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ContaminationFest 2018!

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

In the wake of China’s National Sword, join us for a swim down the commingled recycle stream as we follow the flow of materials from consumer, to bin, to truck and MRF. Contamination is a reality, but how bad is it, really? How are we going to get it cleaned up? We’ll take some time to see first-hand, how automated collection works, what comes out of the truck and what sorted bales look like. We’ll also see what 0.5% contamination looks like. Let’s have a dialogue with industry experts and leaders to learn what we can do to clean up our act.

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Programming 9:00 AM-3:45 PM, Coffee and Networking start at 8:30 AM

LeMay Pierce County Refuse
4111 192nd St E, Tacoma, WA 98446

Parking is available but carpooling is encouraged!

REGISTRATION: Registration for this event is limited to 70 attendees.
Members $75
Non-Members $95
Students $35

EVENT AGENDA – Subject to change, additional speakers TBA!
8:30 AM – Check In and Networking
9:00 – Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:10 – Evolution of Curb Sort to Commingled – Candy Castellanos, Radiant Consulting & Ron Jones, City of Olympia WasteREsources
9:45 – Break
10:00 – On-Site Tour and Demos Including: Truck Demos, Contamination at the MRF, & Contamination Bale Break Demo – Ric Thompson, LeMay Pierce County Refuse & Dave Claugus, Pioneer Recycling Services
11:30 – Lunch
12:30 – Education Tactics to Reduce Contamination – Kim Harless, Clark County & Sheryl Rhinehart, Pierce County Planning and Public Works
1:30 – Enforcement Tactics to Reduce Contamination – Abby Hart, Republic Services & Ron Jones and Scott Seward, City of Olympia WasteReSources
2:00 – Tactics at the MRF to Reduce Contamination – Dave Claugus, Pioneer Recycling Services
2:20 – Break
2:30 – Commingled Messaging Workgroup Group Discussion
3:00 – Wrap Up Discussion
3:30 – Closing Remarks
3:45 – Adjourn


LeMay Pierce County Refuse
4111 192nd St East
Tacoma, WA 98446 United States
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