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30th Annual Conference

October 25, 2021 - October 26, 2021



This October we will bring together our industry to recognize and celebrate that we are:


It’s GRC’s 30th Anniversary! Although we wanted to be together in person, we made the difficult decision to go virtual again in 2021 to protect the health and safety of our members, colleagues and the organization. This will not diminish the quality as we have top notch speakers confirmed! In this brave new normal, we will work together to grow and sustain recycling as an environmental solution and economic driver in Georgia. What lies ahead will be challenging at times but offers opportunity for innovation, change, and improvement. Get ready to work collaboratively and think creatively to resolve the issues impacting recycling in Georgia



SPONSOR for even more recognition; learn more information about how to participate in the vendor showcase. Learn more.

NEW THIS YEAR! Registered attendees of service industry and equipment companies are invited to showcase their business; participants will be given 5 minutes to pitch their business-one slide with logo/bullet points.

To register for the virtual event, then contact Gloria Hardegree at to sign up—no fee to participate.

Space/time is limited so sign up early!

Download the Working Agenda Here

Connie Burns GRC Annual Conference Free Registration Scholarship Opportunity —Available to College & University Students

Download the Application Here 

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Deadline to Submit Application October 10, 2021 (midnight)

Recipients Announced: October 17, 2021

Conference October 25-26, 2021 (virtual)

Spirit of Green Awards 2021

Nomination Deadline: September 15, 2021

Download the Application Here

2020 Conference Information and Recordings

We successfully held our 29th Annual Conference virtually in early October 2020. We appreciate your support in attending and send sincere appreciation to our sponsors and speakers for their dedication to recycling and for lending their expertise to our state recycling organization training. 

Find the recording here:

Appreciation to our Program Committee for their work in developing this agenda:

Beyonca Warkentien, Greif; Abbey Patterson, RRS; Laurene Hamilton, Greening Youth Foundation; Kathy Reed, Keep North Fulton Beautiful; and Kim Charick, EPA Region 4.

And always gratitude for our Partner Level Sponsors for their support:




October 25, 2021
October 26, 2021