2023 Mid-Atlantic Regional Road-E-O

May 18 & 19, 2023

Cecil County Solid Waste Management Division Central Landfill

758 E. Old Philadelphia Rd.

Elkton, MD 21921

Congratulations to the 2023 Mid-Atlanta Regional Road-E-O winners!

* Check back soon for photos of the winners

Tractor Trailer

  1. Robert Lee, Northern Tier SWA
  2. John Rothrock, Wayne Township Landfill
  3. George Carroll, Maryland Environmental Service

Rear Loader

  1. Chris Powers, River Valley Disposal
  2. Dennis Gatling, Republic Services
  3. Matt McBratney, Northern Tier SWA


  1. Robert Lee, Northern Tier SWA
  2. John Gloden, Charles County, MD
  3. Mark Coleman, Cecil County, MD - DPW


  1. Logan Milby, Maryland Environmental Service
  2. Eddie Thomas, Cecil County, MD - DPW
  3. Duane Speck, Cecil County, MD - DPW


  1. Dave Swift, Republic Services
  2. Connor Bauman, Wayne Township Landfill
  3. James Downes, DSWA

Articulated Dump

  1. Eddie Thomas, Cecil County, MD - DPW
  2. Logan Milby, Maryland Environmental Service
  3. George Carroll, Maryland Environmental Service

Wheel Loader

  1. Dave Swift, Republic Services
  2. David Watts, Wayne Township Landfill
  3. Wally Wallace, Baltimore County Solid Waste

Champion Landfill Equipment Operator

  • Dave Swift, Republic Services

Didn't get to attend the Road-E-O this year? Check out SWANA's article about the 2023 Road-E-O. 


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 was back in Pennsylvania!

The weather on June 7 was perfect for the Road-E-O competition held in the mountains of beautiful, northern Pennsylvania.

We're grateful to all our sponsors:

5 Star Equipment

Paradigm Software

Chester County Solid Waste Authority

Cleveland Brothers CAT

Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority

Al-Jon by C&C Mfg.

Delaware Solid Waste Authority

Lawn & Golf Supply

M.R. Dirt

Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority


BAI Group

Eck's Garage

Eagle Truck Equipment, Inc.

MIC Insurance Services, LLC.

Highway Equipment & Supply Co. 

Congratulations to all the winners! The results from the Road-E-O are below. The 1st and 2nd place winner from each category can go on to compete at the International Road-E-O. The International Road-E-O will be held on October 25th in Glendale, Arizona. For more information about the 2019 International Road-E-O visit: www.swanaaz.org

Rear Loader

1) Cody Roe- NTSWA

2) Matt McBratney- NTSWA

3) Phil Vinsek- NTSWA

Roll Off Truck

1) Cody Roe-NTSWA

2) Robert Harrow- Clinton County SWA

3) Phil Vinsek- NTSWA

Front Loader

1) George Carroll- Maryland Environmental Services

2) Robert Lee-NTSWA

3) Chris Powers- LCSWMA

Transfer Trailer

1) Robert Lee- NTSWA

2) John Rothrock- Clinton County SWA

3) Chris Powers- Lancaster SWA

Wheel Loader

1) David Swift- Republic Services

2) Dave Watts- Clinton County SWA

3) Michael Keiser- Maryland Environmental Services


1) Lee Vinson- NTSWA

2) Logan Milby- Maryland Environmental Services

3) Cody Alexander- Clinton County SWA


1) Jim Reidinauer- Chester County SWA

2) David Swift- Republic Services

3) Dave Kessling- Clinton County SWA

Articulated Dump

1) Chase Weise- Clinton County SWA

2) Geroge Carroll- Maryland Environmental Services

3) Jody Beyer- Maryland Environmental Services

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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