Join us in Zion National Park for our 2023 Spring Conference.

RCU’s 2023 Spring Conference:

Join RCU for our Spring 2023 Annual Conference, Friday March 31st.  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.

Event Location:

Located at the entrance of Zion National Park, SpringHill Suites sit just outside amazing Zion National Park!

  • SpringHill Suites Zion
  •  1141 Canyon Springs Rd, Springdale

Lodging Information:

Rooms are available at the SpringHill Suites for Thursday, March 30 through Saturday, April 1st.  Book your room at the discounted RCU rate ($249) by calling 435-619-8220.  Or you can book directly via this link.  Rooms are available at the discounted rate through March 1, 2023.


Thursday, March 30, 2023

  • 1:00 Networking golf event: meet at Sky Mountain Golf Course, Hurricane, Utah.

Friday, March 31, 2023

  • 8:00 am  Registration
  • 8:15 am  Welcome: Beau Peck, Interwest Paper & RCU Board President
  • 8:20 am  “EcoGreen: Perspectives on Tire Recycling”– EcoGreen Executive (invited). Brad Swenson, COO/President.
  • 8:45 am “Washington County Update”– County update on waste and recycling in Washington County.  Reese Demille, Republic Services.
  • 9:05 am “Utah House Bill 394, The Future of Recycling in Utah!” – Utah House Representative Doug Welton.
  • 9:35 am “Plastic Film Recycling a Waste Mgmt/ Dow Chemical Partnership in Utah” Blake Leonelli and Walt Mathiason, Utah Waste Management.
  • 10:00 am Networking Break out Session. Meet 4-5 new people in the recycling industry and a chance to share issues and solutions.
  • 10:30 am “Utah Recycler of the Year Awards/ Presentations” This year’s awardees have done some great work in recycling. Learn what they are doing and join in celebrating their success.
    • Larry H. Miller Theaters – presented by RCU Board Member, Ryan Smith
  • 10:50 am “Recycling Reporting Discussion” Join the discussion with haulers and recyclers on mechanisms, strategy, and support to actively report on recycling rates in the State of Utah.
  • 11:20 am “Concluding Keynote” You will not want to miss this speaker! To be announced shortly.
  • 12:00 pm  Lunch Break  (provided)
  • 1:00 pm Conclusion

More details to follow.  Mark your calendar now to join us in Zion!