The MRC's 32nd Annual Conference took place in Ypsilanti, MI April 29-May1 2014. 

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Speaker presentations can be found below, in the "Presentations" tab.



to all sponsors, exhibitors, attendees and volunteers for making the 32nd Annual Conference a great success! We would not have been able to do it without you!

We will be gearing up soon for the 33rd Annual Conference in Kalamazoo in 2015! Visit this page again for more information.


Session presentations are listed here in PDF format. Review the conference brochure for full session descriptions and speakers. 

2014 Conference Brochure


Carts Part 1: Where's the Magic?Matt Biolette, Chef Container

Carts Part 2: Putting Carts at the CurbBrian Miller, Cascade Engineering

The Importance of Sustainable & Comprehensive Drop-Off CentersLinda Berch, Recycle Livingston

Sustainable Event Recycling Programs that WorkRoger Curtis, Michigan International Speedway

E-Waste Stakeholders DialogueSteve Noble, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Recycling Incentive Programs: A Community PerspectiveTara Presta, City of Rochester Hills

Plenary: Next Generation Organics ManagementThomas Bintz, We Generation Inc

March Forth Into RecyclingMatt Biolette, Chef Container

March Forth Into RecyclingElisa Seltzer, Emmet County Recycling

Other Organics Part 1: Collection and Handling- Justin Swan, Organicycle

Other Organics Part 2: Processing Technologies & Reduction Policies- Dana Kirk, Michigan State University

Landfill Free TrainingSarah Archer, Iris Waste Diversion Specialists; Bill Gurn, Haworth; Marylin Glass-Hedges, WMU Green Manufacturing Initiative

Keynote; Beyond Garbage: A World without Waste- Richard Gertman, For Sustainbility Too