5th Annual Resource Recovery Roundtable
Commissioner Tommy Adkisson
May 26, 2005
Over the past roughly twenty-five years some of you have joined me to fight what I would refer to as the "Decennial Landfill Fight". Why decennial? Because this is about how long it takes to use-up the permitted landfill space granted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
First, we fought the Tessman Road Landfill in East Bexar County, then the new Covel Gardens Landfill in West Bexar County and finally the Rosillo Creek Landfill which is a permitted site for a landfill but is not open at the present time. But just allow enough of the same old non-recycling habits to set in and presto, we have another landfill operation in our community. To avoid unnecessary landfilling, I have organized five annual gatherings of some of the most astute thinkers and doers in the area of reducing, reusing and recycling!
So, for the fifth year in a row I am proud to inform you that AACOG, Bexar County, City of San Antonio, the Corporate Recycling Council, Keep Partners Beautiful (formerly Keep San Antonio Beautiful) are teaming up to bring you the 5th Annual South Texas Resource Recovery Roundtable.
It will be held one week from this Friday, on June 10, 2004 at St. Philip's College Heritage Room. Registration is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:05 a.m. The Conference ends with the Luncheon Speaker wrapping-up at 1:00 p.m.
The purpose and goals of the Roundtable are to:
- Emphasize Resource Recovery and its Growth Potential.
- To highlight resource recovery as an everyday occurrence,
- To highlight new items that are being recycled and new places that are participating in recycling our valuable resources,
- To encourage innovation and changes which further promote earth friendly resource recovery.
Topics will include:
- Recycling at Large Events;
- Recycling in the Electronic Age – Cell Phones and Computers
- Recycling documents
- Bottles and Commodes
- Apartment Recycling
- Composting and Food Waste
Please join us and help end the present over dependence we have on our urban (or rural) landfills!