EBC / SWANA / NWRA / MassRecycle Seventh Annual “Talking Trash” Conference in Southern New England


Date: March 4, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

Join EBC’s Annual “Talking Trash” Conference in Southern New England to hear from industry stakeholders from across the region. According to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s recently commissioned waste and recycling capacity study, by the year 2027, in-state landfill capacity will effectively be eliminated in Massachusetts. For this Seventh Annual Conference the discussion will focus on how the industry can be prepared to meet the challenge of declining landfill capacity and the implications for residents and businesses.

Industry speakers will also discuss new facility development, waste reduction programs, challenges facing recycling, and waste exportation.

The Conference will conclude with a robust panel discussion providing ample opportunity for questions and discussion among the presenters and conference attendees.

Attend this annual “Talking Trash” Conference and gain insight into the future of the waste management industry in Southern New England.

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.

Final Agenda – 7th Annual Talking Trash Conference – Southern New England


Conference Chair:

  • David Murphy, P.E., Chair, EBC Solid Waste Management Committee; Vice President, Tighe & Bond

Speaker Agenda:

How Does a City Transition After a Major Landfill Closes?

  • Stanley W. Kulig, P.E., DPW Project Advisor, Department of Public Works, City of Chicopee

Status of MIRA’s Hartford Waste-to-Energy Project

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

Updates from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • John Fischer, Deputy Division Director, Solid Waste Materials Management, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Market Trends and the Benefits of Waste to Energy

  • James Belden, Area Asset Manager, Covanta

Solid Waste Management in South Central New England; A Looming Crisis?

  • Steve Poggi, Area Director, Disposal Operations, Waste Management

Challenges Facing Recycling  

  • Chris Lucarelle, Recycling Director, Waste Management

Update on WTE and Rail Haul

  • John Farese, Marketing Manager for MA & NH, Wheelabrator

Additional speakers to be announced shortly.

Panel Discussion

Panel Moderator: Thomas Mackie, Shareholder, Mackie, Shea Durning, P.C.


  • James Belden, Covanta
  • Ken Connolly, Commonwealth Waste Transportation, LLC
  • John Farese, Wheelabrator
  • Toni King, Casella
  • Steve Poggi, Waste Management

Attendee List

Tom Adamczyk MassDEP Environmental Analyst
Russelll Anderson Casella Waste Manager of Compliance
George Aronson CRMC Principal
Kirk Aubuchont Beals and Thomas, Inc. PLS, Associate
Jeff Azano-Brown Town of Wellesley DPW Assistant Director
Dan Barrett Town of Bourne, MA
Pamela Beckvagni University of MA Lowell Environmental and Sustainability Waste Management Coordinator
Christine Beling U S Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Engineer
Jonathan Bell Casella Resource Solutions Assistant General Manager
Joseph Bellino MADEP Waste Ban Inspector
Christene Binger GeoInsight, Inc. Office Manger/Senior Geologist
John Blaisdell Sovereign Consulting Inc. Program Manager
David Bodendorf Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority Senior Environmental Engineer
David Bonnett Geosyntec Consultants Principal
James Bossange job seeker
Frederic Bruneau ReEnergy Environmental Compliance Manager
Robert Buckley Beals and Thomas, Inc. Principal
Dorothy Buckoski Epsilon Associates, Inc. Senior Consultant
Madison Burke RI Resource Recovery Education and Outreach Manager
James Butler Simplicity Engineering (NE) Inc
Jackie Caceci Tighe & Bond, Inc. Project Manager
Ian Cain CMP Development Group Director
Michael Camara New Bedford Waste Service / ABC Disposal Service CEO
Will Campbell Tetra Tech, Inc. Senior Project Manager
Gretchen Carey Republic Services Recycling and Organics Coordinator
Alan Cathcart Town of Concord, Water & Sewer Water & Sewer Superintendent
Sam Chapin Brown and Caldwell Senior Principal
Jaime Colby NH Department of Environmental Services Permit Engineer
Ryan Cullen Simplicity Engineering Owner
Timothy Cusson Parallel Products VP
Debra Darby Tetra Tech Manager, Organics Sustainability Solutions
Paul Degnan Casella Waste General Manager
Matthew DeMarrais Town of Needham DPW Asst. Supt. RSW Division
Deborah Denfeld Fuss & O’Neill Project Manager
John DeWaele Grafton and Upton Railroad Company General Manager
Adam Doorly Green Mattress President
Terry Driscoll AA Will Corporation
Jerry Dugan ABC Disposal Service Inc / New Bedford Waste General Manager
Andrew Duncan Simplicity Engineering
Peter Durning Mackie Shea Durning, PC Managing Shareholder
Thomas Gaffey Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority Director of Recycling and Enforcement
William Gay Arrowhead Environmental Partners CEO
Tony Giunta Nobis Group Director of Project Development
Phil Goddard Town of Bourne, MA Manager of Facility Compliance and Technology Development
Richard Golden Fiberight LLC Board Member
Robert Grillo CMA Engineers, Inc. Vice President
Roger Guzowski Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority (MIRA) Contract and Procurement Manager
Ben Harvey E. L. Harvey & Sons Inc President
John Hastings Costello Dismantling Co., Inc. CFO
Kyle Howe Simplicity Engineering Business Development
Pamela Hoyt-Denison NH DES
Benjamin Jurcic Environmental Resources Managment Consultant I, Scientist
Toni King Casella Waste Systems, Inc Region Engineer
Christopher Koehler HDR Solid Waste Section Manager
Kurt Lavery Republic Services General Manager
Greg Leahey ReEnergy Chief Operating Officer
Scott Lemay United Material Management CEO
Derek Long Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. Project Manager
Joanne Lupa Mass Electric dba National Grid Principal Environmental Scientist
Mark Lyons Casella Organics Division Manager
Jamie Manzolini Town of Wellesley RDF superintendent
James Martin Republic Services Site MMaanager Transfer Station
Jeff Martirano Barton and Loguidice Managing Engineer
Jason Mello G. Mello Disposal Corp Treasurer
Steve Melloni Covanta Regional Landfill Manager
Michael Milanoski Grafton and Upton Railroad President
Scott Miller Tetra Tech Project Manager
Asa Mintz Town of Bourne, MA
Michael Mowbray Recycling Solutions LLC Manager
Nick Mucci Clean Earth Bus Dvlp
Nichole Murawski GZA Project Manager
Jonathan Murray Murphy Road Recycling Director of Operations
Michael Neville Green Insurance Exchange, LLC Principal & Founder
Dennis O’Connor Superior Waste & Recycling President
Timothy O’Donoghue J.R. Vinagro Corporation Crushing Manager
Mike Penney GeoInsight, Inc. Senior Engineer
Martin Pillsbury Metropolitan Area Planning Council Environmental Planning Director
Suzanne Pisano GeoInsight, Inc. Director of Compliance
Brian Postale Mass DEP Waste Ban Inspector
Dawn Quirk City of Manchester DPW Solid Waste & Environmental Programs Manager
MaryRuth Reynolds Town of Wellesley RDF business manager
Jared Rhodes RI Resource Recovery Director of Policy and Programs
Peter Richer Waste Management Engineering Manager
Al Sabino Casella Waste Systems, Inc VP
Stephen Sakakeeny SAK Environmental Principal
Ronald San Angelo Town Of Southbridge Town Manager
Michael Scipione Weston & Sampson CEO
Jena Shaw Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. Project Engineer
Melissa Simoncini Town of Concord Sr. Regulatory Coordinator
Greg Smith Needham Public Works
William Soukup Tetra Tech Senior Hydrogeologist
Rick Spieler MassDEP Environmental Engineer
Kimberly Starbuck Urban Harbors Institute at University of Massachusetts Boston Senior Research Associate
Julia Sunderlin ERM Senior Project Manager
Mike Taranovich Proterra Recycling Systems VP of Sales,
John Thomas R&B Debris LLC. President
Joe Tomei GeoTesting Express Director of Testing Services
Waneta Trabert City of Newton Director of Sustainable Materials Management
Wendy Tram Fuss & O’Neill Environmental Engineer
Garrett Trierweiler Waste Management Director- Public Affairs
Mark Van Weelden Covanta Business Manager
Shawn Vann Town of Wellesley RDF supervisor of operations
Michele Wagner Carton Council Regional Representative
Stanley Walczak ReEnergy Facility Manager
Meghan Wrenn Endicott College Sustainability Coordinator
Steve Wright Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. Vice President
Matthew Young MSW Power Corporation CEO

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