Spring Conference March 8, 2017


Dear Forum Member and Vendor,

This year,  the Southern California Waste Management Forum will be featuring six vendors at our Annual Spring Conference.  The booths will be table-top style booths.   If you are interested in securing a booth to promote your organization’s products or services, please submit a request immediately. The booths are limited and will be on a first-come, first serve basis.  The cost for each booth will be $300 and will include the cost of registration for one person to attend the conference.

The conference will be held at the Sempra Energy Resource Center at 9240 Firestone Blvd., Downey  CA on March 8, 2017.

The Forum thanks you for your interest in this great opportunity and we look forward to hearing from you soon.  The conference is only weeks away so don’t wait.


SCWMF Board of Directors

Click here to download the exhibitor registration form.


Sempra Energy Center
9240 Firestone Blvd., Downey  CA

This event is open to all members of the Forum and the public who are interested in learning about the major waste management issues confronting our communities.

To insure a seat at this popular event, please register in advance. Clicking on the “Registration Form” link below will open a form that you can fill-in on line or print for completion by hand or typewriter.
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In the event that the event is not sold out, you may be able to register at the door on the day of the Spring Conference.
Event sign-in and on-site registration starts at 8:30 a.m., and the program gets underway at 9:00 a.m.

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Spring Conference Agenda

8:30 a.m.     Registration (hot beverages to be provided)

9:00 a.m.     Welcome – President’s message

9:15 a.m.     Legislative and Regulatory Update ~ Chuck A.White, P.E. LLC, Government Affairs Consultant

10:15 a.m.   Break

10:30 a.m.  “AB 901 Draft Implementing Regulations by CalRecycle” ~ Presented by, Ilonka Zlatar, CalRecycle

11:00 a.m.  “Achieving Zero  Waste Thru An Exclusive Commercial Franchise System”  Presented by, Alex Helou, Assistant Director Bureau of Sanitation

11:30 a.m     Buffet lunch

12:30pm      Adjourn

Speaker Bios…


Alex Helou, P.E., Assistant Director of the City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation

Mr. Helou is an Assistant Director of the City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation. At this position, Mr. Helou heads the Solid Resources Group that is responsible for managing solid waste for the entire City of Los Angeles, including collection, transport, and processing of source separated recyclables, green materials, and municipal solid waste from 750,000 residential customers.

Mr. Helou leads a workforce of over 1,300 employees in 5 Divisions, with annual operating budget of 180 million dollars. Mr. Helou is in charge of implementing many key solid waste management strategies to help the City of Los Angeles achieve Zero Waste by 2025, including the Solid Waste Integrated Resources Plan and the Commercial Franchise System. The City has exceeded the 75% diversion rate and continues moving toward the zero waste goal.

A 22-year veteran of the City of Los Angeles, Mr. Helou is a registered Chemical Engineer with a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering.


Chuck White

Charles A. White, P.E. Consultant with Charles A. White, P.E. LLC

Mr. White is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer and Geotechnical Engineer in California.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Michigan.  Mr. White has extensive professional experience in environmental engineering, waste management and pollution control in the Western US, principally California.   Mr. White has held a variety of responsible positions in California state government, including management positions with the State Water Resources Control Board, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, the Department of Health Services, and the Department of Toxic Substances Control.  Mr. White left government service in March 1990 to assume the position of Director of Regulatory Affairs for Waste Management in the Western U.S.   Mr. White has been actively engaged in a variety of public policy, environmental and engineering issues in the Western US including: • Development of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, • Development of Clean Fuels programs in Oregon and Washington • Greenhouse gas regulation and control, • Waste-based renewable and low carbon energy, • Solid waste and recycling regulations, standards and permitting, • Hazardous waste regulations, standards and permitting, • Environmental Justice issues in California and other Western States, • Stormwater Regulations, • Water Quality Regulations and Permitting, and • Air Quality Regulations and Permitting. Mr. White retired from Waste Management in September 2014 and currently represents clients on California state environmental and government relations matters in Sacramento.



Ilonka Zlatar, Environmental Scientist with CalRecycle

Ilonka Zlatar is an Environmental Scientist with CalRecycle’s Policy office, and is lead staff on the development and implementation of AB 901, which sets new reporting requirements for disposal facilities, recyclers, composters and brokers. Ilonka has a Master’s of Science degree in Natural Resources from UNL, and has worked in waste management for a decade, from undergraduate work in UNLV’s waste management assessment and working at the recycling center, to zero waste planning and consulting with businesses and rural communities through the nonprofit WasteCap Nebraska.

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