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Anna Shirley 
Carolina Recycling Association 


Tuesday March 29, 2011 at 8:00 AM EDT
Friday April 1, 2011 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Registration Prices:


Attendee (Member): $345


Attendee (Non-Member): $415


Exhibitor 1 booth - 8x10 

(Member): $950


Exhibitor 1 booth - 8x10 

(Non-Member): $1,195


Exhibitor 2 booths - 8x20

(Member): $1,670


Exhibitor 2 booths - 8x20

(Non-Member): $2,095


Speaker - Single Day

Free on the day you speak


Speaker - Full Conference Registration: $175


Tabletop Vendors: $150


The Embassy Suites North Charleston and Charleston Area Convention Center

Embassy Suites


Embassy Suites/Charleston Area Convention Center 
5055 International Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29418

Driving Directions 

The Embassy Suites is now full.  CRA has negotiated group rates at other nearby hotels:   


Hilton Garden Inn 

(843) 308-9330 or  register online 


Hyatt Place

843 302-8600 or register online 


The Residence Inn - Charleston Airport

(843) 266-2862 

Register for a Studio King Suite 

Register for a Studio Queen Suite

Register for a One Bedroom King Suite

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Carolina Recycling Association's

21st Annual Conference and Trade Show:

Everything Old is New Again

Greetings from the Carolina Recycling Association! 

Welcome to our Conference Home Page and Online Registration Portal. We are very pleased to bring you our 21st Annual Conference and Trade Show: Everything Old is New Again.

On this page, you can find out more information about the many exciting events happening at this year's conference. Scroll below to find links to our Preliminary Program, Exhibitor Brochure, Sponsorship Brochure, and Golf Tournament.

 The Programs Committee, lead by SC DHEC and NC DEAO has planned six plenary sessions to discuss key issues relevant to the recycling industry today including: national recycling trends, markets, packaging, plastics, and innovative strategies from our neighboring states. Our breakout session topics will cover commercial recycling, incentive systems, glass recycling, food waste, composting, C&D recycling, electronics, apartment and event recycling, recycling new commodities, and more! 

At the workshops and tours, you can learn everything from how to set up a pharmaceutical collection program from the Household Hazardous Waste Council to seeing Geocycle's Dorchester County facility where non-hazardous waste is converted to fuel, or visit the neighboring Kiawah Island Golf Resort to hear about their award-winning sustainability program and take a kayak tour of the natural surroundings.

Save your Thursday evening for more networking time during our Lowcountry reception at the lovely waterfront Charleston Maritime Center on Charleston Harbor. If you crave shrimp and grits and lowcountry fare, this event is not to be missed!

Please click on the link below to register as an attendee, speaker, or exhibitor. For more information, call CRA's Anna Shirley toll free at 877-972-0007.


Special Thanks to Our Conference Sponsors



 Santee CooperNC BevSC BevCoca Cola ConsolidatedCoca Cola RecyclingAmerican RecyclingBMWCaraustarCharleston County                 fcrOmni SourceKesslerResourceful Clear StreamWaste Management Recycle AmericaNucorResource Recycling SystemsUnified


We have many opportunities for Conference Sponsorship.

Please contact Anna Shirley at 877-972-0007 for more information.

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A few notes about our new online registration program:  

  • You are encouraged to register in advance. Registration will be cut off on March 23. If you register in advance, but choose to pay at the door, you will  not incur an on-site registration surcharge. If you do not register in advance and register at the door, you will incur a $25 on-site registration surcharge.
  • You will be able to pay for your registration online via credit card through PayPal. You may also pay via a mailed check to CRA or bring the check with you to the conference.
  • If you wish to select additional events /items such as workshops, tours, the Golf Tournament, additional exhibitor registrations (beyond the 2 complimentary registrations) or guest meal tickets, you will receive one separate invoice for your total additional event fees. This invoice will be sent to you via email from CRA's PayPal account. Like your  conference registration fee, you will have the option to pay via a credit card on PayPal, a mailed check or pay with a check at the door.
  • If you have any questions while you are completing your registration, please call Anna Shirley at 877-972-0007 or

Conference Information

Would you like to know more about our the Conference Agenda along with session descriptions, workshops and tours? Click here for a copy of the full Preliminary Program.

Are you interested in an Exhibit Booth? Click here for the Exhibitor Brochure. You may register by pressing the Register Now button above. Select your booth size. You will be asked further information about your registration for a booth under the "Exhibitors Only" section.

Are you seeking an opportunity to partner with CRA as a Sponsor? Click here for the sponsorship brochure. Many CRA members find great value in our sponsorship opportunities, especially since beginning with the Corporate Level, an exhibit hall booth is included in your sponsorship benefits package.

Looking to compete in the Golf Tournament? The Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, March 29 at Patriot Points Links on Charleston Harbor. Cost is $125/player, $475/team. Includes green fees with golf cart, range balls, tee gift, lunch, hole prizes and awards for top three teams. Questions? Contact Dave VanDeventer at 877-972-0007 or

Donate an item to the Silent Auction:  We are going paperless - No more aution forms! Click here to register your donated item. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Cutshaw at

Volunteer During Conference: Please contact Chris Hodgdon to discuss volunteer opportunities at

Booking your Hotel Room: The official conference hotel, the Embassy Suites is now sold out. Neighboring hotels are offering us a group rate. Booking information is located in the red bar on the left of this page. 


Thank you for your interest in the CRA's 21st Annual Conference and Trade Show! We will see you in North Charleston in March!

Best Regards,

Carolina Recycling Association