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Composting Collaborative's Summer Dialogue

August 21  | 3 - 6:30 PM
Co-located with SWANA's WASTECON
Nashville, TN

 

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Agenda

3:00 - 3:30 PM   
Introduction & Flash Talks

Facilitator:

  Cary Oshins , Associate Director, USCC

Cary Oshins, Associate Director, USCC


3:30 - 4:30 PM   
Investigating On-Site Pretreatment Systems 

Pretreatment technologies that process food waste by grinding, shredding, dehydrating, or liquefying can be great tools for food waste generators to reduce the volume of material and simplify collection, especially in dense urban environments. A brief overview covers the most common technologies currently available in the marketplace and the Pretreatment Directory that the Composting Collaborative is creating as a resource for potential end users. This session will also share some insights from our research regarding the pros and cons of these technologies from a holistic solid waste management perspective.

Speakers:

  Nora Goldstein,  Editor, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

  Charlotte Dreizen , Project Manager, GreenBlue

Charlotte Dreizen, Project Manager, GreenBlue


  James Ewell , Director of Sustainable Materials, GreenBlue 

James Ewell, Director of Sustainable Materials, GreenBlue 

4:30 - 4:45 PM

Break


4:45 - 6:15 PM

Overcoming Barriers to Increased Organics Recycling Infrastructure in Nashville

Recycling food scraps and other organic wastes are near the top of everyone’s list.  Some cities have been at it for a while, but most are hardly started planning for it.  Nashville is in the middle of the spectrum, having been the focus of an NRDC pilot project in 2016 on food waste reduction, and a challenge from Mayor Megan Barry to increase the organics recovery and recycling rates. A couple of composters are active the area, and a major digester is ready to break ground, but the City of Nashville still has a long way to go.

  Cary Oshins , Associate Director, USCC

Cary Oshins, Associate Director, USCC

  Seema Prassad , Resource Capture and Miel Restaurant

Seema Prassad, Resource Capture and Miel Restaurant

  Robert Wadley , Tennessee Department of Environmental and Conservation's Division of Solid Waste Management

Robert Wadley, Tennessee Department of Environmental and Conservation's Division of Solid Waste Management

  Sharon Smith , Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Nashville

Sharon Smith, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Nashville

  Spencer Sherill , Compost Nashville

Spencer Sherill, Compost Nashville

  Ed Wansing , The Compost Company

Ed Wansing, The Compost Company


Co-located with:

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This dynamic conference will feature “Sound Ideas” in waste management, speaking to the most pressing issues in our industry today.

Conference topics range from rural issues, to innovation trends and international waste topics, to waste management challenges such as the Chinese waste import restrictions. Attendees can expect to meet thousands of industry colleagues all working towards shaping the future of the solid waste industry for the better.

Learn more about WASTECON

 

Venue

Gaylord Opryland Hotel

$197 per night plus tax.

 

Questions?

Email info@compostingcollaborative.org