SWANA Hosts The 31st Annual Landfill Gas Symposium

Paul Pabor, the Vice President of Renewable Energy, Waste Management, Inc., presented the keynote address at SWANA’s 31st Annual Landfill Gas Symposium on Tuesday, March 11, in Houston, Texas. Pabor brought attention to the endless opportunities for the landfill gas industry in light of the increasing demand of alternative energy resources.

SWANA CEO and Executive Director John H. Skinner, Ph.D., commented, “Paul’s extensive experience in landfill gas management and renewable energy made him an exciting and valuable addition to this year’s LFG conference. Participants were eager to listen to his unique insight of the industry.”

The conference explored the up-and-coming possibilities for renewable energy credits, carbon financing, and greenhouse gas emission control and regulation. To maximize the potential of the industry’s leading landfill gas technicians and engineers, the conference featured workshops and training courses focusing on the industry’s leading issues.

Thomas A. Shaput, Vice President, SCS Engineers, was recognized as this year’s Distinguished Individual Achievement Award winner on Wednesday afternoon. The award commemorated his excellence in SWANA landfill gas management.

New this year at LFG 31 is the Fundamentals of Odor Workshop held on Thursday. This hands-on experience will educate participants on ways to identify and mitigate odor release. Managing odor release is essential for maintaining a positive image for any landfill.


The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 60 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

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