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The 44th annual 2015 SWANA Western Regional Solid Waste Symposium and Exposition is being held in Palm Springs at the Palm Springs Hilton Resort located at 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California.  The Palm Springs Hilton Resort has been beautifully renovated and our past symposiums there have been a huge success. The Palm Springs area is known for fantastic golf courses, excellent restaurants, spectacular views, and great weather.


SWANA Western Regional Symposium 2015
Sponsored by the
Solid Waste Association of North America, Founding Chapter

Palm Springs, California April 13-16, 2015

“Navigating to Zero Waste”
Deadline is November 5th!

This promises to be an outstanding show! Technical and Legislative Sessions; CEU’s; Vendors and Exhibits;  Golf, & Wednesday Night Hospitality.

Updated Exhibitor Floor Plan!

April 13, 2015 Golf Tournament Tahquitz Creek Golf Course ~ Sign Up Here!

Attendee information click here...please check back for updated information.

The Hilton has a block of rooms reserved for SWANA!
Click here to book your room while space is still available!


April 2-5, 2012
Palm Springs Hilton Resort, Palm Springs, CA


"Trash | Track - Investigating the Removal Chain"
Jess Dominguez, Corporate Sponsor, Qualcomm, Inc.

"Converting Organic Waste via Steam Hydrogasification"
Chan Seung Park, PhD, UC Riverside

"Eco Challenge at the Discovery Science Center"
Isabel Rios, OC Waste & Recycling

"Recycling & Resource Recovery Program"
Deborah Orrill, Golden West College

"Moving Solid Waste Into Manufacturing & Energy Sectors"
Jose Gamboa, Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority

"Using Fleet Telematics for Cost Savings"
John Forrest, ZONAR

"Solar Energy Cover for Closing Hickory Ridge Landfill"
Mark Urquhart, HDR Engineering

"Leachate Evaporator Technology"
Jose Gamboa, Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority
Luigi Chiapponi, Eukasia Srl

"Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans"
Gino Nguyen, CH2M HILL

"Best Management Practices to Meet Storm Water Regulations"
Michael Cullinane, P.E., SWT Engineering

"System Funding in a Prop 26 & 218 World"
Bob Hilton, President, HF&H Consultants

"Cost Estimation of Post Closure Maintenance & Monitoring"
John Boucher, SWT Engineering

"Closing Puente Hills Landfill"
Debra Bogdanoff, LACSD

"Unique Final Closure Cover at Crazy Horse Landfill"
Jose Gamboa, Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority
Mike Ayers, Closure-Turf

"Effective Compost Facility Planning"
Andrea Callison, HDR Engineering

"Air Quality Requirements for Composting Facilities are Changing. Are You Ready?
Partick Sullivan, SCS Engineers

"Engineered Landfill Tarp Products"
Rob Istik, Riverside County Waste Management Department

"Impacts of Green Materials as Daily Cover"
Michael Leonard, TT/BAS
Cy Chidiac, TT/BAS

"Disaster Waste Response: Sardines Floating in Redondo Harbor"
Jon Emerson, City of Redondo Beach

"Camp Pendelton Marine Base's Landfill, PV, and Gas Systems"
Grace Fermo, CH2M HILL

"Managing Post-Consumer Paint"
Mike O'Donnell, PaintCare

"Ready to Implement a Mandatory Recycling Ordinance?"
Donna Chralowicz, City of San Diego

"How to Implement a Construction and Demolition Ordinance"
Gavin Broatch, City of San Diego

"Greens Collection & Recycling in LA"
Paul Blount, LA Bureau of Sanitation

"Self Service Kiosks Recycling Cell Phones"
Drew Spaventa, ecoATM

"Realigning Monterey's Landfill Status as a Sustainability Leader"
Rob Hilton, President, HF&H Consultants
William Merry, Monterey Regional WMD

"Guide to Developing and Implementing Zero Waste Plans"
Debbie Morris, HF&H Consultants
Michelle Leonard, HDR Engineering

"Organics Diversion in Greater Los Angeles"
Lisa Keating, HF&H Consultants

"Composting Picnic Ware: Fact or Fiction?"
Renee Robertson, City of San Diego

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