Mitch Kessler

Mitch Kessler

Mitch Kessler

Speaker | Kessler Consulting, Inc

Tampa, FL | mk@kesconsult.com

Mitch Kessler, is President of Kessler Consulting, Inc. which is headquartered in Tampa, FL and has a satellite office in Freeport, ME. Mitch has over 34 years in the solid waste industry and has been responsible for hundreds of projects pertaining to comprehensive waste management, collection, recycling, and composting programs for municipalities, institutions, and private corporations. Mitch currently serves on both the SWANA International Board and his state chapter’s board. Additionally, he has served as President of the Florida recycling and composting associations and has long been an active member and supporter of the USCC.

Session Name: Public Private Partnerships in South Carolina and Virginia

Session Time: Thursday, January 30, 8:30 to 10:00 AM

Presentation Title: Filling the Void: The Tools to Develop & Implement Powerful, Profitable Composting Partnerships

Presentation Description: This presentation identifies business opportunities for both the public and private sector that are on a path to obtaining higher diversion rates by engaging in public private partnerships. These partnerships are essential for organics recovery programs to continue to develop and evolve. In considering the critical role organics recovery plays in the path toward high diversion, we will identify why partnerships are necessary and the critical elements in developing public-private partnerships that achieve a win-win for all parties.

Using real world examples from various projects across the country, Mitch will explore the opportunities to maximize organic recovery and challenges that exist in the composting industry. This interactive presentation will provide thought-provoking insight, engage attendees in discussion and provide practical keys to achieving partnerships that succeed. The steps covered are universal to any community, system, or organization and will help participants to identify opportunities that can be leveraged and navigate challenges that might obstruct progress. As a result, participants will be able to recognize what is needed to successfully navigate the programmatic, financial, policy and environmental aspects of creating a winning partnership.