EBC Solid Waste Management Program: Future of Hauling of Solid Waste in New England


Date: November 13, 2018


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


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Although recycling, and specifically China’s National Sword Program, has dominated the solid waste discussion in 2018, the New England solid waste markets continue to experience a shift in their business models. This year the Southbridge and Chicopee Landfills will close and the region will lose approximately 800,000 tons/year of disposal capacity. This loss of capacity will likely be made up by long-distance hauling of waste via rail and truck to out-of-state landfills. Massachusetts and Connecticut are currently waste exporters and will continue to export as more landfill’s and waste-to-energy facilities close while no new facilities are developed. The idea that the increased transportation and disposal costs would rejuvenate the recycling markets has lost favor in light of China’s National Sword Program. Massachusetts seems content to lose their “waste autonomy” and may become subject to increases in haul charges and potential future “waste taxes” imposed by states that accept out-of-state waste materials.

Please join us for this EBC Solid Waste Management program to discuss the future of long-haul in New England. Speakers will discuss the rail haul of solid wastes, including topics such as: permitting a rail haul transfer station; methods for working with railroads; lessons learned; baling and wrapping of wastes for rail haul; gondola car vs. intermodal containers; and long-distance tractor trailer options. There will be ample time for open discussion and Q & A from the attendees.

Final Agenda – Solid Waste Management Program – Future of Hauling of Solid Waste in New England

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.


Program Chair:

  • Christopher Koehler, Solid Waste Section Manager, HDR Engineer, Inc.

Speaker Agenda:

Comments and Thoughts: Looking Ahead

  • Scott Lemay, CEO, United Material Management, Inc.8:30 a.m.

MSW Planning – Implication of Capacity Issues & Rail Haul Facilities

  • Greg Cooper, Division Director, Business Compliance and Recycling, Bureau of Air & Waste, MassDEP

Tunnel Hill Partners: Current Status and Future of Waste-by-Rail in New England

  • Mike Kozak, Senior Vice President, Tunnel Hill Partners

Solid Waste’s Long Haul Transportation Solution: the Railroads 

  • Jeffrey Turner, Senior Director of Sales and Intermodal, Pan Am Railways

WasteByRail Waste Transportation Services

  • Steve Poggi, Area Director of Disposal Operations, Waste Management, Inc.

Attendee List

George Aronson CRMC Principal
Jeff Azano-Brown Town of Wellesley RDF Superintendent
Robert Berns
David Bodendorf CT MIRA Senior Environmental Engineer
Jeff Burdick Tunnel Hill Partners Vice President – Business Development / M&A
James Butler Simplicity Engineering NE Inc VP
Adam Clark City of Concord, NH Administration Division Manager
Ken Connolly Commonwealth Waste Transportation, LLC. Managing Member
Paul Correia New England Recycling
Mitchell DeLorenzo United Material Management CFO
Matthew DeMarrais Town of Needham DPW Asst. Supt. RSW Division
David DeVito ReEnergy Recycling General Manager
Joseph Dugary Tunnel Hill Partners Rail Logistics Expert
Vincent Farese Wheelabrator Technologies Market Manager
ANTON FINELLI CommonWealth Resource Management Corp. Principal
Thomas Gaffey Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority Director of Recycling and Enforcement
William Gay WSG NEWCO, INC President
Roger Guzowski CT MIRA Contract & Procurement Manager
Jonathan Hixon ReEnergy Director of Sales & Marketing
Patti Howard Covanta Outreach Coordinator
Mike Kozak Tunnel Hill Partners Senior Vice President – Strategic Pricing and Business Development
Greg Leahey ReEnergy Recycling Chief Operating Officer
Gil Lopes New England Recycling President/Owner
Rick Mazurek New England Recycling Operations Manager
Philip McCarthy
Michael Milanoski Town of Carver Town Administrator
Jonathan Murray Murphy Road Recycling Director of Operations
Mike Natola Covanta
Rich O’Connor Covanta
Neil Rhein Keep Massachusetts Beautiful Executive Director
Peter Richer Waste Management Engineering Manager
Michael Rock Charter Contracting Project Manager
Al sabino Casella Waste Systems –
Steve Schug Accent Wire-Tie Commercial Equipment Manager
Jon Simpson Charter Contracting Company, LLC Sr. Project Manager
Ron St Michel Sanborn Head Senior Project Manager
Mike Taranovich Proterra Recycling Systems VP of Sales, Partner
Joe Tutsch New England Recycling Vice President
Keith Van Scotter Sustane Technologies U.S. Development and Operations
mark van weelden Covanta Supream Leader
Shawn Vann Town of Wellesley RDF Supervisor
Jonathan Wagman Waste Management Area Sales DIrector
Stanley Walczak ReEnergy Recycling General Manager
Jonathan Warms Environmental Advisor Associates Director of Business Development
Steve Wright Sanborn Head Vice President

The available presentations from the EBC Solid Waste Management Program: Future of Hauling of Solid Waste in New England completed on November 13, 2018, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Solid Waste Management Program – Future of Hauling of Solid Waste in New England

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