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SWANAPalooza 2019 – Boston

February 25 @ 8:30 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm

SCS Booth 401, at the main entrance to Exhibit Hall D, is open:
Monday, February 25, 2019: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM during the Opening Reception.
Tuesday, February 26, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 27th, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Building the Future is the focus of SWANAPalooza 2019. The conference offers opportunities for finding long-term solutions for domestic recycling, landfill technical operations, and safety best practices with experts, government officials and SCS professionals from a range of industry areas. Discover the future of solid waste and recycling at SWANApalooza in Boston!

Session Highlights!

Monday, February 25, 2019: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Landfill Gas Systems Operations and Maintenance, Day 1 (of 3)

SWANA’s Landfill Gas Systems Operations and Maintenance course will explore the daily challenges associated with the operation and maintenance of LFG systems by discussing generally accepted industry practices as well as some new and alternative approaches for the capture, control, and management of landfill gas.

The information in this three-day course is useful for hands-on practical use in the field and presented in an easy to understand format. Class participants and instructors discuss alternative practices, lessons learned, and issues debated in the industry.


Monday, February 25, 2019: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Zero Waste Principles and Practices, Day 1 (of 3)

Professionals who take the new SWANA/CRRA Zero Waste Principles and Practices certification course will have the ability to integrate their understanding of Zero Waste with their existing waste management systems, practices and policies to move local systems toward locally-defined zero waste goals.


Monday, February 25, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
MentorMatch Mixer – Room 200
Grab a drink, then mix and mingle with potential mentors and mentees at SWANApalooza’s MentorMatch Mixer! Face-to-face interaction with experienced professionals (mentors) willing to start a six-month mentorship where they can share their expertise with fellow colleagues (mentees) looking for career guidance or professional development within the solid waste management and recycling industry.


Tuesday, February 26, 8:55 AM – 9:30 AM
SWANA Technical Division Awards – Ballroom B

Congratulate the first-ever winners of the SWANA Technical Division for Sustainable Materials Management. The first division award for an organization’s leadership and an individual’s achievements goes to…

2019 Sustainable Materials Management Award Winner: Interior Removal Specialist, Inc.

2019 Sustainable Materials Management DIAA Recipient: Michelle Leonard, Vice President, SCS Engineers


Tuesday, February 26, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
YP Morning Meet-Up – YP Exhibit Hall Lounge

Grab a cup of coffee and join active Young Professional volunteers in the YP Exhibit Hall Lounge! Catch up with old friends, make new ones, and learn about what we do and how you can get more involved in the YP Group.


Tuesday, February 26, 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
YP Meet & Greet with Speaker Corrine Rico – YP Exhibit Hall Lounge

Meet speaker Corrine Rico face-to-face and further discuss her Keynote Plenary topic “The New Normal in Recycling for 2019 and Beyond”. Take some time to ask questions, say hello, and further discuss with fellow session attendees and Young Professionals.


Tuesday, February 26, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Young Professionals Mid-Year Meeting – Room 209


Tuesday, February 26, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Deep Dive: Emphasizing Food Recovery and Reuse to Help Meet Diversion Goals – Room 200

Grocery chains, schools, municipal waste departments, nonprofit organizations, and legislative bodies are all looking for ways to keep food in the hands of people who need it for nourishment and NOT send it to a landfill. This session offers a plethora of programs—see if there’s one that you can add to redirect food to the needy.


Take My Job, Please – Room 209

Join David Walker of SCS Engineers and other professionals who love their jobs, and continue to grow and develop within our industry.


Tuesday, February 26, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Time for Relaxed Networking – Ballroom A

Join SCS and the Southern New England Chapter for a taste of New England’s many contributions to food and drink, plus popular music courtesy of “The Proper Bostonians”. Featuring dynamic vocal harmonies and stellar musicianship from some of Boston’s most highly regarded musicians, this band has an infectious energy that keeps you on the dance floor. A fun photo booth will let you take a breather from dancing to capture memories of friends new and old.


Wednesday, February 27, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Tips for Aspiring Writers – Room 209

In today’s competitive marketplace, young professionals must perfect the art of personal branding — developing a unique professional identity. Personal branding not only benefits your own career, but it also enhances your organization’s image. A key element in building a personal brand is outreach: getting exposure and connecting in places where your target audience spends time. Prominent among these settings are industry publications and websites. This session will focus on writing skills to improve the chances that your product will be published.


Wednesday, February 27, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
YP Meet & Greet with Speaker Phil Goddard – YP Exhibit Hall Lounge

Join SCS in the YP Exhibit Hall Lounge to meet speaker Phil Goddard face-to-face and further discuss his Keynote Plenary session topic “Capacity Trends in Southern New England: Short Term Risks and Long Term Solutions”. Take some time to ask questions, say hello, and further discuss with fellow session attendees and Young Professionals.


Wednesday, February 27, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tackling Key Safety Issues – Ballroom B

Join  Scott Lambert, Project Superintendent,  Suzanne Sturgeon, CSMS, Health and Safety Manager, and Patrick Sullivan, Senior Vice President, all of SCS Engineers to discuss keeping your people safe at your facility. Experts in health risk analysis and tools for employee health and safety will help you be proactive in promoting a culture of safety.



Contact us if you’d like to arrange discussions on specific topics with our professionals. See you in Boston.





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900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115 United States
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