King County Factoria Recycling Center


October 21 - 24, 2019

Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ
United States

Join HDR at WASTECON® in Phoenix, where waste industry professionals from across the globe are meeting to discuss important topics like sustainability, zero waste, technology advancements, and the environment. You’ll hear from a few of our technical leaders on municipal solid waste planning and innovative techniques for public engagement to create lasting impacts on your community.  

Stop by booth #404 to meet our staff and join the conversation.  

Clowns, Playgrounds and Payouts: Incentivizing Multi-family Recycling

Tuesday, October 22, 2:30-2:45 p.m.
Catalyst Session: HDR Booth #404
Presenter: Christine Roarke, Senior Environmental Planner

In an effort to reach New York City’s goal to be zero waste by 2030, DSNY and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) have worked together to bring NYCHA public housing developments into compliance with the City’s recycling laws and to encourage residents to recycle. Join us at booth #404 to hear the results of our research on incentive programs used around the world and whether incentives are feasible. We’ll cover the different outreach and engagement tactics used in the study to obtain feedback from residents about the current recycling program and potential incentive programs.  Find out what residents really think of recycling, whether incentives are the answer to improving recycling in multi-family buildings and how DSNY is using the results of this study.

Mandating Collection Services in High Density Unincorporated Areas

Thursday, October 24, 9-9:45 a.m.
Breakfast Breakthrough #1 | Track: Executive Management
Presenter: John Carlton, Solid Waste Planning Lead, P.E., BCEE

Efficient and sustainable waste and recycling collection services are a challenge in rural counties with large unincorporated areas. Many rural counties struggle with balancing regulatory compliance and environmental stewardship with affordable and efficient collection services. Madera County, at the geographic center of California, is one of those rural counties faced with such challenges. In 2014, the County amended its solid waste ordinance to require collection services in the 14 high density areas within the County.