AISWMD Retreat and Annual Business Meeting

  • 01 Oct 2019
  • 02 Oct 2019
  • Abe Martin Lodge, 1810 State Road 46 East, Nashville, IN 47448


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed

Onsite will be available. 

AISWMD Retreat and Annual Business Meeting

Registration Fees: Member ($215), Nonmember ($375), TUES Workshops ($25)
Fees increase September 9

Monday, September 30, 2019

Pre-conference gathering @ Big Woods

  • Join retreat attendees from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Big Woods (44 N Van Buren St., Nashville, IN 47448). Food and drink are on your own.

Tuesday, OCTOBER 1, 2019

 10:00 am

Social Media Boot Camp: Effective Social Media Strategies for Solid Waste Districts*
This is a comprehensive look at popular social media platforms and the benefits/tricks/tools to get the most out of them. We will discover how to create a Social Media Strategy vs Plan and walk through identifying goals for our chosen social media platforms.

 11:30 am     

Lunch on your own
Need ideas for lunch? Click here for suggestions.

 1:00 pm           The Nature of Teaching: A Standards-based Food Waste Curriculum*
Workshop participants will receive an overview of The Nature of Teaching Purdue Extension program, with a focus on the food waste program area. Participants will receive hands-on experience with 2-3 STEAM standards-based food waste lesson plans targeting youth grades K-8. All lesson plans will connect food waste to natural resources and the environment using engaging collaborative hands-on activities. All lessons and lesson assessments can be downloaded for free from Email Rebecca at for more info.
 2:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
Education/Outreach Sharing Marketplace*
During this session learn from other districts and get ideas for outreach, marketing materials, adult outreach and school-based programs. The session is designed as a browsable market so that you can focus on the exhibits that are most pertinent to you and your district.

Directors: Best Practices for District Directors*  
The new directors guide will help all directors, new and seasoned review requirements and responsibilities. There's bound to be some new information for all directors. Bring your questions to this session.

 4:00 pm  Explore the park - Dinner on your own
 8:00 pm

Play games, make 'smores or build your own trail mix but remember to bring your own refreshments!

*Sessions will be at the library (Brown County Library, 205 Locust Ln, Nashville, IN 47448)

Wednesday, OCTOBER 2, 2019

8:30 AM   Annual Business Meeting
8:55 AM AISWMD Partner Updates
9:15 AM

Volunteers and Recycling at Public Events
The Indiana Recycling Coalition's Allyson Mitchell will discuss ways to utilize volunteers, their lessons learned from volunteer recruitment & management, and share the IRC's plans to find, develop, and share recycling-smart volunteers with our SWMD members all over the state.

Dan Graeter from GT Environmental will discuss successful volunteer usage under Keep Montgomery County (Ohio) Beautiful’s Environmental Crimes Task Force, Litter Cleanup trailer, and tire buyback program. 
Allyson Mitchell, Indiana Recycling Coalition
Dan Graeter, GT Environmental

10:30 AM Break with Exhibitors/Check out
11:00 AM

Consistent Marketing
Contamination in recycling is a growing problem, and one of the ways Rumpke is working to combat incorrect items in recycling is by consistent communications. Learn more about how Rumpke is working with local stakeholders within its MRFshed to ensure everyone is sharing the same information.
Molly Broadwater, Rumpke

11:45 AM Lunch with Exhibitors
12:15 PM    Short Hike 
Stretch those legs after lunch. 
12:45 PM 

Who’s Doing What in This Wonderful World of Solid Waste Management
From increasing recycling and waste diversion rates to improving Environmental Education throughout the great State of Indiana, Solid Waste Districts are doing amazing things! Join Jennifer Lawrence as she highlights the similarities and differences in programs and services offered by fellow SWMDs as we celebrate the uniqueness of Indiana Solid Waste Districts.
Jennifer Lawrence, Boone County SWMD
District Round Table
Whether you want to share your expertise, leave feeling inspired, or you want those burning questions answered, you won’t want to miss these roundtable discussions!
Roundtable Topics include:
Material Marketing
Working with your Board and CAC

2:00 PM 

The Future of Recycling Markets: An Expert's Perspective
What is the future of recycling markets? Have we hit bottom? What can we do to protect our community's recycling program while the market trends turn around?
Ben Pedigo, Rumpke 
Pat Coppedge, WestRock Indianapolis Recycle

2:45 PM  Break with Exhibitors
3:00 PM  Safety in the Workplace
What should you do when something unexpected happens in your workplace? Get tips from Indiana State Police officer, Bill Lux. 

Bill Lux, Indiana State Police

3:45 PM Wrap up
4:00 PM  Adjourn


Don't forget to order your shirt. All orders must be received by September 18. 

ROOM RATE: $104.99

Abe Martin Lodge - Group Code is 1001AI. To make a reservation go to or call 1-877-563-4371 between 8am-8pm.

Reservations should be made by September 1. 


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