2019 Annual Conference Presentations

The Colorado Rocky Mountain SWANA Chapter held its Annual Meeting on September 30 to October 2 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The following presentations were part of the conference:

SESSION 1: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

SESSION 2: COMPOST

SESSION 3: STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

  • Stormwater Design for a 1,000 year Project Life, Kelly Jayne, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc
  • Landfill Stormwater Management, Jacob Midkiff, Weaver Consultants Group

SESSION 4: DATA MANAGEMENT

SESSION 5: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

SESSION 6: RECYCLING

SESSION 7: LEACHATE

  • Case Study on the Use of Multi Linear Drainage Geocomposite for Primary Leachate Collection, Andy Jung, Western GeoSystems
  • Down Draft Enhanced Evaporation for wastewater / leachate reduction with plume control, Robert Ballantyne, Jr, Resource West, Inc

SESSION 8: NAVIGATING THE REGULATORY WORLD

SESSION 9: LANDFILL TECHNOLOGY

SESSION 10: REGULATORY PROGRAMS

LUNCH PRESENTATION

SESSION 11: RECYCLING AND DIVERSION

  • Is Recycling Worth it: Using Environmental Impact Categories as a National Evaluation Standard Megan Percy and Emily Graffam, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Using Policy to Drive Diversion, Cathy Hall, Pitkin County Solid Waste Center

SESSION 12: RECYCLING AND SUSTAINABILITY

  • The Airbus 380 and the National Sword, What Can We Learn? Patrick Tierney, Revolution Systems
  • Sustainable Scale House Design, Marcel, Kozlowski, P.E., Sanborn, Head & Associates

2017 Annual Conference Presentations

The Colorado Rocky Mountain SWANA Chapter held its Annual Meeting on September 13 to 15 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The following presentations were part of the conference:

SESSION 1: POTPOURRI

SESSION 2: TRENDS IN COLLECTION & DIVERSION

SESSION 3: RECYCLING CHALLENGES

SESSION 4: LANDFILL MANAGEMENT, COMPLIANCE & SAFETY

SESSION 5: RECYCLING INNOVATIONS

SESSION 6: PLANNING & COLLECTIONS

SESSION 7: SPECIAL WASTE

SESSION 10: WASTE FACILITY OPERATIONS & STATE OF CDPHE

SESSION 11: SITE CLOSURE & WASTE TREATMENT

  • Waste‐to‐Energy, Anaerobic Digestion 101. Heather Barbare, Environmental Manager, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (pending)
  • Collaborative Approach for The Closure of a Former Landfill & Shooting Range Property in Adams County. John Dellaport, Environmental Division Manager, Quantum; Josh Lee, Senior Civil Engineer, Burns & McDonnell; Jen Rutter, Senior Environmental
    Analyst, Adams County
  • Petroleum Contaminated Soil (PCS) Treatment = Clean Air Act Compliance, Reduced Air Emissions, Reduced Disposer & Facility Liabilities. Gary R. Webber, Vice President, Northwest Colorado Consultants, Inc. (NWCC); Robert Legrand, Senior Engineer, AECOM (pending)

SESSION 12: RECYCLING PROCESSING & MARKETS

2017 Presentations

May 9, 2017: “Statistics for Groundwater Detection Monitoring” Technical Session, Kirk Cameron, Ph.D.

2017 Webinar Presentations

January 18, 2017: Basics of Safety, and Why It’s Important. Designing a Site Specific Health and Safety Plan

2016 Annual Conference Presentations

The Colorado Rocky Mountain SWANA Chapter held its Annual Meeting on October 3 – 5, 2016 in Keystone, Colorado. The following presentations were part of the conference:

SESSION 1: Statewide Integrated Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan

SESSION 2: Rural Waste Diversion Workshop

SESSION 3: Health & Safety is Priority One

SESSION 4: Technical Innovations

SESSION 5: The Future of Recycling

SESSION 6: Planning for Your Facility

  • Process Improvements for Solid Waste Facilities. Neal Bolton, P.E., Blue Ridge Services, Inc. (pdf pending)
  • Drones! What You Need to Know. Cody Remington, IST Aerial

SESSION 7: What’s New in Special Waste?

SESSION 8: Trends in Collection and Eco-Initiatives

SESSION 9: Mountain Communities and State of CDPHE

2016 Presentations

2015 Annual Conference Presentations

2015 Presentations

The Colorado Rocky Mountain SWANA Chapter held its Annual Meeting on September 21 – 23, 2015 in Pueblo, Colorado. The following presentations were part of the conference:

Challenges in Developing a Spill Prevention and Waste Management Strategy for an Oilwell Field
Presented by: Bounkheana Chhun with SCS Aquaterra

Dust Control Utilizing EnviroTech’s Water Conservation Program
Presented by: Steve Clark, PhD. with Envirotech Services

Food: Too Good to Waste & EPA Tools for Food Recovery
Presented by: Virginia Till

Fort Collins Regional Wasteshed Planning
Presented by: Susie Gordon & Stephen Gillette with City of Fort Collins

Insight into the Heartland Biogas Project
Presented by: Bob Yost with A1 Organics

Investigation of Random Cracking in HDPE Geomembrane Liner of Production Water Pond
Presented by: Ian D. Peggs with I-Corp International, Inc.

Landfilling E & P Waste
Presented by: Doug Eagleton, P.E. with KRW Consulting, Inc.

Making the Most of Your Facebook Post
Presented by: Tom Strickland

Montezuma County Rural Recycling Program
Presented by: Casey Simpson

Non-Extrative Industrial Stormwater
Presented by: Joe Campbel, Compliance Specialist, Water Quality Control Division with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Pueblo Chemical Depot
Presented by: Kevin Mackey

Scraps: A Food Waste Diversion Program
Presented by: Cathy Hall, Pitkin County Solid Waste Manager with Pitkin County; and Liz O’Connell, City of Aspen Senior Environmental Health Specialist with City of Aspen

Strategies to Procure Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Services in an Evolving Industry
Presented by: Scott Pasternak with Burns & McDonnell

SWANA – State of CDPHE 2015
Presented by: David Snapp, Materials Management Unit; Jerry Henderson, Permitting Unit; and Ed Smith, Compliance Assurance Unit

The Painted Landfill – Daily Cover and the Beneficial Re-Use of Waste Latex Paint
Presented by: Cameron Garcia with Mesa County Solid Waste Management

Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Landfill Operations
Presented by: Jeff Popiel with Leptron

Upcoming Air Quality Rules and Regulations
Presented by: John Briest, P.E. with Weaver Consultants Group

Colorado Glass Recycling Project
Presented by: John Lair, President and Steve Derus, Colorado Business Manager with Momentum Recycling, LLC

2014 Annual Conference Presentations

2014 Presentations

The Colorado Rocky Mountain SWANA Chapter held its Annual Meeting on October 8 – 10, 2014 in Estes Park, Colorado. The following presentations were part of the conference:

“The Heartland Biogas LLC” Project
Presented by: Ted Mathews with A1 Organics

Cardboard Recycling in Fort Collins
Presented by: Susie Gordon with City of Fort Collins

Colorado Paint Stewardship Program
Presented by: Marjaneh Zarrehparvar with PaintCare

Commercial Recycling: What’s Working?
Presented by: Lisa Skumatz, Ph.D. with Skumatz Economic Research Associates (SERA)

Emergency Response: Estes Park Flood
Presented by: Rich Morford with Waste Management

Financial Sustainability Can Be Yours – By Embracing Strategic Planning
Presented by: Betsy Suerth, Public Works Director with Garfield County; Gary Webber, PG, Vice President with NWCC, Inc.; and Sheryl R. Smith with URS Corporation

Fires, Floods & Food Wrappers: Solid Waste & Recycling at Rocky Mountain National Park
Presented by: Danny Basch, Facility Manage of Operations and Jesse Hebert, Custodial Work Leader East Side District with Rocky Mountain National Park

Hazardous / Non-Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal
Presented by: Matthew Carmichael with Colorado RCRA Waste Services, LLC

Impacts of Colorado’s E-Waste
Presented by: Matt McLaughlin, Regional Sales Director, Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.

Livestock Carcass Disposal
Presented by: Keith A. Roehr, Ph.D., DVM with Colorado Department of Agriculture, Animal Health Division

Operational Efficiency Evaluation: An Overview of the Process Used by the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District
Presented by: Ken Schreuder, P.E., P.G. with