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Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. - Solid Waste Management Consultants

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Recent GBB Assignments  
In the past few months, GBB has been selected for several new assignments, including:

Evaluation of Proposals for Solid Waste Transfer and Disposal Services
Accomack County, VA

Waste Collection Franchise Services Procurement
Charles County, MD

Solid Waste Collection Services Review
City of Charlotte, NC

Strategic Planning and Technical Assistance
Curbside Value Partnership

Demolition Landfill Remediation Cost Analysis
Deschutes County, OR

Evaluation of Municipal Solid Waste-to-Energy Power Plants
Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.

Assistance with Progressive Biosolids, Greenwaste, and New Food Waste Composting Program and Biofuel
Maui County, HI

Campus Solid Waste and Recycling Master Plan
Miami University, OH

Waste-to-Energy Procurement
New Hanover County, NC

Development of Business Plan to Manage Municipal Solid Waste
Prince George's County, MD

Development and Procurement of a Waste Conversion Demonstration Plant
Prince William County, VA

Solid Waste Management Plan Update
Wasatch Integrated Waste Management District, UT

We appreciate the opportunity to assist these clients with their needs.

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GBB will be present at the following industry events. We look forward to seeing you there!

Waste Conversion Congress - West Coast
San Jose, CA
December 6-7, 2011

Harvey Gershman, Speaker
Panel Session: "Different Technologies under the Commercial Microscope"

Southeast Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling Conference
Columbia, SC
December 6-8, 2011

Bob Brickner, Speaker
"Overcoming On-Site Challenges"

Municipal Solid Waste to Biofuels Summit
Chicago, IL
February 7-8, 2012

Harvey Gershman, Speaker & Moderator
"Educating Municipalities on the value of incorporating waste to fuels into a renewable energy strategy"

National Demolition Association Conference
San Antonio, TX
GBB, Exhibitor
March 10-13, 2012

North American Waste-to-Energy Conference
Portland, ME
GBB, Exhibitor
April 23-25, 2012

Harvey Gershman, Speaker
"The Latest and Greatest on Waste-to-Energy and Conversion Technologies Including Status of Projects Under Development"

John Carlton, Speaker
"The Changing Waste Stream and Its Implications for Waste-to-Energy"

Elizabeth Rice, Speaker
"Comparison of Environmental Performance Expectations: Gasification versus Mass-Burn WTE Facilities Currently Under Construction in North America"

Las Vegas, NV
April 30 - May 3, 2012

Harvey Gershman, Moderator
Conversion Technologies session

Washington, DC
August 14-17, 2012
GBB, Exhibitor


Visit the conference / tradeshow section of our Website for a continuously updated list of events!

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Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
8550 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 304
Fairfax, VA  22031

Phone: 703.573.5800
Fax: 703.698.1306

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John G. Carlton, P.E., BCEE, Joins GBB as Vice President
Consultant and Public-Sector Senior Executive has over 20 Years of Solid Waste Management Experience

John CarltonGBB is pleased to announce that John G. Carlton, P.E., BCEE, has joined the firm as Vice President. Based in New Jersey, he has more than 22 years of solid waste management experience both as a consultant and in executive positions for public-sector authorities.

Prior to joining GBB, Mr. Carlton was Client Service Manager and Senior Project Manager at Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc., for nearly 5 years. He was the company-wide discipline leader for solid waste planning and management, and was responsible for client service, business development, and project management in a multi-state region. He served as Project Director and Project Manager for landfill baseliner and closure designs, landfill and composting operator procurements, waste composition studies, solid waste management plan development, waste-to-energy and landfill photovoltaic projects. Mr. Carlton also served as Project Director for environmental site assessments, environmental permitting, energy audits, energy conservation retrofit measures, and water conservation and wastewater planning. Early in his career, he spent 5 years as an Engineer with Killam Associates Consulting Engineers, where he planned, designed, permitted and evaluated industrial and solid waste management facilities.

He also has over 12 years of experience in the public sector. As Executive Director of the Pollution Control Financing Authority of Warren County, in Oxford, NJ, he oversaw an integrated solid waste system comprised of a mass-burn waste-to-energy facility, landfill, recycling program, household hazardous waste and electronics collection program, and enforcement program with a $15 million annual budget. A major accomplishment during his tenure was the elimination of $83 million of Authority debt over an 8-year period.

As Director of the Hunterdon County Utilities Authority Division of Solid Waste and Recycling Services, Flemington, NJ for 3 years in the mid-1990s, he administered a $10 million annual budget and also led the strategic planning for the County's solid waste management plan.

Mr. Carlton is a Registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey and has a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University.

"We're happy to welcome John as part of GBB's senior executive and consulting team. In addition to the important contribution that he'll provide in advancing GBB's business development efforts, his unique and strong combination of experience as a consultant and as a senior executive with two public-sector authorities will further advance the depth of expertise that GBB offers to clients."

-- Harvey W. Gershman, GBB President

"Focused exclusively on solid waste management, GBB has a depth of experience and track record of creating nationally recognized success stories. I look forward to the challenges ahead and working hard to help create success for GBB's clients."

-- John Carlton, GBB Vice President

>> See Press Release

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EPRI Selects GBB for an Evaluation of Municipal Solid Waste-to-Energy Power Plants

GBB has initiated a detailed engineering and economic evaluation for the use of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) as fuel in the generation of power utilizing various conversion technologies and parameters for the Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) after being selected through a formal procurement process. The intent of the evaluation is to provide a current status on the technologies associated with MSW, including performance data, cost (capital, operation & maintenance (O&M), and levelized cost of electricity (LCOE)), and prospects for future improvement of the technology types. The study will be part of EPRI's overall research and development relating to the generation, delivery, and use of electricity for the benefit of the public.

"GBB's reputation and expertise with regard to waste-to-energy (WTE) and conversion technologies (CT) is very impressive. This translated into a high level of understanding of our needs and very sensible approach to the project," noted Clarence L. Lyons, EPRI Project Manager. "The Project Team is composed of experienced individuals with very diverse, complementary backgrounds and areas of specialization which is ideal for this type of study."

>> Information about the Electric Power Research Institute

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Mobile App Spotlight

This new feature of the GBB Waste Outlook will showcase one of the growing number of free or low-cost mobile apps related to recycling or to the solid waste management industry in general. Readers are encouraged to contact to suggest interesting apps that should be featured in future newsletters.

My Recycle List
My Recycling ListDeveloped and powered by, My Recycle List is a free mobile app for the iPhone and Android that helps users locate nearby recycling facilities and shows which types of recyclables the facility accepts. The app was voted the 2011 Best Eco App for Smart Phones as part of TreeHugger's annual Best of Green Awards in the Science and Technology category. Some of My Recycle List's features:
  • My Recycling ListFind nearby recycling locations using GPS or ZIP code
  • Search for multiple materials at once
  • Organize and save list for future use
  • Access in-app interactive maps and Web browser
  • Covers the entire United States and parts of Canada
  • Call recycling locations directly or add them to your contacts
  • Works directly with to search over 120,000 locations

More information and
download links at:

* Featured apps are not necessarily endorsed by GBB.

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