- Don Ross, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, New Way
Vivian Schau, Zero Waste Coordinator, Regional District of Nanaimo, BC
Michael Fernandez, Director, Miami-Dade Department of Solid Waste Management, FL
Get insights on switching to automated collection from those with experience. Don Ross of New Way will discuss the history of automation and the latest technologies. He will also outline the benefits, including safety.
Vivan Schau of the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) and Michael Fernandez of Miami-Dade County (MDC) will then share their first-hand experience. RDN began automated collection in Fall 2020 and Schau will share the innovative way they structured their contract and did outreach and community education, as well as lessons learned. MDC has had automation for a while and Fernandez will speak to the benefits, including during the pandemic. He'll give background on MDC's program, as well as provide data comparing it to REL.