Mitch Kessler

Mitch Kessler

Mitch Kessler

Speaker | Kessler Consulting, Inc.

Tampa, FL | 813-971-8333 | mk@kesconsult.com

USCC Member

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.

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

Session: Public-Private Partnerships Pave the Path to Prosperity

Time: Tuesday, January 29, 4:45 PM – 6:15 PM

Presentation Summary: This presentation identifies business opportunities for both the public and private sector that areon 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 providepractical keys to achieving partnerships that succeed. The steps covered are universal to any community, system, or organizationand will help participants to identify opportunities that can be leveraged andnavigate challenges that might obstruct progress. As a result, participants will be able to recognize what is needed to successfully navigate the programmatic, financial, policyand environmental aspects of creating a winning partnership.