TENNESSEE RECYCLING COALITION


Lifting Recycling as the Standard Since 1990

 


Conference Agenda 

In this Race Together

Park Vista Hotel Gatlinburg, Tennessee


Environmental & Recycling Conference

Hosted by:

Tennessee Recycling Coalition

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry




Monday August 23, 2021

1:00pm to 5:00pm TN Training Academy(TTA)

SWANA Solid waste Integrated Management Course Day 1 

Mountain View A - Upstairs

For more information click here

 

Tuesday August 24, 2021

8:00pm to 5:00pm TN Training Academy(TTA)

SWANA Solid waste Integrated Management Course Day 2

Mountain View A - Upstairs


Wednesday August 25, 2021

8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tennessee Training Academy (TTA)

SWANA Solid Waste Integrated Management Course Day 3

Mountain View A - Upstairs

 

12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Pre-Registration and Exhibitor Setup

Ballroom 1, 2 & 3 - Downstairs


2:00 to 4:00   "Pit Stop" Compost Tour

 Tour of Sevier County Solid Waste 


On the drive in Wednesday, stop by Sevier County Solid Waste.

No transportation provided. Limit 50 people. Please click here to RSVP. 

Tour Hosted by: Tom Lenard and Laura Howard

                         1855 Ridge Road

                          Pigeon Forge, TN

 

 

6:30 p.m. Trolley for Gatlinburg Downtown Dutch Dinner


    7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Downtown Dutch Dinner 

 

9:00 to 10:00 p.m. After Dinner Fun in Downtown Gatlinburg


                              9:00pm to 10:30 pm Hospitality Suite Garden view A                                           

 

10:00 p.m. Trolley Loads at Convention Center to Return to Park Vista

 

10:30 p.m. FINAL Gatlinburg Trolley Transportation Ends ($0.50 per person - exact change)



Thursday August 26, 2021

7:00 to 8:30 a.m. Registration Opens / Exhibitor Setup / 

Ballroom 1, 2 & 3 - Downstairs

 

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

Ballroom 1, 2 & 3 - Downstairs

 

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.   Opening Plenary

Ballroom 1, 2 & 3 - Downstairs

 

Welcome / Opening Remarks TRC & TCCI

Mayor of Gatlinburg - Mike Werner 

Greeting and Introduction of Keynote Speaker, Rusty Wallace: Commissioner David Slayers 

Rusty Wallace Meet & Greet

Ballroom 1, 2 & 3 Stage - Downstairs

 

9:30 to 10 a.m.     BREAK with Exhibitors

 

Concurrent Sessions - 

10 to 10:50 a.m.

 

Track 1 - Switching Gears with Recycling :

Eastman Chemical Depolymerization:  Speaker Neil Brown

Brightmark Plastic Recycling: Speaker Candace Rutherford

Mountain View A & B (upstairs)

Moderator - TBA


 

Track 2 - Compost/Organics :

What does it take to be a composter?

Robert Wadley -TDEC

Clay Ezell- The Compost Company

Mountain View  C &D (upstairs) 

Moderator - TBA

 

Track 3- TN Chamber of Commerce & Industry:

Garden View C-E (across from ballroom)

Water Regulatory Hot Topics: WOTUS and The future 

of the Maui Decision

Speaker Stefan Mauphin, TN Farm Bureau

Speaker Bill Penny Burr & Foreman

Moderator – TBA

 

 

Concurrent Sessions  

11 to 11:50 a.m.

 

Track 1 - Switching Gears with Recycling :

General Motors- Setting up recycling that works in

industrial communities and environments

Speaker Matt Phillips Waste Management 

US Plastic Pact - Sandi Childs 

Mountain View A & B (upstairs)

Moderator - TBA

 

Track 2 - Compost/Organics: 

Compostable products can save the world 

Speaker Wayne Koeckertitz, Eco Products

Mountain View C & D (upstairs)

Moderator - TBA


 

Track 3- TN Chamber of Commerce & Industry:

Federal Environment & Energy update/

TDEC Division of water Resources update

Speaker Chuck Chaitovitz

Garden View C-E (across from ballroom)

Moderator - TBA

 

 

Luncheon Plenary

12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Luncheon Buffet Plenary Program 

Ballroom 1, 2 & 3 - Downstairs

12:30 p.m. Keynote - Legislative update, TDEC Commissioner

TN Chamber Legislate Update: Mallory Kerby


 

Afternoon Sessions -

1:40 to 2:20pm

 

Track 1 -:

Lighting Resources- Battery Recycling,

packaging and Market EV. 

Speaker Steve Barnett, Lighting Resources

Biochar: Wood waste, carbon, and reusing recycled

products in agriculture

Speaker Forber Walker, Soil Scientist 

Textile Recycling 

Alisha Richey, American Thrift 

Mountain View A & B (upstairs)

Moderator - TBA

 

Track 2 -  Compost/Organics :

Composting: The missing link for Sustainable Companies

Speakers Mike Larrive, The Compost Fairy and

Tom Leonard, SSWI

Mountain View C & D (upstairs) 

Moderator - TBA

 

Track 3- TN Chamber of Commerce and Industry:

Status of Soil Reuse in TN/ Vapor Intrusion Regulatory Update

Speaker Dwight Hinch, TriAD Environmental Consultants 

Scott Thomas, BASS, Berry & Sims PLC

Steve Sanders. TDEC Division of Remediation 

Garden View C-E (across from Ballroom)

Moderator - TBA

 

Concurrent Sessions  

2:30 to 4:00 pm

 

Track 1 - Recycling Operations & Logistics :

AMP Robotics utilizing AL in recycling operations

Speaker Richmond McGee, AMP

Transportation: Moving Materials efficiently

Speaker John Thomas Hainesport 

Mountain View A & B (upstairs)

Moderator - TBA

 


 

Track 2 - Compost/Organics :

Critical Equipment for Composting

Speaker Douglas Merritt, EcoVerse 

Kevin Yucker, Komptech

Mountain View C &D (upstairs) 

Moderator - TBA

 

Track 3- TN Chamber of Commerce and Industry:

Air Regulatory update Special Waste Regulatory Update 

Speaker Michelle Owenby, TDEC Division of Air Pollution Control

Speaker Rick Whitson, TDEC Division of Solid Waste Management 

Garden View C-E (across from Ballroom)

Moderator - TBA

 

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Hospitality Suite Open 

Garden View A- Downstairs (across from Ballroom)

 

 Anakeesta Awards Event


5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Buses run from Hotel to Anakeesta every 15 minutes.

 

6:00 p.mMeet at Anakeesta Skylift - 576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

 

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards at Cliff Top Grill & Bar.

 

9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Buses run back to hotel every 15 minutes. 

 

9:30 p.m. Hospitality Suite Open - 

Garden View A- Downstairs (across from Ballroom)

 

10:30 p.m. FINAL Gatlinburg Trolley Transportation Ends ($0.50 per person - exact change)



Friday August 27, 2021

 

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet with Exhibitors

Ballroom 1, 2 & 3 - Downstairs

 

 

8:30 to 9:00 a.m.  Morning Plenary

 Ballroom 1, 2 & 3 - Downstairs

 

Open Plenary Session 1 Welcome / Opening Remarks

 

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Open Plenary Session 2

 

9:30am to 10:00am Session 3 Craig Almanza, Deputy Director of Solid Waste Division, TDEC

Changes to Solid Waste Rules

 

 

10:00am    * Door Prices / Adjourn / Tear Down

 

* MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

 


            
















   
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