Event: Innovative Business Development for Reuse and Recycling

Feb 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Recycling

Innovative Business Development for Reuse and Recycling presents this program as part of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)’s effort to implement the State Solid Waste Management Plan, Amended 2006.

At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010, in the Russell Hearing Room at DEP Headquarters, at 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106, Terry McDonald, St. Vincent De Paul Society of Lane County, Eugene, Oregon, will discuss Innovative Business Development for Reuse and Recycling.

Terry McDonald has been Executive Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County since 1984. Under Terry’s leadership St. Vinnie’s has grown into the largest non-profit humanitarian agency in Lane County, Ore., with 350 employees, over 950 units of affordable housing, five emergency service programs, eight retail thrift stores, a vocational services department, and six distinct recycling and reuse programs.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County is an internationally recognized leader in developing waste-based businesses that responsibly reuse and recycle products, create jobs and generate revenue to support the agency’s charitable mission. The agency has found creative ways to reuse and recycle unusual items such as mattresses, candles, single shoes, industrial off-cuts from textile and wood products manufacturing, window glass and much more. Join Terry to learn more about these programs and how they could be replicated in Connecticut. St. Vinnie’s is currently seeking partners interested in mattress recycling and other landfill diversion programs.

Following Terry’s presentation will be a discussion about business development opportunities in Connecticut around reuse and recycling.

Directions and Parking.
Please note, you will need to check in with the security guard, so give yourself some extra time.

For additional information, please contact Sherill Baldwin at sherill.baldwin@ct.gov or 860.424.3440.

This event and other meetings of the Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee (SWAC):

  • Assist the Department in implementing the Plan.
  • Identify emerging issues and solutions; and,
  • Provides an opportunity for businesses, communities and individuals to participate in the process.

The SWAC membership is open to all and all meetings will be held in an open stakeholder forum. Regular SWAC meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (except for July, August and December) at the DEP’s Offices at 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT. See the Advisory Committee Information and Schedule for upcoming meeting information and minutes and presentations from previous meetings.

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