February 3, 2021
2021 Conference Session Proposals Needed:
The WSRA Conference and Trade Show is a showcase for the latest recycling, re-use, and waste reduction programs and technology. This event brings together industry leaders to learn, connect, inspire, and be inspired. We are now accepting proposals for breakout session presentations.

The 2021 conference will be hosted virtually over the course of two days. There will be four main breakout sessions hosting speakers grouped around similar waste and recycling trends, topics, and technologies. Attendees will be able to interact with speakers using the online platform.

WSRA’s conference provides stakeholders in Washington’s recycling and waste prevention community with the knowledge and resources to address current challenges in the recycling industry, implement and improve recycling programs, advocate for policies and initiatives that advance recycling and waste prevention, and support the development of a generation of professionals for whom sustainability is a core tenet of their work and life philosophy.

Proposals for presentations are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26th, 2021.


To submit a proposal, please download the proposal form. Once completed, please email to recycle@wsra.net.
Now Accepting Recycling of the Year Nominations:
Now accepting nominations for our 2021 Recycler of the Year awards!
 
The 2021 Recycler of the Year awards spotlight individuals, businesses, government agencies and community organizations that are making outstanding contributions to expanding and strengthening recycling and waste prevention. WSRA welcomes nominations of individuals and organizations that have demonstrated noteworthy dedication, innovation and success in recycling initiatives across the state.
 
Award categories include but are not limited to: Individual Recycler, Public Agency, Institution, Non-Profit, Higher Education Institution, Business Generator, Public Education, Youth Education, Innovation, Nucor Steel Recycling Business, and the Recycling Hall of Fame.
 
A committee of recycling professionals and community members will review 2021 Recycler of the Year nominations and select recipients, whose accomplishments will be featured at our Annual Conference, to be held virtually on May 24 - 25, 2021.

Nominations are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 26, 2021.

Click here to download the nomination form!
 
Questions? Contact Megan at recycle@wsra.net or 206-622-8425
WRED: Coffee with Colleagues:
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Has the pandemic left you missing networking? Come join your WSRA friends on Friday, February 26th, from 9-10 AM, for a coffee networking get together! This will be a great opportunity to close the week out sipping on your morning beverage of choice, while catching up with colleagues and friends. There will be some fun (non-work related..) ice breakers, discussion around single use items and the pandemic, and if you’re worried about a Zoom call being too difficult to talk or share, we’ll have breakout rooms if enough join so that everyone can participate! Whether you can join for the whole hour, or have 15 minutes free to drop in and say hi, we’re looking forward to catching up with all of you. This is an informal chance to say hello to friends and meet some new people. Register now to add it to your calendar, and receive the Zoom information!
Upcoming Events:
Gonzaga's Green Drinks Networking
The Gonzaga Office of Sustainability will continue to shake things up a bit with a one hour, virtual environmental networking event on February 11th from (roughly) 5:30-7pm via Zoom! Our hosts will provide a fun discussion to connect with others at the safety of your own home! BYOB (Bring your own beverage), settle in on your living room couch, and come connect with us! Click here to register.

SWANA February Technical Session
Waste Solutions and Recycling in the Northwest Virtual Technical Session on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 11 am - 1:30 pm PST. For $25 Click here to view the program agenda. If you have questions, contact Travis Pyle. To register, click here!

WRED's Coffee with Colleagues
February 26th from 9 - 10 AM There will be some fun (non-work related..) ice breakers, discussion around single use items and the pandemic, and if you’re worried about a Zoom call being too difficult to talk or share, we’ll have breakout rooms if enough join so that everyone can participate! Whether you can join for the whole hour, or have 15 minutes free to drop in and say hi, we’re looking forward to catching up with all of you. This is an informal chance to say hello to friends and meet some new people! Click here to register!

Click here to view other NERC Webinars being offered.

If you have an upcoming event you would like included in an upcoming weekly digest, please email recycle@wsra.net.
Career Postings:
Cascadia Consulting Group
Seattle, WA

City of Redmond, Environmental & Utility Services Division
Redmond, WA

Seattle Public Utilities
Seattle, WA

Methow Recycles
Twisp, WA

Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle, WA

PaintCare
Multiple Areas around Washington State


If you have a career posting you would like to share, email recycle@wsra.net
Job Seekers:
Seattle, WA

Southwest, WA

Seattle, WA

Federal Way, WA

Edgewood, WA

Kirkland, WA

If you're looking for a career in the Recycling, Solid Waste, or Zero Waste industry email your resume to Recycle@wsra.net
Thank you, Precious Metal Partners
WSRA Needs Your Support!
WSRA's ability to connect, educate, and support our members is funded by memberships, sponsorships, and special events. Similar to many non-profits, COVID-19 has forced us to cancel our in-person events for the foreseeable future. This has drastically impacted our operating budget. In order to continue our mission in education and outreach, we need your support now more than ever.
We would greatly appreciate any contribution to help continue our programming.
WSRA is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit. As such Contributions to section 501(c)(6) organizations are not deductible as charitable contributions on the donor's federal income tax return. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer's business
Washington State Recycling Association | PO Box 2299, Port Orchard WA 98366

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