State Legislative Days

The importance of recycling’s economic impact needs constant reinforcing. SERDC works with state recycling organizations to help set up legislative recycling awareness days. Members of the recycling industry, including businesses, non-profits, and individuals have the chance to meet with their legislators to discuss interests and recycling issues that matter most. These meetings lead to a more clear understanding of the businesses and jobs in a legislator’s district and the related jobs created. SERDC facilitates the logistics for the events and holds webinars to prepare participants to be most effective in communicating the economic message about recycling. SERDC has led or supported events in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Some of the state events are held annually.

upcoming events

February 21, 2023: Recycling Day at the South carolina statehouse

The Palmetto Club
Columbia, SC

Recycling day at the legislature is a unique opportunity to meet with South Carolina law makers one-on-one. Businesses, industry players, non-profits, and individuals interested in getting to know their representatives and ensuring a healthy recycling industry in South Carolina are encouraged to attend and sponsor. 

CRA & SERDC Members* $0 (Member Benefit, see instructions below)
Non-Members $35

Agenda for Recycling Day, February 21st:

2:30-3:00 pm – Check In (attendees)

3:00-4:30 pm – Presentations

  • Welcome – Mary McClellan, Executive Director, Carolina Recycling Association
  • Regional Impact of Recycling – Will Sagar, Executive Director, Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC)
  • The Impact of Recycling in SC – Anna DeLage, Director, Recycling Market Development, SC Dept. of Commerce Recycling Program
  • Perspectives on Recycling Businesses – TBD
  • Insights on the Statehouse – Rob Smith, Principal Lobbyist, Moore Van Allen Law

4:30-7:00 pm – Reception & Networking with Legislators

Find your legislators and register through the Carolina Recycling Association.  Learn more.

If you are a member of SERDC, please follow these directions on the registration page.

  1. Please select "SERDC Member" as your Attendee Type
  2. Enter the discount code SERDC11se at the top of the summary page (the code is case sensitive).
  3. Click "Apply" and the registration fee will be discounted to $0.

Photos from past events

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