MDEQ, Upper Peninsula Solid Waste ForumAgency: Environmental Quality


May 2, 2018 - Marquette Michigan

‚ÄčThe Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) hosted annual Upper Peninsula Solid Waste Forum (Forum) in Marquette, Michigan, on May 2, 2018.  The Forum focused on information about the latest issues involving solid waste management and recycling, and especially targeting issues of interest in the Upper Peninsula, with the goal of establishing best management practices, waste reuse and economic development.

Time Session
  8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
  8:45 a.m. Introductions - Phil Roycraft, Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division (WMRPD)
  9:00 a.m. DEQ Updates - Jack Schinderle, Chief, WMRPD
  9:30 a.m. Groundwater Sampling Best Practices - Dan Staub, Pescador, LLC
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Asbestos Disposal Requirements at Type II Landfills - Joe Scanlan, Air Quality Division, DEQ U.P. District
10:45 a.m. MIOSHA Health Concerns at Landfills - Dan Maki, MIOSHA
11:15 a.m.

U.P. Electronic Recycling Connection - Steve Noble, WMRPD
Comprenew @ Goodwill - Diversion of Electronics from Landfills - Jim Borowski, Goodwill Industries

12:00 p.m. Lunch 

  1:00 p.m.

 Passive and Active Landfill Gas System Design - Bryan Weldon, Golder Associates, Inc.

  1:30 p.m. Part 115 Updates - Matt Flechter and Phil Roycraft, WMRPD

  2:00 p.m.


2:15 p.m.

Leachate Management at Landfills: Case Study - Dan Fedor, EPG Companies, Inc.
  2:45 p.m. DEQ Recycling Updates - Brian Burke, WMRPD
  3:15 p.m. Marquette County Recycling Update and DEQ Scrap Tire Grant Experience - Brad Austin, Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority
  3:45 p.m. Wrap Up
  4:00 p.m. Adjourn


Special thanks to Great American Disposal and Waste Management for sponsoring the May 1 Meet and Greet, Verso LLC (Quinnesec and Escanaba) for sponsoring breakfast, We-Energies and Resolute Forest for sponsoring the lunch, and Waste Management for sponsoring the afternoon refreshments.

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