RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts regularly hosts regular College & University (C&U) Forums. These forums are particularly useful for facility managers, dining service operators, and recycling and sustainability coordinators to network and discuss waste reduction topics.

To suggest a topic for a future C&U Forum, sign up for the C&U mailing list, or find out more information, please contact the RecyclingWorks hotline at (888)254-5525 or email

The 2019 College & University (C&U) Forum will be held from 8:30 am-12:30 pm on March 7 at Wellesley College. Click here to learn more and to register for the event.

Visit the RecyclingWorks Colleges and Universities page for case studies and other information to help expand recycling and food waste diversion at your school.

Past RecyclingWorks College & University Forums

  • Spring 2017 at Smith College: Prevent Wasted Food in Campus Dining
    • Panel on Food Waste Prevention Tools and Strategies
      • Smith College – Andy Cox, Director of Dining
      • University of Connecticut – Michael White, Assistant Director of Residential Dining
      • Williams College – Joey McClain, Unit Manager, and Ang Sherpa, Sustainability Student
      • Worcester State University – Jason Coombs, Senior Director, and Meghan Thulin, Chartwells District Marketing Manager
      • UMass Amherst – Brittany Florio, Senior Sustainability Coordinator
    • MassDEP Updates – Sean Sylver,  Solid Waste Branch, MassDEP
    • Smith College Campus Sustainability – Emma Kerr, Sustainability Coordinator
  • Fall 2015 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Food Donation and Mattress Recycling
    • Food Donation
      • BMPs for Food DonationJosh Cook, Green Business Specialist for RecyclingWorks in MA
      • Worcester Polytechnic Institute– Joseph Kraskouskas, Director, Chartwells Dining Services
      • Framingham State University– Ralph Eddy, Food Service Director; Julianna Coughlin, Food Waste Reduction Coordinator; Meghan Skeehan and Leah Forristall, Students
      • Veteran’s Inc– Jason Palistsch, Government & Public Affairs Specialist
    • Mattress Recycling
      • State Contract for Mattress Recycling– John Fischer, MassDEP Branch Chief, Commercial Waste Reduction & Waste Planning
      • Clark University– Jenny Isler, Sustainability Coordinator
      • UMass Lowell– Tyler Arrigo, Sustainability Coordinator
      • United Teen Equality Center (UTEC)– Ed Frechette, Chief Innovation Officer at UTEC
    • EPA Updates and Food Recovery Challenge Awards– Christine Beling, Project Engineer at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1

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