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Idea of Partnership takes center stage at 2018 MRN/SWANA-MA Conference

Over 150 solid waste management and recycling professionals convened on Tuesday & Wednesday, June 19-20 at the Turf Valley Conference Center in Ellicott City, MD to learn about and discuss the hottest topics in the industry including changing waste management and recycling models, policy & regulation, commodities markets, new technologies & more.

Alternative Metrics & Goals: Your Thoughts?

We’re looking for feedback and ideas regarding recycling metrics and goals for the state of Maryland. Last year, Maryland’s Governor, Larry Hogan Executive Order EO 01.01.2017.13 called for a broad re-assessment of the overall goals, metrics and actions required to minimize waste and maximize resource recovery in the state along with a greater emphasis on partnerships and voluntary standards.

Contamination and the Markets - Your Thoughts?

Just curious about members' thoughts around the extent to which politics (i.e. tariff retaliation) will supersede contamination as the critical driver in China’s National Sword.

Westlake High School crowned Maryland State Recycle-Bowl Champion

Keep America Beautiful announced the Recycle-Bowl winners for the 2017 annual competition and once again, Westlake High School in Waldorf was crowned Maryland State Recycle-Bowl Champion.

“Our participation in the KAB Recycle-Bowl has been instrumental to organizing, operating, and maintaining a robust recycling program at Westlake High School,” says Charles Newcomb, Westlake High School science teacher.

Invasive Plants, Medical Marijuana, Waste Sorts and Executive Orders

January 31 Solid Waste & Recycling Managers Meeting Update

MRN representatives participate in a wide variety of discussions affecting our industry including MDE’s quarterly Solid Waste & Recycling Managers meetings. The January 31 meeting covered a number of topics of interest.