July 2020


Hello SNE Chapter Members,


I have a few updates for you.  


1. Our annual golf outing has been postponed until Thursday, September 24, 2020.  We regret that we had to do this, however we are hoping that golf operations will return to a fairly normal status by September.  We will continue to keep you updated and will provide registration information later.


2. Save the date, August 11, 2020 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM.  We will host a free webinar featuring Peter Egan, Director of Operations and Environmental Affairs for the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority (MIRA) in CT.  Peter will give us an update their RFP for a new facility and disposal capacity in CT.  Details TBD.


3. We had an information packed annual meeting on December 18th, including a special call-in from David Biderman, SWANA CEO and Executive Director, whose update is posted below along with a PFAS Fact Sheet from SWANA.  Also posted below are presentations from our speakers; George Aronson of CommonWealth Resource Management Corp. regarding Fiberight in Maine, and Harrison Roakes of Sanborn Head and Jonathan Kitchen of CEC who discussed PFAS issues.  Thank you to all our speakers, attendees and to CEC for hosting.  



4. The chapter has partnered with the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) to co-sponsor timely and relevant solid waste discussions.  The most recent event featured David Biderman speaking on a panel about Covid-19 and the effects on the industry.  Please the EBC website for updates.  The next event is June 19, 2020 and will feature state solid waste managers from around New England.



Phil Goddard, Chapter President

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The Southern New England Chapter’s goal is to improve the practice of environmentally and economically sound integrated solid waste management in New England.

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