Virginia Recycling Association

2014 Conference Presentations


Tim Lee, President- Virginia Recycling Association

KEYNOTE: Jeffery A. Steers, Director, Division of Land Protection & Revitalization, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Stormwater Regulations: Overcoming Obstacles


Implications of newly enacted MS4 Stormwater Perimeter regulation, effects on local governments, using compost in stormwater management.

Lynn Klappich– Draper Aden

Matt Anderson– Tazewell County

Kyle White– McGill Compost

No Such Place As “away”: Litter Education & Outreach


Learn about a holistic approach to combatting litter. Please bring your best practices for litter control in your community for a lively discussion.

Jen Cole– Clean Fairfax Council

Expanding Our Message: Recycling Education & Outreach


Find out about a program launching this summer –SERDC 120. Why our message is important. New technology for mobile education units.

Will Sagar– Southeastern Recycling Development Council

Kathy Russell– TFC Recycling

Clara Mills and Ben Loveday– Spotsylvania County

Deq Recycling Update


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

Steve Coe—Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Expansion Of Green Tourism


Importance of recycling in green tourism and to the consumer.

Tom Griffin—Greener Results

Brian Sallade—Local Roots Restaurant

Skip Decker—City of Roanoke

Gary Walton—Hotel Roanoke

The Face Of Rural Recycling


Discussion and research about recycling in rural America . Update on Lee County transfer station converted to an outdoor classroom

Kate Vasquez—Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.

Carol Doss—Upper Tennessee River Roundtable/Keep Southwest VA Beautiful

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

What’s Happening At Deq


Current and recent legislative and regulatory activity at DEQ. Guidance updates and upcoming solid waste initiatives.

Justin Williams—Virginia DEQ

Recycling outside-the-box


Session will highlight a successful recycling program for public spaces and information on the How2Recycle Label campaign.

Linda Brown– City of Arlington

Kelly Lahvic—GreenBlue

Tackling Household Hazardous And Universal Waste


Challenges and solutions for electronics, HHW and universal waste management.

Chris O’Handley—VersAbility

Walter Alcorn—Consumer Electronics Association

Debbie Spiliotopoulos—Northern Virginia Regional Commission

Raea Jean Leinster—Yuck Old Paint

Making Improvements: Litter Enforcement


Tire clean up research project, the psychology and solutions of litter– a field review.

Nels Erickson—Lynchburg College

Jonathan Kiser- Kiser Environmental Consulting

Christina Siegel- Clean Valley Council

Policy And Legislation


2014 Session of VA General Assembly, and discussion of HJ 28 – Virginia Manufacturing Development Commission to examine the economic and environmental benefits of the use of recycled material in the manufacturing process in Virginia.

Joel Andrus—Kemper Consulting

Modern Markets


Tim Lee- Markets Overview

Glass – Bill Clark, Reflective Recycling (Invited)

Paper/Plastic – Sonoco Recycling

Organics—Craig Coker, Coker Composting & Consulting

Metal – Fred Cornell, Sims Metal Management

Emerging Technologies


Technologies currently used in Europe are possible U.S. emerging technologies.

Bob Brickner– Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.

John Orlando– VenturSum



Pilot Drop-off Food Scraps Diversion, Hub-and-Spoke Model, Managing Mortalities With Forced Aeration Composting at VDOT Maintenance Facilities

Stiles Peabody/Mike Clem- City of Alexandria

Craig Coker– Coker Composting & Consulting

Keith Warren- Advanced Composting Technologies

Construction & Demolition Recycling


Cara DiFiore– Fauquier County

Courtney Cotton—Virginia Department of Corrections

Kevin Herb—Broad Run Recycling, LLC