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Conference Program-At-A-Glance

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Be sure to arrive early to participate in events taking place on Monday, October 8.

First there is the golf tournament at the Holiday Island Country Club with registration starting at 9:00 am,.

The tour bus leaves out at 12:30 pm headed to Rogers to tour the eSCO Processing & Recycling facility then on to tour EcoTech Consumer Products company. A box lunch will be served in-route.

Starting at 3:00 pm there will be a session at the convention center titled: Addressing Safety Concerns at your Recycling Centers. Speakers for this session will be Garnett Wise with Waste Management and Kendrick Ketchum, Waste Connections.

Welcome Reception
Monday night, starting at 6:00 pm, we will all gather at the Rowdy Beaver Restaurant for fun and networking. A shuttle bus will start running to and from the Rowdy Beaver at 5:30 pm. You can catch the shuttle in front of the Convention Center or the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks lobby.

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
Solid Waste Licensing Holders and SWANA Certified Professionals – need CEU’s? By attending the ARC’s 28th Annual Conference’s recycling tour and sessions you can earn the required CEU’s. To register click on the Attendee Registration link above.

Pathways to Sustainability, ARC's 2018 Annual Conference theme, takes place at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Hotel & Convention Center, Eureka Springs, AR, on October 8-10, 2018. We have had some wonderful conferences in the past, but believe our 28th will be the best one ever. We have some great presenters confirmed including some who have spoken on the world stage. We are honored to have Mr. John Bradburn, who recently retired from General Motors after 39 years of service, as our keynote speaker. Keynote Biography

Brenda Pulley, formerly with Keep America Beautiful, Pete Grogan, recently retired from the International Paper Company, and Chaz Miller, National Waste & Recycling Assn (retired), will all be on the agenda.

Other activities taking place during the conference will be the Annual Awards Luncheon, Breakout Sessions, a Golf Tournament, Recycling Tour, and Receptions.

Need lodging at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, site of the conference? Call 479-253-9768 and ask for the ARC Conference Rate. Call early, the hotel is booking fast.

Bus Tour

Be sure to arrive on Monday (Oct 8) in time to hop on the bus for the Recycling Tour. The bus boards in front of the Hotel Convention Center starting at 12 Noon and leaving at 12:30 PM for Springdale where the first stop will be to tour the EcoTech Consumer Products Facility then on to Rogers where the next and final stop will be to tour ESCO Processng and Recycling.

The tour bus is anticipated to arrive back at the Hotel Convention Center around 5:00 pm, in time to catch the shuttle for the Rowdy Beaver Reception for a night of networking and fun. The reception will be from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, with the shuttle running back and forth starting at 5:45 PM with stops at the Convention Center and the Hotel Lobby.

Visit this site often for conference updates! Agenda coming soon.

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Comments from the Annual ARC Conference and Trade Show

Our Department of Sanitation attended the 2017 Arkansas Recycling Coalition Conference last week in Eureka Springs, AR. Our employees were educated about recycling efforts happening within our state, as well as what is happening in others states. Thank you ARC! AR

This was my second time to attend the conference, and I think it is an amazing opportunity for industry representatives like me to meet with recycling vendors, regulators, and other industry representatives who have mutual interest in the same pursuit of waste minimization and recycling. This year, I had the opportunity to meet representatives of two recycling vendors that may have the potential to handle a significant waste stream that we generate here. I do not think we would have had the same good fortune without an opportunity like this conference. NH

This was my first ARC conference and it will not be my last. I was blown away by the quality of speakers and topics presented. RS

I wanted to thank you so much for the opportunity to speak at your annual conference earlier this week. It was such a great event, and I had a fantastic time and am so grateful for the tremendous hospitality. KB

Nice party :) Just wanted you to know you had an excellent event - heard lot’s of positive comments. M

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Welcome to the ARC on the Web!

Who we are:

The Arkansas Recycling Coalition (ARC) unites large and small companies, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and individuals in a common effort to promote REDUCE, REUSE, REPURPOSE and RECYCLE as the primary means of SUSTAINABLE waste management in Arkansas. The unique blend of over 200 members promotes a sharing of ideas and understanding of diverse interests and needs.

Where we have been:

The ARC was formed in 1989 in response to the need for comprehensive information and programs on reduce, reuse,recycle, and waste reduction. The original effort was spearheaded by Ozark Recycling Enterprise, Inc. through a Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation grant.

Where we are going:

The ARC is committed to assisting members in improving their reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle opportunities, recycle skills and techniques through education, special studies, research and the exchange of ideas and technical knowledge. The ARC has pledged to educate the general public and members of government and the business community about the economic and environmental significance of recycling.

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