Because of increasing population and economic growth in Texas, billions are being invested in the state’s transportation and water infrastructure. Is the same investment being made in our state’s solid waste management infrastructure, and if not, what are the consequences? The webinar focuses on how continued growth and waste generation patterns are affecting future disposal capacity in four major regions of the state. Specific issues include:
- Is the waste generation rate changing?
- What will happen to landfill capacity in the next 15 years if no major changes are made to address waste generation or available capacity?
- What is the role of construction / demolition waste related to future capacity
- How do waste generation rates and landfill practices relate to each other?
- What are potential recommendations for meeting our future disposal needs?
Speaker for this webinar includes Michael Carleton, project manager for Arredondo, Zepeda & Brunz. Mr. Carleton has over 30 years of experience in developing municipal solid waste management plans and has assisted communities implement programs for solid waste collection, recycling, energy from waste and landfill disposal. He has also been involved in the selection of some of the state’s largest waste management facilities and has permitted a number of landfills – most recently for the City of Laredo which received an TxSWANA Finest Award for Landfill Design. He is a project manager for the engineering firm of Arredondo, Zepeda & Brunz.