Conferences & Webinars
2013 MWMA Fall Summit
The Six R's of Fleet Management:
Maximizing Efficiency, Minimizing Environmental Impact
Wednesday, June 4th, 2013
With an increasing global demand for oil and natural gas, it
makes sense to do everything you can to maximize the efficiency of your city's
fleet. Likewise, growing concerns about reducing dependence on foreign oil, as
well as minimizing environmental impacts, are at the forefront of issues that
fleet managers being asked to address. However, exploring alternative fuel options is only part of the
solution. In this webinar, participants were given a high-level overview of the 'six R's' of fleet
Participants also learned about emerging trends in clean
technology and fuel, and what cost-saving and sustainability strategies were being deployed in municipal and private-sector fleets across the U.S.
Andrew Conley, Program Director
Clean Fuels Ohio
Steve Latin-Kasper, Market Data and Research Director
NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry
The Rocky Road to Franchise Fees
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
The goal of a waste franchise system is to guarantee the
best service at the best possible rates. Municipalities grant franchises to
authorize the collection, transport, disposal and/or recycling of solid waste,
as well as the use of public streets and rights-of-way for this purpose.
Franchise agreements typically include regulations and standards to ensure that
franchisee facilities and equipment are safe, clean, and in operable condition
at all times. And franchise fees serve as compensation to municipalities for
the regulation of this business, and to minimize the adverse effects it may
have on local environment.
That’s a broad definition. But how does this really work?
And is this a strategy that can work in your municipality? During this webinar Tonja
Brickhouse, MPA, Director of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management
for the city of Tampa, Florida, presented her city’s experience, where a
franchise system was recently instituted. Tonja's presentation focused on answering two simple questions:
• Why the city
felt it needed to institute a franchise system, and
• How they went
about gaining the authority to do so.
Tampa’s experience provides a model that can be replicated
in other communities.
10 Things You Should Do in 2013 to Improve Safety in Your Solid Waste Operations
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
Despite significant safety improvements, solid waste
collection continues to be one of America's most dangerous jobs. This presentation covers some of the most effective strategies you can implement in
your department to increase safety, and save long-term costs as well.
Presenter: David Biderman, General Counsel and Director, Safety, NSWMA
View David's presentation
2012 MWMA FALL SUMMIT - Virtual Conference Center
Find out what you missed...
Single Stream Recycling - or, The Carted Dream
Thursday, June 28th, 2012
So many cities are moving toward "single stream" as a cost-effective
way to collect and process a city's recyclables. But with the costs of
carts and equipment conversion, among other considerations, it often
becomes a distant goal for many municipalities. In this session, learned how two cities made the switch, and made it work for them
financially. They also heard from the private sector about ways to
achieve conversion cost-effectively.
Presenters (click on the presenter's name to view their PowerPoint presentation):
Five Cost-Saving Solutions Cut $1 Million from Your
Solid Waste Budget (Presentation)
June 13, 2012
This presentation by Orlando solid waste manager and MWMA Past President Mike Carroll took place during the 80th Annual Meeting of The United States Conference of Mayors, and also forms the cornerstone of the agenda for the 2012 MWMA Fall Summit.
Download the PowerPoint presentation
2011 MWMA Fall Summit
October 24 - 26, 2011
Workers Compensation: Dealing with Rising Costs and Reduced Efficiency (Webinar)
June 2nd, 2011
Recycling Construction and Demolition Debris - Can it Pay Dividends in Your Community? (Webinar)
April 7, 2011
This 'closed door' session was part of MWMA's "Urban Summit Series," where public sector solid waste and recyling officials from cities across the country and your public sector colleagues from other cities can talk openly about
the challenges they face in executing successful programs - in this case, construction demolition and
debris recycling initiatives.
The session featured a presentation on San Diego's successful construction and demolition recycling program, which you can view here. San Diego officials also answered questions from other cities, on topics such as what’s included
in construction and demolition debris, in terms of materials; the level of employees resources required to maintain a C&D recycling program; the history and content of the San Diego city ordinance that established the program; and typical diversion rates.
Download the PowerPoint on San Diego's construction and demolition debris recycling program.
Extended Producer Responsibility (Webinar)
November 9, 2010
This international movement to improve product design by changing how recycling and waste disposal are financed is gaining momentum in North America. And it is being largely led by local governments currently burdened with managing products designed for disposal. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR; also known as Product Stewardship) is a government strategy to place the responsibility for end of life product management on the producer and consumers of a product and not the general taxpayer or local government.
Bill Sheehan of the Product Policy Institute joined Sego Jackson from the Northwest Product Stewardship Council (NWPSC) and and Heidi Sanborn from the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) for a lively discussion on what product stewardship means for governments, actions they can take, and how local governments are getting organized through state Product Stewardship Councils.
2010 Fall Summit
September 28 - October 1, 2010
More than 70 public and private sector environmental professionals met September 28 through October 1 in Baltimore (MD) for the 2010 Municipal Waste Management Association (MWMA) Fall Summit. Led by MWMA President Robin Davidov, Executive Director of the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority, attendees shared best practices with each other, issue experts, and private sector partners, and explored such timely issues as new technologies, recycling, green vehicles, and benchmarking.
Read the full article as it appeared in US Mayor.
Fall Summit Meeting Agenda
Fall Summit Sessions:
For information please contact:
Assistant Executive Director,
The U.S. Conference of Mayors
Municipal Waste Management Association