New Mexico Recycling & Solid Waste Conference:
The Value of Materials & Relationships
September 19-20, 2023
Additional Class on September 21, 2023

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
Jointly Hosted by The New Mexico Recycling Coalition &
New Mexico SWANA Roadrunner Chapter

It's a Conference Year!  Hurrah!

We look forward to seeing you all at this year's NM Recycling & Solid Waste Conference!  Early bird registration is NOW OPEN!  Register as an attendee, exhibitor, or sponsor - sign up TODAY!

Keynote Speaker Announced
Heidi Sanborn: Founding Executive Director of both the National Stewardship Action Council and the California Product Stewardship Council

Heidi possesses over 32 years' experience as a leader within the solid waste industry. She is the nation's foremost expert on producer responsibility and product stewardship. Heidi has helped local governments ensure that producers hold a fair share of the responsibility for the end-of-life impacts and costs of their products. She helped the California legislature pass more Extended Producer Responsibility legislation than in any other state including paint, mercury thermostats, pharmaceuticals and sharps, and packaging with SB 54 in 2022.

Heidi's keynote presentation on Wednesday, September 20th will focus on her work with producer responsibility.  Heidi notes the following:

For much too long what happens to products when we're done with them was considered irrelevant to those who produce them. Meanwhile plastic fills our oceans, toxic chemicals pollute our food and water, and the climate is in chaos. The Circular Economy has long been considered just a fantasy, but no more! Learn how we're reducing waste such as mercury containing lighting and closing the loop on packaging, food waste, and much more! The National Stewardship Action Council is leading the nation by demanding radical transparency and truth in labeling so consumers can vote with their dollars, negotiating producer responsibility legislation with the country’s largest packaging producers, and advocating for a national bottle bill.

Attendee Information

The conference will take place on Tuesday, September 19th and Wednesday, September 20th with speakers, plenary session, networking opportunities and more!  Attendees will learn about hot topics in their field and can earn 16 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that can be applied towards your recycling, compost, landfill or transfer station facility operator certification with the New Mexico Environment Department: Solid Waste Bureau.  We are offering a smaller, day-long training on Thursday, September 21 to offer an additional 8 CEUs so attendees can earn the required 24 CEUs needed for their recertification. If you'd like to attend this additional training, you need to register for it specifically when you register to attend the conference HERE.

Exhibitor & Sponsor Opportunities

Exhibitors and Sponsors will have ample access to nearly 200 professionals working within the recycling, solid waste and compost industries in New Mexico. Click HERE to learn about the various sponsorship packages and related benefits. 

Call for Abstracts - Due May 15th

We are interested in a wide range of topics, including best practices in recycling, compost and solid waste management, emerging trends, hard to manage materials, technical assistance, program development and sustainability, extended producer responsibility, outreach/education, recycling markets, organics diversion, planning for the future, etc. Click HERE to learn more and submit an abstract. 


Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
We have secured a discounted room rate of $139/night.  Rooms must be booked by Saturday, August 19th. Please use the following link to book your room. Book your group rate for New Mexico Recycling Coalition Conference 2023

If you have questions or need help with the link, please call the hotel directly at 505-830-5781 or 1-800-252-7772.

Thank you to our generous 2023 sponsors!  Learn how to add your name to the list HERE