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October 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EDT


We hope you’ll join us, October 15 – 16 in Orlando, FL, as we recognize EREF’s impact on the solid waste industry and acknowledge the role our stakeholders have played in supporting the Foundation and sharing our research. This event will unite leaders from across the industry for an evening of networking followed by day of friendly competition on the green – all in the name of advancing solid waste research! Proceeds support the Foundation’s mission to improve sustainable waste management practices to benefit the industry and the communities it serves.

Golf Winners

First Place
John Lamanna, Tunnel Hill Partners
Kevin Walbridge, GHW Waste
Sean O’Brian, O’Brian Tarping Systems
BJ Harvey, EL Harvey & Sons

Closest to the Pin – Men – North #8
John Lamanna, Tunnel Hill Partners

Longest Drive – North #9
Jon Vander Ark, Republic Services

Longest Putt – East #9
Dave Call, Republic Services

Longest Drive Marshmallow Contest – East #7
Scott Kishton, Waste ManagementSecond Place
Carl Apicella, Continuum Environmental
Shawn Devinney, PumpOne Environmental
Larry Holmes, PumpOne Environmental
Mark Jenkins, Tinsley Creative

Closest to the Pin – Men – South #3
Lee Messler, Advanced Disposal

Longest Drive – East #4
Elliot Pugh, Wind Defender

Putting Contest
Robby DeHart, Tampa Crane & Body, Inc.

Air Gun Contest – South #6
Jim Little, Waste ConnectionsThird Place
Art Mohr, Environmental Specialties, Inc.
Junior Thompson, Environmental Specialties, Inc.
Elliot Pugh, Wind Defender

Closest to the Pin – Women – South #3
Pam Caron, Risk Strategies Company

Longest Putt – South #7
John Lamanna, Tunnel Hill Partners

Longest Drive Marshmallow Contest – South #9
Chris Brown, GFL Environmental

Air Gun Contest – North #2
Sean O’Brian, O’Brian Tarping Systems


Hotel/Celebration Event Location
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
1 Grand Cypress Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32836

Click here to book your accommodations.
Rooms must be booked by Friday, September 20, 2019.
The hotel is booked to capacity on October 15; however, rooms are still available on October 14 and 16.
Golf Location
Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort
1 N. Jacaranda
Orlando, FL 32836

Thank You to Our Sponsors

25th Anniversary Celebration Sponsors

Platinum Level


Gold Level


Silver Level


Ron and Susan McCracken

Fall Classic Sponsors

Overall Event Co-Sponsors

Major Giveaway


Golf Balls and Tee Markers

Golf Carts


Beverage Carts

Hole-in-One Insurance and Goody Bags

Putting Contest

Golf Towels

Golf Contest Package

Bloody Mary Bar


Welcome Bags

Longest Marshmallow Drive Contest


Additional Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

To sponsor the 25th Celebration, Fall Classic or both, contact Kristy Pickurel at kpickurel@erefdn.org.

Discounted Disney Tickets

These tickets offer advance purchase savings on Full-Multi-Day (2 days or longer) Tickets and include one (1) complimentary +1 FUN visit to an additional Disney Experience at any one (1) of the following (additional details are listed on the web site):

  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • Disney’s Winter Summerland or Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Courses (before 4 p.m.)
  • Greens Fees for one round of golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, our 9-hole walking course

Please note, the Meeting & Convention ticket discounts are for attendees and their guests who purchase their tickets in advance, they are not available for purchase to the general public and are not sold at theme park ticket windows.


October 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am EDT
October 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
1 Grand Cypress Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32836 United States
(407) 239-1234
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