2023 SUMMER FORUM
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Recycling Contamination Reduction Technologies in Action
June 15, 8:45am - 4:00pm
McMenamins Edgefield Blackberry Hall
2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale, OR 970601
June 16, 9:15am - 4:45pm
Meet at Oregon Convention Center
Join AOR for a two-day technology-focused forum and tours! Register for one or both days!
DAY 1: This day will be divided into two parts. The morning will be an AOR event, with breakfast and lunch provided in the price of registration. The afternoon will be a free event sponsored by DEQ.
Morning (8:45am - 1:30pm): AOR Member $110 | Nonmember $175
In the morning, we'll learn about technology and AI advancements in the waste industry and how these are helping to reduce contamination and improve recycling.
Confirmed speakers include representatives from AMP Robotics, Prairie Robotics, West Van MRF, Pioneer Recycling Systems, Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative, and Denton Plastics.
Afternoon (2:00pm - 4:00pm): FREE for all registrants. The afternoon will feature DEQ, who will facilitate an in-person with virtual option discussion, "Getting the Trash Out - RMA and Customer-Facing Contamination Reduction." This portion of the day is free, but does require registration for in-person or virtual attendance.
DAY 2 (9:15am - 5:00pm): TOURS ARE SOLD OUT!
|Networking Breakfast||8:45am - 9:15am|
|AOR||Welcome/Intro||9:20am - 9:30am|
|The Big Picture of AI and MRF Technologies||9:30am - 10:00am|
Pioneer Recycling Systems
|Benefits of Optical Sortation||10:00am - 10:30am|
|Eric Chambers, OBRC||AI in Action||10:30am - 11:00am|
|Sam Dietrich, Prairie Robotics||On-Route/Generator-Facing AI and Technology for Improving Recycling Outcomes||11:00am - 11:30am|
|Denton Plastics||A look at the EcoLine: Making More Recyclable||11:30am - 12:00pm|
|Corey Grice, Digimarc
||Digital Labeling Technologies||12:00pm - 12:30pm|
|Networking Lunch||12:30pm - 1:30pm|
|Break||1:30pm - 2:00pm|
|Arianne Sperry, DEQ||Customer-Facing Contamination Outreach Session||2:00pm - 4:30pm|
|Happy Hour||4:30pm - 6:00pm|
June 16 - AOR Members Only - SOLD OUT!
|LOCATION||AGENDA||TIME ARRIVE||TIME DEPART|
|Metro (600 NE Grand)/Convention Center||Meeting point||9:15am||9:30am|
|West Van MRF||10:15am||11:30am|
|Pioneer Recycling Systems||1 hour each group||2:00pm (group 1)
3:00 pm (group 2)
|OBRC||1 hour each group||2:00pm (group 2)
3:00 pm (group 1)
|Metro/Convention Center||Return to Metro||4:45pm|
We are looking for sponsors for this forum. Visit our Events page to learn more about benefits and to sponsor!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Columbia Resource Company is a proud member of the Waste Connections family, which serves over six million customers nationwide. We are honored to serve the residents and businesses of the Vancouver and Washougal areas. Our three locations are: West Vancouver Materials Recovery Center, Central Transfer & Recycling, and Washougal Transfer Station. We provide safe, reliable, environmentally conscious residential and commercial trash and recycling services. Locally operated, we value the people, environment, and relationships we share in the community.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is a state agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon’s environment. DEQ’s mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, land, and water. Oregon’s 2050 Vision for Materials Management exemplifies how DEQ works collaboratively with Oregonians to address environmental challenges, such as pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, related to how we produce, use, and manage materials. In this vision: producers make products sustainably, so every option is a sustainable option; people live well and consume sustainably; and materials have the most useful life possible before and after discard.
EcoSort plays an important part in our area’s recovery of recyclable material. EcoSort is a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) designed to accommodate large quantities of items that can be recovered from the waste stream. EcoSort is open to the general public and waste haulers, accepting debris from construction sites and demolition projects when measured at 6 yards of material or more. This debris is sorted and prepped for recycling. EcoSort also receives demolition material from many construction/demolition companies and building contractors in the Eugene/Springfield area.
Gresham Sanitary Service is a family-owned garbage and recycling company located in Gresham, Oregon. We are celebrating 75 years in business in 2023!
K.B. Recycling is part of the Kahut Waste Services family of garbage companies, providing service throughout Northwest Oregon.
The Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC) is the industry steward of Oregon's nationally recognized beverage container redemption program. We help keep Oregon beautiful by providing outstanding services to our partner distributors and retailers, and to the public for the recovery, reuse, and recycling of beverage containers.
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