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Abstracts for Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations Conference with Trade Show
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May 22 – 25, 2022
Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations Conference with Trade Show
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Rich Bills Re-elected President

Rich Bills of Steuben County was re-elected to another 2-year term as president at the recent annual fall conference at 1000 Islands, Clayton, NY.

Rich has worked for Steuben County since mid-2008. His first role there was in environmental compliance, eventually expanding that role to include landfill gas and recycling. He currently operates the County’s leachate pretreatment facility, overseeing staff members while continuing to manage the County’s recycling programs and landfill gas operation.

A graduate of SUNY Binghamton, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology, then took a position in the private sector in hazardous waste management. He joined the Board of Directors in 2011, in the West, Region 2 position.

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

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

Patricia Pastella, P.E., was elected 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

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.