2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Road-E-O

June 6 & 7, 2019

Blossburg, PA

Hosted by Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority with the help of Wayne Township Landfill of Clinton County, the Road-E-O is back in Pennsylvania this year!


The Keystone SWANA Chapter is pleased to announce that the Mid-Atlantic Regional Road-E-O is back in PA. The Road-E-O is being held on June 7, 2019 at Northern Tier Solid Waste Authorities Landfill #1.

To compete in the 2019 Road-E-O, contestants must fill out an application either online or download an application and return it to Keystone SWANA at the address below no later than May 1.

The Banquet will be held Thursday night, June 6, at the Lambs Creek Food and Spiritz in Mansfield, located across from the hotel.  Cocktail hour will start at 5:30 pm and dinner will be at 6:30 pm. Contestants are encouraged to invite guests to accompany them to the dinner and Road-E-O. The number of participants may be limited for each event, so register early!

Please choose a first and second choice of event. A minimum of three contestants will be required to run each event. 

A light breakfast will be provided the morning of the Road-E-O and lunch will be available at 12:30 pm. After all contestants have completed the courses and the scores are totaled, we will announce the winners of each category in the lunch tent. 

First and second place winners are eligible to compete in the International Road-E-O competition. 

Deadline to register is May 1.

REGISTER ONLINE Sponsorship Form

Road-E-O Flyer

If you would prefer to register by mail, download the registration form here. Mail completed form and payment to Keystone SWANA, 1610 Russell Road, Lebanon, PA 17046.

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. The hotel offers a buffet breakfast and a lounge. 

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


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

2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Road-E-O

June 21 & 22, 2018

Hosted by Maryland Environmental Service

Ridgely, MD

The Road-E-O was a huge success again this year! Thank you to our hosts and all the sponsors!

Results can be found here. Check out some of the photos from the Road-E-O.

2017 Road-E-O

SWANA Mid-Atlantic Regional Road-E-O

(Mid-Atlantic, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Chapters)

Hosted by Maryland Environmental Service at its Midshore II Regional Solid Waste Facility

in Ridgely MD on June 9, 2017

Article by Steve Lippy (Mid-Atlantic Chapter)

The weather was superb . . . temperature in the 80s with a slight breeze ( the breeze was good except for the guy wearing the super-wide foam 10-gallon hat). 

Eleven agencies/companies were represented at the Road-E-O; three were from within our Chapter (Delaware Solid Waste Authority, Maryland Environmental Service, and Republic Services-Delaware), plus one from New Jersey and one from Virginia, with the rest from Pennsylvania. There were 37 contestants who participated in a total of 59 events. 

There were three different courses set up for six different competitions. The dozer and landfill compactor used the same course; the articulated dump truck and rubber tire loader, the second one; and the roll-off truck and front-end loader, the third. The number of contestants varied from seven to fifteen, with the dozer competition being the most popular.

The first and second place winners are eligible to attend the International Road-E-O to be held in Orlando Lake Buena Vista Florida on October 27-28.

This Road-E-O event could not have happened without a lot of support and assistance by many!

Many thanks to the following who donated equipment and trucks which were used during the competitions:


• Mid-Atlantic Waste Systems

• Maryland Environmental Service

Thanks to these companies/agencies who were sponsors:

Gold—Chester County Solid Waste Authority

Gold—Paradigm Software

Silver—Barton & Loquidice

Bronze—BAI Group Inc.

We also thank those who donated door prizes, giveaway items, and other needed items:

• Chester County Solid Waste Authority

• Delaware Solid Waste Authority

• EA Engineering

• Geosyntec Consultants

• Maryland Environmental Service

• Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority

• Republic Services

• SCS Engineers

• Solid Waste Association of North America

There were at least twenty-six volunteers on Friday: registering contestants, judging on the three courses, taking photographs, “ being runners,.” score keepers, etc. On Thursday, the three courses had been laid out.

Most importantly, this would not have been possible without MES agreeing to host the Road-E-O for the fourth time in the past six years

(2012-2014, and 2017). This entailed innumerable hours of planning and coordination by MES. Special thanks to MES employees Tim

Ford, Marcia King, Jeff Fried (and his wife Chris), and Monty Monteith.

Not only do we have still photographs of the event, there are also some mini-videos of the competition, thanks to Andrew Kays.

Congratulations to all those who participated and placed!

- article by Steve Lippy, Mid-Atlantic Chapter


 Rank  Score  Name  Employer
 1  336  John Zell   Republic Services 
 2  315  Benny Thompson   Northern Tier SWA
 3  282  Eric Dixon, Jr.  Clinton County SWA
ROLL OFF      
 Rank Score Name  Employer 
 1 336  John Zell   Republic Services
 2  310  Eric Dixon, Sr.  Clinton County SWA
 3  287  Jon Bowen  MES
 Rank Score   Name  Employer
 1 92   Cole Alexander  Clinton County SWA
 2 90   Walter Winemiller  Modern Landfill
 3 89   Bruce Pepper  MES
 Rank 88  Logan Milby  MES
 1 86  Jane LaMotte  Republic (Conestoga)
 2 84   Nick Hudler  MES
 Rank Score   Name  Employer
 1 94  David Kessling  Clinton County SWA 
 2 92  James Reidnauer  Chester County SWA
 3 90  Jimmy Lawman  Modern Landfill
 Rank Score  Name  Employer 
 1 90  James Reidnauer  Chester County SWA
 2 88   Cody Alexander  Clinton County SWA
 3 87  James Downes  Delaware SWA
 Dozer 94   David Kessling  Clinton County SWA

Photos & Video Credits:  A. Kays, Mid-Atlantic Chapter

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Solid Waste Association of North America

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