August 10, 2018

Geosyntec Professionals Featured at SWANA's WASTECON 2018

(L-R) Marc Rogoff, Sean O'Donnell (L-R) Marc Rogoff, Sean O'Donnell

Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) will be moderating and Sean O'Donnell, Ph.D. (Maryland) will be a panelist in a session entitled "Cost Effective Organics Collection and Processing Out in the Country" at the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA) WASTECON 2018 at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee on August 20-23, 2018.

Geosyntec is sponsoring the session and the Young Professional Oganization of SWANA at WASTECON.

Marc is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management waste collection studies, facility feasibility assessments, facility site selection, property acquisition, environmental permitting, operation plan development, solid waste facility benchmarking, ordinance development, solid waste plans, financial assessments, rate studies/audits, development of construction procurement documents, bid and RFP evaluation, contract negotiation, and bond financings.

Sean is a Senior Staff Geotechnical Engineer based in Maryland who focuses on geotechnical design, analysis, and monitoring of waste containment structures. His research background involves the study of biologically-mediated ground improvement techniques through both laboratory-based studies and the development and analysis of computer simulations. Sean's Ph.D. dissertation focused on the use of denitrifying microorganisms for the mitigation of earthquake-induced soil liquefaction as a two-stage process through desaturation and microbially induced carbonate precipitation.

WASTECON 2018 will feature conference topics ranging from rural issues, to innovation trends and international waste topics, to waste management challenges such as the Chinese waste import restrictions.

SWANA is a 501c(3) organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 50 years, SWANA has served industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

Geosyntec Participation

Session: Cost Effective Organics Collection and Processing Out in the Country
Moderator: Marc Rogoff
Panelist: Sean O'Donnell
Session Description: How can you drive success in your food waste collection programs? A well implemented food waste collection program will ensure high participation and capture rates. A high capture food waste collection program can reduce trash collection requirements, which delivers two benefits:

  • Real cost savings
  • Greater recognition by households of the amount of food that they waste

Together we will consider what it takes to design, roll out and continuously deliver a food waste collection system that maximizes participation and achieves high capture rates. We will also discuss the cost benefits of doing so.

More Information

Learn mores about the panel session: Cost Effective Organics Collection and Processing Out in the Country
Learn more about the event: https://swana.org/Events/WASTECON.aspx.
Learn more about the Young Professionals event: SWANA's 35 and under segment.
For consultation regarding solid waste, contact Marc Rogoff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Marc Rogoff at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/marc-rogoff

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