Solid Waste Technical Conference

The Engineering Society of Detroit / Michigan Waste And Recycling Association

Solid Waste Technical Conference

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing, Mich.




  • Welcome
    Speaker: Christina Pearse, Environmental Manager, Republic Services
  • Sensors in Landfills – Do’s and Don’ts
    Speaker: Dr. Miles V. Khire, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems in Landfills
    Speaker: Dimitrios Zekkos, Associate Professor, University of Michigan, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Drone Mapping in Landfills: What We’ve Learned So Far
    Speaker: Kory Allred, Ph.D., PLS, Professional Land Surveyor, Weaver Consultants Group
  • Rapid, Direct Seepage Measurement in Environmental Containment Structures
    Speakers: Michael A. Olson, P.E., President, Abletech Industries, LLC and Richard L. Burns, Sr. VP, NTH Consultants, Ltd.
  • Geosynthetic Clay Liners
    Speaker: Bruno Herlin, P. Eng, Project Manager, TerraFix


This one-day conference focuses on cutting-edge technological innovations and solutions related to the solid waste industry. It will bring together national experts to present on issues related to policy, new technologies, regulatory updates and what the future holds for the industry.

Whether you’re in private industry, a government employee, consultant, or equipment supplier, this conference will be beneficial to you. It will give you the opportunity to:

  • Network with top local specialists and professionals in the solid waste field
  • Hear from industry leaders about the latest technology and regulatory information
  • Learn about emerging technologies and regulatory changes affecting the industry
  • Gain information from presentations and case studies