Conference Recap

Over 170 solid waste management and recycling professionals convened on Thursday & Friday, June 25-26 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. While all shared a common desire to minimize waste to landfill, opinions sometimes differed sharply on how to get there. Heated discussions arose around the efficacy of mixed waste processing facilities, the validity of “Glass is Trash” and regulatory vs. free market solutions to organics processing.


Two dozen exhibitors also displayed a wide variety of products and services from software to hardware, equipment to consulting and everything in between. Together with the numerous networking opportunities, conference attendees walked away with several bins of new tools and ideas they can put to work. 

Click here for a full program recap including pdfs of the presenters’ slide decks and handouts.

MRN also celebrated the accomplishments of three 2015 Recycling Award Winners


Michael Humphreys accepts the Outstanding Corporate Leadership Award on behalf of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from MRN Board Chair, Bob Stumpff.


Chaz Miller accepts the prestigious Dwight Copenhaver Recycler of the Year Award 


Melissa Filiaggi and Tom Hilton accept the Outstanding Government Leadership Award on behalf of the Harford County Office of Recycling