St.Germain Senior Project Manager
Paul Porada Woodard & Curran Technical Manager
Pamela Hoyt-Denison New Hampshire DES Administrator of Waste Programs
Viggo Fish McLane Middleton Attorney
Vanessa Berry ecomaine Environmental Educator
Cathy Jamieson SOV SW Program Manager
William Gay Arrowhead Environmental Partners CEO
Peter Richer Waste Management of Massachusetts, Inc. Area Engineering Manager
John Farese Wheelabator Market Manager
Jon Simpson Charter Contracting Company, LLC. Director of Environmental Services
Jennifer Griffith Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) Project Manager
Heather Herring NRRA Education Manager
Scott Henderson Covanta Senior Director, Government Relations
Lee Leiner City of Bath Public Works Director
Rebeka Wierzbicki BSC Group, Inc. Marketing & Database Assistant
Kerry Converse City of Nashua Solid Waste Dept. Environmental Engineer
Greg Williams Agri-Cycle Director of Waste Solutions
Michael Shaw Town of Scarborough, ME Public Works Director
Frederic Bruneau ReEnergy Environmental Compliance Manager
Mark Thompson Waste Management of NH,ME & VT – Special Waste Mgmt Industrial Account Manager
John Blaisdell Sovereign Consulting Inc. Program Manager
Kevin Roy Casella Division Manager
Jamie Colby New Hampshire DES Permitting Supervisor
Greg Leahey ReEnergy Holdings LLC Chief Operating Officer
Chip Crocetti Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. Senior Vice President
Matt Hughes Wheelabrator Senior Environmental Manager
Jackie Caceci Tighe & Bond Project Manager
Brian Pierce Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc Principal / Chief Engineer
Paul Schmidt CMA Engineers, Inc. Vice President
Jerry Dugan New Bedford Waste Service / ABC Disposal Service General Manager
Robert Magnusson Waste Management Sr. District Manager
Mark Draper Aroostook Waste Solutions Solid Waste Director
Brian McCormack Weston & Sampson Team Leader
Ron Mennella New Bedford Waste Service / ABC Disposal Service Controller
Deb Denfeld Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Sr. Administrative Assistant
Tony Giunta Nobis Group Director of Project Development
Peter Egan Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority Director of Operations & Environmental Affairs
Lindsay Dow Northeast Resource Recovery Assoc. Administrative Assistant
Brenna Toman Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District Operations Manager
David Bodendorf MIRA Sr. Env. Engineer
Gerry Carney C.N. Wood Co., Inc. Sales
Nikki Delude Roy GeoInsight Sr Consultant/VP
Bonnie Bethune NRRA Member Services Manager
Mark St.Germain St.Germain President
Matt Leahy Society for the Protection of NH Forests Public Policy Manager
Sean Gilson MHF Services Account Representative
Tess Manning MassDEP Commercial Waste Intern
Paul DegliAngeli Town of Conway Admin Asst
Amanda Wade TRC Project Engineer
Dan Emerson Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Regional Vice President – Operations
Cassandra Wolfanger State of Vermont Administrative Technician IV
susan alexander www.lrswmd.org director
Michael Nork NHDES Environmental Analyst
Kalliope Chute Barnstable County Hazardous Materials Environmental Specialist
George Aronson CRMC Principal
Anne Reichert Waste Management Engineer III
Mike Garniss C.N. Wood Co., Inc. Sales
Dennis Fekert SOV Cert Section Supervisor
Brook Detterman Beveridge & Diamond, PC Principal
Alan Sabino Casella Waste Mgt Vice President of Acquisitions & Transportation
Fred Confalone Waste Management Business Development
Terri Goldberg NEWMOA Executive Director
Russell Anderson Casella Waste systems Project manager
Debra Darby Tetra Tech Manager, Organics Sustainability Solutions
Eric Steinhauser Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. Senior Vice President
Karen Knaebel SOV VT Ecycles Program
Michael Camara New Bedford Waste Service / ABC Disposal Service CEO

Thank you to our GOLD Sponsors

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors



Thank you to our Bronze Sponsor

The available presentations from the EBC / ecomaine / NRRA / NWRA / SWANA Seventh Annual “Talking Trash” Conference on Solid Waste Management in Northern New England completed on October 2, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Seventh Annual “Talking Trash” Conference in Northern New England

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