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.

 

THANK YOU

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

Presentations:

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

 

Thank you to all our generous sponsors this year! If you are interested in sponsoring our 33rd Conference in 2015, please contact the MRC office. 

Sponsorship levels are designed to make your marketing dollar go farther.

Connect yourself with the premiere recycling organization in Michigan and reach out to targeted audiences through growing digital media opportunities. Benefit from a wide array of sponsorship opportunities that put your company front and center. Expanded sponsor levels provide professionally produced and placed television and radio, print and digital media exposure for your company, products and services or for recycling in general. The MRC uses a professional multi-media journalist and graphic designer to produce all media.

Choose from standard sponsorship packages or create your own package by substituting the options listed on the bottom of the table below. We'll be finalizing the details for the conference and sending out the conference brochure to potential attendees in mid-February. Sponsors will be recognized in all promotional material and putting your logo in the conference brochure is key. If your company or organization is interested in sponsoring the conference please let us know by Friday, January 31st so we can design the brochure with you in mind.

Join the many businesses and organizations that showcase their support for recycling by choosing one of the sponsor opportunities below or by simply exhibiting and attending the conference. MRC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and a portion of your support may be tax deductible; consult with your tax advisor. Payment plan schedules are an acceptable means of fulfilling your pledge of support. Join us as we work to make recycling a highly valuable and visible industry in Michigan. Feel free to contact Kerrin O'Brien at the MRC office for more details, 517.974.3672 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Thanks for your interest. We look forward to talking with you about these new opportunities.

2014 Sponsor Benefits (PDF) 

Thank you to all our exhibitors! If you are interested in exhibiting at our 33rd Conference in 2015, please contact the MRC office. 

The MRC Conference is the best place and time to deliver your message to hundreds of public and private recycling professionals throughout Michigan! We work hard to make sponsorship and exhibition a valuable proposition for your company. Help us promote recycling, while you promote your business.

Benefit from a wide array of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities that put your company front and center. Expanded sponsor levels provide professionally produced and placed television and radio, print and digital media exposure for your company, products and services or for recycling in general. Consider increasing your presence at the conference and influence in the recycling community as a sponsor.

Interesting in just exhibiting at the 2014 Conference? The Exhibition Package includes a well-placed, 8 foot table and complimentary registration for one organizational representative.

2014 Exhibition Package:   MRC Member   $500   OR    Non-Member   $600

Congratulations to our 2014 award winners: Nancy Stone- retired from Recycle Ann Arbor, and Nick Carlson with Goodwill. Thank you for all the hard work you do!

Thank you to all auction donors! We would not be able to keep up our work without this special event.

The 2014 MRC Conference was held at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest. The 33rd Annual Conference will be held in Kalamazoo in 2015. Check back soon for more details!