A Message from Jay Marcotte, Solid Waste Committee Chair 2012-2013:
Welcome to the APWA Solid Waste Management Technical Committee website.
Solid waste and how it is managed is an integral part of our everyday society. This committee is a diverse group of professionals that has experience in varying levels of solid waste management, from major cities like Phoenix Arizona to small rural communities like Northfield Vermont and everywhere in between.
Can you imagine a world in which no waste was produced, everything consumed had another purpose and “zero waste” was a cultural expectation as common as a clean public water system? Though we are not there yet, we in the committee challenge ourselves to be up to date with the best management practices in solid waste and to serve as an informative conduit of this information to APWA members and the chapters.
In addition to the Jennings Randolph International Fellowship, the Solid Waste Management Technical Committee is also working alongside the APWA International Affairs Committee in an effort to share information on solid waste systems between other countries and our own.
Finally, the committee is focused on contributing to the new Donald C. Stone Center. This program is specifically focused on public works professionals. The committee is working on establishing solid waste programs/courses in which one would be certified in a particular area of solid waste management specific to the needs and demands unique to public works
The Solid Waste Management Technical Committee encourages anyone that has questions/comments/concerns in the areas of solid waste, recycling, landfills, waste collection, transfer stations, composting, gas-to-energy, rules, regulations and policies and just about anything related to this field, please do not hesitate to contact us, and I promise we will do everything that we can to steer you in the right direction.