August 28-30, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Resource Recycling Conference: Where the Industry Evolves

The Resource Recycling Conference, in partnership with the National Recycling Coalition and in alliance with Waste360, the Recycling Association of Minnesota and the Minnesota chapter of SWANA, is the must-attend conference for the recycling industry’s most influential policy leaders, CEOs and government officials. The conference, now entering its seventh year, is your opportunity to network with clients, prospective partners, vendors and top materials management decision-makers all in one location, saving you precious time and travel expenses.  The conference's lineup of education sessions will offer attendees the latest on materials processing trends, tactics to boost diversion rates, legislative talking points, market analysis and much more.

Collaborate with leading industry groups including: 

  • American Chemistry Council
  • American Forest & Paper Association
  • American Institute for Packaging and the Environment
  • Association of Plastic Recyclers
  • Carton Council
  • Closed Loop Fund
  • Construction & Demolition Recycling Association
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
  • Keep America Beautiful


  • National Association for PET Container Resources
  • National Recycling Coalition
  • Product Stewardship Institute
  • Recycling Innovators Forum
  • Recycling Partnership
  • ReTrac Connect
  • Southeast Recycling Development Council
  • State recycling organizations
  • Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Don’t miss this opportunity to add your voice to the industry’s most pressing conversations.

Deepen your understanding of the industry’s trends and trajectory:

The Resource Recycling Conference shines a light on the topics most relevant to recycling and composting professionals.  Experts from across the field will share fresh research findings and delve into key company developments and informed prognoses of the future. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the issues set to be explored in Minneapolis:

•    Everything You Need to Know About Dirty MRFs
•    Updates from the Closed Loop Fund and The Recycling Partnership
•    The Past, Present and Future of Critical Commodities Markets
•    The Intersection of Recycling and Sustainability
•    Proven Strategies for Connecting With Your Community

New MRF Focus Track

A shifting material stream and commodities market fluctuations mean that materials recover facilities (MRFs) are now feeling unprecedented pressures to sort material cleanly and cost-effectively. To help guide this key sector forward, the upcoming Resource Recycling Conference will for the first time feature a separate MRF track of educational sessions. This collection of discussions and presentations will feature some of the most knowledgeable individuals in the MRF business offering enlightening looks at the state of sortation. The MRF track will include the following info-packed sessions:

  • The New World Order of Contracts
  • Equipped with Knowledge
  • MRFs in the Single Stream
  • Best Practices Made Perfect
  • What's Coming Down the Line

Earn Continuing Education Units

The Resource Recycling Conference has teamed up with SWANA to offer continuing education units for attending the conference sessions.  SWANA is the leading source of solid waste training and education throughout North America for facility policy-makers, mangers, owners and operators, and industry consultants.  You may obtain your CEU forms at the conference registration desk on-site. 

Network with over 400 industry professionals from influential organizations such as:

Advanced Disposal • AERC Recyling Solutions • AERT, Inc. • AF&PA • Agilyx Corporation • Alcoa • American Beverage Association • American Chemistry Council • American Forest & Paper Association • American Starlinger-Sahm, Inc. • AMERIPEN • AMUT Ecotech S.r.l. • APR • Avangard Innovative • Avery Dennison • Ball Corporation • Berry Plastics • Blue Bag Organics • Buhler Sortex Inc. • Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) • Busch Systems Intl. Inc. • Carton Council • Cascadia Consulting Group • cieTrade Systems Inc. • Close the Loop • CLYNK • Coca-Cola • Consumer Aerosol Products Council • Container Recycling Institute • Covanta • Crayola, LLC • Cumberland Recycling • Curbside Value Partnership • Dart Container Corporation • DSM Environmental Services • Eco-Cycle International • Ecova, Inc • Encorp Pacific • Enviroplas, Inc. • Envision Plastics • EREMA • Foodservice Packaging Institute • Georgia Pacific • Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) • Goodwill Industries International • Gulfstream Services • Herbold USA • Hilex Poly Co. LLC • iFixit • IHS • Inteplast Group • International Paper • IPS Balers • ISRI • JET Recycling America • Jordan Reduction Solutions • Krones • KW Plastics Recycling Div • L&P Wire Tie Systems • Lindner America LLC • Machinex Technologies • McDonough Innovation • Moore Recycling Associates • NAPCOR • National Recovery Technologies, LLC. (NRT) • National Recycling Coalition • Nestle Waters North America • Nextek • NGR • Novelis Corporation • Owens-Illinois, Inc. • PAC NEXT • Pellenc ST America • PepsiCo • PetroChem Wire • Phoenix Technologies • Pratt Recycling • Procter & Gamble • QRS Recycling • Reclay StewardEdge Inc. • ReCommunity Recycling • Recycle Clear • Rehrig Pacific Company • Republic Machine • Republic Services • Resource Recycling Systems • Resource Recycling, Inc. • Re-TRAC Connect • S+S Inspection Inc • Sonoco • Stadler America, LLC • Starbucks Coffee Company • Strategic Materials, Inc. • TeTechS, Inc. • The CP Group • The Dow Chemical Company • Toter • Trex Company, Inc. • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency • Universal Recycling Technologies • VAN DYK Recycling Solutions • Verallia/Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc. • Walmart • Waste Connections • Waste Management • WasteZero • WEIMA America, Inc. • Weisenbach Recycled Products • Wellmark • Western Disposal Services, Inc.

A complete list of companies that attended past
Resource Recycling Conferences will be available soon.


Registration will open in April 2017.  Registration includes entrance into info-packed conference sessions and the exhibit hall as well as two continental breakfasts, two lunches, refreshment breaks and an evening reception. Registration does not include lodging.

Sponsoring and Exhibiting

The conference offers an array of sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising options that provide your organization with a cost-effective way to promote your products and services, establish your brand, build new business relationships and secure your position as a leader in the industry.  It is the perfect opportunity to reach decision-makers in the industry.  

Additional Educational Opportunities and Events

Several pre and post conference workshops and events will be available in conjunction with the conference. These include but are not limited to:

• Curbside Recycling: Transitioning to Cart Based Collection
• Zero Waste Training
• NRC's Annual Membership Meeting and Candidates Forum
• Recycling Organization Meeting
• Food Recovery Roundtable
• State Recycling Leaders Group
• Murray J Fox Scholarship and NRC's Annual Awards Lunch


The Hyatt Regency Minneapolis provides the only official housing for the Resource Recycling Conference. Hotel reservations should only be secured directly with the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis online or by calling 612-370-1234. The Hyatt Regency Minneapolis will not make unsolicited contact with attendees or potential attendees to secure hotel reservations. 

It has been brought to our attention that third party hotel and travel companies have contacted attendees and potential attendees claiming to be the housing coordinator for Resource Recycling Conference. We have no affiliation with these third party housing coordinators. A few of these third party hotel and travel companies have been identified - EHM (Exhibitors Housing Management), Convention Housing Authority, Global Housing Services Corp., Global Housing Expo, Corporate Booking Services. The only official way to secure your hotel room is directly with the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.