Workshops, Meetings and Events


7:00 - 8:00 A.M. / TBD
NRC Board Meeting

8:30 - 10:00 A.M. / TBD
NRC Annual Members Meeting
Registration requested / No fee to attend

The National Recycling Coalition’s board of directors will report on the state of the organization, finances, progress and goals. Additionally, candidates for the board of directors will be introduced.

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. / TBD
Intro to Zero Waste
Registration required / $125

Are you interested in learning how zero waste has become a key component of community and business sustainability efforts across the U.S. and the globe? Want to know more about the connection between zero waste and climate change, social justice and green jobs as well as the benefits to businesses pursuing zero waste? Curious about zero waste planning and infrastructure as well as community and business certification? This lively interactive class is for you! Recommended reading list will be sent in advance to those registered. Taught by Gary Liss, Liss and Associates / Zero Waste USA (45 minute lunch break, lunch not provided)

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. / TBD
Zero Waste Community Principles and Tools
Registration required / $125

Ready to go deeper into zero waste? This class introduces the ZWIA Global Principles for Zero Waste Communities and the Zero Waste Brain Trust Tools suite including Eight Steps to Becoming a Zero Waste Community, USEPA's Managing and Transforming Waste Streams: A Tool for Communities – with  100+ searchable policy and program options, and four key assessment tools that assist communities in determining where they are and where they need to go on the Road to high diversion and zero waste. Recommended reading list will be sent in advance to those registered. Taught by Portia Sinnott, Program Director, Zero Waste USA and Zero Waste Brain Trust (45 minute lunch break, lunch not provided)


10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. / TBD
Recycling Organization Council (ROC) Meeting
Registration requested / No fee to attend

1:00 - 3:30 P.M. / TBD
Measurement Matters: Making Progress Toward Standardized Measurement
Registration required / No fee to attend

The workshop will provide an overview of the steady progress that is being made at the local, state, and national levels towards harmonizing materials management and reporting. Topics will include:

  • Early results of the launch of the Municipal Measurement Program (MMP) will be presented including a review of the impacts to local, regional and national program development that have been observed. Data verification best practices, bench-marking reports, and a sneak peek at new features and modules to be added to the next annual release (January 2020) will also be featured.

  • Strong and consistent participation by state agencies in the State Measurement Program (MMP) win the most recent reporting year shows a commitment to measurement at a national level. Join us as we dig deeper and gain insights from the structured data set.

  • Hear from industry experts on other measurement initiatives at the local, state, and national levels.

3:30 - 5:00 P.M. / TBD
NRC Market Development Workshop
Registration required / No fee to attend

6:00 - 9:00 P.M. / Gravier Street Social
NRC / SERDC Fundraiser Reception

Registration required, click here to register / $60

The National Recycling Coalition invites conference attendees to participate in their fundraiser reception to help support the organization goals and objectives. The reception offers a chance to network with peers and other conference attendees. Registration will open soon.


7:30 - 8:30 A.M. / Nottoway (government leaders) and Maurepas (SROs)
State-Level Recycling Breakfasts
Registration requested / No additional fee to attend

Rise and Shine… and Talk State-Level Recycling. On Tuesday morning of this year's Resource Recycling Conference, individuals engaged on materials diversion at the state level will have a special chance to learn and network in informal settings over breakfast. 

The Recycling Partnership will once again be holding a morning gathering for its state government leaders group. If you work for a state agency or regionally with multiple states, this is the morning event for you.  This breakfast will be held in Nottoway located on the 4th floor.

A separate breakfast will be taking place simultaneously for leaders of state recycling organizations (SROs) and anyone else working to bring communities, private sector players and other entities together at the state level. A short series of presentations will dive into best practices for organizing and growing across your state! This breakfast will be held in Maurepas located on the 3rd floor.

12:15 - 1:30 P.M. / TBD
NRC Board Meeting


7:30 - 8:30 A.M. / Maurepas
NRC Awards and Scholarship Breakfast
Registration requested / No fee to attend

Workshops, meetings and events are subject to change without notice.TBD