Illinois Counties Solid Waste Management Association

And thats a wrap

Thank You for attending the
Annual ILCSWMA Conference!

Did you miss it? Click on the links below for presentation slides and presenter bios.

Congratulations to this year's ILCSWMA Award Winners.

Session Presenter
Keynote Jen Walling, Executive Director, Illinois Environmental Council

Opening Plenary:

IEPA Grant Opportunities &
USEPA Grant Opportunities

James Jennings, Materials Management and Compliance Section Manager, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency 

Chris Newman, Environmental Scientist, U.S. EPA Region 5

Education - Session 1:

Illinois Product Stewardship Council

Marta Keane, Recycling Specialist, Will County Land Use Department

Technical/Sustainability - Session 1:

County Sustainability Planning

Susan Monte, Executive Director, Champaign County Environmental Stewards

Michael Brown, Executive Director, Ecology Action Center

Robin Grooms, Lake County Sustainability

Enforcement - Session 1:

IEPA Inspector Training - Authority For Lawful Entry

Tom Rivera, Northern Regional Manager, Bureau of Land, Field Operations, Illinois Environmantal Protection Agency

Education - Session 2:

Illinois Food Scrap Coalition Wasted Food Education

Jen Nelson, Seven Generations Ahead

Stephanie Katsaros, Bright Beat

Technical/Sustainability - Session 2:

Markets and MRFs

Maxwell presentation

Erazo presentation

 

Greg Maxwell, Senior Vice President, Resource Management

Javier Erazo, District Manager, Waste Connections/Groot

Adam Jaquet, Vice President, Eagle Enterprises, Recycling

Enforcement - Session 2:

Trends in Waste Industry Organizations

Steve Shilling, SWANA Illinois

Education - Session 3:

Impacts of Recycling Contamination & Cart Tagging Education

Mary Allen, Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County

Technical/Sustainability - Session 3:

Batteries - Fire Laws & More 

Newman presentation

 

Tracey Steffes, Fire Chief, City of Morris

Chris Newman, Environmental Scientist, U.S. EPA Region 5

David Hershler (via zoom)

Enforcement - Session 3:

Landfill Gas Issues and Solutions

Paul Cooney, Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department

Dave Hartke, Director fo RR&E Division, Will County Land Use Department

Education - Session 4:

US Plastics Pact Overview and Accomplishments

Pete Adrian, Recycling Coordinator, Solid Waste Agency of Lake County

Technical/Sustainability - Session 4:

Glass Recycling Markets and Best Practices 

 

Enforcement - Session 4

Illinois Drug Takeback Law

James Jennings, Materials Management and Compliance Section Manager, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Allison Fry, Materials Management and Compliance Section Manager, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Closing Plenary:

Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging and Paper Products Legislation

Walter Willis, Executive Director, Solid Waste Agency of Lake County

Alec Laird, Vice-President of Government Relations, Illinois Retail Merchants Association

Closing Remarks:

The Future of Solid Waste Management

Josh Connell, Board Director, LRS


   And Special Thanks to our 2022 Conference Sponsors!
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