Upcoming MRCC Events

MassRecycle members with a campus connection are highly encouraged to join MRCC meetings. These events facilitate information-sharing and networking that enhances intra-campus collaboration and drives recycling, zero waste, and waste reduction goals. You can find future MassPSC meetings & events on our calendar.

February MRCC Vendor Fair

Join the MRCC community and select MassRecycle member-vendors to learn about the products and services they offer to make your campus waste-diversion efforts easier. This virtual fair will be structured as short presentations by vendors with time for folks to connect in small groups with specific vendors for further discussion and questions. Once finalized, the list of presenting vendors along with their area(s) of expertise will be posted here.
Who can attend: 
Campuses & Municipalities:
MassRecycle college & university members as well as MassRecycle municipal members from communities who host a campus/institution in their city or town are also welcome to register for this or any MRCC event. This meeting is free, but only open to MassRecycle members. Registration is required.
Vendors participating:
  1. Black Earth Compost
  2. Busch Systems
  3. Data Recycling of New England
  4. Helpsy
  5. Rezzi
  6. Reuzzi
  7. UTEC, Inc.

MRCC Winter Virtual Workshop

Date: December 19th

Time: 1pm to 3pm

Location: Virtually on Zoom

Who can attend: MassRecycle College & University Members, as well as, MassRecycle Municipal Members from host communities. Not a member?  You can join below. This meeting is free, but only open to MassRecycle Members. Individual memberships are acceptable with the promise of working towards an organizational membership.  Registration is required.

Agenda

  1. MassRecycle President’s Welcome
  2. Speaker: Dona Neely, The Great Exchange presentation
  3. Speaker: Kortni Wroten, UMass Chan Medical School presentation
  4. Breakout sessions: Networking Opportunity
  5. Regroup from breakouts to share
  6. MRCC Survey update
  7. Vendor fair: Looking for input

Speakers

Dona Neely, of the Great Exchange in Devens, will be speaking at the next meeting of the MassRecycle Campus Collaborative. The Great Exchange is an invaluable resource for campuses. They work with institutions to divert everything from furniture to office supplies, and a host of other interesting articles. This unique relationship not only keeps these bulky items out of the trash, but it places them into the hands of organizations that need them.

Kortni Wroten, Sustainability & Energy Manager at UMass Chan Medical School is responsible for implementing the university’s Sustainability and Climate Action Plan and the campus’ sustainability program, Growing Green. The Office of Sustainability has been working on strategies to reduce the amount of waste by increasing diversion through recycling and surplus management. UMass Chan is exploring options to donate surplus supplies and equipment through its partnerships with organizations like The Great Exchange and Partners for World Health.

MRCC FALL Workshop

Meeting Notes

Date: October 18th

Time: 11am – 1pm (lunch to be provided)

Location: Northeastern (directions, parking and transportation instruction to be sent prior to the event)

Details: MassRecycle is pleased to host the first (official) MassRecycle Campus Collaborative (MRCC) Meeting at Northeastern. The MRCC is focused on bringing together campus stakeholders (from sustainability, facilities and other departments) to facilitate information-sharing and networking that enhances intra-campus collaboration and drives recycling, zero waste, and waste reduction goals. This is the last free meeting before membership is required to participate.

Agenda:

  • 11:00AM – 11:05AM Welcome
  • 11:05AM-11:10AM Introduction to MassRecycle Team managing MRCC (Gretchen, Sarah, Laurie, Sue)
  • 11:10AM-11:20 What is MRCC and why should you join
  • 11:20AM-11:30AM Q&A
  • 11:30AM-11:45AM Presentation
  • 11:45AM-12:00PM Q&A
  • 12:00PM-12:05PM BREAK
  • 12:05PM-12:35PM Workshop
  • 12:35PM-12:55PM Report out from workshop groups

Topic: Operationalizing your waste goals

On a campus sustainability programs live and die by operations. In this topic we explore how to integrate programs into the fundamental operations of the campus so they last well beyond the original program founder. We will look at topics such as:

  • Getting buy in from facilities & operations
  • Navigating bureaucracy
  • Building the business case for programs

Speakers: Sarah Healey, Boston University & Susan Higgins, Northeastern

They will provide insight into specific programs at BU and Northeastern and how they have worked to integrate those programs into the operations of the campus.