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The Tennessee Recycling Coalition Board of Directors is pleased to announce Amber Greene as the newly appointed executive director of the organization. The new executive director role, a part-time position, expands Greene’s current environmental profile as Chester County’s Solid Waste & West Tennessee Regional Recycling Hub Solid Waste director and Keep Chester County Beautiful executive director. Greene has served on the TRC board since 2013.

“Amber’s passion and knowledge of environmental issues, and her active leadership with key recycling and litter prevention organizations, makes her completely qualified to take on the duties of executive director for the Tennessee Recycling Coalition,” Lincoln Young, president of TRC, said. “Amber has been contributing to the success of TRC for many years,” Young continued, “this just makes it official.”

A graduate of Bethel College with a Bachelor of Science in business management, Greene has more than 19 years’ of experience in the environmental field. She completed the University of Martin West Star Leadership Program and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Solid Waste Professional Certificate Program. Greene serves on the Tennessee Solid Waste Directors Association Board and Tennessee SWANA Board.

“This is another opportunity to connect the solid waste, recycling, and litter prevention/education industries and counties in Tennessee,” Greene said. “The synergy of these organizations enables me to help grow the businesses and make a lasting impact on our great state.”

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Updated: Sep 1

The TN Recycling Coalition appreciates our exhibitors, sponsors, and everyone who attended the 34th Annual Conference in partnership with the TN Chamber of Commerce & Industry. We hope you enjoyed learning about the latest environmental updates, hearing from our well-regarded speakers and panelists, attending the exhibitor hall, and networking with our diverse attendees. To our members who were unable to join us, below are some photos from the conference, and articles written about the sessions. We hope to see you next year in August at Gatlinburg, TN for the 35th Annual Conference.

Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful Receives State Recycling Award for Cigarette Litter Prevention Project with Dollywood — Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful (

ISustain Partners with Dollywood

ISustain and Dollywood Parks & Resorts presented their recycling partnership at the Tennessee Recycling Coalition's August 2023 Annual Conference. Dollywood Park faces unique recycling challenges due to their expansive property size, the sheer number of employees and guests visiting each day, along with the diversity of waste and recyclables generated onsite. Through its partnership with ISustain, Dollywood has expanded its recycling efforts across its theme park. Working together these creative recycling solutions will eventually expand to include Dollywood’s Splash Country and supporting Dollywood facilities. This partnership helps Dollywood continue to improve its sustainability practices and minimize its impact. For more information, please visit the ISustain website.

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Updated: May 11, 2022

Welcome to the newly designed website for Tennessee Recycling Coalition. We are so excited that you have visited and look forward to getting to collaborate together to bring recycling education, training, and networking to the great State of Tennessee. Be sure to subscribe, so you don't miss out on any TRC updates.

Please feel return frequently to the site as we look to continue to add valuable recycling information to the site. Our goal is to try and let the TRC site be a resource to all our members, industry, municipalities, and individuals as you work to creating a better environment in TN.

What to expect:

We are going to start with the basics. Soon you will find templates for recycling carts, educational flier templates that can be printed off and used in your business, LEED waste planning template, Industrial Sustainability and Recycling Template. Basically a general toolbox of resource to aid you in your daily work.

From there, we have been working on developing a statewide member directory which will be a valuable resource to allow you as a member to have knowledge of who does what in TN as it relates to sustainable materials management and recycling.

Thank you for joining us and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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