Industry Events and Workshops

Several industry events and workshops will be held in conjunction with the Resource Recycling Conference. You will be able to register for these events and workshops on your conference registration form.  Check back for updates and additional events and workshops to be added.

Monday, October 22

Introduction to Zero Waste
Presented by Zero Waste USA
9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (lunch on own) / Sterling 3
$125 registration fee

Are you interested in learning how Zero Waste has become a key component of community and business sustainability efforts across the US 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 sent out in advance. Taught by Gary Liss, Gary Liss & Associates and Zero Waste USA

Zero Waste Community Principles and Tools
Presented by Zero Waste USA
9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (lunch on own) / Sterling 6
$125 registration fee

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. Homework: Approximately 4 hours prep plus group project work. Recommended reading list sent out in advance. Taught by Portia Sinnott, Program Director, Zero Waste USA and Zero Waste Brain Trust

Republic Services Recycling Tour – SOLD OUT
9:00 – 11:30 A.M.
$25 registration fee

Participants will have the opportunity to see fiber separation screens, magnets, eddy currents, optical sorters, a glass cleaning system, baling operation and more. No loose fitting clothing, close toe shoes required. Safety vests, hard hats and safety glasses will be provided. Limited to 20 people. 

*Participants will depart from the 4th Street Entrance of the Hyatt Regency, next to Brewhouse Historical Sports Bar.

L.E.D.R. Recycling Tour
9:00 – 11:30 A.M.
$25 registration fee

Participants will get a look at a 32,5000-square-foot construction and demolition debris facility that sorts, separates and demolishes a range of materials. Work shoes / boots recommended (floor is often wet and/or dusty). Denim jeans or clothing that can get dusty is recommended. Safety vests, hard hats and safety glasses will be provided. Limited to 20 people.

*Participants will depart from the 4th Street Entrance of the Hyatt Regency, next to Brewhouse Historical Sports Bar.

National Recycling Coalition (NRC) Members Meeting
9:30 – 11:00 A.M. / Regency Ballroom A

The National Recycling Coalition's Board of Directors will report on the state of the organization, finances, progress and goals. Candidates for the Board of Directors will be introduced during the meeting. The meeting opens the voting of candidates.

Recycling Organization Council (ROC) Meeting
11:15 A.M. – 1:45 P.M. / Regency Ballroom B

Open to ROC representatives only.

Measurement Matters - Strategies for Moving Forward
2:00 – 5:00 P.M. / Regency Ballroom A
free to attend / registration required

Measurement is an essential element of effective program management at the local, state, and national levels. This workshop continues the measurement dialogue that has been underway for the last 6 years through the State Measurement Program (SMP) and culminated in the national “Measurement Matters Summit” that took place this last February in Tennessee. An update on the 2016 SMP results (including 5 year trends) will be provided as well as an overview of other current measurement initiatives. Building on the success of the Summit, workshop participants will be given an opportunity to further define and develop a measurement strategy that will help industry stakeholders align their efforts and improve their programs. An in-depth presentation describing the new Municipal Measurement Program will also be provided.

Welcome Reception
6:00 - 10:00 P.M. / Covo (401 Pine Street)
$55 per person / separate registration required, register here

The National Recycling Coalition and the Missouri Recycling Association cordially invite you to join your friends and colleagues at the Resource Recycling Conference Welcome Reception on October 22, 2018 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm at Covo located at 401 Pine Street (across from the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch). The Welcome Reception is a joint fundraiser to help support the National Recycling Coalition and the Missouri Recycling Association. Separate registration is required. Cost to attend is $55 and includes food and one complimentary beverage. Space is limited, register now. Eats are catered by Fifth Wheel Catering, one of St. Louis' finest and greenest. Trust Bar has created a special and unique cocktail just for the evening, "Save the World", made with gin, crème de violet, fresh lemon juice and triple sec with an extra dry champagne topper. Don't miss this evening of eats, drinks and fun networking with friends and colleagues.

Tuesday, October 23

Recycling Town Hall
3:30 – 5:00 P.M. | Regency Ballroom B

Within regions of the United States, material markets needs vary. Launched in 2018, the National Recycling Coalition is holding regional markets development sessions branded "Forging Ahead, Recycling Markets Development in the 21st Century." So far, Northwest and Southeast U.S. have been held with the Midwest session coming soon in the Chicago area.

Regionally reaching to cities, towns, and counties, yet combing review of available markets and challenges, come hear what has been learned and discussed at the NRC regional markets development sessions. Then, in facilitated discussions, have opportunity to provide your own comments, into the US wide markets review of NRC. Forge ahead with NRC.

– Moderators: Bob Bylone, Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center and Marissa Segundo, Resource Recycling Systems