Recycling Industry Event Calendar for 2016

Opportunities Abound for Business and Professional Development, Networking

Are you interested in keeping up with the latest in your recycling industry sector of interest, working on professional development and networking with industry peers? A great way to do this is through attending an industry conference. Here is a list of many major events for 2014 being held in the United States and Canada, many held in conjunction with recycling industry trade associations. And if you are taking the trouble to attend a trade association event, you may want to consider joining, as the benefits are typically substantial, with often little incremental cost beyond the cost of registration.

If there is an event that should be added to this list, please contact me.

September 1 - 3, 2015. E-Scrap 2015, Orlando Florida. Join more than 1,300 attendees and over 1300 attendees from over 35 countries at E-Scrap 2015. For more information, visit www.e-scrapconference.com/

September 28 - 30, 2015. 2015 Resource Recycling Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. Attended by approximately 500 recycling professionals from 37 states and four Canadian provinces in 2013. For more information, visit http://rrconference.com.

October 19 - 22, 2015. REFOR15  West, San Diego, California. Hosted by BioCycle. For more information, visit www.biocycleenergy.com.

January 15 – 19, 2016. Western Pallet Association Annual Meeting, Rancho Mirage, California. This is best opportunity for pallet recycling companies in the western U.S. to get up to speed on the latest in their industry. For more information, visit www.westernpallet.org.

January 25 - 28, 2016. USCC Conference and Trade Show, Jacksonville, Florida. Hosted by the US Composting Council. For more information, visit www.compostingcouncil.org.

February 1 - 3, 2016. Plastics Recycling Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. Hosted by Resource Recycling. For more information, visit www.plasticsrecycling.com.

February 17 - 19, 2016. NORA Winter Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. NORA An Association of Responsible Recyclers. For more information, visit www.noranews.org.

February 20 - 23, 2016. SMART (Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles) 2014 Annual Meeting, Bonita Springs, Florida. For more information, visit www.smartasn.org.

March 2 - 4, 2016. 2016 NWPCA Annual Leadership Conference, Orlando, Florida. This is the keynote event held annually by the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association, representing the interests of pallet recycling companies as well as new pallet producers. For more information, visit www.palletcentral.com.

March 13 – 16, 2016. Southeast Recycling Conference & Trade Show (SERC 2014), Destin, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.southeastrecycling.com. 

March 17 - 20, 2016. OARA Convention & Trade Show, Markham, Ontario. Hosted by the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA). For more information, visit www.oara.com

April 3- 7, 2016. ISRI 2014 Convention & Exposition, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hosted by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, featuring over 300 exhibitors and a comprehensive agenda of educational sessions. For more information, visit http://www.isriconvention.org/

May 13 - 14, 2016. Expo Richmond 2014, Richmond, Virginia. Held every second year, the event offers the largest collection of sawmilling, kiln drying, harvesting, biomass, trucking, pallet manufacturing/recycling, optimization/scanning, material handling, firewood production and related equipment, supplies and services. For more information, visit www.exporichmond.com.

May 29 – June 1, 2016. Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) 2016 World Recycling Convention & Exhibition. For more information, visit www.bir.org.

September 9 - 11, 2016. Commodities Roundtable Forum, Chicago, Illinois. Hosted by ISRI. For more information, visit www.isri.org.

September 14 - 16, 2016.  International Congress for Battery Recycling, Antwerp, Belgium. For more information, visit ww.icm.ch

September 20 - 22, 2016.  E-Scrap 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana. For more information, visit www.e-scrapconference.com.

October 18, 2016.  MRF and Recycling Plant Operations Forum, Chicago, Illinois. For more information, visit http://opsforum.recyclingtodayevents.com/.

October 19 - 21, 2016.  Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference, Chicago, Illinois. For more information, visit http://paperplasticsna.recyclingtodayevents.com/.

November 9 - 10, 2016.  Waste & Recycling Expo Canada, Toronto, Ontario. For more information, click here

November 14 - 16, 2016.  Renewable Energy From Waste Conference, Long Beach, California. For more information, visit http://www.rewconference.com/.

November 16 - 18, 2016.  2016 MWMA Fall Summit, St. Petersburg, Florida. For more information, visit http://usmayors.org/

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