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, bailing 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.