The Mississippi Recycling Coalition has received permission from the presenters at the organization's Fall recycling mini-conference to share their presentations. Below you will find links to each presentation that we have been granted permssion to upload. The presentations are listed in the order presented at the Conference.
Earlier, we announced that the Mississippi School Recycling Grants would be due October 31, 2014. This was earlier than our typical deadline of November 15 (America Recycles Day) and has caused some confusion with some applicants. Therefore, we are extending this year's deadline to the normal deadline of November 15, 2014. Applications should be completed online here. If you have any questions regarding these grants, please contact the School Grant Committee by email.
We want to remind you that the Mississippi Recycling Coalition is holding its Fall Mini-Recycling Conference, next Tuesday, October 28th, from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Trustmark Conference Center at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. As an important part of Mississippi's recycling community, we need you there! We hope you are planning to join us as we discuss the opportunities that communities and businesses have to enhance and improve recycling programs. We have a number of excellent speakers scheduled to present. You will also have the opportunity to network with recyclers and local governments across the state and to tour the State's Sports Hall of Fame. Be sure to wear your favorite team's colors to the meeting!
You can access a copy of the tentative agenda and register at http://www.msrecycles.org/fall2014confreg.html. We need you to register by Thursday evening so that we can get an accurate count to provide for breakfast and lunch! If you have any questions on registration, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Reese Yontz at 601-961-5035. We hope to see you there!
The last of the Southeast Recycling Devleopment Council's 2014 Webinar Series will be next Monday, October 20, 2014, at 2:00 PM CDT. This webinar will highlight who has successfully converted to single stream at convenience centers. Speakers will discuss the trouble with rural conversions, local government push-back, the different types of compactors, and marketing materials to MRFs. Presenters will include Tim Fox, Three Rivers Solid Waste; Scott Mouw, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Steve Nanny, Rutherford County, NC; and Amanda St. John, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Registration is free and available at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9219603271859584513.
If you are planning to attend Sustaining Recycling in Mississippi: Developing Our Game Plan, there are several possible lodging options within a few miles of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum for attendees to consider. The closest options, at this time, appear to be the Best Western Plus Flowood Inns & Suites, Econo Lodge Inns & Suites, or America's Best Inns & Suites on Treetops Boulevard and Cabot Lodge Milsaps on State Street near Woodrow Wilson. Additional lodging options are available by zooming out on the map below or clicking on "View on Google Maps."
Please note, attendees that choose to stay at the Cabot Lodge Milsaps cannot access Lakeland from the Woodrow Wilson entrance on I-55. They should access Lakeland Drive by driving north on State Street to Old Canton Road (at the fork by the University of Mississippi Medical Center, go right) and then take a right at the light onto Lakeland.