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

Residential Recycling Conference
Nashville, TN
March 29-31, 2011

GBB, Exhibitor (#311)
Margaret Eldridge, Speaker
"Making an RFP A-OK"

Carolina Recycling
Association Trade Show and Conference

North Charleston, SC
March 29-April 1, 2011

Michelle Minstrell, Speaker
"National Recycling Coalition Update"

Environment Virginia Symposium
Lexington, VA
April 5-7, 2011

Bob Brickner, Speaker
"Alexandria/Arlington Waste-to-Energy Facility"

United States Clean Heat & Power Association Spring Forum
Washington, DC
May 5-6, 2011

Harvey Gershman,Speaker
"Waste as a Fuel for CHP; Opportunities and Technologies"

Waste Expo
Dallas, TX
May 9-11, 2011

Harvey Gershman,Speaker
"The Latest and Greatest on the Resurgence of Waste-To-Energy and Conversion Technologies"

North American Waste-to-Energy Conference
Lancaster, PA
May 16-18, 2011

GBB, Exhibitor (#115)
Harvey Gershman,Speaker
"The Latest Updates on Waste-to-Energy and Conversion Technologies; Plus Projects Under Development"

Bob Brickner, Speaker
"Behind the Scenes: Sneak Peak at Procurement of Innovative Recycling & Waste-to-Fuel Conversion System Expected to Yield 80% Diversion"

Waste Conversion Technology Conference
Philadelphia, PA
June 8-9, 2011

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

Maryland Recycling Network / SWANA Mid-Atlantic Conference
Linthicum, MD
June 16-17, 2011

Harvey Gershman,Speaker
"Waste Management and Recycling in Maryland: Where are we now and where can we go?"

Nashville, TN
August 23-25, 2011

GBB, Exhibitor

Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Panel:
"Total Solid Waste Management Planning and Implementation"
GBB Participants: Harvey Gershman (President) and Jack Tucker (Senior Project Manager)

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

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

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Increased Stops per Day by 29% and Reduced Fuel Consumption
FleetRoute™ Helps City of Stillwater, OK Significantly Improve Collection Operation

FleetRouteIn 2010, the City of Stillwater, OK, rolled out automated waste collection using new routes created by the FleetRoute™ route optimization software with the assistance of GBB and technology partner C2Logix. As a result, the City increased productivity, realized significant cost reductions, and improved customer service. In addition to reducing fuel consumption, trucks increased their productivity by 29%, with each going from 700 to more than 900 stops per day. "If we tried to do this manually, it would not be very efficient," said David Higgins, Solid Waste Management Director, "We’ve really been able to maximize our resources." The City intends to expand its use of FleetRoute™ to its street sweeping operation.

FleetRouteRead an article on this success story, which appeared in the October 2010 edition of Fleet Technologies Magazine.

Related Web Links:
>> FleetRoute information
>> GBB/FleetRoute™ Assist Baltimore: Savings of Up to $6 Million/Year

>> GBB/FleetRoute™ Help ECUA Launch New Collection Services

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Updates from the Guam Receiver

GuamIn a Court Order dated March 17, 2008, U.S. District Court Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood appointed GBB to be Receiver with full responsibility for bringing the Guam Solid Waste Management Division into compliance with the 2004 Consent Decree for violation of the Clean Water Act. The latest information about the receivership is available at:

Layon Landfill Construction Advancing for Summer 2011 Opening
The target for the opening of the Layon Landfill is summer 2011, and construction progress is on schedule. As of late February 2011, the liner installation was nearly complete and the soil protection layer and leachate collection and removal system pumps and tanks were being installed. The first of two new scales was in place, and the administration building was nearing completion. Additionally, the mechanical building was being fitted out with all electrical/mechanical systems, including an oil/water separator and new 12,000-gallon fuel storage tank. The emergency power was in place, and the new 200,000-gallon water storage tank was also complete.

Construction of the new 3.5-mile access road and all utilities was nearing completion, with paving to commence in March 2011.

Quarterly Report
On December 9, 2010, the Receiver submitted its tenth Quarterly Report to the U.S. District Court of Guam. View the complete report.

Curbside Recycling Pilot Project Rolled Out
GuamIn late 2010, the Solid Waste Management Division (SWMD) rolled out a curbside recycling pilot project for 1,000 customer households; each received a new 95-gallon wheeled recycling cart with a green lid and a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag that enables SWMD to better track the use of the cart. The pilot project will determine the feasibility of implementing residential curbside recycling collection services throughout Guam. The SWMD will evaluate the success of the year-long project by assessing the level of participation in recycling, the quantity and quality of the materials collected, and the cost of the program, less any revenue from the sale of the recyclables. The SWMD will also evaluate the costs and results of three potential collection schedules: weekly collection, every other week collection, and monthly collection.

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GBB's Research on Waste-to-Energy Referenced in The Economist

GBB's extensive research on waste-to-energy and conversion technologies was referenced in a February 3, 2011 article, entitled "Turning Garbage into Gas," in The Economist.

The following is a list of some informative presentations made by GBB President Harvey Gershman at key industry events and in articles written for leading industry publications:

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