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Upcoming MRN Events

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October 2020

2020 MRN/SWANA-MidAtlantic Annual Conference – NEW DATE!

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm EDT

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 Friday, October 2 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 2020…maybe there is a more productive way to look at our options for 2020 and beyond. The conference offers: Technical sessions that…

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The Maryland Department of the Environment’s Land and Materials Administration (LMA): COVID-19 Updates for Solid Waste Acceptance Facilities” – Friday, April 3, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. The presentation will touch on a number of topics relating to the State’s and industry’s response to the current health crisis, including procedures to request flexibility in operating hours or other conditions to meet changing needs, ways that MDE is tracking and can assist with the expected increased volume of certain waste streams associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, and guidance on enforcement and compliance during the pandemic.  After a short Powerpoint presentation, LMA staff will be available to answer questions. The presentation will be available via Google Hangouts at this link, or you can call in to +1 567-231-5325,  PIN: ‪277 715 324#  to listen. Powerpoint slides will be sent in advance of the presentation to all those who RSVP.  Please RSVP to




NERC: Reboot Recycling – October 20-21, 2020 (NEW DATE), Rocky Hill, CT – It’s time to get off the fence and register for NERC’s Spring ’20 Conference.  You only have until February 28 to take advantage of the early (discounted) registration rate. The Conference offers a great lineup of speakers and innovative topics to help us think out-of-the-box and reboot recycling!

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.

Electronics Recycling

Kitty McIlroy shares a brief overview of state programs, highlighting the differences between product stewardship and extended producer responsibility laws.

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Markets Madness

Rock, paper, scissors…oil, plastic, gas…aluminum, iron, glass… What’s up? What’s down? Where’s it going? How might it affect your operation?

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Anaerobic Digestion: Not a Black Box Technology Option

In this webinar, Lori Scozzafava, Vice President, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton (GBB), demystifies anaerobic digestion technology and discuss the factors that may make it a successful component in an integrated solid waste management system.

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Maryland Recycling Act Overview

Dave Mrgich walks us through highlights of the Maryland Recycling Act from inception to the present. He will cover major provisions of the act, amendments & complimentary legislation (e.g. Electronics Recycling Program, 2013 Composting Bill, etc.), regulations, key metrics and results to date.

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MRN Member Feature: Leanna Houser

In this webinar, MRN member Leana Houser, recycling services manager, Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Campus, takes us on a virtual tour of the campus recycling program.

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If there’s a topic or speaker you’d like to see in one of our webinars, please click here to let us know.

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Patrons & Sustaining Members

Special thanks to our Patrons and Sustaining Members whose contribution helps MRN continue its ongoing effort to promote the Three R’s in Maryland


Infinity Recycling

Mariner Management & Marketing

MD/DE/DC Beverage Association

Waste Management


Exelon Corporation

Hometown Dumpster Rental

Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority

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