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.

RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 16, 2020 in place of the postponed in-person 2020 College & University Forum.

Click here to learn more and to register for the webinar.

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

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 2019 at Wellesley College: Recycling in Public Spaces and Dormitory Areas
  • 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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