Get ready for our premier event of the year,  our Annual America Recycles Day Conference!  This will be an in person event with safety protocols in place to keep our guests safe.  The ARD Conference is a great place to learn something new about recycling, and network with professionals in the recycling industry.

Friday, November 12th

8:20 am Registration/ Log In

8:30 am Welcome to RCU Conference: Beau Peck, Interwest Paper & RCU Board President

8:35 am Where’s the Pizza? Can you or Should You Recycle Pizza Boxes” Dennis Colley, President/CEO Fibre Box Association. Introduced by Beau Peck, Interwest Paper & RCU Board President

9:00 am Sustainabull packaging vs. Sustainable Packaging: Ways to Cut the Bull & Help Recycling Succeed.” Adam Peek, Meyers. Introduced by Craig Castle, Innovative Waste Solutions/ RCU Bd

9:20 am Battery Recycling 101: What every Recycler should Know, Battery Solutions, VP Danielle Spalding, VP Marketing and Engagement, Introduced by Brad Morley, TAMS/ RCU Past President  

9:40 am “The In’s and Outs of Batteries: A Brave New World Doug Smith, Director, Environmental and Sustainability, Sony Electronics, Inc. Introduced by Brad Mertz

10:05 am Cross Roads Paper Mill Update” – John Sasine, CEO Crossroads Paper. Introduced by Larry Gibbons, Rocky Mountain Document Destruction & RCU Board Member.

10:20 am Networking Break out Session. Meet 4-5 new people in the recycling industry share what issues and solutions you are experiencing.

10:45 am Enve, What it Means to be a Utah Manufacturer – Jeremy Vinze, CEO of Enve, Introduced by Brad Mertz

11:00 am “Scrap Metal Thievery, What Utah is doing to stop the theft of Scrap” Chris Waldon and Dan Burton, Utah Attorney General’s Office. Facilitated by Scott Epperson, Western Metals Recycling and RCU Board Member.

11:25 pm RCU Board Elections: Beau Peck, Facilitator. Voting will be done via online poll.

11:35 pm Utah Recycler of the Year Awards/ Presentations

  • Multi-family: Greystar Property Management, presented by Robert and Kris Watson
  • Business: ARUPJeff Harris, presented by Larry Gibbons
  • Government: Lehi City, presented by Blake Leonelli
  • Individual: Ryan Smith, Recyclops, presented by Brad Mertz

12:30 pm Lunch Break, Break for lunch but don’t miss out on the afternoon session.

1:30 pm “Networking Breakout Session” – Critical Questions Discussion

2:00 pm A Conversation about Containers and the future of Container Recycling” Mike Bernier, Swire Coca Cola, Introduced by Brad Mertz

2:30 pm Recycling Markets: What is happening with my Recycling and what is it Really Worth?” Beau Peck, Interwest & RCU Board President, Introduced by Brad Mertz

3:00 pm Conclusion