Recycling In Transition was held on 9/11/2019 at the offices of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in Springfield IL.  The Sangamo Room at the ILEPA was filled with representatives from businesses, city and county governments, educational institutions, not for profits and individuals who have an interest in recycling.  In addition State Senator David Koehler of the 46th District spoke about legislative issues and ILEPA Bureau of Land Chief Kyle Rominger offered Opening Remarks.  The Annual Meeting of the Illinois Recycling Association was held during the lunch break and awards were presented by IRA’s President, Ron Tazelaar:

Steve Apotheker Recyclers of the Year – Area Disposal / Peoria Disposal and Illinois Correctional Industries
President’s Award – Dave Keeling, President of the National Recycling Coalition (NRC)

The day was jam-packed with an impressive lineup of speakers.  Here are some of the presentations –

Pete Adrian, SWALCO, speaker in the Legislative Session on Local Legislative Initiatives
https://illinoisrecycles.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/PeteAdrian_Local-Policy-Initiatives-and-Trends-in-Recycling-IRA-Sep-11-2019.pdf

Matt Coulter, Vice President, Area Disposal/Peoria Disposal Company, speaker in the morning session, Adapting To Changing Markets
https://illinoisrecycles.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Area_PDC_Video_340343655.html

Alli Kearney Fry, Illinois Environmental Council, speaker in the Legislative Session on the role of the IEC
https://illinoisrecycles.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/AlliFry_IEC.pdf

Kris Kaar, Senior Consultant, RRS, speaker during the afternoon session, Hot Topics in Recycling.  Her presentation was Focusing On Solutions
https://illinoisrecycles.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/KrisKaar_Focusing-on-Solutions-Sep-2019-v2.pdf

Meghann Maves, Recycling Program Manager, Waste Management, speaker during the morning session, Adapting To Changing Markets.  Her presentation was Global Trends & Their Impact on Local Recycling Programs
https://illinoisrecycles.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/MMaves_Adapting-to-Changing-Markets-IRA-Panel-2019.pdf

Jessica Miller, Waste Reduction & Compliance, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, speaker during the afternoon session, Hot Topics in Recycling.  Title of her presentation was Illinois Electronics Recycling and the CERA Program
https://illinoisrecycles.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/JessicaMiller_ILEPA_CERA.pdf

Todd Shumaker, Director Sales & Procurement, Midwest Fiber, speaker in the morning session, Adapting To Changing Markets.
https://illinoisrecycles.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/ToddShumaker_MidwestFiber.pdf

Enjoy the pictures.  Click on any picture for full viewing.