The Tempe Grease Cooperative:
The Future of Sustainable Sewers and Organics Recovery
- Environmental Services Manager, City of Tempe
David McNeil has led Tempe's industrial pretreatment, stormwater, cross-connection, environmental-monitoring, environmental regulatory compliance, and grease-cooperative programs for nearly two decades.
McNeil is most known for his award-winning work on the Tempe Grease Cooperative (TGC), an innovative green partnership with the restaurants in Tempe to better manage their fats, oils, and grease (FOG). In this talk, McNeil will discuss the successes, setbacks, and future goals of the TGC, as well as the city's plan to turn traditional waste products into energy feedstocks.
A (non-greasy) lunch from The Dhaba, one of the TGC's earliest members, will be served.
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.