WSRA Conference & Trade Show

Past Conferences: 

 2019 | 2018 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013



Building for Success: Using Code to Improve Multifamily Recycling
Speakers: Angela Wallis; Seattle Public Utilities, Sarah Kirby; Metro Oregon, Jenna McInnis; City of Kirkland, Andrea Lei; Cascadia Consulting
PowerPoint Presentations:
WSRA_AOR Presentation 2019_MF Code.pdf
MF Code Conference Presentation.pdf
Cascadia WSRA AOR 2019_MF Policy and Code_DRAFT.pdf


Let's Get Serious about Conscious Consumerism
Speakers: Elizabeth Szorad; Recology CleanScapes, Geneviece; EcoCollective, Summer Hill; Ecollective, Shawn Hill; Liberty Bottleworks, Anakumpa Freedom Gupta-Fonner; Design by Freedom
 No PowerPoint presentations available at this time.


Contamination Reduction
Speakers: Laura Tucker, Jefferson County Public Health, Meggan Uecker, Clallam County, 
No PowerPoint presentations available at this time.


Shared Space Collection: Tracking, Trainings and Tools to Reduce Contamination and Increase Participation 
Speakers: Hannah Scholes; Waste Management, Karissa Jones; Waste Management
Part 1:Title: Multifamily Composting "Simple Steps to Success" 
IPart 2: Title: Solutions for Shared Spaces: Tracking Diversion when you have a Shared Container
Speakers: Deanne Fultz; Engie, Chelsi Tryon ; Engie
No presentations available at this time.

Reducing Food Waste in Schools
Speakers: Dale Alekel; King County Solid Waste, Erin Hislop; Triangle Associates, Kendra Tyler; US EPA Region 10
No presentations available at this time.

Sorting Through Data: Elevating our waste diversion programs by understanding how our campus generates and disposes of waste.
Speaker: Liz Gignilliat; UW Recycling, University of Washington
 WSRA 4-29-19 Sorting Through Data.pdf


Policies to address the Recycling Crisis, Waste Reduction, and other Issues
Speaker: Heather Trim; Zero Waste Washington, Paul Jewell; Sego Jackson, Alli Kingsicher; Dept. of Ecology
WSRA Conference Presentation 04.30.19.pdf


Cart Tags for a Less Contaminated Tomorrow
Speaker/s: Lindsay Chapman; Spokane County, James Tieken; City of Spokane, Steven Gimpel; Waste Management
Speakers:  Joel Kohlstedt; Waste Management, Stacy Ludington; Clackamas County Sustainability and Solid Waste, Cody Marshall, The Recycling Partnership
 #3b_Partnership Tagging Presentation 4.22.19.pdf


Addressing Contamination Through Training and Experience
Speaker: Julie Gilbertson; Ciity of Vancouver
 No presentations available at this time.


Creating Unified Waste Education and Planning at Four College Campuses
Speakers: Alex Thomas; Community Colleges of Spokane
 WSRA Presentation.pdf


Why Recycling Isn’t “Broken”- An Economist’s Perspective
Speakers: Dave Claugus; Pioneer Recycling Services
 Recycling Isnt Broken v.2.pdf


David Allaway Closing Keynote Session
Zero Waste, or Zero Wastes? The Unintended Consequences of Focusing on Landfill Diversion

AllawayD_WSRA Plenary 052019.pdf





2018- 38th Annual WSRA Conference & Trade Show

May 20-23, 2018 | Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WA 

Keynote and Plenary Presenters

Allen Langdon 
Recycle BC
Ron Vance
Martin Brown


Kelsey Ternes & Wendy Dubrow
Climate Reality Project

View the Full Conference Brochure HERE

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

Sessions - View the 2018 Presenters HERE

2017- 37th Annual WSRA Conference & Trade Show

May 7-10, 2017 | Red Lion Hotel, Pasco, WA 

Keynote Presenters

Jordan Figueiredo
Ugly Fruit and Veg Campaign
 Gerty Coville 
King County Solid Waste
 Eugenia Bogazzi

 Socorro Medina
Seattle Public Utilities

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Check out Photos from the 2017 Conference HERE

Session Presentations 


2016 - 36th Annual WSRA Conference and Trade Show

May 15-18, 2016 | Wenatchee Convention Center, Wenatchee, WA

Keynote Presenters 

Hannah Ubl
Yoram Bauman, Ph.D

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Check out Photos from the 2016 Conference HERE


2015 - 35th Annual WSRA Conference and Trade Show 

May 17-20, 2015  | The Davenport Hotel, Spokane, WA

Keynote and Plenary Presenters

Sue Beet Atkinson, 
SBM & US Zero Waste 
Business Council
Alexa Kielty, 
City and County of 
San Francisco
Alli Kingfisher, 
WA Dept of Ecology
Gretchen Newman, 
WA Dept of Ecology
Janine Bogar,  
WA Dept of Ecology

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Check out Photos from the 2015 Awards Gala and Fashion Show



2014 - 34th Annual WSRA Conference and Trade Show 

May 4-7, 2014 |  Hilton Vancouver, Vancouver, WA 

Keynotes and Plenary Presenters

Grant Baldwin & Jen Rustemeyer, 
Just Eat It, Peg Leg Films
Jerry Powell, Editor, 
Resource Recycling Magazine
Susan Choi, 
Director of National Accounts, 
America Chung Nam
Bob Kovich, Broker, 
Jordan Training
Patty Moore, President & CEO, 
Moore Recycling Associates
Matthew Stern, 
Area Recycling Director, 
Waste Management

Galen Emanuele, President, Shift Yes

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Check out Photos from the 2014 Conference HERE 


2013 - 33rd Annual WSRA Conference & Trade Show

May 12-15, 2013 | Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA

Keynote and Plenary Presenters

Chad Pregracke, Founder & President,
Living Lands and Waters 
David Allaway, Policy Analyst,
Oregon Dept of Environmental Quality
Eric Lombardi, Executive Director,
Eco-Cycle, Inc.
Chaz Miller, State Programs Director,
Environmental Industry Associations
Galen Emanuele, Marketing Director,
Upfront Theatre

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Check out Photos from the 2013 Conference HERE
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