Advancing the Responsible Management of Solid Waste as a Resource

Welcome to the New Jersey Chapter of SWANA

The New Jersey Chapter of SWANA is a voluntary group of professionals dedicated to the advancement of integrated solid waste management that is both environmentally sound and economical. Our members include mayors, public work directors, engineers, scientists, educators and other professionals.

New Jersey’s communities will always face the challenge of handling the trash generated by their residents and businesses in a environmentally safe and cost efficient manner. SWANA NJ provides a network of dedicated professionals to promote the exchange of ideas and information leading to the continued improvement of solid waste management for all of our communities.

You are encouraged to join SWANA and become an active member of the Chapter!


Brian E. Henning, PE
Senior Associate
Mott MacDonald
111 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830
(973) 912-2415
[email protected]

Vice President
Eric R. Peterson, P.E.
Vice President
SCS Engineers
53 S. Main St., Suite A
Medford, NJ 08055
(609) 654-4000
[email protected]

David Specca
Rutgers EcoComplex
Rutgers University
1200 Florence – Columbus
Bordentown, NJ 08505
(609) 499-3600
[email protected]

Marcus Scrimgeour
Project Manager
SCS Engineers
4 Executive Boulevard #303
Suffern, New York 10901
(845) 357-4797
[email protected]

Advisory Board Delegate
Gary Conover
Solid Waste Director
Atlantic County Utilities Authority
PO Box 996
Pleasantville, NJ 08232-0996
(609) 272-6913
[email protected]

Safety Ambassador
Arie Kremen Ph. D.
Client Manager
Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC
754 Route 18 Suite 18
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(845) 695-0213
[email protected]

Young Professional (YP) Director
Ben Allen
Senior Engineer
ARM Group
11 Eves Drive, Suite 190
Marlton, NJ 08053
(717) 250-5581
[email protected]


Jack Bernardino
Business Manager
1499 Route 1 North
Rahway, New Jersey 07065
(732) 956-1436
[email protected]

Matthew DeNafo
Vice President of Centralized Maintenance and Asset Management
Atlantic County Utilities Authority
PO Box 996
Pleasantville, NJ 08232-0996
(609) 272-6991
[email protected]

Michael Grillo, Jr.
Eastern Region Manager, Business Development
Waste Connections
120 Wood Ave South, Suite 302
Iselin, NJ 08830
(732) 482-9219
[email protected]

Brendan Mullen
Senior Associate
Mott MacDonald
111 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830
(973) 912-2438
[email protected]

Daniel Napoleon
Director of Environmental Programs
Mercer County Improvement Authority
80 Hamilton Avenue – 2nd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08611
(609) 278-8086
[email protected]

James Rocco
Senior Engineer
Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority
P.O. Box 610 | 1523 U.S. Route 9 North
Cape May Court House, N.J. 08210
(609) 465-9026 Ext. 1239
[email protected]

Megan Sartor
One Gateway Center, 24th Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07102
(973) 642-8605
[email protected]

Michael Trupin
Principal Consultant
Trinity Consultants
15 Roszel Road, Suite 105
Princeton, New Jersey, 08540
(609) 318-5500 ext. 1755
[email protected]

Lodie Van Tonder
Landfill Manager
Salem County Improvement Authority
52 McKillip Road
PO Box 890
Alloway, NJ 08001
(856) 935-7900 ext. 17
[email protected]

Tom Varro, P.E.
Executive Director/Chief Engineer
Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority
34 South Route 94
Lafayette, New Jersey 07848
(973) 579-6998 ext. 114
[email protected]

Become a Member

Meet other solid waste professionals, stay updated on industry news, and take advantage of training opportunities.

Upcoming Events

The NJ Chapter hosts several networking and training events throughout the year. Stay in-the-know!

Young Professionals

Represent the future of the solid waste industry: become a young professional member.