Registration Now Open for MRC’s 2017 Fall Recycling Conference on October 25!

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Created on Friday, 11 August 2017 Written by MRC Webmaster

The Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) invites you to Mississippi’s largest annual recycling meeting to be held Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Holmes Community College in Ridgeland.  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 to participate in informative sessions and networking opportunities.

This year, we’re headed to Ridgeland, one of Mississippi’s most decorated communities for its great shopping, beautiful green spaces and long-standing commitment to growing recycling. The meeting will be held at Holmes’ McGowan Workforce Training Center. The conference will be held on October 25, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please make arrangements accordingly.

In addition to the conference, MRC invites you to attend our 20-Year Anniversary Celebration Reception to be held the evening prior to the conference on Tuesday, October 24, from 5:30pm until at Anjou Restaurant located in the Township of Ridgeland.  We hope you will join us as we celebrate MRC’s 20 years of service to the state of Mississippi by meeting up with old and new friends alike to enjoy fun, food, fellowship and live entertainment from Chris Gill!      

Download the agenda.


Registering for the Conference

Conference registration is $75 for members and $125 for non-members and includes attendance at the anniversary reception on the evening of October 24.  In addition, lunch and breaks will be provided to conference attendees.  If you would like to join the MRC or renew your membership at this time, please select the “Join MRC” tab from the menu above or use the following direct link:  To register, please complete and return the Individual Registration Form via mail, e-mail or fax using the contact information given on the form.

Proceeds from MRC conferences and memberships 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.


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 through sponsorship.

To sponsor this year’s conference, fill in the amount your organization would like to contribute ($250 minimum) on the Sponsor Registration Form and return the completed form via mail, e-mail or fax using the contact information given on the form.  If you would like to sponsor the anniversary reception or a break or meal at the conference please explain in the comments/special requests section of the sponsor form.

All sponsors will receive one conference registration and have the option to exhibit at the event.  Exhibit space is limited, and will be reserved first come, first serve.  All sponsors will be recognized in program materials and at appropriate event times.


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

Payment for Individual Registration:


Payment for Sponsor Registration: Fill in the amount your organization would like to contribute. $250 is the minimum.



There are a number of hotel options near the Holmes campus. Below are hotels and rates:  No Room Blocks have been arranged at these hotels for the event, and the rates listed are subject to change and may include taxes and other fees.  Please check with hotel for availability and exact rates.     

Hyatt Place Jackson/Ridgeland

Address: 1016 Highland Colony Pkwy, Ridgeland, MS 39157

Phone: 601-898-8815

Gov. Rate/night: $91     Std. Rate/night: $159


Embassy Suites by Hilton Jackson

200 Township Place, Ridgeland, MS 39157

Phone: 601-607-7112

Gov. Rate/night: Not available     Std. Rate/night: $209


SpringHill Suites by Marriott Jackson/Ridgeland

Address: 121 Southtowne Ave., Ridgeland, MS 39157

Phone: (601) 898-3747

Gov. Rate/night: $165     Std. Rate/night: $184


Home 2 Suites by Hilton Jackson/Ridgeland

Address: 526 Evergreen St., Ridgeland, MS 39157

Phone: (601) 898-2222

Gov. Rate/night: Not available     Std. Rate/night: $154


Drury Inn & Suites Jackson Ridgeland

Address: 610 E. County Line Rd., Ridgeland, MS 39157

Phone: (601) 956-6100

Gov. Rate/night: $91     Std. Rate/night: $99


Residence Inn by Marriott Jackson Ridgeland

855 Centre St., Ridgeland, MS 39157

Phone: (601) 206-7755

Gov. Rate/night: $91     Std. Rate/night: $143


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ridgeland-Jackson

6485 Frontage Rd., Ridgeland, MS 39157

Phone: (601) 977-6111

Gov. Rate/night: $91     Std. Rate/night: $104


Staybridge Suites Jackson

801 Ridgewood Rd., Ridgeland, MS 39157

Phone: (601) 206-9190

Gov. Rate/night: $105     Std. Rate/night: $139



If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Jennifer Milner at 601-961-5739 or

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