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
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
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
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.
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).
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
Recycling commodities markets commodities update.
Moderator: Christine McCoy, Community Forklift
Craig Coker- Coker Consulting (Composting)
Neil Brenner- Cycle Systems (Metal)
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.
Challenges in Building a Food Scraps Composting Facility, Three Years Later – What Were We Thinking? and Compost Use for Turfgrass Production
Mindy Farley- Poplar Manor Enterprises
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