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Dealing with Waste in a Sustainable Community

Sponsor: League of Women Voters of Marion/Polk Counties


  • Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Oregon Center for Environmental Health
  • Health Care Without Harm
  • Oregon Toxics Alliance
  • Willamette University Center for Sustainable Communities
  • Friends of Marion County
  • Salem City Club

Sponsors will be collecting non-perishable food items for Marion-Polk Food Share at registration.  

Willamette University
College of Law (Click here for directions)
Paulus Lecture Hall - Room 201 Salem, Oregon 

6:30 pm Registration and Displays
7:00 pm Presentations
Followed by Q & A 

Thursday, January 22nd 

                            Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Waste Reduction Strategies

        • Cathie Davidson, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
          Recycling is up in Oregon, but so is waste generation.  Consumers and businesses need to develop new strategies for waste reduction.

Recycling Efforts in Marion County

        • Alan Pennington, Waste Reduction Coordinator for Marion County Environmental Services
          Marion County leads the state in percentage of recycled materials, but more can be done.  Population growth is putting pressure on existing facilities.

Creating Jobs and Saving Resources through Recycling

        • John Matthews, Garten Services
          Garten has been recognized as a leader in recycling since the recycling industry first began to move mainstream in the 1970s.

Thursday, February 26th

Incineration Dangers: From Nanoparticles to Nonsustainability

        • Dr. Paul Connett, St. Lawrence University (click here for his bio)
          Renowned expert on zero waste and waste incineration by-products.

Covanta/Marion County Waste-To-Energy Facility as an Integrated Part of the County's Waste Management System

        • Jeffrey Hahn, Environmental Director for Covanta Energy Corporation    

Download and Share the February 26th Event Flyer 

Thursday, March 26th

Marion County's Solid Waste Master Plan

        • Jeff Brickford, Marion County Environmental Services and Doug Drennan, J.R. Miller Consulants

League of Women Voters of Marion/Polk Counties Waste Study

        • Deanie Anderson, Susann Kaltwasser, David Phelps and Sharon Johnson
          Presentation of the Leauge two-year study including questions raised by the committee and responses to the MCSW Master Plan recommendations.

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