Banquet Room of the Renaissance Building, 136 SW Washington, Corvallis
Speakers: Brian May and Julie Jackson,
Waste management is changing. May will discuss the anatomy of a modern landfill and food waste composting. Jackson will cover the current status of Allied Waste's recycling and composting programs.
As the Operations Manager for the Pacific Region Compost Facility (PRC), May is a leader in food waste composting in Oregon. He was responsible for improvements at the PRC that allowed the facility to become the first in Oregon permitted by the DEQ to compost all food wastes. Brian also manages the Coffin Butte Landfill where he oversees 25 employees and the disposal of more than a half-million tons of waste each year. During his 20 years of experience in the waste industry, he has seen sustainable practices become the norm. A graduate of Western Oregon University, he and his wife live with their two daughters in Dallas, Oregon.
Julie Jackson has come full circle from high school teacher to director of a non-profit and back to recycling education and outreach. She is the recycling coordinator for Allied Waste, working in the Corvallis, Albany and Salem divisions, and enjoys spreading information about the company’s sustainable practices to people of all ages. A graduate of Oregon State University, Julie and her husband live in Albany.
Attendance is free. Lunch is $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. To register, send email to email@example.com by Jan. 6 with "City Club Jan. 9" in the subject line.