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Organic waste, which makes up approximately thirty five percent of the total waste stream in Massachusetts, can be broken down to recover useful elements through natural and mechanical processes. In order to eliminate this organics waste stream from going to landfills and energy from waste facilities, in 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection implemented a statewide Organic Waste Ban.
This EBC Solid Waste Management Program will provide an update on the current multifaceted infrastructure established in response to the ban to allow for the diversion of organics in Massachusetts. Local leaders will address issues that include food waste collection and processing, end sites, and energy creation.
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.
- Gretchen Carey, LEED Green Associate, Recycling & Organics Coordinator, Republic Services
Needham’s Composting Operation – A Municipal Success Story
- Greg Smith, Superintendent of Solid Waste Operations, Town of Needham, Massachusetts
Starting your Own Food Scrap Collection Business
- Kesiah Bascom, Founder, OffBeet Composting Co.
Organix Co-Collection: Maximizing the Potential Value of Compostable Materials
- Debra Darby, Program and Marketing Director, Organix Solutions
Food Waste Depackaging
- Ben Harvey, President, E. L. Harvey & Sons, Inc.
The Benefits of Farm-Based Anaerobic Digestion
- Topher Gudmand, Director of Sales, Vanguard Renewables
The available presentations from the EBC Solid Waste Management Program: Organics Diversion – Potential Solution to Capacity Issues in Massachusetts completed on July 26, 2017, can be viewed below. Presentations are not available for download.