NW Symposium

Each spring the Washington, Oregon and British Columbia chapters hold a joint Northwest Symposium,
where members come to exchange information and learn from technical experts.

Upcoming Symposiums

Past Symposiums

2018 Pacific Chapter Conference & Tradeshow

Change: Where Do We Go From Here?

May 17-18, 2018

New Westminster, BC

2018 Northwest Regional Symposium

SWANA Oregon Beaver Chapter's 33rd Annual Symposium

April 18–20, 2018

McMenamins Edgefield Hotel—Troutdale, OR

2017 Northwest Regional Symposium

SWANA Evergreen Chapter's 32nd Annual Symposium

April 25–27, 2017

Tulalip Casino Resort Hotel—Tulalip, WA



Solid Waste Issues in the US—Past, Present and Future
Michelle Leonard, SCS

King County’s Multi-Faceted Approach to Confronting Climate Change
Beth Humphries, King County

Climate Change Resiliency Assessment and Recommendations for Solid Waste Resources
Evan Griffiths and Peter Woodfill, CH2M Hill

Is Your Solid Waste Infrastructure at Risk?
Bruce Clark, SCS

Methane Emissions Reduction Strategies and Meeting Washington’s Clean Air Rule Requirements
Alex Stege, SCS

Effects of Landfill Gas Emissions Reduction Strategies
Eric Sonsthagen, HDR

Updated Landfill Gas Rules
Travis Pyle, Great West

You Can Get There From Here: Terminating Post-closure Activities at Old Landfills
Peter Bannister, Aspect Consulting

Right-Sizing a GCCS for Post-Closure Care
Timothy Logan, Landau Associates

New Waste Handling Technologies & US Recycle Markets
Pete Keller, Republic Services

Innovative Recovery and Use of Food Scraps
Richard Gertman, For Sustainability Too

A Small Community, Mandatory Organics and Politics: A Technology and Infrastructure Case Study
Tracie Onstad Bills, SCS

Panel Discussion on Facility Fires 1
Marshon Coppinger, Kitsap County Jeff Neuner, SPU

Panel Discussion on Facility Fires 2
Jeff Neuner, SPU

Food Waste, Wasted Food, and the Associated Impacts on Climate Change
Jetta Antonakos, City of Tacoma

Composter/Compostable Coffee Pods and Municipal Collaboration
Susan Thoman, Cedar Grove

Operational Improvements at Transfer Stations—Part 1
Neal Bolten, Blueridge Services; Patrick Peck, South Central Solid Waste Authority; Tom Parker, CH2M Hill

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