The Resource Recycling Conference: Where the Industry Evolves

The Resource Recycling Conference is the must-attend conference for the recycling industry’s most influential policy leaders, CEOs and government officials.  The conference, now entering its sixth 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 Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers
  • Carton Council
  • Closed Loop Fund
  • Curbside Value Partnership
  • Environmental Protection Agency


  • Indiana Recycling Coalition
  • Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
  • Keep America Beautiful
  • National Recycling Coalition
  • Product Stewardship Institute
  • Recycling Innovators Forum
  • ReTrac Connect
  • Southeast Recycling Development Council
  • State recycling organizations  
Don’t miss this opportunity to add your voice to the industry’s most pressing conversations.

Note from the organizers of the Resource Recycling Conference

As many potential attendees to the Resource Recycling Conference may know, the host state for the conference in 2015, Indiana, recently passed a law that would allow state residents to discriminate against LGBT individuals. This is a serious issue and one that we are addressing in several ways.

We have joined the numerous companies, groups and events that are coming out in opposition to the law, including the Indianapolis-headquartered NCAA, and the gaming convention GenCon, which annually draws almost 60,000 attendees. We have informed the host hotel of our displeasure and have also told the convention and visitors bureau (CVB) we will never produce another event in Indiana as long as this unfair law stands. We have sent a similar message to Indiana Governor Michael Pence. We have also made a donation to Freedom Indiana, a group which is helping lead the fight to fix the law.

We hope and expect that the Indiana Legislature will hear the rising voices from around the country and across the political spectrum to repeal or correct this unfair law and make it clear that discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identity is wrong and will not be tolerated in Indiana. We will update this note as the news from Indiana changes.

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.  At the 2015 edition, 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 September in Indianapolis:

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

Network with over 500 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.

For a complete list of companies that attended past
Resource Recycling Conferences, click here.


Registration will open in January 2015.  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.

Sponsoring and Exhibiting

The conference offers 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 Value Partnership Board Meet and Recycling Partnership Meeting
•    GRRN Zero Waste Training
•    National Recycling Coalition Annual Membership Meeting and Board Meeting
•    Recycling Innovators Forum
•    Recycling Organization Meeting
•    Re-Trac Connect Training

Check back for additional information as it becomes available.