News & Events


Press Releases

Ashlea Smith Joins GBB as Marketing Coordinator

Ashlea SmithWith marketing, proposal, and project coordination experience in industries that include recycling, waste management, and energy efficiency, she will be a key member of GBB’s marketing team.

GBB Assisting Kent County, MI with Request for Information for Innovative Sustainable Business Park

Kent County, MI has issued a RFI for potential future tenants and complementary technologies for the Sustainable Business Park planned on 200 acres to identify companies that want to be part of the Park.

Renewable Energy Expert Tom Reardon Joins GBB as Senior Vice President; New Member of Ownership Group

Tom ReardonTom Reardon has joined the firm as Senior Vice President and member of the ownership group. A GBB Vice President from 2009 to 2015, he has over 32 years of experience specializing on alternative energy, clean fuel and waste conversion.

GBB Promotes Eric Weiss to Senior Consultant

Eric WeissWith GBB since his graduation from Lehigh University in 2014, Mr. Weiss has been promoted to the position of GBB Senior Consultant.


In the news

Disaster Debris Management Planning – A Community’s Best Defense

A Debris Management Plan establishes procedures and guidelines for managing disaster debris in a coordinated, environmentally-responsible, and cost-effective manner. In the GBB Waste Outlook newsletter, GBB Sr. VP Lori Scozzafava highlights the key elements of a plan.

Disaster Debris

Assisting with Hurricane Recovery

Red CrossIn recognition of the immense damage brought by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria to our southern states, especially Florida and Texas, and to Puerto Rico, GBB has donated $1,000 to the Red Cross for the relief and recovery efforts. We encourage those who can to also contribute and donate.

Kent County, MI Sustainable Business Park Updates

Kent County Sustainable Business ParkKent County, MI has set a bold goal to divert 90% of County-generated trash that goes to landfills by 2030. Building a Sustainable Business Park is an essential part of reaching that goal, helping to significantly reduce trash buried in landfills and attract investment and jobs from companies that can convert waste into usable products. GBB is a proud Planning Partner of this project! Click here for more information and regularly updated links to the latest news and information about the park.

Solid Waste Conversion Technologies Session in Boston Metro Area

On March 27, GBB President Harvey Gershman will be in Framingham, MA, at the SWANA Southern New England Recycling and Solid Waste Conference, co-located with the MASSRecycle R3 Conference, to talk about the latest solid waste conversion technologies, projects and trends. Visit MASSRecycle's website for more info and to register for the event.


Upcoming Events


April 23-26, 2018

Las Vegas, NV

Steve Simmons, Attendee

WasteExpo Website >>

SWANA North Carolina Spring Conference

April 23-26, 2018

Asheville, NC

Chris Lund, P.E., PSS, Attendee

SWANA NC Conference Website >>

SWANA Webinar Series

April 25, 2018

Kate Vasquez, Speaker
"Seeking Change in High-Service Cities"
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 1:45pm to 3pm eastern time

SWANA Webinar Series Website>>

Virginia Recycling Association / SWANA Old Dominion Joint Solid Waste & Recycling Conference

May 7-9, 2018

Virginia Beach, VA

Chris Lund, P.E., PSS, Speaker
"Converting Waste Materials into Marketable Products"
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 9am

Virginia Recycling Association Website>>

SWANA South Carolina Spring Conference

May 8-10, 2018

Pawley Islands, SC

Chris Lund, P.E., PSS, Attendee

SWANA SC Conference Website >>

North American Waste-to-Energy Conference

May 14-16, 2018

Lancaster, PA

Harvey Gershman, Speaker
"Assessing the Impact of China’s National Sword on Recycling in the U.S. and the Implications for Waste-to-Energy”
Tuesday, May 15, at 3:30pm

Steve Simmons, Speaker
"Advances in the Development of Resource Recovery Parks"
Tuesday, May 15, at 4pm

NAWTEC Website >>

Michigan Recycling Coalition Conference

May 15-17, 2018

Kalamazoo, MI

Jennifer Porter (GBB) & Kristen Wieland (Kent County, MI), Speakers
"Making Space for Sustainability – a Kent County Case Study"
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 4:10pm

Michigan Recycling Coalition Conference Website >>

NY Federation of Solid Waste & Recycling Conference

May 20-23, 2018

Lake George, NY

Jennifer Porter, Speaker
"Do’s and Don’ts for Bidding on Collection Contracts for Small Haulers"
Tuesday May 22, 2018 at 8:30am

NY Federation Website >>

SWANA Western Regional Symposium

May 21-24, 2018

Palm Springs, CA

Lori Scozzafava, Speaker
"Organics Collection Strategies in Rural California"
Thursday May 24, 2018 at 8am

SWANA Western Regional Symposium Website >>


August 22-25, 2018

Nashville, TN

GBB, Exhibitor (Booth #428)

Steve Simmons, Speaker
Sustainable Business Park panel

Lori Scozzafava, Speaker
Circular Economy panel

WASTECON website >>