SWANA (The Solid Waste Association of North America) is holding WASTECON 2010, their major waste management conference in Boston this year. SWANA is co-locating this event with the APWA (American Public Works Association) Congress & Exhibition. The combined event is a great opportunity to gain insights and to network with stakeholders in waste management and public works. 

As President of the Northern New England Chapter of SWANA (Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont), Mark St.Germain is on the WASTECON 2010 Planning Committee and is Vice Chair of the Technical Programs Committee. Contact Mark for more information or if you would like to volunteer for the event. Mark also has a limited supply of free show passes (exhibit hall only). Please read on for more conference information…

The conference will…

  • Bring together over 8,000 waste management and public works professionals
  • Provide access to over 200 technical presentations and discussions from both SWANA and APWA
  • Allow you to meet more than 700 service providers and view their products in the combined exhibit hall
  • Feature the latest trends in collection, recycling, disposal and energy generation.

Technical session topics from your peers around the world…

  • Communication, Education and Marketing
  • Collection & Transfer
  • Landfill Management
  • Landfill Gas Management
  • Planning and Management
  • Recycling & Special Waste
  • Waste to Energy

SWANA training certification programs…

  • Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO)
  • Managing Construction & Demolition Materials
  • Managing Composting Programs
  • Managing MSW Collection Systems
  • Managing Recycling Systems
  • Managing Transfer Station Systems
  • HHW/CESQG Collection Operations Health & Safety
  • Manager of Bioreactor Landfills
  • Landfill Gas System Operation & Maintenance
  • HHW Collection Facility Design


  • Waste Management TREE Facility, UNH Ecoline, & CRT Processing, LLC
  • Covanta SEMASS Resource Recovery Facility & Rhode Island Resource Recovery Facility
  • United Waste Management C&D Transfer Station, E.L. Harvey & Sons C&D Processing Facility, & Wheelabrator Millbury Waste-to-Energy Facility

Mark St.Germain is a Principal at St.Germain and can be reached at (207-591-7000). We hope to see you there!