Call in number is (866) 277-6191.
All members are welcome.
Meetings are subject to change at the discretion of the Chapter Officers.
Foamed Glass Aggregates
AeroAggregates Mini-Tech & Tour
Thursday, March 21, 2019
AeroAggregates is in Eddystone, PA, on the former site of the Baldwin Locomotive Company. The Baldwin Company produced over 70,000 steam locomotives throughout their history which are in use around the world. Today, the facility is a vertically integrated producer of ultra-lightweight aggregates produced from 100% curbside collected glass cullet.
Foamed glass aggregates were originally produced in Scandinavia during the early 1990’s for use as a thermal barrier in road construction. Due to their very low bulk unit weight (8-15pcf), their applications have grown throughout the civil engineering market. Today foamed glass aggregates are used as lightweight fill on highways, bridge abutments, retaining walls, and green roofs. Other applications include backfill of foundations for drainage, insulation (prevention of frost heave) and reduction of lateral loads.
Foamed glass aggregates are produced from 100% post-consumer recycled glass. The material is inert and not effected by harsh chemicals or hydrocarbons.
AeroAggregates is currently supplying several large DOT projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
The presentation will review the development, manufacturing, applications, physical properties and case studies for foamed glass aggregates.
Keystone SWANA Mini-Tech
Seneca Landfill Garbage to Gas Tour
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Tour the new CNG Fueling Station located at Seneca Landfill in Evans City, PA. Owned and operated by the Vogel Family who has been in business for over 60 years. They are the first company in Pennsylvania to capture the landfill gas that they generate, refine it into natural gas, and then compress it into CNG fuel used by the same vehicles that collect the waste deposited at Seneca Landfill. Learn about additional steps Vogel is taking to expand the use of its biofuel by turning it into a mobile pipeline. This project promotes the utilization of alternative renewable fuels (landfill derived biogas) instead of conventional diesel fuel to power a fleet of garbage vehicles and reduce the reliance on foreign and domestic oil. Compared to diesel, renewable natural gas has 27% lower carbon dioxide emissions, 80% lower greenhouse gas emissions, and 95% lower NOx emissions.
Also on this tour, learn about Seneca's High BTU Landfill Gas processing plant that currently converts 2,200 scfm of landfill gas into 1,200 MCF of Natural Gas. This gas is distributed to the new CNG Fueling Station with the remaining natural gas being injected into the Peoples Gas pipeline, approximately 2 miles away.
Parking is available at Seneca Landfill at Building 6 (see map in Visitor Safety Guide at https://www.senecalandfill.com/docs/slf/visitor_safety_guide.pdf).
Please come equipped with the following safety equipment: hi-visibility vest or outerwear, ear plugs, and closed-toe shoes with a non-slip sole. Seneca can provide disposable ear plugs if needed.
Who is eligible?
Eligible candidates must be a son, daughter, or grandchild of a Keystone Chapter Member that is currently in good standing.
Requirements: Must be graduating high school senior or graduate equivalent certified candidate, that has been accepted for enrollment in a junior college, four-year college, or a university.
Requirements: Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university and are entering their junior or senior undergraduate year while pursuing a degree in environmental science, engineering, or suitable major that is related to the field of solid waste management.
The Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship Award
Requirements: Must be a full-time student that is entering or is currently in a graduate school pursuing a degree in environmental science, engineering, or other suitable major that is related to the field of solid waste management.
May 1, 2019 - All completed scholarship application forms and corresponding documentation must be received by Chanda Martino, Keystone SWANA Chapter Secretariat.
Submit applications to:
1610 Russell Road
Lebanon, PA 17046
or by email: Chanda@keystoneSWANA.org
The Chapter Scholarship Committees are responsible for reviewing and selecting local winners, and forwarding one representative for each scholarship category to the International Scholarship Committee for review.
Questions? Contact Chanda Martino, call (866) 467-9262, or visit KeystoneSWANA.org for more information.
Articles can be submitted year round and do not need to be original as long as they are properly credited to the source.
Photos should be send in a .jpeg,.bmp, .eps, .tif, etc. (no pdfs). You may also reach Alison at 717-737-8326.
Advertise in the Newsletter
You may also choose to advertise in The Keystone and support the Chapter Scholarship Fund. The Keystone Newsletter Advertising Request is attached for your convenience.
Ads can be color or black and white. The rate schedule is as follows:
Business Card $75 (3 or more issues, $60 per issue) 3.5 L x 2
1/4 page $150 (3 or more issues, $125 per issue) 3.5 L x 5 H
1/2 page $250 (2 or more issues, $200 per issue) 7.75 L x 5 H OR
3.5 L x 10.5 H
Whole page $450 (2 or more issues, $400 per issue) 7.75 L x 10.5 H
Please coordinate advertising with Alison D'Airo of Barton & Loguidice.
Visit KeystoneSWANA.org for more details
The Zero Waste Principles and Practices course encompasses a broad overview of Zero Waste principles and practices in 10 modules covering public policy, programs, technology and measurement:
The course provides many opportunities for discussion among instructors and participants. It draws on current materials and examples from outside the published manual and engages students in several in-class exercises.
$899 for Keystone SWANA Members - COURSE ONLY
$999 for Non-members - COURSE ONLY
$200 for Certification Exam
The Zero Waste Course can be taken for CEUs only, but it is necessary to take the exam to receive certification.
Certification exam will be held on May 23.
To join SWANA, click here.
2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Road-E-O
June 6 & 7, 2019
Hosted by Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority in Blossburg, PA
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Quality Inn and Suites in Mansfield, PA at a rate of $99 per night.
Reservations must be made by May 23 to take advantage of the discounted rate. They do serve a buffet breakfast.
Reserve your room(s) by call the Quality Inn at 570.662.3000 and use the code Mid-Atlantic Road-e-o.
ON-SITE REGISTRATION FOR THE ROAD-E-O WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!
There are no refunds if you cancel.
For questions regarding registration, contact Chanda Martino at 866.467.9262 or Chanda@keystoneswana.org.
For questions regarding the competition, contact Scot Sample or Trisha Wilkinson at 570.297.4177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Meeting will be held immediately following the Fall Conference.
Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter of
Solid Waste Association of North America
1610 Russell Road, Lebanon, PA 17046
866 GO SWANA (467-9262)