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Published On 8/2/2022
Sustainable Maryland, in partnership with Pepco, will offer Sustainable Communities Grant awards for DC, Prince George's and Montgomery County Municipalities and Nonprofits.
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Published On 7/29/2022
MRN was pleased to honor long time MRN member and staunch support of recycling Ford Schumann with the 2022 Dwight Copenhaver Recycler of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Published On 6/30/2022
Over 140 solid waste management and recycling professionals convened on Thursday, June 23 at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights, 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 and more.
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Published On 6/8/2022
Maryland organics processing will get a boost this fall when the Maryland Food Center Facility comes on line. The first anaerobic digester of its scale in the state and is capable of recycling 115,000 tons of organics annually to produce approximately 265,000 MMBtu of renewable natural gas for energy and 20,000 tons of rich, fertile soil amendment for agricultural and other land use.
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Published On 5/18/2022
University of Maryland Ph.D. students Krisztina Christmon and UMD Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Ph.D. student Benjamin Rickles launched Repurpose Farm Plastic LLC, a scalable business focused on helping Eastern Shore farmers – and beyond – recycle their plastic waste by 2030.
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Published On 5/5/2022
Catch up on the latest member news, updates to the 2022 legislative session, upcoming events, and more.
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Published On 3/31/2022
MRN/SWANA Mid-Atlantic Annual Conference is back in-person on Thursday, June 23, 2022! The joint annual Conference has been a mainstay in Maryland for more than 17 years, bringing together recycling and solid waste management pros together to discuss the latest in the industry. This year’s event will take a look at how we can move on and move up post-pandemic.
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Published On 12/31/2021
As we say farewell to 2021, let’s take a few minutes to celebrate our accomplishments this past year.
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Published On 10/29/2021
That’s right! Thirty years ago, a group of recycling pros from the private and public sector came together to form the Maryland Recyclers Coalition (MRC).
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Industry News

Published On 11/29/2021
Maryland Recycling Network was proud to once again sponsor the Maryland Department of the Environment’s 20th annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest held on Friday, November 19.
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Published On 11/15/2021
Today (November 15) is America Recycles Day® (ARD) and we are proud to once again support the program!
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Legislative News

Published On 3/23/2022
The Maryland Paint Stewardship bill (HB 18) has passed the house (93-43) and moved to the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs where it stalled last year.
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Published On 2/22/2022
We’re just 6 weeks into the 2022 MDGA session and our Legislative committee has been busy. Below is a quick update on our recent testimony:
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Published On 2/1/2022
The 2022 Maryland General Assembly is off and running, and so are we here at MRN. Our Legislative Action Committee has been hard at work connecting with legislators and preparing testimony on several relevant bills.
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Published On 12/2/2021
As we prepare for the 2022 Maryland General Assembly session, MRN anticipates supporting legislation that addresses the following issues to improve recycling and sustainable materials management in Maryland:
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Published On 1/29/2021
The Maryland General Assembly is back in session for 2021 and the MRN Legislative Action Committee​, led by Chaz Miller, has already jumped into action.
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Published On 1/21/2021
On January 15, 2021, MRN board members Chaz Miller and Richard Keller, Baltimore County’s Acting Recycling and Waste Prevention Manager, testified at the House Environment and Transportation Committee hearing in support of HB0164 Department of the Environment – Office of Recycling – Recycling Market Development.
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Published On 10/26/2020
On October 8, 2020, Richard Keller and Chaz Miller testified at the House Environment Committee Workgroup on Waste Reduction and Recycling.
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Published On 9/14/2020
On August 20, 2020, Maryland Recycling Network director Phil Bresee offered testimony on behalf of MRN on the state of recycling and waste reduction to the Maryland House of Delegates Environment and Transportation Committee Workgroup on Waste Reduction and Recycling.
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Member News

Published On 10/29/2021
Friends, family and colleagues came together recently to celebrate MRN board member Charlie Reighart who retired from Baltimore County after more than 30 years of service.
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Published On 7/5/2021
The Maryland Recycling Network held its 2021 Board of Directors election at the MRN Annual Meeting at 4:30pm on Wednesday, June 23.
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Published On 4/15/2021
National Volunteer Week is next week and we can’t think of a better time to sincerely thank all our volunteers that have kept MRN up and running especially after a difficult year.
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Published On 10/22/2020
Sustainable Maryland recently announced the 2020 Sustainable Maryland Certified Awards for municipalities and MRN is proud to say that three of our members were honored for their commitment to sustainability in their communities.
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Published On 10/22/2020
MRN is pleased to announce that MRN Board Members Chaz Miller and Richard Keller were both honored by The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) for Lifetime Achievement in Recycling.
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