2016 SERDC Summit


Alabama Recycling Coalition




Carolina Recycling


Coastal Wire


Commonwealth Equipment


Georgia Baler and Compactor


Georgia Recycling Coalition




KW Plastics


Local Search Association




Marglen Industries


MetalTech Systems




National Recycling Coalition


Pratt Industries


Rehrig Pacific Company


Risk Strategies


Tennessee Recycling




Waste Management





Alabama Recycling Coalition: Created in 1992, is a statewide, nonprofit organization uniting companies, governments, nonprofit organizations and individuals involved in waste reduction, material reuse, recycling and composting activities.  www.alrecyclingcoaltion.org


Caraustar Industries, Inc. Is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products. We operate 20 recycling plants and 13 100% recycled paper mills across the United States. Caraustar is headquartered in Austell, GA and has been in business since 1938.

Caraustar’s Recycling division purchases cardboard, sorted office paper, mixed paper, newspaper, tubes and cores, books, roll stock, pulp, obsolete inventory, plastics and many other commodities. Our mills consume over 1 million tons of recovered fiber per year and our plants and brokerage group handles an additional 1.9 million tons per year. www.caraustar.com


Carolina Recycling Association (CRA) works to advance waste reduction and recycling in the Carolinas. The CRA is supported by a community of people - multi-national corporations, small businesses, local government, state government agencies, non-profit organizations, and individuals across the Carolinas who are committed to waste reduction and recycling. With over 300 member organizations (over 800 individuals), the CRA is ever growing and changing to benefit our members and the recycling industry.  www.cra-recycle.org


Coastal Wire Company is the premier provider of wire products to the recycling and galvanizing industries, and continues to innovate in the manufacture of fully-annealed, high-strength baling, tying and specialty wire products. www.coastalwire.com
Commonwealth Equipment is THE source for all your portable crushing and screening needs! Since 1999, the skill and experience of our Sales, Parts & Service staff and our crushers and screeners from McCloskey International and Tesab Engineering have proven to hundreds of clients that we are the best in the industry. Our clientele includes many of the most successful quarry, coal, recycling, construction and highway contractors in the Mid-Atlantic region. www.commonwealthequipment.com


Georgia Recycling Coalition Our mission is to complement and coordinate activities relative to recycling, to foster communications among professionals, organizations, government agencies and individuals, and to promote and enhance reduction and recycling programs throughout the state.  www.georgiarecycles.org


Georgia Baler and Compactor, a family owned and operated business since 1972, has become a leader in the Waste & Recycling Equipment Industry. They specialize in equipment sales and service, and are committed to their customer's satisfaction. Georgia Baler and Compactor can handle all Waste and Recycling Equipment needs. Their factory trained technicians and fleet of service trucks are equipped to handle all local service calls. Additionally, they have an in-house crew of technicians that are sent throughout the United States for on-site repairs, installations and equipment removal. www.georgiabalerandcompactor.com


Glasdon, Inc. designs, manufactures and supplies an  extensive product range, including a variety of trash cans, recycling containers, pet waste stations and cigarette units. The company prides itself in offering products of the highest quality and value, in a choice of styles, colors and options. Combined with a continued focus on pioneering product design using their own in-house design team, Glasdon, Inc. is able to produce stylish, aesthetically pleasing as well as practical and durable personalized products to suit individual customers’ needs. us.glasdon.com

KW Plastics, located in Troy, Alabama, is the world's largest plastics recycler. KW Plastics Recycling, a division of KW Plastics, buys quality HDPE and PP scrap for washing and reprocessing. KWR is currently purchasing HDPE bottles and bulky rigids bales and PP regrind, post-consumer bales and woven / non-woven pp. KWR supplies premium, post-consumer resins for the packaging, agriculture and automotive industries.  www.kwplastics.com


Local Search Association is a convenient and secure way to limit or stop home delivery of telephone directories at no cost to customers or cities. This publisher-funded consumer choice program ensures that Main Street businesses can still reach those who want to buy local and that those who need a print directory continue to get one. YellowPagesOptOut.com is the only website approved by directory publishers nationwide to collect delivery requests and is managed by the Local Search Association whose publisher members are committed to improving the environmental performance of their products throughout their lifecycle. These include initiatives focused on source reduction, manufacturing processes and recycling. www.YellowPagesOptOut.com


Machinex offers complete engineering design, manufacturing, and installation of Material Recovery Facilities. As a leader in sorting technologies, Machinex provides turnkey projects for the recycling industry such as Single-Stream, Construction & Demolition, Commercial & Industrial Waste, Municipal Solid Waste, and front-end processing for Waste-to-Energy plants. The company also offers a full range of high quality recycling equipment, including Disc Screen Separators, Ballistic Separators, Balers, Trommels, Optical Sorting, Conveyors, and much more. Over the years, Machinex experts have designed and installed over 350 turnkey facilities in partnership with leading MRF’s in North America and Northern Europe. www.machinexrecycling.com.

Marglen Industries Since 1991 Marglen Industries has been recognized as an established leader in the PET recycling industry. We have specialized in recycling post-consumer soda bottles into a clean sustainable fiber and resin, and pride ourselves in our environmentally friendly and economically stable solutions for a greener planet. Recycling is a constantly changing industry, and Marglen Industries is always on the cutting edge. We implement the newest equipment and techniques available to craft quality recycled PET products with the lowest possible impact on the environment. In our effort to live and work in the spirit of green solutions, in 2011 we installed a solar array on top of our plant to power our equipment and reduce our carbon footprint.    www.marglen.us


MetalTech Systems is a designer, manufacturer and installer of complete solid waste recovery systems. We offer complete systems from a very basic single pick line to completely automated sorting systems including material sizing, optical and magnetic sorting, materials identification and automated material handling for C&D, Single Stream, Multi-Stream and RDF. www.metaltechsystems.com


National Recycling Coalition The National Recycling Coalition is a non-profit organization focused on promoting and enhancing recycling in the United States. Our network of more than 6,000 members extends across waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting. Together, We Are Recycling.  The Mission of the National Recycling Coalition is to partner with and facilitate activities between and among non-profit organizations (NGO’s), businesses, trade associations, individuals and government to maintain a prosperous and productive American recycling system that is committed to the conservation of natural resources.


Natur-Bag Natur-Bag's mission is to help people meet their sustainable goals whether that means making organic waste diversion possible for an organization, helping citizens work with their city's yard waste guidelines and plastic bag usage, or being a part of someone's home composting goals. Our products are developed by a U.S. based company and certified by the BPI to do what we say they will do - return to nature in a composting environment. So you can trust that your use of Natur-Bag products will help make your world a better place.  www.naturbag.com


Pratt Recycling is a subsidiary of Pratt Industries, the 5th largest corrugated packaging company in the USA and the world’s largest, privately-held 100% recycled paper and packaging company. Pratt Recycling Division is a full service recycler with 16 recycling facilities. Pratt utilizes the paper products collected in the production of its 100% recycled content paper and packaging solutions. Their mission is to create sustainable recycling solutions for their customers that maximize waste diversion, create cost savings and revenue stream for valuable recyclables previously landfilled, all the while, minimizing the environmental impact by preserving natural resources for future generations.

Rehrig Pacific Company, for 100 years, has believed that it is vital to provide their customers with products that give them a real advantage. Their goal is always to deliver sustainable products and services that creatively increase handling efficiencies and provide an excellent return on investment for our customers. The conversion of ideas to concepts and concepts to solutions has been their core strength from the beginning. Rehrig Pacific Company has become a leader in recycle bins, roll-out carts and rotationally molded commercial containers across North America and offers a growing number of container asset management and service tracking programs, including RFID tracking. Their Recycling and Waste Collection business, has driven the company's expansion to include seven manufacturing facilities. www.rehrigpacific.com


Risk Strategies Founded in 1997 as a risk and insurance consultant, Risk Strategies Company is now ranked among the top 25 insurance brokerages in the United States. With over 20 years’ experience providing insurance for waste and recycling businesses, Risk Strategies Company understands the details, complexities and nuances of your business. Drawing on established relationships with large carriers, specialty underwriters and key captives programs, we craft customized programs to manage risk and protect the bottom line for waste and recycling industry companies facing a variety of liability issues. www.risk-strategies.com


Tennessee Recycling Coalition is dedicated to promoting recycling and sustainable materials management practices in the State of Tennessee. We are a coalition of many industries, companies, and individuals networked together to raising recycling as the standard in Tennessee.

TRC works in partnership with the local, state, and federal governments to provide resources, education and outreach for the recycling message. We are proud of our accomplishments and strongly support the manufacturing industries in Tennessee through our partnership messages. www.tennesseerecyclingcoalition.org


US EPA, Region 4  serves the eight Southeastern States. To accomplish our mission to protect human health and the environment, our group supports dialogue among all recycling stakeholders, funds projects that improve sustainability, develops tools to help decision-makers better manage materials and educates the public on environmental solutions.


Waste Management is a leading provider of comprehensive environmental solutions services in North America, serving more than 21 million customers in the U.S. and Canada. As part of our strategy, we are committed to developing new waste solutions that can help communities and organizations achieve their green goals, including zero waste.

With the largest network of recycling facilities, transfer stations and landfills in the industry, our entire business can adapt to meet the needs of every distinct customer segment, including municipalities, construction sites, healthcare facilities, commercial buildings and many others.  www.wm.com


Westrock  As the largest integrated recycler — and one of the few who has a hand in every step of the process — we have the experience, expertise and broad solution portfolio to help you achieve your goals. Today, we can handle your needs in the following ways:

Recovered Fiber Brokerage Services: Our vast infrastructure ensures consistent pickup and delivery of your recovered fiber material.

Recyclables Processing: We collect your material - either loose or baled - and help you get maximum value for it.

Waste & Recycling Solutions: Through our national relationships with haulers, we provide competitive waste removal and transport services. www.westrock.com

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