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Municipal and Medical Waste Division

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Marjorie Clarke
Division Vice Chair

Lee Lundberg
Division Chair

The Call for Abstracts for the 101st Annual Conference & Exhibition is available online at and click on the link to submit an abstract for the Conference.  The last day for abstract submissions will be December 3, 2007.

 Areas of interest for abstracts include:

 WM-1 Integrated Waste Management, Waste Prevention, and Recycling

• E-Waste Reuse, Recycling, Management, and Legislation

• Sustainable Integrated Waste Management Systems; Zero Waste Systems; Resource Exchanges/Parks; Circular Economy

• MSW Recycling Technology, Practices, Participation, Economics, and Policy

• MSW Prevention and Reuse; Waste Generation and Characterization; Materials Reduction

• International Perspectives, Strategies, and Case Studies in Waste Management

• Special Wastes Prevention, Reuse, and Management

• Disaster Debris Management and Recycling

• Reaching Zero Waste during Construction Activities

 WM-3 Municipal Waste Treatment

• Ash and Residuals Management and Beneficial Use – Technologies, Policies, and Applications

• Renewable Energy Resources, Bioenergy and Alternative Fuels – Innovations, Technologies, Policies, and Applications

• Non-Hazardous Waste Management and Treatment

• Thermal Treatment of Solid Wastes/Residuals and Waste-to-Energy Applications

• Landfilling, Composting, Anaerobic Digestion and Mechanical/Biological Treatment Technologies, Policies, and Applications

• Water/Wastewater Treatment Residuals Management and Processing

• Waste Management Strategies and Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Impacts, Characteristics, Technologies, & Comparisons

• Solid Waste Management and Recycling Practices in the Pacific Northwest

 WM-4 Medical Waste Treatment

• Medical Waste Management and Policy

• Medical Waste Prevention, Reuse, and Recycling

• Medical Waste Treatment and Processing Technology

• Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Management

• Endocrine Disruptors and Compounds of Emerging Concern


Sessions for 2004 Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Indianapolis, June 20-24, 2004

Session #

Session Title Session Chair / Email link
WM-1a Introduction to Zero Waste Systems Analysis Richard Anthony
WM-1b Household Hazardous Waste (HHW): How to eliminate for zero waste strategy Ken De
WM-1c How do we deal With Exporting Harm Roger Randolf
WM-1d E-Waste: Processing, resource Recovery, and recycling Sam Vigil
WM-1e Life-Cycle Economics of Product/Waste Disposal and Resource Recovery/Recycling David Marrack
WM-1f Municipal and Medical Waste Prevention, Recycling, Composting and Landfilling: Programs and Technologies Marjorie Clarke
WM-3a Treatment and disposal of municipal and industrial sludges and residuals Lee Lundberg
WM-3b Thermal Processing: ash recycling and beneficial reuse Haia Roffman
WM-3c Waste ? …Energy Recovery: Renewables to energy - current and future trends Lee Lundberg
WM-4a Waste from medical facilities - how do you reduce and/or recover resources David Marrack

Sessions for 2003 Annual Meeting and Exhibition in San Diego

Session #

Session Title
WM -1a Reduction, Reuse and Recycling of Modern Wastes: E-wastes, Automobiles, Appliances, Pharmaceuticals
WM-1b Economics of Waste Management and Recycling
WM-1c Getting to Zero Waste:   A Sustainable Future Begins Today
WM-3a Thermal Treatment: Ash Processing and Beneficial Use
WM-3b Techniques for Processing of Municipal and Industrial Residuals


Sessions for 2002 Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Baltimore

Session #

Session Title Session Chair / Email or phone


Integrated Waste Management: reduction, reuse, recycling Lee Lundberg


Bringing the House Down: construction material demolition, deconstruction, recycling Michael Nisbet


Demanufacturing and Recycling of Computers, Consumer Electronics, and Automotive Components Jim Voytko
WM-1d Waste Management Economics: perspectives in environmental justice David Marrack
WM-1e Storm Water Pollution Prevention: new technological and social challenges Ron Berglund
WM-1f Trends in Solid Waste Management Rick Patraw
WM-1g Integrated Solid Waste Management 101: an introduction Marjorie J. Clarke
WM-1h Overview of Municipal and Hospital Waaste Management Programs in Baltimore Martin Fontenot
WM-2a Landfill Innovations Duncan Martin
WM-2b Innovative Composting Uta Krogmann
WM-3a Waste to Energy: Is it time yet? Lee Lundberg
WM-3b Ash Processing, Recycling, and Beneficial Use Haia Roffman
WM-3c Municipal and Industrial Sludges and Residuals: new and retrofit system innovations and economics Lee Lundberg
WM-4a International Perspectives in Safe Disposal of Clinical Wastes: sharps, tissues, fluids, etc. Brian Thompson.
WM-4b Incineration, Autoclave, and Alternative Medical Waste Treatment and Disposal Technologies Lawrence Doucet
WM-4c Cremation: environmental and social challenges Joao Baptista Galvao, Filho
WM-4d Health Effects of Emissions from Waste Management Practices David Whaley

Technical Coordinating Committees
(note: at 2001 meeting, it was decided to merge WM-2 and WM-3.

WM-1   Integrated Management,  Chair:  Sam Vigil
This Committee addresses the concept of integrated waste management. It focuses on understanding and promoting waste management practices that consider all aspects of an interrelationships between source reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, techniques, treatment, programs, legislation, and regulations. The WM-1 Committees purview encompasses evaluation of all non-hazardous solid wastes, including, but not limited to, municipal solid waste, medical waste, and sewage sludge.

WM-2   Landfill and Composting (merged with WM-3)
The scope of this committee’s work includes all aspects of non-hazardous waste landfilling, landfarming, and composting processes. Examples include: technical design, operation and maintenance, legislative and regulatory initiatives, site development and permitting, environmental impacts and mitigation, and socio-economic considerations.
The Committee’s purview includes but is not limited to, municipal solid waste, medical waste, sewage sludge, and household hazardous waste issues.

WM-3 Municipal Waste Treatment  Chair, Lee Lundberg
This committee promotes understanding of the design, siting, permitting, emissions control, proper operation, monitoring, and environmental impacts (including risk) of thermal and mechanical processes and facilities for the treatment of municipal solid
waste, sewage sludge, institutional wastes, international wastes (i.e., airport), commercial and/or industrial non-hazardous waste and special non-hazardous wastes(e.g., tires, auto fluff, demolition debris, etc.) and the general residuals.

WM-4  Medical Waste Treatment  Chair,  Mike Bulley
The focus of Medical Waste Treatment Committee is management programs and treatment methods for health care, biomedical and veterinary wastes. These include thermal treatment, pathogen disinfection, emission control, residue treatment, waste reduction, waste segregation, materials substitution and reformulation, recycling/reuse, and other processes.

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