•  Connecticut's Voice for Sustainable Materials Management

  • The Aqua Turf Club


    556 Mulberry St, Plantsville, CT 06479

  • February 19, 2019


    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • The CT Recyclers Conference is an annual, day-long event featuring a robust discussion of key issues facing the recycling and materials management industries and markets in Connecticut, as well as the impacts on the many customers and stakeholders in the state. 
     
    The CT Recyclers Conference is the singular event each year where municipalities, state officials, the business community and non-profit organizations in Connecticut come together in one setting to have a dialogue about the best ways to achieve our mutual goal of a 60% recycling rate statewide.
     
  • Thank you to our Sponsors Thank you to our Sponsors

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  • WELCOME REMARKS WELCOME REMARKS

    2019 CONFERENCE OPENING REMARKS

     

    Senator Heather Bond Somers

  • Special Guest Speaker Special Guest Speaker

    Susan Collins, Executive Director
    Container Recycling Institute

    Even though the service is "free," there's a cost to recycling from the bin back to the materials market. Susan will present her data and analysis of the true cost of recycling blue bin materials and the cost changes as the underlying market changes. Should our programs change to adapt? 

  • Luncheon Keynote Speaker Luncheon Keynote Speaker

    Katie Dykes, DEEP Commissioner

  • Recycling Markets Reporter Update Recycling Markets Reporter Update

    Veteran waste and recycling industry reporters Mallory Szczepanski, Editorial Director for Waste360 and Cole Rosengren Senior Editor with WasteDive will provide a recycling markets update. Mallory and Cole's joint appearance at the CRC 2018 Annual Meeting in September was so popular and informative, we couldn't wait another year to have them back. Learn about the state policy changes being considered as a result of the international markets.

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  • MRF Glass and Developing Markets MRF Glass and Developing Markets

    Panelists

    MaryAnn Remolader, Assistant Director
    Northeast Recycling Council

    Jennifer Heaton Jones, Executive Director
    Housatonic Resource Recovery Authority

    Bill Clark
    Strategic Materials, Inc.

     

    MaryAnn will present and discuss the results of the recently completed Northeast MRFs Glass Survey Report, while Jennifer will provide an overview and update on the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority's glass collection pilot in its 11 member towns. Bill from Strategic Materials, Inc., the largest US glass recycler with a facility in South Windsor, CT, and CRC Patron Member and glass processor, PACE Glass, Inc., will discuss their needs for supply and quality specifications. Pace is in the process of constructing a $90 million MRF glass recycling facility in Andover, New Jersey.

    Following will be an open discussion with the audience on the future of MRF glass and what recommendations we should share with policymakers this year to ensure more glass is recovered and recycled.