GREEN TOURISM AND THE VIRGINIA GREEN PROGRAM
Representatives from the hospitality industry will discuss significant recycling efforts including a grant to add composting to 10 Virginia Beach restaurants.
Tom Griffin– Virginia Green
Laura Habr– Croc’s 19th Street Bistro
Deborah Albera-Dorato– TFC Recycling
Shaun Kirby– Crestline Hotels
IMPROVING LITTER EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Learn about the Virginia Adopt-A-Highway Program. Results of recent visible litter surveys conducted. Fostering environmental stewards of our waterways.
Steven Stein– Environmental Resources Planning, LLC
Clara Elias– Alice Ferguson Foundation
Bryant Cuffey– Virginia Department of Transportation
SYSTEM CHANGE IN RECYCLING EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Session will include information on how RFID tags are shaping communication, bringing your outreach program into compliance with ADA rules regarding web content and how an outdoor classroom was created from a coal site.
John Deuel– Keep Norfolk Beautiful
Marion Plummer– Fairfax County
Carol Doss– Keep Southwest Virginia Beautiful
PLENARY SESSION: Virginia DEQ Enforcement
Important updates on environmental enforcement, inspections, regulations and the impacts these will have on recycling facilities.
Justin Williams, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Keeping Virginia beautiful
Keep Virginia Beautiful will discuss their strong initiatives to support and promote recycling from a statewide perspective.
Mike Baum– Keep Virginia Beautiful
Julie May– Stafford County
Recycling programs in a small community can create jobs. How to encourage locally elected officials to approve creating or expanding your programs.
Sam Wolford– Tazewell County
Interesting and innovative source reduction methods through construction and demolition recycling.
Sam Fisher– Sherman Valley Recycling (Vinyl Siding Recycling)
Wayne Roskop– S.B. Cox Demolition
Barbara Hudson– Four Season Recycling
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).
Steve Coe- Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
MAKING IMPROVEMENTS: LITTER ENFORCEMENT
Presentation will focus on new software for the Assign-A-Highway program. Current state and local codes, suggestions to improve the laws, to include a discussion of potential Environmental Court Legislation.
Brandon Moore, King Moore Associates
Greg Cross, Wise County
POLICY AND LEGISLATION: STATE AND REGIONAL
Virginia General Assembly update and what other states in our region are doing to expand laws for recycling.
Tim Lee, TFC Recycling
Will Sagar, Southeastern Recycling Development Council
Value, access, supply, and the evolving material mix will be our focus and discussion. Industry representatives will talk about access and value, price trends (supply/demand), and what the evolving material mix looks like and how this could impact what you know about recycling. China's "Green Fence Policy" and environmental initiatives will be discussed.
Moderator: Tim Horkay, TFC Recycling, Vice President, Production & Marketing
Cartons: Jason Hale, Resource Recycling Systems/The Carton Council
Glass: Steven B. Bowles, President, Reflective Recycling, Inc.
Fiber and Non-fiber: Susan Albritton, Sonoco Recycling
Metal: Fred Cornell, Business Partner, Sims Metal Management
Organics: Craig Coker, Coker Composting and Consulting
Toxic waste at the workplace
How businesses should dispose of electronics, light bulbs and batteries. Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators. Green Business Challenge program.
Debbie Spiliotopoulos– Northern Virginia Regional Commission (Know Toxics)
Nathaniel Townley– Fauquier County
Lynn Rubinstein– State Electronics Challenge
Focus on emerging technologies, sales and marketing and planning collections.
Kate Vasquez– GBB, Inc.
Kyle White– McGill Environmental
Craig Coker– Coker Composting & Consulting
Kim Hynes– Central Virginia Waste Management Authority
Diane Dodd– Region 2000 Services Authority
Steve Geissler, Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority
Lisa Hardy– Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
Sue Lhotka– Northern Virginia Regional Commission
Toby Edwards– Cumberland Plateau Solid Waste Authority