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Harvey Gershman - WASTECON 2019

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SWANA Recognizes Harvey Gershman with 2019 Lawrence Lecture Award

On October 23, 2019, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) issued a press release announcing that Harvey Gershman, GBB Founder Owner Associate and Co-Founder, had been presented with the 2019 Lawrence Lecture Award. See the SWANA press release

Lawrence Lecturer: Gershman and Biderman
Harvey Gershman with David Biderman, SWANA’s Executive Director and CEO.

GBB Promotes Sustainability Leader Jennifer F. Porter to Vice President

Jennifer PorterA GBB Senior Project Manager since 2017, she has 17+ years of experience on sustainability initiatives with extensive expertise in solid waste management, recycling, and composting program evaluation and development.

Two Young Professionals Join GBB: Eric Garvey as Project Engineer I and Ricky Phillips as an Intern

Ricky PhillipsEric GarveyAn important part of GBB’s corporate culture is to offer opportunities to the next generation of individuals with a passion for sustainable development & the environment.

Partial End of GBB’s Guam Solid Waste Management Receivership

GBB’s 11-year federal receivership over Guam’s solid waste and disposal services has partially ended per a court order issued by the U.S. District Court of Guam. Having achieved a complete 180-degree turnaround of the island’s solid waste system, GBB will continue its technical work to complete the post-closure plan for the Ordot Dump.


In the news

Harvey Gershman Presented with SWANA’s Lawrence Lecturer Award

The Solid Waste Association of North America awarded Harvey Gershman, GBB Founder Owner Associate and Co-Founder, the prestigious 2019 Lawrence Lecture Award at WASTECON.

See his complete insightful and inspiring keynote presentation in this 42-minute video:
Harvey Gershman - SWANA Lawrence Lecturer

Guam’s Solid Waste Management System Featured in Article on Island Communities’ Recycling Challenges

Chris Lund is interviewed in a Waste Dive article featuring how GBB helped transform Guam’s waste management system into an economically sustainable model.

Steve Simmons and Corinne Rico Discuss Circular Economy at WASTECON

Waste Dive provides an in-depth review of two WASTECON sessions on the circular economy, moderated by GBB Project Manager Corinne Rico, where panelists shared economic, logistical and political advice.WASTECON - Circular Economy

Fixing Recycling!

GBB Senior Project Engineer Brad Kelley was among a group of panelists that discussed some major problems with municipal recycling and how these issues can best be addressed, at the 2019 Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference.GBB Senior Project Engineer Brad Kelley speaking at a Paper and Plastics Recycling Conference panel.


Upcoming Events

SWANA Florida / Recycle Florida Today Joint Summit

January 26-28, 2020

Lake Buena Vista, FL

Steve Simmons and Robin Davidov: Attendees

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Plastics Recycling Conference & Trade Show

February 17-19, 2020

Nashville, TN

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C&D World

March 11, 2020

Las Vegas, NV

Brad Kelley, BSME: Attendee

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Southeast Recycling Conference & Trade Show

March 15-18, 2020

Destin, FL

Chris Lund, P.E. and Ashlea Smith: Attendees

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March 23-26, 2020

Atlanta, GA

Steve Simmons: Attendee

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Carolina Recycling Association Conference

March 23-26, 2020

Raleigh, NC

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Virginia Recycling Association / Old Dominion SWANA Joint Conference

April 29 – May 1, 2020

Virginia Beach, VA

Chris Lund, P.E.: Attendee

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May 4-7, 2020

New Orleans, LA

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NY Federation of Solid Waste & Recycling Conference

May 17-20, 2020

Lake George, NY

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Maryland Recyling Network / SWANA-MidAtlantic Conference

June 11, 2020

Baltimore, MD

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