August 16th , 2005 @ Schlafly Bottleworks
Laura Yates – Waste Management Specialist, St. Louis County Health Department – Solid Waste Management Program
St. Louis County Solid Waste Management Program’s webpage which contains info on electronics recycling, safer recipes, paper recycling, etc. The County’s new Solid Waste Management Plan completed in 2005 discusses the current state of waste and recycling happening in the counties (generation rates, location of landfills, etc.) and options for the future.
Sara Graham – Sustainable Design Specialist, HOK Construction
As Sustainable Design Specialist at HOK, Sara promotes the use of sustainable design practices in HOK projects worldwide. Most recently, Sara led the coordination and execution of finding users for many of the materials scrapped during the renovation of HOK’s new office space in downtown St. Louis, going for LEED-CI certification. This is a HOK (60kb) summary of the materials. Sara is a LEED accredited professional, a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and is playing an instrumental role in the development of a construction and demolition materials online exchange through the non-profit St. Louis Sustainable Buildings Co-op.
Dale Behnen – Co-owner & Project Manager, Peerless Park Landfill
Dale Behnen is co-owner of Peerless Landfill, Peerless Resource Recovery, Terrafil, the Meramec Valley Processing Facility and Throw & Go Trash, Co. Since 1996, she has assumed the roll of project manager and has been actively pursuing avenues to incorporate recycling and material recovery into daily waste disposal activities at the Peerless facility in St. Louis County, including harvesting materials on the working face of the active landfill, cardboard recycling pickup routes, pilot projects using processed wood waste as a temporary erosion control product and a hot asphalt mix that blends demolition roofs into asphalt roads.