Waste Risks, Solutions and Opportunities - On Demand

Deb Swartz
Start Date
60 Minutes

Identifying, reducing and effectively managing wastes at the maintenance building can help to save costs, keep employees safe, maintain compliance and protect the environment. It’s easy to overlook risks and potential issues related to waste management along with opportunities to reduce waste or turn it into a commodity. Learn how to take a few proactive steps towards implementing practices to prevent waste, improve management, and reduce potential impacts to the environment. Debbie Swartz leads this 60-minute webinar and includes ideas that will benefit your staff and the bottom line.

Original presentation date: Apr. 20, 2016
Education points: 0.1


About the instructor

Deb SwartzDebbie Swartz is a Pollution Prevention Program Analyst for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Environmental Assistance. She graduated from Michigan State University in 1988 with a degree in geology and went to work for the State of Michigan providing environmental compliance and pollution prevention assistance. Over the years her work has included hydrogeological investigations at SUPERFUND sites, management of waste reduction and recycling grants, implementation of Environmental Management Systems and the development of two voluntary statewide initiatives: The Michigan Wellhead Protection Program and the Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program which was created in partnership with Michigan State University.

For the past eighteen years Swartz has been working with golf course superintendents, owners, managers, government and university leaders to reduce environmental risks, improve compliance with environmental laws and increase overall sustainability at golf facilities. She has been an instructor for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America for thirteen years and a judge for the Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards.

Christine Grossman

Christine Grossman, Waste Compliance Specialist for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Environmental Assistance, joins us as a technical expert.


Member price: Free
Nonmember price: $45 

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