Texas Recycling Summit
Join STAR in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Texas Recycling Summit! This year we'll be in the beautiful Central Texas city of San Marcos at the spacious and elegant Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel Conference Center.
Summit is the premier recycling conference in Texas. This annual event brings together more than 200 industry professionals from schools, cities, businesses, and NGOs to collaborate, educate, and network as we collectively advance recycling in Texas. Attendees interact with more than 40 exhibitors and gain useful insights from keynote speakers, workshops and breakout and plenary sessions.
We'll have three great days of informative panels, workshops and speakers, plus:
Tours will include:
Green Guy Recycling, Bobcat Blend Compost and the San Marcos Resource Recovery Reuse Warehouse and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Center.
Due to popular demand, we are also bringing back the Wine Pull and karaoke night!
For 25 years, the annual Texas Recycling Summit has brought together more than 200 industry professionals from schools, cities, businesses, and NGOs to collaborate, educate, and network as we collectively advance recycling in Texas. Be an important part of Summit by becoming a sponsor!
This tour will visit three local San Marco sites: Green Guy Recycling, Bobcat Blend Composting, and the City of San Marcos' HHW and Reuse Warehouse. Tour will start at the Embassy Suites, with group carpool to site locations in vans (provided).
Texas Disposal Systems has been the official waste, recycling and green waste/compost service provider for the City of San Marcos since 2003. Their fully integrated facility has uniquely enabled San Marcos to increase the annual diversion of residential waste materials from the landfill from 6% in 2009 to approximately 30% over the last few years.
TDS processes more than 3,000 tons of solid waste daily, including trash, recycling and composting. Located just north of San Marcos, the TDS materials recovery facility (MRF) is more than 100,000 square feet in size and runs two sorting systems that processes 20 to 25 tons of material per hour, including glass, cardboard, paper, aluminum and plastic.
This tour offers an up-close look at the company's processing methodology and shows how the MRF fits into the wider 2,300-acre integrated waste-handling site operated by TDS. The tour also includes TDS' unique Exotic Wildlife Game Ranch, a facility that houses more than 115 species of animals as a living example of co-existence with a state-of-the-art, fully integrated landfill facility.
The Capital Area Regional Environmental Task Force (RETF) is proud to offer this training opportunity. Certified
instructors from various Texas agencies will provide insight and information about the growing problem of illegal
dumping and other environmental crimes. Subject areas include public nuisance, solid waste violations, illegal
dumping, illegal outdoor burning, and water pollution.
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs):
The course provides six (6) hours of TCOLE, Code Enforcement, or Sanitarian and four (4) hours of OSSF CEUs for all participants.
Registration may be canceled if our office receives a request within seven (7) business days before the class
begins. There will be a $10 administrative fee for processing the refund. You or your agency will be invoiced for
classes that you have registered for, even if you do not attend, or if you fail to cancel within 7 business days
prior to class start date.
For more information, contact Ken May at 512-916-6040 or email@example.com.
Join ISRI’s safety team, on behalf of STAR, for this FREE four-hour course designed to assist employees, team leads, supervisors, plant managers, and senior leadership in understanding hazards associated with fires in recycling operations and materials recovery facilities.
Attendees will learn ways to potentially control these hazards to prevent significant fire losses.
All levels of recycling company employees are encouraged to attend!
This course will be co-taught by Ryan Nolte, ISRI’s Senior Director of Safety Outreach, and Kenn Kunze, Battalion Chief-Fort Wayne Fire Department.