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This bi-annual conference is being hosted by the SC Chapter

August 29 - September 1, 2023

Hyatt Regency

Greenville, SC

Conference Registration is here.

Hotel Parking

Parking is $7/day in the parking deck beside the Hyatt and paid separately (i.e. not included with your hotel receipt). Valet parking is available for $21/day.


Exhibitor space assignments is here.

The layout is here.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023



  8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Golf Tournament: The Preserve at Verdae

Shotgun Start at 9:30 p.m.

Includes Lunch Buffett

  8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Clemson University Composting, Recycling, and Death Valley

Industry Tour


  8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Twin Chimneys Landfill, Evaporator, Composting

Industry Tour


  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

City of Greenville Award Winning Public Works Facility and                           River Cleanup – Palmetto Pride/ KAB - Greenville

Industry Tour/ Community Outreach


  1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Exhibitor Set up/Registration Open

Regency Ballroom


  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

YP Event: Reception at Roost

Must be 35 years or younger and RSVP



Wednesday, August 30, 2023

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Ballroom A-C

  Breakfast Buffet: Belgium waffles, eggs, sausage links, oatmeal, fruit, Greek yogurt, juices, coffee, hot tea

8:00 am 8:30 am

Ballroom D-H

Opening Remarks:  J Morgan PE, SCS Engineers / SC SWANA Palmetto Chapter President

  8:30 am - 9:15 am

 Ballroom D-H

  Keynote:   Greenville Chamber of Commerce – David Clayton

                     How a Strong Solid Waste and Recycling Industry brings Business to the Upstate

  9:15 am - 10:00 am

 Ballroom D-H

Damon Carson, Repurposed Materials

So, what is “repurposing”? The Ultimate Recycling and Sustainability Option 

  10:00 am - 10:45 am

 Ballroom A-C

   Break with Exhibitors Granola, dried fruits, almonds, fresh fruit, popcorn, fruit infused water

  10:45 am - 12:15 pm


[1.5-hour session]

 Ballroom D-H

Cal Easter, Smith Gardner, PFAS Roundtable with:

Jeffrey Murray, PE, HDR                              Ivan Cooper, PE, CEC

Arie Kremen, PE, Tetratech                           Jeremy O’Brien, PE, SWANA ARF

Joan Smyth, PG, Smith Gardner, Inc.            Lindsay Boone, MSc, Pace Analytical

  12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

 Ballroom A-C

 Lunch Buffet and Visit with Exhibitors - BBQ chicken, pulled pork, slaw, mac & cheese, baked beans, collards

  1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

 Ballroom D&E

Breakout Sessions

[1.5-hour session]

Ballroom H&F





Landfill Planning

Give Me More Info on PFAS

Monte Jones, Atlantic Coast Consulting

Minimize Unknowns Through Investigation


Melanie Fuhrman, Concrete Canvas US

Built to Last: Hard Armor Solutions for Erosion Control and Containment using Geosyntheic Cementitouse Composites


Andrew Colby, BLE

Utilizing Electrical Leak Location (ELL) Past, Present, Future


JP Verheul, Enthalpy Analytical

PFAS Analytical Methods and Sampling Techniques


Raul Tenorio, Haley and Aldrich

Destructive Treatments of PFAS by UV/sulfite


Jessica King, Williams and Mullen

PFAS Update

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm


Break with Exhibitors Ice Cream Social with all the Fixin’s

  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm


[1.5-hour session]

 Ballroom D&E

 Ballroom H&F

Breakout Sessions

Landfill Gas

Landfill and Recycling Equipment

David Walker, SCS Engineers

Tier 2 Sampling Testing Approach


Manuel Hernandez, Progressive Environmental

Restoration of LCS and LFG Systems from Scale and Goo and It’s Effect of LFG Collection


Kelechi Nwaokorie/ Mousa Maimoun, LaBella

Partial Closure to Minimize Leachate Generation and Maximize LFG Collection

Eric Watts, Becker Complete Compactor

PM Servicing of Waste and Recycling Equipment


Michael Stonecipher, SCS Engineers

Working with Technology for a Sustainable Future


JD Mohr, Enviro Cover

Innovative Alternative Daily Cover



  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 Ballroom A-C

Exhibitor Reception: Veggie Spring Rolls, 3 flavors of Wings, fries, celery, dip and Beverages


Thursday, August 31, 2023

  7:00 am – 8:00 am

  Ballroom A-C

 Breakfast Buffet: Assorted muffins, pastries, croissants, Greek yogurt w/granola, fresh fruit, coffee, hot tea, juices

  8:00 am – 10:00 am

 Ballroom D&E

 Ballroom H&F

Breakout Sessions

Making a Better World

Landfill Liquids

Lucas Nachman / Douglas Latulippe, SCS Engineers

Achieving Sustainability Goals


Jenn Harrman, Metro Nashville Waste Services

Going Zero Waste: Nashville’s Road to SMM


Adah Gorton, SC DHEC

The Evolution of a Food Waste Prevention Campaign


Sarah Lyles, SC DHEC

Litter Laws and Enforcement

Matt Holub, Heartland Water Technology

Innovative Approach to On-site Liquids Management


Tamer Elkady, Geosytec /Ed Hood, GFL

Monitoring of Landfills with Elevated Liquid Levels


Tim Laube, Kroff Landfill Technology,

What is Flubber / GOO and How do I Get Rid of It?


Vince Beyer, The Ecluid Chemical Company

Creating a Leachate Resistant Floor

  10:00 am – 10:30 am

 Ballroom A-C

 Beverage Break with ExhibitorsFresh Brewed Coffee, soft drinks, water

  10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 Ballroom D&E

 Ballroom H&F

Breakout Sessions


Feel the Energy

Katelyn Fareta, SC DHEC

Pain in the Glass


Glen Tobiason, InnoWaCon

Recycle Everything in a Virtual LF, how it works.


Emily Tucker, HDR

Implementing Best Practices into Convenience Sites

David Greene, SCS Engineers

A Critical Step for RNG Projects: Air Permitting


Bob Badeer, Vision RNG

Updates on Markets Affecting LFG


Bradley Kelley, GBB

The Feedstock Conversion Interface Consortium

  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 Ballroom A-C

Lunch/Break with Exhibitors Tomato bisque, caesar salad, garlic roasted chicken, roasted veggies, 4 cheese manicotti, classic lasagna with bolognese sauce

  1:30 pm – 3:00 pm


[1.5-hour session]

 Ballroom D-H

Marcia Papin, Greenville County / Susan Harrison, Waste Management

Real World Operations and Planning at Landfills


Allie Omens, Metro Nashville Waste Services

Trials, Tribulations and Tabulations of Nashville’s Construction and Demolition Waste

  3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 Ballroom A-C

   Beverage Break ExhibitorsCoffee, soft drinks, pretzels w/beer cheese, snacks, brownies, hummus w/pita chips

  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm


[1.5-hour session]

 Ballroom D-H

Amanda Moley, Waste Connections

Preventing Rechargeable battery Fires Through Community Education


Cheryl Coleman / Jerry Sjogren - Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

Be Battery Smart Campaign Partnership


Chip Patterson, Southern Disaster Recovery

So You Might be in Charge of a Disaster Cleanup




  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Exhibitor break down

  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 320 Falls St  

Group Therapy Pub & Playground Event!  Food and Beverages Provided


Friday, September 1, 2023

  7:00 am – 8:00 am

 Ballroom A-C

Breakfast – Sausage/egg/cheese, egg/cheese, Bacon/egg/cheese; fresh cinnamon rolls, coffee, hot tea

  8:00 am – 9:00 am

 Ballroom D-H

Brian Thacker, Amherst County, VA

The Necessity of Leadership Serving as On-site Curators and Docents of the Landfill


Ernie Hoch, TRC Companies

The Future Leaders of the Solid Waste Industry


  9:00 am – 9:30 am



  9:30 am – 11:00 am

[1.5-hour session]

 Ballroom D-H

Kristy Ellenberg – SC DHEC

Trash and Treasure


State Regulatory Updates

  11:00 am – 11:15 am

 Ballroom D-H

   Program closes: Drawings & Door Prizes


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