Solid Waste Conference Covers The Latest Tech Advances

SOUTHFIELD — If you’re looking for the latest information on recycling, resource recovery and solid waste management, The Engineering Society of Detroit and the Michigan Waste Industries Association are bringing their Solid Waste Technical Conference back for the 25th year next week.

The event will be held Friday, March 6 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 55 S. Harrison Road in East Lansing. The event qualifies for continuing education credits from the Solid Waste Association of North America.

Whether you’re in private industry, a government employee, consultant, or equipment supplier, this conference will be beneficial to you. It will give you the opportunity to:
• Network with top industry specialists and professionals
• Learn from industry leaders about emerging technologies & regulatory changes impacting the solid waste industry
• Gain information from presentations addressing current issues & changes impacting the waste industry
• Learn from presentations & case studies on solid waste management issues
• Earn professional development training hours

This year’s conference will feature experts in alternative energy and leading edge waste management practices to help attendees learn about issues related to policy, new technologies, regulatory updates and what the future holds for the solid waste industry.

A pre-conference training session, designed to provide practical guidance on industry issues will take place on Thursday, March 5. Relevant topics such as gas monitoring planning and landfill gas migration will be discussed. The popular hands-on-demonstration component of training day will take place atGranger’s Wood Road Landfill where solid waste experts will conduct demonstrations showcasing pneumatic gas well dewatering pumps, flare systems and other topics.

All training day and conference day attendees along with exhibitors are invited to join us at the opening reception at the Kellogg Conference Center on Thursday, March 5 following the Training Day Program.

Conference Day presentations include an overview of the Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (TENORM) disposal issues in Michigan and around the country; using Geographic Information Systems to manage and analyze landfill data; the technical advantages of light-reflective and electrically conductive flexible membrane liners; an economic
outlook luncheon; solid waste planning; reducing phenol concentrations in landfill gas condensate using ozone oxidation; organics management technologies; Michigan’s residential recycling initiatives; PCBs in landfill leachate; construction quality assurance in landfills; a case study on the closure of an “orphaned” landfill; a case study on coal ash and its regulation; and a case study on the effects of excessive hydration on a reinforced geosynthetic clay liner.

The cost of the March 6 conference is $180 for ESD and MWIA members, $205 for non-members, $100 for government employees and $75 for students. Or, join ESD and attend the conference for $239, a 50 percent discount on ESD professional membership.

The cost of the March 5 training event is $230 for ESD and MWIA members, $305 for non-members, $100 for government employees.

To register for the conference visit this link or call The Engineering
Society of Detroit at (248) 353-0735, ext. 222. For more information on the conference, contact Leslie A. Smith, CMP, at (248) 353-0735, ext. 152.

All cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to the program.

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