Oklahoma Events & Activities

OKRA’s 2014 Oklahoma Recycling Conference

Increasing Diversion: Events, Offices, Rural Areas
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Nigh Center, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond

Click Here for Program Agenda


Download 2014 Presenter PowerPoints

Oklahoma’s 50 Shades of Green – Michael Patton (email us)
Commercial-Scale Composting with Food Waste – Jason Huffaker
EPA Food Waste Recovery Challenge – Stephen Sturdivant
Grassroots Organics Collections – Terry Craghead (email us)
Oklahoma State Agencies & Governments – Nicholas Warren
The City of Oklahoma City Recycling Program – T.O. Bowman
Cox Convention Center & Chesapeake Arena – Carrie Stewart & David Ellsworth
Cooperative Infrastructure & Marketing for Rural Areas – Rachel Hering
Special Event Bin Loan Program – Jeanette Nance
Managing an Army of Volunteers – Matt Albright
Woody Guthrie & OKC Arts Festival – Kelly Dillow


Thanks Again to our 2014 Conference Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor:
University of Central Oklahoma

Gold Sponsors:

Oklahoma Dept. of Environmental Quality

OSU Physical Plant Services

Silver Sponsors:

Batliner Recycling
Republic Services

Bronze Sponsors:

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
City of Stillwater
Covanta Energy
Keep Oklahoma Beautiful
OGE Energy Corp.
SWANA Oklahoma Chapter

Copper Sponsors:

Ardmore Beautification Council
Natural Evolution, Inc.


Previous Oklahoma Recycling Conferences

Recycling Trends: Past, Present & Future

October 17, 2013, Stillwater
Final 2013 Program Handout

Sustainable Recycling: Proven Solutions for Oklahoma

October 12, 2012, Stillwater
Final 2012 Program Handout

Recycling Across Oklahoma: Urban, Suburban & Rural
October 13, 2011, Stillwater
Final 2011 Program Handout

Oklahoma Connections: Sharing Local Solutions
October 15, 2010, Stillwater
Final 2010 Program Handout

Recycling Through a Recession
December 8, 2009, Stillwater
Final 2009 Program Handout

Community Recycling: How to Make it Happen in Oklahoma
October 30, 2008, Oklahoma City
Final 2008 Program Handout

Other Related Conferences


National Sustainable Materials Management Summit

May 12-13, 2015, University of Maryland, MD


Colorado Association Summit for Recycling

June 7-9, 2015, Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa, CO


Oklahoma Composting Conference
Late Summer, 2015, Date & Location T.B.D.


Oklahoma Municipal League Conference
September 22-24, 2015, Tulsa Convention Center, OK


Texas Compost Camp

September 22-24, 2015, Buda, TX


Resource Recycling Conference
September 28-30, 2015, Indianapolis, IN


Arkansas Recycling Coalition Conference & Trade Show
September 30-October 2, 2015, Little Rock, AR


Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference
October 14-16, 2015, Chicago, IL


Texas Recycling & Sustainability Summit
(No Summit in 2015)


Assn. for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Educ.

October 26-28, 2015, Minneapolis, MN


New Mexico Recycling Biennial Conference
June 2016 (date/location t.b.d.)