Virginia Recycling Association

2012 Conference

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2012 Conference Presentations

KEYNOTE: Peter Su: Agency Director, Virginia Department of Business Assistance

Recycling Next Steps

Speakers will focus on the topics of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), the benefits of deposit legislation and landfill material bans.

Moderator: Debbie Devine- Recycling & Disposal Solutions

Catherine Wilt- University of Tennessee

Mike Smaha- Owens-Illinois

Will Sagar- Southeast Recycling Development Council

Improving Litter Education & Outreach

Learn about the Roanoke valley clean up events and K-12 litter outreach program, updates on Keep Virginia Beautiful and the Keep Southwest Virginia Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program.

Moderator: Kristian Ferguson

Cristina Siegel- Clean Valley Council

Cristina Siegel- Clean Valley Council

Bobby Justus- Russell County

Advancements In Recycling Education & Outreach

Session will include information on how to promote a new program, Recycling Perks program, RFID technology, how to educate local community groups and schools.

Kristi Rines- TFC Recycling

Kathy Russell- TFC Recycling

Making Adjustments: Policy & Legislation

Tim Lee, VRA’s Policy Committee Chair, will lead a discussion of the 2012 legislative session, with particular emphasis on budgetary impacts on recycling, the change in the recycling rate reporting and tire waste management program. Presentation

Exchange Zone: C&d Recycling

Construction and demolition materials make up half of our nation’s solid waste. See how one reuse organization accepts donated building material. Also a presentation about mining C&D materials from landfills.

Christine McCoy- Community Forklift

Jerry McGraner- Joyce Engineering

Modern Waste Audits

Everything you ever wanted to know about how to perform a waste audit including the benefits of offering this service to your communities and clients.

Dave Smiley- Bay Disposal & Recycling

Revolutionizing Rural Recycling

Session will address impacts to localities of the tire waste management funding cuts and logistical solutions for rural communities.

Steve Coe- Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Virginia Deq Developments

Get the latest information from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality including changes to the tire management program and recycling rate reporting (new legislation reducing required reporting cycle for some SWPUs), and changes in plastics recycling (all-plastics collections, caps on/off program initiatives).

Steve Coe- Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Keefe Harrison- Resource Recycling Systems

Making Improvements: Litter Enforcement

Presentation will focus on the connection between litter and tourism and economic development.

Jack McLanahan- Southwest Regional Recreation Authority of Virginia

Modern Markets

Recycling commodities markets commodities update.

Moderator: Christine McCoy, Community Forklift

Mike Smaha- Owens-Illinois (Glass)

Craig Coker- Coker Consulting (Composting)

Susan Albritton- Sonoco Recycling (Paper)

Neil Brenner- Cycle Systems (Metal)

Marty Seaman- The Carton Council (Aseptic)

To Your Health & Recycling

Rockingham Memorial Hospital is green from the ground up: a LEED Gold-certified facility, they have implemented innovative techniques and policies to divert waste from disposal while ensuring environmental safety, patient health, and information confidentiality. Learn more about the waste streams in a health care facility and how organizations can better manage them.

Lori Gravely- Rockingham Memorial Hospital

Organics Fruition

Challenges in Building a Food Scraps Composting Facility, Three Years Later – What Were We Thinking? and Compost Use for Turfgrass Production

Eric Walter- Black Bear Composting

Mindy Farley- Poplar Manor Enterprises

Dr. Greg Evanylo- Virginia Tech

Jurisdictional Teamwork

This session that focuses on regional partnerships will explore effective communication, utilization of resources and education and outreach

Teresa Sweeney- Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority

Karen Day- Town of Blacksburg

Bill Long- Town of Blacksburg

Patricia Gaudreau- Montgomery County Public Schools

Joe Levine- New River Resource Authority

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