The Annual Waste Management Conference and Exhibit is the highlight of The Forum’s regularly scheduled events. 
A Planning Committee is hard at work developing a timely and informative program and an impressive roster of speakers.  A program announcement and registration flier will be e-mailed to those on the Forum’s mailing list.
If you wish to be on the Conference mailing list, please message us through our Contact Us page.  
Anyone interested in exhibiting their products or services at the conference, or contributing, should complete and send an exhibit order form to the Forum.



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Conference Schedule ~ Please check back for updates.

8:00AM—8:45AM   Check in  -  Coffee  - Networking

8:45AM—9:00AM   Welcome 

9:00AM—9:45AM   Keynote Speaker
Moderator: Mike Mohajer

Speaker:  Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director National Stewardship Action Council


Moderator: Mike Mohajer

Legislative Update, Analyst and what to expect
Speaker:  Doug Kobold, CPSC/SWANA LTF



Moderator: Cynthia Vant Hul

Implementation Lessons Learned
Speaker:  Richard Nino, Burrtec

Lunch / Luncheon Speaker

Moderator: Olivia Sanchez
Speaker:  Ashlee Lee, CalRecycle

Moderator: Olivia Sanchez 
Reporting Software Programs
Speakers:  David Davis, MSW Consultants; Emily Coven, Recyclist;
Judi Gregory, Go2Zero

1:30PM— 2:30PM     
Moderators: Bill Camarillo; Teri Cohan Link
Showcased Organics Facilities; Davis St. Santa Barbara Resource Recovery, Anergia  Facilities for source-separated systems (CR&R, Puente Hills)
Speakers:  Yaniv Scherson, Anaergia; John Dewey, Santa Barbara County; Chris Seney, Republic Services



Moderator: Thomas Coates

Speakers:  Ontario/OC Republic


3:00PM - 3:15PM Wrap up / Raffle

Moderators: Teri Cohan Link / Cynthia Vant Hul

David Davis, MSW Consultants



Doug Kobold has worked in the Solid Waste and Recycling industry for nearly 30 years. He accepted the position of Executive Director for the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) in August 2018. He worked at Sacramento County for over 18 years, where he last held the position of Waste Management Program Manager and prior to that he worked in solid waste consulting for 2 ½ years with Edgar & Associates and 5 ½ years with Yolo County prior to his time in consulting. Doug received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from California State University, Chico, with a minor in Planning in 1992. He also received SWANA certifications for Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) in 1997, Manager of Collection Systems (MOCS), and Manager of MSW Management (MMSWM), both in 2008. He currently serves as Chair on the SWANA California Chapters Legislative Task Force (LTF), is an elected Board Member of CRRA, and Vice Chair of the Statewide Illegal Dumping Technical Advisory Committee (IDTAC) hosted by CalRecycle.

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Ashlee Yee has worked with CalRecycle for over ten years.  Ashlee oversees the Jurisdiction and Agency Compliance and Enforcement Branch, which evaluates jurisdictions’ and agencies’ compliance of our state laws including SB 1383. Previously, Ashlee worked in the Local Assistance and Market Development Branch, where she focused on the implementation of state laws such as mandatory commercial recycling, mandatory commercial organics recycling, short-lived climate pollutants, and state agency recycling as well as the State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign.  Prior to that, Ashlee has worked as a CalRecycle representative for jurisdictions and state agencies in the Bay Area and in CalRecycle’s Jurisdiction Compliance Unit.  Ashlee is a graduate from UC Santa Cruz.

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Heidi Sanborn
Founding Executive Director, National Stewardship Action Council & Stewardship Action Foundation

Heidi Sanborn has been an internationally recognized advocate for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and a circular economy for over 20 years and been in the industry for 32 years. She served as the first Chair of the Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling 2020-2022 which resulted in 34 unanimous policy recommendations, many of which became law in this timeframe.  Heidi is a dynamic and knowledgeable speaker who uses solid information, real-world stories, and humor to share her message. National Stewardship Action Council is a highly successful education and advocacy organization which is known for passage of California’s landmark 2018 medicine and sharps take-back legislation SB 212 (Jackson, Ting, Gray), and in 2021 sponsored passage of SB 343 (Allen) and AB 818 (Bloom) Truth in Labeling bills for recycling and “flushable” wipes.  In 2022, she was one of 25 negotiators which drafted and passed SB 54 (Allen), the Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act, the only true Circular Economy bill in the U.S.


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After completing the form, if paying by credit card please include the billing address.
If paying by check, please make check payable to Southern California Waste Management Forum
Registration is a financial commitment. All cancellations must be received in writing 14 days prior to the event. We do not accept PO's for payment, and there is a $75.00 processing fee on all returned checks.
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