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The Tennessee Recycling Coalition or TRC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting recycling and sustainable materials management practices in the State of Tennessee. We are a coalition of many industries, companies, and individuals networked together to raising recycling as the standard in Tennessee.

We recognize that recycled materials have value and contribute to the economic well-being of all Tennesseans. Recycling promotes and sustains jobs, adds to the revenue of local governments by growing the tax base and through the sale of collected commodities. Recycling further enhances the personal wealth of all Tennesseans through cost avoidance of landfill tipping fee charges. Ultimately, it also protects the environment by keeping the materials out of the landfill.

TRC works in partnership with the local, state, and federal governments to provide resources, education and outreach for the recycling message. We are proud of our accomplishments and strongly support the manufacturing industries in Tennessee through our partnership messages. These messages promote high quality feedstock that fuels their manufacturing.                                                                                   


2015 TRC 26th Annual Conference


The host hotel, Marriott Cool Springs currently has limited availability on Monday night (2/23/14).  Our overflow hotels are Courtyard and Residence Inn Marriotts both located in Franklin.  Please contact David Norman, Marriott Sales Director for more information, T: (615) 435-0649|F: (615) 778-0034 | david.norman@marriott.com .


The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is offering up to 8 CEUs for participating in the entire conference including the pre-conference workshop and the post-conference tour.  Click here to download the form.


Download Guidebook from iTunes App Store or Google Play Store, then download our conference guidebook, http://guidebook.com/g/o5gtb7xv.  You can also use your QR reader to do the same by scanning this image:

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Sign up NOW for our annual conference, Feb. 22-24, 2015 at the Cool Springs Marriott in Franklin, TN. Go ahead and register now!  


Our guest speaker is famed cartoonist Guy Gilchrist.  Click here to find out more about Guy and his work!


Our exhibit area will include the first ever Green Marketplace.  A couple of examples of what you can expect to find here are Rhoades Cars and handbags crocheted from plastic bags.


Join Graci Phillips and Oh! Darling for an Up-Cycling workshop! Projects include glass bottle wind chime, wine cork keychains and as set of water color coasters.


Our own board member, Jeff Ezell, Recycling Coordinator with Metro-Davidson will be taking you on a tour of Waste Management's River Hills Materials Recovery Facility immediately after the conference adjourns on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.  You don't want to miss it!

TRC Releases First Annual Report

TRC is pleased to release our first annual report.  What has TRC accomplished in 2015?  We think you'll agree membership in TRC and being a part of our network is a great value after you take a look at our Annual Report.

TRC By-Law Amendments

The Board of Directors of the Tennessee Recycling Coalition is proposing amendments to the current By-Laws.  These Amendments can be found here.

Among several items, one of the most significant by-law changes is to reduce the size of the Board of Directors to a total of twelve (12) by the 2016 annual conference.  The Board will accomplish this through attrition; six (6) retiring board members will be replaced by only three (3) in 2015 and the same in 2016 through the nomination and voting process at TRC's annual conferences.  A smaller board will provide greater efficiency and better functionality.

Members please click here to cast your vote now.

Recycle Bank and Earth911

Find over 1,000,000 ways to recycle on Earth911.com, host of the largest and most accurate recycling directory. From batteries to motor oil to paint to plastics, you can find recycling and proper disposal information for more than 300 products using our expert-verified database. 

Earth911.com also writes daily stories to keep you in-the-know and up-to-date on the latest trends, ideas, tips and tricks to make your green lifestyle choices simple. Visit Earth911.com today to get a jump start on the easiest way to go green: recycling.

Single Stream Recycling Video

New to recycling or want to know more about recycling and waste?  Click here for an informative and well made YouTube by Cumberland County Solid Waste Department.

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