Professional Training and Development

2017 Training Schedule

SWANA Virginia Chapter Joins Webinar Program

The SWANA Virginia Old Dominion Chapter is excited to announce that our chapter is now a member of the SWANA Chapter Webinar Program. Upcoming Webinars 

To Register:

Chapter Webinar Program participants can register for webinars online at Enter the Chapter’s Debit Card Code at the time of registration. Code: VA170502

If you have any issues during registration, please contact Jesse Maxwell at 240-494-2237 or at

Upcoming Trainings

Regulatory Training- October 18, Glen Allen, VA

Safety Training- November 2018, Henrico, VA

Past Trainings

Integrated Solid Waste Management Training: July 18, 2018

Integrated Solid Waste Management (DPWES-SWMP)
William D. Lane, County of Fairfax
Intergrated Solid Waste Management..pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [12.2 MB]
Health and Safety Considerations in Organics Management
Craig Coker, Coker Composting & Consulting
Coker_SWANA 2018_Health Safety Consider[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [6.8 MB]
Clandestine Laboratory Indicators
Special Agent Brian C. Moore, Virginia State Police
meth - 07182018-SWANA.PDF
PDF File [5.8 MB]


Regulatory Training

October 12, 2017 (Thursday) at The Place at Innsbrook, 4036-C Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA

Online Registration:

Regulatory Training Agenda - 2017.doc
Microsoft Word document [63.0 KB]
A Primer on DEQ’s Enforcement Process Russell Deppe
Microsoft Power Point presentation [233.6 KB]
DEQ Land Division Updates Leslie Beckwith
2017 DEQ Update_SWANA.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [3.1 MB]
DEQ Landfill Gas Guidance Update and Implementation Priscilla Fisher
DEQ Landfill Gas Guidance Update and Imp[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [7.0 MB]
Debris Management Including Staging Areas, Daniel Patton
Debris Management in Virginia - VDEM pre[...]
Microsoft Power Point presentation [15.3 MB]
Emerging Contaminants, Billy Newcomb
2017_VDEQ RegWorkshop_Emerging Contamina[...]
Microsoft Power Point presentation [468.9 KB]


Health and Safety Training

November 2, 2017 (Thursday) at Roanoke Valley Resource Authority, 1020 Hollins Road, Roanoke, VA

Online Registration: Available in October

Past Trainings


Collections/Recycling Training

March 30, 2017, Chesapeake, VA

Collections Training Agenda.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [122.3 KB]


Air Regulatory Training

May 18, 2017 (Thursday) at the Henrico County Operations Center, 10401 Woodman Rd, Glen Allen VA  23060

Online Registration:

Air Regulatory Training Agenda
Air_Training agenda_05_18_17 -.DOCX
DOCX File [85.7 KB]

Past Training Presentations

2017 SWANA Old Dominion Annual Conference Presentations

April 26 - 28, Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

SWANA National Update- Jeffey Murray
SWANA-General Overview_J. Murray_PPT.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.9 MB]
Virginia DEQ Regulatory Update- Justin Williams
Justin Williams.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [651.9 KB]
Odor Mitigation Strategies- Robert Dick, Clarke Gibson, Marc Byers
Odor Mitigation Strategies at Region 200[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [10.4 MB]
Program Optimization and Financial Analysis in Solid Waste Applications
RDuckett Presentation - Program Optimiza[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [3.5 MB]
Mental Illness in the Workplace
2016 NAMI presentation_v2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]
Recovery and Beneficial Use of Solid Waste Biogas
Lauren Aepli.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.8 MB]
Strategic Planning and Public Involvement
Lynn Klappich Mike Callahan.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [4.0 MB]
Landfill Closure in Severe Environments
Chris Lund.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.1 MB]
Undergoing OSHA Accident Investigation
Harvey Howard.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]
Central Virginia Sasquatch- Benjamin Loveday
The Central Virginia Sasquatch.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]
Immobilization of Toxic Heavy Metals in MSW Residue Ash
Anil K. Mehrotra.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.3 MB]
Municipal Paint Recycling
YOP + SWANA 2017.bold.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [848.6 KB]
Hurricane Mathew and the Virginia Beach Landfill
Hurricane Matthew Landfill Recovery (2).[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [5.5 MB]

2016 SWANA Old Dominion Regulatory Training Presentations

October 17, The Place, Glen Allen, VA

Stormwater Update- Fred Cunningham, Director, VA DEQ, Office of Water Permits
Solid Waste Presentation_10-17-16 - Stor[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [154.2 KB]
Stakeholder Update- Leslie Beckwith, VA DEQ, Office Director, VA DEQ, Land Protection and Revitalization
DEQ’s Continuing Discussion with Stakeho[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [522.6 KB]
DEQ Status- Jeffery Steers, VA DEQ, Central Operations
SWANA 2016 DEQ Update - Steers.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.3 MB]
Solid Waste Application of Uniform Environmental Covenants Act (UECA) - Michelle Payne, VA DEQ, Office of Remediation Programs
Solid Waste Application of UECA.PDF
PDF File [480.8 KB]
Legal Update- Meade Spotts, Spotts Fain
SWANA Presentation 10.17.16. v2pptx - Sp[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.9 MB]
SWANA Membership- Darryl Walter, SWANA
VA Presentation - Membership - Walter.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [904.9 KB]

2016 SWANA Old Dominion Conference

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, May 18 - 20, 2016

Thank you to all of our attendees, exhibitors and sponsors!

2016 Conference Agenda
Agenda, Speakers, Sponsors and Exhibitors
2016 SWANA VA Conference Agenda.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [593.4 KB]

2015 SWANA Old Dominion Regulatory Training Presentations

October 16, The Place, Glen Allen, VA

Justin Williams DEQ Stakeholder Update
Justin Williams DEQ Update.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]
Jeff Steers DEQ Regulatory Training
Jeff Steers DEQ.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]
Bob Dick Air Quality Regulation
Bob Dick Air Quality Regulation Update.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [349.9 KB]
Craig Coker Organics
Craig Coker Organics Regulatory Training[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [812.0 KB]
Dean Starook- Groundwater
Dean Starook- Groundwater.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [319.5 KB]

2014 SWANA Old Dominion Conference Presentations

August 6 - 8, Wintergreen Resort 

Ben Loveday SEED Program
Ben SEED Program.pps
Microsoft Power Point presentation [4.7 MB]
Brian Parker HHW
Parker HHW SWANA.ppt
Microsoft Power Point presentation [4.6 MB]
Timothy Berkhimer Superstorm Sandy Debris Management
Superstorm Sandy final_v2.pps
Microsoft Power Point presentation [10.2 MB]
Bob Dick Air Quality Regulation
Air Quality Regulation Update_2014_Dick.[...]
Microsoft Power Point presentation [478.0 KB]
Chaz Miller Less Is Less
Microsoft Power Point presentation [938.9 KB]
Lynn Klappich Storm Water Regulations
KlappichPPT(Final) - SWANA - 14 0805 - S[...]
Microsoft Power Point presentation [9.1 MB]
Billy Newcomb CDD Landfill Mining
Microsoft Power Point presentation [6.4 MB]
James Johnston Leachate Quality
Leachate Management in Virginia_August 2[...]
Microsoft Power Point presentation [2.1 MB]
Don DiGuilio Revolutionary Final Cover System
Don SWANA Old Dominion Chapter.pps
Microsoft Power Point presentation [13.9 MB]
Pieter Conradie 3 D Laser Scanning Technology
Pieter's SWANA Presentation V2.pps
Microsoft Power Point presentation [16.4 MB]
Scott Sheridan Mechanically Stabilized Earth Berms
Sheridan 02 02 2014.08.07 SWANA Old Domi[...]
Microsoft Power Point presentation [21.6 MB]
Stacey Demers Increasing Efficiences of Solid Waste Collections
Demers SWANA_-_Waste_Collection_-_Demers[...]
Microsoft Power Point presentation [15.6 MB]

2013 Regulatory Training Presentations

Justin Williams, Director, Office of Waste Permitting & Compliance, Virginia DEQ
2013 DEQ Update.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]
Kathryn Perszyk, Solid Waste Permit Coordinator, Virginia DEQ
DEQ Approach to CQA Inspections.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [10.7 MB]
Melanie Davenport, Water Division Director, Virginia DEQ
Melanie SWANA Regulatory Training Presen[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [18.4 MB]
Bob Dick, Vice President, SCS Engineers (Future in Waste Collection)
SWANA Future Changes in Waste Collection[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [3.6 MB]
Meade Spotts, President, Spotts Fain (Legislative Update)
SWANA 2013 Presentation.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.9 MB]
Dennis Slade, Environmental Consultant, Virginia Dominion Power
Coal Combustion Byproducts_v3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [538.3 KB]
James Jackson and Ron Ellis, City of Richmond Public Works
DPW CNG - SWANA Conference October 2013.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [499.3 KB]

2013 Presentations from Quad State Conference

 Here is a link to the Quad State Website:

2011 Presentations from Annual Virginia Conference

Changes to the Virginia Stormwater Regulations
Presentation given by Larry Bertolet, P.E.
1 - Changes to Stormwater Regulations.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [909.3 KB]
Combining Information Management with Waste Professionals
Presentation given by Steve Taylor
2 - Combining Information Management.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [632.9 KB]
Increasing Landfill Airspace
Presentation given by Carlton L. Dudding, LLC and Douglas N. Brown, PE
3 - Increasing Landfill Airspace.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.9 MB]
Landfill Gas-Fueled Power Project
Presentation given by Steven Cox
4 - Landfill Gas-Fueled Power Project.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]
LFG Projects at Small Landfills
Presentation given by Brian Stuver
5 - LFG Projects at small landfills.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [561.6 KB]
Leachate Pretreatment Options
Presentation given by Timothy M. Kelly, Ph.D., P.E.
6 - Leachate Pretreatment Options.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]
Market Conditions Impacting Landfill Gas-to-Energy Projects
Presentation given by Brent L. Dieleman
7 - Market Conditions Impacting LFGTE Pr[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [575.3 KB]
Monitoring Debris Removal Operations (Reference FEMA 327 and FEMA 325)
Presentation given by Bob Swan
8 - Monitoring Debris Removal.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.0 MB]
Planes, Rvs, Explosives and Garbage: An Environmental Assessment of the Closed East Wake Landfill
Presentation given by Doug DeCesare
9 - Planes Rvs Explosives and Garbage.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [2.5 MB]
Renewable Energy at Landfills or The New Waste Management Hierarchy
Presentation given by Draper Aden Associates
10 - Renewable Energy at Landfills.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.9 MB]
Service Reorganization of Solid Waste Collection Services
Presentation by Victoria O. Johnson
11 - Reorganizing Solid Waste Collection[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [166.2 KB]
A Project of Many Firsts: The South Hadley Landfill Vertical Expansion
Presentation given by Bryan M. Wehler, P.E., P.G.
12 - South Hadley Landfill Vertical Expa[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [2.7 MB]
Sustainability: From Awareness to Application
Presentation given by Thomas Maier, P.E.
13 - Sustainability.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]
Is Zero Waste Possible in the Quad State Region?
Presentation given by Jonathan V. L. Kiser, M.B.A.
14 - Zero Waste in the Quad Region.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [850.9 KB]