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2010 Annual Conference

Updated: Mar 11, 2022

—-update 5.4.10—- the Traders Point Reception is sold out!

Click here to view the 4.29.10 IRC conference press release

Click here to view photos from the conference

Click here to view the full program

Click here for pricing information

Click here to see a list of our sponsors

See below for a preview of conference events

Indiana Recycling Coalition Annual Conference

The IRC’s annual conference and exhibition is Indiana’s premier waste reduction and recycling event, featuring exhibitors from around the country involved in all aspects of waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about cutting edge policies and programs in the recycling field and will also have access to several valuable networking events.  Join over 200 local and state government officials, environmental professionals, business owners and other stakeholders for this information packed event.  We do our best to make all this happen in a fun, inviting atmosphere!

This year’s conference will be held May 4 – 6, 2010 at the Holiday Inn North in Indianapolis.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (content subject to change)

Tuesday, May 4th

1:30p – 4:00p   Tour – Take a tour of three recycling businesses in Northwest Indianapolis (extra $15 fee)

4:00p—6:00p    Registration & Early Exhibitor Setup

5:00p—6:30p Sponsor & Exhibitor Reception

6:45p               “Kick-off” Dinner Reception at Trader’s Point Creamery (extra $20 fee)


7:00a             Registration Desk Opens

8:00a             Continental Breakfast & IRC Annual Meeting featuring installation of new board         members and highlights of the IRC’s recent activities

9:00a             Concurrent Breakout Sessions Choose one

A.                  RecycleMania – College and University Recycling Challenge

B.                  Green Building/Recycled Content Building Products/Deconstruction

C.                  Indiana’s New Electronics Recycling Law – An Update

10:15a           Exhibitor Spotlight Enjoy some refreshments and visit with our exhibitors

11:00a           Concurrent Breakout Sessions Choose one

A.                  Sustainable Schools (K-12)

B.                  Residential Recycling:  Urban & Rural Best Practices

C.                  Greening Your Business

12:15p           Lunch & Keynote Presentation by Carey Hamilton, IRC Executive Director

1:30p             Exhibitor Spotlight Enjoy some refreshments and visit with our exhibitors

2:15p             Concurrent Breakout Sessions Choose one

A.                  Social Networking

B.                  Teaching “Green”/America Recycles Day

C.                  Green Congregations

3:30 – 4:00p    Free Time

4:00p—5:00p   Happy Hour

5:00-7:00p    Reception with Silent & Live Auction

This event is open to the public at a suggested $5 donation – invite your coworkers, clients, family and friends!


7:00a             Registration Desk Opens

8:00a             Continental Breakfast with our Exhibitors

9:00a             Concurrent Breakout Sessions Choose one

A.                  Recycling at Special Events & Restaurants/Bars

B.                  Plastic Bag Recycling, Aseptic Carton Recycling and Reusable Bag Programs

C.                  Carbon Policy and Recycling

10:15a Exhibitor Spotlight

Enjoy some refreshments and visit with our exhibitors

11:00a          Concurrent Breakout Sessions Choose one

A.                  Commodities

B.                  Hospital Waste Reduction & Recycling

C.                  Composting Policy in Indiana

12:15p            Lunch and Keynote Presentation by Ed Skernolis, Vice President of Recycling at Keep America Beautiful

1:30p—3:30p Pharmaceutical Waste Workshop – No additional fees apply.

A.                  Pharmaceutical Waste – What do I do with these pills? The Problem with Unwanted Meds

Cancellation Policy, Substitutions and Deadlines: Sorry, absolutely no refunds will be given for cancellations.

Hotel Information

Hotel accommodations are available at the Holiday Inn North & Caribbean Cove Indoor Water Park-Indianapolis.  A block of rooms is available at a reduced rate of $97 per night plus tax.  Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel at 317-872-9790.  Ask for the reservations department and mention you will be attending the Indiana Recycling Coalition conference.  Please make sure to call and make your room reservation by Tuesday, April 20, 2010 to receive the special IRC guest room rate.  If you are making your reservations online use the code “V33.”  *Note:  Access to the water park is not included in the room rate, but can be purchased for $15 per person per day.


Monarch Beverage Company

Republic Services, Inc.





Abitibi Bowater Recycling

Best Way Disposal

Lake County Solid Waste Management District

Rock Tenn


Strategic Materials


Waste Management


Carton Council


Eco Partners

Electronic Recyclers International

Indiana American Water

National Starch Food Innovation

Nucor Corporation


Ray’s Trash Service


Workforce, Inc.

Carbon Sponsor

Resource Recycling Systems


Indiana Living Green Magazine

GreenJays Communications

Quality Printing

Indianapolis Business Journal


Traders Point Creamery

General Sponsor

Glass Packaging Institute

Indiana Household Hazardous Waste Taskforce

Click here to view a list of conference attendees

Below are some of the powerpoint presentations presented at the 2010 Conference.  Thank you again to all of our speakers!


Carey Hamilton’s Keynote Presentation

RecycleMania – College & University Recycling

Electronic Recycling Law Update

Sustainable Schools

Green Business

ARD/Teaching Sustainability

Green Congregations


Recycling at Special Events & Restaurants/Bars

Plastic Bag Recycling, Asceptic Carton Recycling and Reusable Bag Programs

Carbon Policy and Recycling

Composting Policy

Conference Photos

Above:  Joe Hogsett, State Senator Jean Breaux, Carey Hamilton, State Rep. Mary Ann Sullivan and Amy Flack.

Above and below:  Attendees explore the exhibit hall.

Above:  Lisa Laflin, James Paker, and Ruth Ann (Rudy) Osenbaugh received “Decade of Service” awards for their service on the IRC’s executive committee.

Above:  Green Living Expert Sara Snow and Carey Hamilton.

Attendees enjoy a tour of the Republic Service Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).

Attendees enjoy a tour of Createc.

Conference attendees browse the exhibit hall.

Above:  Ed Newman from Ohio University, Carey Hamilton, and Dan Weisenbach from Weisenbach Recycled Products.

Conference attendees visit with Rumpke representative, Laurie Marr.

Jeff Miller, former IRC Board President.

Exhibit Hall.

Carey Hamilton-IRC Executive Director, Indiana State Senator Jean Breaux, and Lindsay Huddelston – Wal-Mart

Waste Management representative.


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