Steve Viny, CEO of Envision Waste Services, will be speaking at The 5th Annual Renewable Energy Technology Conference and Exhibition on September 9-11, 2013 in Washington, DC.
The 5th Annual Renewable Energy Technology Conference and Exhibition (RETECH) will unite business leaders, investors, technology innovators, federal, state, and local government officials and university educators from across the world to address today’s most pressing issues and opportunities facing every discipline of the Renewable Energy Industry.
More information will be available as it comes closer to the conference.
Closing LA County's Largest Landfill
Southern California’s Puente Hills Landfill, one of the largest landfills in the country, will shut down operations on October 31, 2013, with 127 million tons of waste in place and 10-plus million tons short of its permitted capacity. The site has been in operation since 1957, first as a private dump, and since 1970 as a sanitary landfill owned and operated by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (LACSD).
According to LACSD Division Engineer Robert Asgian, although procedures for shutdown of the 1,365-acre site are in the main routine, its closure is expected to send ripples throughout the county, including a hike in waste disposal costs for communities who currently use the landfill, a scramble for alternative disposal sites and the loss of 50 MG of clean energy to the Southern California electric grid, which is currently supplied by the landfill’s gas to energy project, the largest in the world. On the other hand, there will be a smile on the face of Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and homeowners in the communities the supervisor represents close to the landfill.