Renew Your MRC Membership Today

Our members make our work possible. We thank all of the members who have supported us over the years, and we encourage new members to partner with us as we continue our efforts to educate residents on the benefits of recycling and promote the growth of the recycling industry in Mississippi.

Now is the time of year to renew your membership for 2020 or increase your support for the year. You may remit your membership dues payment by check, credit card or PayPal.

For those of you that are not members, but are interested in joining the MRC please check out the different levels of membership and sponsorship available here.

Benefits of MRC Membership

The past year has been full of exciting events, activities and accomplishments for the MRC, including:

  • MRC awarded 9 schools throughout the State of Mississippi with our recycling program grants;
  • MRC in partnership with the Mississippi Beverage Association provided scholarships to 10 students at Mississippi colleges and universities with environmental studies and interests;
  • MRC recognized organizations for their outstanding work in promoting and growing recycling in their area with our Environmental Hero, “Recycler of the Year” awards;
  • MRC sponsored our Annual Recycling Awareness Day as a joint event with Keep Mississippi Beautiful at the State Capitol Building;
  • MRC sponsored held a recycling conference in Oxford, MS on October 29th and 30th.
  • MRC provided information to our members on numerous grant funding opportunities, new programs, workshops, webinars, conferences and other resources to promote recycling in the state.

We are looking forward to more exciting events and opportunities in the coming year to continue our efforts to grow recycling in the state, but we need the commitment of our members and sponsors to make this possible. Therefore, we hope you will consider joining the MRC, renewing your membership or increasing your support for 2020.

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Milner at 601-961-5739 or jmilner@mdeq.ms.gov.

SAVE THE DATE!!!

for the Joint Solid Waste Management & Recycling Conference
April 14-16, 2020
Island View Casino Resort
Gulfport, MS

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE SOON!

The Mississippi “Magnolia” Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) invite you to attend the 2020 Joint Solid Waste Management & Recycling Conference, April 14-16 at the Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, MS. After a successful and well-received collaboration in Spring 2018, the two organizations have decided to partner again on a joint conference that will feature informative sessions on topics of interest to both solid waste and recycling industry representatives. The conference will also offer several opportunities to network across these sectors with your fellow attendees including a “Meet and Greet” reception Tuesday evening April 14 as well as our networking event Wednesday afternoon April 15 with crawfish boil, games, prizes, and more!

Accommodations

SWANA and the MRC have secured a limited number of rooms at the Island View Casino for conference attendees at a group rate of $109.00 (plus tax) per night for the nights of April 13-16. Hotel reservations may be made by calling 1-877-774-8439 and letting them know you’re with the SWANA and MRC Spring Conference. Reservations must be made by March 13, 2020 to receive the group rate.

Attendees

Conference registration fees are $300 for members of either organization and $350 for non-members. However, early registrants will receive a $50 discount if registration is received by March 13, 2020.

STAY TUNED FOR REGISTRATION DETAILS!

Exhibitors and Sponsors

The Joint Solid Waste Management & Recycling Conference will provide a great opportunity for businesses, organizations, and other entities to promote their brand, products and services to the solid waste and recycling community as well as show their support for SWANA and the MRC by exhibiting or sponsoring at the conference.

The registration fee exhibitors is $700, but a $100 discount will be applied if registration is received by March 13, 2020. Exhibitor fees include an exhibit and registration for one attendee. All exhibitors will be provided a table and one chair. Registration for additional attendees is $250 per person, regardless of time of registration.

The registration fee for sponsors is $600 and includes recognition in the program materials; signage at appropriate event times during the conference; and registration for one attendee. Registration for additional attendees is $250 per person, regardless of time of registration. The registration fee for sponsors also wishing to exhibit is $1,200.

STAY TUNED FOR REGISTRATION DETAILS!

If you have any questions about conference registration, exhibits, sponsorships, hotel accommodations, or the conference in general, please contact Jennifer Jackson at 662-934-7992 (JJackson@panolacoms.com).