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The Benefits of Opening Your Plant Up for Tours
By William Turley
CDRA Executive Director
Recently Champion Waste and Recycling Services just outside Dallas, TX, recently held an Open House for members of the North Texas Corporate Recycling Association. Attendees included local haulers, customer companies, and governmental personnel. They were treated to a tour of Champion’s relatively new and bustling mixed C&D recycling facility. Most had not seen the inside of such a sorting facility, and they were impressed with the process.
Champion uses a proven two-line system with an initial screen to separate 6 inches or so minus for a B line, with the rest going up an A line, past several pickers, and an air classification system at the end. The plant also has on site a grinder to process its various wood products. Hence, it was an excellent representation of the mixed C&D side of the recycling business.
However, I suggest that your facility would also be a great example of our business and that your company should try to host events similar to this as a way to educate those outside C&D and the waste industry. Champion took it a step further and asked me to present an overview of the C&D recycling industry and the issues we face.
The combination of these two actions, a tour and a presentation on our industry, would be an excellent way to tell the great story C&D recycling has to your local audience. Whether you have a mixed C&D or concrete recycling facility. You don’t have to have the executive director of the CDRA come in, (though we are always willing to help), but I am sure someone at your facility can handle that talk. We can provide you a presentation based on what we used, or give you other guidance and assistance.
Champion Waste and Recycling Services held a tour of local stakeholders at its mixed C&D plant in order to educate them about the benefits of C&D recycling.
These types of outreach are important to your company and to the industry. The more we can spread the news about the economic impact and environmental benefits of C&D recycling—which are outlined in the C&D White Paper available to all CDRA members—the more government officials and the general public will understand the importance of C&D recycling. Let us know how the CDRA can help!
C&D World 2019 Looking For Session Topics, Speakers
While the successful and exciting C&D World 2018 is still fresh in the minds of many in our industry, it is time to start planning for C&D World 2019 in New York City March 10-12. Currently, the CDRA Convention Committee is seeking submissions for topics and speakers for the only event that focuses on the C&D industry. We are looking for both industry specific and general business ideas that will help companies such as your own. If you have any ideas, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org;
Waste Expo 2018
Whether you are from the private sector, a small, medium or large public sector waste management company, or a manufacturer or supplier from the U.S. or abroad, count on WasteExpo to bring the entire industry together under one roof April 24-26 in Las Vegas. Here are some facts about the show:
- An interactive conference program—With technology and innovation as the underlying themes expect a conference program that dives deep into recycling/landfill, fleet management/collection, organics, safety, food recovery, and more! The WasteExpo Conference Program, in partnership with the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and Dr. Stu Buckner, is designed to sharpen your skills to help you run your business or department smarter, safer and more streamlined.
- Do business with 600+ exhibitors—Find solutions from exhibitors who are waiting to help you do your job better. 84% of WasteExpo 2017 attendees researched new products, suppliers/vendors at the show.
- Network with 12,000 of the best and brightest in the industry—From across the street and around the globe, you’ll meet waste and recycling peers, experts and top solution providers. Learn and share best practices, and walk away with meaningful new contacts. There’s no other event that brings the industry together!
For more information, go to wasteexpo.com.
2018 International Biomass Conference & Expo
The conference is April 16-18 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, and is organized by BBI International and produced by Biomass Magazine. The event brings current and future producers of bioenergy and bio-based products together with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers. It’s a true one-stop shop – the world’s premier educational and networking junction for all biomass industries.
The Resource Recycling Conference: Where the Industry Evolves
The Resource Recycling Conference, in partnership with the National Recycling Coalition and in alliance with Waste360, the Recycling Association of Minnesota and the Minnesota chapter of SWANA, is the must-attend conference for the recycling industry’s most influential policy leaders, CEOs and government officials. The conference, now entering its seventh year, is your opportunity to network with clients, prospective partners, vendors and top materials management decision-makers all in one location, saving you precious time and travel expenses. The conference's lineup of education sessions will offer attendees the latest on materials processing trends, tactics to boost diversion rates, legislative talking points, market analysis and much more.
For more information, go to: http://rrconference.com