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December 2009
In This Issue

Recent GBB Assignments

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

FleetRoute™ Route Optimization Software
City of San Antonio, TX

Procurement Assistance for Management of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities
New Hanover County, NC

Assistance with Alternative Disposal Technologies
Prince William County, VA

Evaluating the Potential of Waste Processing Technologies
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation

Review of Additional Energy Recovery Facility Procurement Plans
Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, FL
(as subcontractor of R.C.T. Engineering, Inc.)

Collection Services Alternatives Analysis
Traverse City, MI

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!

US Composting Council Conference
Orlando, FL
January 24-27, 2010

Michelle Minstrell, Speaker "Composting at a Religious Facility"

Lorman Education Services Webinar
January 25, 2010

Bob Brickner, Presenter
"Opportunities for Recycling Construction Waste and Demolition Debris"

National Demolition Association Convention
Las Vegas, NV
March 21-23, 2010

Engineering Society of Detroit Solid Waste Technical Conference
Detroit, MI
March 24, 2010

Harvey Gershman, Speaker "Future of Waste Management in the U.S."

C&D World
Las Vegas, NV
March 28-30, 2010
Booth #615

Waste Expo
Atlanta, GA
May 4-6, 2010

Harvey Gershman, Speaker
"The Resurgence of Waste-to-Energy and Conversion Technologies"

Chace Anderson, Speaker
"What is Zero Waste?"

Orlando, FL
May 11-13, 2010

Boston, MA
August 15-17, 2010

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

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Maryland Clean Energy Center Launched to Transform the State's Energy Economy
GBB Assisting in Selecting Private Developer for Annapolis Renewable Energy Park

MojaveRecognizing the need for a coordinated approach to building a strong clean energy economy in Maryland, state lawmakers passed legislation establishing the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) during the 2008 Maryland General Assembly session. The MCEC – the first in the region - will be headquartered in Montgomery County at the Camille Kendall Academic Center at the University of Maryland, the Universities at Shady Grove campus. Its purpose is to promote clean energy economic development and jobs in the state; encourage deployment of clean energy technologies across Maryland; assist newly developed technologies with pilot projects; collect, analyze and disseminate industry data; and provide outreach and technical support to further the clean energy industry in Maryland. The MCEC's mission is to transform the energy economy in the State of Maryland by dramatically increasing the number of clean energy related technical innovations, entrepreneurial businesses, jobs and consumer adoption of products and services.

In addition, the City of Annapolis has partnered with Montgomery County to offer access and free use of its proposed 500-acre Annapolis Renewable Energy Park (AREP). The AREP, which will become part of the MCEC, will be a public-private partnership demonstrating the commercial use of several renewable energy technologies, including solar, biomass conversion and methane gas recovery from two closed landfills on site. In addition to commercialized energy projects, the AREP will be a demonstration site for a wide variety of technologies, potentially including geothermal, energy conservation strategies, micro-hydro, wind power, biodiesel and other emerging energy solutions. A private developer will design, build, finance and operate the projects. The AREP will also house educational programs, conferences and seminars, and training opportunities for local, regional and national groups.

GBB is assisting the City of Annapolis and the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority in selecting a private developer for the AREP, negotiating a development agreement for the site and implementing the various energy projects to be included in the park.

Related Web Links:

>> Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority website
>> Maryland Clean Energy Center Website
>> City of Annapolis - Annapolis Renewable Energy Park Info

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Letters to President Obama

Earlier this year, GBB President Harvey Gershman sent letters to President Obama on issues important to both the country and the solid waste management industry. Both letters are on GBB's website:

Waste-to-Energy and Renewable Energy
Thoughts on the inclusion of Waste-to-Energy facilities in the definition of "renewable energy."

>> Read Letter

Jump Starting a U.S.-based Recycling Industry
Thoughts on the untapped opportunities for significant job creation in the solid waste/recycling field, and the role that economic incentives might play in creating employment in this industry.

>> Read Letter

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San Antonio, TX Selects GBB's FleetRoute™ Collection Route Optimization Solution
Web-based Routing Software to Be Deployed in Time for Transition to Automated Collection

MojaveThe City of San Antonio (City), TX, has selected FleetRoute™ as its hosted collection route optimization solution. As the City is in the process of converting manual collection routes to automated collection routes, it is also being proactive by seeking to maximize collection  efficiencies, reduce operating costs, and design balanced collection routes along with the introduction of the new fleet. GBB, along with technology partner C2Logix and San Antonio-based Data Transfer Solutions, LLC, will set up the City's data in FleetRoute™ and provide hands-on training/workshop to enable City staff to conduct the routing in-house through a web-based interface.

As described by David W. McCary, Director of the City's Solid Waste Management Department: "We are excited about our routing software opportunity with FleetRoute™. We are currently completing the final phase of our conversion to an automated waste collection system, so it seemed only natural to continue our efficiency momentum by incorporating a route optimization solution. As routes are reviewed and optimized, we believe there will be benefits for both our customers and employees."

"We look forward to working closely with the City so their success with automated collection may be continued with routes that have been optimized right off the bat," said Bob Brickner, Executive Vice President of GBB. "Reaping the benefits of increased productivity and reduced operating expenses, while improving services to citizens, are what all
cities look for in the current economy. FleetRoute™ will be a key component in providing that to the City."

The Solid Waste Management Department of the City provides garbage, recycling, and brush collection services to approximately 340,000 residential customers residing within the 512 square mile City limits. It is among the largest cities providing solid waste collection by City crews. San Antonio, the Alamo City, is often regarded as the Heart of Texas for its illustrious past and its cosmopolitan present, which have come to symbolize the rich heritage of the state. One of the nation's largest military centers, it has a population of over 1.3 million, making it the second largest city in the state of Texas and the seventh largest city in the United States. It was the fourth fastest growing
large city in the nation from 2000-2006 and the fifth fastest-growing from 2007 to 2008.

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