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The Tennessee Recycling Coalition or TRC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting recycling and sustainable materials management practices in the State of Tennessee. We are a coalition of many industries, companies, and individuals networked together to raising recycling as the standard in Tennessee.

We recognize that recycled materials have value and contribute to the economic well-being of all Tennesseans. Recycling promotes and sustains jobs, adds to the revenue of local governments by growing the tax base and through the sale of collected commodities. Recycling further enhances the personal wealth of all Tennesseans through cost avoidance of landfill tipping fee charges. Ultimately, it also protects the environment by keeping the materials out of the landfill.

TRC works in partnership with the local, state, and federal governments to provide resources, education and outreach for the recycling message. We are proud of our accomplishments and strongly support the manufacturing industries in Tennessee through our partnership messages. These messages promote high quality feedstock that fuels their manufacturing.                                                                                   


Upcoming events

2017 Workshop Series

The Tennessee Recycling Coalition is proud to present the 2017 Workshop Series. The workshop series is planned and organized in partnership with RRS (Resource Recycling Systems).

Register Now: TRC's November Workshop in Memphis! Lunch & Tour Included! Only those who register by 11/13 will be guaranteed a lunch!

Celebrate America Recycles Day with TRC by attending our workshop on Partnerships and Regional Approaches for Improving Recycling!  We will have a great selection of speakers and a tour of American Snuff that incorporates recycling into their business operations. These speakers will discuss program investments and communication, cooperative opportunities within a regional solid waste planning structure, and partnerships and crossover opportunities with other professional associations to help Tennessee strengthen recycling.

Date: November 15, 2017

Time: 11:30am-3:00pm

Location: American Snuff Co., 5106 Tradeport Drive, Memphis, TN, 38141

Topic: Partnerships and Regional Approaches for Improving Recycling

Attend & Gain These Key Takeaways:

* JUST ADDED: Earn 3 SWANA Continuing Education Unit credits by attending this workshop! 

* Social media strategies to engage your residents or employees in recycling

* On-the-ground actions to help reduce contamination and improve participation in your recycling program

* Solid waste planning practices for effective regional collaboration 

* Learn how a broader regional sustainability platform can provide recycling program support and involvement from the business sector

Registration: Free for TRC Members and $25 for non-members. It includes lunch this time! Click here to register!  **Only those who register by 11/13 will be guaranteed a lunch. 

Speakers (view all speaker bios)

Joyce Williams, City of Memphis

Joe Nunes, City of Germantown, TN

Jenna Thompson, Office of Sustainability, Memphis and Shelby County


11:30am-12:30pm - Boxed Lunch Provided

12:30pm - 2:00pm - Speaker presentations

2:00pm - 3:00pm - Tour of American Snuff manufacturing facility's recycling and recovery programs

Thanks to Workshop Sponsor: 

TRC's 2016 Annual Report - Read Now!

TRC has just released our third annual report that describes our activities, programs, and other ways that we work to improve recycling in Tennessee. Interested in learning more about what TRC accomplished in 2016? Check out this report!  We think you'll agree membership in TRC and being a part of our network is a great value after you take a look at our Annual Report.

2017 28th Annual Conference - Thanks for Attending!

Thank you to all who attended TRC's Annual Conference that was held at the Franklin Cool Springs Marriott from August 13-15, 2017.  In the coming weeks we will post presentation links, feedback survey, event photos and more. Stay tuned! 

Recycle Bank and Earth911

Find over 1,000,000 ways to recycle on Earth911.com, host of the largest and most accurate recycling directory. From batteries to motor oil to paint to plastics, you can find recycling and proper disposal information for more than 300 products using our expert-verified database. 

Earth911.com also writes daily stories to keep you in-the-know and up-to-date on the latest trends, ideas, tips and tricks to make your green lifestyle choices simple. Visit Earth911.com today to get a jump start on the easiest way to go green: recycling.

Single Stream Recycling Video

New to recycling or want to know more about recycling and waste?  Click here for an informative and well made YouTube by Cumberland County Solid Waste Department.



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