NRC Recycling Congress 2021

Early Bird Registration Now Open! 


November 3-4, 2021

The National Recycling Congress is a two-day educational and networking event organized by the National Recycling Coalition in partnership with the Annual Conference of the New York Association for Reduce, Reuse, Recycling. 


Add it to your calendar now, so to not miss out on local, state and national experts discussing best practices and the latest developments on national legislation, climate change, market development, circularity, buy recycled, justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.


Early Bird Registration is now open!

Secure your sponsorship today – contact [email protected] .


For all other Congress information, contact Julie L Rhodes at [email protected] .

IMPORTANT NOTE: When registering or using the Hopin virtual platform, please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to access all the features of the sight. 

Become A Sponsor

Join the list of sponsors who support the NRC National Recycling Congress and the efforts to promote a sustainable future through waste prevention, reuse, recycling, composting, circular economy, and more. Sponsors enjoy the benefits of:

  • EXPOSURE to leading practitioners of waste management and recycling across the United States and beyond.  The conference will include dedicated times for a virtual exhibit hall on both days.

  • ACCESS to the latest industry news and virtual networking technology

  • RECOGNITION in our print, media, Congress and online content

Learn more about sponsoring the National Recycling Congress below:


Check out the short Sponsorship video to the right to see how you can reach your audience through the Congress and the Hopin Virtual Platform.  ➡️


View and download the entire Sponsorship Packet at the link below to see ways to combine your sponsorships to reach the broadest audience.  ➡️

NOTE: The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) accepts contributions, donations and grants from individuals, non-profit organizations, foundations, associations, corporations, and governmental entities to provide financial support to the NRC, its programs, and its member services. Contributing donors will be recognized at Sponsorship levels as indicated on the Sponsors Levels and Benefits Chart.

Donors contributing to the NRC acknowledge support of the NRC Mission and Guiding Principles. The NRC logo and reference to the NRC name may be utilized by donors only in the prescribed manner consistent with current NRC policy. Donor understands that its contribution or donation shall not be used to influence the NRC’s principles or policy positions. The NRC reserves the right to refuse donations from any entity whose activities or interests it deems may conflict with the Mission and Guiding Principles of the NRC.


The National Recycling Congress is the premier two-day educational and networking event covering issues of waste prevention, reuse, recycling, composting, market development, buy recycled, equity and diversity, and more organized by the National Recycling Coalition (NRC).

With 38 years of success bringing together practitioners and local, national and international leaders and experts, plan now to join this important professional, virtual event. From the latest innovations and proven strategies to practical information you can use to meet your own organizational goals, the National Recycling Congress provides opportunities to connect with and learn about a wide variety of topics. Check out the depth and breadth of sessions being planned, including:

Day 1 – November 3, 2021
  • American Recycling Infrastructure Act
  • NRC National Policy Town Hall
  • Preventing Disaster Debri in a Changing Climate
  • Best Practices for Campuses
  • When Locals Lead – Local Policies & Ordinances that Drive Broader Change
  • State / Regional Recycling Market Development Round-Up
  • Recycling is Climate Protection Too with Congressional Members
  • Extended Producer Responsibility
  • Along with lots of fun, interactive, engaging networking and exhibitor time!

Day 2 – November 4, 2021
  • Right To Repair Plenary
  • Addressing Justice in Marginalized Communities
  • Plastics Recycling
  • Supporting Domestic Reuse & Recycling Markets Through Purchasing
  • Extended Producer Responsibility
  • Reaching Diverse Communities in Your Outreach / Hearing Diverse Voices
  • Planning & Implementing Disaster Debris Recovery Programs
  • How Collection/Processing Decisions Link to Recycling Markets – Quality & Recycle Right
  • Food Scrap Management
  • Along with interactive networking time, NRC Board and Awards, Recycling Organizations Meeting and more! 

IMPORTANT NOTE: When registering or using the Hopin virtual platform, please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to access all the features of the sight. 

Collaborating Organizations

Your state, regional or national organization can join the ranks of Collaborating Organizations that help us promote the National Recycling Congress. Contact [email protected] for details.

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