Landfill Operator's Conference


Registration Open!



The Minnesota Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Air and Waste Management Association’s (AWMA) Upper Midwest Section are excited to announce the Solid Waste Operators Webinar Series!


This webinar is focused on presenting relevant information related to the safe and effective operations of solid waste facilities in compliance with all applicable regulations. We will also cover emerging issues affecting the management of these facilities.



Up to 6 CEUs will be awarded to participants for attending all three webinars


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Webinar Schedule:


Session I May 13th

Moderator – Roger Clarke – Xcel Energy


  • Managing H2S in Landfill Leachate Sewer Systems (Geoff Strack – Waste Connections)
  • Safety Moment – Best Practices for Tarping Loads (Bruce Rehwaldt – Foth)  


  • Minnesota’s PFAS Blueprint (Sophie Greene - MPCA and Catherine Neuschler - MPCA)
  • Green House Gas Reporting Requirements for Disposal Facilities – (Jill Morris- Foth)


Session II May 20th

Moderator – Roger Clarke – Xcel Energy

Emerging Issues:

  • Managing Deer Waste Streams with Risk of CWD (Heidi Kroenin – MPCA and Michelle Carstensen – MNDNR)
  • Managing Wind Turbine Blades (Ben Wetzell from Dem-Con)

Landfill Operations:

  • Panel Discussion - Repurposing Closed Landfills for Renewables (Nick Palatiello – Barr and Hans Neve – MPCA)

Session III May 27th

Moderator – Roger Clarke - Xcel Energy

Landfill Operations:

  • Equipment Issues and Best Practices in a Landfill Application (Travis Schwark- Caterpillar
  • Panel Discussion – Flexibility in Landfill Operations (Aric Olson – Vonco II)

Stormwater Management: 

  • Industrial Storm Water and No Exposure for Waste Facilities (Jenna Grady - Stantec) 


Thank you to our sponsors!