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GBB presentations at past conferences

As industry thought leaders, GBB team members frequently speak at recycling and solid waste management conferences. PDF versions of selected presentations are available for download.

Anaerobic Digestion (AD) to Manage Food Waste – Worth Considering?

Lori Scozzafava, GBB Vice President
Municipal Waste Management Association Summit – November 2016

Take Aways – REW Conference

Kristin Smith, REW Magazine Managing Editor, and Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Renewable Energy from Waste Conference – November 2016

Waste Conversion Market Update

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Renewable Energy from Waste Conference – November 2016

The Future of Processing and Collecting

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference – October 2016

Public-Private Partnership for AD & Composting Project in Prince William County, VA

Ljupka Arsova, GBB Senior Consultant
BioCycle REFOR 2016 – October 2016

Prospects for Anaerobic Digestion in the U.S.

Ljupka Arsova, GBB Senior Consultant
Waste-to-Energy Research and technology Council Bi-Annual Meeting – October 2016

Processing Equipment and Recovery, from MRFs to MWPFs

Brad Kelley, BSME, GBB Senior Project Engineer
Waste360 Recycling Summit – September 2016

Single Stream Recycling… Local Government Perspective

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Resource Recycling Conference – September 2016

Resource Recycling Conference 2016

Harvey Gershman presenting at the Resource Recycling Conference.

The Measure of Success: How to Measure Recycling Program Success in the Era of the Changing Ton

John Carlton, P.E., BCEE, GBB Senior Vice President
WASTECON – August 2016

Waste-to-Energy Lessons Learned: A 30-Year Evaluation on Why Projects Succeeded or Failed

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
WASTECON – August 2016

Waste-to-Energy on a Very Small Scale: The Metlakatla Indian Community Experience

John Carlton, P.E., BCEE, GBB Senior Vice President
WASTECON – August 2016

John Carlton at WASTECON 2016

John Carlton presenting at WASTECON 2016.

Bio-digester Case Study and Organics Reuse

Steve Simmons, GBB Vice President
Reuse Summit – June 2016

Impacts of Changes in MSW Composition on Processing Options

Ljupka Arsova, GBB Senior Consultant
North American Waste-to-Energy Conference – May 2016

Geocell: When Nothing Else Will Do — Closure Application for Steep Slopes, Earthquake Zone 4 and Hurricane Conditions

Chris Lund, P.E., PSS, GBB Senior Vice President
SWANA South Carolina Palmetto Chapter Conference  – May 2016

The Opportunities and Challenges of Food Waste to Energy in the U.S.

John Carlton, P.E., BCEE, GBB Senior Vice President
Food Waste-to-Low Carbon Energy Conference – April 2016

European Technology Overview: Anaerobic Digestion (AD) of the Organic Fraction of the MSW

Ljupka Arsova, GBB Senior Consultant
Food Waste-to-Low Carbon Energy Conference – April 2016

RFP Writing for Municipal Solid Waste & Recycling Professionals – Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Rewards

Lori Scozzafava, GBB Vice President
Municipal Waste Management Association Webinar – April 2016

Protecting Public Health and Ecosystems in Islands through Waste Management

Chris Lund, P.E., PSS, GBB Senior Vice President
The 2015 Dialogue on Waste – be Waste Wise

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Economics of Waste Management in the U.S.
(View 1-hour webinar and PDF of presentation for free)

John Carlton, P.E., BCEE, GBB Senior Vice President
American Institute of Chemical Engineers Webinar – November 2015

Progress Report on Waste Conversion in North America

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Renewable Energy from Waste Conference – November 2015

Take Aways – REW Conference

Kristin Smith, REW Magazine Managing Editor, and Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Renewable Energy from Waste Conference – November 2015

Leveraging Contracting and Purchasing Processes to Increase Business Recycling In Your Community

Kate Vasquez, GBB Senior Consultant
Municipal Waste Management Association Webinar – November 2015

State of the Industry: What’s Ahead for Solid Waste Management?

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Municipal Waste Management Association Fall Summit – October 2015

The Evolution of Mixed Waste Processing Facilities (1970 ‐ Today)

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Municipal Waste Management Association Fall Summit – October 2015

Tackling Contamination

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Resource Recycling Conference – September 2015

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Harvey Gershman at the Resource Recycling Conference.

The Importance of Waste Sorts for Transforming Waste to Resource -Lessons Learned from Fayetteville, NC

Eric Weiss, GBB Consultant I
SWANA Quad State Conference – September 2015

MRFs: Mastering an Inconsistent Waste Stream

John Carlton, P.E., BCEE, GBB Senior Vice President
SWANA Quad State Conference – September 2015

John Carlton

John Carlton at the SWANA Quad State Conference.

Conversion Technologies and Trends

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Waste360 Recycling Summit – September 2015

Does Your Solid Waste Management Plan Need a Makeover?

Lori Scozzafava, GBB Vice President – Operations Officer
Curbside Recycling Expo – September 2015

Lori Scozzafava

Lori Scozzafava speaking at Curbside Recycling Expo.

How do Cities Collect their Waste and Recyclables?

Terry Schweitzer, GBB Vice President
American Institute of Chemical Engineers Webinar – September 2015

How will the Diversion of Organics Impact Landfill Gas to Energy Projects

John Carlton, P.E., BCEE, GBB Senior Vice President
WASTECON – August 2015

 

Source Segregation or Commingled Recycling?

Brad Kelley, GBB Senior Project Engineer
The 2015 Dialogue on Waste – be Waste Wise

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Mixed Waste Processing Facilities: Not Your Mother’s or Father’s Dirty MRF

John Carlton, P.E., BCEE, GBB Senior Vice President
Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania Recycling & Organics Conference – July 2015

Byproducts Transformation: from Waste to Resource to Energy

Ljupka Arsova, GBB Consultant II
BioEnergy Symposium – UNC Charlotte – May 2015

Latest North American Perspective on Integrated Solid Waste Management

John Carlton, P.E., BCEE, GBB Senior Vice President
Waste-to-Resources International Symposium MBT MRF – May 2015

John Carlton

John Carlton speaking at the Waste-to-Resources International Symposium MBT MRF in Germany in May 2015.

Procuring an Anaerobic Digestion Plant: A Public Sector Perspective

Ljupka Arsova, GBB Consultant II
BioCycle West Coast Conference – April 2015

Turning a Legacy Landfill into an Asset

John Carlton, P.E., BCEE, GBB Senior Vice President; James Sherman, Esq., McManimon Scotland Baumann, LLC
SWANA New Jersey Annual Spring Conference – April 2015

Take Aways from 2014 Renewable Energy from Waste Conference

Harvey Gershman, President; Kristin Smith, REW Managing Editor
Renewable Energy from Waste Conference – November 2014

Update on Waste Conversion Progress in North America

Harvey Gershman, President
Renewable Energy from Waste Conference – November 2014

The Role of Solid Waste Management in Eco Cities of the Future

John Carlton, P.E., BCEE, GBB Senior Vice President
Eco Cities of the Mediterranean Forum – October 2014

Status of Managing the Organic Waste in the U.S.: The 2013 Columbia Survey and Beyond

Ljupka Arsova, GBB Consultant II
Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Bi-annual Meeting – October 2014

Selecting the Best Front-end Technology

John Carlton, PE, BCEE, GBB Senior Vice President
Municipal Solid Waste to Biofuels and Bio-Products Summit  – October 2014

Advances in Energy from Waste in the US

Ljupka Arsova, GBB Consultant II
International Solid Waste Association World Congress – September 2014

The Case for Policies that Support Energy Recovery

Harvey Gershman, GBB President; Ted Michaels, Energy Recovery Council President
WASTECON – August 2014

Mechanical‐Biological Treatment (MBT) As a Strategy For Zero Waste To Landfills

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
WASTECON – August 2014

Renewable Energy from Waste – Technologies Update

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Waste to BioEnergy Summit – July 2014

Today’s Project Finance Markets For Waste to Energy Projects

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Waste to BioEnergy Summit Workshop – July 2014

Alternative Technologies and the Road to Zero Waste to Landfill

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Maryland Recycling Network / SWANA Mid-Atlantic Conference – June 2014

Policy Short-Sightedness with Regard to Integrated Waste Management in North America

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
NAWTEC – May 2014

Waste Conversion Technologies: Commercial Viability and Progress

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
WasteExpo – April 2014

Harvey Gershman speaking at WasteExpo 2014

Harvey Gershman speaking at WasteExpo 2014

Mechanical- Biological Treatment (MBT) for Material and Energy Recovery from Food Waste from Mixed MSW

Ljupka Arsova, GBB Consultant II
WasteExpo – April 2014

Mixed MSW for Recovery of the Organic Fraction

Ljupka Arsova, GBB Consultant II
BioCycle West Coast Conference – April 2014

The Use of Global Positioning Systems to Improve Landfill Performance

John Carlton, PE, BCEE, GBB Senior Vice President
James Stenborg, PE, GBB Senior Project Engineer
David Hildreth, CEC Senior Project Manager

SWANA Landfill Symposium – March 2014

Ordot Dump – Review of Closure Construction

Chris Lund, PE, GBB Vice President
Society of American Military Engineers – Guam Post Meeting – January 2014

Chris Lund, PE, presenting at the Society of American Military Engineers – Guam Post Meeting.

Chris Lund presenting at the Society of American Military Engineers – Guam.

Renewable Energy from Waste – Technologies and Projects

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Waste Conversion Congress West Coast – December 2013

Update on Renewable Energy From Waste Technologies

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Renewable Energy from Waste Conference – November 2013

Closing Comments for Renewable Energy From Waste Conference

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Renewable Energy from Waste Conference – November 2013

Biofuel Opportunities for Solid Waste Management Systems

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Services Foundation Webinar – November 2013

Costs: More or Less?

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Maryland Recycling Network Breakfast – October 2013

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Harvey Gershman at the Maryland Recycling Network Breakfast.

North American Perspective on Integrated Solid Waste Management and Applicability in Brazil

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Inaugural Feira RWM Brazil – October 2013

Now and When: Moving Forward with Biomass

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
RETECH – September 2013

North American Perspective on Integrated Solid Waste Management

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Waste-to-Resources International Symposium – June 2013

Current Direction of Waste-to-Energy Deals in the U.S.

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
American Bar Association Teleconference – June 2013

Beyond Composting: Alternative Technologies for Processing Source Separated Organics
Kate Vasquez, GBB Senior Consultant, and Ljupka Arsova, GBB Consultant II
Virginia Recycling Association Conference – May 2013

Key Lessons to Draw from the Development of the Prince William Energy Park
Tom Reardon, GBB Vice President
NAWTEC – April 2013

Rockingham County Strategic Planning – Case Study
John Carlton, GBB Senior Vice President (with Lance Metzler and Ronnie Tate, Rockingham County)
SWANA North Carolina Chapter Conference – April 2013

Smart Procurement
John Carlton, GBB Senior Vice President
SWANA North Carolina Chapter Conference – April 2013

Overcoming the Challenges of Financing a Source Separated Organics Anaerobic Digestion Project
Ljupka Arsova, GBB Consultant II
BioCycle West Coast Conference – April 2013

An Industry Perspective… Waste-to-Energy and Alternative Conversion Technologies

Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President
Virginia Economic Development Partnership Webinar – January 2013

The Latest Updates on Waste-to-Energy and Conversion Technologies; Plus Projects Under Development
Stephen Simmons, GBB Principal Associate
WTE Development and Finance Summit – January 2013

Leading Edge Techniques and Technology in Recycling
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Maryland Recycling Network Webinar – December 2012

The Changing Nature of Organics: Emerging Strategies for Managing the Low Hanging Fruit (and other Organics)
John Carlton, GBB Vice President
BioCycle Conference: Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling – October 2012

Anaerobic Digestion of Source Separated Organics – Lessons Learned from Europe 
Ljupka Arsova, GBB Consultant II
BioCycle Conference: Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling – October 2012

Working with Key Stakeholders to Commercialize Advanced Biofuels from Waste 
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Renewable Waste Intelligence Webinar – October 2012

Overview of Project – Receivership for the Government of Guam Solid Waste Management Division 
Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President
US Virgin Islands – Citizens Advisory Committee – September 2012

County of Maui Hawaii Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan 
Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President
US Virgin Islands – Citizens Advisory Committee – September 2012

An Industry Perspective…Waste-to-Energy and Alternative Conversion Technologies 
Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President
C&D Recycling Forum – September 2012

The Latest Updates on Waste-to-Energy and Conversion Technologies; Plus Projects Under Development 
John Carlton, GBB Vice President
Waste-to-Fuel Conference & Trade Show – September 2012

Waste-to-Energy and Alternative Conversion Technologies – Experience & Opportunities 
Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President
Municipal Waste Management Association Fall Summit – September 2012

The Latest Updates on Waste-to- Energy and Conversion Technologies; Plus Projects Under Development 
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
WASTECON – August 2012

When You Need Community Support: Using Low-cost Research Tools to Make Informed Decisions
Mary-Jane Atwater, GBB Principal Associate
WASTECON – August 2012

Waste-to-Energy and Conversion
Technologies Under The Commercial Microscope

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
2nd Annual Waste Conversion Congress East Coast – June 2012

Conversion Technologies: Feasibility and Challenges
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Waste Expo – May 2012

Dedicated Feedstock Agreements
Ljupka Arsova, GBB Consultant II
Anaerobic Digestion Conference and Expo – May 2012

Second Annual Waste-to-Energy & Conversion Technologies Status Report
Tom Reardon, GBB Vice President & Margaret Eldridge, GBB Project Manager
Infocast/B2b Webinars – May 2012

The Latest Updates on Waste-to-Energy and Conversion Technologies; Plus Projects Under Development
Harvey Gershman, GBB President & Mark Hammond, Executive Director, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, FL.
North American Waste-to-Energy Conference (NAWTEC) – April 2012

The Changing Waste Stream and its Implications for WTE
John Carlton, GBB Vice President
North American Waste-to-Energy Conference (NAWTEC) – April 2012

Comparison of Environmental Performance Expectations: Gasification versus Mass-Burn WTE Facilities Currently Under Construction in North America
Elizabeth Rice, GBB Consultant I
North American Waste-to-Energy Conference (NAWTEC) – April 2012

The Waste Management Industry's Goals and Plans for Driving the Future of Waste-to-Energy
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Infocast 4th Annual Waste-to-Energy Development Summit – March 2012

Emerging Solid Waste Technology

John Carlton, GBB Vice President
Carroll County Solid Waste Forum – February 2012

Keynote Address: "Is C&D Waste short for Calamity and Despair? Or, does it provide Challenges and Opportunities"
Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President
Environmental Business Council's Construction and Demolition Materials Regional Summit – January 2012

Waste-to-Energy and Conversion Technologies under the Commercial Microscope – Including Projects Currently
Under Development

Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Waste Conversion Congress West Coast – December 2011

Overview of C&D Waste Facility Policies and New/Pending Regulations
Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President
C&D Recycling Forum – September 2011

Metro Nashville: Total Solid Waste Management Planning & Implementation
Harvey Gershman, GBB President, and David Manning, former Metro Nashville Director of Finance
WASTECON – August 2011

Introduction to "Learning from Waste Conversion Technology Demonstration / Commercial Projects" session
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
WASTECON – August 2011

Waste to Energy Conversion Technology Development Update and Outlook
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Waste to Clean Energy Finance & Investment Summit – July 2011

Partnerships with Waste Management Businesses
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Waste to Clean Energy Finance & Investment Pre Summit – July 2011

Waste-to-Energy and Conversion Technologies Status Report
Harvey Gershman, GBB President, and Margaret Eldridge, GBB Senior Project Manager
Infocast Webinar – June 2011

What the Future of Solid Waste Management May Hold
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Maryland Recycling Network & SWANA Mid- Atlantic Chapter Conference – June 2011

The Latest and Greatest on the Resurgence of WTE and Conversion Technologies
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
NAWTEC – May 2011

Waste as a Fuel for CHP — Opportunities and Technologies
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
U.S. Clean Heat & Power Association Spring Forum – May 2011

Waste-to-Energy and Conversion Technologies in the U.S. with Alexandria / Arlington VA Case Study
Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President
Environmental Virginia Symposium – April 2011

Making an RFP A-OK – A Municipal Perspective
Margaret Eldridge, GBB Senior Project Manager
Residential Recycling Conference – March 2011

Partnerships with Waste Management Businesses
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Municipal Solid Waste to Biofuels Summit – February 2011

Future Business, Energy and Environmental Case for Recycling
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Association of Ohio Recyclers Conference – November 2010

A Chronology of the C&D Waste Industry – 1990-2010
Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President
C&D Forum – October 2010

The Energy Market: How Great is the Potential?
Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President
C&D Forum – October 2010

Achieving 98.5% Reuse and Recycling of old WTE Plant Case Study: Nashville Thermal
Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President
C&D Forum – October 2010

Bob Brickner

Bob Brickner, Speaker, C&D Forum 2010, Baltimore, MD

The Status of Waste-to-Energy and Conversion Technologies
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Municipal Waste Management Association Summit – September 2010

The Latest and Greatest on the Resurgence of WTE and Conversion Technologies
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
WASTECON – August 2010

Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority on the St. Croix Transfer Station Project
Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President
WASTECON – August 2010

Market Overview Presentation
Harvey Gershman , GBB President
Waste-to-Energy Finance & Investment Summit – July 2010

Waste-to-Energy and Conversion Technologies in the U.S.
Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President
Waste Expo – May 2010

Green-Ness is Next to Godliness: Organics Diversion at a Religious Facility
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Virginia Recycling Association Conference – May 2010

When You Need Community Support: Using Low-cost Research Tools to Make Informed Decisions
Mary-Jane Atwater, GBB Principal Associate
Virginia Recycling Association Conference – May 2010

Overview of Waste Management 'State of Mind' in the U.S.
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
International Waste-to-Energy Symposium – April 2010
KCTV broadcast of 20-minute presentation

KCTV

Solid Waste Feedstock Supplier Overview
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Biomass Summit – October 2009

County of Maui Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
WASTECON – September 2009

What's Ahead for Solid Waste Management in the U.S. and Ohio?
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
SWANA Buckeye Annual Meeting – September 2009

Alternative Technologies to Landfilling
John Roderique, P.E., GBB Vice President
SWANA Management & Planning Conference – June 2009

International Perspectives and Best Practices on Solid Waste and Recycling
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Municipal Waste Management Assocciation Summit – November 2008

The Big Picture: The State of Recycling & Opportunities for Innovation
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
National Recycling Coalition Congress – September 2008

MRF Operations and Revenue
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
California Resource Recovery Association Conference – August 2008

Alternative Technologies to Landfills / Status of WTE and Conversion Technologies 
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
SWANA North Carolina Conference – August 2008

Insider's Insight: Procurement of New State-of-the-Art C&D Recycling Facility
Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President
SWANA Thinking Outside the Blue Box – February 2008

Diversion Program Procurements: Lessons Learned
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
SWANA Planning & Management Conference – June 2007

Making Dual-Stream Residential Recycling Better Than Single Stream
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
WASTECON – September 2005

Reaching Critical Masses: Creating Political Support for Recycling
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
National Recycling Coalition Conference – August 2005