The Engineering Society of Detroit
Michigan Waste and Recycling Association

27th Annual Solid Waste Technical Conference

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Training Day – Thursday, March 16, 2017
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing, Mich.



Speaker: Adam Larky, PE, Central Region, Vice President, Cornerstone Environmental

Functional Stability and Beneficial Re-Use of Closed Landfills (PDF)
Michael D. Caldwell, Director, Groundwater and Technical Programs, Waste Management and
Steven Wilsey, Principal, Solid Waste Practice Group, GHD

Management of Elevated Temperature Landfills (PDF)
Speaker: Michael R. Beaudoin, Director - Remedial Projects, Republic Services, Inc.

What is the Goal? Is it Time to Think Differently About How We Set Goals and Measure Them? (PDF)
Speaker: Susan Robinson, Senior Federal Public Affairs Director, Waste Management

MDEQ Vision and Priorities
Speaker: Jack Schinderle, Division Director, Waste Management and Radiological Protection, Michigan
Department of Environmental Quality

Reimagine Trash (PDF)
Speaker: Darwin (Dar) Baas, Director, Kent County Department of Public Works

Temporary Cap Applications Across America
Speaker: Robert Schihauer, Senior Project Manager, Geosynthetics, American Environmental Group

Part 115 Solid Waste and Sustainability Advisory Panel (SWSAP) (PDF)
Speaker: Philip Roycraft, PE, Michigan DEQ, Waste Management & Radiological Protection Division

Eagle Valley Landfill Waste Excavation and Sump Retrofit Case
Kevin Foye, PhD, PE, Senior Engineer, CTI and Associates, Inc.,
Richard Paajanen, EngineeringManager, Waste Management and
Scott Rogers, Project Manager, Ryan Incorporated Central

Generating Revenue from Closed Landfills: Solar Energy in the 21st Century
Speaker: Drew Lent, Senior Project Manager, Tetra Tech, Inc.

Hidden Pots of Gold: The Value of Airspace (PDF)
Speaker: Troy Duxbury, Application Engineer, LSC Environmental Products, LLC

Leachate Treatment (PDF)
Speaker: Ryan Schipper, Senior Project Engineer, Golder Associates

Deep Excavation in MSW Landfill for Removal of Prohibited Waste (PDF)
Speaker: Tamara Perkins, Senior Project Manager, Weaver Consultants Group



Speaker: Douglas M. Gatrell, PE, GHD

Functional Stability and Beneficial Reuse of Landfill Properties (PDF)
Speaker: Jeremy Morris, Senior Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants

Opportunities and Pitfalls of Functional Stability and Beneficial Reuse of Landfill Properties in Michigan
Michael D. Caldwell, Director, Groundwater andTechnical Programs, Waste Management,
Jeremy Morris, Senior Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants, Tom Kinney, CPG, Senior Hydrogeologist, GHD and
Philip Roycroft, PE, Michigan DEQ, Waste Management & Radiological Protection Division

SWPPP and SPCC Compliance for Solid Waste Facilities (PDF)
Karen Okonta, Project Professional, NTH Consultants, Ltd.,
Mary L. Siegan, PE, Project Engineer, NTH Consultants, Ltd. and
Ryan Grant, Industrial Storm Water Program Specialist, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Water Resources Division

Coal Ash Ponds: Water Balance and Field Challenges
Speaker: Prof. Milind V. Khire, Professor and Technical Director of Coal Ash & Liquid Management (CALM) Office, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Results of a Field-Scale Low-Hydraulic Conductivity Liner Constructed of Foundry By-Product
Speaker: Paul Turpin, Senior Project Manager, TRC Environmental Corporation

Drone Image Acquisition and Mapping – A New Tool with Many Benefits for the Solid Waste Industry (PDF)
Speaker: Lorne Zalesin, VP Sales and Marketing, Droneview Technologies






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