Collegiate Recyclers Coalition

The Mission of the Collegiate Recycler’s Coalition (CRC) is to promote sustainable resource use through waste reduction, reuse, and recycling on college campuses and to facilitate networking, exchange of information and strategic action.

History: The CRC was founded in 1990 by a group of  concerned collegiate recycling coordinators with the goal of sharing information to develop more comprehensive and supportive waste reduction and recycling programs across North and South Carolina. Since that time, the CRC has hosted multiple conferences, increased its membership every year and successfully grown to become a well-respected organization in the recycling community.

Upcoming Events:

CRC Monthly Virtual Chats! Please join us for the next chat on Monday, Feb 28 at 11am. If you would like to be added to these calendar invites please email Jennifer Maxwell at [email protected] Hope you can join us!

CRC Annual Workshop, Coastal Carolina University

March 21, 2022, 9:00am-3:00pm

The annual CRC Workshop and Tour will take place at Coastal Carolina University, a true leader in the field of collegiate waste reduction and recycling. Participants will enjoy a variety of presentations, networking breakfast and lunch sessions, followed by a campus tour. Pre-registration is required and includes transportation, breakfast, and lunch. If you are registering for this event, you will not be able to attend any other tours or workshops on this day. DON’T FORGET to bring your university SWAG for exchange at the workshop, and SWAG and displays for the CRC booth in the expo hall! We want to be sure we have lots of beautiful displays in our booth this year. Transportation will be provided from the Convention Center.
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Past Presentation Archives:


University of South Carolina Waste Reduction and Recycling Efforts: USC Waste Management Program

University of South Carolina Eco-Reps- Eco-Brick Program:

SC DHEC Food Waste Prevention: Don’t Waste Food SC

Appalachian State University: Adapting Programs to Meet the Needs of Changing Market Demands

B.J. Tipton, UNC Chapel Hill: Responding to Market Changes

Emily Burnett, NC DEACS: Recycle Right NC Campaign

Bringing Ecobricks to UofSC by Claire Windsor, University of South Carolina

Student Leadership and Sustainability, by LuAnna Nesbitt and Thanh Schado, Appalachian State University

Collaborative Change: Sharing our journey from zero recycling to recycling in ALL residence halls, by Eduardo Andrade and Clifton Dial, St. Andrews University

Don’t Throw Away Your Bottle, Wear It!, by Yash Gudimani, University of South Carolina

Louis Brems – The Citadel
SY 18-19, Citadel, Recycling


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Chair- Jennifer Maxwell, Sustainability Program Director @ Appalachian State University

Please email Jennifer to be added to the listserv!