Join IDEM for a recycling roundtable discussion

Meeting to identify issues, brainstorm solutions, and encourage resource sharing for recycling challenges in Indiana IDEM is hosting a series of meetings to discuss issues, share resources, and find solutions to current challenges facing recyclers and Indiana’s recycling industry. The purpose is to facilitate solutions to help Indiana meet its goal of a 50% recycling rate while helping to spur economic growth in recycling markets.

Recycling stakeholders across Indiana are invited to attend, including solid waste haulers, municipalities, recyclers, manufacturers, composters, educational institutions, non-profit advocacy groups, solid waste management districts, environmental contractors, industry groups, and others.

The first meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. and will address the importance of developing public-private partnerships to leverage different stakeholders’ areas of expertise and resources.

Presentations will include examples of successful partnerships that reduce waste and increase diversion and recovery of materials for recycling:
• Jackson County Recycling District’s work with Rumpke Waste & Recycling
• Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District’s work with Cummins, Inc.
• Michigan’s NextCycle Program, an accelerator program from the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) that leverages public and private technical assistance and investment in Michigan’s recycling and waste recovery system
To RSVP for this free event, visit our Eventbrite registration page. For more information about recycling in Indiana, visit idem.IN.gov/recycle.