Descriptions for Annual Meeting October 22, 2018


Key Note Session


Speaker: Christine Beling, Project Engineer, Assistance and Pollution Prevention Unit for EPA Region 1


Session description: Christine will discuss the EPA’s Waste Reduction Model (WARM), which was created to help solid waste planners and organizations track and voluntarily report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from several different waste management practices. Christine will compare various materials management practices for traditional recyclables and organics including source reduction, composting, recycling, and disposal.


Marketing Session

With the downturn in markets for recyclables, many of us are wondering about what to do.  The session with Kevin Roche, Chief Executive Officer of ecomaine and others will explore how some of our state’s largest recyclers are handling the “crisis” and provide some encouragement on why recycling is still beneficial to all.


Safety Works

We will cover:

The Federal OSH act

Maine Bureau of Labor Standards what we do

Our Hierarchy of what we respond to

Injury/ Fatality reporting

SafetyWorks! and it’s benefits (trainings and consultations)

Additionally, we will cover the Compliance Directive for Transfer stations for some of the serious items

Presented by: Michael LaPlante Program Manager


Best Management Practices

Chris Beling of EPA to speak about benefits of continuing of recycling to open session.

Erin Victor from Mass DEP will come speak about Best Management Practices for recycling education and outreach.


Erin co-manages the Recycling IQ program in Massachusetts and is a key team member for their new statewide education initiative called RecycleSmartMA which launched in August of 2018 will be our speaker for the BMPs for education and outreach.


Becky Secrest of AVCOG to close session telling us whats happening, why we recycle, what we should be doing now and why.


The Following Tours will be available after lunch

Ewaste An electronics recycler

We compost it large scale windrow composting of food and yard waste

Reenergy handles demolition debris and other bulky waste

LAWPCA works with Agri-Energy to accept liquid wastes.



8:00 - 4:00


134C Main street
newport, ME 04953  207-355-3104

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