Learn how municipalities are applying technology to improve recycling. Hear how GIS and apps can be applied to streamline enforcement and outreach. Discuss methods of implementing new tech.

Michele Bernier, Town of North Attleboro

Michele Bernier has been the Solid Waste Director of the Town of North Attleboro since 2001. Since then she and the Town have expanded the recycling, used DEP grants, and would like to eventually offer trash and recycling collection to every resident in town including large apartment buildings and mobile home parks.

Laurie Pierce, City of Amesbury

Laurie Pierce is the Acting Recycling, Waste and Compost Coordinator for the City of Amesbury. She has worked for the City for 22 years - 15 years for the Amesbury Public Library and 7 years for the Department of Public Works. Laurie is currently working with a Waste Reduction Enforcement Coordinator funded by a SMRP grant.

Gunther Wellenstein, City of Lowell

Gunther Wellenstein has been a municipal material management professional for nine years. He thrives on using multimedia and social media to educate the multi-cultural city of Lowell. Gunther has mentored UMass-Lowell interns in Source Separated Organics and Mattress de-manufacturing. His long-term aspiration is to develop and teach an undergraduate class in “Sustainable Materials Management in modern society”.


Take part in the stellar technical workshops of R3 Conference. Exhibitors enjoy over 3 hours of time dedicated to networking with break snacks being served in the Exhibit Hall, lunch and the social hour. The five tracks are color-coded and matched to a corresponding room, as seen below in the map.

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