2020 Events


WRED: Outreach with Obstacles, Changing Programs to Meet Needs Webinar

On Wednesday, July 29th from 1:00 – 2:30 PM, join us as we discuss how the world has shifted with the emergence of COVID-19, and like every other industry, the Recycling and Solid Waste world has had to adapt. We went from in-office teams to remote teams who are adjusting to an entirely new way or working to communicate with your customers. With many in person events, businesses, and schools being closed, the recycling and solid waste industry need to find the best ways to educate and reach their customers.

Some of the topics we will be covering are: Outreach via social media platforms, School outreach using virtual methods, supporting food service businesses in Seattle with commercial technical assistance during the pandemic, what has worked best, some humbling lessons learned, and so much more!

Our speakers include: Miguel Nigenda, Cascadia Consulting Group. Sara Gersten-Rothenberg, Triangle & Associates, Joycelyn Chui, ECOSS, Kim Ducote, Resource Stewards, LLC, Lauren Liming, Kitsap County, Becca Fong, Seattle Public Utilities.

Click HERE to Register!


WRED: COVID-19 Impacts on the Recycling Industry Webinar.

will cover MRF’s perspective and challenges, Municipalities’ and haulers’ challenges and strategies for planning a continuity of operations plan, what the industry and municipalities are doing to protect workers and much more! Speakers include; Laurie Davies, Department of Ecology, Paul Jewell, Washington State Association of Counties, Gary Franks, City of Olympia Solid Waste, Bill Berni, King County Solid Waste, Cyndi Holloway, Waste Connections, Matt Stern, Waste Management, Christopher Piercy, Kitsap County.; Matthew Zybas, Snohomish County, and Kris Major, City of Spokane.

Due to technical difficulties, this webinar is in two parts. Click here to view Part 1 and here to view Part 2

As requested, King County was kind enough to provide their Social Distancing flyer. Click here to view King County’s Social Distancing flyer



WRED: Reduce, Reuse, Reboot! Electronics Recycling in Washington State.

Join WSRA on Thursday February 27, 2020 from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM as we dive into Electronic Recycling! This event will include presentations on the state of electronics recycling, what happens with electronics once you’re done with them, and discussions of what’s on the horizon. We will get a behind the scenes tour 3R Technology’s recycling facility. Added bonus, if you register for this tour, feel free to bringing your electronics to this event to recycle! 3R Technology will be accepting our attendee’s electronics recycling!


2019 Event Highlights


WRED: Networking Morning Coffee at Cole’s Coffee

December 3, 2019  | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM This networking opportunity is free and open to all WSRA members!

WRED: Spokane Industries Facility Tour

December 3, 2019  |  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WSRA’s Annual Fall Policy Forum 

December 17, 2019  |  8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

WRED: Sound Sustainable Farms Facility Tour

September 25, 2019  |  10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

WRED: Nucor Steel Seattle, Inc. Facility Tour

August 27, 2019  | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

WRED: Waste Management JMK Fibers Facility Tour

July 30, 2019  | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM


WSRA  |  Networking Happy Hour to follow 

July 30, 2019  |  3:30pm  | The Harmon Brewing Company

WRED Event | Recology King County Material Recovery Facility Tour

June 26, 2019 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Click here for flyer. Please download release document here. NOTE: You must bring this with you to the tour, signed.

4:00pm Networking & Happy Hour at Two Beers Tasting Room – The Woods


 2018 Event Highlights

The WSRA Fall Policy Forum

A Free Event for WSRA Members December 5, 2018 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
City of Federal Way Council Chambers | 33325 8th Ave South, Federal Way, WA  98003
Presentations from the event HERE

WRED: The Shirt Off Your Back – The State of Textile Recycling, Reuse, and Repair Today

October 30, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
REI Flagship Store | 222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Presentations from the event HERE

WRED: The Paper Chase – The Ins and Outs of Paper Recycling

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | Olympia, WA
Find Presentations and More Information From the Event HERE

Tour – Sort, Melt, Repeat: How Glass Gets Recycled – Tour of Strategic Materials and Ardagh Group

July 25th & 26th, 2018 | Seattle, WA
View photos on our Facebook Page and find out more about Ardagh’s products HERE.

Tour – Repurpose, Reuse and Recycle; the Washington State Surplus Operation

June 28, 2018 | Washington State Surplus | 7511 New Market St SW, Tumwater, WA 98501

2018 Conference and Trade Show – Navigating the Waves of Change

May 20-23 | Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WA

ContaminationFest 2018 – From Consumer to Bin to Truck to MRF

March 29, 2018 | LeMay Pierce County Refuse, Tacoma, WA
Find Presentations and More Information From the Event HERE


Tour – Nucor Steel Seattle

Friday, February 9, 2018 – Nucor Steel Seattle Inc.


Upcoming Events

October 27, 2020  | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
WRED EVENT: Product Stewardship On the Ground, How it Works

November 2-3, 2020  | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
40th Annual Conference - VIRTUAL Edition!
Conference Registration  | Exhibitor Registration

November 17, 2020  | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Legislation and Me at High Tea
A legislative 101 coupled with a fun, interactive afternoon tea and baking contest!




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