Marcus Zbinden

Marcus Zbinden

Marcus Zbinden

Speaker | Carver County Environmental Services

Chaska, MN | 952-361-1806 | mzbinden@co.carver.mn.us

USCC Member

Marcus is an environmental specialist with Carver County Environmental Services.A professional with over 25 years of combined public and private sector experience in environmental compliance, permit and license review, project management, budget development, public involvement and technical assistance. Key strengths: proficient at identifying resources and bringing projects to successful conclusion, recognized for relationship building between organizations.

Presentation Title: Composting Yard Waste vs Source Separated Organics Material: The Scientific Comparison of Environmental Impacts to Ground Water

Session: Compost Research Updates Hosted by the CCREF

Time: Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 8:15 to 9:45 AM

Presentation Summary: The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requested assistance from the United States Environmental Protection Agency in their efforts to evaluate the potential for ground water impacts at composting facilities. The Federal project partners include staff members from the Central Regional Laboratory in Chicago and the Office of Research and Development in Cincinnati. The Federal project partner’s role is to ensure the MPCA and their partner, Carver County, obtain representative ground water samples at both a yard waste and a source separated compost site and receive appropriate analysis and results from those samples.