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20 March 2023

The National Waste & Recycling Association’s (NWRA) Chairman’s Council is a networking group for senior-level employees of privately held solid waste and recycling companies. The yearly Chairman’s Council tour gives these select NWRA service members an opportunity to visit industry facilities and gain insight into how other companies and municipalities perform day-to-day operations. Additionally, tour participants will network with NWRA’s chairman and staff as well as other industry leaders via education sessions, meals and fun activities.


$300 (Please note this event is only open to small and midsize service members.)


March 20

Chairman’s Council attendees arrive at Hyatt Place Wilmington/Riverfront.

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception on the Riverfront.

March 21

7:30-8:30 a.m. Working breakfast at Hyatt Place Wilmington/Riverfront. During the breakfast, Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) CEO Rick Watson will give a PowerPoint presentation on the history of the Delaware Recycling Center (DRC), a pivotal piece of DSWA’s role in recycling in Delaware.

8:45 a.m. Depart hotel for DSWA tours.

9:00-10:00 a.m. Tour of DRC Environmental Education Center, which includes a classroom with multimedia equipment. At the center, the education staff presents a range of information on DSWA facilities, programs and DSWA’s partner companies Republic Services and Revolution Recovery. The ultimate goal is to inform both children and adults about what happens to trash once it is thrown away and just how important it is to recycle.

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Tour of Revolution Recovery C&D Materials Recovery Facility, where construction and demolition (C&D) waste such as wood, drywall, metal and carpet are processed and baled. All of the sorted and baled material is then sent to different facilities/markets to be recycled into new products.

12:00 p.m. Catered lunch at DRC Environmental Education Center.

1:00-3:00 p.m. Tour of Republic Services Materials Recovery Facility, where household recycling is sorted and baled.

3:15 p.m. Depart back to hotel.

4:00 p.m. Riverfront walking tours and networking.

6:30 p.m. Group dinner at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront.

March 22

7:30-8:30 a.m. Working breakfast at Hyatt Place Wilmington/Riverfront. DSWA Chief of Engineering Lynsey Baer will give a PowerPoint presentation about the design of Cherry Island Landfill.

8:45 a.m. Depart hotel for Cherry Island Landfill and Cherry Island Gas Plant Tour.

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Cherry Island Landfill and Cherry Island Gas Plant Tour. Cherry Island Landfill is a sanitary landfill that was opened in 1985 and takes commercial and residential waste from New Castle County. The landfill collects approximately 3,000 cubic feet of land II gas (LFG) per minute, and nearly half of the LFG collected is utilized by Cummins Power Generation to generate power for the Croda Atlas Point Facility.

12:15 p.m. Depart back to hotel.


Please make room reservations at Hyatt Place Wilmington/Riverfront (760 South Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801) by February 21. Please note that our room block could fill before that date. Reservations can be completed by clicking here or by calling 302-803-5888 and asking for the room block for the National Waste & Recycling Association.


For further information on sponsorships, please contact Mallory Szczepanski at mszczepanski@wasterecycling.org.

When and Where
  • 3/20/2023 12:00 PM EDT
  • 3/22/2023 12:00 PM EDT
  • Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront
  • Wilmington
  • DE