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Waste Stream Management and Circularity

May 15, 2024
9:30am-2:30pm PST | Frank R. Bowerman Landfill

Waste Stream Management & Circularity

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What is the Waste Stream Management and Circularity Event?

In partnership with OC Waste & Recycling, Sustain SoCal delves into our region’s current and potential solution sets for waste sorting, landfill management, public education, composting, organics infrastructure, SB54 on extended producer responsibility, PFAS/PFOA, and more!

After morning discussions, there will be a landfill tour, falconry exhibit, CAT equipment simulator, and other activities. 

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Agenda

9:30 – 9:45

Registration & Networking

9:45 – 10:00

Welcome by Sustain SoCal & Title Sponsors

  • Scott Kitcher

President & CEO, Sustain SoCal

  • Tom Koutroulis

Director, OC Waste & Recycling

  • Dennis Calvert 

CEO, BioLargo

WASTE & RECYCLING

10:00 – 10:45

Panel 1: SB 1383 & Organics

  • Mike Silva

VP Environmental Services’ Bioenergy Division, CR&R Environmental Services

  • Rob Thompson

General Manager, OC Sanitation District

  • Wramon Parker 

Grocery Rescue Sourcing Coordinator, Second Harvest Food Bank

  • Lee Robinson 

CEO, Dyrt

  • David Tieu

Frank R. Bowerman Landfill Deputy Director, OC Waste & Recycling

10:45 – 10:55

Case Study: Grocery Operations

  • Jennifer Gonzalez

Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager, Northgate Market

10:55 – 11:05

Case Study: Market Development & Outflow

  • Robert Sedita

Manager of Business Operations/Reporting/Real Estate/Projects, OC Waste & Recycling

11:05 – 11:15

Networking Break

11:15 – 11:55

Panel 2: Diversion & Reuse

  • Daniel Domonoske

Vice President, Potential Industries

  • Tracey Hill

CEO, Child Creativity Lab

  • Tyler Douthitt 

Senior Program Coordinator, Mattress Recycling Council

  •  Jorge Hernandez

Olinda Alpha Landfill Deputy Director, OC Waste & Recycling 

11:55 – 12:05

Case Study: SB 54

  • Daniel Domonoske

Vice President, Potential Industries

12:05 – 12:15

Case Study: PFAS Treatment Technology

  • Dennis Calvert

CEO, BioLargo

12:15 – 12:45

Lunch

PUBLIC EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT

12:45 – 12:55

Youth Education

  • Joe Adams 

CEO, Discovery Cube

12:55 – 1:05

County Engagement

  • Tara Tisopulos 

Deputy Director of Sustainability, County of Orange

1:05 – 1:20

Innovators Showcase

  • Cynthia Saenz 

VP of Strategy, Hago Energetics 

  • Li Qiu

Advisor, California Climate Exchange

  • Peter Ford

CTO, Drive Labs

  • Ron Cline

President & Director, Eco Sphere Sciences

1:20 – 2:30

Sponsor-Led Activities & Tour

Speakers To Date:

Tom Koutroulis, Director, County of Orange, OC Waste & Recycling

Tom Koutroulis

Director

OC Waste & Recycling

Dennis Calvert biolargo

Dennis Calvert

CEO

BioLargo

Tara Tisopulos

Deputy Director of Sustainability

County of Orange

Michael Silva

VP Environmental Services' Bioenergy Division

CR&R Environmental Services

Lee Robinson

CEO & Founder

Dyrt

Joe Adams

CEO

Discovery Cube OC&LA

Tyler Douthitt

Senior Program Coordinator, Southern California

Mattress Recycling Council

David Tieu

Frank R. Bowerman Landfill Deputy Director

OC Waste & Recycling

Tracey Hill

CEO

Child Creativity Lab

Jorge Hernandez

Deputy Director, Olinda Alpha Landfill

OC Waste & Recycling

Robert Sedita

Manager, Business Operations/Reporting/Real Estate/Projects

OC Waste & Recycling

Wramon Parker

Grocery Rescue Sourcing Coordinator

Second Harvest Food Bank

Dan Domonoske

Vice President

Potential Industries

Jennifer Gonzalez

Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager

Northgate Markets

Rob Thompson

General Manager

OC Sanitation District

Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors

OC Waste & Recycling

OC Waste & Recycling serves the County’s solid waste disposal needs by providing waste management services, operating public landfills, protecting the local environment, investing in renewable energy enterprises and promoting recycling in order to ensure a safe and healthy community for current and future generations.

BioLargo

BioLargo, Inc. invents, develops, and commercializes innovative platform technologies to solve challenging environmental problems like PFAS contamination, advanced water and wastewater treatment, industrial odor and VOC control, air quality control, and infection control. With over thirteen years of extensive R&D, BLGO holds a wide array of issued patents, maintains a robust pipeline of products, and provides full-service environmental engineering.