General Information

Save the date:

The 2019 Annual RAM/SWANA Conference will be held on

October 14th & 15th, 2019

at the Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

 

Call for 2019 presentations is live until Friday, May 10! Click Here for more information.

2018 Presentations

2018 DAY 1:

Getting Batteries Out of the Solid Waste Stream – Cheryl Lofrano – Zanske, Wenck
A Key to Employee Retention Effective Cross-Generational Work – Carol Cortez, Foth
Evaluation of Pharmaceutical Wastes – Tom Murdock, PhD
New Developments in Film Plastics Management – Jordan Tony, More Recycling
New Developments in Film Plastics Management – Shari Jackson, American Chemistry Council
Pharmaceuticals In Surface Waters – Mark Ferrey, MCPA
Precious Metal Recovery Systems – Todd Meyer, Envirochem
Recycling Outreach Case Study Shredded Paper – Jenny Kedward, Dakota County
Safety Risk Management – Scott Norman, Bay West
Single Stream Recycling The Mixed Paper Conundrum – Steve Schiefelbein, Republic
Recycling Materials Recovery Facility of the Future – Emily Tipalso, American Chemistry Council
Recycling Outreach Case Study Curbside Textiles – Paul Gardener, Waste Zero
Technologies for Metal Treatment and Plating Industry – Brent Hillier, Evoqua
Portable Fire Suppression Systems – Lindsey Scharg, Fire Rover

 

2018 DAY 2:

Challenges and Opportunities Facing Today’s Recycling Industry – Joe Pickard, ISRI
Organics Alternative Methods to Composting – Amy Maas, Hennepin County
Organics Alternative Methods to Composting – April Rog, Second Harvest
Organics Campus Recycling – Allison Sawyer, MN Waste Wise
Organics Emerging Trends and Issues – Melissa Peck, MPCA
Organics Emerging Trends and Issues – Tim Farnan, MCPA
Organics Emerging Trends and Issues – Tim Goodman, NatureWorks
Organics Multi-unit Recycling – Gena Gerard, Dakota County
Organics Multi-unit Recycling – Joe Klapperich, MN Waste Wise
Organics Multi-unit Recycling – KC Foley, KC Foley Consulting
Recycling China’s Blue Sky 2018 Import Policy – Bill Keegan, DemCon
Recycling China’s Blue Sky 2018 Import Policy – Dan Donkers, Ramsey County
Recycling China’s Blue Sky 2018 Import Policy – Julie Moore, City of Shorewood
Recycling Markets Panel – Abigail Sztein, AF&PA
Recycling Markets Panel – Jordan Tony, More Recycling
Recycling Markets Panel Glass – Dan VanKorn, Strategic Materials
Recycling Markets Panel Steel Recycling – Dave Keeling, SRI
Recycling Quality Control Broad Spectrum Concerns – Gary Myhrman, WestRock
Recycling Quality Control Broad Spectrum Concerns – Troy Hanson, Waste Management
Solid Waste Alternatives to an Open Competitive Comm Collection Program – Bob Craggs, Burn & McDonnell
Solid Waste Anaerobic Digestion in a Changing World – Norma McDonald, OWS
Solid Waste Anaerobic Digestion in a Changing World – Peter Klein, Saint Paul Port Authority
Solid Waste Anaerobic Digestion in a Changing World – Tom Murphy, Liberty Paper
Solid Waste Challenges and Opportunities – Kirk Koudelka, MCPA
Solid Waste Iowa Statewide Waste Characterization – Christine Collier and Betsy Powers, SCS Engineers
Solid Waste PFAs in Landfill Leachate – James Aiken, Barr
Solid Waste Treatment Challenges of Leachate for Lined Landfills – Michael Cook
Sustainable Materials Management – Nathan Lendwehr, MnTAP
Sustainable Materials Management Implementing SMM – Brian Stafki, Oregon DEQ
Sustainable Materials Management Implementing SMM – Carolyn Collopy, Hennepin County
Sustainable Materials Management Measuring in the New Future – Brian Stafki, Oregon DEQ
Sustainable Materials Management Measuring in the New Future – David Bael, MCPA
Sustainable Materials Management Measuring in the New Future – Julie Schilf, US EPA
Sustainable Materials Management SMM101 An Intro – Brian Stafki, Oregon DEQ
Sustainable Materials Management SMM101 An Intro – Madalyn Cioci, MPCA

Conference Program & Schedule


2018 Day 1 Conference Sessions: October 15th | 8:00am-4:30pm


Conference Sessions:
Hazardous Waste
Recycling
Solid Waste

$110 RAM or SWANA Member
$130 Non-Member
Agenda: Day 1

 


Networking Event: October 15th | 4:30pm


All Attendees are welcome to join!
Hosted by SWANA Young Professionals
Pre-register and receive a complimentary drink ticket.


Dinner & Awards Banquet: October 15th | 6:00pm


Join us for a dinner celebration and to learn from guest speaker: Carol Cortez, Director of Organizational Development at Foth, on Employee Retention: A Few Best Practices that Make a Difference. We’ll also recognize fellow RAM/SWANA Members with the awards presentation.

RAM Member: $70
SWANA Member: $0
Non-Member: $90

 

 

 


2018 Day 2 Conference Sessions: October 16th | 8:00am-4:30pm


Conference Sessions:
Recycling
Organics Recycling
Solid Waste
Sustainable Materials Management

Early Bird Rate:
$220 Member | $270 Non-Member

Rate after August 31:
$270 Member | $320 Non-Member
Agenda: Day 2

Keynote Speaker:
Joe Pickard, Director of Commodities
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI)

 

2018 Registration

This event is closed for registration.

Hotel Accommodations

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
Reserve your room online or call (763) 536-8300 and reference the RAM/SWANA room block by Sept. 24. The room block rate is $142/night.

CEU Credits

Updates

MPCA

The MPCA has awarded seven (7) Landfill Operator Type II & III CEU’s for maintaining certifications for Day 1 and six (6) contact hours for Day 2.

Minnesota Department of Health

MDH has also awarded seven (7) Minnesota Registered Environmental Health Specialist / Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) continuing education contact hours for Day 1 and six (6) contact hours for Day 2.

Exhibitor Information

For exhibitor information, click here >>> 2018 RAM/SWANA Exhibitor Information

Please contact Michelle at Michelle@DoGoodEvents.com with questions.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsor information, click here >>> 2018 RAM/SWANA Sponsor Information

Please contact Michelle at Michelle@DoGoodEvents.com to apply.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

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Gold Sponsors

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Thank you to our Exhibitors!

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