RCU’s 2022 America Recycles Day Annual Conference:

Join RCU for our America Recycles Day 2022 Annual Conference, November 4th 2022.  This is a one day conference full of speakers geared toward the recycling community.  This is a great networking event to work with your peers in the recycling industry.  Enjoy a catered lunch at the event, so come hungry!


Event Location:

Located just off Interstate I-15, Salt Lake Community College is a short 15 minute drive from Salt Lake International Airport.  Free parking at the event center is also available.

  • Salt Lake Community College Miller Conference Center at SLCC in Sandy, Utah
  • 9750 S 300 W, Sandy, UT 84070

2022 Conference Sponsors:

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Conference Agenda:

Friday, November 4th

8:20 am           Registration

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

8:35 am           “Electronics Recycling 101: What every Recycler Should Know” – Brad Morley, Founder, TAMS Introduced by Brad Mertz, RCU

9:00 am           “A Manufacture’s Perspective on Zero Waste: Lessons Learned, Taught, and Seen” – SaraJean Anderson, West Liberty Foods, Introduced by Craig Castle, Innovative Waste Solutions/ RCU Bd

9:20 am           New EPA Grants and Tools for Solid Waste and Recycling Infrastructure and Education– Virginia Till, EPA Region 8. Learn the facts and have a discussion about the new recycling infrastructure grants and education EPA will release in fall 2022. $275 million has been provided for Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling (SWIFR) grants. This includes $55 million per year from Fiscal Years 2022 to 2026 to remain available until expended. EPA was provided an additional $2.5 million in Fiscal Year 2022 funding to implement the program. These grants will provide money to improve post-consumer materials management and infrastructure; support improvements to local post-consumer materials management and recycling programs; and assist local waste management authorities in making improvements to local waste management systems. Introduced by Blake Leonelli, Waste Management

10:10 am           Networking Break

10:30 am          “Utah House Bill 394, Recycling Transparency – The Future of Recycling in Utah!” – Utah State Representative Doug Welton. Representative Doug Welton’s HB 394 which passed last session dealing with recycling reporting. Join in the discussion on reporting requirements and the direction of recycling for the State of Utah. If you have anything to do with recycling, this session will be worth your time and input. Introduced by Larry Gibbons, ACE.

11:30 pm         RCU Board Elections: Beau Peck, Facilitator

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

12:15 pm          Lunch Break, Break for lunch but don’t miss out on the afternoon session

1:15 pm           “DEQ: Updates on E-waste/ Recycling and Utah Landfills – Doug Hansen (or other staff), Director, Solid & Hazardous Waste, DEQ. Introduced by Brad Morley, TAMS/ RCU Past President

1:45 pm           “The Recycling Count of Utah: the case for Recycling Reporting for Utah” – Beau Peck, Interwest & RCU Board President discusses a new RCU initiative to report accurately on tonnages recycled throughout the State of Utah. How it can be easily done and why we need to do it!

2:15 pm           “Recycling Markets: What is happening with my Recycling and what is it Really Worth?” – Beau Peck, Interwest & RCU Board President and Marvin Acey, Rocky Mountain Recycling & RCU Board Member. The recycling industry has had its share of craziness in terms of supply chain and pricing. Learn from two experts in the industry about current market conditions and future trends in the market.

3:00 pm           Conclusion

Conference Tickets:

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