RCU ARD Meeting & Recycler of the Year Awards 2019

RCU Utah America Recycles Day Annual Conference

Friday, November 15, 2019

Join us for an important conference about relevant discussions in the recycling industry. There are many advancements and tough situations facing the recycling industry. Come and learn how all of these important presentations can affect you and your operations!

Are you working directly in the recycling community? Are you a City/County organization and want to know more about recycling and the imacts to your area? Are you in Sustainablity for your Business or Organization? This is a must attend event to help with your goals and educate you on important info in the Utah recycling community.

Join RCU Friday, November 15th for this year's RCU Utah America Recycles Day Conference and Recycler of the Year Awards.  We will be at SLCC Gail Miller Convention Center in Sandy, Utah.  

We have a great line up of speakers and information that will get you up to speed and prepared to takle upcoming issues and changes in the recycling world.

Following the presentations, RCU will be awarding of the Utah Recycler of the Year Awards.   
Great opportunities to network with other recycling professionals will also be a part of this conference.
Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Start time will be 8:30 a.m. A great lunch will be provided.  We will be conclude the meeting at 3:30 p.m.

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Join RCU Friday, November 15th for this year's RCU Utah America Recycles Day Conference and Recycler of the Year Awards.  We will be at the SLCC Miller Campus in Sandy for this event.  The address is 9750 South 300 West, Sandy, UT  84070

RCU Utah America Recycles Day Conference & Luncheon

November 15th, 2018

Miller Campus, Sandy, UT

Friday, November 15th

8:00  am         - Registration/ Check In 

8:20 am          Welcome, RCU President, Beau Peck

8:30 am          “What’s going to Happen to All of Those Brown Boxes?”: Dennis J Colley - President/CEO, Fiber Box Association,  Fiberbox.org


Dennis will review current recycling rates of commercial and residential programs and discuss actions underway in the industry to deal with an increasing number of boxes going to single and multi-family residences. What are industry trends that the markets have been seeing for one of the largest commodities in the recycling industry?

9:15 am          - "Recycling Survey, Would You Pay to Recycle?" - Pam Roberts - Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling.

The Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District resently surveyed several demographics in their curbside collection progam and asked them if they would be willing to pay more for their curbside collection. A large percertage of those surveyed said, "Yes". Pam will provide us the results to this survey and explain the results in this poll.

9:45 am          "3D Printing with Recycled Feedstocks: Pathways to more Sustainable Products" - Matt Sutton - Binary SLC

3 Dimensional Printing is on the rise, what is the outlook for using recycled resins for 3D Printing. Binary is an additive fabrication studio based in Salt Lake City, UT. They produce a variety of sizes with assortment of materials including post industrial plastics, clay and others

10:05 am       Rural Recycling" - Ryan Smith, CEO Recyclops


Recyclops prides themselves in convenient, reliable, and affordable services with minimal effort on a customers part. They offer curbside services in rural communities that do not have access to traditional recycling collection services. How are they able to provide a curbiside service when populations are minimal? See how their unique approach solves the issue for many in this demographic by recycling at the curb!

10:25 am        Networking Break

10:45 am        - "Recycling Paper in Utah?" - John Sasine, CEO Crossroads Paper

Many in the recycling industry have said the phrase, 'why is there not a paper mill in Utah'? There are many reasons why, but this may be changing.

Crossroads Paper is in the process of building a Paper mill here in Utah. The Mill is set to be a consumer of both OCC (cardboard) and Mixed Paper. Learn how this new announcement will benefit recyclers, and hear updates from the source!

11:05 am        "New Waste Management MRF Coming to Salt Lake City" - Waste Management

The West Jordan Utah Material Recycling Facility (MRF) is soon to be replaced by a 17 Million Dollar state of the art facility in Salt Lake City.

Representatives from Waste Management will discuss when this new facillity will open and the impact it will have for curbside recyclers along the Wasatch Front!

11:35 am         - Luncheon and Utah Recycler of the Year Awards/ Presentations

1:00 pm          RCU Board Elections: Beau Peck, Facilitator

1:30 pm          RCU Sponsor Reports: Republic Waste Services, Western Metals Recycling, Interwest Paper, West Liberty Foods, Action Compaction Equipment, TAMS, WSI, Waste Management

2:00 pm          Networking Break 

2:15 pm          "Mixed Paper and Standardized Recycling in Utah" - Panel from area MRF's and Processors

What is going on with Mixed Paper? Is it still recyclable? Should a City still accept the material in a curbside bin? Are there alternatives to recycling Mixed Paper? Join in a round table discussion on what the scoop is on recycling Mixed Paper and why Utah is moving towards a standardized system across the State.  

3:30 pm          Conclusion 


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