Hello Old Dominion Membership! Over the past several months the Chapter has started looking at how we communicate with over 300 members to make it a more meaningful experience. One of the first objectives was to rework the existing website to include an easier user interface including highlighted information on training, safety, and committees. In the future we are looking to add presentations, meeting minutes, and organizational information. If you have photos that we can use for the website please send them along to Erica Trout. The second change was to look at how we utilize the Chapter newsletter. The Board meets bi-monthly and unless you attend or read the minutes you don’t get the advantage of the discussions with DEQ or Chapter updates. To resolve this issue we are going to issuing newsletters after each Board meeting that will give brief, but pertinent information on Chapter events and current events in solid waste.
The last Board meeting was held on August 15, 2019 and the main topic of discussion is the upcoming Amendment 10 to the Solid Waste Regulations. As this process ramps up it will provide opportunity to discuss key issues in the solid waste community. Some of the current concerns of the Chapter include landfill capacity determination, overfilling of cells to allow for settlement, and SWIA updates. If membership has additional concerns we encourage you to make comments at the appropriate time or make your Board aware for incorporation in Chapter comments. The next Board meeting will be on October 9th, 2019 at 2 p.m. HDR in Glenn Allen. The following day is our annual regulatory training to be held at The Place at Innsbrook, Glenn Allen. Hope to see you there!