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    • Thu, February 01, 2024
    • Thu, June 06, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom

    Join the STAR Business Council
    for monthly general membership calls

    First Thursday of each month | 10–11am CST

    Open to all Business Council, STAR members, and guests. Register to receive email reminders for upcoming meetings.

    Standing Agenda:

    • Attendance/Roll Call
    • Review Minutes from Prior Meeting
    • Work Plan Review
    • RMDP Updates (if any)
    • Legislative Updates (if any)
    • MSWRRC Updates (if any)
    • New Business
    • Adjourn


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    Meeting ID: 873 9464 4169

    One tap mobile: +13462487799, 82146076626# US (Houston)

    • Thu, February 08, 2024
    • Thu, June 13, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Online

    STAR North Texas General Meeting

    * Please Register to Receive Zoom Link *


    Join the STAR North Texas Council for their online general council meetings on the second Thursday of each month! 

    This is an open meeting for members and non-members of STAR and the North Texas Council. 

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    • Tue, March 05, 2024
    • Wed, March 06, 2024
    • Virtual

    2023 NRC Congress

    March 5 & 6, 2024 | Virtual

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    Join the National Recycling Coalition for the 2023 National Recycling Congress! The Congress brings together a wide variety of practitioners and policymakers at local, state and federal levels, in organizations and business, in the areas of waste management, reuse, recycling and more.

    NRC’s Congress offers the latest information on national policy and market development, best practices and ‘nuts & bolts’ programs, circular economy, campus recycling, and so much more for recycling and waste prevention practitioners across North America.

    • Tue, March 19, 2024
    • Tue, July 16, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Online

    STAR Central Texas General Meeting


    * The February 20th meeting has been cancelled *

    Please register to receive alerts and the Zoom link for future meetings.

    Join STAR Central Texas for a general meeting and discussion to plan coming events and activities. These meetings are scheduled for the third Tuesday of every month at 3pm.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    • Mon, March 25, 2024
    • Wed, March 27, 2024
    • Gaylord Texan Resort, Grapevine, TX

    Plastics Recycling Conference 2024
    March 25 – 27, 2024
    Grapevine, TX

    See Details and Register

    North America's biggest plastics sustainability event will be held in Texas in 2024. Learn the latest on recycled plastic markets and trends with a 3-day, info-packed agenda curated by industry experts. Hear directly from global brands and get up to speed on the most important developments in an evolving sector.

    The event brings together plastics reclaimers, converters, end users, brokers, brand owners, equipment specialists, policy experts and many others.

    Early Bird registration price is available through the end of December.

    • Mon, April 01, 2024
    • Wed, April 03, 2024
    • Henry B. González Convention Center 900 E. Market Street San Antonio, TX 78205

    TxSWANA 2024 Annual Conference

    April 1-3, 2024 | San Antonio, TX

    See Details & Register Here

    TxSWANA is the Lone Star Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), made up of nearly 600 individual members from various areas of the Solid Waste Industry.

    There will be several guest speakers covering relevant solid waste topics. The Exhibit Hall will feature many of our industry partners and will be open several hours each day so you can meet them all. As you register, you may select to play in the golf tournament or take a ‘Discover San Antonio’ tour of the historic Missions.

    All the municipalities, companies and organizations attending the conference have mission statements unique to their core values. However, we all have a common, unified purpose which is to be leaders in the solid waste industry. The 2024 TxSWANA Annual Conference has been designed around helping the attendees further achieve that purpose.

    • Tue, April 02, 2024
    • Thu, April 04, 2024
    • New Orleans, LA

    Visit SPC Impact Website

    SPC Impact is the flagship spring event of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Over 800 packaging and sustainability professionals representing the entire packaging value chain will convene in New Orleans for 3 days to learn, discuss, get inspired and bring back actionable takeaways.

    The 2024 event will be centered around the connection between carbon and packaging and the different ways carbon emissions from packaging can be reduced, from better sourcing, material selection, and design, to consumer education and more comprehensive and circular infrastructure.

    • Mon, April 15, 2024
    • Thu, April 18, 2024
    • Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

    ISRI 2024

    April 15–18, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV

    Registration Now Open

    The largest recycled materials industry event in the world is heading back to fabulous Las Vegas! Registration is now open. ISRI2024 returns to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino bringing together over 6,000 industry professionals. For four days the recycling community will come together to sharpen their skills, gain knowledge, build relationships, grow their businesses, and celebrate each other!

    • Fri, May 03, 2024
    • City of Austin Permitting and Development Center, 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr, Austin, TX 78752

    May 3, 2024

    City of Austin Permitting and Development Center
    6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr, Austin, TX 78752

    Are you a member of STAR? Join us in Austin for our annual Member Meeting on May 3rd!

    Board Chair/Acting Executive Director Adrian Hernandez will give a State of the Organization address, and we will go over STAR's financials, Summit updates, and more.

    Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP for this free event if you plan to attend.

    We hope to see you there!

    • Mon, May 06, 2024
    • Thu, May 09, 2024
    • Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

    Waste Expo 2024

    Las Vegas | May 6-9, 2024

    see waste Expo website

    For 50+ years, WasteExpo has been driven to give you the best event experience in the solid waste, recycling and organics industry. 

    From connecting with 13,000 of your peers to doing business with 600+ exhibitors, it’s one event that pays dividends all year long. Preview the latest vehicles, tune in to the latest technology and learn the latest curriculum to improve the environment.

    • Tue, May 14, 2024
    • Wed, May 15, 2024
    • Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

    TCEQ Environmental Trade Fair and Conference
    Austin Convention Center
    May 14-15, 2024

    See Details & Register

    The TCEQ has proudly offered professional development and training for over 30 years. Attendees from across the environmental sector will join TCEQ staff at the Austin Convention Center for learning and development opportunities. 

    TCEQ experts will host 100+ courses focusing on topics such as Waste, Water, Air Permitting, Environmental Regulations, Lab Practices, Toxicology and many more. Take advantage of this networking opportunity and add growth to your professional career. 

    Join TCEQ at the Trade Fair this spring before relocating to San Antonio in 2025!

    • Mon, October 21, 2024
    • Wed, October 23, 2024
    • Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapevine, TX

    WASTECON® 2024, SWANA’s Executive Leadership Summit

    October 21-24, 2024
    Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
    Grapevine, TX 

    See SWANA's WasteCon Website 

    This summit is hosted by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the leading professional association in solid waste management. The association’s 10,000+ members are professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy, and research.

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