Save the date for the Kentucky Recycling Symposium on the campus of the University of Pikeville on the afternoon of April 13 and the morning of April 14, 2023.

The symposium will cover the state of recycling in the Commonwealth. The goal of the symposium is to bring together interested parties to improve recycling across the commonwealth.

To register for the Symposium:

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To see the agenda for the symposium, please scroll to the bottom of the page. 



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Solid Waste Coordinators of Kentucky


Hampton Inn
831 Hambley Blvd.
(606) 432-8181
Approximately .5m (1 minute) from campus.

Other hotels located within 5 minutes are: 

The Landmark Hotel:

The Holiday Inn Express & and Suites of Pikeville:


Thursday April 13th

8th Floor, Bears Tower

  1. Welcome and Introductions (12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.) 

Introduction by Dr. Burton Webb

2. State of Recycling in KY – Recycling is NOT dead! (1 p.m.-2:45 p.m.) 


  • Will Sagar (Southeast Recycling Development Council)
  • Kyle Hines (Tri-Arrows Aluminum)
  • Darin Steen (KY Division of Waste Management)
  • Amy Sohner (Bluegrass Greensource)

3. Break/Networking- Refreshments Provided (2:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.)

4. Panel Discussion: Recycling at Various Organizational Levels  (3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)

Moderator: Will Sagar (Southeast Recycling Development Council)


  • State: Gary Logsdon (Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection)
  • County: Reggie Hickman (Pike County); Angela Muncy (Boyle County; Solid Waste Coordinators of Kentucky)
  • Municipal: Pete Flood (Louisville Metro Department of Public Works)
  • Academic:  Charles Atkinson (University of Pikeville)
  • Corporate/Industry: Sammy Holaschultz (O-I); Sara Massey (Kentucky Bottlers Association); Jeff Snyder (Rumpke)

5. Grant Funding in the Commonwealth (4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)


  • Gary Logsdon (Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection) 
  • Darin Steen (KY Division of Waste Management)

6. Dinner and Social Networking- (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.)

Broken Throne, Throne Room
211 Main Street, Pikeville, KY 41501; 

10 minute walk from Bear’s Tower or short drive with ample parking
Music provided by the UPIKE Bluegrass Ensemble 

7. Evening Entertainment:
Bowling at the UPIKE Sportsplex (optional: UPIKE sponsored; shoes and bowling balls available) (8:00pm – 10:00pm) 

UPIKE Sports Complex
58 Power Dr, Pikeville, KY 41501

Friday, April 14th

8th Floor, Bears Tower

  1. Heavy continental breakfast(7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.)
  2. Importance of a State Recycling Organization (SRO) (8:30 a.m.-9 a.m.)


  • Wendy Worley (Recycling and Materials Management Section, NC Department of Environmental Quality)

3.Experience from State Recycling Organization Representatives  (9 a.m.-10 a.m.)


  • Mary McClellan (Executive Director, Carolina Recycling Association)
  • Lincoln Young (President, Rockwood Sustainable Solutions;Tennessee Recycling Coalition)

4. Group discussion/breakout (10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.; refreshments provided)

Facilitator: Will Sagar (Southeast Recycling Development Council)

5. Closing remarks and wrap-up (11:30am) – Lunch on own