Virginia Recycling Association

2013 Conference Presentations

Green Tourism and The Virginia Green Program

Representatives from the hospitality industry will discuss significant recycling efforts including a grant to add composting to 10 Virginia Beach restaurants.

Tom Griffin– Virginia Green

Laura Habr– Croc’s 19th Street Bistro

Deborah Albera-Dorato– TFC Recycling

Shaun Kirby– Crestline Hotels

Improving Litter Education & Outreach

Learn about the Virginia Adopt-A-Highway Program. Results of recent visible litter surveys conducted. Fostering environmental stewards of our waterways.

Steven Stein– Environmental Resources Planning, LLC

Clara Elias– Alice Ferguson Foundation

Bryant Cuffey– Virginia Department of Transportation

System Change In Recycling Education & Outreach

Session will include information on how RFID tags are shaping communication, bringing your outreach program into compliance with ADA rules regarding web content and how an outdoor classroom was created from a coal site.

John Deuel– Keep Norfolk Beautiful

Marion Plummer– Fairfax County

Carol Doss– Keep Southwest Virginia Beautiful

Plenary Session: Virginia Deq Enforcement

Important updates on environmental enforcement, inspections, regulations and the impacts these will have on recycling facilities.

Justin Williams, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Keeping Virginia beautiful

Keep Virginia Beautiful will discuss their strong initiatives to support and promote recycling from a statewide perspective.

Mike Baum– Keep Virginia Beautiful

Julie May– Stafford County

Rural Recycling

Recycling programs in a small community can create jobs. How to encourage locally elected officials to approve creating or expanding your programs.

Sam Wolford– Tazewell County


Interesting and innovative source reduction methods through construction and demolition recycling.

Sam Fisher– Sherman Valley Recycling (Vinyl Siding Recycling)

Wayne Roskop– S.B. Cox Demolition

Barbara Hudson– Four Season Recycling

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).

Steve Coe- Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Making Improvements: Litter Enforcement

Presentation will focus on new software for the Assign-A-Highway program. Current state and local codes, suggestions to improve the laws, to include a discussion of potential Environmental Court Legislation.

Brandon Moore, King Moore Associates

Greg Cross, Wise County

Policy And Legislation: State And Regional

Virginia General Assembly update and what other states in our region are doing to expand laws for recycling.

Tim Lee, TFC Recycling

Will Sagar, Southeastern Recycling Development Council

Modern Markets

Value, access, supply, and the evolving material mix will be our focus and discussion. Industry representatives will talk about access and value, price trends (supply/demand), and what the evolving material mix looks like and how this could impact what you know about recycling. China’s “Green Fence Policy” and environmental initiatives will be discussed.

Moderator: Tim Horkay, TFC Recycling, Vice President, Production & Marketing

Toxic Waste At The Workplace

How businesses should dispose of electronics, light bulbs and batteries. Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators. Green Business Challenge program.

Debbie Spiliotopoulos– Northern Virginia Regional Commission (Know Toxics)

Nathaniel Townley– Fauquier County

Lynn Rubinstein– State Electronics Challenge


Focus on emerging technologies, sales and marketing and planning collections.

Regional Roundup


Kim Hynes– Central Virginia Waste Management Authority

Diane Dodd– Region 2000 Services Authority

Steve Geissler, Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority

Lisa Hardy– Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

Sue Lhotka– Northern Virginia Regional Commission

Toby Edwards– Cumberland Plateau Solid Waste Authority