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
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Indiana Recycling Coalition
  • 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  

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.  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 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

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

Recycling Innovators Forum

Co-located with the annual Resource Recycling Conference, the Recycling Innovators Forum is designed to elevate the best and brightest ideas in recycling to the national stage and connect them with the companies, institutions and organizations that can help turn them into reality. 

Attend the 2015 Recycling innovators Forum and discover how these opportunities will affect your organization and the industry as a whole. Admission is free, and includes half day of presentations and A&A with the finalists, as well as complimentary admission to the awards reception.

Recycling Innovators Forum
2:00 - 4:15 pm
Indiana Ballroom E

Awards Reception
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Denver Prefucntion

It has been brought to our attention Exhibitors Housing Management, Convention Housing Authority, Global Housing Services Corp, Global Housing Expo and other third party hotel and travel companies have been contacting attendees and potential attendees of the Resource Recycling Conference claiming to be the housing coordinator.  We have no affiliation with these or any third party hotel and travel company. We request that you do not book your hotel room through a third party company. May of these third party companies are scams.  The only official way to secure your hotel rooms is directly through the Marriott Downtown Indianapolis.


Update on Indiana SB 101
The amended Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was passed by the Indiana General Assembly and signed into law April 2. The amended law ensures that RFRA cannot be used as a defense to discriminate against anyone for any reason.  For VisitIndy's official statement, click here.