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Environmental Business Council of New England, Inc.

375 Harvard St, Suite 2 Brookline, MA 02446

(617) 505-1818 // ebc@ebcne.org // @ebcne // www.ebcne.org

EBC Solid Waste Conference
Talking Trash
Solid Waste Management in Massachusetts

September 26, 2014

Alden Research Laboratory, Inc.
Holden, Massachusetts

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Environmental Business Council of New England, Inc.
375 Harvard St, Suite 2 Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 505-1818 // ebc@ebcne.org // @ebcne // www.ebcne.org

8:00 a.m. Welcome: Thomas Mackie, Chair, EBC Solid Waste Committee

Introduction: David Murphy, Program Chair & Moderator
Vice President, Tighe & Bond

Keynote Presentation: Maximize Waste Reduction, Recycling and Composting

David Cash, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

8:30 a.m. Private Perspective Ruling the Market?
Chris October, Environmental Manager, Republic Services, Inc.
Sam Nicolai, Director of Landfill Engineering, Casella Waste Systems
Steve Poggi, Area Director, Disposal Operations, Waste Management, Inc.

9:30 a.m. Public Perspective Vanishing Involvement?
Andrew Pelletier, R.S., Director, Southbridge Board of Health and Manager of
the Southbridge Municipal Landfill
Dan Barrett, General Manager, Department of Integrated Solid Waste
Management, Town of Bourne

10:00 a.m. Networking Break

10:30 a.m. Energy from Waste Money to Burn?
Ken Nydam, Sustainable Solutions Manager, Covanta Energy
Daniel Balboni, Sales & Marketing Manager, ABC Disposal Services, Inc.

11:00 a.m. Independent Haulers Perspective Growing Market?
Ben Harvey, President, E. L. Harvey & Sons, Inc.

11:15 a.m. Generator Perspective Driving the Bus
Morgan Harriman, Recycling & Environmental Stewardship, Genzyme, a
Sanofi Company and President of SWANA Southern New England

11:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: David Murphy, Tighe & Bond
Panel members:
Steve Changaris, National Waste & Recycling Association
Steve Poggi, Waste Management Inc.
Sam Nicolai, Casella Waste Systems
Ken Nydam, Covanta Energy
Chris October, Republic Services, Inc.

12:00 p.m. Adjourn
Environmental Business Council of New England, Inc.
375 Harvard St, Suite 2 Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 505-1818 // ebc@ebcne.org // @ebcne // www.ebcne.org
David Murphy, Vice President
Tighe & Bond, Inc.
177 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 433-8818 // Cell: (617) 319-0447 // damurphy@tighebond.com

David Murphy is a civil engineer with 28 years of senior project management experience. He has
managed major infrastructure project in the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami, led an Environmental
Engineering firm, and managed major and complex projects for the Commissioners office of the
Massachusetts DEP helping to manage the environmental oversight of the $14.5 Billion Big Dig, Quincys
Granite Links project, the Boston Harbor dredge project, and numerous other Mega projects. For six
years he has served at Tighe & Bond as Vice President managing over 120 projects including all aspects
of Solid Waste Management, Materials Management, Real Estate Development, Coastal Infrastructure,
Renewable Energy and FERC Permitting.

David Cash, Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
One Winter Street, Boston, MA 02136
(617) 292-5856 // david.cash@state.ma.us

David W. Cash was appointed on March 26, 2014 as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of
Environmental Protection (MassDEP) by Governor Deval Patrick and his Secretary of Energy and
Environmental Affairs, Richard K. Sullivan Jr.

Dr. Cash brings to MassDEP a wealth of experience in environmental, energy and regulatory sectors. He
most recently held the position of Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
(DPU) where he helped lead efforts to modernize the grid, expand the deployment of energy efficiency
and renewable energy, and empower customers in their energy decisions.

Prior to his work at the DPU, Dr. Cash was the Undersecretary for Policy in the Massachusetts Executive
Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). In this role, Dr. Cash advised the EEA Secretary on an
array of issues, including climate change, energy, land management, water management, oceans, wildlife
and fisheries, air and water quality, environmental and energy dimensions of transportation, and waste
management. He was one of the architects of clean energy legislation and implementation in the first
term of the Patrick Administration, including the Green Communities Act, the Global Warming Solutions
Act, the Green Jobs Act and the Clean Energy Biofuels Act. As part of this work, he led the Secretariat's
effort in developing the Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020, which provides a
roadmap of policies and programs that will lower energy costs, create clean energy jobs and reduce
greenhouse gas emissions.

Prior to working for the Commonwealth, Dr. Cash was a research associate at the John F. Kennedy School
of Government at Harvard University, and a Lecturer in Environmental Science and Public Policy. He also
taught science in the Amherst, Massachusetts public schools from 1990-1993. He received a Ph.D. in
Public Policy from the Kennedy School at Harvard in 2001, and a B.S. in biology from Yale University in

He lives in Newton with his wife Annie and their two high-school-age children, Sophie and Eliza.
Environmental Business Council of New England, Inc.
375 Harvard St, Suite 2 Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 505-1818 // ebc@ebcne.org // @ebcne // www.ebcne.org
Dan Balboni, Sales & Marketing Manager
ABC Disposal Service, Inc.
1245 Shawmut Avenue / New Bedford, MA 02746
(508) 328-5339 // dbalboni@abcdisposal.com

Dan Balboni has been in the waste and disposal services industry for over 35 years. For the past three
years he has been the Sales & Marketing Manager for ABC Disposal and for 15 years prior he was the
District General Manager with Allied Waste. He has also served as a consultant for MassDEP.

Dan Barrett, General Manager
Department of Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM), Town of Bourne
24 Perry Avenue, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
508-759-0651 // dbarrett@townofbourne.com

Dan Barrett currently serves as the General Manager of the Town of Bourne, Department of Integrated
Solid Waste Management where he previously held the position of Operations Manager. Prior to joining
the Town of Bourne in 2000, Mr. Barrett worked in operations at the CMW landfill for American Refuel,
SEMASS and at several landfills for BFI in MA. He also permitted, constructed and operated two landfill
gas-to-energy power plants for a subsidiary of BFI in MA during his 30-year career. He has extensive
experience in all aspects of solid waste management including landfill operations, landfill gas
management, processing, site management and project development. Mr. Barrett is a 1984 graduate of
the University of Rochester in New York with a degree in geology.

Steven Changaris, Regional Manager
National Waste & Recycling Association
290 Turnpike Road, TPUB 207, Westboro, MA 01581
(800) 679-6263 // schangaris@nswma.org

Steve is a 22 year veteran of NW&RA, which is a 51 year old Washington, DC based trade group that is
dedicated to the promotion of private sector companies that offer environmentally sound and
economically efficient management of solid wastes and recyclables.

Steve covers the northeastern states of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut,
New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. He works with the region's waste companies and interacts on their
behalf at the state, local, regional, special authority and county level. He works with legislative and
elected officials as well as administrative and regulatory officials in all solid waste areas.

Steve holds a master degree in political science and his role at NW&RA is primarily that of a manager of
the many, varied specialties within the industry. He works constantly to bring consensus on issues with
independent waste company owners, corporate executives of publicly traded companies, engineers,
recyclers, facility operators, policy folks, lawyers and more. Once this process yields a consensus for
action on an issue, Steve then goes about working with his members and others to see that the
industry's voice is heard on the matter at hand.

Steve resides in Massachusetts with his wife Anne. He has two adult children. His interests include golf
and cabin life along the Delaware River in its wild and scenic upper region.

Environmental Business Council of New England, Inc.
375 Harvard St, Suite 2 Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 505-1818 // ebc@ebcne.org // @ebcne // www.ebcne.org
Morgan Harriman, Recycling & Environmental Stewardship
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
President of SWANA Southern New England
11 Pleasant Street Connector, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 270-2182 // morgan.harriman@genzyme.com

Morgan Harriman currently supports recycling and waste minimization efforts for Sanofi, an integrated
global healthcare leader, including Genzyme, Merial, Chattem and Sanofi Pasteur. She is currently
helping to implement a North America service agreement with Heritage Interactive to support Sanofis
business locations supporting 17,000 employees. Ms. Harriman is President of the Southern New
England Chapter of SWANA. Prior to working for Sanofi, Ms. Harriman worked at the Massachusetts
Department of Environmental Protection as a Commercial Waste Reduction Planner, Town of Franklin,
Massachusetts as a Recycling Coordinator and the City of Lewiston, Maine as a Recycling Manager. Her
hometown of Orrington, Maine is host to a waste to energy facility; which is which is thought to have
infiltrated her psyche and propelled into the waste management profession. In her spare time, Ms.
Harriman buys and sells antiques!

Benjamin A. Harvey, Executive Vice President
E.L. Harvey & Sons, Inc.
68 Hopkinton Road, Westborough, MA 01581
(508) 836-3000 // baharvey@elharvey.com

Ben Harvey is the Executive Vice President and one of the owners of E.L. Harvey & Sons, Inc. After
graduating from Delaware Valley College with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971, Ben moved into an
active leadership role at E.L. Harvey & Sons. His duties within the company include negotiating the sales
of recyclables to mills worldwide. He contracts with disposal sites for the safe and efficient transfer of
waste materials. Ben is a superior administrator, providing leadership and motivation to the company's
management team.

Ben brings his knowledge and know-how to many industry associations, including WasteCap of
Massachusetts, MassRecycle, Detachable Container Association (DCA), National Recycling Coalition (NRC),
and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). He has presented to national forums at numerous
WasteExpo and ISRI conventions.

Ben also takes active leadership roles in many trade organizations and associations. He is a past
president of the Eastern Paper Mills Association and the Waste Recyclers Council of NSWMA and
currently holds leadership roles on the Board of Directors of MassRecycle and WasteCap of
Massachusetts. He is President of the Paper Stock Industry, a chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling,
as well as being on the Board of Governors of the Environmental Industries Association. He is on the
Board of Directors ISRI and also on the Board of Directors of Detachable Container Association (DCA), he
is vice president of this organization. Ben serves in many committees and task forces for the Institute of
Scrap Recycling Industries.

Environmental Business Council of New England, Inc.
375 Harvard St, Suite 2 Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 505-1818 // ebc@ebcne.org // @ebcne // www.ebcne.org
Thomas A. Mackie, Shareholder
Mackie Shea OBrien, P.C.
420 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-5700 // tam@lawmso.com

Thomas A. Mackie is a Shareholder at Mackie Shea OBrien, PC, a Boston environmental law firm. He
represents leaders in the environmental industry, including renewable energy facility developers, solid
and hazardous waste companies, and cleanup contractors, as well as municipalities on a wide variety of
environmental and related business matters.

He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Business Council of New England and
Chairman of its Solid Waste Committee. Mr. Mackie is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New

Samuel C. Nicolai, Director of Engineering
Casella Waste Systems
25 Greens Hill Lane, Rutland, VT 05701
802-772-2254 // Samuel.Nicolai@casella.com

Sam Nicolai is Director of Engineering for Casella Waste Systems, based out of Rutland, Vermont. He
manages engineering, permitting, and construction activities at solid waste facilities throughout Casella's
Northeast footprint, including ten active landfills. His expertise includes developing technical and
financial solutions for complex environmental management systems, including waste diversion
strategies, methane-to-energy projects, and environmental monitoring programs. His 18 years of
industry and consulting experience includes managing engineering, EHS compliance, and due diligence
programs for a wide variety of solid waste and industrial facilities.

Sam holds civil/environmental engineering degrees from the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech
University, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in several states. He resides in Weybridge, Vermont
with his wife and three daughters.

Ken Nydam, Sustainable Solutions Manager Municipalities
Covanta Energy
100 Recovery Way, Haverhill, MA 01835
(978) 241-3030 // knydam@covanta.com

Ken Nydam is part of Covantas Sustainable Solutions division. In this capacity, Mr. Nydam oversees
Northern New Englands management and growth of Covantas residential merchant waste procurement
business. Mr. Nydam s primary responsibility is managing merchant waste portfolio related to Haverhill
and SEMASS Energy from Waste facilities as well as the Lynn, Danvers, and Braintree Transfer Stations.

Mr. Nydam joined Covanta in 2002 and has substantial energy, REC and solid waste experience managing
several renewable energy facilities in New England. Mr. Nydam has an MBA from Pace University and an
undergraduate business degree from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst).

Environmental Business Council of New England, Inc.
375 Harvard St, Suite 2 Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 505-1818 // ebc@ebcne.org // @ebcne // www.ebcne.org
Chris October, P.E., Environmental Manager
Republic Services, Inc.
1080 Airport Road, Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 786-7027 // coctober@republicservices.com

Mr. Christopher October, P.E. is the Area Environmental Manager for Republic Services. In this capacity,
Mr. October oversees environmental compliance and engineering projects on over 20 facilities from
Boston, MA to Buffalo, NY. These projects include the development, permitting, and construction of
new/proposed facilities and the closure of existing facilities, including the Fall River LF.

Prior to joining Republic Services, Mr. October spent over 15 years in environmental consulting. Mr.
October received his undergraduate BS-Civil from UMass Amherst and his MS-Civil/Environmental from
Northeastern University. He is a licensed PE, CHMM, TURP, and returned US Peace Corp volunteer.

Andrew Pelletier, R.S., Director
Board of Health, Town of Southbridge
(508) 764-4252 // apelletier@southbridgemass.org

Steven Poggi, Area Director of Disposal Operations
Waste Management, Inc. New England and Upper New York
26 Patriot Place, Suite 300, Foxborough, MA 02035
(603) 929-5413 // Cell: (603) 234-3196 // spoggi@wm.com

Steve Poggi is the Area Director of Disposal for Waste Managements operations in New England and
upstate New York. He has over 30 years in the solid waste business, 27 of them with Waste Management.
He is responsible for directing operations at the Companys 11 solid waste landfills, 1 hazardous waste
landfill, and 14 transfer stations in the Market Area. Steve oversees the planning, development,
construction, and operation at these facilities, and is responsible for P&L, safety, compliance, capital
management, operations, and regulatory/community relations.

He previously held positions of District Engineer, District Manager, and Area Engineering Manager for
Waste Management with a focus on permitting, development, construction, and operation of landfills,
transfer stations, gas recovery plants, recycling operations, and medical waste facilities.
Prior to joining Waste Management, he worked for two consulting firms in the solid waste field serving
various private and municipal clients. He is a registered Professional Engineer and resides in New

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