News & Events


Press Releases

GBB Assisting H.E. Butt Family Foundation with Procurement of Refuse Compactor and Recycling Containers

The Foundation released a Request for Bids for one new refuse compactor, and one or two gable-top roll-off containers to use for the collection of recyclables. GBB is assisting with the procurement process after a previous review and evaluation of waste generation and waste management practices to suggest improvements that could be implemented.

Lori Scozzafava Promoted to GBB Senior VP, Operations Officer; Joins Ownership Group

Lori ScozzafavaLori Scozzafava has joined the GBB’s ownership group and been promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations Officer. A passionate advocate for environmental issues, she has nearly 30 years of solid waste management industry experience, including 15 years in leadership roles with industry associations.

Sustainability Leader Jennifer Porter Joins GBB as Senior Project Manager

Jennifer PorterJennifer Porter has joined GBB as Senior Project Manager. A sustainable development leader with 15+ years of experience on government and private sector sustainability initiatives, she has extensive experience in solid waste management, recycling, and composting program development and evaluation.

New Guam Landfill Built Under GBB Receivership Cited as Positive Example in EPA Report

In a recently released research report on solid waste management for remote, economically challenged communities in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa in the US Pacific territories, the US EPA states that: “Guam is a positive example of how a territory which once only had a large unlined landfill as the sole option for MSW disposal can design, construct, and operate a state-of-the-art MSWLF.”


In the news

Delve Deep into Issues at the Renewable Energy from Waste Conference!

Now in its 5th year, the Renewable Energy from Waste Conference is the leading convention exclusively centered around waste conversion. The event takes place October 2-4, 2017 in Fort Myers, FL. We hope to see you there – Register Now!

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.

Renewable Energy from Waste Conference Podcast Series: Harvey Gershman

REW Podcast - Harvey Gershman

Listen to GBB President Harvey Gershman providing some insight into the practical information that will be covered during the pre-conference workshop, "From Concept to Reality – Waste Conversion Project Implementation," held in advance of the Renewable Energy from Waste Conference, November 14-16 in Long Beach, CA.

GBB Co-Organizes the Renewable Energy from Waste Summer School Series – Anaerobic Digestion Webinars

Renewable Energy from WasteGBB has once again partnered with REW magazine to offer a series of webinars to help operators and project developers get the most value out of existing and proposed anaerobic digestion facilities.


Upcoming Events

Tennessee Recycling Coalition Conference

August 13-15, 2017

Franklin, TN

John Carlton, Speaker
"Creating a Roadmap for a High-Growth Community's Long-Term Solid Waste Management"
Monday, August 14 at 1:00pm

Tennessee Recycling Coalition Conference >>

California Resource Recovery Association Conference

August 20-23, 2017

San Diego, CA

John Carlton, Attendee

California Resource Recovery Association Conference website >>

Resource Recycling Conference

August 28-30, 2017

Minneapolis, MN

Lori Scozzafava, Attendee

Resource Recycling Conference website >>

Northwest Enterprise Development Conference

September 5-7, 2017

Tulalip, WA

John Carlton, Attendee

Northwest Enterprise Development Conference website >>

Keystone SWANA / Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association Conference

September 6-7, 2017

Harrisburg, PA

Steve Simmons, Speaker
Conversion Technologies
Date and time to be determined

Keystone SWANA Website>>

WASTECON / International Solid Waste Association’s World Congress

September 25-27, 2017

Baltimore, MD

GBB booth #710
Co-sponsor of SWANA Young Professionals booth

Chris Lund, P.E., PSS, Speaker
"Dump Closure as Part of Guam’s Solid Waste System Turnaround”
Tuesday, September 26 at 3:30pm

Brad Kelley, Speaker
"How does a Waste Characterization Study help with Future Planning?"
Date/Time to be determined

Eric Weiss, Poster Presentation
"Using a Waste Characterization to Make Effective Solid Waste Planning Decisions"
Date/Time to be determined

WASTECON Website>>

Renewable Energy from Waste Conference

October 2-4, 2017

Fort Myers, FL

GBB, Co-organizer and exhibitor

Harvey Gershman and Steve Simmons, Speakers
"Pre-Conference Workshop: Waste Conversion from Planning to Execution"
Monday, October 2 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Harvey Gershman, Speaker and Moderator
"Waste Conversion Industry Update"
Tuesday, October 3 at 8:30am

Steve Simmons, Moderator
"Lessons from Abroad"
Tuesday, October 3 at 10:30am

Harvey Gershman, Speaker
"Conference Takeaways"
Wednesday, October 4 at 4:45pm

Renewable Energy from Waste Conference Website>>

BioCycle Conference On Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling

October 16-19, 2017

Portland, OR

Ljupka Arsova, Speaker
"Assessing Biogas Project Potential For Tribal Communities"
Date / Time to be determined

BioCycle REFOR Conference website >>