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
New location this year!


 Keynote Speakers:

Mark Lichtenstein, President of the National Recycling Coalition
Moving Forward on National Diversion Rates

Rachel Hering, Cooperative Teamwork for Recycling Assistance
Cooperative Infrastructure & Marketing for Recycling in Rural Areas

 Conference Topics:

Oklahoma Outlook, Commercial-Scale Composting, Event Recycling, Composting Food Waste, Office Recycling, State Agency Recycling & Data Collection, Bin Loan Programs, EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge, Managing Recycling Volunteers, City of Oklahoma City Office Recycling Program,  Oklahoma’s 50 Shades of Green, and more, including an Expert Q&A Session


University of Central Oklahoma – Recycling & Sustainability Programs
Minnick Materials – Commercial-Scale Composting Facility

Click Here for Program Agenda

Click Here for Online Registration


2014 Registration Fees 

Oct 09, 2014 Fee Structure Pre-register by 09/25 Pre-register by 10/02 Register after 10/02
OKRA Member Registration $40 $40 $55
Non-member Registration $60 $60 $75
Student Registration $15 $15 $20
Exhibitor Fee $200 $400
Non-profit Exhibitor Fee $75 $125

Continuing Education Credits
Six CEUs will be offered toward SWANA certification

Lodging for out of town participants:
Rooms have been reserved at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Edmond
$94 King or Double/Queen or $104 King Executive Suite, plus taxes
To take advantage of these special rates, call the hotel before 9/24/14 at 405-341-4818
Ask for the OK Recycling Association room block or book online via this link
Book your group rate: OK Recycling Association >>

Share the 2014 Conference Press Release
Download press release here


Thank You 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


Arkansas Recycling Coalition Conference
September 29-October 1, 2014, Eureka Springs, AR


Texas Recycling & Sustainability Summit
October 6-8, 2014, Arlington, TX


Assn. for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Educ.

October 26-29, 2014, Portland, OR