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2017 Expo Agenda (times subject to change)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 -- Joe Wheeler State Park "River Room"

Expo Check-In and Exhibitor Setup

8:00am - 4:00pm -- Exhibitor Setup

12:00pm -- Custom Polymers Tour

(Address: 1764 Wilkinson Street, Athens, Alabama 35611)

Lunch provided

2:30 pm -- Recycling 101 Workshop  - ADEM Recycling Staff

5:30 pm -- Dinner / ARC Membership Meeting

Dinner provided

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - Joe Wheeler State Park "River Room"

ARC Workshop Presentations

Breakfast provided

8:30 am -- Welcome Remarks;

Rachel Mansell, Alabama Recycling Coalition (ARC) President    

Richard Herston, Mayor of Town of Rogersville, Alabama

8:40 am -- Recycling & Sustainability; NASA Marshall Space Flight Center;  

Roy Malone, Director of Center Operations - NASA MSFC Huntsville, AL

9:15 am -- Recycling in Gulf Shores;

Noel Hand, City of Gulf Shores

9:35 am -- Options for Electronic Waste;

Danny Skinner, Protec Recycling

9:55 am -- Sustainability, Composting, and Recycling in a Rural Setting;

Kendra Burns, Camp McDowell Animal Manager

10:10 am -- SESSION BREAK       Ice Cream Sundaes and Sodas

10:20 am -- SERDC Alabama Recycle Study;

Will Sagar, Southeast Recycling Development Council

10:35 am -- Moving Forward with Grants;

Gavin Adams, Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM)

10:55 am -- Southern Exposure Film "Waste Not Want Not";

Alan Gurganus, Alabama Environmental Council (AEC)


11:15 am -- “Birmingham Recycling and Recovery – The Largest Recycling Hub in Alabama”

Leigh Shaffer, Birmingham Recycling and Recovery

11:35 am -- Huntsville Recycling; "Blue Nation -- ALL IN ONE OFFICE"

David Cannon, Republic Services, Inc.

12:00 pm -- Networking Lunch       

Fried Catfish, Pork Ribs, Chicken, Sides & Refreshments

Lunch provided

1:15 pm -- Life Scientist, Food Waste Reduction and Composting 

Laura McMillan, EPA Region 4

2:00 pm -- Outbound Adventure: Participants will ride together on an air-conditioned tour bus.

Florence Recycle Center, Solar Panels

Lauderdale County Tourism Cocktail Party (food/drink provided)

Dinner on your own in downtown Florence

Meet at the bus for a ride back to Joe Wheeler State Park


Friday, July 14, 2017 -- Joe Wheeler State Park "River Room"

ARC Workshop Presentations

*Participants encouraged to checkout before the workshop begins*

Breakfast provided

8:15 am -- 30 ideas in 30 minutes Education Panel;

David Barr, Joe Wheeler State Park;      Ashley Chambers, City of Tuscaloosa; 

Alan Gurganus, Alabama Environmental Council;      Nicole Reyes, City of Guntersville;

8:45 am -- Waste Streams to Products: Engineers to the Rescue!

Corrine Hayes, Applied Chemical Technology

9:00 am -- Regional and National Updates from SERDC;

Will Sagar, SERDC

9:15 am -- State of Tennessee

Larry Christley; Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation 

9:30 am -- Baler Equipment Panel Discussion;

Mike Smith, Max Pak Baler;        Jim Loeffler, Marathon Equipment

10:00 am -- Closing Remarks and Door Prizes (must be present to win!)


Dismiss for optional tour and group lunch outing

11:00 am - SCA Tissue Plant Tour 

12:30 pm - Rattlesnake Saloon for Lunch

Lunch on your own


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