Register for the 6th International Symposium on Animal Mortality Management

Please join us June 3-7, 2018 at the Amarillo Embassy Suites for the 6th International Symposium on Animal Mortality Management in Amarillo Texas. This triennial symposium was established in 2005 and is an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest research, educational programs, and technologies available for disinfection, decontamination, depopulation, and disposal. To learn more about the complete schedule go to:


The conference will feature various presentations and poster displays, tours of Texas agriculture, demonstrations and an interactive exercise activity. To learn more go to:


Registration is now open. Early bird rates expire May 6, 2018. There are daily rates and options for local attendees as well. To register now go to:

Call for Abstracts – College students researching the 3Rs

Are you conducting research in waste reduction, reuse and recycling?

The New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling (NYSAR3)
is seeking student research projects related to the 3R’s to showcase at the 28th Annual Recycling Conference and Trade Show.

For more information, click on the picture below.

Please submit your abstract to Abstracts are due by Oct 1, 2018.

Compost Use for Improved Soil – Poster Series

These posters describe how compost can be used in different applications to improve the chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of soils. There are multiple uses for compost including use in agricultural production; on athletic fields; in gardening; for turf establishment and/or maintenance; in landscaping and tree planting; and in nurseries. Compost is a perfect medium for reclamation and remediation; for slope stabilization, erosion control and storm water management; and for roadsides, street trees and medians. Compost made in urban environments can and should be used locally to revitalize the urban environment. Please make use of these posters in your educational programs concerning compost use.

Poster files are sized to be 32” wide by 40” high when printed as a full size poster.

Compost Operations Training Course

The US Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) is offers Compost Operations Training Courses

July 24-28, 2017 in Brooklyn, NY, September 11-15, 2017 in Raleigh, NC, and October 30-November 3, 2017 in Fort Collins, CO.

For more information, click here.

NYS Federation of Solid Waste Associations Conference

May 20th – 23rd, 2018 – NYS Federation of Solid Waste Associations – Strive for Sustainability Solid Waste & Recycling Conference with Trade Show, at The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, NY. The Federation Spring Conference and Trade Show began in 1997 and has become an annual premier northeast event. It attracts over 700 public and private sector solid waste and recycling professionals to a technical program with 90 presentations and an expanded Trade Show that is supported by 120 major exhibitors.

Ditch Management Training

May 3, 2018: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm with an optional tour at 1:00 pm.

Please visit for further information.

Use of Compost Based BMPs for Ditches, Slopes and Stream Banks. Sponsored by Tompkins county Soil and Water conservation District and CWMI. Tompkins County Highway Department, 170 Bostwick Rd., Ithaca, NY. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Angel Hinickle at or by calling (607) 257-2340 in order to ensure an accurate count for lunches.

Waste Management at the Processing Plant – webinar

Click here for recorded 70-minute webinar.

Managing, treating and removing solid waste and wastewater often comes at a significant cost for small-scale meat processing facilities.  For those new to meat processing, or those looking for new ideas for their plant, this webinar will provide a general overview on waste management for both solid waste and wastewater.  Wastewater management, basic systems and pre-treatment options, and regulations will be discussed along with solid waste streams (things like manure, bones, trim, etc.) and solutions for dealing with those various waste streams.

A Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network webinar

Speakers: Thomas M. Bass of Montana State University Extension, Jean Bonhotal of Cornell Waste Management Institute and Brian H. Kiepper of University of Georgia.