Upcoming events

    • 21 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • AeroAggregates, 1500 Chester Pike Eddystone, PA 19022
    Register

    Foamed Glass Aggregates

    AeroAggregates Mini-Tech & Tour

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

     

    AeroAggregates is in Eddystone, PA, on the former site of the Baldwin Locomotive Company. The Baldwin Company produced over 70,000 steam locomotives throughout their history which are in use around the world. Today, the facility is a vertically integrated producer of ultra-lightweight aggregates produced from 100% curbside collected glass cullet.

    Foamed glass aggregates were originally produced in Scandinavia during the early 1990’s for use as a thermal barrier in road construction. Due to their very low bulk unit weight (8-15pcf), their applications have grown throughout the civil engineering market. Today foamed glass aggregates are used as lightweight fill on highways, bridge abutments, retaining walls, and green roofs. Other applications include backfill of foundations for drainage, insulation (prevention of frost heave) and reduction of lateral loads.

    Foamed glass aggregates are produced from 100% post-consumer recycled glass. The material is inert and not effected by harsh chemicals or hydrocarbons.

    AeroAggregates is currently supplying several large DOT projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

    The presentation will review the development, manufacturing, applications, physical properties and case studies for foamed glass aggregates.

    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Conference call

    Call in number is (866) 277-6191. 

    All members are welcome.

    Meetings are subject to change at the discretion of the Chapter Officers. 

    • 24 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Seneca Landfill, 421 Hartmann Road, Evans City, PA 16033
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    Keystone SWANA Mini-Tech

    Seneca Landfill Garbage to Gas Tour

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    Tour the new CNG Fueling Station located at Seneca Landfill in Evans City, PA. Owned and operated by the Vogel Family who has been in business for over 60 years. They are the first company in Pennsylvania to capture the landfill gas that they generate, refine it into natural gas, and then compress it into CNG fuel used by the same vehicles that collect the waste deposited at Seneca Landfill. Learn about additional steps Vogel is taking to expand the use of its biofuel by turning it into a mobile pipeline. This project promotes the utilization of alternative renewable fuels (landfill derived biogas) instead of conventional diesel fuel to power a fleet of garbage vehicles and reduce the reliance on foreign and domestic oil. Compared to diesel, renewable natural gas has 27% lower carbon dioxide emissions, 80% lower greenhouse gas emissions, and 95% lower NOx emissions.

    Also on this tour, learn about Seneca's High BTU Landfill Gas processing plant that currently converts 2,200 scfm of landfill gas into 1,200 MCF of Natural Gas. This gas is distributed to the new CNG Fueling Station with the remaining natural gas being injected into the Peoples Gas pipeline, approximately 2 miles away.

    Parking is available at Seneca Landfill at Building 6 (see map in Visitor Safety Guide at https://www.senecalandfill.com/docs/slf/visitor_safety_guide.pdf).

    Please come equipped with the following safety equipment:  hi-visibility vest or outerwear, ear plugs, and closed-toe shoes with a non-slip sole.  Seneca can provide disposable ear plugs if needed.


    • 01 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM

    Who is eligible?

    Eligible candidates must be a son, daughter, or grandchild of a Keystone Chapter Member that is currently in good standing.

    Category I

    Requirements: Must be graduating high school senior or graduate equivalent certified candidate, that has been accepted for enrollment in a junior college, four-year college, or a university.

    Category II

    Requirements: Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university and are entering their junior or senior undergraduate year while pursuing a degree in environmental science, engineering, or suitable major that is related to the field of solid waste management.

    The Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship Award

    Requirements: Must be a full-time student that is entering or is currently in a graduate school pursuing a degree in environmental science, engineering, or other suitable major that is related to the field of solid waste management.

    What's next?

    May 1, 2019 - All completed scholarship application forms and corresponding documentation must be received by Chanda Martino, Keystone SWANA Chapter Secretariat.

    Submit applications to: 

    Chanda Martino

    1610 Russell Road

    Lebanon, PA 17046

    or by email: Chanda@keystoneSWANA.org

    The Chapter Scholarship Committees are responsible for reviewing and selecting local winners, and forwarding one representative for each scholarship category to the International Scholarship Committee for review.

    Questions? Contact Chanda Martino, call (866) 467-9262, or visit KeystoneSWANA.org for more information.

    • 02 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Conference call

    Call in number is (866) 277-6191. 

    All members are welcome.

    Meetings are subject to change at the discretion of the Chapter Officers. 

    • 15 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM

    Articles can be submitted year round and do not need to be original as long as they are properly credited to the source. 

    Photos should be send in a .jpeg,.bmp, .eps, .tif, etc. (no pdfs). You may also reach Alison at 717-737-8326.

    Advertise in the Newsletter

    You may also choose to advertise in The Keystone and support the Chapter Scholarship Fund. The Keystone Newsletter Advertising Request is attached for your convenience.

    Ads can be color or black and white. The rate schedule is as follows:

    Business Card $75 (3 or more issues, $60 per issue) 3.5 L x 2 

    1/4 page         $150 (3 or more issues, $125 per issue) 3.5 L x 5 H

    1/2 page   $250 (2 or more issues, $200 per issue) 7.75 L x 5 H  OR
    3.5 L x 10.5 H

    Whole page $450 (2 or more issues, $400 per issue) 7.75 L x 10.5 H

    Please coordinate advertising with Alison D'Airo of Barton & Loguidice.

    Alison D'Airo

    adairo@bartonandloguidice.com

    (717) 737-8326

    Visit KeystoneSWANA.org for more details

    • 20 May 2019
    • 23 May 2019
    • Lanchester Landfill, 7224 Division Highway, Narvon, PA 17555
    Register

    The Zero Waste Principles and Practices course encompasses a broad overview of Zero Waste principles and practices in 10 modules covering public policy, programs, technology and measurement:

    • Introduction to Zero Waste, including a survey of different definitions and perspectives
    • What’s In Your Waste Stream?
    • Upstream, Midstream and Downstream: understanding Zero Waste strategies as they affect each stage of product lifestyles
    • Collections Options
    • Processing Technology Options
    • Managing Organics
    • Public Venues and Challenging Materials
    • Changing Behavior through Education and Outreach
    • Financing and Funding
    • Contracting and Partnerships

    The course provides many opportunities for discussion among instructors and participants. It draws on current materials and examples from outside the published manual and engages students in several in-class exercises.

    LOCATION

    Chester County Solid Waste Authority

    7224 Division Highway
    Narvon, PA 17555

    SCHEDULE

    May 20, 21, 22:  8 AM - 5 PM

    May 23 (exam):  8 AM - 11 AM

    ** Times are approximate

    COST

    $899 for Keystone SWANA Members - COURSE ONLY

    $999 for Non-members - COURSE ONLY

    $200 for Certification Exam

    The Zero Waste Course can be taken for CEUs only, but it is necessary to take the exam to receive certification.

    To join SWANA, click here.

    Certification exam will be held on May 23. 

    DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS MAY 2, 2019.


    Registration fees for Keystone SWANA members are being subsidized by the Pennsylvania Chapter
    • 06 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Conference call

    Call in number is (866) 277-6191. 

    All members are welcome.

    Meetings are subject to change at the discretion of the Chapter Officers. 

    • 06 Jun 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 07 Jun 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority, 540 Old Bloss Rd, Blossburg, PA 16912
    Register

    2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Road-E-O

    June 6 & 7, 2019

    Hosted by Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority in Blossburg, PA

    A block of rooms has been reserved at the Quality Inn and Suites in Mansfield, PA at a rate of $99 per night. 

    Reservations must be made by May 23 to take advantage of the discounted rate. They do serve a buffet breakfast. 

    Reserve your room(s) by call the Quality Inn at 570.662.3000 and use the code Mid-Atlantic Road-e-o.

    ON-SITE REGISTRATION FOR THE ROAD-E-O WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!

    There are no refunds if you cancel. 

    For questions regarding registration, contact Chanda Martino at 866.467.9262 or Chanda@keystoneswana.org.

    For questions regarding the competition, contact Scot Sample or Trisha Wilkinson at 570.297.4177 or email ssample@ntswa.org or twilkinson@ntswa.org

    • 01 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Conference call

    Call in number is (866) 277-6191. 

    All members are welcome.

    Meetings are subject to change at the discretion of the Chapter Officers. 

    • 04 Sep 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • 05 Sep 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • Hilton Harrisburg
    Register

    Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration

    Have questions? Need guidance?

    We can help you select the exhibit/ sponsorship package that is the best fit for you. Michele (724) 898-3489 or Chanda (866) 467-9262

    STEP 1 SUBMIT REGISTRATION & REQUEST BOOTH/SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

    Please complete the online registration form or complete and submit the downloadable form via email to chanda@keystoneswana.org.

    STEP 2 RECEIVE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    Within 2 business days, you will receive an acknowledgement of your registration via email. We will review your request, tabulate the costs, and if necessary, contact you with any questions or alternate choices.

    STEP 3 INVOICE & PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

    You will receive an email that includes an invoice and detailed instruction on how to make your payment online via credit card or through the mail via check.

    STEP 4 CONFIRMATION

    Your registration is not officially confirmed until payment in full is received by Keystone SWANA. A confirmation email will follow within 2 business days of receipt of payment.

    PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED BY AUGUST 1

    TO BE GUARANTEED INCLUSION IN ANY CONFERENCE MATERIAL

    After 30 business days from the date of the invoice Keystone SWANA reserves the right to offer the exhibit space to another vendor at any time prior to receipt of payment. The original exhibitor will be notified and given the opportunity to submit payment within 5 days.


    • 05 Sep 2019
    • 1:15 PM (EDT)
    • Hilton Harrisburg

    Call in number is (866) 277-6191. 

    All members are welcome.

    Meetings are subject to change at the discretion of the Chapter Officers. 

    Meeting will be held immediately following the Fall Conference.

Past events

07 Mar 2019 Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
07 Feb 2019 Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
15 Jan 2019 Article Deadline for THE KEYSTONE newsletter - winter edition
03 Jan 2019 Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
01 Nov 2018 Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
01 Nov 2018 Lancaster County SWMA Waste-to-Energy Tour
17 Oct 2018 2018 Young Professionals Tour
14 Sep 2018 Article Deadline for THE KEYSTONE newsletter - fall edition
06 Sep 2018 Keystone SWANA Annual Board Meeting
05 Sep 2018 20th Annual Joint PWIA Keystone SWANA Fall Conference
05 Sep 2018 20th Annual Joint PWIA - SWANA Fall Conference Exhibitors/Sponsors Request
02 Aug 2018 Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
21 Jun 2018 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Road-E-O
07 Jun 2018 Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
15 May 2018 Article Deadline for THE KEYSTONE newsletter - summer edition
09 May 2018 2018 Keystone SWANA Annual Safety Summit
04 May 2018 FireRover Mini-Tech
03 May 2018 Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
01 May 2018 Chapter Scholarship Application Submission Deadline
18 Apr 2018 Ryan Equipment Demo Mini-Tech
05 Apr 2018 Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
01 Mar 2018 Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
01 Feb 2018 Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
15 Jan 2018 Article Deadline for THE KEYSTONE newsletter - winter edition
04 Jan 2018 Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
14 Nov 2017 Landfill Gas Systems Operation & Maintenance Course
02 Nov 2017 Geotechnics Lab Tour Mini-Tech
02 Nov 2017 Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
07 Sep 2017 Keystone SWANA Annual Board Meeting
06 Sep 2017 19th Annual Joint PWIA - SWANA Fall Conference Attendees
03 Aug 2017 Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
28 Jun 2017 2017 Safety Summit
15 Jun 2017 2017 Young Professionals Technical Session
08 Jun 2017 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Road-E-O
01 Jun 2017 Drone Demo with Thermal Sensor Mini-Tech
01 Jun 2017 Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
18 May 2017 Landfill Leachate Treatment Mini-Tech
04 May 2017 Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
26 Apr 2017 Solar Power on Landfills Mini-Tech
06 Apr 2017 CANCELED - Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
02 Mar 2017 Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
02 Feb 2017 Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
05 Jan 2017 Keystone SWANA Board Meeting
21 Oct 2016 Drone Demonstration & Greenhouse Tour

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Solid Waste Association of North America

1610 Russell Road, Lebanon, PA 17046

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