October 10, 2022

« All News

Geosyntec Practitioners Talk Trash in SWANA Florida's Summer 2022 Solid Waste Newsletter

Geosyntec's Sarah Gustitus-Graham, Ph.D., EI (Florida), Jill Gaffigan (Georgia), and Marc Rogoff, Ph.D., (Florida) were chief contributors to the Summer 2022 issue of the Florida Sunshine Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA FL) Newsletter, Talking Trash.

Beginning with a cover image of a Geosyntec project and a first-page advertisement for Geosyntec's solid waste management services, the issue features Geosyntec throughout. In the issue's "Letter from the President," Keith Howard, SWANA FL President mentions Sarah Gustitus-Graham; a picture of Sarah leading the SWANA FL Young Professionals Committee is also included in an article on the SWANA FL Summer Conference. The newsletter also contains an article coauthored by Jill and Marc, as well as a committee report by Marc Rogoff.

Jill and Marc's article, coauthored with Damian Tramel of the Hillsborough County Waste Management Division, is titled "Hillsborough County, FL Addresses Covid-19 Collection Issues." In this piece, Jill, Mark, and Damien describe how the County dealt with a dip in waste collection due to reduced staff and point to how the pandemic continues to influence communication between the County and its residents.

In "Member News," Marc Rogoff summarized the SWANA FL Collection and Transfer Committee's tour of and ride-along in an electric garbage truck. He offers a first impression of new electric vehicle garbage trucks used by the City of Ocala and addresses the City's goal of adopting battery electric refuse technology and powering vehicles with energy generated by waste.

Sarah is a Professional Civil and Geoenvironmental Engineer based in Florida who focuses on solid waste management. Sarah supports clients in landfill design, hydrologic and geotechnical investigations, studies of liner and cover systems, and landfill gas management. She also conducts waste composition studies and cost-benefit analyses.

Jill is a Senior Consultant and Environmental Economist based in Georgia. She brings more than 25 years of successfully executing complex solid waste management issues, focusing on waste reduction, recycling, beneficial reuse, and the sustainable disposal of domestic and international solid waste streams and industrial byproducts."

Marc is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management as a public agency manager and consultant.

SWANA FL is a professional organization that works to advance solid waste and resource management by focusing on education, advocacy and research. The organization's newsletter, Talking Trash, is published three times a year. To read the full issue, follow this link: Talking Trash Summer 2022AR.indd (secureservercdn.net)

More Information

Learn more about the article: Talking Trash Summer 2022AR.indd (secureservercdn.net).
Learn more: About – SWANA Florida.
For consultation regarding the Young Professionals Committee, contact Sarah Gustitus-Graham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
For consultation regarding solid waste strategy, contact Jill Gaffigan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Marc Rogoff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Sarah Gustitus-Graham at: Sarah Gustitus-Graham, EI, PhD | LinkedIn
Learn more about Jill Gaffigan at Jill Gaffigan (geosyntec.com)
Learn more about Marc Rogoff at: Marc Rogoff (geosyntec.com)