Education & Events

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Upcoming MRN Events

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June 2021

2021 MRN/SWANA-MidAtlantic Annual Conference

June 24 - June 25

Is it time for a reset? Have we persisted in doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result? Are there viable new (or old) alternatives? Join us Thursday and Friday, June 24-25 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm each day as we ask thought leaders from throughout the industry (and ourselves) how we might do things differently…and get a better result. Check out REVISION 2021…maybe there is a more productive way to look at our options for 2021…

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Webinars:

Keep America Beautiful: Zero Waste Communities: A Vision for the Future – Thu, Feb 25, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST: Cities and towns across the United States have developed and launched comprehensive plans with clear timetables in their drive toward waste-free communities. They are now taking action to achieve these ambitious goals. These actions are also proving key to making our urban centers cleaner, healthier, more resilient. In this webinar, you’ll be learning how these municipalities are: Defining zero-waste, Creating an inclusive process for building a city-wide consensus,  Identifying key elements of a zero-waste plan, Securing measurable gains.

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NERC Virtual Conference: Reframing Recycling in 2021 – March 30 – 31 (1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern): The many challenges that recycling has faced over the past few years have created a fresh opportunity for us to take a look at our practices and strategies from new perspectives. The Northeast Recycling Council’s (NERC) Spring Conference—Reframing Recycling—will focus on what we have learned from past experience, and provide a forum for discussing the industry’s future.

Past Events

Click here for a recap of our 2019 Annual Conference

Click here for a recap of our 2018 Annual Conference

Click here for a recap of our 2017 Annual Conference

Click here for a recap of our 2016 Annual Conference

Click here for a recap of our 2015 Annual Conference

Click here for a recap of our 2014 Annual Conference

Click here for a recap of our 2013 Annual Conference

Click here to view a recap from Harvey Gershman’s October 2013 presentation “Costs: More or Less”

MRN Webinars

Missed a past webinar? Wish you could have been there? No problem! Check out these recordings and pdf’s of the slides.

How Will You Make the Math Work in 2021?

How Will You Make the Math Work in 2021?

The financial impact of Covid-19 will undoubtedly be felt through 2021 as state, county and municipal budgets feel the pinch of declining revenues. At the same time, our citizens will continue to expect to recycle via curbside or drop-off without interruption. Given...

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Member Feature: Carroll County Recycling Manager Maria Myers

Member Feature: Carroll County Recycling Manager Maria Myers

On November 18, we sat down virtually with MRN member Maria Myers, Recycling Manager at Carroll County Maryland Department of Public Works to talk about the County’s recycling program including the ups (increasing the recycling participation in the County while...

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The benefits of buying recycled materials (webinar recap)

The benefits of buying recycled materials (webinar recap)

On October 13, Richard Keller of the Baltimore County Bureau of Solid Waste Management, Recycling Division shared the significant benefits of buying recycled products and offered tips on how to get started on a “buy recycled” program in your agency. One takeaway was...

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MRN Member Feature Webinar: Takoma Park MD

MRN Member Feature Webinar: Takoma Park MD

The Berkeley of the East and Waste Wizard MRN Member Daryl Braithwaite, Public Works Director for the City of Takoma Park, takes us on a tour of the city's waste management and recycling system. Known as the “The Berkeley of the East,” Takoma Park brings one of our...

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MRN Markets Update – May 29, 2020

MRN Markets Update – May 29, 2020

What does the future hold for national and local market conditions and trends in the age of COVID? On May 29, 2020, Melissa Filiaggi, MRN President, and Manager, Recycling for the Maryland Environmental Service along with Joe Pickard, Chief Economist and Director of...

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COVID-19 Check-In: Recyclers’ Virtual Town Hall #2 Recap

COVID-19 Check-In: Recyclers’ Virtual Town Hall #2 Recap

On April 21, we gathered virtually for the second of our Recycler’s Town Halls to chat about how we continue to cope with the pandemic. We were joined by Michelle Blair, Recycling Coordinator for the City of Laurel, and Tony Drury, Operations Supervisor/Recycling...

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Coping with COVID-19 – Virtual Town Hall

Coping with COVID-19 – Virtual Town Hall

The current COVID-19 crisis has affected the recycling and solid waste industry in unique ways. While some employees may have the option of working from home, many solid waste employees don’t. After all, it’s difficult to work from home when your job requires the...

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Leverage the Loop!

Leverage the Loop!

On Tuesday, February 11, we listened in as Benjamin Weir, Business Development Manager at TerraCycle, shared how Loop delivers a fundamental change in product ownership and brings entirely new thinking to packaging design. Durability enables reusability, elevated design & new features.

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