EBC Solid Waste Industry Webinar: Impact of COVID-19 on the Solid Waste Industry in New England


Date: May 29, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

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For this EBC Solid Waste Industry webinar the regional representative of the National Waste and Recycling Association, Steve Changaris, will provide his insight into the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the solid waste industry in New England.

Following his presentation, Gretchen Carey, President of MassRecycle, and David Biderman, Executive Director of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), will provide additional reflections on the industry impact of the coronavirus epidemic.

“There is a widespread realization in the Congress, across party lines, that this is the biggest public health catastrophe this county has seen in a century and…. It’s the biggest economic catastrophe we’ve seen in a century.” Alan Binder, a Princeton economist and former vice chair of the Federal Reserve.

Join us for this EBC webinar and learn about the implications are for the solid waste industry here in New England. There will be time for audience Q & A.

Final Agenda – EBC Solid Waste Management Webinar Impact of COVID-19 on the Solid Waste Industry


Speaker Agenda:

Impact of COVID-19 on the Solid Waste Industry

The National Perspective

  • David Biderman, Executive Director, Solid Waste Association of North America

The Regional Perspective

  • Steven Changaris, Vice President, Northeast Region, National Waste & Recycling Association

The Massachusetts Perspective

  • Gretchen Carey, President, MassRecycle; Recycling and Organics Coordinator, Republic Services

Questions from the Audience

Networking – Virtual Breakout Rooms

Attendee List

Susan Alexander LRSWMD Manager
Scott Alfonse Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse Management District Executive Director
Jeff Azano-Brown Town of Wellesley DPW Assistant Director
Dan Barrett Town of Bourne, MA General Manager
Brian Beaudoin Sanborn, Head and Associates, Inc. Project Director and Associate
Christine Beling U S Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Engineer
Joseph Bellino MassDEP Environmental Analyst
Jackie Caceci Tighe & Bond, Inc. Project Manager
Ian Cain City of Quincy City Councilor
Chris Caron Town of Grafton Office Manager Department of Public Works
Michael Castellarin Clairvest Group Inc. Managing Director
Debra Darby Tetra Tech Manager, Organics Sustainability Solutions
Paul Degnan Casella Waste General Manager
Andreae Downs Wastewater Advisory Committee to the MWRA Executive Director
Claire Galkowski South Shore Recycling Cooperative Executive Director
Phil Goddard Town of Bourne, MA Manager of Facility Compliance and Technology Development
Terri Goldberg NEWMOA Executive Director
Ben Harvey E. L. Harvey & Sons Inc President
Mary B. Hayes ERM Senior Consultant
Barbara Heineken RRS Consultant
Susan Hines Gypsum Association Director Industry Issues
Kyle Howe Simplicity Engineering Business Development
Pamela Hoyt-Denison NH DES Waste Programs Administrator
Lee Leiner City of Bath Public Works Director
Peggy Macenas NWRA VP Midwest Region
Thomas Mackie Mackie Shea Durning, PC Shareholder
Tracy Markham Casella Compliance Manager
Jeff Martirano Barton and Loguidice Managing Engineer
Tim McInerney Town of Grafton Town Administrator
Stephen Meima Gypsum Association Executive Director
Serena Monteiro Tufts Office of Sustainability Specialty Recycling Intern
Audrey Ng BR+A Sustainable Design
Brian Postale Mass DEP Regional Engineer
Kaitlyn Reed Clean Ocean Access Zero Waste Coordinator
Michael Roether Weston & Sampson Sr. Project Manager
Michael Schmeida Gypsum Association Dir., Codes, Standards and Research
Jena Shaw Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. Senior Project Engineer
Ron St. Michel Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. Senior Project Manager
Peter Vetere Mackie Shea Durning, PC Associate
Michele Wagner Carton Council Regional Representative
Riley Webb CLAIRVEST GROUP INC. Associate
Greg Woolley Gypsum Association Technical and Market Advisor
Steve Wright Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. Vice President
christine wyman Social Catalysts Charitable Foundation Executive Director

The available presentations from the EBC Solid Waste Industry Webinar: Impact of COVID-19 on the Solid Waste Industry in New England completed on May 29, 2020, can be viewed below.

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