EBC Solid Waste Committee Program
“Talking Trash”
Solid Waste Management in Massachusetts
This EBC Solid Waste Program will provide an update on the disposal of municipal solid waste in
Massachusetts. This program will pull together presentations by key municipal solid waste disposal
players from Massachusetts, including private and public disposal facilities, and address issues that
include existing and planned solid waste disposal capacity, new and developing initiatives, market
pricing and trends. Plan now so you don’t miss this must attend EBC Massachusetts Solid Waste
Management Program.
Co-Hosting Organizations
National Waste & Recycling Association
Solid Waste Association of North America – Southern New England
Sponsored By:
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Alden Research Laboratory, Inc
30 Shrewsbury Street
Holden, Massachusetts
Draft Agenda
7:30 a.m.
Registration and Networking, Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.
Welcome: Thomas Mackie, Chair EBC Solid Waste Committee
Introduction: David A. Murphy, Program Chair & Moderator
Vice President, Tighe & Bond
8:20 a.m.
Private Landfills
 Chris Peters, Boston General Manager, Republic Waste Services
 Paul Ligon, Senior Vice President, Casella Resource Solutions
 Steve Poggi, Waste Management, Inc
9:20 a.m.
Public Landfills
 Scott Alfonse, Executive Director, Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse
Disposal District
 Phil Goddard, Manager of Facility Compliance and Technology Development,
Town of Bourne Department of Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM)
10:00 a.m.
Networking Break
10:20 a.m.
Energy from Waste
 Ken Nydam, Sustainable Solutions Manager – Municipalities, Covanta
 Jairaj Gosine, Plant Manager, Wheelabrator Saugus EFW Facility (Invited)
11:00 a.m.
Independent Hauler’s Perspective
 Ben Harvey, President, E. L. Harvey & Sons, Inc.
11:20 a.m.
Municipal Perspective
 TBD – City of Boston
 Morgan Harriman, Recycling & Environmental Stewardship, Genzyme, a
Sanofi Company; SWANA
12:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion, Moderator
 Steve Changaris, NWRA
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12:30 p.m.
Adjourn
Program Chair
David Murphy, Vice President
Tighe & Bond, Inc.
177 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 433-8818 // Cell: (617) 319-0447 // [email protected]
David Murphy is a civil engineer with 28 years of senior project management experience. He has
managed major infrastructure project in the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami, led an Environmental
Engineering firm, and managed major and complex projects for the Commissioner’s office of the
Massachusetts DEP helping to manage the environmental oversight of the $14.5 Billion Big Dig,
Quincy’s Granite Links project, the Boston Harbor dredge project, and numerous other Mega
projects. For six years he has served at Tighe & Bond as Vice President managing over 120
projects including all aspects of Solid Waste Management, Materials Management, Real Estate
Development, Coastal Infrastructure, Renewable Energy and FERC Permitting.
Speakers
Scott Alfonse, Executive Director
Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse Management District
300 Samuel Barnet Boulevard, New Bedford, MA 02745
(508) 763-5924 // [email protected]
Since 2012, Scott Alfonse has served as Executive Director of the Greater New Bedford Regional
Refuse Management District, where he oversees recycling program outreach and Crapo Hill landfill
operations. He previously served on the Board of the Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse
Management District from 1990 to 1998 and as its Treasurer from 1994 to 1998. From 1989 to
2012, Scott worked for the City of New Bedford. He helped form the City’s Environmental
Stewardship Department and served as Director of Environmental Stewardship from 1993 to 2012.
In New Bedford, he worked primarily on assessment and cleanup of City-owned Brownfield sites and
coordinated city efforts relative to remediation of the New Bedford Harbor and Sullivan’s Ledge
Superfund sites. He holds of Bachelor of Science in Regional & Environmental Planning from
Westfield State College.
Steven Changaris, Regional Manager
National Waste & Recycling Association
290 Turnpike Road, TPUB 207, Westboro, MA 01581
(800) 679-6263 // Cell: (508) 839-4751 // [email protected]
Steve is a 22 year veteran of NW&RA, which is a 51 year old Washington, DC based trade group
that is dedicated to the promotion of private sector companies that offer environmentally sound and
economically efficient management of solid wastes and recyclables.
Steve covers the northeastern states of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island,
Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. He works with the region's waste companies and
interacts on their behalf at the state, local, regional, special authority and county level. He works with
legislative and elected officials as well as administrative and regulatory officials in all solid waste
areas.
Steve holds a master degree in political science and his role at NW&RA is primarily that of a
manager of the many, varied specialties within the industry. He works constantly to bring consensus
on issues with independent waste company owners, corporate executives of publicly traded
companies, engineers, recyclers, facility operators, policy folks, lawyers and more. Once this
process yields a consensus for action on an issue, Steve then goes about working with his members
and others to see that the industry's voice is heard on the matter at hand.
Steve resides in Massachusetts with his wife Anne. He has two adult children. His interests include
golf and cabin life along the Delaware River in its wild and scenic upper region.
Phil Goddard, Manager of Facility Compliance and Technology Development
Town of Bourne, Department of Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM)
24 Perry Avenue, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
(508) 759-0651 // Cell: (508) 294-2944 // [email protected]
Phil Goddard, Manager of Facility Compliance and Technology Development, ISWM Department,
Town of Bourne has 25 years of experience in the solid waste business. He has worked for the
Town for almost 14 years, most of the time as Environmental Manager before assuming his new
title. Prior to that, he was an regional recycling coordinator for MA DEP. He was also one of the
lead consultants to the Bourne Board of Selectmen during the development of ISWM facility in the
1990s. Previously he has also worked for Waste Management of CT, Inc. as a Community
Relations Coordinator.
Morgan Harriman, Recycling & Environmental Stewardship
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
One Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139
(508) 270-2182 // [email protected]
Paul Ligon, Senior Vice President
Casella Resource Solutions
25 Greens Hill Lane, Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 772-2272 // [email protected]
Paul Ligon is a Senior Vice President with Casella Resource Solutions, a Vermont based company
that provides recycling, organic residual management, and resource recovery solutions to over
200,000 customers in the Northeast. Prior to joining Casella, he was a Managing Director with
Waste Management’s (WM) Organic Growth Group in Houston, TX. From 1990 to 2001, Paul was a
Senior Scientist with Tellus Institute, a global environmental research and consulting firm in Boston.
He received a BS from the University of Vermont, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at
Dartmouth College. Paul serves on the Board of Directors of Goodwill of Northern New England, and
GreenerU.
Ken Nydam, Sustainable Solutions Manager – Municipalities
Covanta
100 Recovery Way, Haverhill, MA 01835
(978) 241-3030 // [email protected]
Ken Nydam is part of Covanta’s Sustainable Solutions division. In this capacity, Mr. Nydam
oversees Northern New England’s management and growth of Covanta’s residential merchant
waste procurement business. Mr. Nydam’ s primary responsibility is managing merchant waste
portfolio related to Haverhill and SEMASS Energy from Waste facilities as well as the Lynn,
Danvers, and Braintree Transfer Stations.
Mr. Nydam joined Covanta in 2002 and has substantial energy, REC and solid waste experience
managing several renewable energy facilities in New England. Mr. Nydam has an MBA from Pace
University and an undergraduate business degree from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst).
Chris Peters, General Manager
Republic Services - Boston Business Unit, 320A Charger Street, Revere, MA 02151
(781) 560-1371 // [email protected]
Chris began in the waste industry in January of 2008. Before that he spent 20+ years in the
managed services industry with ARAMARK Corp. Here, he held numerous positions ultimately in the
role of Group Manager, responsible for operations in New England and New York State.
Now at Republic Services Chris is responsible for collection and post collection operations in the
greater Boston market area. Republic in this market currently consists of a hauling company in
Revere with a satellite facility in Quincy. He also has responsibility for two transfer stations in
Roxbury and Peabody.
Republic Services is a publicly traded, nationally known company with the purpose to deliver total
waste stream solutions and provide environmental confidence to customers across the country
every day.
Environmental Business Council of New England, Inc.
375 Harvard St, Suite 2 Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 505-1818 // [email protected] // www.ebcne.org
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