September 29 – October 1, 2013, High Peaks Resort Warm, sunny weather and beautiful foliage greeted participants at this fall’s
conference in Lake Placid, held from September 29 to October 1 at the High Peaks Resort.
Sessions were informative and diverse, with updates of ongoing projects and issues, and new topics involving alternate fuel sources.
Highlights included presentations on cooperation between solid waste and industrial development in Madison County, conversion of biogas to CNG for vehicle fuel, CNG pipeline for landfill methane, electric vehicle charging project, flow control update, as well as current developments in the financial carbon credit markets, engineering design of frack water/leachate treatment, a panel on the evolving world of deconstruction as an alternative solid waste management method, and a status update on organics from the state perspective.
A total of six credits were available for New York State Continuing Education Contact Hours. Prior to the start of the educational sessions, a Sunday scenic train ride to Saranac Lake was offered as another way to enjoy the brilliant fall foliage. Conference proceedings are now available on the NYSASWM