Solid Waste Tech Conference Returns For 25th Year

SOUTHFIELD — The Michigan Waste Industries Association and The Engineering Society of Detroit will present their 25th annual Solid Waste Technical Conference Friday, March 6 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing.

Each year, this one-day technical conference educates attendees on emerging technologies and regulatory changes that affect the solid waste industry. It brings together national experts to present on issues at the forefront of solid waste management. Topics at prior years’ conferences have included environmental sampling, landfill gas and leachate monitoring, turning landfill gas into renewable vehicle fuels, and more.

A pre-conference training day is planned for Thursday, March 5, designed to provide practical guidance and demonstrations. The 2014 training day featured hands-on demonstrations showcasing current construction and quality assurance practices associated with earthwork, geosyntheics, and landfill gas collection.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities or becoming an exhibitor at this conference, contact Leslie Smith, CMP, at (248) 353-0735, ext. 152, or for more information. A tabletop exhibit costs $400.

The cost to attend the Training Day is $225 for members of ESD, MWIA, and employees of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and $300 for nonmembers. The cost to attend the conference March 6 is $175 for members of ESD and MWIA, $50 for students, and $200 for nonmembers, with a $100 government rate also available.

The event offers continuing education credits from several organizations and associations. More at

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