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  • 09 Oct 2017 10:58 AM | Jen Dabbs (Administrator)

    On October 18 at 10 am ET, SERDC and Recycle Florida Today (RFT) will hold a free webinar on Market Development.  Wayne Gjerde, the Recycling Market Development Coordinator for the State of Minnesota, will speak on the demand side, while Will Sagar, Executive Director of SERDC, will address the supply side and the importance of reducing contamination with consistent messaging, efficient collection/processing and collaborations between public and private sector.

    Please register for SERDC/RFT Market Development Discussionon Oct 18, 2017 10:00 AM EDT at: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Recycle Florida Today, Inc. (RFT) is Florida’s premier recycling organization representing more than 200 recycling and environmental professionals throughout Florida from both the public, private and non-profit sectors. RFT was formed to be a driving force to help Florida implement its recycling goals and objectives. RFT continues to provide educational and networking opportunities on the subject of recycling for all Floridians as well as support to local and state elected officials on laws and regulations affecting the recycling industry.

    The Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC) was established and created by professionals in the recycling industry representing, but not limited to, eleven (11) southeastern states (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, and VA).  SERDC  unites industry professionals, organizations, government agencies and individuals engaged in the business of recycling; to foster communications among those groups; to promote sustainable recycling programs; and, to coordinate education and public awareness activities related to recycling.

  • 06 Oct 2017 10:55 AM | Jen Dabbs (Administrator)

    The tentative agenda is now available for your viewing.   As you can see, they have a great line-up planned as they celebrate 20 years of MRC, and you do not want to miss out!  So if you plan to attend and you haven’t already done so, please go ahead and send in your registration form.  

    If you are interested in sponsoring the conference please send in the sponsor form.  All sponsor information will need to be in by noon on Friday, October 20 to allow for printing of signage and other conference materials.  Therefore, to take advantage of this opportunity to display your company or organization logo at the conference, please send the sponsor form in before the deadline.

    For additional information about the conference including lodging options and online payments, please visit the 2017 Conference Webpage.  

  • 05 Oct 2017 10:47 AM | Jen Dabbs (Administrator)

    A reminder to North Carolina members that the NC Recycling Business Development Grant (RBDG) round is open until October 19. Free money is hard come by these days and if you have equipment or other infrastructure needs to increase recycling capacity or expand utilization of recycled materials in the manufacture of goods, this is a great opportunity for recycling businesses in North Carolina. 

    The selection process is very competitive. Unfortunately, every good grant project cannot be funded. Related to that, SERDC has learned of a consultant that is offering assistance to recycling businesses with grant proposal development.   For thirteen years, she was a member of the RBDG grant selection committee and has read and scored hundreds of grant proposals.  Please reach out to or visit  

  • 01 Oct 2017 10:45 AM | Jen Dabbs (Administrator)

    SERDC is adding a blog for publicizing recent news, upcoming events from our members and other announcements.  

    Please contact to have your announcement reviewed for posting.

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