New Mexico Recycling & Solid Waste Conference:
Resiliency through Collaboration
September 21-23, 2020
Albuquerque Sheraton at Uptown

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

Call for Abstracts is now open through April 3, 2020!  Click HERE To submit an abstract.

We are accepting proposals for lectures, panel discussions, lightning rounds and roundtables in the categories with particular interest in the categories listed below.

Experts from the recycling and solid waste profession, industry, academia, government, and consultants are invited to submit papers describing program work, research, applications, tools and case studies.  Approximately 20-30 minutes will be provided for each presentation, including questions and responses. A few longer sessions may be available. Presenters will receive free conference admission on the day they are presenting.

We love case studies and are especially interested in the following topics: 

Resiliency: Response to natural disasters from a solid waste/recycling perspective (construction and demolition materials), cities and counties building sustainability/resiliency plans, what has worked, what concerns are present in or applicable to NM, Resiliency in the face of National Sword, Recycling markets updates and development

Innovation/Collaboration: Fostering Collaborations, Entrepreneurial solutions, Creative solutions from collections or site management, Circular economy models, Building relationships to foster local economies, Organics Solutions, Illegal Dumping Abatement

Solid Waste Management Best Practices:  Landfill Gas Emissions Issues, Title V, Safety Programming and Updates, Safety Success Case Studies, EPA Regulation updates

Recycling Best Practices:   What can I do today?  Recycling market development, Life Cycle analysis, Incentivized rate structuring, New trends in reduce/reuse, e.g. single use plastic bans, etc.

Education and Outreach:  Grassroots, Community activist programs, Consumer education best practices, Recycle right, Contamination reduction strategies

Economics of Solid Waste and Recycling: Industry? Haulers?  Funding opportunities, Commercial/Business program development

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The 2018 Conference Summary is Below

Over 200 professionals working in recycling, solid waste and composting gathered in Albuquerque at our last conference in September of 2018 for local recycling market tours, social marketing workshop, plenary sessions, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, exhibitor hours, networking opportunities, the award ceremony, panel discussions, social media scavenger hunts and more!  Thank you for helping to make the 2018 conference great!!

We all enjoyed a great line-up of speakers and topics.  See the program at a glance HERE

Most of the conference presentations are posted online HERE

We achieved an 89% diversion rate at the 2018 conference!  View the report from Knowaste HERE


THANK YOU to our Generous 2018 Sponsors!!

ARCOA Electronics Recyclers



2016 Conference Presentations

To see the presentations from our last conference (September 26-28, 2016) please click here.