SWANA

Curated Session: Young Professionals

How Local Government Waste Policies Resemble the Energizer Bunny

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
10:45 – 12:00
Convention Center

Beginning early in the 20th Century, states and local governments initiated solid waste policies with comprehensive plans and implemented these plans with regulations. For its part, the solid waste industry has often responded with legal challenges that have produced court rulings upholding, for the most part, these governmental measures. The SWANA Young Professionals have asked for a session devoted to court decisions that have shaped the development of solid waste law in the United States. Besides providing summaries of key cases, the presenter will engage audience members with questions about the policy implications of these rulings and will invite a spirited exchange of views by the use of role playing. Indeed, audience responses, comments and questions will shape and drive some of the discussion.

Speakers:

Barry Shanoff, Esq., General Counsel, SWANA

Barry Shanoff

Barry Shanoff received his undergraduate and law degrees from Northwestern University. His clients include local governments and waste authorities throughout the country. Since 1982, he has served as general counsel for the Solid Waste Association of North America. Barry has negotiated and written contracts covering put-or-pay arrangements, hauling franchises, privatized landfill operations and management, waste-to-energy projects and landfill gas utilization. As a recognized expert in flow control, he has for many years worked with local officials nationwide in planning and implementing waste facility designation programs. His extensive writing on solid waste issues includes an award-winning legal column that ran for two decades in World Wastes magazine. Since 1999, he has been the Legal Editor of Waste Age magazine (now Waste 360) where his column appears each month. His professional affiliations include membership in the International Municipal Lawyers Association. He is licensed in Illinois, Maryland and the District of Columbia and has qualified to practice in a number of federal district and appeals courts and before the U.S. Supreme Court.