2020 Landfill Operator Conference




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2020 Solid Waste Operator Conference

Presented by AWMA & SWANA - Land of Lakes Chapter


Tuesday, February 11th, 2020


7AM - 3PM


St. Cloud Holiday Inn & Suites

75 37th Avenue South

St. Cloud, MN




 (Breakfast and Lunch included in registration)





Moderator: Max Milinkovich - SWANA


7:00- 7:30 Check-in and Breakfast 


7:30 to 7:35 Welcome by SWANA and AWMA  


7:35 to 7:40 Introduction of Sponsors


7:40 to 8:40  Landfill Operations Part I:  


Leachate Options pros and cons, PFAS implications of each (Fred Doran, Burns and McDonnell)


Obtaining viable leachate and GW samples from Land Disposal Facilities (Isaac Schmidt, PACE Labs) 


8:40 to 8:45 Short Break


8:45 to 9:45 Landfill Operations Part II:


Future of county recycling options – (Roger Schroeder –Lyon County) 


Managing Odors at a landfill  (Stephanie Stolz – GHD)


9:45 to 9:55 Networking Break


9:55 to 10:55 Implementing your Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan


10:55 to 11:00 Short Break


11:00 to 12:00 MPCA Update


12:00 to 12:45 Lunch  


12:45 to 1:45 Health and Safety Hot Topics: 


Onboarding and Right to Know to training (30 min) (Erik Schuck COO, Dem-Con Companies)


Managing CWD contaminated wastes – Operators Prospective (Mike Cook – Olmstead County)  


1:45 to 2:00 Networking Break


2:00 to 3:00 Operating Challenges:


Managing Wind Turbine Blades in your Landfill (Don Kuper – Sioux Falls Landfill)



**Conference attendance worth 6 MPCA CEU's**