Join us September 17 for a look at the success of public and private partnerships in Skagit County. The day will include an in-depth and in-person look at their hub of solid waste resources with tours of both Lautenbach Industries’ construction and demolition recycling facility and their neighbor, the Skagit County Recycling & Transfer Station. We will also get updated on the local and national C&D industry and green building community.
Partner with us as we explore the interconnectedness within the industry and the day to day workings of this community!
Online registration is now closed, we will be taking walk in registrations tomorrow at the door. Thank you!
Thursday, September 17, 2015
9:15 am- 3:30pm
Networking and Coffee starting at 8:45 am.
Thank you to the City of Burlington for hosting us at their beautiful city hall!
Burlington City Hall, Council Chambers- 833 S. Spruce St. Burlington, WA 98233
Parking and Tour Details:
View our Parking Map and Tour Directions!
The neighboring Fred Meyer is allowing us use of the parking area near their Garden Center, see the link below for a map. Parking is limited so carpooling is encouraged, please see the attached RSVP list to see your fellow WSRA members that may be willing to carpool!
Tours: Self transportation is required for tours, please consider carpooling to locations. Directions can be found at the link below.
Event Attire: Long pants and sturdy, closed toed shoes are required for the tour. PPE will also be required, some PPE will be available to borrow but please bring your own if you are able. Layers and outdoor wear are also encouraged.
$65 for members
$85 for non-members
$35 for students
View the Full Agenda HERE
8:45-9:15 AM-Networking & Coffee
9:15 AM-Introduction and Welcome
1:30 PM-Depart City Hall for Tours
2:00 PM-Tours of Lautenbach Industries & the Skagit County Recycling & Transfer Station
|Stephen M Bantillo, Executive Director, Recycling Certification Institute
Stephen M Bantillo is the Executive Director of the Recycling Certification Institute based in Sacramento CA. A graduate of San Jose State University (BS in Environmental Science), Bantillo has over 25 years recycling industry experience with local and state government and non-profits. He is the creator of San Jose, California’s award-winning C&D program, the nation’s first program to document and certify C&D material recycling facilities. He served on CDRA’s board 2001-2007, receiving their C&D Recycler of the Year award in 2008. In 2007, Bantillo was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to oversee California’s $1.2 Billion beverage container recycling program, which included oversight of the certification and monitoring of 2,700 recyclers.
|DJ Dean, AIA, LEED AP, DBIA Associate, KPG
DJ is the Principal Architect at KPG and leads the firm’s facility design practice. Since graduating from Washington State University with a BS in Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture, he has spent his career planning, assessing, designing, and building recycling and solid waste facilities. DJ is responsible for the integrated design process that led to the first LEED Platinum industrial facility in the United States – King County’s Shoreline Recycling and Transfer Station. He brings his industry knowledge about the recycling and solid waste facilities and melds that with sustainable design practices that have been developed at KPG over the past 25 years.
|Kinley Deller, Waste Reduction & Recycling, King County Solid Waste Division
Kinley Deller provides construction related waste reduction and recycling assistance to project managers, contractors, architects, and developers for the King County GreenTools program. Building on over 16 years experience in the waste reduction field, Kinley is an expert in deconstruction techniques and practices and has been instrumental in promoting the concept of design for disassembly to maximize the potential for future building reuse.
Gabriella Uhlar-Heffner, Senior Planning and Development Specialist, Seattle Public Utilities
Gabriella has worked for SPU since 1990 on yard and foodwaste composting research and diversion programs and organics recycling issues. Since 2007 she has developed and tracked SPU’s C&D recycling programs which include landfill disposal bans on targeted construction materials, recycling facility certification and waste diversion reporting for building projects.
|| Troy Lautenbach, President, Lautenbach Industries
Troy founded T&T Recovery (now Lautenbach Industries), a family owned and operated construction and demolition business, in 1991 after developing an idea to turn scrap drywall into bedding for dairy cattle. Today, Lautenbach Industries has 20 employees, 8 roll off trucks, 3 live floor trailers, 3 excavators and other pieces of equipment that serve the needs of contractors, businesses and individuals up and down the I-5 corridor. Before joining the WSRA Board, Troy was the proud recipient of the association's 2005 Business Recycler of the Year Award. He currently co-chairs WSRA's Policy and Advocacy Committee. Troy holds a BA in Business/Finance from Central Washington University.
| Kathleen Petrie, Planning and Development, City of Seattle
Kathleen Petrie holds the position of Sustainable Codes Analyst for the City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development. Her career has spanned work with private architecture and construction firms, leading and training teams involved in construction and working toward sustainable building practices. Kathleen is the founder of the Regional Code Collaboration, a coalition of jurisdictions from across the Puget Sound Region that is developing sustainable building codes. She is a LEED Accredited Professional, has achieved a certificate as a Sustainable Building Advisor, and was appointed by the Washington State Building Code Council to serve on the Green Technical Advisory Group, and is a development committee member of the ASHRAE 189.1 National Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings. Kathleen is pleased to work toward material, water, & energy conservation, and sustainable transportation at national, regional, and local levels.
| Kevin Renz, Solid Waste Manager, Skagit County Public Works, Solid Waste Division
Kevin is the Solid Waste Division Manager for Skagit County Public Works where he is entering his 20th year of service to the community. Originally leading the County’s efforts with Household Hazardous Waste he transitioned to Solid Waste Division Manager in 2007. Skagit County operates a comprehensive solid waste system that includes three solid waste facilities a HHW facility and Litter Collection, Recycling Education, and Environmental programs. Kevin is a graduate of Western Washington University with a BS in Environmental Science and Chemistry.
| Peggy Norcutt, Fiber Supply Assistant Manager for Port Townsend Paper
Peggy has worked with Port Townsend Paper for 31 years in a variety of positions, including environmental, quality control on their finished product and purchasing. She has been in the Fiber Supply Department for the last 16 years, primarily in purchasing of recycled fiber (OCC and DLK). Peggy also assists Port Townsend Paper's Fiber Supply Manager with purchasing of chips, sawdust and hog fuel.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
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