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Landfill Gas & Biogas Technical Division

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With a proven, groundbreaking 30+ year history in the field and more than 700 subscribers, SWANA’s Landfill Gas and Biogas Division (LGB) is widely recognized as the premier authority on issues surrounding landfill gas (LFG) recovery, control, management, utilization, system design, operation, and maintenance.

SWANA’s Landfill Gas and Biogas Symposium (held as part of SWANApalooza) takes an in depth look at issues surrounding landfill gas (LFG) recovery, control, management and maintenance, utilization, system design, operation and more.

You must be a member of both SWANA and the Technical Division to join a committee.

Landfill Gas & Biogas Technical Division Leadership

Ms. Amy Banister
Senior Director Air Programs, Waste Management, Inc. (HQ)


Ms. V. Nicole Gallagher Burkhardt, P.E.
Landfill Gas Engineer, Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA)
David Kaminski
Senior Vice President, QED Environmental Systems, Inc.
Carlo Lebron
Vice President, SCS Engineers

Landfill Gas & Biogas Technical Division Committees

Awards Committee

The Awards committee evaluates nominations and presents the Landfill Gas and Biogas Awards.

Distinguished Individual Achievement Award

The Distinguished Individual Achievement Award (DIAA) recognizes efforts on behalf of individual SWANA members for service to the Division.

View Past Winners of the LGB Technical Division Distinguished Individual Achievement Award

LGB Hall of Flame

The LGB Technical Division Awards committee evaluates and adds members to the Division Hall of Flame every three years.

View Past LGB Hall of Flame Recipients

LGB Eternal Flame

The Awards committee evaluates nominations honoring the memory of industry leaders who have passed away and presents an Eternal Flame award to the family of the honoree.

View past LGB Eternal Flame Recipients


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Extraction and Control Systems Committee

Uses the combined experience and knowledge base of the industry to upgrade standards of practice in the design and installation of landfill gas and biogas management systems.

Field Practices Committee

Tracks and communicates developments and practices for LFG collection systems through a Manual of Practice for three areas: Health and Safety, Materials and Equipment, and Sampling and Analysis.

Legislative and Regulatory Committee

Tracks current and pending legislation at the federal and state levels, providing comments and writing letters to elected officials in support of SWANA’s stance on key issues.

Program Committee

Reviews abstracts submitted for SWANA conferences. The committee also suggests future conference sites, technical presentations and tours for SWANApalooza. Members also can serve as moderators for technical sessions and contribute to the topic and speaker selection process for SWANA’s monthly Webinars.

Rules and Regulations Committee

Tracks and analyzes regulations, interfacing with agencies seeking to regulate landfill gas, and actively providing input into regulatory and environmental policy, as well as SWANA’s technical and management policies.

Training Committee

Provides training and education through courses and publications, assuring program quality. Courses have included:

  • Landfill Gas Systems
  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Landfill Gas Basics
  • A home-study training package called Managing Landfill Gas at MSW Landfills

Utilization Committee

Expands the use of landfill gas by identifying existing and emerging technologies and addressing barriers to growth. This includes technical, regulatory, environmental and financial challenges.

Young Professionals Committee

The committee’s role is to help attract more young professionals to the LFG waste sector and represent YP interests within the Technical Division. LBG-YP Committee members will be the voice of the next generation in SWANA landfill gas and biogas initiatives.