WORKS 2022
April 26-28, 2022
Ramada Inn Topeka

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Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors and Exhibitors:




Speaker Presentations:

Keynote: 0 Hunger, 0 Waste 

Sheila Lowrie and Ben Huhs, Dillon’s/Baker’s/ Gerbes, a division of the Kroger Company 


When Things Change... We Gotta Change 

Tonya Bronleewe, Environmental Finance Center, Wichita State University 


Curbing Contamination with The Recycling Partnership 

Cassandra Ford, Community Program Coordinator, The Recycling Partnership 


MARS Sustainable in a Generation 

Andrew Chance, MARS 


Recycling Market Panel

Glass: Josh Boyer, Ripple Glass 

Paper: Joe Jurden, Cook Paper Recycling Corp 

Plastic: Kurt Humes, Waste Management

Metal: Roger Zigler, Advantage Metals 

MRF: Charlie Sedlock, HAMM Inc


Solid Waste Update 

Julie Coleman, Bureau Director, KDHE, Bureau of Waste Management 


Beginning Composting 

Dr. DeAnn Presley, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, KSU Agronomy 


Food2good2waste Poster Project 

Stan Slaughter, Education & Garden Specialist, Missouri Organic Recycling 
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQYc6R9Yyyc 
Food Too Good to Waste Poster


The City of Lawrence Composting Facility: Operations, Equipment, Safety & the Future 

Megan Withiam, City of Lawrence 


The City of Lawrence Composting Facility: Operations, Equipment, Safety & the Future 

Kathy Richardson, Solid Waste Manager, City of Lawrence 


Food Waste Composting with In-Vessel Composter 

Michael Rea, Sustainability Project Manager, JCCC


Starting a New Food Waste Composting Operation

Alan Staples and Karen Ramsey, Food Cycle KC, LLC

Kansas Organization of Recyclers (KOR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
PO Box 3902, Topeka, KS 66604 (785)409-6681 kskor@kskor.org

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