Recycling Workshop for the Workplace

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Beyond 34 Recycling Initiative, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Recycling Partnership present a workshop to help companies improve their recycling in the workplace including warehouse operations.

Learn from top Florida companies on how they incorporate recycling best practices into their everyday business saving them money as well as the environment!

8:30 am – Check in begins

9:00 am – Welcome

9:10 am – The City of Orlando has a new ordinance on Recycling – are you ready? Joseph England – Solid Waste Management/Green Works Orlando will talk about the new ordinance and how it may affect your business.

9:30 am – Warehouse Recycling – Panel Discussion. Many of the items you use every day can be recycled but you need to know which ones have value and the best way to recycle them. Florida Department of Environmental Protection Recycling Recognition Award winners Justin Kelley from Rehrig-Pacific and Chris Hathcock from Rooms-To-Go will join Erin Black and Jennifer Baugher from Coca-Cola Beverages Florida to discuss how they started their recycling programs.  Hear about their challenges and success stories.

10:30 am – Break Sponsored by Coca-Cola Beverages Florida

10:45 am – Are you recycling your e-waste? Technology is constantly changing, and you are updating your equipment.  Steve and Tyler Craig from Technology Conservation Group will discuss how to manage your IT assets, how to responsibly recycle electronic scrap and making sure your data is securely handled.

11:15 am – What is a Waste Audit and do you need one? John Culbertson – MSW Consultants and Carrie Miller – Waste Management will show you what is involved in a waste audit.

11:45 am – Florida has a 75% recycling goal by 2020 … how are we doing? Karen Moore, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, will give an update on the status of recycling in our state.

Noon – Lunch. Great opportunity to network and learn how to start a recycling program or improve an existing one.

1:15 pm – Recap of what we learned and resources available to attendees

1:30 pm – Adjourn workshop


WHEN: Thursday, February 28, 2019

WHERE:  Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, 7531 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32809

TIME:  8:30 am – 1:30 pm

COST: $35 per person – includes education sessions and lunch. Limited number of scholarships available – contact Keyna Cory for more information.




Keyna Cory
Florida Recycling Partnership
730 East Park Ave
Tallahassee, FL 32301