Join several experts to discuss contamination problems with single stream recycling and how to combat those issues.
Liz Bedard, Curbside Value Partnership
Liz Bedard has almost 40 years experience in the solid waste management and recycling field, always searching for new, creative and sustainable ways to “dig deeper into the dumpster”. As Director of the NH Governor’s Recycling Program for fifteen years, she successfully developed statewide municipal, business and school recycling programs. She is one of the founders as well as served twice as Executive Director of the Northeast Resource Recovery Association, the oldest and largest recycling cooperative in the US. Now, as a consultant, she is the Director of the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers’ Rigid Plastics Recycling Program and Technical Advisor for The Recycling Partnership.
Michelle Lee Guiney, Waste Management
Michelle Lee Guiney holds a BA in Spanish and Business Management from Emmanuel College. She worked in hazardous waste prior to joining Waste Management in September 2011 to manage WM’s Total Recycle Program, focusing on increasing landfill waste diversion. As a WM Total Recycle Program (TRP) Manager, Michelle Lee covers New England and Upper State New York and established TRP in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. She provides comprehensive materials management solutions to customers with a focus on the hierarchy of the 3Rs: reduce, reuse, then recycle.
Brooke Nash, MassDEP
Brooke Nash has spent her entire career in the solid waste and recycling field. Since 1997, she has served as the Branch Chief for Municipal Waste Reduction at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, where she manages technical assistance programs, grants, and training to increase the effectiveness of local and regional waste reduction programs. She has served on the board of directors of the Northeast Recycling Council and the California Resource Recovery Association and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego.
Greg Superneau, Springfield
Mr. Superneau graduated from Westfield State College in 1994 with a Bachelors degree in Economics. He was the architect behind the single stream recycling program that has seen the recycling totals double in the City. The City received a Certificate of Excellence from MassRecycle recognizing the success of its recycling program. In 2014 he was elected Chair of the MRF Advisor. This board oversees the recycling education and contract issues of the member communities. He is now working to keep contamination out of the recycling stream and has launched a Dirty Dozen outreach campaign to address this issue.