Explore how to successfully setup up K-12 school recycling with an eye towards system design and overcoming logistical obstacles.


Carolyn Dann, MassDEP

Carolyn Dann has worked for MassDEP as a Municipal Assistance Coordinator since 2001. Prior to that, she worked for 11 years as a national consultant on household hazardous waste program planning and facility design. Carolyn also spent 6 years as a financial analyst and project team leader for a waste-to- energy and recycling facility developer.

Kathi Mirza, MassDEP

Kathi Mirza is a Municipal Assistance Coordinator for MassDEP. Since 1998, Kathi has provided technical assistance to 44 municipalities south of Boston, supporting programs that reduce waste and increase recycling and composting. Kathi has a Masters from Tufts University, a BS from Boston College, and serves as co-chair for MassRecycle’s SE Municipal Recycling Council.

Take part in the stellar technical workshops of R3 Conference. Exhibitors enjoy over 3 hours of time dedicated to networking with break snacks being served in the Exhibit Hall, lunch and the social hour. The five tracks are color-coded and matched to a corresponding room, as seen below in the map.


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