Dear Friends,

Please take a few minutes to check out our 2014 Annual Report! CLICK HERE.

We are glad to share highlights of 2014, including detailed information about our events, programs, advocacy work and financials, not to mention our generous donors and sponsors.

Sustainably yours,


Carey Hamilton
Executive Director

Hello! My name is Morgan Holian, and I am a recent graduate of Indiana University. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, specializing in  public relations and advertising. Additionally, I completed mino rs in business and  psychology. My nonprofit experience encompasses Zeta Tau Alpha's annual  philanthropy event, Big Man On Campus which supports breast cancer research and  awareness. I have always been passionate about environmental conservation  and organizations that enc ompass environmental responsibility values. I plan to  use my social media marketing skills and knowledge in communication and  nonprofits to advance IRC's mission of sustainability. I am excited to gain  experience, and I look forward to sharing sustainability techniques with all Hoosiers!

Join us in November for REVENT!   If you've been to REVENT before, you know that it is a fun evening, with a great auction, bustling cocktail hour, and awesome people.

WHEN:  Saturday, November 15 | Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM

WHERE:  We're excited to host this year's REVENT at Goodwill Industries located at 1635 W Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN.

WHAT:  Hors d' oeuvres, dinner, complimentary beer and wine from Monarch Beverage, our popular silent auction, networking and fun!

For more information about REVENT please CLICK HERE

IRC's 25th Annual Conference and Trade Show was held June 8-10, 2015 at the Marriott East hotel in Indianapolis and was attended by more than 250 recycling stakeholders.  Thank you to all who attended the tour, opening night reception and conference.  Special thanks to our sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, and all those who donated items for our silent auction.

More photos can be found on our Facebook page!  CLICK HERE
To view the full conference recap on our website, CLICK HERE

The IRC is excited to once again facilitate a comprehensive recycling program at this year's fair!

We are seeking volunteers to staff 2 shifts each day of the Fair:  11am-2pm , and  2pm-5pm . Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.  No recycling experience necessary!

  CLICK HERE  to apply to volunteer at the 2015 State Fair.  For more information, please contact Danni via email at or CLICK HERE to visit the State Fair page on our website.

  The IRC is looking for Indiana high school students (grades   10 through 12) to produce a 30-45 second video to help
  educate Hoosiers on the environmental impacts of
  recycling.  This year's theme focuses on the value of
  recycled goods and what they can become if they are
  recycled rather than thrown in the trash.  Participating
  students will have the opportunity to receive cash
  scholarships for their work.

  1st Place - $600
  2nd Place - $400
  3rd Place - $200

CLICK HERE  to visit the competition page on our website.

The IRC is seeking Indiana high school sophomores to apply for the  Student Recycling Leadership Corps program, powered by  Recycle Rally.

The Student Recycling Leadership Corps program provides an opportunity for Indiana high school students to grow the impact of K-12 recycling programs and away-from-home recycling by facilitating the  Recycle Rally  program in their schools and implementing public space recycling projects in their communities.

Students accepted into the Leadership Corps are required to complete a two-year commitment during their Junior and Senior years of high school. Students will gain leadership skills, work experience and a $500 scholarship upon completion of the program. The goal of the Leadership Corps is to engage Student Leaders across Indiana in recycling initiatives in their communities, building the next generation of recycling champions. Through Student Leader reporting, the IRC will tally the amount of material recycled by weight and/or volume from each student project.

CLICK HERE  to view the program page on our website.  

September 28-30, 2015 l Indianapolis Marriott Downtown l Indianapolis, IN

Don't miss out on the opportunity to attend the National Resource Recycling Conference!  The conference will be held in Indianapolis this year! This is the must-attend conference for the recycling industry's most influential policy leaders, CEOs and government officials.  The conference, now entering its sixth year, is your opportunity to network with clients, prospective partners, vendors and top materials management decision-makers all in one location, saving you precious time and travel expenses. The conference's lineup of education sessions will offer attendees the latest on materials processing trends, tactics to boost diversion rates, legislative talking points, market analysis and much more.   CLICK HERE for more information.  

IRC members receive a $20.00 discount to the conference!  To get the discount code please call the IRC office, 317-632-5915 or email Jean Miller,



Michelle Bova
StyroGreen Solutions

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Carpet Recycling
This webinar will discuss market-based solutions to increase landfill  diversion and recycling of 
post-consumer carpet, as well as advancements regarding designing carpeting for recyclability. 


Date: Tuesday July 28, 2015

Time: 1:30 - 2:45PM EDT

Cost: FREE






What Really Goes in that Bale? An Overview of the 2015 National Mixed Rigid Bale Composition Study
The 2015 National Mixed Rigid Bale Composition Study categorized the composition of the various types of mixed rigid plastic bales generated in North America, in addition to providing an estimate of the volume and type of non-bottle rigid plastic available for recycling. Making more accurate estimates of the types, volume and destination of rigid plastics currently recycled, and understanding the type and tonnage of rigid plastic available in North America, will strengthen and advance non-bottle rigid recycling. This webinar will provide an executive summary of the full study and report.

Date: Tuesday, August 11 2015
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Cost: FREE

Learning From Failure: How to Reboot and Learn from Operational Bloopers
With 20/20 hindsight, we can learn a lot from program misfires to get it right on the next go round. From recycling bins that gather more trash than cans and bottles to collection trucks that don't fit through narrow campus lanes, even careful planning sometimes falters in the light of day. Tune in to hear examples of spectacular flops and how campuses picked up the pieces and found success on the rebound. 

Date: Thursday, August 13 2015
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Cost: FREE



APR Resources to Support Domestic Plastic Recycling Markets
APR's primary goal is to increase the amount of material available for recycling. We work to provide tools to increase public and industry awareness of plastics recycling, expand opportunities to recycle plastics, and reduce contamination. This webinar will detail a variety of resources available to the industry, state and local recycling officials, as well as the general public to support the expansion of domestic plastic recycling markets and generate more supply . Resources include a new and improved Plastic Recycling Market Information and Services Directory, Model Bale Specifications, FAQs, Sorting for Value, as well as an outline of Plastics Recycling Outreach and Commodity Terms.

Date: Tuesday, September 15 2015
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Cost: FREE



The mission of the Indiana Recycling Coalition is to 

support source reduction, reuse, composting, and

recycling activities in Indiana. The Indiana Recycling Coalition supports policies and programs that advance sustainable materials management. The goal of this support is to conserve our natural resources, reduce energy use, encourage environmental responsibility and create green jobs through recycling.