Tim Gainer

Tim Gainer

Tim Gainer

Speaker | Raleigh Solid Waste Services Department

Raleigh, NC | timothy.gainer@raleighnc.gov

USCC Member

Tim Gainer is the YWC Superintendent for the City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services and is responsible for the Yard Waste Center, the closed landfill, flare operations, gas collection and control system personally or through subordinate supervisors. He has worked for the at the Yard Waste Center for 2 years. Before that, he was the Southeast Region O&M Project Manager for AEG Tetra Tech for 5 years where and was responsible for project management of several gas collection systems for landfills in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky. He also served 10 years in the Army with 82nd Airborne where he was a Horizontal Construction Supervisor and Combat Engineer.

Session Name: Municipal Composting 3: There’s Green in Them Thar Piles!

Presentation Time: Wednesday, January 29, 4:15 to 5:45 PM

Presentation Title: Marketing Municipal Compost: Q&A with a Panel of Practitioners

Presentation Description: Marketing your finished compost and compost-based products can provide significant income, often making the difference between net profit and loss.But for municipal governments and agencies, who are service-driven and not for-profit, even the act of selling compost can be controversial.Fear of accusations of unfair competition with the private sector is an issue.Just managing the bureaucracy can be a hurdle.Listen to 3 municipal compost managers explain how they are working to overcome these and other barriers in this interactive session.
Moderator: Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates, Inc.
Panelists:
Elliot Schneider – City of St Peters (Biosolids and Yard Debris (separate products)
Jeff Ziegenbein – Inland Empire Utilities Agency (Biosolids)