2016 State Recycling Conference

Category: 2016 Conference
Created on Friday, 09 September 2016 Written by MRC Webmaster

The Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) invites you to Mississippi’s largest annual recycling meeting on November 1-2 at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi. The MRC State Recycling Conference draws representatives from local governments, state and federal agencies, universities and colleges, businesses and non-profit organizations as well as recycling and solid waste professionals for two days of informative sessions and networking opportunities.

Conference topics will include:

  • Why Measurement Matters
  • Expanding Community Recycling Efforts
  • Updates from the Southeastern Recycling Development Council and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Region 4
  • Special Materials Recycling
  • Public Outreach and Education
  • Institutional Recycling
  • Organics Recycling


In addition, the MRC is offering two pre-conference activities: a Material Recovery Workshop led by The Recycling Partnership on “Addressing Contamination in Your Recycling Stream” and a tour of Deer Island led by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. Both activities will be held on November 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. If you are interested in participating in one of these activities, please make the appropriate selection on your conference registration form.

Download the updated agenda for the 2016 State Recycling Conference here.


The MRC has secured a limited number of rooms at the Beau Rivage for conference attendees at a group rate of $89 per night for the nights of October 31 and November 1. Hotel reservations may be made online using this link or by calling 888-567-6667. Attendees making reservations by phone will need to use the group code MRC November Meeting. Reservations must be made on or before Friday, October 7, 2016 to receive the group rate.  

Registering for the Conference

Conference registration is $175 for members and $275 for non-members. Register by mailing, emailing or faxing this completed form using the contact information given on the form.

To get the discounted registration rate, we encourage you to join the MRC or renew your membership now by indicating on the registration form.

Proceeds from the MRC’s conference and membership make our Annual Recycling Conference possible as well as support our various programs and events including our School Recycling Grants, College Scholarships, Environmental Hero Recycler of the Year Awards and the annual Recycling Awareness Day at the State Capitol.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

The MRC State Recycling Conference provides a great opportunity for businesses, organizations and other entities to promote their brand, products and services to the recycling community as well as show their support for the MRC by exhibiting or through sponsorship.

The Exhibitor rate is $400 for members and $500 for non-members. Exhibitors will receive one registration to the conference as well as one table and chairs in the exhibit hall. Electricity will be provided for exhibits upon request.

Sponsorship levels are listed below. The MRC will recognize all sponsors in program materials and at appropriate event times during the conference. Sponsorships of $750 and above include the benefits of an Exhibitor. Sponsorships of $1,500 or greater will include an additional conference registration.

Sponsorship levels include:

  • Silver-level sponsor: $750
  • Gold-level sponsor: $1,500 and up
  • Other sponsor: $250 minimum


Register as an exhibitor or sponsor by mailing, emailing or faxing this completed form using the contact information given on the form.


Once you submit your completed registration form, MRC will send you an invoice. Payments can be sent by check via mail or can be made online below.

Conference Registration

Sponsors, if you didn't see your option above, you can enter a custom amount below:

If you wish to join MRC or renew your membership online, you can do so below:

MRC Membership Options


If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Jennifer Milner at 601-961-5739 or jmilner@mdeq.ms.gov.


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