RCU’s 2024 Spring Conference:

Join RCU for our Spring 2024 Annual Conference, in Kanab, Utah.

This is a one-day conference will focus on all things batteries.  Batteries are increasingly causing issues and problems for haulers, recyclers, landfills and transfer stations, even communities themselves. Don’t miss out on timely information and the opportunity to connect with your peers in the recycling industry. Conference Agenda below (subject to change).

RCU Annual Spring Conference

All Charged Up in Southern Utah!

Thursday, April 11th

  • 6:30 pm – Dinner with the group at the Ironhorse, Kanab

Friday, April 12th

  • 8:15 am Registration
  • 8:30 am Welcome to the Annual Spring RCU Conference
  • 8:35 am “Battery Recycling E-Waste, Perspective” – Brad Morley, TAMS Founder, RCU Past President. Best practices to properly manage. Regulations concerning. What can e-waste recyclers handle and what they can’t handle?
  • 9:00 am “The News on Battery Recycling: Methods to the Madness”– Larry Gibbons, Geocycle, RCU Board Member
  • 9:30 am “Batteries: A Manufacturer’s Perspective” – David Marasco, Jabil. Learn from a manufacturer based here in Utah on trends and what the future holds for batteries.
  • 10:15 am Networking Break
  • 10:45 am “Electric Vehicles: Demand, Future, Opportunity, But Not in my Backyard The state of EV battery recycling and some organizations who are making recycling of these batteries possible.
  • 11:10 am Utah Manufacturers Perspective: Electronic Products and Batteries
  • 11:25 pm – “DEQ Presentation: Utah Waste Characterization and the Swiffer Grant” – Kelly Shaw, DEQ , DWMRC. Kelly will discuss the recently received Kelly will discuss the recently received SWIFR Grant. This is a grant through the U.S. EPA as part of the Biden-Harris administration’s Investing in America Agenda / Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This grant will involve a waste characterization study looking at all 33 landfill and transfer station facilities across Utah. What has the potential to be recycled? Using recycling numbers from website. Where can improvements be made? What viable markets could take place in Utah? Future opportunities to improve.
  • 12:00 pm Lunch Break
  • 1:15 pm “Landfill/ Transfer Station Best Practices” Industry Reps and Operators will talk about the new tech to identify hot spots
  • 1:35 pm “Fire in the Hole: What Fire Fighters are Seeing with Proactive Solutions” Unified Fire Presentation
  • 2:30 pmConclusion

Event Location:

Kanab Center

Ballroom A

20 N 100 E, Kanab, UT 84741


Lodging Information:

A room block is available for attendees at the Parry Lodge. Rates are $99.00 per night, pretax. Breakfast $8 per person. Use code “RCU” for the discounted rate. Room block expires March 28 as they stay available. Book online at ParryLodge.com. Don’t delay!


Member Rate: $198.00 Per Person

Non-Member Rate: $279.00 Per Person

Mark your calendar now to join us in Kanab!