Elliot Schneider

Elliot Schneider

Elliot Schneider

Speaker | City of St. Peters

Saint Peters, MO | eschneider@stpetersmo.net

Elliot is the Manager of Environmental and Fleet Services for the City of St. Peters, Missouri and manages a municipal Solid Waste Collections program, Fleet Maintenance, a Material Recovery Facility and Transfer Station, and an Aerated Static Pile Biosolids Composting program. He has been heavily involved in the biosolids program for nearly fifteen years, and strives to assist industry growth in the municipal sector. With a focus on process efficiencies, and leadership he has built a successful and profitably facility for the City and shares that passion with others to ensure their success in a similar capacity.

Session Code: 3A

Track: Operations

Session Name: Municipal Composting

Session Time: 4:15 – 5:45 PM

Presentation Title: Improving Process Efficiencies in Biosolids Composting

Presentation Description: With the rising cost of fuel and equipment, coupled with all other expenses encountered by municipal waste water treatment, operating an efficient composting operation is crucial for the continued success of the facility and support from the community. Biosolids typically present additional processing needs or operational hurdles, especially in wet climates. This session touches briefly on an establishing a structured business plan utilizing a full cost accounting method to recognize expenses and limit them when possible. It then dives in how to leverage pile parameters or material aesthetics to limit the handling of materials to increase throughput on a small footprint, increasing the potential of your equipment. Ultimately, an efficient process is more than management, it a culture and buy-in from your staff; managing processes by leading people and removing redundancy from municipal operations. This session talks about how we have found success in that strategy and how it has increased our facility performance, improved fund balance, and enabled growth.