Sharing Call: Tracking Materials and Wastes with Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Recorded On: 11/09/2015


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) has had dedicated waste managers since moving to their new site in Lebanon, New Hampshire in 1991 (now a 2 million square foot campus). In 2014, DHMC generated 2677 tons of solid waste and had a 32% recycling rate. They autoclave general infectious waste onsite and have a robust pharmaceutical waste management program.
Join Marc Morgan, Manager of Waste, Recycling and Training, as he describes the methods used to track the weights, costs and revenues of Dartmouth-Hitchcock's various waste streams. Marc will share DHMC's exemplary Excel workbook used for managing all of their waste and financial data. Marc's step-by-step approach can help others institute processes to ensure accurate measurement and data collection in order to identify opportunities for improved waste management.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how Dartmouth Hitchcock tracks the volume and associated costs of their various waste and material streams.
  • Understand the importance of both the amount of waste and associated costs for prioritizing waste reduction strategies.
  • Understand why accurate weights are critical for good data and performance.


Marc Morgan, Manager of Waste, Recycling & Training, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Marc Morgan has been working in the solid waste industry for nearly 20 years throughout the Northeast. Currently, Marc is the Waste, Recycling and Training Manager at DHMC in Lebanon, NH. Over the years, Marc has focused his work on resource management. He has assisted drafting legislation in New Hampshire, helped calculate state recycling rates in Maine and New Hampshire, managed landfills and now manages waste and recycling programs for the DH main campus in Lebanon, NH.
John Leigh, Environmental Sustainability Advisor, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

John Leigh has been with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) since 2002, twelve years managing their waste and recycling programs and this past year as a Senior Environmental Sustainability Advisor. His prior experience includes ten years with the US EPA's Office of Solid Waste and three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, West Africa. In his free time John enjoys recreating outdoors with his wife and son.

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Tracking Materials and Wastes with Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
60-minute Sharing Call Live event: 11/09/2015 at 12:00 PM (EST) You must register to access.
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