Events & News

Upcoming Conference Events

September 18 – 20, 2022
NYSASWM 2022 Fall Conference
High Peaks Resort – Lake Placid, NY
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On-Line Registration

May 22 – 25, 2022
Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations Conference with Trade Show
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NYSASWM Upodates

William A. Rabbia, Executive Director of the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority, was recently appointed by the NYSASWM Board to serve as president due to the resignation of Rich Bills of Steuben County. Rabbia previously served as president from 2015 to 2018 and has served as a board of directors representative at various times, most recently in an at-large position. Bills resigned his position as environmental Project Coordinator with the Steuben County Department of Public Works as of February 11 and took a job in the private sector. He was in the midst of a second 2-year term as president of the Association.

At the fall conference at 1000 Islands in Clayton, NY, the following officers were also elected:

Amy Miller, P.E., director of the Monroe County Department of Solid Waste – vice president. A board representative since 2018, she most recently served as secretary.

Sue McIntyre, director of the Delaware County Department of Public Works – re-elected as Treasurer for her fourth 2-year term.

Patricia Pastella, P.E. – Secretary, moving from Director North 2, where she had served since 2019. She is the Materials Management Division Director for the Development Authority of the North Country.

Board representatives were also elected:
John Brusa Jr., P.E., of Barton & Loguidice – at large
Carl Schmidt, Oswego County Department of Solid Waste – at large
Matt McGarry, P.E., Town of Colonie – Director East 2
Charles Sudbrink, Cortland County – Director Central 1
Pantelis Panteli, Chautauqua County DPW-Environment – Director West 2

Josh Olbrys, Deputy Executive Director of the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority was appointed as NYSASWM board director, Central Region 2 at the beginning of the year, to fill the slot left vacant by James Biamonte, who retired from OHSWA as environmental coordinator.

Madison County Renewable Energy Project

PFAS and Your Local Landfill – Managing Risks & Preparing for Regulations


Solid Waste Achievement Award nomination

The solid waste achievement award is designed to recognize an outstanding leader in the field of solid waste, or an outstanding program. This is a way to bring exceptional programs to the attention of members throughout the state.

The individual awarded (or one representative from the awarded agency) will receive a plaque and a free registration to either the March training course, or fall conference, their choice.

Nominees will be reviewed by the Executive Committee of the NYSASWM board, and the award will take place at the fall conference.

Please use this form for for your nominations.