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[GreenYes] Managing Waste Arid Climate Conference - Session News

Managing Waste in the Wide Open Spaces

SWANA?s Arid Climate Landfill Symposium With Recycling to Boot!

Loads of Opportunity

Rural Recycling Transfer Disposal Diversion Arid

June 12-15, Albuquerque New Mexico <> or <>

A Bioregional Joint Conference hosted by New Mexico Recycling Coalition, The
New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North
America and the New Mexico Environment Department: Solid Waste Bureau.

Target States Include Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska,
New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and

Register today to Secure Early Bird Registration Discounts
<> .
Deadline extended for registration discount and hotel until May 15!

Member Discounts available to all SWANA, National Recycling Coalition and NM
Recycling Coalition members.

Week of May 8 ? News:
Safety & Training for Landfill & Transfer Station Operators: Tuesday, June
Charles Ferguson, NM Environment Department: Solid Waste Bureau, oversees
the training and certification program for the department, bringing years of
experience on the value of trained employees in running a facility.
Wayne Hilgedick, Safety Manager for Waste Management of New Mexico, will
discuss ?Post Collection Safety?.
Margo Maher, with Safety Flare, will bring her knowledge of job site health
and safety, specific for waste handlers and recyclers.
Alternative Landfill Management Techniques: Wednesday, June 14
Marcia Pincus, with City of Albuquerque, discusses the city?s efforts at
recycling landfill gas for energy applications.
Jack Chappelle, Engineering Solutions and Designs, brings great examples
from around this arid climate region about the use of and examples of
Alternative Daily & Final Covers.
Mike Crepeau, Gordon Environmental, will focus on ?Arid Site Design
Innovations? bringing information on recent design techniques/technologies
for the construction of these systems utilizing readily-available on-site
materials, thereby reducing cell construction costs.
Collection Methods: Thursday, June 15
Kariann Sokulsky with the South West Solid Waste Authority looks at the
financial comparison of running curbside vs drop-off centers for collection
of recyclable materials.
Jill Holbert, City of Santa Fe, is in the process of migrating to Automated
Collection, and will share the lessons learned along the way.
Conference Information:
SWANA & NM CEU credits available for attending this conference

Full Conference Program Now Online!
Enjoy gleaning knowledge from more that 50 speakers in sessions addressing
Bioreactors, Trash Economics 1 & 2, Hard to Recycle Items and Programs,
Dealing with Tires, Safety & Training for Landfill and Transfer Station
Operators, Corporate Recycling and Waste Reduction Initiatives, Rural
Challenges: Bridging Distances, Compost in Stormwater Designs, Dairies and
Roadside Applications, Tribal Solid Waste & Recycling Programs, Alternative
Landfill Management Techniques, Reaching the Public, Tackling Disposal,
University & Institutional Waste Management and Recycling, Stop Illegal
Dumping, Construction Waste Management in the Community, Collection Methods,
Handling C&D Debris at Landfills, Public Relations and Contracting for
Managers. Don?t forget we have 4 national Keynote speakers: Pete Grogan with
Weyerhaeuser, Pat DeRueda with Waste Management Recycle America, Kate Krebs
with national Recycling Coalition and John Skinner with the national SWANA

Native American Blessing, Speakers and Dancers Add Local Flavor
Monday?s evening garden reception will be graced by the Apache Crown
Dancers. Tuesday morning?s Welcoming Session will start with a Native
American blessing from Jim Littlesinger and words from Miss Navajo Nation
Rachelle James. The Mayor of Albuquerque, Martin Chavez, and the Cabinet
Secretary of the New Mexico Environment Department will also be on hand to
share welcoming thoughts.

Golf <>
Enjoy Albuquerque?s newest golf course at the Pueblo of Sandia Golf Club on
Monday as a nice way to ease into the conference! Register for this at <>

Tours <>
Thursday invites participants to enjoy an All-Day Tour up to Santa Fe?s
transfer station and under-construction MRF facility followed by a half day
of local site-seeing adventures; as well as a Half Day Afternoon Tour of the
Albuquerque waste processing facilities.

Round Tables
Plan to work in an interactive, sharing round table environment on the
topics of Tribal Solid Waste Management (hosted by Navajo Nation) and on
Public Education.

Hotel and Location
The hotel is located right off the charming, historic Albuquerque Old Town
Plaza, walking distance to restaurants, shopping and museums. Local
attractions include the Petroglyph National Monument, Rio Grande River,
Sandia Peak Tram up to a 10,000 foot high dining experience, local casinos
surround the Albuquerque area as well as green chile and Northern New Mexico

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town <> has plenty of free
parking, outdoor swimming pool and gardens. The stylish hotel is designed
with a blend of Native American, Spanish and Western influences. Book your
room directly by calling 877-901-ROOM. Press 2 then 1. Mention the ?Managing
Waste Conference?. Rates guaranteed until May 15. After that date rates and
availability are not guaranteed. The Albuquerque Sunport Airport is 10
minutes away with Sunport Shuttle offering convenient rides to the hotel

More information online at
<> . Call 505-983-4470 or e-mail
English@no.address <mailto:English@no.address> with
specific questions.

Thank you to our sponsors: New Mexico Environment Department: Solid Waste
Bureau, Dex, Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation, Waste Management of New
Mexico, Waste Management Recycle America, Whole Foods, Intel, Earthstone
International, Gordon Environmental, Waste Connections, New Mexico Clean &
Beautiful, New Mexico Building Branch of Associated General Contractors,
Cascade Engineering, Zia Engineering & Consulting, Can Manufacturers
Institute, Keep New Mexico Beautiful, New Mexico Department of
Transportation, Intera Incorporated, Steel Recycling Institute & Hydro Geo
Chem Inc.

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