8:30 am - 12:00 pm


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College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street, Worcester, MA, 01610

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Registration is open! The College of the Holy Cross will host the Spring 2018 WasteWise Forum. The WasteWise Forum, which is a joint program run by RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will focus on two topics:

  • Materials recovery facility (MRF) updates for businesses with a focus on increasing material quality and reducing contamination. The materials recovery facility panel discussion segment of the forum will also be available via webinar. Click here to register for the webinar.
  • Corporate/Institutional Office Furniture and Equipment Reuse Best Management Practices

Learn how your business can improve recycling quality and reduce contamination to help insure your recyclables are marketable. Attendees will provide input on the steps corporate and institutional entities can take to maximize opportunities for reusing furniture to help develop guidance that will be posted to the RecyclingWorks website. The EPA will also recognize 2017 National WasteWise and Food Recovery Challenge award winners from Massachusetts.

There will be opportunities to network with local businesses, furniture and equipment reuse service providers, and local MRF operators.

If you wish to attend the WasteWise Forum in person, please register using the registration form below.
If you are unable to attend the forum, you can register for the MRF panel discussion webinar here.
Please direct questions to info@recyclingworksma.com or call 888-254-5525.

Location: The Hogan Conference Center, Suite A/B/C – 4th Floor.


8:30am – 9:00am Registration & Light Refreshments   

9:00am – 9:45am Welcome, Updates, & EPA Awards  
College of the Holy Cross, John Cannon
EPA, Janet Bowen
RecyclingWorks in MA, Lorenzo Macaluso
MassDEP, John Fischer

9:45am – 10:45am Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Panel Discussion and Q&A (This panel discussion is also available via webinar. Click here to register for the webinar)
MassDEP, John Fischer, Moderator
Casella Waste Systems, Abbie Webb
Waste Management, Chris Lucarelle
E.L. Harvey & Sons, Ben Harvey

10:45am – 11:15am Networking Break

11:15am – 11:45am Corporate/Institutional Office Furniture and Equipment Reuse
Best Management Practices Development

RecyclingWorks in MA, Emily Fabel

11:45am – 12:00pm Furniture Reuse at the College of the Holy Cross
College of the Holy Cross, Joan Anderson

12:00pm Closing Remarks

WasteWise is a national EPA program, co-sponsored in Massachusetts by MassDEP, that encourages businesses and institutions to reduce waste.


Bookings are closed for this event.