NRC Conference Corner

3 Conferences - $50 Discount Each for NRC Members

If you are a member of the following Recycling Organizations (SROs) affiliated with NRC, you are also a member of NRC and eligible for this discount.

Affiliated SROs*: California Resource Recovery Association • Carolina Recycling Association • Illinois Recycling Association • Indiana Recycling Coalition • MassRecycle • Michigan Recycling Association • Nebraska Recycling Council • Ohio Recycling Coalition • Professional Recyclers of PA • State of Texas Alliance for Recycling •

*Some SRO's could be in the process of renewal, so check with your SRO if you are unsure whether it is an affiliate.
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This two-day online event is being built specifically for local waste and recycling officials, hauling companies, recycling facility operators, and other key industry stakeholders.

See the session lineup for the complete rundown of programming and check out the sponsor/exhibitor opportunities to learn how you can get your brand in front of the top decision-makers in municipal recycling.

NRC is excited to present Recycling Is Infrastructure Too, a panel discussion on how the recycling sector can be part of the national push for infrastructure development.

Other sessions on the schedule include:
  • Recycling's Role in National Infrastructure
  • Racial Equity and Municipal Recycling
  • A Multifaceted Approach to Multi-Family Recycling
  • The Evolving MRF Landscape
  • and more!
The teams organizing the two upcoming NRC conferences have been hard at work to create innovative, informative and fun events over the coming months. Here’s what is happening and how you can be a part of NRC’s future:

Sponsorships Opportunities Now Available

Sponsorship opportunities are now open to support one or all of the upcoming events. You can sponsor the Congress only, or reach the broadest audience by combining sponsorships with NYSAR³’s state conference and the National Zero Waste Conference. Don’t delay, reach out to Alec Cooley at [email protected] today to secure your spot and get the most exposure over the coming months for your sponsorship dollar.

Become a Collaborating Organization

NRC is encouraging your state recycling organizations, regional and national groups to become a Collaborating Organization, whereby you commit to promoting one or all of these conferences to your members and partners and you to enjoy a unique recognition at the event.
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National Recycling Congress | Nov 3-4 2021

Planning is well underway between NRC and the New York State Association of Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR³) for the 2021 [Virtual] National Recycling Congress, November 3-4. The 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).

NRC is thrilled to announce that both the Illinois Recycling Foundation, Iowa Recycling Association, State of Texas Alliance for Recycling and NYSAR³ have signed up as Collaborating Organizations for the Congress.

Finally, planning has now begun to develop the most beneficial program and sessions which will focus on topics, including: Recycling is Infrastructure Too; Climate Change & Recycling; Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; and much much more. Early Bird Registration offering $50 off the standard registration fees through September 1, will open soon - so, keep an eye out for details. Questions? Contact, Julie L Rhodes, NRC Congress Manager, at [email protected].
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National Zero Waste Virtual Conference |Dec 8-9 2021

The 2021 National Zero Waste Conference, December 8-9, is being organized by Zero Waste USA in partnership with the National Recycling Coalition. This virtual event in early December will focus on Zero Waste Business for Day 1 and Zero Waste Communities on Day 2. The multi-faceted program, curated by Zero Waste USA, provides introductory content for those new to the field as well as more sophisticated programming for seasoned professionals and advocates. More than 500 attendees took part in the well-received 2020 virtual conference. Collaborating Organizations are back including TRUE, the Northern California Recycling Association, and the Zero Waste International Alliance.

Registration is now open.
  • Sign-up for both days for $175; the single day price is $150.
  • NRC Members receive a $50 discount.
  • There are also discounts for Groups, Advocates and Students.
  • Presentation recordings will be available for free on-demand playback by registrants. You can listen to the 2020 recordings here!
  • As mentioned above, a wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available.
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