2022 Fall Conference

The Garrison at Fort Harrison

October 6, 2022


8:30 – 9:00 am    Registration

9:00 – 9:15 am     Welcome and Introductions

9:15 – 10:00 am   David Biderman, Executive Director and CEO of SWANA:  Update on recent happenings at SWANA at the national level, including the new Strategic Plan, proposed EPA regulation of PFAS, federal legislation focused on improving recycling rates in rural areas, a new EPA grant program for recycling education, and a preview of WASTECON in San Diego in early December.

10:00 – 10:15 am Break

10:15 – 11:00 am  Steven Carl, Progressive Environmental Services – Leachate Collection System Remediation Through Chemical Cleaning: Beginning just a few years ago an unknown product began plugging leachate collection systems and landfill gas wells. This has proven to be a difficult and broadly occurring problem. What was thought an isolated problem has appeared from coast to coast. Whether we call it Goo, Flubber, whatever, it is becoming a more prevailing problem not only in different landfills but appears to be moving across cells in the same landfill. This Presentation will discuss hypothesis for how we’re getting Goo, and what to do about it. Also addressed will be ways to prevent Goo from forming and plugging pumping systems.

11:00 – 11:15 am  Break

11:15 – 12:00 pm  Chris Newman, RCRA and C&D Section, US EPA Region 5:  Update on US EPA grant programs that are being funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support local waste management infrastructure and recycling programs, as well as the National Recycling Strategy that aims to create a stronger, more resilient, and cost-effective domestic recycling system.

12:00 – 1:00 pm  Lunch, provided

1:00 – 1:45 pm     Chetrice Mosley-Romero, Cybersecurity Program Director, Indiana Department of Homeland Security:  How to keep your electronic devices at home and at work free from viruses and hackers.

1:45 – 2:00 pm    Break

2:00 – 2:45 pm    Matt McCreery, Vice President, Safety Resources:  Managing Liabilities Through Safety Oversight

2:45 – 3:00 pm    Closing remarks