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2020 National Conference Playback

March 26, 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Time (PT)

Tuesday, September 22nd


Wednesday, September 23rd

7:30-7:45 AM

President’s Morning Welcome Message


Membership Meeting

7:45-8:00 AM


8:00-8:15 AM

Keynote: Writing the Script to Achieve a Circular Economy - Heidi Sanborn, NSAC


Special Waste Collection Center – New Age of HHW Centers Trending – Carlos Duque, Elk Grove, CA

8:15-8:30 AM


8:30-8:45 AM


8:45-9:00 AM

Stretch Break


Break – Optional Roundtable discussion on Special Waste Collection Centers

9:00-9:15 AM

Making Battery Collection Safer – Huy Le

Avoid the Spark: Limiting Lithium-Based Battery Incidents – Shane Thompson


COVID Response: Lessons Learned – Jim Quinn, Andy Dawson, Kathy Wall

9:15-9:30 AM


9:30-9:45 AM


9:45-10:00 AM

Break – Optional Roundtable discussion on batteries


Break – Optional Roundtable discussion on COVID

10:00-10:15 AM

E-Cigs: The hazards of use, management, and disposal – Bob Fletcher and Jennifer Volkman

E-Cigarettes at HHW – Kristin Fitzgerald & Brian Knieser


Keynote: Cannabis Waste: The Ugly, the Bad, & the Good - Jonathan Lee, Galaca

10:15-10:30 AM


10:30-10:45 AM


10:45-11:00 AM



11:00-11:15 AM


Greening the Cannabis Industry – Panel: Heidi Sanborn, Mitchell Colbert, Tim Goncharoff, Maria Espinoza

11:15-11:30 AM


11:30-11:45 AM

Break – Optional Roundtable discussion on E-Cigs


11:45-12:00 PM

Tours of California HHW Programs


12:00-12:15 PM

Hometown Hero Awards


12:15-12:30 PM


12:30-12:45 PM


Closing Ceremonies

12:45-1:00 PM

End of Live Content @ 12:45

Watch Pre Recorded Sessions on Your Own Listed Below


End of Live Content @ 12:45

Watch Pre Recorded Sessions on Your Own Listed Below

1:00-1:15 PM


1:15-1:30 PM


1:30-1:45 PM


1:45-2:00 PM


2:00-2:15 PM


2:15-2:30 PM


2:30-2:45 PM


2:45-3:00 PM


3:00-3:15 PM


3:15-3:30 PM


3:30-3:45 PM

Open networking social time (tea time)


Open networking social time (tea time)

3:45-4:00 PM


4:00-4:15 PM


4:15-4:30 PM



Pre-Recorded Sessions list

Sparking Behavior Change: Social Science Best Management Practices for Hazardous Materials Management

Jennifer Tabanico, Action Research, CA


You Work WHERE?!  Communicating Positively About Your Job

Elizabeth Roe, Eco Partners, IN


Changing behavior through the power of stories

Stephen Groner, SGA Marketing, CA


Operating Take-Back Program in the New COVID-19 Normal

Scott Cassel, PSI; Sydney Harris, Sr., PSI; Sanjeev Bagaria, GDB International; Linda Gabor, Call2Recycle; Jen Holliday, Chittenden County, VT


NextGen EPR: Better Product Take-Back and Data Management Solutions

Scott Cassel, PSI; Sydney Harris, Sr., PSI; Roger Barlow, Diversys Software Inc.; TBD, Product Care, MA?


EPR or Product Stewardship for Batteries – Which one is best?

Doug Kobold, California Product Stewardship Council, CA


Ending Externalization: Primetime for the Polluter Pays Principle

Heidi Sanborn, NSAC; David Stitzhal, Full Circle Environmental; Patty Garbarino, Marin Sanitary Service; Constance Hornig, Lawyer SWANA Legislative Task Force, CA


Aerial marine flare disposal

Julie Mitchell, King County Haz Waste Program, WA


Relationships Matter: Hazardous Materials, Structure Fires, and Occupational Safety

Michael A Chute, New Fangled Fire Service, MA


Technical Assistance that Works! Learn about how to drive measurable improvements and create collaborated partnerships in your hazardous waste program

Lisa Cox, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, WA


Mistakes being made with hazardous materials today

Michael Sharp, Hazard Management Services, Inc., CA


Clean and Green Event

Robert Medigovich, CWD, TX


Improving the Lab Packing Process to Increase Efficiency and Minimize Health and Safety Risks

Shawn Coleman, SCEI Corporation, CA


Unwise Management of Parts Dip/Carb Cleaner – A Costly Mistake

Greg Ziegler, San Bernardino County Fire Protection District, CA


Innovative Diversion and Special Recycling Collections

Darla Arians, Boulder County Resource Conservation Division, CO


Staffing Levels at Permanent HHW Collection Facilities

David Nightingale, Special Waste Associates, WA


Awareness without alarm: How to encourage target populations to identify and safely recycle their elemental mercury and mercury containing products

Heather Billings and Patti Howard, Center for EcoTechnology, MA


MPCA Online Mercury Sales Initiative,

Joshua Burman, MPCA, MN


New Frontiers in Drug and Sharps Disposal

Tim Goncharoff, Santa Cruz County, CA; Heidi Sanborn, NSAC, CA; Domingo Isasi, Inmar Intelligence, CA; Beverly Hanstrom, Colorado Medical Waste, CO; Fortunato Villamagna, CA; Dan Moran, Covanta, NY


Ditch Disposables: Choose to Reuse with Refillable 1 lb. Propane Cylinders

Jordan Wells, NSAC; Sam Newman, Flame King; Tim Goncharoff, Santa Cruz County, CA


Solar Industry Waste – The Coming Tsunami

Don Stillwaugh, Pinellas County Solid Waste, FL


Green Tech like PV’s Need to Live Up to Their Name

Heidi Sanborn, NSAC, CA; Doug Kobold, CPSC, CA; Sam Vanderhoof, Solar Cowboyz, CA; Don Stillwaugh, Pinellas County, FL; Heather Trim, Zero Waste Washington, WA


Vaping & Return to Retail: Problems and Solutions

Heidi Sanborn, NSAC; Victoria Hodge, Smarter Sorting; Paul Gao, CEAR; CA







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