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2018 MRN/SWANA Mid-Atlantic Conference Re-Cap

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.

27 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.

Click here to see who attended.

MRN also celebrated the accomplishments of the following 2018 Recycling Award Winners.


Baltimore County's Recycling and Waste Prevention Manager, Charlie Reighart receives the Dwight Copenhaver Award from MRN Chairman, Bob Stumpff.


Corey Tyson accepts the Outstanding Environmental and Community Leadership Awardon behalf of the Savers Family of Thrift Stores.


Jeanette Garcia Polasky accepts the Extraordinary Achievement Award on behalf of the Clean Green Baltimore County Social Media Program. Her team members included (L to R), Natalie Adachi, Mike Beichler, Charlie Reighart and Richard Keller.